Copan for Windows
Export to Total Station File
Suppose you have some coordfile points that you'd like to set out (or stake out) via a total station.
With this module you can save a group of coordfile points to an ASCII file, ready for transferring to a total station.
While you can simply export the points to an ASCII file using the generic export facility (see § Import and Export)
and then convert the export file using some appropriate external software to the total station format,
here you can copy the points directly to a total-station-compatible file.
To Export Points to a Total Station File
CoordFile | Export to Total Station...
Choose the required Instrument Format:
- Geodimeter .ARE
- Leica .GSI-8
- Leica .GSI-16
Choose whether or not to Include point Codes or Elevations.
Choose whether or not to Use (alphanumeric) point Names instead of (integer) Pnt #s.
Choose the subset of Points to edit — All or a Filtered set
(See § Point Filters).
Optionally Apply Transformation to the points during export. (The coordfile will not be changed.)
Clicking Yes... allows you to enter the transformation parameters (see § Coordinate Transformations.)
Choose other options as appropriate.
Let us know ( at firstname.lastname@example.org
) if you'd like Copan to save point data in other instrument formats.
Please note the software version and release date (see § Software Version) in all communications.
Choosing a Units Flag only sets a flag in the total station file; it has no scaling effect on the coordinate values.
To actually convert from coordfile units to field units, choose Yes... under Apply Transformation and enter an appropriate Units Factor in the other dialog.
While you can choose the coordinate precision of an output file to be between 0 and 9 Decimals,
a Leica GSI file is limited to just 3, 4 or 5 decimals.