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The Fieldworks program is an easy to use and powerful program for Land Surveying and Construction applications which features full screen data entry, and fast, accurate execution. It uses the latest and most advanced computer hardware to provide unparalleled features and computation speed, and the Windows CE operating system (and Pocket PC) to make it . . . → Read More: Main Menu


The Collect functions allow you to enter field survey data and then reduce it to three dimensional coordinates. Field data may be entered manually or transferred from many Total Stations or GPS. The HI is the only question asked with GPS, and a Localization dialog, (see using with GPS) and there is no . . . → Read More: Collect


Here is the menu of types of stakeout:

Radial Stakeout Set up on a point, backsight a point and radially stakeout points.

First you enter your instrument setup information. Then after you enter a To: point, FieldWorks will display information about the location of the point to be staked: the Horizontal Angle, Vertical Distance, . . . → Read More: Stakeout


When you first enter the plot function, the screen appears with the last 10 points in the file displayed as a default for plotting. You may then modify this point list to plot a different range of points. This point list will be automatically saved in a plot file with the same name as . . . → Read More: Plot



This function computes the coordinates and elevation of the instrument point given two known points and the horizontal angle, zenith angle and slope distance to each of the known points in clockwise order. This is also called Free Station. FieldWorks resection has a high accuracy without strength of triangle concerns. The . . . → Read More: Resection

Remote measurement


This function computes the distances between 2 remote shots.

HI: Enter the Height of Instrument.

HT: Enter the Height of Target.

HA: , ZA:, SD: Enter the horizontal angle, zenith angle and slope distance. To get this data from a total station, press the Measure function button in the upper left . . . → Read More: Remote measurement

Coordinates Menu


First point #, Last point # Enter the point numbers of the first and last points to be deleted. When points are deleted, the file size (# records) remains as is. Therefore, the last point number may not be the actual last point, but will be the maximum number of points that the . . . → Read More: Coordinates Menu


Operating FieldWorks with different Instruments, total stations and GPS

1. Connect FieldWorks and instrument using the correct cable. Contact your instrument dealer or XYZworks if you do not have a cable.

2. Start the FieldWorks software.

3. Configure FieldWorks to work with the instrument, if this has not been done. Enter the Options function and . . . → Read More: Instruments


A list of options and their current settings will be displayed. The selected options are stored in memory and will be read each time the program is started.

Elevations If not checked, the program will not require entry of H.I. (height of instrument) or H.T. (height of target), and will not compute elevations in . . . → Read More: Options

COGO coordinate geometry


Traverse, Sideshot, Area, Brg-brg intersection, Brg-dist intersection, Dist-dist intersection, Inverse, Inverse Curve, Create Curve, Pt.On Curve, Offset Intersection

Angle and bearing/azimuth entry conventions Throughout the program, angles, bearings, and azimuths are entered in the form of DDD.MMSS. If decimal portions of a second are used, simply continue the seconds entry. No extra decimal . . . → Read More: COGO coordinate geometry