Today it’s even more important to support a workflow than to have a list of features. Infinity continues to grow in supporting workflows for our users. Field data preparation and thematic coding with blocks and styles are important workflows. Preparing data for field data collection campaigns and improvements to using blocks for thematic coded data help make these workflows more efficient and easier to complete.
For field data preparation it’s possible to copy data from CAD design files to the project.
From the Features Module, If a project has one or more CAD files imported, a user can select and copy CAD entities to the project library, such as control points.
The original CAD file remains as imported and continues to be used as a visual reference.
When importing field data, sometimes its required to edit or extend thematic coded data including lines and areas. From the Features Module, extended support added for creating lines and area.
Starting a line with an arc or spline you only select the option and select the points to be part of the line.
When it comes to editing field data, from the Features Module, editing of imported lines and areas has been extended with more options to be more efficient with the edits:
- Adding or removing points
- Converting straight to arcs or splines
- Splitting or joining line segments
- Switch the start or end direction of the line or area
Futher, to export the data to a CAD format with as little editing as possible it’s also easy to import CAD Blocks from DXF/DWG files to build the Code Table and include linking of attributes that are intended to be used in the CAD software.
Along with supporting the attributes defined for a block, a user can assign attributes from the code list used on the instrument to apply scale to the block. The processing of the features is made on import but can be edited from the properties if required.
When importing the field collected data and using the code table the thematic coded data is automati-cally processed where you see the end results directly after the import is completed. This also makes it much more efficient to visually identify problems or errors from the field collection.
Then exporting to DXF or DWG, the user will see from Infinity exactly what will be in the CAD file. This is making the field to CAD as easy and efficient as possible, to reduce the time needed in the office to complete the field survey.