SurveyTools for BricsCAD COGO Tutorial

An introduction to MicroSurvey Coordinate Geometry functions for boundary computations

A core feature of MicroSurvey's SurveyTools for BricsCAD is the Coordinate Geometry (COGO) module. This command line utiility enables boundary computation tasks with maximum efficiency. These routines accomplish tasks that CAN be done using CAD operations, but SurveyTools' COGO routines are optimized for creating a plan and points ready for staking, with all available input and output scaling options saved with the specific project.

  • Compute points and boundaries with a minimum number of keystrokes
  • Apply Input and Output scale factors during computations
  • Create "Smart" entities connected to a survey database to ensure accurate labels and to record coordinates for immediate staking
  • Use an AutoMap to apply CAD standards from point descriptions as points and boundaries are computed or imported
  • Output a points file ready for staking out without requiring field transformations between ground and grid datums

The tutorial should take about 25 minutes to complete.

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James Johnston
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