I thought someone stated that there was going to be "fix" in Civil 3d 2014, so that we would be able to do this convertion. We use some Leica total stations from time to time, and we can not and have not been able to convert these raw files like we where able to in LDDT 2009.
There is Survey Link available from the Survey pulldown menu in C3D. This is the same as it was in LDD and was commonly used to convert various raw data formats. Have you tried this?
Just played with it for a second, change the file extension to .gsi (Leica GSI Raw Data) and convert it to a .rw5, then to a .fbk with survey link and see if that works.
Change the extention to .fbk
I did the same steps and got the same resulting file. I can't import it to a database however, since the coordinates for the setup/backsight points are not included.
dkaven, does the resulting fbk work for you?
You did not say what Model of Leica Total Station You are using.
The 1100 and 1200 series instruments you should be able to export to RW5 or FBK from the instrument.
You can go to the Leica GeoSystems web site and down load the format files to load into the instrument.
On the Leica Instrument Convert Menu you should have these options.
1. Export Data from Job
There should be about a dozen diffrent formats avalable GSI8(Angles,Distances, TH,IH,Code) GSI16(Angles,Distances,TH,IH,Code,X,Y,Z), and bunch of Leica Formats for Road Runner and Stake Out Reports.
Need to check with your Leica Dealer to make sure current Instrument Firmware and Software is installed.
Prefered method of processing Leica Instrument Data is to use LGO LeicaGeoOffice. Using LGO allows all the capabilities of the instrument to be used. Free Station, Resections, SmartStation.
Leica had the old LGO v.4.0 on their web site for free down load or most dealers will give you a copy. (It processes data from optical instruments) The new Version 8 Processes GPS and SmartStation data and applys Geoid and Datum corrections but is costs about $8000.00
I work in a lot of remote areas without control so, we mix GPS and TPS data. Set control with GPS and apply an OPUS correction, tie local control and apply local datum corrections.
Jim (a Wild /Leica Guy for 40 years)
Leica GPS1230gg, TCRP1201R1000,T2002/DIRO3002S
SuperMicro Dual Xeon Workstation
Thanks, for all the information... I will try all this out and post my results. I do know we are using both 1100's & 1200's. I was out of the office for sometime so sorry for the slow reply.
Thanks to all,
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