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Diary Course Key:
  • LSS Introduction
  • LSS for Land Surveyors
  • LSS Intermediate
  • LSS for Engineering Surveyors
  • LSS with 3D Vision
  • LSS Advanced
  • LSS Visualisation
  • LSS Visual Impact
  • LSS - Plotting Plans and Sections
  • LSS and Machine Control
  • LSS Survey with Leica Captivate
  • LSS Survey with Trimble Access
  • LSS Team(4) Training Day
  • LSS Team(5) Training Day
  • LSS Team Introduction
  • Fully Booked
LSS Introduction

This course is based on the SOLO level of LSS and is aimed at all new users in all industries. 

The course begins with basic terrain modelling concepts and covers the practical use of the software including: controlling the display; navigating; querying a survey; configuring the survey legend features; editing the survey; annotating; exporting to AutoCAD DXF; updating the prototype survey feature legend.

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for new users. Delegates do not need knowledge of LSS, but should be familiar with Microsoft Windows applications. 

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Digital Terrain Models and LSS structure and its building blocks; opening, navigating, interrogating a survey.
  • Session 2 – Creating a new survey, inputting model data, controlling the display and configuring and changing the survey feature legend.
  • Session 3 – Adding and inserting features, CAD-Pro part 1, amending, moving, removing observations and Undo commands, adding surfaces.
  • Session 4 – Annotating a survey, updating the prototype survey legend, exporting to DXF and configuring the LSS settings.

 

 

Date Location Availability Price
Tue, 2nd July 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 2 places remaining £175.00
LSS for Land Surveyors

This course is based on LSS SOLO, follows the LSS Introduction Course and is targeted at Land Surveyors.

The course covers: configuring LSS for survey instrument data-loggers; downloading; processing and quality checking survey data for topographical and elevation surveys; Feature coding and LSS Reserved Codes; survey reporting and editing, traverse adjustment; CAD-Pro for amending and adding extra observations; and transforming an adjusted (local grid) survey to a different (OSNG) grid coordinate system.

With exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for users who have attended the LSS Introduction Course and have some knowledge of processing total station surveys.

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Copying the LSS code list onto a datalogger; configuring LSS for survey dataloggers, downloading and processing total station survey data.
  • Session 2 – LSS coding and the reserved codes; Creating a new survey for GPS transformed data; processing a building elevation survey.
  • Session 3 – Survey Query and Report commands; Control commands for station observations; traverse adjustment and amending observations.  
  • Session 4 – Tidying crossing links – Terrain and Non-terrain Overlays, amending observations and CAD-Pro part 2; survey transformation. 
Date Location Availability Price
Tue, 9th July 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 3 places remaining £175.00
LSS Intermediate

This course is based on LSS VISTA and intended for LSS users who have attended the LSS Introduction course. 

The course looks at: converting data from third party software (XYZ and DXF) including introduction to CADxchange; checking, tidying and editing the survey model; basic design for circles, arcs, parallel and variable offsets and digitising; copying data between surveys and models; computing areas and volumes; generating sections and plotting plans and sections; 3D View overview. 

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for users who have attended the LSS Introduction Course. 

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Creating new surveys and converting XYZ and DXF data files; introducing CADxchnage. 
  • Session 2 – Tidying the survey; removing and amending features; sorting Overlays; CAD-Pro part 3; designing circles and arcs.
  • Session 3 – Simple design procedures; parallel and variable offsets; digitising; copying data between DTMs; computing areas and volumes.
  • Session 4 – Generating sections and viewing; plotting plans and sections, sending sections to load file and looking at 3-D View.
Date Location Availability Price
Tue, 18th June 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 1 place remaining £175.00
Tue, 16th July 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 3 places remaining £175.00
LSS for Engineering Surveyors

This course is based on LSS VISTA and is targeted at Engineering Surveyors who have attended the LSS Intermediate Course and have some experience in using LSS.

It covers: configuring LSS for survey dataloggers with processing some engineering examples – resection and meaning hanging legs; converting csv file and LandXML with an alignment; converting 2-D DXF to 3-D data; finding the cut / fill balance level; computing volumes without and with surface depths; creating a formation model and exporting design data to dataloggers.

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for users who have attended the LSS Intermediate and ideally have some experience in using LSS.

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Configuring LSS for dataloggers; downloading / converting survey data for processing; resection and multiple target examples.
  • Session 2 – Converting third party data – XYZ, LandXML and 2-D DXF; converting 2-D DXF data to 3-D LSS load format. 
  • Session 3 – Changing the 2-D observations to the 3-D levels; changing levels to required values; finding the balance cut / fill level; adding surface depths.
  • Session 4 – Computing Areas and Volumes without and with depths; designing the Formation Model; exporting for setting out and Machien Control. 
Date Location Availability Price
Tue, 23rd July 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 3 places remaining £175.00
LSS with 3D Vision

This course is based on the LSS VISTA (or ELITE) with Point Cloud Licence and is aimed at new and existing users of LSS.

The course introduces LSS 3D Vision as a standalone program, including the importing of Point Cloud Data (from terrestrial scanners or UAVs);
Navigating through the Point Cloud and overdisplaying the LSS DTM; the Searchphere and filter box tools and the digitising of features into an LSS DTM;
Splitting the 3D Vision screen to show the slice option and using LSS SPF for sections and multi-link feature digitising; Terrain extraction for creating DTM;
Floor Plans and  Elevation Surveys. 

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for users who have attended the LSS Introduction Course, or have LSS experience and need to work from Point Cloud data. 

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Navigating in LSS 3D Vision and the layout and tool commands; importing point cloud data in e57 format.
  • Session 2 – Making use of the filter box, searchphere and blend options; connecting LSS 3D Vision with LSS and digitising.
  • Session 3 – Adjusting digitised and adding new observations with LSS CAD-Pro; using the slice and section commands. 
  • Session 4 – Using the LSS multi-feature and terrain extraction methods; the LSS 3D Vision slice mode for floor plans and elevations.
Date Location Availability Price
Wed, 31st July 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 2 places remaining £175.00
LSS Advanced

This course is based on the advanced functions in LSS ELITE and is aimed at LSS users who have attended the LSS Intermediate Course and have experience in using LSS.

The course covers: sidewall, template and longitudinal design commands; merging designs into surrounding terrain; advanced volumes; isopachyte modelling; adjusting models for settlement or required volume; volumes with surface depths and zero Isopachyte boundaries.

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT. 

Requirements

This is a course for users who have ttended the LSS Intermediate and have some experience in using LSS.

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Designing simple and benched slopes; adding surfaces by slopes and reporting volumes; advanced volumes options.
  • Session 2 – Merging design models into surrounding terrain, designing a longitudinal gradient and access ramp using LSS templates. 
  • Session 3 – Designing simple slopes up / down; isopachyte analysis; designing pre and post-restoration contours; adjusting for required volume.
  • Session 4 – Designing a platform at balanced cut / fill; side slopes and gradients by template files; finding the cut / fill boundary; computing volumes with depths.
Date Location Availability Price
Tue, 30th July 2024 Remote Zoom Meeting 2 places remaining £175.00
LSS Visualisation

This course based on LSS VISTA and is aimed at LSS users who have attended the LSS Introduction course.  

The course covers: Reviewing the LSS Legend for heighted and textured features; creating DTMs from converted gridded XYZ data; adding a photo background; the settings in LSS 3-D View for realistic viewing; working towards fly-through presentations and photomontages for proposals and planning applications.

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for users who have attended the LSS Introduction Course.

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Reviewing the LSS legend for heighted features; adding textures to features and setting widths; the background image in 3D View. 
  • Session 2 – Creating a new survey and converting gridded XYZ data; viewing the survey model in virtual reality and settings; integrating digital photography. 
  • Session 3 – Adding heighted features into a DTM, adding surfaces; using the CAD-Pro commands; creating a mixed woodland from multiple observations.
  • Session 4 – Inserting one survey into another, more advanced options for modelling; creating a photo-montage and flight-path; exporting to 3-D Vantage.
Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS Visual Impact

This course is based on the LSS ELITE and is aimed at LSS users who have attended the LSS Visualisation course. 

The course covers: Reviewing the LSS legend for heighted features; converting OS Open Esri Ascii data; creating a map background; adding design or proposed features; followed by determination of Zones of Visual Intrusion (ZVI) and Zones of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV). This will be of use to consultants who are involved in planning applications.

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for users who have attended the LSS Introduction and LSS Visualisation Courses.

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Reviewing the LSS legend for heighted features; Creating a new survey and converting Esri Ascii grid data; adding a background map. 
  • Session 2 – Converting a 2-D DXF file; Visability by Query commands; creating a visibility map by radiating lines. 
  • Session 3 – Creating a visual impact maps for numbers of features, heights of features. 
  • Session 4 – Transforming a design to National Grid and adding to DTM; creating a horizontal ZTV map without and with mitigating features. 
Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS - Plotting Plans and Sections

This course is based on the VISTA level of LSS and is aimed at users who want to plot plans and sections and export to AutoCAD. 

The course covers the use and adapting of the LSS Description Files – Plan (.PDF) Section (.SDF) and AutoCAD (.ADF) and includes the plotting of Sections to LSS Load file, which enables sections to be viewed and edited in LSS. 

Requirements

This is a course for LSS VISTA users who have attended the LSS Introduction and  Intermediate courses who want to look at plotting to Adobe Acrobat and exporting to AutoCAD in more detail. 

The course covers the use and adapting of the LSS Description Files – Plan (.PDF) Section (.SDF) and AutoCAD (.ADF) and includes the plotting of Sections to LSS Load file, which enables sections to be viewed and edited in LSS. 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Configuring Reporting and Comparing the LSS Legend; Controlling the Display; Annotating the Survey.
  • Session 2 – The LSS Plan Description File and commands; Plotting an LSS DTM Survey to Adobe Acrobat PDF.
  • Session 3 – The Overdraw Command and Plot Border Surveys; Creating and displaying a section reference line; Plotting sections to Adobe Acrobat.
  • Session 4 – Sending Section Plot into LSS; Exporting Plan data to AutoCAD DXF; Using an adapting an AutoCAD Description File

 

Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS and Machine Control

This course is based on the VISTA level of LSS and is aimed at users who need to create DTMs for Exporting for Machine Control.

The course gives a review of the LSS building blocks, including Legend, Commands and Layout, before converting examples of third party data for creating, checking and basic editing of the DTM. 

Surface features with construction depths are used to generate a formation model for exporting the elements for setting out and machine control. 

Requirements

This is a course for LSS VISTA users who have attended the LSS Introduction course who want to look at exporting for Machine Control in more detail. 

The course reviews the LSS DTM concepts and covers the converting of third party data from various formats, before adding surfaces with depths, outputting within LSS to create a formation model, and finishing with exporting in the different formats of data for other systems. 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – LSS and Digital Terrain Models; Navigating, Displaying and Querying the LSS Survey. 
  • Session 2 – Configuring the LSS Survey Legend, converting third party data in XYZ and 3-D DXF formats. 
  • Session 3 – Converting a LandXML file with alignment; checking and basic editing the DTM; Transform commands and LSS Toolkit. 
  • Session 4 – Adding Surface features with construction depths; creating a Formation Model; Export for setting out and Machine Control.

 

Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS Survey with Leica Captivate

Now a full-day training course for Leica Captivate TPS users online via remote meeting. This training day is based on trainees who are using Leica Captivate survey equipment and includes: an introduction to LSS software and components; the LSS Code List; Feature coding and LSS Reserved Codes; Configuring Leica Captivate for LSS and LSS for Captivate; Data processing an example Captivate DBX Job in LSS survey; Loading and Adding annotation in LSS; LSS Overlays, Query and Report Commands; Exporting Survey to AutoCAD as Display and with ADF; Exporting Code List and Survey Data to Captivate. 

Requirements

This training course is for Leica Captivate TPS users who have attended the LSS for Land Surveyors Course who want to configure their own Leica Captivate survey equipment and pc and includes installs, configuring the logger, LSS Reserved Codes and processing an example Captivate DBX Job in LSS survey.

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – LSS and Digital Terrain Models; Interrogating the model; LSS Legend and Export to Captivate Code List. 
  • Session 2 – LSS feature coding, Reserved codes and field notes; configuring Leica Captivate for LSS – config sets etc.
  • Session 2 – Configuring LSS for Leica Captivate; configuring other settings in LSS; Processing a training DBX job in LSS with QA Checks.  
  • Session 4 – Survey annotation, loading and editing; Query and Report Commands; Exporting to AutoCAD DXF and to Captivate. 

Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS Survey with Trimble Access

Now a full-day training course for Trimble Access TPS users online via remote meeting. This training day is based on trainees who are using Trimble Access survey equipment and includes: an introduction to LSS software and components; the LSS Feature Legend; Feature coding and LSS Reserved Codes; Configuring Trimble Access for LSS and LSS for Trimble Access; Data processing an example Trimble Job in LSS survey; Loading and Adding annotation in LSS; LSS Overlays, Query and Report Commands; Exporting Survey to AutoCAD as Display and with ADF; Exporting Feature Library and Survey Data to Access. 

Requirements

This training course is for Trimble Access TPS users who have attended the LSS for Land Surveyors Course who want to configure their own Trimble Access survey equipment and pc and includes installs, configuring the logger, LSS Reserved Codes and processing an example Trimble Job in LSS survey.

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – LSS and Digital Terrain Models; Interrogating the model; LSS Legend and Export to Trimble Access Feature Library. 
  • Session 2 – LSS feature coding, Reserved codes and field notes; configuring Trimble Access for LSS – installs etc.
  • Session 2 – Configuring LSS for Trimble Access; configuring other settings in LSS; Processing a training Trimble job in LSS with QA Checks.  
  • Session 4 – Survey annotation, loading and editing; Query and Report Commands; Exporting to AutoCAD DXF and to Trimble Access. 

Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS Team(4) Training Day

If you have a group of people who need training, instead of sending them one at a time on one or more of our standard training courses, you can book the whole day and for £500 plus VAT we will train up to 4 people in one go. That works out at £125 per person for a group of 4, compared with the normal cost of £140 per person (£700 plus VAT). You also get the day to yourself, allowing some degree of freedom. 

If our trainer comes to you then there will be additional travel, subsistence and accommodation charges, otherwise the above rates apply.

Pick from any of our standard training courses (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced, Land Surveyors, Engineering Surveyors, 3D Visualisation, Visual Impact Analysis, Plotting, Machine Control or the specific instrument courses. Please see individual course content against each course.

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS Team(5) Training Day

If you have a group of people who need training, instead of sending them one at a time on one or more of our standard training courses, you can book the whole day and for £550 plus VAT we will train up to 5 people in one go. That works out at £110 per person for a group of 5, compared with the normal cost of £140 per person (£700 plus VAT). You also get the day to yourself, allowing some degree of freedom. Additional trainees on the same course will be charged at £100 each per day.

If our trainer comes to you then there will be additional travel, subsistence and accommodation charges, otherwise the above rates apply.

Pick from any of our standard training courses (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced, Land Surveyors, Engineering Surveyors, 3D Visualisation, Visual Impact Analysis, Plotting, Machine Control or the specific instrument courses. Please see individual course content against each course.

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
LSS Team Introduction

This course is based on the SOLO level of LSS and is aimed at all new users in all industries. 

The course begins with basic terrain modelling concepts and covers the practical use of the software including: controlling the display; navigating; querying a survey; configuring the survey legend features; editing the survey; annotating; exporting to AutoCAD DXF; updating the prototype survey feature legend.

With hands-on exercises throughout the day. Price per person £175 plus VAT.

Requirements

This is a course for new users. Delegates do not need knowledge of LSS, but should be familiar with Microsoft Windows applications. 

 

What will I learn?

  • Session 1 – Digital Terrain Models and LSS structure and its building blocks; opening, navigating, interrogating a survey.
  • Session 2 – Creating a new survey, inputting model data, controlling the display and configuring and changing the survey feature legend.
  • Session 3 – Adding and inserting features, CAD-Pro part 1, amending, moving, removing observations and Undo commands, adding surfaces.
  • Session 4 – Annotating a survey, updating the prototype survey legend, exporting to DXF and configuring the LSS settings.

 

 

Date Location Availability Price
There are currently no dates available – please contact us
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