Need to know how much flat an
inclined surface is? This shows how to calculate the perpendicular
distance from a measured point to a design 3D plane (defined by 3 points).
Thanks to Glen for spotting the typo!
User defined Leica Formats for
Instrument Explorer for the Pocket PC
Leica Instrument Explorer
enables you to exchange data from a total station to
your Pocket PC or vice versa. Also enables you to view
and edit survey data (e.g. coordinate files, measurement
files) on the Pocket PC.
Supports TPS400 & TPS700
Instruments in the following platforms:
MS DOS prompt executable program to strip co-ordinates recorded in Leica GSI format into CSV format without the need for Survey Office or Excel. Options to output results in metres or to be renumbered.
The Autodesk guide to learning AutoCAD 2010.
The zipped set-up file will automatically install and create a desktop shortcut
to a "Help" style full on-screen tutorial for AutoCAD 2010. Complete with
all of the chapters that are in the PDF documents below.
At the same time, all of the necessary "dwg"
exercise files are created in a learning folder for the user to practice along
An Excel spreadsheet that calculates
the three-dimensional offset of a point from a line determined by two points.
you want to know how far off a line a point is, if the
reference line is not flat. The spreadsheet
calculates the Intersection Point (IP) of the surveyed
Point to the Line at right angles and also displays the
"Chainage" along the line to the IP.
Excel 97 Macro to reduce "Sets of Angles" data recorded in Leica GSI format. The Macro will reduce the raw data to angles, and given the Station and RO information, reduce these angles to co-ordinates in mm or metres.
The zip-file also contains some test data loaded into a worksheet.
FA-122 is the official Casio
software. With it, you can send data from your computer to your calculator and
vice versa. Of course you need an interface cable. The
software can also be used to view .CAT files in a "human" form. Other features
are screen captures, .CAT files edition and creation. To send/receive .FXI
programs, see the FXIWin software below.
A land surveying
suite of software for the FX7400g+. Requires an
interface cable to install the full set of programs
properly. The website also includes access to a
complete user guide to the software and other links.
A selection of 31
of my own programs that can be uploaded to the
7400g Plus via a PC Interface cable (which can be
purchased separately) and FXIWin
The programs include:
Bearings", "Intersection of Lines", "Resection", "Co-ordinate Transformation", "Chainage
& Offset", "Traverse", "Bearing & Distance", "Area", "1
Point Circle Fix", "3 Point Circle Fix", "Curve", "Point
to Plane" and "3D Circle Fix", "Survey" and "Levelling"
There is also a Users Manual
(in pdf format) including a description of the programs, along with some examples
to show how they work and should be used.
programs are being supplied by an ebay user pretending
to be the author.
Casio Interface cables and software
are available to UK customers from "science_studio"
This is a
demonstration version of a remote control program for
the Psion Workabout. The full version can be used
to remotely operate a TCA2003 (or similar) via a serial
cable. The program includes basic remote measuring
to a target (using ATR & Lock) for co-ordinate display,
as well as Tie-Distance and Reference Line (Chainage &
Offset) calculations. At this time there is no
facility to record the results.
version is for the Workabout only and has the instrument
interface code removed. All "measured" angles,
distances and co-ordinates are displayed as zero.
Upload the text-file to the Workabout RS232 via Windows
If you require the
full free version, please contact me and show a
working knowledge of the Leica remote control system or
describe a suitable application or requirement.
This emulator is useful when testing programs written for the Psion Workabout.
However, it only will only run under DOS. This will NOT work in the
DOS window through Windows. Your PC must be able to boot to DOS directly.
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