@ The Mule
Just curious, how does that particular data flow work?
Survey in spc, plat in geodetic, ground coords, I assume?
Where does cogo, and data annalysis happen?
I'm doing often all of my work with a 50k,50k system. Then, make another crd file, with spc. This way, I have both. This way I can place spc coord on my plat, with metadata.
I am glad that a fellow JAVAD user will read my work flow. I work in spc because it is easier with the LS. After my first set-up, I can enter deed in geodetic. I realize the the ground/grid distances may not be perfect, but I think they are close at my elevation. I use COGO, 'Direct' to create a point (501) GEO North, 500' from the point (10) that I will use for rotation. When I inverse in the LS, I get a grid bearing. I download to a flash-drive, and then to Traverse-PC. When I think that I am finished with the LS, I create a new duplicate job in Traverse-PC, but keep the old job so that I still have the spc. I rotate the new job, using the line 10 to 501, which shows the Grid bearing to North. Then to avoid the possibility of have coordinates that look like spc, I translate to 5,000/5,000. I check my work, by comparing some of the inverse Geo bearings in my LS to my Plat. Since I round off my Plat bearings to 5 seconds, I do not worry about a 1 second difference.
I can create points in Traverse-PC and move them to my LS, or I can move any part of my file to my HP 48. I used my Topcon 211 two times in 2018. I work one or two days a week when I want to, doing jobs that clients want me to do.
Here is an old thread on the subject:
I know Javad is working on a version of sunshot software, for use with J-mate, his new camera based "total station".
It does sunshots, automatically... According to the advertising.
Spade doesn't appear to run in WIN10 (or any 64bit OS), therefore if it still works would have to be run in a "dosbox" or on an older OS. For the heck of it, I just installed DOSBOX on a WIN10 64 laptop and was able to run SPADE using today's date and it seems to work, although I can't verify that it is working correctly.