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Problem: Say I have Control Points 1, 2, and 3 and I have Calculated Points 5000-5005. My Control points were shot on a local coordinate system, but I need everything to be on a specific coordinate system. I have the correct coordinates for Control point 1 in a file and I have Leica Infinity software. Can I, using Leica Infinity, shift Point 1 to the new coords. and then holding that, rotate all of the other points to the new azimuth? So let's say my old basis of bearing was Point 1 backsight Point 2. I want my new azimuth to be the same but with Point 1 having the new coords. Does anyone have step by step instructions for this? I saw the Leica training video on Shift, Rotate, Translate, but it doesn't cover my situation.
Thanks for any assistance on this.
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You can do this in the Leica software by modifying the reference and applying the rotation. The real question is if you paid that little extra to be able to do it with your license (as with all leica products). I'm not an expert, but I've done what you're discussing for a client that needed data brought to State Plane. It was fairly simple, but I couldn't offer a step by step.
Personally, I do this in a CADD program. If you're a Microstation user, you can do this in under a minute. I can give you a step by step that way.
Thanks for responding! My boss wants to eventually do all of our data management in Leica Infinity, so I need to become an expert at it. How can I see if I have the full license?
That's a good idea. Thanks. We do have CAD and use it already for everything, but my boss has been told that Infinity is easy to use and a fun new toy with bells and whistles, so he really likes the idea of using it. We want to start offering clients Scanning services soon too and he thinks Infinity will be the best tool to process that data. It's been put to me to learn how to use it for everything. I'm not particularly fond of anything by Leica, but I have to get used to it. Thanks again for responding!
Thanks for responding. I know how to do that in CAD. Infinity doesn't have a very intuitive interface unfortunately.
I do not use this software,so i am a little lost at what your trying to do with it. You also say you want to hold the Bearing from 1 to 2 on the control points,so the bearings are not going to change. This software (shift point 1) , does it not move all the other points in your point list. Next why are you having to rotate, your calculated points ,do they not relate to your control points, in the beginning before you shift. And is there a scale factor between these two systems. It would help if you could show some of this are at lease the coordinates or a example of coordinates of what you are doing. Because if your moving all your points to different coordinates and your holding the bearing between 1 and 2 ,1 is your rotation pt or translation pivot in both, when you shift 1,2,3 and the other points the bearings will not change,that is my point. You are simply just shifting all the points. If i understand what you are doing.
Hope this helps.