There are two versions of 4Site Survey, one working directly within AutoCAD (full version) as a plugin and the other as a stand alone edition.
Running on a tablet PC, you can connect a total station or GNNS receiver and use them as a digitiser, seeing your survey appear in front of your eyes. A Code Table which converts your survey codes into detail. Recorded raw data can be viewed in spread sheet displays with limited editing. Processing survey observations include least squares, adjustments and reduction.
4Site is ideal for users wishing to take an AutoCAD drawing into the field for setting out or checking as built surveys. The most popular total stations are supported, converting a “simple” site instrument into a powerful work station. Leica robotic instruments are supported,
allowing remote instrument control, including power searches for prisms.This method of working means you can move away from the instrument to the survey detail. A radio handle with long range blue tooth support will be required. Special care has been taken to design the user interface for both logical interaction, icons for short cuts and query functions that also double up as mini editors.
A Code Table converts survey measurements into CAD detail using your feature codes. This coding system is based on our n4ce software and is carried over to 4Site so Comma Codes and Dimensions are also supported. Points, Lines Symbols, Shapes and different types of text are supported, each with their own layer, style and colour. For example, a manhole can be a rectangular, circular or triangular in shape, with a text label “MH” and a height. Tree symbols (blocks) can be attached to points with a circular shape, to represent the trunk. Sizing is taken from attributes recorded on your instrument. Standard AutoCAD line styles are used.
A project tree stores your data. Stations can be selected from a backcloth, graphically, or imported into the project. These will be seen on the project tree and used in setting out, adjustments and reduction of observations. For the more advanced user, a least squares network adjustment is also available.
If the end recipient of your survey is AutoCAD based then you simply supply the DWG you are working with. Alternatively export options are available for DXF, CSV and EXP which is used to export survey observations into n4ce