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FieldGenius Training Movies

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Introductory Movies
Total Station
COGO Calculations
Measurement Modes
Robotic Operation
GPS Operation
FieldGenius Transfer
Importing Data into MicroSurvey Programs
Creating a FieldGenius Project from MicroSurvey
Collecting Attributes & Using the Feature Editor

Introductory Movies
Starting a New Project
Create a new project
Registering FieldGenius
How to register FieldGenius
Create a new Project
Create a new project, do one simple COGO calculation, select an instrument, set system defaults and complete an Occupy point
Connecting to Instrument
Connect FieldGenius to a Leica 405
Reviewing Coordinates
Show how to review coordinate values for points by tapping on them or using the point database viewer
Demonstrate how to zoom and pan
Point Toolbar
Overview of the Point Toolbar options
Insert a Comment
Insert Comment in Raw file
Import an ASCII file
Import an ASCII file of coordinates for general use in stakeout as setup and backsight points
AutoMap Overview
AutoMap overview explaining how it can be customized and how to use it to to save time
Active Lines List
Shows how to manage your linework with the Active Lines List
Editing the Raw File
Editing an imported FieldGenius file. We will demonstrate how to make some simple edits to a raw file. We also discuss re-coordination.

Total Station
Stake Point
Demonstration on how to stake a point.
Occupy a Point
Show how to occupy a point
Easy Line Work
Quick demonstration of how easy linework is in FieldGenius
Two Line Intersection
New reflectorless 2 line intersections are easy
Line Distance Offset
Designed for reflectorless instruments
Instrument Settings Options
New Options on the Instrument toolbar
Prismless Settings (Reflectorless)
Multiple settings are available for new instruments
Undo Shot During Linework
Undoing shots while collecting lines requires a simple extra step

COGO Calculations
RPN Calculator
Demonstration of how to use the integrated RPN distance/angle calculator
Using the Point Chooser
Demonstrate using the point chooser to select a COGO point
COGO Bearing / Bearing
COGO bearing / bearing intersection
COGO Bearing / Distance
COGO bearing / distance to create a traverse leg
COGO Bearing / Distance
COGO bearing / distance intersection
COGO Distance/ Distance
COGO distance / distance intersection
Closed Figure Calculations
Demonstration of Area and Perimeter calculations on a closed FieldGenius figure
Deleting Coordinates
Deleting recently collected coordinates
Inverse a Line
Inverse Line using inverse toolbar and the pick in drawing tool
Inverse 3 points
Show how to compute a three point inverse.
COGO - Advanced Features
Describe how to recall distances and bearings using the .. format
Perpendicular Offset to a Line
Perpendicular offset between a baseline and a point
Perpendicular Offset - another example
Computer a perpendicular offset using other methods
Tape Measure Tool
Show how to use the tape measure tool.  Very useful for drawing buildings.
Use the Area Calculator to calculate an area and do Predetermined Areas using both the Hinge and Parallel methods.
Use the Triangle Calculator to determine unknown values of a triangle
Use the Coordinate Calculator to convert a Lat/Long to UTM coordinates
Rotate Translate Scale
Show you how to use the Rotate / Translate / Scale command.

Measurement Modes
Measuring a Side Shot
Demonstrate how to record a sideshot using the sideshot and sideshot (auto) commands
Measure a temporary point
Demonstration on how to use the temp mode for taking a shot
Measure Angle Offset
Demonstrate how to perform an angle offset shot
Measure Distance Offset
Demonstrate how to perform a distance offset shot
Quick Measure Mode
An overview of the "Quick Measure" mode that can speed up datacollection
Multi-set demonstration picking up two side shots
Demonstration of the 3 point resection
Benchmark Shot
Show the user how to use the check benchmark
Backsight Check
Show the user how to use the check backsight command
Check Shot
Demonstration of the Check Shot command
Invert Shot
Shooting an Invert
Side Shots with Linework
Sideshots and linework: Example includes different methods of taking sideshots and how to create multiple lines simultaneously
Side Shots with More Linework options
Another example of sideshots and linework

Define a Road Centerline
We demonstrate how to manually define a road centerline
Define a Vertical Profile
We demonstrate how to input a vertical profile for the alignment.
Create a Template
We demonstrate how to create a template that can be applied to any alignment.
Stake Alignment
Demonstration on how to use the stake alignment screen to select design points along the alignment and template.
Stake Point Along Alignment
Demonstrate how to stake points along an alignment.
Cut Sheet Reports
Demonstrate how FieldGenius' cut sheet generator works.
Advanced Template Editing
Demonstrate how to use zone modifiers to produce template widenings and transitions.

Robotic Control and Special Features
Robotic Check Shot
A basic Check shot
Robotic Check Shot and Stake a Point
A basic check shot and then a robotic staking sample
Robotic Multi-Sets - Part 1
An example of the Multi-set capabilities when connected to a robot using multiple prisms
Robotic Multi-Sets - Part 2
Another example of the Multi-set program where measurements are excluded from the computations
Robotic Line Staking
Demonstration of line staking methods using a Robot

GPS Operations
Define a datum to use during your GPS survey.
Connect to Base (Reference) Use a profile to connect to a base receiver.
Program a single point localization transformation
Program Base (Localize Day 2)
We demonstrate to you what to do when you return to a job site that has a localization established.
Program Base with Position
Programming your Base with a known position using position averaging
Program Base with UTM
Programming your Base with a UTM position
Setup Rover Profile
This video shows you how to create a rover profile.
Connect to Rover
This video shows you how to connect to a rover receiver and then goes on to give your an overview of the GPS toolbar.
We show you how to stake a point with your rover.
AutoRecord Feature
Example of how the Autorecord function works with a set distance in the GPS module
RTK Line Staking
Using a RTK GPS system to stake points on a line
Using Linework Buttons with GPS
A quick overview about using the linework buttons during an RTK survey.
OmniSTAR Setup
Show you how to configure FieldGenius to use the OmniSTAR service.
OmniSTAR Seed Point
We show you how to seed a point to help converge your position.

Importing Data into MicroSurvey Programs
FieldGenius to MSCAD 2005
Quick, no frills explanation of how to import a FieldGenius project into MSCAD 2005. This example used the SyncWizard import tool.
FieldGenius 2007 uses TDS format raw files, creates DXF files, and ASCII coordinate files.  This movie shows how you can import a FG project into almost any software.  In this case we are using MSCAD 2005 to demonstrate the steps.
FieldGenius into other software (example 2)
FieldGenius uses TDS format raw files, creates DXF files, and ASCII coordinate files.  This movie shows how to import a FieldGenius project into almost any software.  In this case we are using an older version of MSCAD to demonstrate the steps.
Reviewing the Raw File Part 1
Discuss how to review a raw file that was imported from a FieldGenius project.
Reviewing the Raw File Part 2
Explain point protection during raw file re-coordination.
Reviewing the Raw File Part 3
Show you how and why you would want to use the TDS/FG filter options.
View Imported Coordinates
We discuss what methods are available to view coordinates after importing a FieldGenius project.
Adjusted Point Records
Explains how the AP (Adjusted Point) records are handled by MicroSurvey CAD 2005
Using AutoMap During Import
Shows how to use the AutoMAP library to automatically create layers and add symbols to the drawing during a FieldGenius import.

Using MicroSurvey Transfer or Manual Copy
Show you how to manually move your projects using the explore function in Activesync.
MicroSurvey Transfer
Explain how to use the MicroSurvey Transfer program to download and upload projects to and from your desktop computer.

Creating a FieldGenius Project from MicroSurvey
Discuss how you export data from MSCAD 2005 for use in FieldGenius.

GIS - Collecting Attributes & Using the Feature Editor
Feature File Editor
The external Windows based Feature File Editor makes it easy to set up complex and powerful tables that can be used quickly when collecting data.
Collecting Attributes (GIS)
This movie demonstrates the ease of adding complex attributes to points as they are collected