LIVERMORE, Calif., USA: Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has released a new version of its CAD-based survey software, SurveyMaster version 1.1. SurveyMaster is claimed to be a complete survey software solution to manage job site and surveying data efficiently while providing a deliverable print or plot. Designed by surveyors, it provides the user with survey specific routines, traverse adjustment and CAD drafting tools in one product.
SurveyMaster offers the user many options for office configurations. It can handle critical data efficiently and the application can be taken with the surveyor anywhere he goes. The program is contained and runs on a single USB key making it easily transportable from computer to computer. An optional Network version and/or PC installation are also available.
SurveyMaster can be synchronised with Topcon TopSURV 7 field controller software. According to company’s official SurveyMaster and TopSURV 7 synchronise automatically making data upload and download seamless. He added that Version 1.1 is designed to give TopSURV 7.2 users an advantage in the office but also supports data input from many third-party programmes. It provides all the drafting and surveying tools for any surveyor to complete their project on time and under budget.
In addition, SurveyMaster acts as an extension to field software for TopSURV users. Directly open and save TopSURV jobs, export points, linework and road design data to TopSURV from any open SurveyMaster project. Users can optionally configure SurveyMaster to synchronise with TopSURV every time a connection is made.
Features of SurveyMaster version 1.1 include:
— Improved TopSURV 7.2 compatibility;
— Improved synchronization utility;
— Network least squares adjustment;
— Pointless creation mode;
— Floating network license installation;
— AutoDesk Real DWG© technology;
— Creation and deletion of points from entities;
— Show entities with attached images;
— Hayes Cogo import; and
— Improved trim/extend and other drafting functions.