CADS GeoXY is an easy-to-use CAD tool for surveying professionals. It has been developed in cooperation with surveying companies for processing measuring points, creating terrain models and calculating terrain quantities.

1. Two-way handling of measuring points

CADS GeoXY makes two-way handling of measuring points possible. You can read the measuring points from the point file created by the measuring device into a CAD drawing. You can also use the software’s versatile functions to mark the measuring points into the CAD drawing and use these marked points to generate a measuring point file that can be imported into the measuring device. This means that CADS GeoXY is an excellent way both to export geographic information from a map to a measuring device, and to import as-built measurement results, for example, back into a design in CAD format.

2. Flexible tools for handling point data

CADS GeoXY supports several different types of point file formats (GSI, GDM, PXY, ODB, TXT, CSV and GT). The point file for all file formats can be generated either directly when marking the points or in phases, by first specifying the points and creating the files afterwards. Point data can also be added later to point files that were created first, meaning that work can also be done in smaller sections.

GeoXY makes it possible to handle point data in the surveying or CAD coordinate systems, whichever is needed at the time. Either metres or millimetres can be used as the coordinate units. With versatile focusing functions (such as the Helmert transformation), the coordinates can be transformed to the required format.

3. Easy comparison of points

CADS GeoXY’s comprehensive point data comparison tools speed up the work considerably. The differential measurements between points can be compared between both points in a file and in a drawing as well as between the individual points in a drawing. Both the elevation transitions as well as the differential measurements between the point coordinates are shown in the drawing as graphics at the press of a button.

4. Visualising the shape of the terrain

CADS GeoXY includes a functionality for generating a 3D terrain model with points that you have either marked in the drawing yourself or imported from a measuring device. The terrain model is generated as a polyface mesh using the Delaunay algorithm. In addition to visual review, you can also automatically generate section views and contour lines from the 3D model.

5. Quantity calculations complete the whole

CADS GeoXY’s quantity calculation features make it possible to use the software for measurements related to earthmoving contracts. With the calculation tools, the 3D terrain model generated for the drawing can be used to calculate both the surface area and the volume information. The volume information can be calculated either between a mesh and a level or between two meshes. The results include the amount of excavation and filling and if desired, the number of square metres to be quarried. The software gives the results as text values and also marks them visually on the drawing, if the user wishes.