DaViper Posted May 12, 2017 Share Posted May 12, 2017 Morning gents! So I was needing to regenerate a survey map with quadrant bearings so that I can setup our total station and shoot and locate some pipes in the ground for later reference. My first grab was our pinnacle CAD software that we use to design parts thinking surely it would do it. It does everything. But I found this will become a HUGE mess. So I figured I might see if Chief can do this, and sure enough, looking at some forum posts, it appears so! So let me explain what i'm trying to do, then onto the questions. Lots are never a perfect square, but total stations work with Cartesian coordinates (XYZ). I want to recreate the survey, then define my own local coordinate system so once I setup my machine on known points, I can shoot in locations of certain monuments (pipes, etc), and can relocate them at will. I would like to add notes to points and add a Z depth as well. So onto the questions. 1. Because I would like to reference depths, should I start with a plan and ignore the layout tools? 2. It looks like you set your polyline settings for quadrant bearings? If so, is this going to be the best route? I want to not only define my lot, but also create a center-of-road line, and true N bearing just as a reference. 3. Once I have this laid out, I would REALLY like to set either a relative or global origin on a certain point just to make life easy. I can certain add dimensions to every detail, but that gets exhausting and what is typical in the survey world is a point chart simply with a basic layout map, and their XYZ locations, so it would be dandy if I could generate a point chart? I would like to put certain points in a certain layer, then be able to somehow obtain their position values? Now, I should clarify that a total station does NOT really spit out bearings but the software or data collector can calculate them once points are defined, but I don't need to do any of that. Just layout my survey, then drop some points. What I would LOVE to do is for my local setup, simply use one of the property lines as a "baseline" which is an established X or Y zero line. I have other options but I like simple. I don't think Chief will allow me to adjust the origin in this way? But it would be nice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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