Land Surveying &
Setting Out Software
for Pocket PCs
Extract Data from a DXF File:
Download & install RMS Software's free "ExtractDXFCoords" PC software from the DownLoads
If you have a CAD drawing of the points you wish to set out, use this software to
generate a file of points which can be processed in a Spreadsheet and /or used in
RMS Software's "Site Engineer" software.
Check the drawing:
Ensure the drawing scale is in the units you wish to use for setting out, probably
feet or metres. Be aware that drawings can often be scaled in millimetres. Re-Scale
Ensure the drawing is positioned correctly - check the coordinates of a control point
you will be using for instance. Move the whole drawing if required.
Add the points to be set out:
Create a unique "Setting Out" layer. Make this the "current" layer- the one you will
be adding text to.
Using Draw Text (or your equivalent) number the points you wish to set out. Using
"attach", precisely position a different number at each point. It's worth thinking
about the order you will want to set them out in at this stage, as extracted points
are sorted in numeric order.
Create a DXF file. This must be an asci (text) versioni, not binary. Normally ascii
Run "ExtractDXFCoords" & follow the on screen instructions.