We feel that it is best when doing updates to SurvCE to do a ‘Clean Install’.
For example, if updating from SurvCE version 6.03 to 6.08, there have been several new options, new functions and major revisions to SurvCE. While it is possible to install 6.08 over the top of 6.03, we believe that it can be troublesome and lead to undefined option values.
There may be an advantage to keeping the old installation fully intact in case of problems, you can quickly revert back to the previous version.
This FAQ describes how I do a ‘Clean Install’: [ continue reading … ] preserving existing SurvCE activation.
SurvCE (and FAST Survey) don’t have NAD27 UTM projections built-in. So if you are working with an older dataset (like Oil and Gas) you are going to need to enter a new projection manually.
Here is how to set up for NAD27 Zone 12:
Make a new job, be sure to select ‘Meters’ (unless you want US Survey Feet or International Feet.)
Click on ‘Edit Projection List
Press the ‘Add User Defined’ button.
Configure to match as above. (You will need to adjust the C. Meridian to match your UTM Zone.) Then click the ‘New Datum’ button.
Configure to match as above.
Click the ‘Green Check Mark’ four times to return to the main menu.
Let’s check our new projection:
Now click on ‘COGO, Calculator, Conversion and put the dot in LLH->Grid’
Enter the lat and lon as shown above. If you entered everything correctly, then the computed Northing and Easting will be as shown.
You are now ‘Good To Go!’