Download Leica total station points into sketchup pro 2015


#1

I use a Leica builder r100m total station to generate as built data points to gather information for my heavy timber restoration and repair business. These Leica data files are .gsi files. I would like to be able to import them into my pro 2015 without having to manually define each point. Does anyone know of a way to do this.
Thanks,
Al


#2

Can you upload a sample file? If you set the collection to ASCII or TXT before your sampling, it should produce a more portable format. Also, just curious, are you using 8 bit or 16 bit? I don’t know if there is a plugin or extension for this (it’s likely that there is), but I would be interested in writing a lightweight importer for the GSI format.


#3

Maybe you can find some useful hints in this video?


#4

Jim

Thanks for your response.

I have attached a file from a recent project depicting survey points mapping locations of various spots along a raceway at an old grist mill. I am using the points to model a new 100’ flume I need to build for the mill. So far to make my model I have had to input the points manually.

I have also attached the current model.

Thanks,

Al

Timber Works of Interest, LLC

Al Anderson

4670 Old Pike Rd

Pilot, VA 24138

540 392-2056

alaanderson@earthlink.net
flume drawing modified 2.29.20151.skp (753 KB)


#5

I think we need to see your gsi file as well to understand what is needed. Nah…if it is millions of points that won’t work.

On an unrelated note, your model has much of its primitive geometry (edges and faces) placed on layers other than layer0. This likely means you don’t yet understand the function of SketchUp layers (i.e. all they do is control visibility, not structure) and is sure to lead you to trouble later.


#6

Thanks Steve,

I sent the gsi file along with the model. I actually meant to send a different model from the same project. I have now attached the model made from the survey points and will reattach the gsi file.

Al

Timber Works of Interest, LLC

Al Anderson

4670 Old Pike Rd

Pilot, VA 24138

540 392-2056

alaanderson@earthlink.net
AutoSave_AutoSave_survey point drawing_1.skp (155 KB)


#7

Steve,

I use various layers to break down the model into meaningful (to me )construction sequences. I like to be able to visually hide parts to show sequencing the project but I sure welcome any input.

Al

Timber Works of Interest, LLC

Al Anderson

4670 Old Pike Rd

Pilot, VA 24138

540 392-2056

alaanderson@earthlink.net


#8

You can use layers to make groups or component instances not visible during construction, but it is not necessary to put their edges and faces onto those layers for this to happen. The visibility of the group or component instance will override that of its contents, which should be left on layer0. Putting edges or faces onto layers other than layer0 does not isolate them from other geometry and can cause confusing interactions between visible and non-visible geometry.

PS - all I see uploaded are skp files?


#9

I was able to export the Leica file into the two attached formats. Hope this helps

Al

Timber Works of Interest, LLC

Al Anderson

4670 Old Pike Rd

Pilot, VA 24138

540 392-2056

alaanderson@earthlink.net


#10

Still nothing attached. There must be an issue with how you are trying to do the upload…


#11

Thanks Cotty,

I don’t have a scanner but rather a total station. Jim has sent me a plugin I’ll try out tomorrow.

Appreciate the help from all.

Best,

Al

Timber Works of Interest, LLC

Al Anderson

4670 Old Pike Rd

Pilot, VA 24138

540 392-2056

alaanderson@earthlink.net


#12

The file Al was trying to upload is a small text file with just the data points he collected manually with the Leica. Unlike a scanner, it’s a point-and-shoot device that allows you to selectively gather just the datum points you need:

535 -6.690 13.272 -0.057
536 -7.860 15.141 1.685
537 -2.642 15.216 11.664 TOP OF WHEEL
538 -134.632 -6.867 15.674 PIPE
539 -146.452 2.391 15.841 OVERFLOW AT BOX
540 -148.386 -5.565 15.641
541 -124.875 -12.354 15.585 TOP OF PIPE
542 -117.214 -16.738 15.554 PIPE
543 -106.406 -22.723 15.566 PIPE BREAK
544 -95.304 -28.747 15.061 PIPE
545 -87.480 -33.048 14.705 PIPE
546 -72.753 -41.042 14.106 PIPE
547 -71.641 -41.117 14.115 PIPE END
548 -21.437 -32.560 8.590 SETUP STATION
549 -61.434 -32.026 7.857
550 -38.737 -24.160 7.033
551 -27.066 -20.899 5.314
552 -16.304 -15.498 2.520
553 -6.320 -7.582 -0.196
554 -7.145 -1.205 -2.795
555 -7.355 6.691 -5.435
556 -1.405 6.952 -5.400
96 -133.814 -7.441 20.355
97 -107.729 -22.200 20.240
98 -73.371 -40.751 19.122
99 -153.425 2.462 13.391 APRON AT BOX
100 -370.179 139.493 14.505
101 -447.555 196.873 16.922 TOP OF BERM
102 -541.404 208.819 14.885
103 -647.865 221.573 15.464
104 -712.870 228.801 17.349 TOP OF BERM
105 -743.899 212.512 15.401
106 -823.164 247.054 15.938
107 -887.516 291.123 16.484 TOP OF BERM
108 -916.354 312.767 15.526
109 -938.189 325.156 15.589
110 -938.590 324.748 15.849 AT HEAD GATE

I wrote a simple plugin to read the lines from the file and create annotated construction points:

This very simplistic plugin can be downloaded from:

https://sites.google.com/site/spirixcode/code/gsi_importer.rb


#13

For your interest…

Total Station Point Importer — Extension Warehouse

Point Gadget — Extension Warehouse


#14

Thanks Geo
I’m remis in posting back to Jims work on my problem. His solution works great and has saved me several hours of data entry, not to mention probable errors involved with manual entry. I sure would like to publicly thank him for the help
Al


#15

Another tool worthy of consideration:
Coords-Tag from Datum v3.4 by TIG

In working with the models you’ve shared it’s clear you’re not aware of how SketchUp’s layer system works.
Required reading before you continue:
Does SketchUp Support Layers? — SketchUp Help


#16

Just wondering … if we’re not supposed to use them, what are the other radio buttons for?


Current Layer Radio Button
#17

if it were not possible, everyone would ask for it :wink: .


#18

Jim, the forum only supports a limited set of formats for attaching. There is a format map note that pops up, pay attention to that. However, if you zip it first it allows that so giving that format a try should help the attachment issue. There is a file size limit also so if that coocurs try a file sharing site like drop box or… ? and post url here.


#19

For those who might be interested, I’ve posted the GSI text file here: https://sites.google.com/site/spirixcode/code/gsi.txt

I’ve also attached it as a .rb file to see if that works … gsi.rb (2.9 KB)