Topcon Magnet Field Code Lists
I am wondering if there are any other Magnet Field users out there that could help. We use specific linework in our company and I was wondering if I can import a .lin file into Field so that I can use it in the code lists? If not, is there a way that you would recommend I could get it into my data collector?
I'm new to Magnet Field and currently only doing layout but I'm looking to learn what I can about the software.
I'm not sure if you are referencing to import line types or feature codes.
There are ways to import a feature code list. not line styles or line types such as fence and guide rail.. Is the lin file for Carlson or Autocad?
Are you looking for how to draw lines, arcs, rectangle etc with MF?
Magnet Field uses a few generic line styles, predefined. Not ment to be a full cad. Most export a point or raw file then let your CAD/Cogo process the codes into to specific line styles and blocks.
I suppose you could use the correct layer names in MF, export a DWG. Then let CAD remap the line styles by layer.
We use AutoCAD with Civil 3D in the office. To create a line in AutoCAD, we add linework codes to our field codes such as:
EC1 B, which is Edge of Concrete 1 Begin
EC1 E, which is Edge of Concrete 1 End
I believe the linework codes are setup in AutoCAD. I'm not familiar with the entire field-to-finish process. We use MAGNET Field.
Field Dog (Mark)
Sometimes if you are not familiar with the process it may be better not to comment all. As this is confusing to others.
You have described "Control Codes". To edit these Control Codes in MF: go to
Exchange > To File
Format >Topcon Text Custom Report
At the bottom Left Select Code Style
At the bottom select Control Codes
These are user-definable control codes to match your Cogo software.
You don't add the string number to feature code in Magnet Field. The String number is a separate field that shows up next to the feature code.