In the field, their surveyors have a set of universal codes they use to take shots. However, when supplying the information to other clients and agencies, they need their codes on the survey points to match the standards of the agencies to whom they are sending the information. They need a way to set up a batch conversion of survey codes in order to produce correct survey feature codes to supply to other users/clients.
In the OpenRoads Survey technology, we have the ability to perform a string substitution which will read the code strings in the data and replace it with a mapped string that is defined within the Project Settings.
When importing the file, make sure you are importing it into the OpenRoads Survey and not the Native InRoads File > Text Import Wizard. It must be done under the OpenRoads Field Books to recognize the string substitutions from the settings.
Right-click and create a new fieldbook, then you right-click on the new fieldbook you created and select Load > File Using Text Import Wizard. Set the file type at the bottom to ALL FILES (*.*) and browse to your text file. Then import and step through the wizard. Then the new Fieldbook should have the points imported with the new substituted strings. Highlight the All Point Features (#1 below), then select the Show Details (#2 below) to see a details box with the reflected change in the codes.
If working with different agencies, you can have multiple settings defined for the different standards stored in the dgn libraries. Different settings can be selected when importing the data to substitute the strings to the correct standards. The program will ask which settings you wish to use so you can set the correct codes to be substituted.