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MicroSurvey Layout

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A simple-to-use graphical field product designed specifically for the construction layout professional. Used on its own, or in conjunction with Point Prep, MicroSurvey Layout gives you all the tools you need to lay out your points and lines accurately and easily.

Also included is an as-built mode that allows you measure existing points on a job or pick up points needed for earthwork quantities.

MicroSurvey Layout is designed with logical menus and toolbars, finger-sized buttons, a powerful map screen, and support for both small handheld data collectors and full Windows tablets.


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For the construction layout professional.

MicroSurvey Layout features:

  • Designed for the construction market.
  • Includes a point pattern tool for laying out anchor bolt patterns.
  • Surface layout: Design surfaces (DTM or TIN models) can be loaded into Layout for stakeout and other unique applications.

The Pro version of Layout comes with GNSS/GPS and robotic control features (for use with robotic total stations).

Contractor Friendly

  • Layout mode includes tools to locate points, lines, arcs, and DXF drawing entities. Use for cut/fill analysis or prepare reports.
  • As-built mode with topo tools lets you measure and store points for export to CAD or import to MicroSurvey Point Prep.
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Easy Plan Entry

  • Built-in plan entry tool allows you to enter information from paper drawings directly in the field while Layout automatically computes coordinate points.
  • Create lines and arcs along with points, work in different units, or create a template.
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Easy Setup

  • Reference point routine allows you to measure to two or more known points to establish your total station location. Allows periodic position checks.
  • Remote Benchmark allows you to shoot a known point so its elevation can be transferred to your current total station position.
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Easy Layout

  • Graphically stake points, lines and DXF CAD drawings by selecting from the map screen.
  • Stake point routine can automatically find the point nearest your current prism or GPS position.
  • Includes built-in error checking and cut sheet generator with point deviations and cut/fill values.
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Offsets and Point Patterns

  • Lines and arcs can be offset to the left and/or right by a specific distance.
  • Compute points down and out from a line or arc, or point offsets between points.
  • Includes line partitioning and a point pattern tool for laying out anchor bolt patterns.
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As-Built & Topographic Tools

  • Routines are built in to measure existing conditions for as-built reports or drawings.
  • Easily record points with elevation that can be exported to other third party applications.
  • Record data for cut / fill analysis, volume calculations or DTM model creation.
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Road Alignment Layout

  • Input alignment data from paper drawings into the built-in alignment editor.
  • Horizontal alignment, vertical profiles, and templates.
  • Easy-to-use stakeout tools.
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Equipment Support

  • Conventional non-robotic instruments supported as well as robotic instruments.
  • GPS base and rover systems, network-corrected GPS rover systems, and Leica 3D DISTO.
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Advanced Display and Platforms

  • Easy-to-use menu structure makes finding things a breeze, with a unified look and feel across all platforms.
  • Total station and GPS toolbars accessible directly on the map screen.
  • Live graphics screen allows you to pick data from the map screen for layout.
  • Both portrait and landscape devices supported.

Desktop Companion

  • Open Autodesk DWG and DXF files with Point Prep and create points quickly from the digital CAD drawing.
  • Export and upload points directly to MicroSurvey Layout for layout at the job site.
  • Export and upload a CAD background file (DXF) for use with MicroSurvey Layout.
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