Daily Archives: September 6, 2022

SurvCE/SurvPC: FAQ Single or Multi-Point Localizations at Ground

Step-by-step instructions for setting up a ground system for a single point or multiple points linked below:

Single Point:

Two-Point Arbitrary Bearing:

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X-PAD: Stakeout an object, without a point

Suppose we would like to stakeout an object that does not have an associated point, like the midpoint of a line:

Stakeout the midpoint of a line.

The trick is to select the object’s point as coordinates:

Select from CAD

Detailed instructions with step-by-step screenshots are included in this FAQ:

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X-PAD: EntitlementID vs. EquipID/EquipSN

In early August 2022, GeoMax switched from an ‘EquipmenID, Serial Number’ license number pair to a single ‘Entitlement ID’. Existing EquipmentID and Serial Number pairs will continue to work forever, however if any option is added to a license or the X-Pert maintenance is extended, you will get a new entitlement ID.

The important thing to know is when you install X-PAD on a device with no activation, you can choose between entering an Entitlement ID or SN Pair:

Selecting a license type in X-PAD activation

And the secret to removing an existing license from your devices is to check it back into the cloud, called ‘Rehost license’.

This document describes the complete process, with detailed pictures:

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SurvCE/SurvPC Hawaii GEOID Files

Geoid 12B grid files for use with SurvCE/SurvPC are available here:


in .GSF, GSB and zipped versions of each.

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