Trimble TSC7 with Access 2019.01
There's probably more than one way, but you can stake to line or stake or arc using that end of the line or arc you are wanting and use the option for azimuth and distance instead of north/east.
There is not more than one way, there are no ways to do this that I am aware of. When you use the stakeout arc or line function in Trimble Access I can not find any option to display on the screen the distance to the end of the arc or line. It would be a much more user friendly interface if this were possible. Is there any way that Trimble could add this additional display to the software???
still on TSC2 here, but If we can do it on the TSC2 it should be possible on the TSC7.
if you configure your display for station and offset along the line or Arc.
When you work in the map screen and tap the line you will stake, be sure you tap the line somewhere on the side closest to the endpoint you want to stake.
In the stake screen you.ll get your station distance from this endpoint and your offset. you only need to walk to station distance 0.
Dito for Arcs.
I’ll see if I can Add some screenshots tomorrow.
Thanks for the suggestion. This is what I do now. With the technology of the TSC7 and the additional screen space, you would think that Trimble would be able to add an additional line of information showing the distance to the end of line/arc so you don't have to "work around".
This was a feature of the Geodimeter data collector 20 years ago. It doesn't make sense to me to take steps backwards with newer data collectors.
Does Trimble ever make updates to the software based on user input? Anyone that uses a TSC2, TSC3 or TSC7 for field layout would love to have this added.
Great explanation. I interact often on these forums and often come across users with problems providing very little detail of their issue: software/version used, data format/origin, coordinate system, equipment models, etc. so you’re probably dealing with similar.
I’ve asked my equipment vendor to pass along numerous enhancement requests and bugs over the past 3 years though haven’t had a request for additional information.
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I did receive a very large list of requests from you via Ted/Steve in August last year. And Joe has talked to me about you in regards to beta programs.
With regards to the large SHP file issue you mentioned, I did ask for a sample file to check it out, but never got one, it's quite possible the request for this never made it back to you though. If you'd like to email me the file I would like to check it out. As for all the other items - we're chipping away at some of them as we can.
FYI on Zoom previous I begged the programmers for more than just one undo / CTRL Z - and unfortunately, they ignored me and I moved on - you have to pick your battles sometimes. There is always so much to do! If we get more people asking for this though - it can always make it back onto the list.
Thanks for the feedback.
Rob, I can't see your email address to forward SHP files.
Thanks for getting back to me with more details.
I can see why you want more information displayed here - but we also need to consider how this sort of request impacts other customers that aren't interested in this info, and don't want the clutter. The only real solution I think is to let you guys configure what you want on the screen - which is something I would like to do, although it's a lot of work and if you are not very careful can make the software more complicated. Anyway we'll certainly consider this when we are working in this area next.
A couple of other points. From the screen where you set the stake method, we have a DETAILS button that will show you the details of the line, including length. Is this perhaps a better way to check the length if you are only interested occasionally? If you say you need it all the time, then perhaps it is useful on the stakeout screen.
Do you realise that if you set the method to Station on the line, then from the arrow on the station field you can pick the start station or end station - aka the end of the line. If you press the STA- STA+ button it will also tell you when you get to the start or end of the line with the option to stop and stake the ends? Does this help a little perhaps??
We have loads of ways to key in arcs, including from the map and from the Key in arc menu, and one of the Methods is Two points and radius. Rather than add more Stake arc methods, would you be able to just Key in the arc first, and then stake the keyed in arc?
Please let me know if some of these suggestions help, and if not which ones and why.
To be able to configure the screen would be an amazing upgrade!!
Using the DETAILS button is what I am doing right now, but I am always interested in where I am in relation to the end of the line. Having this information on the stakeout screen would be very helpful.
I do use Station and Offset for stakeout, and the beginning and ending station is very helpful, but I do not always need to stake a specific station, so most of the time it is faster to stakeout to the line and just get in the ballpark of the station I am looking for.
As for the arc, we have the option to stakeout a line by two points (without having to Key in a line first), just thought it would be useful to be able to stakeout an arc the same way. Most times I am only staking out an arc one time so it would be slightly faster to not have to Key an arc in, then stake it out.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I work the same way on the TSC2. It would indeed be very helpfull. An alternative way could be to add a button in the same screen to switch orientation of the line, so that if you see you reach the endpoint you switch direction and can walk towards a distance of 0.00 from start of line.
Good feedback Todd and Christof, thanks.
Having a button (in the stakeout screen) to switch directions is another thing on the list of enhancements we'd like to do.
I think the Geodimeter refline software allowed the entry to an arc to stakeout by the 2 end points and entering the radius. The few times I've staked arcs with TA, I found it cumbersome to have to go define arcs, then remember the name and type in the name to stakeout. Though I prefer to stake by selecting graphics of a DXF file.
It would be nice for TA to be able to stakeout the radius point of an arc within a DXF file.
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