I know you’ve likely seen this somewhere else (over on some Community Site…) but it definitely bears repeating:
HP48GX users with TDS software can now import directly into Civil 3D!!!Â
Click more to find out how….
I had been talking with Dave Carlson (of Carlson Software fame) regarding this need. Â He agreed that it would be a nice feature, and said that he’d get to it as soon as he had a chance.Â Â Â On the Friday before Christmas, he emailed me and told me that he’d completed it (by adding it to Carlson Connect) and gave me the link to download it.Â Â Unfortunately, Da Govna beat me to the posting, stealing a bit of my thunder, but news like that deserves to be posted everywhere.
So, to all of the surveyors still out there using a HP48 (don’t feel alone, mine is back at the office sitting next to my phone right now…), you now have a comprehensive, free solution (surveyors LOVE that word….free, not solution) to download your points. Â Â Here’s the interface, in case you haven’t seen it yet:
Thank you, Dave, for adding this to the program. Â I realize this is a freebie that you guys provide, and you’re not reaping any tangible benefits for this one. Â However, you’ve made quite a few crusty old curmudgeons smile today, and that’s quite a feat. Â Â (ok, not all surveyors are crusty old curmudgeons. Â However, as they age, chances are they will be sooner or later 😉 )
Happy Data Collecting!