Came across this, and wanted any and all feedback dealing with it as well as finding out who I can invite to the wedding so that The Vault and Civil 3D can have a happy marriage with our Survey Dept. and Eng. Dept.'s:
"We require the crews to save the raw data .RAW file for each day as a separate file in the server job folder, need to be able store and access those while using Vault.
Similarly, the .JOB files need to be downloaded from the crew to the job folder and be transferred back to the crew each morning. Hopefully the Vault will still allow access to those files.
Typically there will only be a few Assistant Surveyors converting .JOB files to AutoCAD. Most AE's will need to be able to export points from AutoCAD for the staking process.
Otherwise, the points in AutoCAD and drafting of topo should be fine using the software."
Hardware in Surveying:
Topcon Total stations and GPS units
Recon Data collectors running "Survey Pro" create .JOB and .RAW files (saved in \survey\ folder)
AutoCAD converts .JOB file to .ASC files (PNEZD format)
Data Collection\Input -> Data Collection -> Conversions -> Survey Pro .JOB file Input/Output
Use prototype folders to insert point descriptions and groups into drawing