Kolida FieldGenius Total Station Getting Started Guide

Kolida FieldGenius Total Station Getting Started Guide
Kolida FieldGenius Total Station
Getting Started Guide
June 27, 2013
John Coldrick
Kolida FieldGenius Total Station Getting Started Guide
Introduction
This guide describes how to start up Kolida FieldGenius, create a
new job, perform an instrument occupation, take a backsight
observation, and begin surveying.
Current
Version
This guide was written using Kolida FieldGenius version 6.0.5.12.
If you are using a different version, your screens may look
differently than what is displayed in this guide.
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Kolida Startup
After starting your instrument, you will need to shut down any nonMicroSurvey software.
Pressing the ESC button on the total station multiple times should
bring you out to the instrument’s desktop.
Step
Action
1
From the Kolida KTS-472Rc’s desktop:

Display
Double-tap on the Kolida
FieldGenius
icon.
This starts Kolida FieldGenius.
After the splash screen has finished
being displayed, you are taken to the
Level Instrument dialog.
2
From within the Level Instrument
dialog:

Use the foot screws on your
instrument to level it.

Press the Continue button when
you are finished.
You are taken to the About Kolida
FieldGenius screen.
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Step
Action
3
In the About Kolida FieldGenius screen:

Enter your license key in the
Key field.

Press the Apply Key button
when finished.
Display
Important Note: FieldGenius will
remember your key; therefore, you will
only have to enter your key once. Once
a correct key is entered, you will not see
this screen again.
License Keys are provided by our
internet registration portal or your
dealer.
Please contact your dealer for
information on License Keys and
how to register your new software.
If you don’t have a license key, you can
continue in demo mode for a total of 30
points.

Press the OK button to continue.
This takes us to the Tip of the Day.

Accept it.
You are then taken to the Project
Manager screen.
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Step
4
Action
Display
In the Project Manager screen:
We see all of our Kolida FieldGenius
projects. Projects contain all of our
measured data. Since this was a new
installation, the only project displayed is
the default project that comes with
Kolida FieldGenius.
We will create a new project.

Tap on the New Project button.
This takes us to the Create New Project
dialog.
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In the Create New Project dialog:

Enter a name for your new
project. In this example we will
call our new project: Friday Job.

Tap on the OK button when
finished.
This takes us to the Project Review
screen.
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Step
6
Action
Display
In the Project Review screen:
Automap files contain pre-defined
descriptions that can be used in
FieldGenius. The template library that
you select will be copied into the
project's folder with a name of
yourprojectname_automap.csv, and any
changes that you make to the Automap
Library will affect only the project
library, not the template library.
Use the Feature List field to select a
feature list that you want to use with the
project, for collecting GIS point
attributes.
The Raw Data File field indicates the
name of the raw file that is going to be
recorded. You can select a different one
by pressing the button and either
creating a new raw file or choosing an
existing one to open.
The Modify Project Information
button will take you directly to the
Project Information screen. There you
can enter notes about the project.

Leave these fields as they are.

Press the Continue button.
This takes us to the Unit Settings screen.
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Step
7
Action
Display
In the Unit Settings screen:

Select which units you wish to
use.
Important Note: Once this has been set,
you cannot change a project’s units again.
Since we typically prefer to work in these
same units, we will press the Save As
Default button. This will make whatever
we select here the future default unit
setting.

Press the Save As Default button.
This takes us to the Save Project Defaults
screen.
8
In the Save Project Defaults screen:

Place a check mark in the Do not
show Unit Settings screen again.
check box if you typically always
use the same units. This will save
you a button press for future new
projects. In this example we will
put a check mark in this box.

Press the OK button.
This returns us to the Kolida FieldGenius
Assistant screen.
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Step
9
Action
Display
In the Kolida FieldGenius Assistant
screen:
We are prompted to select a
coordinate system.
Since we will not be working with
GPS data, we will not select a
coordinate system.

Tap on the No button.
This takes us to another Kolida
FieldGenius Assistant screen.
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In Kolida FieldGenius Assistant
screen:
The first thing we will want to do is
setup our instrument over a point.
Since this is a new project, it has no
points in it. We will create a new
point and set up our instrument on it.

Tap on the Yes button.
This takes us to the Store Point
screen.
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Step
11
Action
Display
In the Store Point screen:
Here you can enter the coordinates
of your instrument’s occupation
point.In this example, we will be
starting with arbitrary coordinates of
N100, E200, H10).

Enter your instruments’s
occupation point’s
coordinates.

Press the Store Pnt button
when finished.
This takes us to another Kolida
FieldGenius Assistant screen.
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In the Kolida FieldGenius Assistant
screen:
Yes we would like to setup our
instrument over the new point.

Tap on the Yes button.
This takes us to the Orientation
Setup screen.
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Step
13
Action
Display
In the Orientation Setup screen:
We now see our newly created point
1 in the Occupy Point field.

Enter the height of your
instrument above the
occupation point in the
Instrument Height field. In
this example, we will enter
1.52 metres.
In the Backsight section:
In this example we will sight an
arbitrary point that has no
coordinates and call it north.
We have set up a prism and tripod
over this backsight point.

Select the Backsight
Direction radio button.

Leave the default direction as
o° oo’ oo”.
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Step
13
Action
Display
This step continues from the
previous page:
We should enter a height for our
backsight target.

Press the Target Height
button.
This takes us to the Target Heights
dialog.
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In the Target Heights dialog:
In this example, we will enter a
height of 2 metres in the Target
Height – IR EDM field.

Enter a height for your
backsight.

Press the OK button.
This returns us to the Orientation
Setup dialog.
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Step
15
Action
Display
In the Total Station Orientation
dialog:
We now see our entered target
height in the Target Height field.
Since we are pleased with these
values, we will proceed.

Press the OK button.
This takes us to the Mapview screen.
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In the Mapview:
We see blue HUD (heads up
display) text on our map informing
us that we need to measure our
backsight.

Point your instrument at your
backsight target.

Press the Measure button
when ready.
This measures your backsight point
and takes you to the Orientation
Result dialog.
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Step
17
Action
Display
In the Orientation Result dialog:
Here you can review your
observation and decide if you should
remeasure. In our example, we are
pleased with this.

Press the Accept button.
This takes us to the store orientation
point screen.
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In the store orientation point screen:
Since we do want to store this point,
we will press the Yes button.

Press the Yes button.
This takes us to the Store Backsight
screen.
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Step
19
Action
Display
In the Store Backsight screen:
Here we see the coordinates of our
backsight point. We can enter a
description for the point in the
Description field, but for this
example we will leave it empty.

Press the Store SS button.
This takes us to the Mapview.
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In the Mapview:
You are now ready to continue
measuring.
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Congratulations
You have successfully created a new project and created a point to
setup your instrument over.
You then picked north as your backsight direction and measured a
distance to the backsight target.
You finished establishing the orientation setup and are ready to start
measuring with your Kolida total station.
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