Topcon Tools

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Topcon Tools

    Topcon Tools 7.5 now available! Topcon's Topcon Tools software provides a powerful post-processing solution, network analysis and adjustment with an intuitive operator interface that's easy to learn and use.


    Features Include:

    • Supports all Topcon survey instruments and data collectors
    • Modular software including Total Station, RTK, Post Processing, GIS, Design, and Imaging
    • Easily customizable for your workflow
    • Multiple views of your job including Map, Occupation, Google Earth, Tabular, CAD, and 3D

    Topcon Tools is a modular product, where each module has its own specific purpose allowing the user to solve different tasks

    • PostProcessing Module includes the engine for postprocessing and adjusting GPS+ data.
    • RTK Module includes functionality for importing, displaying, adjusting, exporting, and reporting RTK data (data collected with RTK surveying using TopSURV or other data collection software).
    • TS Module includes functionality for importing, displaying, adjusting, exporting, and reporting data collected with total stations.
    • GIS Module -a less precise, less sophisticated version of the GPS+ PP module for processing DGPS data.
    • Design Module includes functionality for working with digital terrain models (surfaces) and creating and editing roads.
    • Imaging Module includes functionary for working with images, stereopair, and scan session.
    • Advanced Module includes additional options for processing, adjustment and localization. To use a full- function module (or all modules at a time) the user must have authorization for using appropriate modules. To get authorized, the user can use one of the following: USB dongle or access code for a single computer, licence for a set of computers to work in a local net. The DEMO mode allows the user only view edit and process no more than five points in a job.

    Graphical Windows® based screens provide a map and CAD view of your project along with sortable tables of observation and vector information. With user defined reports and customizable job configurations, Topcon Tools can process and report data for specific projects and users. Powerful data checking and editing is at your fingertips!

    Job Configuration

    • Job configuration dialog box defines Topcon Tools settings for data viewing and processing:
    • Extensive projections support including custom projections/datums
    • Wide range Geoid support
    • Setting Grid-to-Ground Parameters
    • Setting decimal format
    • Setting linear and angular units
    • Setting auto save job feature
    • Quality Control: Setting tolerances for the accuracy of Points, GPS/TS/DL Observations, Loop Closure
    • Configuration may be saved and applied to other jobs

    Import Data From Devices

    • Topcon GPS /GPS+ receivers and Topcon Memory Card
    • Topcon Total Stations
    • Topcon Digital Levels
    • Windows® CE field controllers with TopSURV

    Additional Topcon Tools 7.5 enhancements

    • Download files from Sokkia Total Stations and Digital Levels
    • Upload coordinate SDR files to Sokkia Total Stations
    • Download files from Sokkia GRX1 receiver

    Import Data From Files:

    • TPS and RINEX / Compact RINEX data,
    • TopSURV job,
    • TS and DL - measured file,
    • NGS Data sheets,
    • ASCII control files,
    • Roads and X-Section Templates Data,
    • DXF, DWG, Land XML, SHP

    Additional Topcon Tools 7.5 enhancements

    • Import GPS Raw Data from Stratus format
    • Import TS/DL Raw and RTK Data from Sokkia SDR format

    Import Data From Internet

    RINEX / Compact RINEX observation files and broadcast/rapid/final ephemeris from CORS and IGS networks


    Supporting Google Earth

    Topcon Tools allows one to display a network on Google Earth satellite imagery

    Background Image and creating Georeference Image

    Topcon Tools can:
    • open a georeferenced image as back-ground
    • create a georeferenced image using a digital image and picture points in the desired coordinate system

    Post Processing

    • Processing static, stop and go, kinematic Topcon GPS+ and RINEX/ Compact RINEX data
    • Engine mode selection
    • Auto-importing a nearest reference station and processing a single rover occupation from this station
    • Precise ephemerides used for processing both GPS and GLONASS satellites observations
    • The Raw Data Plot option allows the user to view in graphical form not only the plots of any ‘regular’ GPS/GLONASS
    receiver observables, but also the plots of various algebraic combinations of these observables.
    • Possibility to split and merge occupations
    • Disabling Satellite(s) from processing
    • Computing positions of the camera perspective center at the moment of exposure


    • Least Squares free or constrained adjustment of separate or mixed TS, GPS and DL observations
    • Separate adjustments for plane coordinates and for heights performed after network analysis by the Adjustment module
    • Reports on adjusted points, fixed/weighted points, used and rejected observations, errors of unit weight (UWE) and UWE bounds
    • Export results to industry standard formats

    Quality Control

    This option allows one to set:
    • horizontal and vertical precisions for
    static/kinematic/localization points,
    • precision for a distance and horizontal/vertical angle of TS observations
    • horizontal/vertical precisions for RTK
    vectors and static/kinematic GPS post processed vectors
    • precisions for digital level measurements
    The user can run the following tests:
    Warn Float Solutions, RTK Precisions, PP Static/PP Kinematic precisions, Point Standard Deviations, Identical Points test, Misnamed GPS Occupations/Autotopo Rovers, Invalid Antenna Parameters.

    Localization and Coordinate Systems:

    • Separate Horizontal and Vertical localization
    • Localization Algorithm computing conversion parameters from WGS84 to a local system using one or more pairs of Control Points
    • Extensive projections support including creation of custom projections/datums
    • Wide range Geoid support

    Creating/Editing Roads

    • Creating new roads,
    • Support of TopSURV and other software roads support
    • X-section templates import from different formats


    Creating/Editing Surfaces

    Viewing/editing/creating digital terrain model


    Design module:

    • Creating a digital terrain model and graphical view of this model in the CAD and 3D View
    • Coordinate Geometry solutions (compare surfaces, intersection, inverse point to line, point in direction, and traverse)
    • Creating roads, TopSURV and other software roads support
    • X-section templates import from different formats

    Image Module:

    • Scan sessions support
    • Stereopairs import and viewing
    • Positioning points on the stereopairs


    Topcon Tools allows one to generate a standard report for Points, Adjustment, Localization, Quality Control, GPS Observations and TS Observations, and create a custom report format

    Export Data to Devices

    • Coordinates data files to a Total Station
    • Any files from Topcon Tools to a TPS Controller

    Export Data to File

    • Exporting either desired data or all data of the current job file to a corresponding file format: Coordinates, Design, GIS, Road, TopSURV, Topcon XML, GPS Obs

    Tabular View

    The Tabular view contains tabs with tables of information on the points, occupations, observations, linework, roads, cross section (X-sect) templates, surfaces, tape dimensions, images, stereopairs, and scan session used in the job.

    MAP View

    The Map view is a graphical latitude/longitude or northing/easting plot of points, GPS/TS/observations and background map

    CAD View

    The CAD view is a graphical view of linework, roads, and surfaces with the associated points

    3D View

    The 3D View displays points, lines, surfaces, roads and lineworks using a three-dimensional representation of the data

    Other Topcon Tools 7.5 enhancements

    • Geoid Separation was added to Point report item
    • Additional fields are available in the Custom Text Coordinate format
    • Tested on Windows 7

Topcon Tools

System Requirements
OS Microsoft Windows® XP/Vista
Processor Compatible with Intel® Pentium® 1 GHz or faster
RAM 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
Hard-disk Space 300 MB of available hard-disk space
Graphics 17” or larger monitor recommended, displaying 256 colors
CD Rom Required
Connectivity USB2 port for hardware lock