Matt McLean

Tip of the Week #62 - Observation Vector Arrows

Blog Post created by Matt McLean on Dec 3, 2018

Hello fellow TBC’ers! Welcome back after a short hiatus. There’s a chill in the air in some parts of the world, others are warming up.

 

This week we take a look into a new feature in TBC v5.0, enabling directional arrows on GNSS baselines, level runs, and total station observation vectors. Sometimes it’s the small things that help most with useability, we on the TBC team hope these features help you out!

 

First, in the TBC Options, accessed from the Quick Access toolbar or under the File dropdown.

 

Check the box next to “Show direction arrows for observations”.

 

This shows an arrow just before each midpoint to indicate direction on each level run, RTK vector, GNSS baseline, and total station vector. In the image below, an example of GNSS baselines (dark blue), total station observations (light green), and level runs (lavender) are shown.

 

Here we have a different project, a loop traverse. Light green lines indicate that multiple measurements have been made and are used, dark green indicate a single observation.

 

When a traverse is adjusted using the Adjust Traverse command, the path of the traverse will be shown in pink to distinguish it from other observations, and mark it as adjusted. There are arrows near the end of each vector showing the direction of travel in the traverse, and upside down triangles indicate each position at which there was a station setup.

 

And that does it!

 

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