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by surveyjoe
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: FG and Hiper Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

I have used FG with the hiper lite+

Worked very well.

That was about 2 years ago and I don't remember the settings, but bluetooth and spread spectrum radios worked fine.
by surveyjoe
Mon May 11, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: TopCon GTS 900A Compatibility Concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

I use FG2008 with my Topcon AP-L1A robot and am very happy with the program. I have also used the program with the Topcon 800 series robot while my AP-L1A was being repaired..

I know of no limitations of FG2008 with Topcon robots.

You will also need to read the FG2008 user manual.

SurveyJoe
by surveyjoe
Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: Fatal Error on Staking
Replies: 7
Views: 5758

I run FG2008 on a TDS Ranger 500X with a Topcon APL1A robot. I have not experienced any crashes while staking points. My FG2008 and Robot are always in tracking mode with a DXF loaded on the Ranger. I have had strange things happen when I ran FG2007 on my Tracker Xtreme while point staking with my H...
by surveyjoe
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: FG2007 3.0.1 Line Staking Bug
Replies: 4
Views: 4079

Chris, This has to do with Line Staking, not point staking. Try staking a line and you will see what I mean. FG2007 3.0.1 has two different modes to tell the rodman how to move while line staking . The program will either tell the rodman to move left/right to get to the stake line or move in\out to ...
by surveyjoe
Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: FG2007 3.0.1 Line Staking Bug
Replies: 4
Views: 4079

FG2007 3.0.1 Line Staking Bug

When I goto stake settings and set the mode to left/right, FieldGenius tells me to go in or out.

When I set the mode to in/out, FieldGenius tells me to go left or right.

The program is backwards.

Equipment used:
Topcon GTS-3D (non-robotic) and manual mode on Tracker Xtreme.

Thank You,

John
by surveyjoe
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: FG2007 Stake out
Replies: 2
Views: 3121

Under "Staking Settings" set the Staking Reference to "North".

John
by surveyjoe
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: fg2007 'new features'
Replies: 18
Views: 28265

Grant,

Maybe you should try SurveyPro and then you will see just how great FieldGenius is...... or, if you are going to bash MS, maybe private e-mail to technical support would be a better venue.
by surveyjoe
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: Xtreme Hotkey for Backlight
Replies: 2
Views: 3112

Xtreme Hotkey for Backlight

Is there a hotkey combination to turn on/off the Tracker Xtreme backlight?

The documentation is not very clear about this.

Which 8 keys are programmable?

Thanks

John
by surveyjoe
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: 2 more wish items
Replies: 1
Views: 3046

Hi Ned, 1. When I store an RTK GPS point, the GPS measurement screen (where the accepted HRMS and VRMS values are shown) has a box at the top of the screen where the Rover rod height can be changed. I'm currently using FG 2006 2.0.5 Beta "C" and the rod height change stays until I change it to somet...
by surveyjoe
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: GPS Localization
Replies: 3
Views: 4454

Thanks Jason. I thought I was correct. Thank you for the confirmation. If Ned Ferguson (and others) are reading this. Maybe this is the temporary solution to importing point files that contain 2000+ points. Import the point file, localize without storing the localization points (FG2006 2.0.5 Beta A,...
by surveyjoe
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: GPS Localization
Replies: 3
Views: 4454

GPS Localization

Hi Guys.... Especially Jason, If I import an existing ASCII point file into FG2006 and perform a GPS localization, am I correct if I localize on point 1, tap "calculate parameters", localize on point 2, tap "calculate parameters", localize on point 3, tap "calculate parameters", localize on point 4,...
by surveyjoe
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: GPS local.
Replies: 8
Views: 8011

Hi Ned, 1. FG does allow you to move the base point to a new location after localization provided the new base point was shot as an RTK point and has GPS data associated with it. As an example, the other day I set the base unit on point 1 and localized on points 2, 3 and 4. I then shot around 200 RT...
by surveyjoe
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: ASCII Point File Export
Replies: 8
Views: 9128

FieldGenius 2006 Version 2.0.5 is a pre-release beta that has been distributed to a few users for field testing before being officially released.
by surveyjoe
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: ASCII Point File Export
Replies: 8
Views: 9128

Hi Jason, Could you also shed some light on what is being done about the following: 1. When I tap on a point and choose to delete it, FG2006 asks me if it is ok to delete point XXX? You have a great big screen with a lot of empty space on it. Why not list the point parameters such as Northing, Easti...
by surveyjoe
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: ASCII Point File Export
Replies: 8
Views: 9128

ASCII Point File Export

When I export an ASCII point file, why do you only allow the file to be created within the current project folder? I have and always will create ASCII point files in my CAD package and save them to my computer hard drive (D:\survey). When I transfer them to my Ranger, I copy the point file to "disk\...
by surveyjoe
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: problems with radian is
Replies: 2
Views: 3790

I am using a data collection package (FieldGenius) that requires my Radian IS to run at 38,400 baud rate. The factory settings for the Radian IS is 9,600 baud rate. If I have to factory reset the Radian IS in the field, could someone tell me how to setup the Win CE 3.0 Terminal program to communicat...
by surveyjoe
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: really want some input from FieldGenuis users!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 20098

If FieldGenius 2006 will adjust the GPS points with a "new" raw file, then why does the program read every line of a 2000 point coordinate raw file?

Why not just have the program go ahead and adjust the GPS points without reading every line of the point file?

John
by surveyjoe
Sun May 14, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: GPS Scale Factor for Total Station Traversing
Replies: 2
Views: 7698

GPS Scale Factor for Total Station Traversing

Hi, I have a 900 acre boundary survey to perform. I need to set about 20 RTK control points around the project to serve as a check and also the initial and backsight points to locate property corners. I plan to set the base in the center of the project on an assumed coordinate of N 100,000 E 100,000...
by surveyjoe
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: FieldGenius 2006 Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 5269

Hi Ned, Those are very good suggestions. Regarding (1.) Line Tools..... If you have a DXF File loaded into FieldGenius, tap on the DXF line and when the screen changes, tap on the icon that looks like a cylinder with an arrow. FieldGenius will add point numbers to each end of the line. If you tap on...
by surveyjoe
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: FieldGenius 2006 Point Delete
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

FieldGenius 2006 Point Delete

When I goto the coordinate data base and try to delete points FG2006 does the following. I have 1300 points in the database starting at point 331 and ending at point 1736. If I choose to delete point 331, point 550, point 1123 and point 1150 thru point 1730 by entering "331,550,1123,1150-1730" Field...
by surveyjoe
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: really want some input from FieldGenuis users!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 20098

Jason, If I import a 2000 point ASCII file and then delete 1000 of those points, FG is going to 2000 SP records and 1000 DP records into the Raw Data file. If I then localize on 1 point and try to adjust that 1 GPS point, FG is going to take about 30 to 45 minutes to adjust 1 GPS point. By the same ...
by surveyjoe
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: really want some input from FieldGenuis users!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 20098

Chris........

Ned is the owner of the company.
by surveyjoe
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: really want some input from FieldGenuis users!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 20098

Hi Ned Ferguson, If you are using an Allegro CE that runs around 200mhz..... that is the problem with the lack of speed with point files that have around 2000 points. I have FG2006 on the TDS Ranger 200C and if I put my biggest file of 1,900 points, FieldGenius slows down very much. I can open the s...
by surveyjoe
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: RTK Staking ---- Dynamic View???
Replies: 2
Views: 2555

I understand. Maybe you could remove the "red arrow" and all the "red writing" on the screen until Dynamic works as it should. As it stands now, the red arrow does not indicate the direction to travel and the IN/OUT LEFT/RIGHT does not give accurate information. The red arrow will usually point in s...
by surveyjoe
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: FieldGenius
Topic: RTK Staking ---- Dynamic View???
Replies: 2
Views: 2555

RTK Staking ---- Dynamic View???

I tried staking with GPS RTK and srt FG2006 to "dynamic". I like the way the solid blue motion triangle stays moving toward the top of the screen. What does the red arrow indicate that covers the middle of the screen? I don't see anything in the manual that explains dynamic view RTK staking. Wouldn'...