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SMI Version 8 User Guide

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SMI Version 8 User Guide

1 Getting Started 9

Overview 10

Manual Conventions

10

Previous Users of Versions 5, 6, or 7

12

Driver/Instrument Changes

13

Other Enhancements

14

Starting and Exiting SMI

30

Running Commands

30

Pocket SMI Interface

37

Command Bar

38

Command Tabs

38

Status Bar

39

Classic SMI Interface

39

Classic SMI Menu Bar

39

File Menu

40

Geoid Menu

45

Help Menu

46

Data Display Area

47

Soft Key Menu

47

Sidebar Menu Buttons

48

Command Key Menu

49

Task Bar (Windows CE)

50

Title Bar (Pocket PC)

50

Contacting SMI/Eagle Point

51

2 Installation 53

 

Installation Requirements

54

Authorizing SMI

55

Before You Install SMI

55

Migrating to SMI Version 8

55

Backing Up the Entire Job Listing

55

Un-Installing SMI V7.#x

56

Installing SMI Using ActiveSync ®

57

3

Working with Jobs

67

3

Creating a New Job

68

Transferring a Job Using ActiveSync

70

Example

71

Transferring a Job Using SMI Transfer

72

Using an Existing Job

74

Setting Up the Command Keys

75

Adding a Command to the Command Keys Menu

76

 

Installing a Geoid File

78

Turning on the Geoid File Option

78

Setting the Meters or Feet Option

80

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Data Collection

81

Instrument Support

82

Electronic Total Stations

82

GPS Receivers

83

Create a New Job

83

Example

84

Notes, Elevations, and Raw Data

85

Note Sequencing

87

Selecting Your Instrument

88

Connect the Data Collector to Your Instrument

89

Basic Surveying

90

Inputting Points Manually

90

Copy JOB1

108

View Coordinates

108

Inverse by Coordinates

109

Electronic Data Entry

110

Transformation

111

Rotate to the State Plane Direction, Translate to the State Plane Coordinates, and Scale from Feet to Meters

111

Staking Points

Store an Assumed Elevation at Point 3

114

Working with Elevations

118

119

Use Benchmark

120

One Optional Procedure for Trigonometric Leveling

121

Predetermined Area

122

Hinge Method

122

Slide Method

124

Sunshots

125

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Setting Time within SMI

126

How to Check the Current Time

127

Determining Astronomic Azimuth

127

Determining Grid Azimuth

131

Stake to a Point

Example

134

135

Stake to a Line

138

Stake to a Curve Using the Stake Command

138

Stake to a Curve Using the Stake to a Curve Command

139

Stake to Points in the Random Points File

140

Staking Shortcuts Using Random Points

Staking by Station (STA) and Offsets

140

142

Line Stakeout

143

Curve Stakeout

143

Multiple Sets of Angles to Multiple Points

144

Multiple Angle Method 1

144

Multiple Angle Method 2

145

Shots Routine Using an Instrument

146

Storing Elevations at Known North and East Points

149

Conditions Necessary to Use the STOEL Function

149

Free Station Resection Explanation

151

Free Station Resection Example

152

Trial Run with Data Collection

155

Printout of Your Data

171

View Function

172

Raw Data

172

Make a Backup Copy of Your Job

173

Adjusting Angles (Including Side Shots)

173

Making a Compass Rule Adjustment

175

Computing Area

176

Rotating Coordinates

178

Translating Coordinates

181

Separate Distance and Angle

184

Storing a Point Behind and to the Left of the Prism

186

Using ZHA to Store Multiple Points at an Offset or at a Distance Forward or Back

187

 

Azimuth Surveying

189

5

Construction

191

SMI Software Features and Examples

192

Creating a Job

192

5

Traversing the Boundary from Point 1 to Point 7

193

Traverse to Point 1 Using the Inversed Distance

196

Find the Area, Perimeter, Square Feet, and Precision

197

Designing a Spiral with 5 as the Main PI

199

Entering Horizontal Control

200

Check the New Tangent Lengths from Points 9 and 10

201

Find the Station of Points 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

202

Staking

209

Stake a Point at Station 6+00

209

Staking Right of Way

210

Staking the Centerline

211

Staking a Point on an Offset and Incrementing

213

Entering Vertical Control

213

Draw Vertical Control

217

Entering Templates

218

Draw the Template

221

Templates – Uncommon

222

Templates with Curbs

222

Cut Templates without a Fill Slope

223

Fill Templates without a Back Slope

224

Template with Ditch Bottom Example

225

Widening Example

225

Superelevation Example

227

Interpolation Between Templates

229

Copy Templates to Other Side

230

Slope Staking

231

Cutsheet Files

237

Automatically Generating Cutsheet Files

Spirals

237

238

 

Entering a Single Spiral

239

Entering a Spiral and an Arc

240

Spiral Program

240

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Robotic and GPS Functions

243

Supported Robotic Equipment

244

Robotic Functions

244

Auto Shots

244

Real-time Side Shot

245

Real-time Stakeout

245

Rezero

245

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Instrument Servo Positioning Screen

245

Robot Servo Menu

246

Angle Turning

246

Other Robotic Features

246

Notes About Using SMI with Robotic Total Stations

246

GPS Functions

247

GPS Status Screen

247

GPS Average Shots

248

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Guide to GPS

251

How GPS Works

252

How SMI Makes RTK GPS Easy

254

State Plane Conversion

255

Currently Supported Projections

256

GPS Setup Using an Assumed Coordinate (Geodetic BS)

257

GPS Setup Using Two Known Points

259

Occupy and Backsight

259

Two-Point Free Station

261

GPS Setup Using One Point and a Reference Angle

264

GPS Setup Using State Plane Coordinates

266

GPS Setup Using a State Plane Benchmark

270

Accurate GPS Elevations

270

GPS Setup Using a Local Benchmark

271

GPS Setup Using Multiple Rovers

272

Setup Multiple Rovers (Macro)

272

Manual Method

273

GPS Setup Using an Independent Receiver

275

SMI Flex GPS WAAS Offset

278

SMI Flex StarFire ITRF2000 Current EPOCH Offset

281

GPS Data Collection

286

Taking Side Shots

286

Side Shot Offset

286

Real-time Side Shots

287

GPS Staking

288

Simple Point Staking

288

Graphical Point Staking

289

Static Post Processing

290

Closed Loop Network

291

Open Loop Network (Single Base Station)

292

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Collecting Static Data

293

Processing Static Data

295

Raw Data Generated by GPS Routines

309

Position

309

Average Position

309

Set Base Position

309

Position Using NMEA LLQ and NMEA PJK

310

8 SMI Version 8 User Guide

1 GETTING STARTED

In this chapter:

Overview Manual Conventions Previous Users of Versions 5, 6, or 7 Driver/Instrument Changes Other Enhancements Starting and Exiting SMI Running Commands Pocket SMI Interface Classic SMI Interface Data Display Area Soft Key Menu Sidebar Menu Buttons Command Key Menu Task Bar (Windows CE) Title Bar (Pocket PC) Contacting SMI/Eagle Point

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12

13

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CHAPTER

1

9

Overview

Overview Figure 1-1 Allegro, JETT, Titan & Pocket PC One of the strengths of SMI products
Overview Figure 1-1 Allegro, JETT, Titan & Pocket PC One of the strengths of SMI products
Overview Figure 1-1 Allegro, JETT, Titan & Pocket PC One of the strengths of SMI products
Overview Figure 1-1 Allegro, JETT, Titan & Pocket PC One of the strengths of SMI products

Figure 1-1 Allegro, JETT, Titan & Pocket PC

One of the strengths of SMI products has been to help you perform your work with the fewest keystrokes possible. SMI continues to build on this strength with the release of SMI Version 8. This release centers on the bulk of the functionality within the Classic SMI interface environment, which is very similar to the super-efficient RPL interface with which so many of you are already familiar. Additionally, you can easily create your own command shortcuts using the function/command keys on your data collector or by using the Command Favorites menu. Command Favorites is a customizable screen menu that puts your most commonly-used commands only two taps away.

Manual Conventions

This manual, as well as other Eagle Point user manuals, uses the following typeface conventions:

Instance

Module and Manual Names

Section Names

Format

All Eagle Point products and manuals are italicized and in bold face (i.e., SMI, SMI Version 8, SMI Version 8 User Guide).

When you are referred to another section in the manual, the section name will be italicized and the page number will be given (i.e., Introduction on page 1).

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Instance

Format

Data to Type in

If you need to type data into a field on the dialog box or on the command line, the information you are to type in shows as:

1234567890 AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHh

Prompts and

Prompts from the software and system messages are shown as:

Messages

Please select node #12345 .

There are two types of notes used to draw your attention to important information in the manual. The following shows each type, with a description of each note.

! This is an FYI note. It will contain helpful hints and information that can increase your productivity or enhance the use of this module.

# This is a warning note. Read these notes very carefully. Information important to successfully using this module will be included in these notes.

This is a flow box. This shows the steps to access the current command.

MENU $ COMMAND

Commands that have a tool bar icon are labeled with ICON: followed by a picture of the icon.

Dialog boxes have a table below them to describe the different options available on them. A sample is shown below.

Option

Icon

Function

Current

 

This information indicates the menu that is currently being edited. Tap the triangle or press the up and down cursor keys while the current menu is selected to change to a different menu.

Menu

New

New Tap this button to create a new command menu.

Tap this button to create a new command menu.

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Throughout this manual numerous references are made to various key types utilized by SMI. Below is a definition for each and the convention used to reference each in the documentation:

Key

Function

Soft Keys

These keys are called soft keys because their functions (and labels) change, depending on the menu selected. Soft keys are represented in this manual as

white lettering on a black, rectangular background (i.e., executes the SMI Instrument Menu command).

< INST > soft key

<INST> soft key

Toggle Keys

A toggle key is a key whose function changes each time you press it. Any soft

key in the display that has a square after it is a toggle key (i.e., the storage of raw data on and off).

<RAW§> toggles

<RAW§> toggles

Hard Keys

Hard key functions are imprinted on each key itself. The functions of these assigned keys are identified by the SMI surveying overlay that came with your SMI program. Hard keys are represented in this manual as black lettering on a

gray, rectangular background (i.e.,

<SPACE>
<SPACE>

for the Space Bar key).

Primary Keys

Primary functions (or keys) are noted directly above each key on the SMI overlay. Primary keys are represented in this manual as black lettering on a

white, rectangular background (i.e., command).

<TRAV>

executes the Traverse Shot

Special Keys

Some special keys are called out use other conventions (i.e., the Enter key is

represented with white lettering and a brown background

true for the

a
a

and

c
c

keys).

!
!

. This is also

Previous Users of Versions 5, 6, or 7

This section lists and briefly discusses the enhancements of the SMI software since Version 5.

Enhancements from Version 5 to Version 6

The following is a list of new drivers/instruments supported:

(Robotic) Topcon RC-2 driver. (GTS 800 feature)

Topcon DL100 Digital Level

Topcon 800 I (for connecting directly to the Topcon 802A)

Topcon GTS6 driver (same as GTS3)

(Robotic) Topcon 800 A instrument supported.

Topcon GMT-100

Zeiss Elta C20 and C30

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Zeiss DINI Electronic level

Zeiss Elta S20/S10

Zeiss S20 interpreter in robotic cards.

(Robotic) Georadio QL Zeiss radios supported (S20Q is the driver name)

Leica NA2002 digital level

Leica GSI16

MDL LaserAce 300

LaserCraft Rangefinder

NMEA GPS GGA driver

Trimble Optical Instruments

(Robotic) Satel 3Asd and Satel 2Asx radios.

PTS-V3 two way instruments.

Driver/Instrument Changes

(Robotic) G600 driver for the Geodimeter 600. Added several keys to the Custom Instrument

Functions menu ñ

control over what happens when the data collector is in Coarse mode. With

(follow) turned off and

to 12 seconds for a fine mode shot. See Geodimeter in the Instrument Reference section of the SMI Version 8 Reference Manual for more information.

<FOLL> <DIST> <AIM> <FLW>
<FOLL>
<DIST>
<AIM>
<FLW>

<SOUN> . These options allow you to have greater

<SOUN> . These options allow you to have greater <AIM> a n d <FLW> <DIST> set

<AIM> and

<FLW>
<FLW>
you to have greater <AIM> a n d <FLW> <DIST> set to track mode, a shot

<DIST> set to track mode, a shot can be collected in 3 seconds compared

Geodimeter driver GEO4 can now turn to the zenith angle in addition to the horizontal angle when turning to a point.

(GPS) LLQ (Allen Osborne Associates) now works more like other GPS drivers with a live update function and GPS raw data.

(GPS) Improved raw data for Javad, LLQ, and GGA drivers.

(GPS) Javad and GGA drivers now allow quality of 0 for Base.

Geodimeter 600 now follows the prism after taking Coarse mode shots.

(Robotic) Topcon APL1-A now guarantees a new measurement on each shot. APL1A and 800 driver code separated.

(Robotic) The Leica TCA1 driver now uses the same method of setting zero as the TCA2 driver.

(Robotic) Added AIM in Coarse mode of CINST for Geodimeter 600 (G600).

(Robotic) Leica TCA driver now leaves Lock mode on after performing a search.

(Robotic) The Topcon APL and 800 drivers now sets the baud rate to 9600 when the driver is selected and not each time a instrument function is used. If the baud rate is changed manually

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after the driver is selected, it will stay changed until a driver is selected again. To change the

baud rate to 4800, turn on ALPHA mode, type in 4800 , and press

! .
!
.

(Robotic) Shots in the reverse face are now supported in the G600 driver for the Geodimeter 600. The 600 cannot search while flopped, so the scope must be pointed at the prism when trying to get a flopped distance.

(Robotic) The Topcon 800 (800) custom instrument menu now has the sensitivity of the Topcon 800.

Geodimeter 600 driver (G600) now does a compensator calibration every time the soft key

now does a compensator calibration every time the soft key <SENS> key to adjust the <ON>

<SENS> key to adjust the

<ON>
<ON>

is pressed.

(Robotic) Added

to adjust the <ON> is pressed. • (Robotic) Added <HALF> toggle key in the instruments menu

<HALF> toggle key in the instruments menu to allow Turbo 48ís to control non-

Zeiss instruments at non-Turbo baud rates. Note that a baud rate of 1200 cannot be cut in half so

a 1200 baud driver will run at 2400 baud on a Turbo 48 regardless of the setting of HALF. The

Zeiss S20 and S20R drivers turn the HALF flag off so they always run at 19200 in a Turbo 48.

Meters mode now supported on the Zeiss S20. Turn it on using

/

<METR> .
<METR> .

Added

<CHG> <NeXT> <MODE> <FEET>
<CHG>
<NeXT>
<MODE>
<FEET>

<LEVEL> key to the Zeiss menu. It shows how level the instrument is.

Other Enhancements

Improved note prompting for Level Notes.

(GPS) Added REF3 button to second page of GPS menu. Using REF3 to add a third reference

point creates a sloped plane model of the Geoid. If the Geiod entered in the GPS Options menu

is not zero, the sloped plane model is not used.

Multiple line comments in the raw data file now use CRLF instead of just LF.

(GPS) Added

(GPS) Benchmark (

instead of just LF. • (GPS) Added • (GPS) Benchmark ( <GEOID> button to <OPT> menu.

<GEOID> button to

Added • (GPS) Benchmark ( <GEOID> button to <OPT> menu. <BM> ) now uses a special

<OPT> menu.

<BM> ) now uses a special GPS routine when a GPS driver is selected. The

difference in the elevation of the point and the measured position is applied to future points.

Removed the submenus from the menu browser.

(Robotic) Instrument Positioning menu (

c <POS>
c <POS>

) now works faster and more like other

a
a

menus.

update. The

<LIVE> key now starts the live update instead of being a toggle key. Any key stops the live

key must be pressed before using the arrow keys to move the instrument, just

like other menus. The menu does not need to be exited to start new menu.

Variables local to a job (such as scale) are now stored in a job variable structure that is stored on the card and cached in internal memory.

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(Titan) Added more visible commands for F-key menus.

(Robotic) If the distance entered for Real-time Sideshots (

a SIDS
a
SIDS

) is negative then you are

prompted for storing the side shot when the distance from the last point is reached. This gives time to get the prism level before storing the shot.

The ZHA comment record generated by the SDA command now stores the angle right instead of the azimuth.

(GPS) Added routines for State plane to Lat/Long conversion.

Cleaned up Screen Plot (

plane to Lat/Long conversion. • Cleaned up Screen Plot ( <SPLOT> ), Note Search ( <NOTE>

<SPLOT> ), Note Search (

Cleaned up Screen Plot ( <SPLOT> ), Note Search ( <NOTE> ), and Transformation ( <CX>

<NOTE> ), and Transformation (

), Note Search ( <NOTE> ), and Transformation ( <CX> ) in the Random Points menu.

<CX> ) in the

Random Points menu. Also cleaned up Angle Adjustments ( installer.

<AERR> ) and the instrument driverís

The

Note Table menu now has

<TIME> < TIME key in the Sunshots menu no longer accepts invalid. key in the Sunshots menu no longer accepts invalid.

<PGUP> and <Use> . <RPTS> menu.
<PGUP> and
<Use> .
<RPTS>
menu.

<PGDN> keys instead of the USE key. Pressing

!
!

the same tapping

Added

of the USE key. Pressing ! the same tapping • Added <TOPC> key to last page

<TOPC> key to last page of

<TOPC> sends the points specified in the

<JOBS>
<JOBS>

random points file. It uses the same protocol and flags as the KERMIT menu in the

menu. Can be used instead of the

as the KERMIT menu in the menu. Can be used instead of the <SEND> button in

<SEND> button in the KERMIT menu.

is

The

Robotic instruments now search for prism after flopping.

The data collector now prompts for an HI after a traverse if elevations are on and the HI is not 0.

<DATE> key in the Sunshots menu no longer accepts invalid dates. key in the Sunshots menu no longer accepts invalid dates.

The prompt is not made until another key that uses the HI (such as

prompt is not made if the HI is entered before taking the next shot. This helps to make sure that a

before taki ng the next shot. This helps to make sure that a <SIDS> ) is

<SIDS> ) is pressed. The

new HI is entered for every setup. Using the

<SRVO>
<SRVO>

menu to the

a
a

<HI> key works just as it has in the past.

Assigned the new

8 key. It is useful for controlling Servo-driven

instruments. The menu keys are:

<CRS> /
<CRS> /

<CLR> ñ Clear modes of the instrument

<FINE> ñ Select Coarse or Fine mode.

<LIGHT> - Toggle the stake light.

<AZ> - Enter an azimuth or two points and the instrument will turn to that direction.

<BRG> - Enter a bearing and the instrument will turn to that direction.

<FS> - Toggle whether the instrument turns to the foresight.

(Robotic) In MBS, Trig, and Benchmark, the software guarantees that the instrument is in the correct face. If it is not it flops, the gun.

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Added new option to Curve Stakeout (CURVE in STAKE or STA in Curve Menu). On the second page of the menu there is now a toggle key to choose between distance and offset from the

Tangent (

layout.

Tangent ( layout. <TAN> ) and from the Chord ( <CHORD> ). This is useful for

<TAN> ) and from the Chord (

Tangent ( layout. <TAN> ) and from the Chord ( <CHORD> ). This is useful for

<CHORD> ). This is useful for some types of construction

Replaced the AZ/BRG/_RT/COOR key in the

<STAKE>
<STAKE>

menu with

menu with <NXPT> (Next Point). If no

<NXPT> (Next Point). If no

point is on the stack, it searches the random points file for the closest point to the last shot and gives the go/come distance. If the point is on the stack, it gives the go/come distance to that point from the last shot. If two points are on the stack, it searches the range of points for closest and gives the go/come distance.

Added

The

Added The <TCR> to the Sunshot menu for getting time, circle to sun, and results with

<TCR> to the Sunshot menu for getting time, circle to sun, and results with one key press.

<SHOW> key was moved to the end of the second menu.

Added Time Stamp toggle key to the

<CHG>
<CHG>

<INPUT> menu. When turned on, a time stamp is put

in the raw data file every time a shot is taken.

Visible Rectangular to Polar (R->P) & Polar To Rectangular (P->R)

2PFS (Resection) now puts calculated precision in raw data file.

CVC Chain tangents can now be extended by any amount using the

CVC Chain tangents can now be exte nded by any amount using the <XTND> key on

<XTND> key on the second

<OPT> submenu of

<CONST>
<CONST>

. The default value is 100. The HCCL must be

<XTND> has an effect.

page of the recompiled before <SHOTS>
page of the
recompiled before
<SHOTS>

now gets the zenith angle before taking a shot to determine if the instrument is

flopped. In Manual mode, you are prompted for the direct or reverse.

now allows reverse shots at any time.•

now allows a new point to be added to the point list at any time. If the next point is 0,•

you are prompted for the point number.

Azimuth to Bearing (

Azimuth to Bearing ( <ATB> ) now displays bearing instead of putting it on the stack.

<ATB> ) now displays bearing instead of putting it on the stack. Also displays

azimuth, angle right, and deflection angle.

MAN3 added to <POLE> /
MAN3 added to
<POLE> /

<INSTR> (Instruments). MAN3 prompts for coordinates instead of SD, ZA, HA.

<INSTR> toggle added to the 2nd page of the Instrument Direction menu. The POLE

option makes Left/Right directions from the perspective of the rodman.

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Enhancements from Version 6 to Version 7

The following is a list of driver or instrument changes:

(GPS) Added NCTG driver to support the SMI Flex GPS system StarFire QuickStart function. Allows for sub-inch autonomous mode GPS for up to 20 minutes, after 20 minutes accuracy will always remain at 4" (decimeter) or better!

Javad/Topcon GPS driver now uses a native Instrument Functions window.

(GPS) NCT Instrument Functions menu now has buttons to turn the internal radio off (

<+RAD> )
<+RAD> )

and on (

to turn the internal radio off ( <+RAD> ) and on ( <-RAD> ) . •

<-RAD> ).

(GPS) SMI Flex GPS internal radios are turned off when external radios are selected and on when internal radios are selected to extend the battery life of base and rover. With internal radios off, battery life should be 10 ñ 11 hours.

(Robotic) Topcon 800 driver changes:

Optical Communications mode can now re-zero, take reverse face shots and do auto shots. It ignores the arrow keys for turning the instrument and turning to a point commands because that stops the communications.

Added option in the Topcon Instrument Functions menu (

distance mode on the instrument or having the data collector set it each time. This can make taking shots faster.

<INFN>
<INFN>

) to toggle between using the

(GPS) SMI Flex GPS now has the ability to send and receive CMR corrections. This provides compatibility with other brands of receivers. The CMR mode is prompted for if using external radios when BASE and ROVER are pressed.

Added Topcon GPT driver for reflectorless use. GPT, GMT1 and 800 cable drivers can use the

<PRISM> /
<PRISM> /

<REFL> toggle in the

<SRVO>
<SRVO>

and

/ <REFL> toggle in the <SRVO> and <INSTR> m e n u s . • (GPS)

<INSTR> menus.

(GPS) The SMI Flex GPS default baud rate is now 19200. In addition, baud rates as high as 115,200 baud are now supported on the Allegro CE and CX devices.

(GPS) SMI Flex GPS Instrument Functions menu now has a

(GPS) SMI Flex GPS Instrument Functions menu now has a <NETID> soft key to see and

<NETID> soft key to see and change

the current Network ID. The

without causing interference.

the current Network ID. The without causing interference. <NETID> setting allows multiple bases to work in

<NETID> setting allows multiple bases to work in the same radio area

(Robotic) Updated Geodimeter 600 and Trimble 5600 drivers for firmware newer than 1999. Instruments with older firmware may need to be updated.

Made new Leica TC600 driver. 2400 baud Even parity, uses Distance mode on instrument.

(Robotic) Topcon 800 optical communications driver changed so that instrument goes into standby mode when PAUSE key is pressed.

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(DCE) Trimble 3600 driver now supports the 600 CU faceplate. Same driver as the Geodimeter G420 driver.

(Robotic) Topcon 800 driver improved to support optical communications. This replaces the old 800, 800I, and RC2 drivers. Uses the new 800 driver when connected directly to the instrument instead of the GMT1 or GTS4 drivers. When the 800 driver is selected, it prompts with the appropriate connection options.

Removed Leica REFL driver and OLDTC because TC, TCM, and TCA drivers now support the

reflectorless toggle key in the

<SRVO>
<SRVO>

and

the reflectorless toggle key in the <SRVO> and <INSTR> m e n u s . •

<INSTR> menus.

Added

<INFN>
<INFN>

<DIST> toggle key in the Leica TC, TCM, and TCA Instrument Functions menu (

a
a

). Toggles between having the data collector set the Distance mode each time a distance

is taken and using the current distance on the instrument.

(GPS) Ashtech RTK GPS drivers supported.

(GPS) Javad/Topcon now has turn off the receiver.

Nikon ñ NKN driver now supports Instrument menu.

(GPS) Released the new Leica GPS driver.

(GPS) NavCom driver (NCT) now shows number of satellites tracked and used.

(GPS) Leica GPS 500 driver {Leica} added to the

(GPS) NavCom NCT2000 driver {NCT} added to the

to the • (GPS) NavCom NCT2000 driver {NCT} added to the <OFF> soft key in the

<OFF> soft key in the Instrument Functions (

<LTON> /
<LTON> /
a <INFN>
a <INFN>

) menu to

<REFL> /
<REFL> /

<PRISM> and

<LTOFF> toggles in the

<GPS> <GPS>
<GPS>
<GPS>

<INSTR> menu.

<INSTR> menu.

(Robotic) Geodimeter 600 (G600) improved to prevent old distances from being used. This added some time to Coarse mode shots. Every time you switch to Coarse mode, the Distance mode

must be entered using the

reduces the time every coarse shot takes. Current shot times are: Fine = 12 seconds; Coarse STD Distance mode with AIM & Follow off = 6 seconds; Coarse Track Distance mode with AIM & Follow off = 4 seconds.

Track Distance mode with AIM & Follow off = 4 seconds. <DIST> soft key in the

<DIST> soft key in the

<INFN>
<INFN>

menu. Taking the time to do this

• Added <TRIM> menu to the list of instrument drivers for selection of Trimble instruments.
• Added
<TRIM> menu to the list of instrument drivers for selection of Trimble instruments. Drivers
listed in the
<TRIM> menu are:

TTS ñ For the original Trimble instruments ñ same as the Lietz driver.

3300

ñ Same as the Zeiss Elta R50 driver

3600

ñ Same as the Zeiss ELTA C driver

5600

ñ Same as the Geodimeter 600 driver (Robotic only)

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(Robotic) Both the Satel 3ASd and Satel 2ASx radios used by Topcon instruments are now

supported. New soft keys Instrument menu.

<CH3AS> a n d and

New soft keys Instrument menu. <CH3AS> a n d <CH2AS> have replaced CHAN in the Topcon

<CH2AS> have replaced CHAN in the Topcon Custom

Added Topcon DL100 Digital Level driver.

Other Enhancements

Support for installation directly from Compact Flash cards

Added commands ìGPS Receiver Loggingî, ìStart GPS Log On Receiverî and ìStop GPS Log On Receiverî NavCom RTK and RTG

Added ìGPS Staticî command key menu.

Added HMS+, HMS-, +, -, *, /, and SQRT commands to the Trig Command Group.

Added "Math Operators" and "Trig" Command Key menus.

(GADOT) The GF (Grid Factor) routine for Georgia state plane zones now assumes meters when in Meter mode. It also prompts for points to use to calculate the grid and gives an option for storing the grid factor as the current scale factor.

(GADOT) There is a new command to change the Georgia Next Available Chain - CHNNO. The command is ìGeorgia Next Available Chainî in the Survey Settings Command Group.

(GPS) Added check to make sure the base routine has been run before allowing a coordinate conversion.

Graphical Stakeout now displays Cut/Fill correctly for Landscape mode devices.

(GPS) The

ill correctly for Landscape mode devices. • (GPS) The <BASE> key no longer reinitializes the base

<BASE> key no longer reinitializes the base point until after the first prompt. This

the base point until after the first prompt. This <BASE> and losing the base point. prevents

<BASE> and losing the base point.

prevents accidental tapping of

New product created: SMI Allegro Windows PC Desktop. This product is available to all SMI users for a minimal fee.

(GPS) Added

to all SMI users for a minimal fee. • (GPS) Added <LBASE> key on the second

<LBASE> key on the second page of the

(GPS) Added <LBASE> key on the second page of the <OCPT> a n d <GPS> <UTIL>

<OCPT> and

<GPS>
<GPS>

<UTIL> menu. Prompts for

Lat/Long/Height of base instead of getting it from the receiver. Using

without having to use the

Should be used with Local coordinate systems. Assumes you will also key in the correct occupied

<LBASE> is a way to set up

<BASE> key when the base receiver is already transmitting corrections. key when the base receiver is already transmitting corrections.

<BKAZ> . <GPS>
<BKAZ> .
<GPS>

<UTIL> menu. Prompts for base

. <GPS> <UTIL> menu. Prompts for base <BASE> key when point and backsight angle using •

<BASE> key when

point and backsight angle using

(GPS) Added

<SBASE> key on the second page of the

point number. Using

<SBASE> is a way to get set up without having to use the

the base receiver is already transmitting corrections. Should be used with State Plane coordinate systems.

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Resetting the program via FILE > RESET CLASSIC SMI no longer sets the variables and flags back to their default settings. To clear variables and flags, use FILE > CLEAR CLASSIC SMI.

! When prompted to recover memory, always tap

<NO> .
<NO> .

Command line can now be active when using F-Keys.

Added support for the DPSTATUS command.

(CVC) When a ditch distance of zero is keyed in the template editor, it is automatically changed to 0.0001 to prevent a divide by zero error.

(GPS) When in GPS mode, north/south and east/west directions are shown in addition to go/come, left/right, and clock direction while staking.

• Added <REFL> / <PRISM> to the the keyboard.
• Added
<REFL> /
<PRISM> to the
the keyboard.

<ROBOT>

menu and removed

to the the keyboard. <ROBOT> menu and removed <CLR> because it is assigned to • More

<CLR> because it is assigned to

More functions made visible for use on F-Keys.

(GPS) Local Inverse method now allows you to occupy a known point with the base. Tap

<BASE>
<BASE>

to key in the point number. Tap

the rover, and tap

<BKPT> to key in a known backsight, occupy the back point with to key in a known backsight, occupy the back point with

to key in a known backsight, occupy the back point with <ZERO> to orient the horizontal

<ZERO> to orient the horizontal angles.

(GPS) Benchmark (

<BM> ) now supported in both the Local Inverse method and SPCS.

(GPS) GPS manual entry option (

method and SPCS. • (GPS) GPS manual entry option ( < MAN5 > ) added to

<MAN5> ) added to GPS instruments menu. Shot routines

prompt for latitude, longitude, and altitude.

(GPS) Angle only routines now work with Local GPS systems.

(GPS) Changed

routines now work with Local GPS systems. • (GPS) Changed <BASE> routine. If in SPCS mode,

<BASE> routine. If in SPCS mode, you must key in a known SPCS point the base

is occupying. If in Local mode, you can key in a known local point and later key in a back point, or key in 0 and later perform a 2PFS.

<SDA>
<SDA>

improved so that the elevation of the first shot is not changed unless the second zenith

angle shot is greater than 1 foot different than the first zenith angle. If the second zenith angle is different by more than 1 foot, the elevation is calculated using the second zenith angle and the horizontal distance of the first shot plus any horizontal distance adjustment entered.

(CVC) Added ability to draw the template as modified by the

<DRAW>
<DRAW>
to draw the template as modified by the <DRAW> <BNCH> routine. If there is a bench
to draw the template as modified by the <DRAW> <BNCH> routine. If there is a bench

<BNCH> routine. If there is a bench

that is active when

bench. Remember that when taking shots when there is a bench, shots inside the shoulder will use the template and shots outside the shoulder will use the bench.

<TMPL> is pressed, you are asked whether to draw the template or

Added FT2IN function. Key in decimal feet and get feet and inches to the nearest 16th on the stack. Feet, inches, numerator, and denominator on the stack in that order.

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The 12345 flags in the status area have been replaced with ORZNIM representing Overwrite mode, Raw data, Elevations, Notes, Instrument mode, and Meters mode respectively.

(GPS) Graphical stakeout now takes height of rod into account.

Support added for Geoid99 files.

Enhancements from Version 7 to Version 8

On the Allegro CE and CX we added F6-F10 key assignments (use the

<BLUEKEY>

prior to

pressing the function key). Now all 6 soft keys can be mapped in addition to 4 other commands. F11 is mapped to About Classic SMI, F12 is mapped to Show Title Bar.

! Don’t run SMI with the title bar on because it hides the function key mappings.

SMI Transfer is now available from within Classic SMI on all devices (allows for ActiveSync Job Transfer (USB, COM), email of Job from field (using cell modem), and IR transfer of job in field between devices). IR Transfer requires utility supplied on the SMI Installation CD (License fee applies).

4000+ geographic coordinates systems (including NAD 27, HPGN, ITRF, and UTM). The Installation Wizard allows you to select a smaller list of coordinate systems so as to save room on the device and make the selection of a geographic coordinates system simpler. Support for complete coordinate system conversion using all the listed systems.

Bluetooth support on most devices (officially supported on the IPAQ and Allegro data collectors).

Support for Geoid 96, 99, 03, and all other USGS World Geoids.

A new Geoid toggle command was added to the

<GPS>
<GPS>

<OPT> menu. The existing Geoid

Departure command is now hidden if Use Geoid is on.

Javad Set Radio Channel, Port, and Sensitivity commands are now available in the Setup command group.

Static GPS Logging for SMI Flex GPS system now available in the GPS command group (you

can also access this function by pressing

<GPS> <NeXT> <LOG> .
<GPS>
<NeXT>
<LOG> .

Javad and Topcon GPS Sky View is now supported. This includes support for the GLONASS satellite positions.

The SMI Flex GPS Sky View has been enhanced to show the active WAAS satellite location, all satellites in sky, those in view, those being used for the current solution, an elevation (in your working units) and other helpful GPS information.

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! The SMI Flex GPS system automatically disables unhealthy GPS satellites.

The horizontal error for the SMI Flex GPS system is now correctly calculated when in RTK Quality 5.

SMI Flex GPS now supports both RTCM and CMR formats for base and rover systems in addition to the proprietary NCT format.

New Instrument Functions for SMI Flex GPS (Reset Receiver, Reset Ports, Network ID, Radio On, Radio Off, GGA On, GGA Off). The GGA on/off support for the SMI Flex GPS system allows it to be used with other NMEA type devices.

300 new favorites, function key commands and macros. This includes every HP Calculator command needed by surveyors and engineers.

SMI Flex GPS Multiple Rover set has been simplified by using the new BI macro feature (11 key strokes down to 4).

Direct driver support for StarFire's QuickStart Feature (autonomous sub-inch support). Accuracy drifts out to a maximum of 4" over about an hour.

Total Station Scale factor now correctly calculated by GPS Base command.

SMI Flex GPS now has RTK GPS under tree capability (5 L1 Signals must still be present).

SMI Flex GPS (SF Models) can now run for 20 minutes with complete loss of RTK Corrections while still maintaining 2.5 cm or better accuracies.

SMI Flex GPS automatically adjusts the satellite masking angle to obtain maximum accuracy and usability. A simplified/general overview of how it works is: Standard RTK 7d, long range RTK varies from 7d up to 15d, RTG (Backup of RTK and standard RTG) 5d.

SMI Flex GPS now supports 115,200 baud instrument communications and up to 25 Hz positioning. Use StarUtil.exe Ports to configure the control port (com 2) to 115200 and use the Force Baud Rate setting in Classic SMI File > Settings.

! Rates faster than 5 Hz require an upgrade code from Eagle Point for 10 Hz or 25 Hz. These higher rates are useful in very dynamic environments (i.e., airplanes and vehicles). Set the navigation rate that you want to use using the StarUtil.exe > Rover command.

A toggle was added to Classic SMI File > Settings to allow the SMI Flex GPS user control whether RTG Backup of RTK is considered Quality 5.

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! The HERR is now reported correctly, so this value may be a better control to use for actual positional accuracy determination.

SMI Flex GPS now supports the Pacific Crest 35 Watt base and PDL rover system for increased range (requires an Allegro CX or Ipaq). These Pacific Crest PDL radios are also compatible with Topcon and Trimble's PDL radios and Trimble's TrimMark Radios when the SMI Flex GPS system is configured for RTCM or CMR.

SMI Flex GPS now supports the use of 6 db Gain antennas with use of the new SSR Repeater radios for up to 2+ miles unlicensed range SSR Range.

SMI Flex GPS now supports the Raven CDMA cell modems for RTK Communications. These cell modems can also be used in the field for remote synchronization and internet connection on the Allegro CE and CX devices.

New windows interface for Classic SMI.

Function key mappings are now touch active (Allegro and Titan devices).

On screen buttons (i.e.,

NeXT ,
NeXT
,

Graphical Stakeout

,

FAVorites

, Soft keys 1-6, etc.) have

larger intelligent touch areas making it easy to use the touch screen, even with gloves on.

Support for color screens (numerous areas are now color coordinated)

ALT (Left) and CTRL (Right) shift key indicators are now Red and Brown.

F6-F10 function key mappings are blue to coordinate with the required blue shift key on the Allegro devices.

Graphical Stakeout and Satellite View make full use of colors for easier identification.

A new Note Sequencing program (could already be done with Eagle Point’s desktop Data Collection program). Allows for automatic changes to the default note.

Did away with the COGO only version of the SMI program (base program is Data Collection (DC)). COGO can still be purchased in the version 7 variety for numerous devices, including the PC. A PC version of SMI Version 8 can be purchased for as little as $50 (instrument communication is disabled).

Added the ability to run with both the internal and external radio systems to be used simultaneously (numerous advantages, light-weight rover local, use of SF units with RT units, etc.). The ability to turn on/off the internal radio at the base after it's configured is found in the

<INFN> Menu.

New SMI logo, desktop icons, and Windows desktop backgrounds.

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Graphical Stakeout has improved icons with transparency.

Version 8 does not run on the HP 48 platform. However, you can still buy version 7.1n cards for the HP 48. Contact SMI at (800) 678-6565 or (563) 556-8392.

The soft keys are now lightly numbered for quicker identification (helps in identifying function keys which are mapped to the soft keys, and for support/training).

Windows desktop versions have had all the field enhancements plus the ability to capture the classic screen (click in the upper left quadrant of the classic screen). The SMI logo displays, indicating that the image has been sent to the Windows Clipboard.

! Alt + Print Screen captures the entire application window.

Major Improvements to the documentation:

Buttons are now searchable. Hundreds of additional commands have been documented. Documentation no longer references older HP 48 platform keystrokes. Only two manuals (User Guide and Reference Manual).

Enhancements within Version 8.0

Enhancements from Version 8.0h:

New Jett ce Operating System:

Two Technologies has updated the Jett ce operating system to version 4.20.087. All Jett ce units manufactured after May 26, 2005 are equipped with the operating system version 4.20.087. The Jett ce operating system version 4.20.087 includes the following updates:

1. Fix for the hidden taskbar lockup at boot up.

2. Fix for the Bluetooth lockup from the device being suspended and restarted repeatedly.

3. Added "Sticky Key" functionality for Blue key.

4. Added the Transcriber program (handwriting recognition).

If you have purchased a Jett ce data collector prior to May 26, Eagle Point will be sending you an operating system upgrade. Eagle Point will follow up to assist you in the updating process of your data collector(s) or answer any questions you may have. Even though the process of updating users has already begun, it may be 30 before you receive your update.

The Jett ce data collector now produces audible cues when performing operations or errors occur.

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The Select Coordinate System dialog will now only display the coordinate system groups that are installed. The Installation will not install files for coordinate systems outside of North America unless the World option is chosen.

The 2-corner, 3-corner and Point on Grade commands have been added to the Construction card. These commands will be available for the Construction, Construction with Robotic and DOT cards.

Solid Earth Tide (SET) corrections will now be applied to a SMI Flex Starfire Base as well as a Starfire Rover.

Added a new Quickstart command (QUIK) to the instrument function menu for the Starfire receivers. Running this command will not change any base parameters.

Fixed Issues from Version 8.0h:

The Settings command will immediately apply the changes for the Com port and baud rate. You will no long need to exit the software and restart for the changes to take place.

Bluetooth communication lock up errors caused by being out of range or Bluetooth being unavailable have been corrected.

In Command Favorites and Command Keys modifications will now get saved to the specified menu.

In Command Favorites and Command Keys the Delete command will now permanently delete the specified menu from the list.

Graphical Stakeout will now start shot requests for the Topcon Total Station instrument when the command opens.

Speed improvements have been made for the Javad instrument driver. This reduces the time required to obtain a position for many commands.

Enhancements from Version 8.0g:

We have doubled the number of points that can be stored in a single storage file. If your device has sufficient room, you can change the storage file size to 4 MB. To do this go to File > Settings > Size of Storage File. This larger storage file size allows for storage of over 46,000 points depending on the SMI toggles like Elevation, Notes, and Raw. You will need to reset your device for this change to take effect.

The maximum number of commands available in each "Command Favorites" menu has been increased to 50.

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We added 15 additional commands to the default Command Favorites Calculator menu.

On the SMI Jett ce, the Random Points (RPTS) key will automatically set the ALPHA mode toggle on. This allows for quicker access to the Backspace function, which requires the ALPHA key to be active on the Jett ce data collector.

With either the NCT or NCTG driver active the new NMEA command is available under INFN (Instrument Functions Menu). This new function allows the SMI Flex GPS system to be used with NMEA compliant software programs. For example: ESRI's ArcPad and DeLorme mapping products. The current baud rate will remain unchanged (typically 19200) and will need to be verified in the NMEA software. Note: To return the SMI Flex GPS receiver to native mode for operation with the SMI software you will need to run the PORTS command also in INFN prior to selecting the ROVER command.

The following NMEA messages will be made available to the NMEA compliant software: GGA On Change (from once a second to 25 times a second), GSA every 3 seconds, GSV every 2 seconds, RMC every 5 seconds, VTG every 4 seconds,

Added the ability for the SMI Flex system to work as an RTK Rover with so called VRS networks (Virtual Reference Stations). These network RTK systems typically require a position from the rover prior to generating RTK corrections for the Rover. Select the new the GGA command in INFN to start outputting the NMEA GGA message to the radio/cell modem (data port) every 30 seconds.

The INFN PORTS command will stop all NMEA messages when selected.

Fixed Issues from Version 8.0g:

The internal clock of SMI will synchronize its self with the data collectors BIOS clock when the device is woke up from suspend mode and when SMI starts. This resolves many time stamp related issues and allows for multiple sun shots to be performed in an 8-hour day possibly without exiting or resetting your clock.

The on screen Geoid on/off toggle now displays its correct state after performing an install or running the Clear command.

When performing NAD-27 to NAD-83 coordinate transformations you will no longer need to install the Alaska files.

Enhancements from Version 8.0f:

The new Jett ce Desktop Emulator product was added to the SMI Product line. This product can be installed by selecting "Install SMI Version 8 to PC". The Desktop Emulators contain a majority of the features found in the real field products, allowing you to perform survey calculation in the

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office without having the actual data collector. These emulators are also a good training tool allowing multiple users to familiarize themselves with the product prior to be required to use the system in the field.

Leica GPS receivers are now configured to use CMR corrections. This allows compatibility with SMI Flex GPS receivers using CMR corrections

A new Leica GPS instrument function softkey of PDLCH was added, this allows SMI to set the Leica Pacific Crest PDL radio channel

A new keyin of LCAPDLCH was added for the new Leica Change Channel command

The Leica Change PDL Channel command was added to the GPS menu group

Leica GPS receivers Graphical Stakeout will now update the position 5 times per second

Two new macros were added to switch from GPS Rover to Total Station and back both found in GPS Command Group: Switch from GPS to TS & Switch from TS to GPS

The SMI Flex GPS Start/Stop button now function properly in the GPS Static Logging Dialog

The SMI Flex LOG softkey in the GPS NeXT menu now starts the GPS Static Logging Dialog

The SMI Flex ITRF displacement vectors are now applied to the new Solid Earth Tide (SET) RTG navigation modes

Fixed Issues from Version 8.0f:

SMI Jett ce +/- key now runs the correct change sign function in all cases

Graphical Stakeout cut/fill will now display in the current unit when in State Plane

GPS diagnostics now displays the NavCom firmware version installed on the connected NavCom receiver.

Fixed Issues from Version 8.0e:

The problem where pressing the ESC key within GPS multiple times unloaded the SMI product has been fixed.

Enhancements from Version 8.0d

SMI has developed a new data collector aimed to satisfy SMI users wanting to upgrade to our new windows platform but desire a lower cost solution to the Allegro data collector. Key features of the SMI Jett ce include: Custom Keyboard / Overlay which closely resembles the HP 48 layout,

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10 Custom Command Keys, Color QVGA Touch Screen, 10 Hour Runtime, Optional Bluetooth Communications, 64 MB Ram and 64 MB Built-in Storage,

Support for the new NavCom 3.0.4 firmware. Version 8 will continue to support 2.23.x and previously supported firmware.

All SMI Flex StarFire GPS Systems now have RTK Extendô - Combines the capabilities of the StarFire global decimeter positioning system with RTK to overcome the problem of communication dropouts. The RTK Extend feature overcomes this problem by continuously computing both RTK and StarFire solutions. During periods of successful RTK operation, the system keeps the back-up StarFire solution locked to the RTK solution until needed. If the receiver loses communication with the base station, it continues to output and position with RTK accuracy using the StarFire solution for up to 20 minutes. Once the communication link is restored, the system automatically switches back to the RTK solution.

All SMI Flex GPS Systems now have SureNavô - Intelligently evaluates all combinations of single or dual frequency, 2D or 3D, type of corrections available including DGPS, WAAS/EGNOS, StarFire and RTK to select which of the 16 different operating modes will optimize performance. SureNav constantly evaluates navigation mode selection and smoothly transitions between navigation modes as appropriate. This decreases outage time in marginal signal conditions by combining single frequency and dual frequency measurements.

SMI Flex GPS StarFire systems now use Solid Earth Tide corrections - The RTG positions are now adjusted for the effects of solid earth tides real-time. The system now models the effects of solid earth tides and automatically corrects the positions output by the receiver to remove the effects of solid earth tides on elevations.

SMI Flex GPS has Improved RTK Performance - Ability to process multi-hertz CMR corrections at the rover. Corrected compatibility issues when broadcasting CMR & RTCM corrections for use with other manufacturerís receivers. Improved ambiguity resolution at longer ranges.

SMI Flex now has Improved Satellite acquisition - More reliable satellite acquisition in poor signal conditions.

SMI Flex Backpack modes have Internal data logging enhancements - If active, internal data logging will automatically resume following a power fail, or when the operator powers the unit off and on.

We changed SMI Flex Base Station RTCM RTK Corrections Messages to 18/19 rather then 20/21 to allow for a larger list of manufacturers to be capable of receiving corrections from an SMI Flex Base.

NCT and NCTG Drivers automatically detect Starfire receivers and don't prompt for internal radios.

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More values are saved to RAM allowing the receivers to power up in the exact same state they were when powered off.

Fixed Issues from Version 8.0d:

GEO 600 and Trimble 5600 Graphical Stakeout will now acquire first shot.

GEO 600 and Trimble 5600 Graphical Stakeout shot update have been updated to 1 second vs. 10 seconds.

When in a Local Coordinate System, long-range East/West distances in Graphical Stakeout were off by the SMI Earth Curvature Correction. This has been resolved.

The slow communication issue after the device goes to sleep especially noticeable with Bluetooth has been resolved. This affected all instrument drivers causing slower operation of the device.

An issue that caused SMI Transfer to timeout with DOT Versions has been resolved.

FSPT from the staking menu and FSPT from the Construction menu were being swapped when used as custom command keys. These command are now referred to as FSPTC for Construction and FSPT for standard staking.

Numerous other Custom Command Keys display names were updated to avoid confusion with similarly named commands, See Reference Manual for a complete revised listing of commands and key-ins.

Juniper Systems has updated the Allegro CX Operating System to version 1.04. All Allegro CXs repaired and manufactured after December 21, 2004 are equipped with the operating system version 1.04. The Allegro CX Operating System Version 1.04 includes the following updates:

1. Improves IrDA connectivity and speed has been dramatically improved through higher voltage.

2. Memory Leak: The memory leak only occurred on monochrome units. The problem occurred during the process when the Allegro periodically checks the status of the display heater. In previous versions of the operating system every time this process ran, a small amount of RAM memory was used. After prolonged use, the RAM memory becomes depleted; this phenomenon is known as a memory leak.

3. Implements Microsoft QFE 040409_KB838793 regarding Microsoft ActiveSync file synchronization. File Synchronization using ActiveSync: Microsoft ActiveSync on CE .NET 4.2 was corrected so that desktop files that were previously synchronized with the handheld were not erroneously deleted from the desktop PC during the next synchronization with the handheld.

For more information see Upgrading the Allegro CX Operating System

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Starting and Exiting SMI

Tap the SMI icon in the lower right corner of the display to start Classic SMI.

Another way to start SMI is to select Start > Programs > Classic SMI or Start > Programs > Pocket SMI. Both interfaces are available, regardless of which one you pick. To switch to Classic SMI from Pocket SMI, tap the data collector icon in the upper left-hand corner of the Pocket SMI screen. To switch to Pocket SMI from Classic SMI, tap the data collector icon in the lower right-hand corner of the Classic SMI screen.

You can also assign the ìSwitch Interfacesî command to a command button, command favorite, or the command bar.

To exit the program from the Pocket SMI interface, tap the Exit button on the Job tab. To exit from the Classic SMI interface, select File > Exit. Both interfaces are closed when either one is closed.

Running Commands

Most commands can be run using several different methods. This section describes each of these methods.

Data Collector Overlay

It is important to note that the functions printed on the overlay on the Allegro, JETT, and Titan data collectors refer to the SMI program. This means that if you are in a program other than SMI, you need to switch to SMI to use these functions.

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Figure 1-2 Allegro Overlay JETT Overlay Titan Overlay ! Important Documentation Note: As you can
Figure 1-2 Allegro Overlay JETT Overlay Titan Overlay ! Important Documentation Note: As you can
Figure 1-2 Allegro Overlay JETT Overlay Titan Overlay ! Important Documentation Note: As you can

Figure 1-2 Allegro Overlay

JETT Overlay

Titan Overlay

! Important Documentation Note: As you can see in the above figures, the

a
a

and

c
c

keys are

opposite on the Titan. Because the Allegro and JETT collectors are the current and primary data collectors for SMI, in the remainder of this manual, if you are using a Titan you must consider the

and

you actually have to press

Explanation, however, the keys are correct for both the Allegro and Titan data collectors.

a
a
c
c

buttons to be opposite. For example, if the manual says to press

c <SPACE>
c <SPACE>
a <SPACE>
a <SPACE>

for INFN,

(SP) button on the Titan. For the following Overlay

Overlay Explanation

Name, Key, or Label

Allegro Key

 

JETT Key

Back Light

<GOLDKEY>

F3

<BLUEKEY>

Toggle

F1 & F2

Contrast Down

<GOLDKEY>

F4

N/A (color only)

Contrast Up

<GOLDKEY>

F5

N/A (color only)

LT

a
a

7

N/A

RT

c
c

7

N/A

Titan Key

<BLUEKEY>

F3

<BLUEKEY>

F4

<BLUEKEY>

F5

Description

Activates back light

Adjusts contrast down

Adjusts contrast up

c
c

7

Angle left

a
a

7

Angle right

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Name, Key, or Label

Allegro Key

SRVO

a
a

8

CLR (AKA PAUSE)

c
c

8

TOPT

a
a

9

SRCH

c
c

9

INFN

a
a

Esc

POS

c
c

Esc

NOTE

a
a

4

NW

c
c

4

INST

a
a

5

RSIDS

c
c

5

CDIR

a
a

6

HAZA

c
c

6

FLOP

a
a

BkSp

LGT

c
c

BkSp

FINE

a
a

1

ATB

c
c

1

RAW

a
a

2

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JETT Key

Titan Key

Description

T

c
c

8

Servo menu

R

a
a

8

Clear instrument

a
a

G

c
c

9

Turn to point

c
c

G

a
a

9

Search

a
a

J

c
c

SP

Custom Instrument menu

c
c

J

a
a

SP

Instrument Positioning menu

a
a

K

c
c

4

Key in note

c
c

4

a
a

4

NW bearing to azimuth

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c

6

c
c

5

Instrument toggle

c
c

M

a
a

5

Real-time side shots

N/A

c
c

6

Compass direction

c
c

K

a
a

6

Turn to horizontal and zenith angle

a
a

H

c
c

BKSP

Flop instrument

c
c

H

a
a

BKSP

Guidance light toggle

a
a

1

c
c

1 Toggle Fine/Coarse Mode

c
c

5

a
a

1 Azimuth to bearing

a
a

2

c
c

2 Toggle Raw Data on/off

Name, Key, or Label

Allegro Key

 

JETT Key

 

Titan Key

Description

SE

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c

2

c
c
a
a

2 2

 

SE bearing to azimuth

EL

a
a

3

a
a
c
c

3 3

Toggle Elevations

 

on/off

SW

c
c

3

c
c
a
a

1 3

 

SW bearing to azimuth

FAP

a !
a
!
 
a !
a
!
 
c !
c
!

First available point

NEXTNO

c !
c
!
c !
c
!
a !
a
!

Key in next number

RE-0

a
a

0

a
a

0

c
c

0

Turn to backsight and zero again

ZERO

c
c

0

c
c

0

a
a

0

Zero instrument

TURN

Arrows on the large navigation button

Either the:

a
a

Turn instrument or move cursor

Pocket PC:

R, S, T, and O or

R, S, T, and O or
  < BLUEKEY >    
 

<BLUEKEY>

 
  < BLUEKEY >    
 

R, S, T, and

O.

+/-

a
a

.

Y

<BLUEKEY>

ESC

Change sign

RTN

c
c

.

c
c

.

a
a

.

Return (allows text to continue on the next line)

START

<BLUEKEY>

 
c
c

0

N/A

Windows START

Start

 

Button

PREVIOUS

< TAB

 
a
a

L

N/A

Return to the previous soft key menu

NeXT

TAB >

L

N/A

Advance to the next soft key menu

Left Shift

a
a

(Red)

a
a

(Purple)

 
c
c

(Red)

Perform SHIFT LEFT

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Name, Key, or Label

Allegro Key