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by Brian
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Using RS232 with serial to USB converter
Replies: 6
Views: 7264

Re: Using RS232 with serial to USB converter

OK. The USB to serial device just had to be removed and reinserted after the drivers were installed. The jigger is talking happily to the laptop now. The next glitch I had was that the measurement was not appearing in the spreadsheet. Arr harrr...! Using the topcon.theo file.... the instrument must ...
by Brian
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Using RS232 with serial to USB converter
Replies: 6
Views: 7264

Re: Using RS232 with serial to USB converter

Well, I seem to have got rid of the error message. It mayhave just been removing and replacing teh usb to serival adapter. I will try to reporduce and document.
B.
by Brian
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Using RS232 with serial to USB converter
Replies: 6
Views: 7264

Using RS232 with serial to USB converter

I tried to use the rs232 interface on a laptop with a usb to serial converter. The converter initialised at port 16 whereas the selection in the program is 1 to 4. The driver for the converter however allows seledtion of any unused port number, so I tried 1 and 2 as they were free. I recieved an err...
by Brian
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Waterski Scoring software
Topic: Generation of ranking list data file
Replies: 5
Views: 5926

Re: Generation of ranking list data file

Thanks Emmanuel, that is what I needed.
Cheers
Brian
by Brian
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Waterski Scoring software
Topic: Generation of ranking list data file
Replies: 5
Views: 5926

Re: Generation of ranking list data file

So is that the command;
file -> export
?
and is there a way to include all scores, regardless of whether they qualify for the ranking list?

Again, sorry if the question is inannane.
Brian
by Brian
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Waterski Scoring software
Topic: Generation of ranking list data file
Replies: 5
Views: 5926

Generation of ranking list data file

Sorry to ask what is probably a silly question with a very simple answer, but how does one generate a ranking list data file in txt or wst format? Per the rule book Sample text inputs HINMAN;Dana;USA1234;;USA;M;98S056R;46.50;;;4.50;1980;R;1;IB;13.00;58;19980524;;Y;;3;USAM80123459;USA0001 HINMAN;Dana...
by Brian
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

OK. Thanks for the suggestion and feedback.
It is working and that is the main thing.
Regards
Brian
by Brian
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

My understanding is that if the ACK is correctly recieved after the first string, then the other 9 repeats would not be sent. With respect to the parameters, there are 2 things I'm not quite sure of: First, the manual says on page 4 there is one start bit, 7 data bits and one stop bit. Specification...
by Brian
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

I have made some minor changes to the commenting because there was some legacy comment referring to the problem with the horizontal angle that has now been solved. Should probably add a description of the new StartPos parameter, though is is fairly self explanitory. ;Topcon BDW EL 23/11/2011 for GTS...
by Brian
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

On a quick test it works perfectly!
Absolute magic.
Thanks so much!
I'll let you know how it goes when used "in anger" in the field.
cheers
Brian
by Brian
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

Thanks heaps Emmanuel.
GTS-6A is a total station, but a little old, so not reflectorless.
Will test and advise.
Cheeers
Brian
by Brian
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

OK, well the forum has scrambled the formatting of my text file above so I will leave it to see if Emmanuel can unscramble my mess :shock:
by Brian
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

Here is a text version of the page from the interface manual. It is easier to use the scanned image version because of formatting, but it does not appear to be downloading... you may need to cut and paste it into a fixed pitch font environment such as notepad with courier font to get the pointers to...
by Brian
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Re: Topcon .theo file

Maybe the easiest way to solve the problem would be to allow for wildcard characters in the start string?
by Brian
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Waterski Homologation software
Topic: Topcon .theo file
Replies: 13
Views: 18246

Topcon .theo file

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nigel Talamo in Indonesia. While attending to his homologation duties, he demonstrated to me how he uses the RS232 interface to upload each instrument reading from his Leica total station to Emmanuel's Homologation Program on his laptop and explained some of th...