OpenUtilities Substation Help

Global Positioning System Dialog

Used to interface with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Ribbon: Drawing > Utilities > Geographic > Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Toolbox: Geographic

Settings tab The Settings tab specifies settings needed by the Global Positioning System interface.
Status tab (Available only for NMEA-Compatible and Garmin USB device types) The Status tab displays a graphical representation of the GPS satellites within reception range, their sky position, and signal strength.
Position tab The Position tab displays the position the GPS device is calculating from the signals it receives.

Displays the specified cell at the geographic location within the current model. Since the location within the model can be determined only if there is a geographic coordinate system defined for the model, the tool is disabled if there is no GCS.
Note: This tool must be on for the Trail, Data Point at GPS Position, and the Center View at GPS Position tools to be enabled.

Places a line string along the track of the GPS device as it moves.
Data Point at GPS Position

Sends a data point to OpenUtilities Substation at the current GPS position.
Center View at GPS Position

Centers the active view at the current GPS position.
GPS Connection Status

Indicates the status of the GPS connection. If green, OpenUtilities Substation is connected to the GPS device and has received a valid report from the device within the last 2 seconds. Red indicates no connection.