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dkaven
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Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

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02-11-2014 07:28 AM

All,

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.

 

Thanks,

Thanks,
Danny Kaven
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IanMcClain
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Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-11-2014 08:17 AM in reply to: dkaven

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?

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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dkaven
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Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-11-2014 08:54 AM in reply to: IanMcClain
Yes that's what I've used in LDD 2009. But has not worked since in Civl 3D.
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Danny Kaven
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IanMcClain
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Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-11-2014 08:55 AM in reply to: dkaven

I'm not familiar with the leica format. Can you post a sample file?

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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dkaven
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Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-11-2014 09:21 AM in reply to: IanMcClain

Thanks for the reply. This is the sample of your RAW data files.

 

Thanks,

Danny

Thanks,
Danny Kaven
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dkaven
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Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-11-2014 09:23 AM in reply to: dkaven
Please note I had to change the file typ to TXT from the RAW to attach to the post
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Danny Kaven
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Mpowelljr
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Message 7 of 17 (314 Views)

Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-12-2014 07:32 AM in reply to: dkaven

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

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Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-12-2014 03:43 PM in reply to: Mpowelljr

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?

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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MATRIX3DSURVEYS
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Message 9 of 17 (269 Views)

Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-16-2014 10:17 PM in reply to: dkaven

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

     1.Export ASCII

         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.

 

2.Export FBK/RW5

     Microsurvey RW5

     TDS RW5

     Autodesk FBK

 

3.Export DFX

 

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)

Matrix3DSurveys

Leica GPS1230gg, TCRP1201R1000,T2002/DIRO3002S

IDS2014/ C3D2014

SuperMicro Dual Xeon Workstation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Message 10 of 17 (260 Views)

Re: Converting per 7.5 raw to a fbk civil 3D 2014

02-17-2014 09:58 AM in reply to: MATRIX3DSURVEYS

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,

Danny

Thanks,
Danny Kaven
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