Leica TPS1200 User Manual

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Leica TPS1200

User Manual

Version 4.0

English

Introduction

TPS1200

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Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase

Congratulations on the purchase of a TPS1200 series instrument.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This manual contains important safety directions as well as instructions for setting

 

 

 

up the product and operating it. Refer to "7 Safety Directions" for further information.

 

 

Read carefully through the User Manual before you switch on the product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product identification

The type and the serial number of your product are indicated on the type plate. Enter the type and serial number in your manual and always refer to this information when you need to contact your agency or Leica Geosystems authorized service workshop.

Type: _______________

Serial No.:

_______________

 

 

Symbols

The symbols used in this manual have the following meanings:

 

Type

Description

 

 

Danger

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not

 

 

avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended

 

 

use which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious

 

 

 

injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended

 

 

use which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate

 

 

 

injury and/or appreciable material, financial and environmental

 

 

 

damage.

 

 

 

 

 

)

Important paragraphs which must be adhered to in practice as

 

they enable the product to be used in a technically correct and

 

 

 

efficient manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks

• Windows and Windows CE are a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation

CompactFlash and CF are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Introduction

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this manual

Chapter

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

1

How to Use this Manual

8

 

 

 

 

 

2

Description of the System

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

System Components

12

 

 

2.2

System Concept

19

 

 

 

2.2.1

Software Concept

19

 

 

 

2.2.2

Data Storage and Data Conversion Concept

21

 

 

 

2.2.3

Power Concept

23

 

 

2.3

Container Contents

24

 

 

2.4

Instrument Components

28

 

3

User Interface

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1

Keyboard

 

32

 

 

3.2

Screen

 

36

 

 

3.3

Operating Principles

38

 

 

3.4

Icons

 

44

 

4

Operation

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

Instrument Setup

50

4.2

Autodetect Behaviour

53

4.3

Instrument Setup as SmartStation

55

 

 

4.3.1

SmartStation Setup

55

 

 

4.3.2

LED Indicators on SmartAntenna

59

 

 

4.3.3

Working with the Clip-On-Housings for Devices

61

 

 

4.3.4

LED Indicators on Clip-On-Housings

65

4.4

Instrument Setup for Remote Control

70

 

 

4.4.1

Remote Control Setup

70

 

 

4.4.2

LED Indicators on RadioHandle

72

4.5

Battery

 

74

 

 

4.5.1

Operating Principles

74

 

 

4.5.2

Instrument Battery

76

 

 

4.5.3

SmartAntenna Battery

78

4.6

Working with the CompactFlash Card

80

4.7

Accessing Survey Application Program

83

4.8

Guidelines for Correct Results

86

 

5 Check & Adjust

90

 

 

 

 

 

5.1

Overview

 

90

5.2

Preparation

94

5.3

Combined Adjustment (l, t, i, c and ATR)

96

5.4

Tilting Axis Adjustment (a)

101

5.5

Adjustment of the Circular Level

106

5.6

Adjustment of the Reflectorless EDM

109

 

 

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

 

 

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5.7

Adjustment of the Laser Plummet

114

 

 

5.8

Service of the Tripod

118

6

Care and Transport

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1

Transport

 

120

 

 

6.2

Storage

 

122

 

 

6.3

Cleaning and Drying

123

 

 

6.4

Maintenance

124

7

Safety Directions

126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.1

General Introduction

126

 

 

7.2

Intended Use

127

 

 

7.3

Limits of Use

129

 

 

7.4

Responsibilities

130

 

 

7.5

International Warranty, Software Licence Agreement

131

 

 

7.6

Hazards of Use

133

 

 

7.7

Laser Classification

139

 

 

 

7.7.1

Integrated Distancer, Invisible Laser

139

 

 

 

7.7.2

Integrated Distancer, Visible Laser

142

 

 

 

7.7.3

Automatic Target Recognition ATR

148

 

 

 

7.7.4

PowerSearch PS

150

 

 

 

7.7.5

Electronic Guide Light EGL

152

 

 

 

7.7.6

Laser Plummet

154

 

 

7.8

Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC

158

 

 

7.9

FCC Statement, Applicable in U.S.

161

8 Technical Data

 

168

 

 

 

8.1

Angle Measurement

168

8.2

Distance Measurement - Infrared IR

169

8.3

Distance Measurement - Reflectorless RL

172

8.4

Distance Measurement - Long Range LO

175

8.5

Automatic Target Recognition ATR

177

8.6

PowerSearch PS

179

8.7

SmartStation

180

 

8.7.1

SmartStation Accuracy

180

 

8.7.2

SmartStation Dimensions

182

 

8.7.3

SmartAntenna Technical Data

183

8.8

Conformity to National Regulations

187

 

8.8.1

Communication side cover with Bluetooth

187

 

8.8.2

GFU17, Siemens MC45

188

 

8.8.3

GFU24, Siemens MC75

190

8.8.4GFU19 (US), GFU25 (CAN) CDMA MultiTech MTMMC-C 192

 

8.8.5

RadioHandle

194

 

8.8.6

SmartAntenna with Bluetooth

196

8.9

General Technical Data of the Instrument

198

8.10

Scale Correction

205

8.11

Reduction Formulas

211

Index

 

 

216

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

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How to Use this Manual

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1 How to Use this Manual

)It is recommended to set-up the instrument while reading through this manual.

Path

Main Menu: Manage...\Data stands for this working sequence:

 

From the Main Menu select Manage... and then select Data.

 

 

Screen

CONFIGURE General Menu describes the name of the screen.

 

 

Page

Screens can have more than one page. Units page describes a specific page of a

 

screen. For example: ’...in CONFIGURE Units & Formats, Units page...’

Fields and options Fields displayed on the screen are described as <Coord System:> or <Coord System: Swiss>, if ’Swiss’ is the selected coordinate system.

Index

The index is at the end of the manual.

)Keys, fields and options on the screens which are considered as self-explanatory are not explained.

Validity of this

This manual applies to all TPS1200 instruments. Differences between the various

manual

models are marked and described.

Available documentation

General description

Name of documentation

Description

User Manual

All instructions required in order to operate the instru-

 

ment to a basic level are contained in this User

 

Manual. Provides an overview of the instrument

 

together with technical data and safety directions.

 

 

Name of documentation

Description

System Field Manual

Describes the general working of the instrument in

 

standard use. Intended as a quick reference field

 

guide.

 

 

How to Use this Manual

TPS1200

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How to Use this Manual

TPS1200

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of documentation

Description

 

 

 

Applications Field Manual

Describes specific onboard application programs in

 

 

 

standard use. Intended as a quick reference field

 

 

 

guide. The RoadRunner application program is

 

 

 

described in a separate manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Reference

Overall comprehensive guide to the instrument and

 

Manual

 

program functions. Included are detailed descriptions

 

 

 

of special software/hardware settings and soft-

 

 

 

ware/hardware functions intended for technical

 

 

 

specialists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available documentation depending on use case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use case

User Manual

System Field

Application

Technical

 

 

 

 

Manual

Programs

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

Field Manual

Manual

 

 

for

 

for

for

for

 

TPS

TPS1200

 

TPS1200

TPS1200

TPS1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TPS RCS

RX1200

 

TPS1200

TPS1200

TPS1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use case

User Manual

System Field

Application

Technical

 

 

 

Manual

Programs

Reference

 

 

 

 

Field Manual

Manual

 

 

for

for

for

for

 

GPS

GPS1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPS

RX1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

 

SmartRover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format of the

The TPS1200 CD contains the entire TPS1200 documentation in electronic format.

documentation

All manuals are also available in printed form except for the Technical Reference

 

Manuals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Use this Manual

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Description of the System

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2 Description of the System

2.1System Components

Main components

 

RX1200

TPS12_198

TPS1200

Component

Description

TPS1200

• an instrument for measuring, calculating and capturing data.

 

• comprised of various models with a range of accuracy classes.

 

• integrated with an add-on GNSS system to form SmartStation.

 

• combined with RX1200 to conduct remote control surveys.

 

• connected with LGO to view, exchange and manage data.

 

Component

Description

 

RX1200

A multi-purpose controller enabling the remote control of TPS1200.

 

 

 

 

 

LGO

An office software consisting of a suite of standard and extended

 

 

programs for the viewing, exchange and management of data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminology

The following terms and abbreviations may be found in this manual:

 

 

 

 

 

Term

 

Description

 

TPS

 

Total Station Positioning System

 

 

 

 

 

GNSS

 

Global Navigation Satellite System (generic term for satellite

 

 

 

based navigation systems like GPS, GLONASS, SBAS)

 

 

 

 

 

RCS

 

Remote Control Surveying

 

 

 

 

 

LGO

 

LEICA Geo Office

 

 

 

 

 

EDM

 

Electronic Distance Measurement

 

 

 

EDM refers to the laser distancer incorporated into the instru-

 

 

 

ment which enables distance measurement.

 

 

 

 

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Term

Description

 

 

 

Three measuring modes are available:

 

 

 

• infrared laser measurement mode IR.

 

 

 

• visible red laser measurement mode RL.

 

 

 

• long range visible red laser measurement mode LO.

 

 

 

 

 

EDM

This EDM refers to the infrared laser and the ability to measure

 

Infrared IR

distances to prisms.

 

 

 

 

 

EDM

This EDM refers to the visible red laser and the ability to measure

 

Reflectorless RL

distances without prisms.

 

 

 

 

 

EDM

This EDM refers to the visible red laser and the ability to measure

 

Reflectorless LO

extended distances to prisms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PinPoint

PinPoint refers to the Reflectorless EDM technology which

 

 

 

enables an increased measuring range with a smaller laser spot

 

 

size. Two options are available: R100 and R300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGL

Electronic Guide Light

 

 

 

An EGL fitted to an instrument assists with prism targeting. It

 

 

 

consists of two differently coloured flashing lights located in the

 

 

instrument telescope housing. The person holding the prism can

 

 

align him/herself into the instrument’s line of sight.

 

 

 

 

 

Term

Description

Motorised

Instruments fitted with internal motors, enabling automatic hori-

 

zontal and vertical turning are referred to as Motorised.

ATR

Automatic Target Recognition

 

ATR refers to the instrument sensor which enables the automatic

 

fine pointing to a prism.

 

 

Automated

Instruments fitted with ATR are referred to as Automated.

 

Three automation modes are available with ATR:

 

• None: no ATR - no automation and no tracking.

 

• ATR: automatic fine pointing to a prism.

 

• LOCK: automatic tracking of an already targeted prism.

 

 

PowerSearch

PowerSearch refers to the instrument sensor which enables the

 

automatic rapid finding of a prism.

 

 

SmartStation

A TPS1200 instrument integrated with an add-on GNSS system,

 

comprising hardware and software components, forms

 

SmartStation.

 

 

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Term

Description

 

 

 

Components of SmartStation include SmartAntenna,

 

 

 

SmartAntenna Adapter with attached clip-on-housing and

 

 

 

antenna for a communication device and Communication side

 

 

 

cover.

 

 

 

SmartStation provides an additional instrument set-up method

 

 

for determining instrument station coordinates.

 

 

 

The GNSS principles and functionality of SmartStation derive

 

 

 

from the principles and functionality of GPS1200 instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SmartAntenna

SmartAntenna with integrated Bluetooth is a component of

 

 

 

SmartStation. It can also be used independently on a pole, with

 

 

a GNSS receiver and remote controller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RadioHandle

A component of RCS is RadioHandle. It is both an integrated

 

 

 

radio modem with attached antenna and instrument carry

 

 

 

handle.

 

 

 

 

 

Communication

Communication side cover with integrated Bluetooth is a compo-

 

side cover

nent of SmartStation. In combination with RadioHandle it is also

 

 

a component of RCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrument models

 

 

Model

Description

 

 

TC1200

Basis electronic tachymeter.

 

 

 

 

TCR1200

Additional components: Reflectorless EDM.

 

 

 

 

TCRM1200

Additional components: Reflectorless EDM, Motorised.

 

 

 

 

TCA1200

Additional components: Automated, Motorised.

 

 

 

 

TCP1200

Additional components: Automated, Motorised, PowerSearch.

 

 

 

 

TCRA1200

Additional components: Reflectorless EDM, Automated, Motorised.

 

 

 

 

TCRP1200

Additional components: Reflectorless EDM, Automated, Motorised,

 

 

PowerSearch.

 

 

 

LEICA Geo Office

• LGO supports GPS1200 and TPS1200 instruments. It also supports all other

 

Leica TPS instruments.

• LGO is based on a graphical user interface with standard Windows® operating procedures.

• LGO provides the following functionality:

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Functionality

Description

 

 

Standard

Includes data exchange between computer and instrument, data

 

Functionality

management including viewing and editing, reporting, creation

 

 

and management of codelists, creation and use of format files for

 

 

data conversion, uploading and deleting of system software and

 

 

application programs.

 

 

 

 

 

Extended

Includes Coordinate transformations, GPS and GLONASS post

 

Functionality

processing, Level data processing, Network adjustment, GIS

 

 

 

and CAD Export.

 

 

 

 

 

Supported operating systems: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME.

Refer to the online help of LGO for additional information.

2.2System Concept

2.2.1Software Concept

Description Software type

TPS1200 instruments use the same software concept.

Software type

Description

System

This software comprises the central functions of the instrument.

software

It is also referred to as firmware.

 

The programs Survey and Setup are integrated into the firmware

 

and cannot be deleted.

 

The English language is integrated into the firmware and cannot

 

be deleted.

 

 

Language

Numerous languages are available for the TPS1200 instru-

software

ments. This software is also referred to as system language.

 

The system software enables a maximum of three languages

 

which can be stored at any one time - the English language and

 

two other languages. The English language is the default

 

language and cannot be deleted. One language is chosen as the

 

active language.

 

 

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Software type

Description

 

 

Application

A suite of optional survey-specific application programs are

 

 

programs

available for the instrument.

 

 

 

Some of the programs are activated freely and require no licence

 

 

key and others require purchasing and are only activated with a

 

 

licence key.

 

 

 

 

 

Customised

Customised software specific to user requirements can be devel-

 

application

oped using the GeoC++ development kit. Information on the

 

 

programs

GeoC++ development environment is available on request from

 

 

a Leica Geosystems representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software upload All instrument software is stored in the System RAM of the instrument. The software can be uploaded onto the instrument using the following methods:

Using LGO the software is transferred via the serial interface to the CompactFlash card in the instrument, which is then stored to the System RAM.

By connecting the CompactFlash card directly to the computer either via an internal card slot housing or an external OMNI drive, the software is transferred to the card, which is then stored to the System RAM.

2.2.2Data Storage and Data Conversion Concept

Description

Data is stored within a job in a database on a memory device. This is either a

 

CompactFlash card or an internal memory if fitted.

 

 

 

Memory device

CompactFlash card:

A CompactFlash card housing is standard. A Compact-

 

 

Flash card can be inserted and removed. Various storing

 

 

capacities are available.

 

 

)

Whilst other CompactFlash cards may be used,

 

 

Leica recommends Leica CompactFlash cards

 

 

 

and cannot be held responsible for data loss or

 

 

 

any other error that may occur when using a

 

 

 

non-Leica card.

 

Internal memory:

An internal memory is optional. It resides inside the instru-

 

 

ment. Available capacity: 64 MB.

)Unplugging connecting cables or removing the CompactFlash card during the measurement may cause loss of data. Always return to TPS1200 Main Menu before removing the CompactFlash card and switch off the instrument before removing cables.

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Description of the System

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Data conversion

Export

 

 

 

Data can be exported from a job in a wide range of ASCII formats. The export format

 

is defined in Format Manager which is a PC tool in LEICA Geo Office. Refer to the

 

online help of LGO for information on creating format files.

 

 

Import

 

 

 

Data can be imported from ASCII, GSI8 or GSI16 format.

 

 

 

Transfer raw data

Raw data can be transferred between the database on the CompactFlash card or

to LGO

the internal memory of the instrument and LGO in two ways:

 

From the CompactFlash card or the internal memory directly via a serial interface to a project in LGO on a PC.

From the CompactFlash card using for example an OMNI drive as supplied by Leica Geosystems to a project in LGO on a PC.

)CompactFlash cards can be used directly in an OMNI drive as supported by Leica Geosystems. Other PC card drives may require an adapter.

2.2.3Power Concept

General

Use the Leica Geosystems batteries, chargers and accessories or accessories

 

recommended by Leica Geosystems to ensure the correct functionality of the instru-

 

ment.

 

 

 

 

Power options

Instrument

 

 

Power for the instrument can be supplied either internally or externally. An external

 

battery is connected to the instrument using a LEMO cable.

 

Internal battery:

One GEB221 battery fitted into the battery compartment.

 

External battery:

One GEB171 battery connected via cable, or

 

 

One GEB70 battery connected via cable.

 

SmartAntenna

 

 

Power for the antenna is supplied internally.

 

Internal battery:

One GEB211 battery fitted into the antenna.

 

 

 

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Description of the System

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2.3Container Contents

Container for instrument and delivered accessories part 1 of 2

a

 

 

 

 

b

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

a)

Tribrach bracket for height meter

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

Data transfer cable GEV102

 

 

 

c)

Diagonal eyepiece GFZ3 or zenith

d

 

 

 

eyepiece GOK6 (eyepiece for steep

 

 

 

sighting) - optional

 

 

 

d)

Counterweight for diagonal eyepiece or

e

 

 

 

zenith eyepiece - optional

 

 

e)

Instrument with supplied stylus and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tribrach (with standard carry handle or

 

 

 

 

RadioHandle attached)

 

 

 

f)

Protective cover for instrument and

f

 

 

 

sunshade for objective lens

g

 

 

g)

Tip for mini prism

h

 

h)

Internal battery GEB221

TPS12_010a

i

i)

Mini prism and holder

Container for instrument and a

delivered accessories

part 2 of 2

b

c

d

TPS12_010b

a)Pocket knife - optional

b)Spare stylus

c)User manual

d) 2 x CompactFlash cards and covers e) Tool set for circular level and EDM

eadjustments - comprising two adjusting pins, one allen key and one screwdriver

f)

Battery charger

f g)

Car adapter power plug for battery

g

charger (stored under battery charger)

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Description of the System

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Container for SmartStation/RCS components

part 1 of 2

a

b

c

d

e

f

RX12_012

ga) 360° mini prism with adapter GRZ101

 

b)

RadioHandle

 

c)

Radio modem with antenna

 

 

TCPS27

 

d)

Grip with circular bubble and

 

 

fixing element GHT25

 

 

(without clamp)

 

e)

Y-cable GEV186 / battery

 

 

cable GEV52 (stored over

 

 

grip)

 

f)

Antenna for communication

 

 

device in clip-on-housing

 

g)

SmartAntenna Adapter with

 

 

communication device in

h

 

clip-on-housing

h)

SmartAntenna

i

i)

Internal battery GEB211

Container for

 

SmartStation/RCS

a

components

b

part 2 of 2

 

c

d

RX12_004

e

a) 360° prism GRZ4

b)User manual

c)Tripod adapter for radio

modem GHT43 d) Spare stylus

e) External battery - GEB70 or GEB171

ff) 2 x internal batteries GEB211

g)RX1220 controller

gwith stylus and antenna

h)Pole holder GHT39

h(with clamp) (stored under RX1220 controller)

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2.4Instrument Components

Instrument

a b c d e

components

 

part 1 of 2

 

h i

j

TPS12_001a

f g

a)Carry handle

b)Optical sight

c)Telescope, integrating EDM, ATR, EGL, PS

d)EGL flashing diode - yellow

e)EGL flashing diode - red

f)Coaxial optics for angle and distance measurement, and exit port of visible laser beam for reflectorless instruments

g)PowerSearch

h)CompactFlash card compartment

i)Horizontal drive

j)Tribrach securing screw

Instrument

k

l

components

 

 

part 2 of 2

 

 

 

 

k)

Vertical drive

 

 

l)

Focusing ring

 

 

m)

Battery compartment

 

 

n)

Stylus for touch screen

 

 

o)

Screen

 

 

p)

Circular level

 

 

q)

Tribrach footscrew

m n o p q r

s

r)

Interchangeable eyepiece

TPS12_001b

 

s)

Keyboard

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Description of the System

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Instrument components for

SmartStation

a

b c d

e

TPS12_197

a)SmartAntenna

b)Antenna for communication device

c)Clip-on-housing for communication device

d)SmartAntenna Adapter

e)Communication side cover

Instrument components for RCS

a

b

 

a)

RadioHandle

TPS12_199

b)

Communication side cover

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User Interface

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3 User Interface

3.1Keyboard

Keyboard

 

ABC

DEF

GHI

F12

7

8

9

 

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a) Hot keys F7-F12

 

 

e)

Arrow keys

 

b)

Alphanumeric keys

 

 

c)

CE, ESC, USER, PROG

f)

SHIFT

 

d)

ENTER

 

 

g)

Function keys F1-F6

Keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot keys F7-F12

User definable keys to execute commands or access

 

 

 

 

chosen screens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alphanumeric keys

To type letters and numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CE

 

Clears all entry at the beginning of user input.

 

 

 

Clears the last character during user input.

 

 

 

 

 

ESC

Leaves the current menu or dialog without storing

 

 

 

 

changes made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USER

Calls the user defined menu.

 

 

 

 

 

PROG (ON)

If the instrument is off: to turn instrument on.

 

 

 

If the sensor is on: press at any time to select an applica-

 

 

 

 

tion program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Key

Description

 

 

ENTER

• Selects the highlighted line and leads to the next logical

 

 

dialog/menu.

 

 

 

• Starts the edit mode for edit fields.

 

 

 

• Opens a list box.

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT

• Changes between the first and the second level of func-

 

 

tion keys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

• Move the focus on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

Function keys F1-F6

• Correspond to the six softkeys that appear on the bottom

 

 

of the screen when the screen is activated.

 

Key combinations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keys

Description

 

 

 

 

PROG plus USER

Turns instrument off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT F12

Calls STATUS Level & Laser Plummet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT F11

Calls CONFIGURE Lights, Display, Beeps, Text, Lights

 

 

 

page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT USER

Calls QUICK SET Change Settings to:.

 

 

 

 

 

Keys

Description

SHIFT

Pages up.

SHIFT

Pages down.

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3.2Screen

Screen

 

 

 

 

 

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a)

Time

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

Caption

b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Screen area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

Message line

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f)

Icons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ESC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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h)

CAPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SHIFT icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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j)

Quick coding icon

 

 

 

 

 

k)

Softkeys

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Elements of the

 

 

Element

Description

screen

Time

The current local time is shown.

 

 

 

 

 

Caption

Shows location either in Main Menu, under PROG key or

 

 

USER key.

 

 

 

 

Title

Name of the screen is shown.

 

 

 

 

Screen area

The working area of the screen.

 

 

 

Element

Description

Message line

Messages are shown for 10 s.

 

 

 

 

Icons

Shows current status information of the instrument. Refer to

 

 

 

"3.4 Icons". Can be used with touch screen.

 

 

 

 

ESC

 

 

Can be used with touch screen. Same functionality as the fixed

 

 

 

 

 

key ESC. The last operation will be undone.

 

 

 

 

CAPS

The caps mode for upper case letters is active.The caps mode

 

 

 

is activated and deactivated by pressing UPPER (F5) or

 

 

 

LOWER (F5) in some screens.

SHIFT icon

Shows the status of the SHIFT key; either first or second level

 

 

 

of softkeys is selected. Can be used with touch screen and has

 

 

 

the same functionality as the fixed key SHIFT.

 

 

 

 

Quick coding icon

Shows the quick coding configuration. Can be used with touch

 

 

 

screen to turn quick coding on and off.

 

 

 

 

Softkeys

Commands can be executed using F1-F6 keys. The

 

 

 

commands assigned to the softkeys are screen dependent.

 

 

 

Can be used directly with touch screen.

 

 

 

 

Scroll bar

Scrolls the screen area up and down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.3Operating Principles

Keyboard and touch screen

Turn instrument on

Turn instrument off step-by-step

The user interface is operated either by the keyboard or by the touch screen with supplied stylus. The workflow is the same for keyboard and touch screen entry, the only difference lies in the way information is selected and entered.

Press and hold PROG for 2 s.

Step

Description

)

The instrument can only be turned off in TPS1200 Main Menu.

1.

Press and hold both USER and PROG simultaneously.

 

 

2.

Press YES (F6) to continue or NO (F4) to cancel.

 

 

 

 

Lock/Unlock keyboard

Option

Description

Lock

To lock the keyboard press and hold SHIFT for 3 s. The message

 

’Keyboard locked’ is momentarily displayed on the Message Line.

 

 

Unlock

To unlock the keyboard press and hold SHIFT for 3 s. The message

 

’Keyboard unlocked’ is momentarily displayed on the Message Line.

 

 

 

 

Selecting

 

 

Appearance

Description

from a menu

 

To select an item from a menu, do one of the following:

 

 

 

 

Move the focus to the item. ENTER or CONT (F1).

 

 

OR

 

 

Type the complete selection number in front of the

 

 

item. ENTER or CONT (F1) are not required.

 

 

OR

 

 

Tap on the item with the stylus.

Selecting a page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appearance

Description

 

 

 

To select a page in a screen, do one of the following:

 

 

PAGE (F6).

 

 

OR

 

 

Tap on the page tab with the stylus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edit an entire value

 

 

 

 

 

Appearance

 

Description

 

in input fields

 

 

 

 

1.

Highlight the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Type numeric and/or alphanumeric characters to

 

 

 

 

overwrite.

 

 

 

 

3.

ENTER or tap outside of the field.

 

Edit an individual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appearance

 

Description

 

character in input

 

 

 

 

A character can be inserted or overwritten. The proce-

fields

 

 

 

 

 

dure is the same for both cases.

 

 

 

 

1.

Highlight the field.

 

 

 

 

2.

For the keyboard: ENTER. The edit mode is acti-

 

 

 

 

vated where additional functions like insert and

 

 

 

 

 

overwrite are available.

 

 

 

 

3.

For the touch screen: Highlight the characters to

 

 

 

 

be changed.

 

 

 

 

4.

Type numeric and/or alphanumeric characters.

 

 

 

 

5.

ENTER or tap outside of the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access special alphanumeric characters for input

Step Description

1.Highlight the input field.

2.For the keyboard: ENTER.

3.Toggle to the desired special character set by using the up/down arrow keys.

4.Press the function key assigned to the required character group.

5.Press the function key with the required character.

6.Repeat step 4. and 5. for entering more special characters of the same character set.

7.ENTER.

Appearance and selection from a choicelist

Choicelists have various appearances.

Closed choicelist

Appearance

Description

Selection

 

 

Triangles on the right indi-

Use the arrow keys

to

 

cate further available

change through the list or

 

choices.

tap the triangles on the

 

 

 

screen.

 

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ENTER or tap on the field to access the choicelist. Opening a choicelist reveals either a simple listbox or a comprehensive listbox dialog.

Simple listbox

.

Appearance

Description

Selection

 

• Choicelist shows

• Highlight the item and

 

items to select.

ENTER.

 

• A search field is

• To exit without

 

shown if necessary.

changes ESC, tap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• A scroll bar is shown if

or outside the simple

 

necessary.

listbox.

 

 

 

 

 

Listbox dialog

.

Appearance

Description

Selection

 

Choicelist fills the

• Highlight the item and

 

 

whole screen.

CONT (F1).

 

• A search field is

• To exit without

 

 

shown.

changes press ESC or

 

• A scroll bar is shown if

tap

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

necessary.

 

 

 

 

The functionality

 

 

 

 

 

comprise adding,

 

 

 

 

 

editing and deleting of

 

 

 

 

 

items.

 

 

 

 

Listbox dialogs are

 

 

 

 

 

explained in detail at

 

 

 

 

 

appropriate places in

 

 

 

 

 

the manuals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.4Icons

Description

Position of the icons on the screen

The screen icons display the current status information of the instrument.

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b)Reflector

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d)Compensator/face I&II

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g)Line/area

h)CompactFlash card/internal memory

i)Battery

j)SHIFT

k)Quick coding

 

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a)

GNSS position status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

Number of visible satellites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Contributing satellites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Real-time device and real-time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

status, Internet online status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

Position mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f)

Bluetooth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g)

Line/area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h)

CompactFlash card/internal memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

i)

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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j)

SHIFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k)

Quick coding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TPS specific icons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATR/LOCK/PS

 

The currently active ATR/LOCK/PS settings or searches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

are displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflector

 

The currently active reflector is displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

EDM

 

The currently active EDM measurement settings are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Icon

 

Description

 

 

Compensator/face I&II

 

Compensator off, out of range or face I&II icon is

 

 

 

 

displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCS

 

RCS settings are displayed.

 

GPS specific icons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

GNSS Position status

 

Displays the status of the current position. As soon as

 

 

 

this icon becomes visible the receiver is in a stage where

 

 

 

practical operation can commence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of visible

 

Displays the number of theoretically visible satellites

 

 

satellites

 

above the configured cut off angle according to the

 

 

 

 

current almanac.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributing

 

Displays the number of satellites that are contributing to

 

satellites

 

the currently computed position solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

Description

 

 

The number of contributing satellites can differ

 

 

) from the number of visible satellites. This may

 

 

be either because satellites cannot be viewed

 

 

or the observations to these satellites are

 

 

considered to be too noisy to be used in the

 

 

position solution.

 

 

 

 

Real-time device and

Displays the real-time device configured to be used and

 

real-time status

its status.

 

 

 

 

Internet online status

Receiver is online in the Internet.

 

 

 

 

Position mode

Displays the current position mode.

Common icons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

Description

 

 

Bluetooth

The status of each Bluetooth port and any Bluetooth

 

 

connection is displayed.

 

 

 

 

Line/area

The number of lines and areas currently open in the

 

 

active job is displayed.

 

 

 

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Icon

 

Description

 

 

CompactFlash

 

The status of the CompactFlash card and internal

 

 

card/internal memory

 

memory if fitted are displayed.

 

 

 

 

• For the CompactFlash card, the capacity of used

 

 

 

 

space is shown in seven levels.

 

 

 

 

• For the internal memory if fitted, the capacity of used

 

 

 

memory is shown in nine levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

The status and source of the battery is displayed. The

 

 

 

percentage of remaining power capacity for all batteries

 

 

 

are displayed numerically and graphically. For internal

 

 

 

and external battery being attached at the same time the

 

 

 

internal battery is used until it is empty and then the

 

 

 

 

external battery is used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT

 

The status of the SHIFT key is displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick coding

 

Shows the quick coding configuration. Can be used with

 

 

 

touch screen to turn quick coding on and off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Operation

4.1Instrument Setup

Description

This topic describes an instrument setup over a marked ground point using the laser

 

plummet. It is always possible to set up the instrument without the need for a marked

 

ground point.

)Important features:

It is always recommended to shield the instrument from direct sunlight and avoid uneven temperatures around the instrument.

The laser plummet described in this topic is built into the vertical axis of the instrument. It projects a red spot onto the ground, making it appreciably easier to centre the instrument.

The laser plummet cannot be used in conjunction with a tribrach equipped with an optical plummet.

Refer to "TPS1200 Technical Reference Manual" for additional information on using the laser plummet.

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