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TSC3/S8 Stakeout an alignment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Heter May 9, 2016. 3 Replies

So it's midnight, there are twenty blokes watching you do your thing, ready to do their thing with their big expensive toys as soon as you're finished. The alignment you've keyed in looks OK, the…Read more →

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Trimble TSC3/S8 Stakeout a line

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Hi All,If I am staking out a line which has elevations at each end, what can I expect to see on the screen in relation to difference in height to the line from my measured point. I'm happy with…Read more →

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Hi All,If I am staking out a line which has elevations at each end, what can I expect to see on the screen in relation to difference in height to the line from my measured point. I'm happy with chainage/distance along the line and the offset from the line. I would really like to know how much below or above the line I am at the distance or chainage shown.Similarly if the same line is a breakline on a surface, loaded as a ttm file, is there a better way to do this.CheersDougSee More
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TSC3/S8 Stakeout an alignment

So it's midnight, there are twenty blokes watching you do your thing, ready to do their thing with their big expensive toys as soon as you're finished. The alignment you've keyed in looks OK, the controller says put the peg right here. OK... better just check that offset. What the Dickens, it measure 2.253! should be 2.000 or there abouts. No amount of searching or phone calls to colleagues tucked up in bed had the answer. Utterly frustrated it was back to the tape measure. The controller was…See More
May 17, 2016
Maurice Heter replied to Doug Tarrant's discussion TSC3/S8 Stakeout an alignment
"Hi,  I do not think pressing the here button is a good idea.  I was told that you should only use the here function once or twice on each job. It is better to use the record coordinate."
May 9, 2016
Doug Tarrant replied to Doug Tarrant's discussion TSC3/S8 Stakeout an alignment
"Thanks for the reply Kevin. Actually "old school" is a great description of how I do things or at least think about things. All these modern tools still do what I've done for fifty years and that's measure stuff. In this case I…"
May 9, 2016
Kevin D. Allen replied to Doug Tarrant's discussion TSC3/S8 Stakeout an alignment
"First - when setting up your base station ( I assumed) you started as "HERE" instead of finding the record coordinate of the base point. GPS rover/base systems will always have this problem Second - Check your collector units vs. the plan…"
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TSC3/S8 Stakeout an alignment

So it's midnight, there are twenty blokes watching you do your thing, ready to do their thing with their big expensive toys as soon as you're finished. The alignment you've keyed in looks OK, the controller says put the peg right here. OK... better just check that offset. What the Dickens, it measure 2.253! should be 2.000 or there abouts. No amount of searching or phone calls to colleagues tucked up in bed had the answer. Utterly frustrated it was back to the tape measure. The controller was…See More
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Arnold replied to Doug Tarrant's discussion Trimble TSC3/S8 Stakeout a line
"Hi Doug, You can use DTM higts when staking out the line. Chose line - settings - (page3) use DTM higts. Hope this helps, Arnold"
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