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'3rd party' software companies (like MircoSurvey): What's their future outlook?

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jim.cox
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So how many are doing their drafting in their survey package?

TBC and 12D for example do have cad facilities - could you ditch Autocad completely?

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Posted : June 22, 2022 5:37 pm
OleManRiver
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@jimcox I have asked that same question. I get mixed messaging. A few say they do it completely with TBC use nothing else. Some say they use TBC for all qa/qc and adjustments then out to C3D. One guy sais he is use to C3D but if you were starting out solo you could make it work. Its all what you get use to I suppose. I was a die hard Wild person for total station and Trimble GPS but the easy thing about sticking with one company through all is data management. Trimble does this very well. One data collector one job file all data . I been looking at Carlson some and they have come a long way with GNSS and Robot. They have always had a nice data collector and field software. I have seen the writing on the walls and so has my company. So that is why I have been researching other options. 

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Posted : June 22, 2022 7:19 pm
Mark Mayer
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Basically, anyone exclusively using Carlson or Microsurvey CAD is doing their survey calcs in a CAD package. Which is quite a large percentage in the US. I'd guess that a good part of the remainder rely on their data collectors, and nothing more, to do the data resolution. Those 2 might account for over 50%, perhaps more. 

Personally, I'm using StarNet to do most of my data resolution, and C3d to do the mapping. I also have Carlson/IntelliCAD (I'm quite impressed with the ICAD, by the way) but I do not use it much except to explore my work partners products. I also have  Leica's Infinity.  

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Posted : June 22, 2022 7:50 pm

jim.cox
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Currently I am attending a TBC training session in Melbourne.

A couple of the attendees (not presenters) have shown me some really nice deliverable plan sets, all done just in TBC.

It IS possible to use it for all your drafting and to drop cad entirely 

 

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Posted : June 22, 2022 10:50 pm
Rover83
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If I were solo I'd stick with TBC and no other CAD program. I've dabbled enough in its CAD capabilities to know that I could set it up right and be off to the races.

The large firm that I am currently with both requires full-blown C3D deliverables, and a good half of our workforce can't comprehend TBC for processing, let alone CAD deliverables.

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Posted : June 23, 2022 6:06 am
WA-ID Surveyor
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Posted by: @jimcox

So how many are doing their drafting in their survey package?

TBC and 12D for example do have cad facilities - could you ditch Autocad completely?

IMHO TBC is trying to do too much. I get it, it would be nice to be all in one but their drafting functionality is painful.  Sure, it can be done.  It's just like walking to work, I'll get there, just 5 hours late.

We use TBC to process survey data and then export to Civil3d.

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Posted : June 23, 2022 7:21 am

OleManRiver
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@jimcox get the goodies and let us know. I would love to have a single platform. I will be compiling all I can find. 

 

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Posted : June 23, 2022 7:06 pm
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