Articles by Thad Glankler

DWG File Conversion to Earlier version

I have two cad files that will not open in trueviewer that I normally use to save drawing to an earlier version.  If anyone could help me out and save these files to 2007 or earlier I would appreciate it.
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Inv. In and Inv. Out Poll

What do you call the invert of a pipe at a manhole that is leaving the structure? INV. OUT (out of structure) or INV. IN (into pipe). Go here to read the rest of this thread.
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55 Acre High School Model

Posted By Thad Glankler on 3/23/2010 at 9:24 PMI have hit 89,000 points but still have a few left. Will probably have around 95,000 points by the time I'm finished.What are your point
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Pricing Topos

Posted By Thad Glankler on 2/25/2010 at 5:23 PMHow do you guys price a topo job.100 Acres, wooded (not dense), 14,700 lf perimeter. L- shaped, some cleared roads and one house. House area
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3D Models for Machine Control vs. Estimating Models

Posted By Thad Glankler on 10/9/2009 at 6:54 AM If your state requires you to be licensed to create 3D models for machine control, would it not be the same
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How long does it take to pay off a Robot?

Posted By Thad Glankler on 5/7/2009 at 8:27 PM "After some careful research, we chose (fill in the blank) equipment, and our initial purchase cost $180,000. That is a lot
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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