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TDS Ranger data collector won't connect without a serial port?

Started by Robert Vautrinot. Last reply by WISDOM Dec 2, 2017. 3 Replies

I recently completed a big job using my old TDS Ranger (built in 2000), and I find myself unable to connect the Ranger to my current computer. Despite the fact that I have serial to USB cables, the…Read more →

Leica TC1010 data colleciton using TDS

Started by Bernie J. Marocco. Last reply by Bernie J. Marocco Nov 1, 2017. 4 Replies

I’ve been trying to set up an older Leica-Wild TC1010 for a back-up unit. Though the optics and total station functions are very good, I have not had any luck in downloading data. These units could…Read more →

Connecting Wifi to TDS Ranger

Started by ePalmetto Apr 27, 2011. 0 Replies

How to Connect Wifi to TDS Ranger…Read more →

Tags: how-to, document, surveying, TDS, ranger

Recon Rebuild

Started by Michael Alan Sanchez. Last reply by Michael Alan Sanchez Feb 2, 2011. 2 Replies

I need a new screen and membrane, can I do myself, of get done quick and not an arm and a leg.Or does TDS allow me to migrate my license to a new recon like other Survey CE program providers?Read more →

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Reply by Paul Quagge on April 7, 2014 at 8:04pm

Hello Fellow Surveyors,

I'm again working at another company tasked with creating a survey environment using Survey Pro field software and Civil 3D 2014 office software. I'm ok with the C3D but have used Survey Controller for the past few years. Can someone please step me through the process of loading a list of Field codes into a TDS Ranger using Survey Pro and a Trimble TSC3 using Survey Pro?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank You, Paul

Reply by Dale Schoeneman on January 15, 2013 at 4:45pm

Hello everyone Best of the new year to you and your families. Im looking for some inexpensive TDS compatiable software to adjust field traverses and sideshots prior to import to LDD-04.I have no real PC software except LDD. I would perfer to do all the adjustments out side of AutoCad. Any direction given would be most appreciated Thanks Dale

Reply by Montano on April 13, 2012 at 7:48pm

Hello everyone. I have decided to pick up my surveying skills again. I have been doing a lot of GIS work and put my surveying on the back burner. I have AutoCAD Civil 3D but now I need to learn how to use TDS Foresight DXM and Survey Pro. Anyone out there familiar with the two? I need your help just to get me started.

You can email me at [email protected]

Thank you.

Reply by Paul Quagge on April 30, 2011 at 9:52pm


I'm using a Ranger data collector with Survey Pro software and Nikon total station.I am new to this company and this companys equipment although I have been using Survey Pro for awhile. My new supervisor mentioned that when data is downloaded they receive the distances in slope distance which they then convert to horizontal distances and asked me to look into this.They would like the data in horizontal right off. Could anyone tell me if there is a setting that effects this situation? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Paul

Reply by Charles W Browning Jr on April 27, 2011 at 1:59am
ALright guys I need some help. Can I add WiFi to my existing Ranger?
Reply by Charles W Browning Jr on October 21, 2010 at 1:00am
Hello everyone! I am still new at this so please bare with me. I hope to dedicate more time and effort soon.

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