How can I transfer (download) measured data from total stations 'Trimble' and "Leica" to AutoCAd Civil 3D 2013? Must I find a module from the sites of these manufacturers? Or how can I change from total stations formats to the Feald Book format? Thanks all who can hel me!
Try the Home tab -> Create Ground Data panel drop down -> Survey Data Collection Link.
Thank you, Andrew Puller! But among geodesic insturments in the list I couldn't find new instruments. Can I update this list with anyway?
most surveyors now import their point files (Name, Easting, Northing, Elevation, Description) in a *.csv format ommitting the *.fbk format. The first has more options for creating linework in the field, but won't let you adjust your field data in C3d.
Use the equipment manufactures software to down load and process the data. Export in PXYZD.csv format then import in to C3D.
The manufactures software allows all the capabilities of the instrument to be used. Mixed GPS and TPS measurements, Free Station, 2 point Resections, Multi point Resections, Reciprocal Leveling, Smart Station setups, Solar Leepfrog. We use GPS in the open and then do a Smart Station setup to get coordinates in to the Total Station so we can continue surveying under the trees or in deep canyons. When you come out in the open again tie to GPS coordinate and continue.
I use Leica Geo Office, Bear Creek, TDS for processing and Move3 for QC and Adjustments on surveys; from up to 20 crews using a number of different instruments and survey methods required for large scale 3D seismic grid surveys.
First all crews must be using the same Codeing and Description Key Set and this must be setup to match the drawing template. (Good job for a rainy day it take a long time to get all the Code formats to match so they will work.) But it worth it.
Surveyor / Programmer
Note that with csv format and the suggestions so far works good for land points, name, X,Y,Z and a description. Now if you are doing your electrical towers and need to include other information that you gather while out there then it might be easier to export to Shp format from the Trimble software. Example if you need size, construction type, year build, height, number of lines etc. Then import or data connect to the shp files.
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