Exporting Road data to the Leica platforms, that have the on board Leica software known as ‘RoadRunner’, can be done via the .DBX format. This option, within 12d Model, is located under Survey => Leica => 1200 =>Roads.

The Create Leica 1200 Road File panel allows the user to create point and line databases for use on the Leica platforms.

The user can fill out the Job name box, with a desired job name, and press ‘ENTER’. This will automatically copy the job name that was entered into the
File name box.

Next, the user can select the ‘Leica_LandXML.trans_map’ from the yellow folder button, next to the transition mapping box. This will ensure that the correct transition curve types are exported from 12d Model to your Leica instrument.

NOTE: Having Create database ticked will also create several Binary Files (DBX files), used by the instrument, from the LeicaXML file that will be created.

If the user un-ticks Put all stringlines in a layer then the strings in the model selected in the Stringlines model box (under the Simple tab) are written to the LeicaXML file with no layer grouping. If ticked the user has two options, One under the Simple tab and the other under the Advanced tab.

The user then needs to specify (by browsing from the yellow folder button next to the Folder for DBXs box, or typing in the location path) the location the newly created files will be written too.

Finally the user needs to select the data they wish to export by using either the Simple or Advanced tabs.

The Simple tab of the Create Leica 1200 Road Files panel allows the user to select the Alignment string (Centerline) of the road that they wish to export by using the select arrow button next to the alignment string box.

The Alignment string can also be included in the layer by ticking the box.

Next the user can select the model that all the design strings are in by using the model select button next to the Stringlines model box. The user also has the option to nominate a layer name in the Layer name box. If the user does not nominate a layer name, then the Stringlines model name will be the default Layer name.

Once the user has filled out the appropriate fields on the Simple tab, then the user can press the <Write> button followed by the <Finish> button.

The Advanced tab of the Create Leica 1200 Road Files panel allows the user to select more than one Alignment string for export.

This tab also allows the user to specify (up to 10) different Stringlines models and Layer names per Alignment string.

Once the user has filled out the appropriate fields on the Simple tab, then the user can press the <Write> button followed by the <Finish> button.

Once the file is written it can be imported into the Leica platform.

For details on this process, visit the Importing a Leica Roads file from 12d Model to Leica post.