How to bring line work into the LS

Nate The Surveyor

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I've never done this. I've EXPORTED line work, but never imported. I have a large file, with 10 parcels, that I'd like to load just those 10 parcels, and not the rest of it.
What is a good way to get JUST the needed line work?
Anyway, time to learn this dog a NEW TRICK, if you know how.

Thank you,

Nate
 

Adam

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5PLS
Write a block of the lines you want in your Cad and then tap import in Jfield and select the file. You can also select which layers when you import the dwg or dxf.
 

Nate The Surveyor

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Can you rotate, translate that line work, after loading into the LS?
Delete it?
Stake those lines?
Would it be better to wblock all 10 parcels, together? Or, as separate blocks?
If they are separate blocks, can they be moved as individuals?
Wanting to learn this...
 

Adam

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5PLS
Not sure what you mean. Only import the layers you need or only export from your cad the ones you want. You can tap lines in the points screen and delete them by taping the red x. A long hold will delete them all.
 

Nate The Surveyor

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Thank you so very much. This will revolutionize my data flow.
Any tips and tricks you can share, will be appreciated. Like, how do you set a line mark @ 30' from any given point, or end of line. The idea being to set it on the r/w.
Can you pick off the intersection of a set of poly lines, or @ 10' away from an intersection point, ie, to make it an even foot offset, from an intersection point.
Thank you,
Nate
 

Nate The Surveyor

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OK, after talking with Adam, and John Evers, (Shawn Billings is on vacation, to either the Bahamas, or Alaska, Just a wild guess.... I don't know!, big grin good on him!) I found out that: When you use the ACAD (Carlson) command, wblock, and then select lines, it MAKES a block at the target location, in my case on my thumb drive, which is called drive J. And, then I nested it into the directory I wanted.
When you use the LS with the Thumb Drive in it, to IMPORT this line work, it EXPLODES this line work, and makes coordinates at the vertices of the line work.
FULL delete deletes these coordinates. PART does not. I wanted to do a FULL delete, and that is fine, IF you only use "ACCEPT AS" in stake out, you are fine. IF you use stake out with a piggy back coord, where it got staked, it can delete these.
I was safe, because I only do ACCEPT AS.
Also, when importing line work, PUT IT ON ANOTHER PAGE, that is not in use. This will HELP keep all things separated. Also, IF you are working with localized coords, and your linework is local, then this new page MUST be set to that same local coord system.

Then, you can delete linework, with less worries. IF you draw a line, between two points, in the LS, using the native draw program, and then delete that line, you run the risk of deleting the POINTS along with that line. This can delete SURVEY POINTS inadvertently. I personally think it should be BLOCKED from deleting any SURVEY or DESIGN points, at ALL times, when working with and deleting lines. Deleting SURVEY and DESIGN points can get you into trouble.

Ever since I bought the Javad, I have been on a mission to SIMPLIFY it. (I'm not sure that the development crew appreciates this!) Every time great new features come along, it seems that complexification comes along with it. I AM an expert OVER-COMPLEXIFIER, on my surveys. Anybody who has seen one of them, knows. Here, I'll post a recent one:

Anyhow, once I learn the track, I generally can run with it. I still want a MID point maker, that is ultra simple. On the INVERSE screen. Input 2 points into inverse, and it displays the inverse. Then, off to the side, is a little button. MID. Press that, and it makes a mid point between those.
Thank you all for making this fantastic survey machine. It's nicer than a 747.
Nate
 

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