TDS Data screen

Use the TDS Data screen to import data collector files that were generated by surveying lasers or GPS systems so you don't have to digitize the existing elevations from the drawings.

You can import data collector files that are in the following formats:

  • Binary data, with a CR5 file extension

  • ASCII data, with an ASC file extension

  • ASCII data, with a TXT file extension

ASCII data files are comma-delimited files with 5 columns: Point number, Northing, Easting, Elevation, and Description.

An ASCII data file might look like this:




Note: To open a job in the Manage Earthwork Estimates screen, clickEstimating > Earthwork > Manage Earthwork Estimates in the All Tasks pane. Click Open Existing Job. Then select the job you want to open, and click OK.