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FieldGenius Movies
Posted by Jason Poitras on 07 December 2006 11:53 AM

Introductory Movies
Total Station
COGO Calculations
Measurement Modes
Roads
Robotic Operation
GPS Operation
FieldGenius Transfer
Importing Data into MicroSurvey Programs
Creating a FieldGenius Project from MicroSurvey
Collecting Attributes & Using the Feature Editor

For a best experience please view these movies online.  But you can download an archived file of all the movies from this link.


Introductory Movies
Movie
Last Updated
Description
Starting a New Project
June-2015
Create a new project
Registering FieldGenius
Jan-2012
How to register FieldGenius
Connecting to Instrument
Jan-2012
Connect FieldGenius to a Sokkia 530R
Reviewing Coordinates
Jan-2012
Show how to review coordinate values for points by tapping on them or using the point database viewer
Jan-2012
Demonstrate how to zoom and pan
Point Toolbar
Jan-2012
Overview of the Point Toolbar options
Insert a Comment
Jan-2012
Insert Comment in Raw file
Import an ASCII file
Jan-2012
Import an ASCII file of coordinates for general use in stakeout as setup and backsight points
Export an ASCII file
June-2015
Export a user defined ASCII file
AutoMap Overview
Jan-2012
AutoMap overview explaining how it can be customized and how to use it to to save time
Active Lines List
Jan-2012
Shows how to manage your linework with the Active Lines List
Editing the Raw File
Jan-2012
Editing an imported FieldGenius file. We will demonstrate how to make some simple edits to a raw file. We also discuss re-coordination.
Computing a Volume May-2013 Computing a stockpile volume in the field using AutoMap to assign points to a digital terrain model.
Staking June-2015 An overview of the many options available for point staking in Fieldgenius.
 

Total Station
Movie
Last Updated
Description
Stake Point
Jan-2012
Demonstration on how to stake a point.
Occupy a Point
Jan-2012
Show how to occupy a point
Easy Line Work
Jan-2012
Quick demonstration of how easy linework is in FieldGenius
Two Line Intersection
Jan-2012
New reflectorless 2 line intersections are easy
Line Distance Offset
Jan-2012
Designed for reflectorless instruments
Instrument Settings Options
Jan-2012
New Options on the Instrument toolbar
Prismless Settings (Reflectorless)
Jan-2012
Multiple settings are available for new instruments
Undo Shot During Linework
Jan-2012
Undoing shots while collecting lines requires a simple extra step
 

COGO Calculations
Movie
Last Updated
Description
RPN Calculator
Jan-2012
Demonstration of how to use the integrated RPN distance/angle calculator
Using the Point Chooser
Jan-2012
Demonstrate using the point chooser to select a COGO point
COGO Bearing / Bearing
Jan-2012
COGO bearing / bearing intersection
COGO Bearing / Distance
Jan-2012
COGO bearing / distance to create a traverse leg
COGO Bearing / Distance
Jan-2012
COGO bearing / distance intersection
COGO Distance/ Distance
Jan-2012
COGO distance / distance intersection
Closed Figure Calculations
Jan-2012
Demonstration of Area and Perimeter calculations on a closed FieldGenius figure
Deleting Coordinates
Jan-2012
Deleting recently collected coordinates
Inverse a Line
Jan-2012
Inverse Line using inverse toolbar and the pick in drawing tool
Inverse 3 points
Jan-2012
Show how to compute a three point inverse.
COGO - Advanced Features
Jan-2012
Describe how to recall distances and bearings using the .. format
Perpendicular Offset to a Line
Jan-2012
Perpendicular offset between a baseline and a point
Perpendicular Offset - another example
Jan-2012
Computer a perpendicular offset using other methods
Tape Measure Tool
Jan-2012
Show how to use the tape measure tool.‚ Very useful for drawing buildings.
Jan-2012
Use the Area Calculator to calculate an area and do Predetermined Areas using both the Hinge and Parallel methods.
Jan-2012
Use the Triangle Calculator to determine unknown values of a triangle
Jan-2012
Use the Coordinate Calculator to convert a Lat/Long to UTM coordinates
Rotate Translate Scale
Jan-2012
Show you how to use the Rotate / Translate / Scale command.
Rotate Translate Scale from Control
Dec-2016
Calculate Transformation Parameters easily in the field using point pairs.
 

Measurement Modes
Movie
Last Updated
Description
Measuring a Side Shot
Jan-2012
Demonstrate how to record a sideshot using the sideshot and sideshot (auto) commands
Measure a temporary point
Jan-2012
Demonstration on how to use the temp mode for taking a shot
Measure Angle Offset
Jan-2012
Demonstrate how to perform an angle offset shot
Measure Distance Offset
Jan-2012
Demonstrate how to perform a distance offset shot
Multi-sets
Jan-2012
Multi-set demonstration picking up two side shots
Resection
Jan-2012
Demonstration of the 3 point resection
Benchmark Shot
Jan-2012
Show the user how to use the check benchmark
Backsight Check
Jan-2012
Show the user how to use the check backsight command
Check Shot
Jan-2012
Demonstration of the Check Shot command
Invert Shot
Jan-2012
Shooting an Invert
GroupCode Editor
Oct-2016
How to define, edit and save Groups of Codes
Autostore with GroupCodes Oct-2016 Configure FieldGenius for detailed storage options or quick storage mode for detailed or speedy fieldwork.
Linework with GroupCodes Oct-2016 An example that uses a road topo survey to store linework and seemlessy switch between groups of codes.
Collecting Points with GroupCodes Oct-2016 An example that shows how GroupCodes can be useful for storing GIS information.
 

Roads
Movie
Last Updated
Description
Define a‚ Road Centerline   We demonstrate how to manually define a road centerline
Define a Vertical Profile   We demonstrate how to input a vertical profile for the alignment.
Create a Template   We demonstrate how to create a template that can be applied to any alignment.
Stake Alignment   Demonstration on how to use the stake alignment screen to select design points along the alignment and template.
Stake Point Along Alignment   Demonstrate how to stake points along an alignment.
Cut Sheet Reports   Demonstrate how FieldGenius' cut sheet generator works.
Advanced Template Editing   Demonstrate how to use zone modifiers to produce template widenings and transitions.
 

Robotic Control and Special Features
Movie
Last Updated
Description
Robotic Search  Aug 2017 An Overview of Search Modes in the Robotic Toolbar
Robotic Check Shot  July 2016 A basic Check shot
Robotic Multi-Set  July 2016 An example of the Multi-set capabilities when connected to a robot using multiple prisms
Robotic Resection  July 2016 Perform a resection using known points to determine an unknown point using robotic functions
Robotic Point on Line & Line Staking  July 2016 Demonstration of line staking methods using a Robot
Line Orientation  July 2016 Orient your map screen to reference the line being staked
 

GPS Operations
Movie
Last Updated
Description
    GPS Configuration Movies

Coordinate Systems

Aug-2013 Watch how to define and test a User Defined Coordinate System in FieldGenius.
Configure Reference Profile June-2015 This movie will demonstrate starting FieldGenius for the first time and configuring an Instrument Profile for connecting with your Base, or Reference Receiver.
Configure Rover Profile Radio  June-2015 Use this feature to create and store an Instrument Profile for connecting with your Rover Receiver using a UHF radio for an RTK link.
Configure Rover Profile Network July-2015 This movie will demonstrate starting FieldGenius for the first time and configuring an instrument profile for connecting with your rover while using a modem in the receiver for an RTK link using a cellular network and the internet.
Configure Rover Profile Data Collector Internet July-2015 This movie will demonstrate starting FieldGenius for the first time and configuring an instrument profile for connecting with your rover while using a wifi, mifi or cellular modem connection to the internet onboard your data collector for an RTK link.
    Base and Rover Movies
Use Averaged Geodetic Position (Day 1) June-2015 Starting a new job in which you have no known points and simply wish to start storing points with State Plane or UTM coordinates referenced to grid. Link to Workflow Guide
Use Averaged Geodetic Position (Day 2) June-2015

Returning to the existing job created using the "Day 1" procedure on subsequent days. Link to Workflow Guide

Local Transformation to Point (Day 1) June-2015

Starting a new job in which you plan to program the base to a known point, which may be at an assumed coordinate or a published location. Link to Workflow Guide

Local Transformation to Point (Day 2) June-2015 Returning to a job created using the procedure in the "Day 1" video, and continuing to collect points which will compare accurately with points already collected. Link to Workflow Guide
Known Geodetic Base June-2015 Programming a GNSS Receiver for a known geodetic position such as a published monument referenced to grid. Link to Workflow Guide
    Other GPS Operations
Localization to Point Part 1 July-2015  An overview of procedures for localizing to a point or points by matching GPS observations to pre-defined control points and calculating a Plane similarity transformation. Link to Workflow Guide
Localization to Point Part 2 July-2015  An overview of additional options that are available for adding, managing and editing control points to refine a plane similarity transformation.
Defining a Helmert Transformation July-2015  Use this function to define a 7 parameter Helmerts transformation from known parameters.  The Helmert values will be applied to your GPS observations.
Importing Localization Parameters July-2015 Exchange both Plane Similarity and Helmert transformations between FieldGenius projects by importing an .loc file.
Tolerance Modes July-2015 Use Tolerance modes to control the quality and speed with which you collect GPS measurements.  Tolerance modes now allow you to combine quality checks with other options that allow you to customize workflow for different types of fieldwork tasks.
GPS Linework July-2015 FieldGenius allows users to create linework based on collected points using graphical contols.
GPS Staking July-2015 An overview of staking points using GPS.
Managing GPS Staking July-2015 An overview of FieldGenius staking lists and staking workflow options, as well as a preview of cutsheets and other staking reporting tools.
Point Averaging July-2015  Observe multiple redundant observations of the same point using both GPS and Total Station.  Review your results, choose how to average your results and provide detailed reports of the results.
GPS Electronic Bubble Support July-2015  How to calibrate and use the Electronic Bubble feature for a selection of sensors which support this feature.
GPS Offset Nov-2016 How to store a point calculated from one or two remote measurements.
    Older GPS Movies
OmniSTAR Setup   Show you how to configure FieldGenius to use the OmniSTAR service.
OmniSTAR Seed Point   We show you how to seed a point to help converge your position.
 

Importing Data into MicroSurvey Programs
Movie
Last Updated
Description
FieldGenius to MicroSurvey CAD   Quick, no frills explanation of how to import a FieldGenius project into MicroSurvey CAD. This example used the SyncWizard import tool.
  FieldGenius 2007 uses TDS format raw files, creates DXF files, and ASCII coordinate files.‚ This movie shows how you can import a FG project into almost any software.‚ In this case we are using MicroSurvey CAD to demonstrate the steps.
FieldGenius into other software (example 2)   FieldGenius uses TDS format raw files, creates DXF files, and ASCII coordinate files.‚ This movie shows how to import a FieldGenius project into almost any software.‚ In this case we are using an older version of MicroSurvey CAD to demonstrate the steps.
Reviewing the Raw File Part 1   Discuss how to review a raw file that was imported from a FieldGenius project.
Reviewing the Raw File Part 2   Explain point protection during raw file re-coordination.
Reviewing the Raw File Part 3   Show you how and why you would want to use the TDS/FG filter options.
View Imported Coordinates   We discuss what methods are available to view coordinates after importing a FieldGenius project.
Adjusted Point Records   Explains how the AP (Adjusted Point) records are handled by MicroSurvey CAD
Using AutoMap During Import   Shows how to use the AutoMAP library to automatically create layers and add symbols to the drawing during a FieldGenius import.
 

Using MicroSurvey Transfer or Manual Copy
Movie
Last Updated
Description
  Show you how to manually move your projects using the explore function in Activesync.
MicroSurvey Transfer  July 2016 Explain how to use the MicroSurvey Transfer program to download and upload projects to and from your desktop computer.
 

Creating a FieldGenius Project from MicroSurvey 
Movie
Last Updated
Description
  Discuss how you export data from MicroSurvey CAD for use in FieldGenius.
   

 GIS - Collecting Attributes & Using the Feature Editor
Movie
Last Updated
Description
Feature File Editor   The external Windows based Feature File Editor makes it easy to set up complex and powerful tables that can be used quickly when collecting data.
Collecting Attributes (GIS)   This movie demonstrates the ease of adding complex attributes to points as they are collected
Importing a Shapefile  April 2013 Importing a shapefile is a simple process, and allows you to review point and line attributes and collect new attributes.
Exporting a Shapefile  April 2013 FieldGenius can export a shapefile which stores attributes defined using the featurelist file as point attributes.
 
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