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Lee Gregory
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: 12d Field and 12d Track Reply with quote

We have been receiving numerous requests from users about some new 12d Model functionality currently under going beta testing, especially 12d Field and 12d Track.

So to help keep you up to date, I have included some information about both these developments.

1. 12d Field - The Surveyors and Engineers Field software.
This new and exciting 12d Model module will soon be released by 12d Solutions.

The 12d Field module brings the power and functionality of 12d Model into the field to revolutionise surveyors and engineer’s productivity and data management. The 12d Field module enables the user to have full 12d Model project information at hand in the field, on site or at the point of survey. All 12d functions you use in the office are at your finger tips.

Michael Gunter (TPsetout and TPstakeout) and the 12d Solutions development team have designed the 12d Field module to match our users' requirements.

Through our association with the major Survey equipment and PC manufacturers, 12d Solutions has linked with many of the GPS and Total Station units available, providing the user with live streaming position data in 12d Model. Motorised Total Stations can be controlled from within 12d Field to setout and carry out your conformance and Detail Surveys with confidence using 12d Model's unique attributing method.

For new and existing 12d Model users, the 12d Field module offers an affordable software solution to provide total control and management of data.

2. 12d Track - 12d Model Extensions for the Railway Industry.
With the increasing requests from our designers and surveyors for railway specific capabilities in 12d Model, we have been busy working on new capabilities for this type of work.

We have already coded and are currently testing:

Chainage (station) equalities - these can be placed anywhere on the super alignment. Chainage equalities can be defined by raw chainage or a ground position.

K-Posts as used by Queensland Rail.

The super alignment dynamic labelling, string inquires, the apply many sections, long section plots and cross section plots all take chainage equalities and k-posts into consideration when defining the position of regular chainages or uprights, and for labelling.

Full super alignment support for the cubic parabola transition as used in New South Wales.

Full super alignment support for the Westrail cubic spiral as used in Western Australia.

Tools for placing turnouts on alignments and a user defined turnout library

Cant calculator

Slew diagrams

Least squares best fit for lines and arcs as part of the super alignment

For users on maintenance and with both the Alignment and Volumes modules, these extensions will be included as part of the normal 12d Model upgrades.
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