Topcon develops advanced software tool
Topcon Europe Positioning is offering upgrades to its MAGNET software products, which have benefited from the firm’s recent tie-up with Autodesk. The MAGNET Enterprise package is a cloud service that connects the firm’s Field and Office products and provides a web-based interface to company data and new versions of MAGNET Field and MAGNET Office are available. The MAGNET Field software runs on field controllers and on-board total stations, while MAGNET Office is a stand-alone office package for processing and modelling. This MAGNET system allows real-time collaboration between project manager, field crews, office personnel, engineers, or consultants and the updates to MAGNET Enterprise include a MAGNET Relay mobile base RTK broadcasting service, added tool tips for key icons and buttons and multiple improvements to Asset Manager.
The updates to the MAGNET Field package include quick codes, the ability to export GPS and TS raw data to user-defined formats using the new custom export formatter, viewing text from AutoCAD DWG files is now an option to import for viewing on the map. The improvements provide a 3D Viewer, can support SiteLink 3D connections, mean that simulation is available in all routines, allow more Calculate (COGO) routines and view options in map for Background Drawings and Surfaces. Meanwhile updates to MAGNET Office include new tools so that importing DWG for 64 Bit Systems is supported, has added a processing option to Assist Import from the Internet and has added an option to create points at tick intersections from AutoCAD drawings. It has also added annotations settings for two point arcs, a new option to create vectors from PDF files, an option to Trace PDF vector data, an option to Trace Raster data, an option to Elevate polylines during PDF trace, an option to Scale PDF data and SiteLink 3D interface and support.