Sitelink 3D: Creating Tasks

This guide goes over creating tasks for Sitelink3D Enterprise. It will use the specific example of an excavator digging to create a retention pond.

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Sitelink 3D: Creating Tasks

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What are tasks?

  • In Sitelink3D Enterprise, a task can be defined as a phase of construction that a machine or survey rover may be involved in.
    • Mass excavation, finished grading or site leveling are examples of what a task may be defined as.
  • Tasks can be as large (E.G: earth moving) or as specific (E.G: paving lane 1, lift 1) as needed.
  • Sitelink3D Enterprise can track these tasks and give real-time progress reports for each task.
  • Creating tasks properly is critical to generate accurate reports with Sitelink3D Enterprise.
  • Please refer to the guides Sitelink 3D: Creating Regions and Sitelink 3D: Creating As-Built Layers.

Creating a Task

  • Go to Menu > Operations > Tasks.
  • The General tab contains information about the task:
    • Name.
    • Task Type:
      • Earthworks (records all elevation data)
      • Earthworks Cut (only records elevation data lower than the previous lowest point)
      • Earthworks Fill (only records elevation data higher than the previous highest point)
      • Compaction (records data for intelligent compaction)
      • FInshed grading (records all elevation data)
    • Scheduled start date.
    • Scheduled duration.
    • Status: not started, in progress, suspended, completed.
    • Actual start date (automatically filled once a machine selects the task).
    • Unit: area or volume.
    • Schedule quantity.
    • Material (materials for a site can be added under Menu>Site Management>Materials)
  • Go to the Machines tab to assign tasks to specifc machines.
  • Placing the machine in the reserved column will let the machine select any task that has been reserved for it.
  • Placing the machine in the assigned column will make the machine automatically select the task. It does have the ability to change to any other reserved task at any time.
  • Go to the Design tab to edit the as-built layer and design surface being used in the task.
    • Asbuilt layer: Choose a created as-built layer that data will be recorded to. 
    • Design Surface: Choose the design surface to be used in the task.
    • Design surface offset: Apply a vertical offset to the design surface for the task being created.
    • Automtically update the design surface: When changes are made to the design surface, those changes are automatically sent to the control box.
  • Go to the Regions tab.
  • Click on the Regions icon to select the region or regions that will be used for a task.


  • Press Update to save the changes and have the changes sent to the control box.