By far the biggest problem with the move to the GDA is being able to identify which files need to be converted, which have been converted already and which can be safely ignored.
Having identified the files that need to be converted, you then need to identify what projection and zone they are currently in and whether they have reference files attached. If reference files are attached, you will need to go through the same process for those.
Finally, when the conversion has been completed you need some way to "stamp" the drawing to indicate that it is GDA compliant.
It's no wonder most people have thought about moving to the GDA, but very few have actually done it.
At Australian Data Systems we spend our time developing solutions to problems such as this for MicroStation users and we are pleased to announce our latest solution GdaAudit. The latest in a long line of productivity tools for MicroStation, GdaAudit will trawl your entire system and produce an audit report for all design files it encounters, regardless of file extension. If you are a CartoMap user it will also give you the projection and zone details.
This audit report will also report file statistics and highlight potential problems with design files such as: reference files, raster reference files, embedded images, ImageManager projects, reference file clippings. It can also be used as input to CartoMaps' batch transformation function.
The potential time savings are enormous and the benefits of having this information cannot be calculated.
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