HCSS Export Command

D_ExportHCSS_600ppi   HCSS Export Command

Command Licensing and Default Menu Location

  • The HCSS Export command is part of the RPS Tool Shed Toolbox
  • The command is located on the Tool Shed macros menu ribbon
  • The command is located in the Export menu group

Release History

March 2023:
First Release v5.80

Command Description

Exports a line or alignment to the csv file format required by HCSS Plans

Command Interface Description

The Export HCSS command dialog looks as follows

Select objects to export:
Select one or more lines or alignments to export to the HCSS Plans .csv file format

HCSS Plans does not currently support alignments containing Spirals. Where Spirals are present, the command exports the spiral PI point and no radius information. In addition, the start point of the inbound spiral and the last point on the outbound spiral will also be written as additional points to the output file - this more closely approximates the source line.

Where the alignment contains Station Equations, no station equations will be written to the exported file.

In both situations, the results pane for the command will flag if the alignments selected contain either of these elements. The alignments should only contain straight line and arc segments at this time.

Export folder:
Select the folder into which the .csv files that are created (one for each alignment) will be placed.

If you right click in the folder path field, you can select the Project Folder, RPS Settings Folder or simply elect to browse for a folder location. You can also elect to copy the filename to the clipboard.

Clicking the […] button will open the Browse for Folder dialog, from which you can select a folder or make a new folder. Pressing OK selects the folder and closes the dialog. Selecting Cancel, closes the dialog with no selection.

One file will be created for each alignment that you select. The file name for each file will be the name of the line / alignment selected for export with the file extension .csv

Command Tips

The command tips area contains tips that may be useful while executing this command including access to the help for the command using the F1 key.

Header Bar Commands

In the header area of the command dialog you will find quick access buttons to other commands that you may find useful while running this command, Commands included in the header of this command include

RPS Settings
Create Alignment
Create Horizontal Alignment Labels
Point Creator
Label Points

Executes the command and creates the .csv files (one for each alignment selected).

Closes the command without further execution.

Video Demonstration

The following videos show how to utilize the HCSS Export command

Video 1 - Exporting the Alignment From Trimble Business Center

Video 2 - Uploading the Alignment to HCSS Plans

Video 3 - Georeferencing PDF Pages to the Alignment

Thank you to Brian Lee from Jagoe Public for his assistance on the creation of the video workflow process here - we appreciate your support.

Feedback and Enhancement Requests

If you would like to provide feedback on the use of the HCSS Export command or to request enhancements or improvements to the command please Click Here

Any idea when there will be a beta version of this command?