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Dimensions of Equipment
Sokkia in protective case
42 x 23 x 34 cm, 10.35 kg (23 lbs):
Tripod and stadia rod in Wilson golf case:
133 x 30 x 37 cm, 14.3 kg (31.5 lbs)
The reflector prism and soft case are not included in these measurements.
Sokkia Reflectorless Total Station EDM purchased together with a tripod, long prism rod, and a long-distance prism. These units are reflectorless and are Bluetooth enabled. The units have a proprietary round plug for data transfer, and we have two types of cables for these total stations: a D9 serial and a USB cable by Prolific.
The 2010 version of the Sokkia software is called SpectrumLink v7.5 and it can be downloaded from the Sokkia website:
Sokkia support can be reached at 866-486-7263 (toll free) or 925-245-8500.
Method #1: USB Cable by Prolific, but you must install these drivers
(Link broken, Jan 2011)
As of Nov 2010 there are 64-bit Windows XP drivers (the ones dated 2010 on that page) but no Vista/7 drivers available.
Method #2: Serial D9 cable, if your computer has Serial D9 input. Ensure that your serial connection is configured correctly in the Serial port configuration, in the Sokkia Comms Setup, and in the SpectrumLink software.
If your desktop PC does not have a serial D9 port you can add one such as the StarTech PCI RS232 Serial Adapter Card ($25). Laptop PCs can use this Cardbus version ($44), or the adapter cable described next.
Method #3: RS232 to USB Adapter (Tripplite Keyspan 19HS). These adapters also require driver installation (see this page under "Help and Resources" tab). Again the cable must be configured correctly using the settings described below.
Choices are fewer with 64-bit windows Vista/7 because as of 2010 the drivers are not available for the Prolific USB cable. Choose from method 2 or 3 listed above.
Serial cable settings:
Hardware: RS232, Bits per second: 9600, Databits: 8, Parity: None, Stop bits: 1, Flow Control: Xon-Xoff.
Also known as simply 9600 8N1. Typically on PCs the serial D9 port is configured as COM1
How To Download Data using SpectrumLink 7.5
File > Import from Device...
Sokkia Total Station > Add New Station...
Use the port settings specified above and if you are using Serial D9 ensure they're the same on your serial cable device manager.
Click file1.sdr" and a pop-up window provides directions for sending data from the Sokkia interface.
Be sure to click "Start" on the computer before beginning to send data from the total station.
When the data is visible in SpectrumLink you can simply Save As... to save the data to formats that include Shapefile (GIS), DXF, DWG, and CSV (comma-separated text coordinates).
This format is the simplest choice for exporting to a GIS environment. SokkiaLink requests a folder name and creates Shapefiles for each group of points that have the same CODE feature. Do not check "Photo notes" or "Export additional fields" because they are not meaningful data. The Sokkia CODE field becomes the Shapefile filename and the NAME field, with integer values identifying the order that shots were taken, becomes OBJNAME. Note that for best results CODE files should not overlap within a single excavation level.
A CSV (comma-separated values) is a versatile format. Note that the default is ID,N,E,Z,CODE but since "XYZ" input is more widespread you may want to use ID,E,N,Z,CODE (because X = Eastings).
NOTES FOR OLDER SOKKIALINK / PROLINK SOFTWARE:
Registering SokkiaLink software
(First use) connection and data download:
How to Output Comma Separated (CSV) file
These coordinates are now readable in a variety of mapping programs like Surfer, ArcGIS, or AutoCAD.