Bentley Map RTK data collection

I'm a surveyor who is very new to the GIS world. We are using Mobile Map to QC storm structure data. This is working great. 

Is there a Bentley application that can be used for field collection using RTK gps?  We would like to collect a large amount of storm drainage data using RTK and provide an ESRI database as a deliverable.

Is that possible?

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  • Cliff,

    I don't know if my answer will be of any help to you.

    We are a large danish surveyor company using Trimble survey equipment and Bentley Map as our standard Cad/Gis platform.
    We don't use Bentleys Survey Tool, because we started the Trimble / Bentley Map usage long before Survey tools was added to Bentley map.
    As I see it you have two or more hurdles to overcome;
    Trimble Access data controller software has a nice way to collect attributes ( = Properties in Bentley map) along with the surveying. As far as I remember these attributes are not included in the Civil-features that Survey tools creates --may be that is not correct any more!
    Second Survey tools create Civil-features and not XFM-features which Bentley map works with. Maybe the Gis Export tools will export these features as well -again I have not tried that, since we use our own software creating XFM features.
    If not, you will have to promote your Civil-features to XFM features, and I believe, that if you have attributes/properties you have to reenter them.
    Hopefully my knowledge is outdated or wrong :-)

    Regards,

    Erik Wirring
    Landinspektørfirmaet LE34
    Denmark
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  • Cliff,

    I don't know if my answer will be of any help to you.

    We are a large danish surveyor company using Trimble survey equipment and Bentley Map as our standard Cad/Gis platform.
    We don't use Bentleys Survey Tool, because we started the Trimble / Bentley Map usage long before Survey tools was added to Bentley map.
    As I see it you have two or more hurdles to overcome;
    Trimble Access data controller software has a nice way to collect attributes ( = Properties in Bentley map) along with the surveying. As far as I remember these attributes are not included in the Civil-features that Survey tools creates --may be that is not correct any more!
    Second Survey tools create Civil-features and not XFM-features which Bentley map works with. Maybe the Gis Export tools will export these features as well -again I have not tried that, since we use our own software creating XFM features.
    If not, you will have to promote your Civil-features to XFM features, and I believe, that if you have attributes/properties you have to reenter them.
    Hopefully my knowledge is outdated or wrong :-)

    Regards,

    Erik Wirring
    Landinspektørfirmaet LE34
    Denmark
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