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Jmedlock
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Hey everyone, wondering what type of file is needed for a control file on Carlson SurvCE.  Is it just simply a .csv file?  .crd file?  And what is the process to load the control file?

Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance

 
Posted : August 20, 2021 2:38 pm
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I've just used csv or txt files, exported from Carlson Survey.  

Haven't needed anything else, so I haven't looked into using anything else

 
Posted : August 20, 2021 5:41 pm
BushAxe
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I use a crd file.

 
Posted : August 20, 2021 9:36 pm

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Jmedlock
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Thanks for the answers guys.  I have been using both but it just seemed too easy like I was missing something.  I guess I have been doing it right.  Thank you again for the answers

 
Posted : August 20, 2021 9:55 pm
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I'm sure there are other methods.  Carlson seems to try to accommodate all software and almost everyone's preferences.  

In this case, though, it seems like simple is best, so do what you're comfortable with.

I've never used a crd file to import to the DC because I'm usually just exporting my control points and maybe monuments, not all my topo/detail.  So with a csv or txt file export, I can pick and choose which points to send.

 
Posted : August 23, 2021 4:52 am
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Are you using a separate control file? If so you will need to import a csv or txt (there are about a dozen file types that Carlson can handle) file into the crd format.

If you just want the points in your current job, you can import them into the job directly (again, csv, txt, etc).

 
Posted : August 23, 2021 11:57 am

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Have often used a separate control file, using Carlson in office and field. I would put “control “ points in that file, but you are not necessarily limited to that.  It could contain “vetted” points for topo, or just a group of points you want to compare. It’s pretty easy to experiment with and find out what works. Good luck!

 
Posted : August 23, 2021 12:01 pm
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@learner 

Seems like I used control files back when I was using the old HP's.  Now I just add points directly to the job.  Maybe it was easier to overwrite points back then with those.  I don't know. 

I haven't seen any drawbacks to having everything in the job file.  And when processing the rw5 later on, it's easy enough to delete all the SP records

 
Posted : August 23, 2021 12:29 pm
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If you're doing stakeout on a subdivision, it can be helpful to have good points in control file, and you can store all the check points, and stake points in daily file....

Whatever cranks your tractor, though! (fires your disto laser 🙂

 
Posted : August 23, 2021 8:30 pm

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