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X-PAD Frequently Asked Questions
Can my license be moved to a new Android device?
your X-PAD license can be moved back into the Cloud, then deployed into
a new device. This can be done a limited (~ 5 times) without factory
Click on the large
in the upper left-hand corner, select the
LICENSE tab, then click
Tools (bottom center,) finally
Rehost license. Now, install on
a new device and use your original Serial Number and Equipment ID.
Hint: Use the
JOB, Job utilities, Backup and
Restore option to save all your existing jobs, settings, equipment
profiles, background maps and other files to a single backup file.
You can then restore the backup file to your new device and
EVERYTHING will be available.
Does X-PAD include all USA State Plane Zones?
you install the localization package (see the Quick Start Guides for
step-by-step instructions) all the standard state plane zones, all of
the county zones are available. In addition, both GEOID12B and GEOID18
What is the best Android device?
The best device might be
the one you already have. We have a variety of rugged Android tablets
available, however they typically have older versions of the Android OS;
the cameras are not as good as the latest phones; they are not as fast
and the battery life is not as good.
If you want a modern phone sized device with a great camera and
exceptionally long-range Bluetooth, it may be difficult to beat a $350
Google Pixel 4a or other recent release.
Checkout these [
Customer Built Solutions ].
Are quadrant bearings supported?
Yes, with prefix entry.
See page 18 "Using Quadrant Bearings" of this guide:
In addition both decimal and fractional US
Survey Feet and International Feet are supported.
X-PAD also accepts chains as distance entries.
How hard is it to survey at Ground?
Trivially simple. See
page 25 "Single-Point Localization at Ground" of this guide:
6. How well does X-PAD support the Zoom 90 robot?
and the Zoom 90 are GeoMax products. X-PAD has the best support for the
Zoom 90 including Long Range prism shots and EDM modes. Resectioning is
simpler than other products.
Set collection is extremely simple and powerful. Checking
doubling, face changes and most robotic operations are simpler and more
intuitive than you may be used to.
total-station does not have Bluetooth. How will I connect my existing
total-station to a cell phone or tablet?
can't find 'COGO Manual Traverse'! How do I enter a parcel from a
Try CAD, Draw, Layout (drag
menu to left to find), Points and Lines; then enter each course. Both
line and arc segments are accepted. There is a curve calculator for arcs
and cord bearings can be directly entered.
need to find a field center for a center pivot, can I draw a 3-point
Yes: CAD, Draw, Circle 3P.
Mark Silver keeps a detailed
list of X-PAD FAQs, tricks, tips. They are all available at a single web
folder in PDF form:
Mark's FAQ Folder ]
These FAQs include:
Base Position Adjustment notes (BPA)
Installing a Demo copy of X-PAD
Staking a Point with a Tape Offset
Site Calibrations: [
SPC at Ground ], [
Method 2 ], [
Method 3 LCC 2P to 1P with Ground SF
Starting a Base with a Network (VRS) Position
Staking objects (Endpoints, Midpoints,
Intersections) from CAD without adding points
Switching from a Serial_Number / Product_ID to
a new Entitlement_ID
Importing SurvPC/SurvCE .LOC or .DAT
localization files directly
Backing up an entire installation: settings,
coordinate systems, jobs, code lists, instrument profiles, schemes
Viewing very detailed job log/history
Entering CODE and DESCRIPTION on the SURVEY
and STAKEOUT screens
Video: Multiple doubled angle measurements