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.
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.
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.
We have this problem with Survey Pro. Only thing to do is do an edit to look at the line detial for the end station. I have and still trying to get guys at my current company to use DXF. good luck
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