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

Traverse Adjustment


This function is used to get closure information, balance angles and verticals, and do a compass adjustment. To perform an adjustment, each traverse point must have a description that starts with TR (in uppercase, followed optionally by any other characters), and be collected in order. Sideshots can be . . . → Read More: Traverse Adjustment