Getting Started with Data Acquisition – Importing Data

To import data, you can simply drag and drop a survey file from the Windows Explorer onto the DA Data Tree.

Click 'Fit View' to see the imported data.

The first new field book gets the name 'Default 1'. You can rename the field book in the Details Panel.

Note for MX Users:
The field book name will be used as MX model name when you export the data to MX, therefore the fieldbook name must apply to the MX standards for model naming.

To check the survey data you can select the various nodes in the fieldbook tree, like setups, point features and linear features.

Note for MX Users:
Point features show all points which have been imported. These points are either random points, or the points/vertices of linear features. When you export the data to MX, the linear features will be stored as normal 3D-strings, while the remaining point features will be stored as point-strings.

You can toggle information on and off by checking and un-checking the checkbox in the treeview to visually check the data.

When you select a node in the tree view, its details will be displayed in the Details Panel.

You can sort the details by clicking on the headers of the grid.

You can edit data either by changing a value directly in the grid, or by making a selection and then right clicking on the grid and choosing an edit option from the popup menu. The available editing options will vary depending on the type of your data and depending which node you've selected in the treeview.

 

 

DA automatically creates a surface from all Field Book data in your project.

To check the resulting surface go to "Surfaces > All Field Books > Features" in the DA tree, and toggle the various nodes on or off.

 

Please note that the surface will automatically update when you modify the field book. When you import observations you can modify things like prism height, angles and distances. When you import coordinates you can edit the coordinate values.

You can rename the surface in the Data Acquisition Details panel:

Note for MX Users:
The surface name will be used as MX model name when you export the data to MX, therefore the surface name must apply to the MX standards for model naming.

You can also modify some settings of the surface here, like trimming (Dissolve Type) and contour intervals.

 

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