VITAS is a versatile software tool for measured building surveys, archaeological cartography, site surveys, measuring elevations and setting-out.
VITAS is a software product making measured building surveys using your total station more efficient.
VITAS runs on handhelds as well as on notebooks with same functionality.
VITAS is continuously developed since 2004. The actual version is 2012.
VITAS uses the many advantages of a Pocket PC over a Laptop, especially the very long battery life, which makes it possible to work the entire day independent of a power source.
With VITAS you measure in 3D with a total station and add distances measured by hand or wireless transferred from a laser distancer. Also a complete building survey without a total station is possible, e.g. for facility management.
VITAS enhances every total station with its graphic user interface, this enables the easy visual control of the survey project and the data it has obtained. By using VITAS any errors made while carrying out measured building surveys can easily be recognized and corrected.
The complicated and time consuming task of point coding is not necessary any longer. Instead a drawing is automatically created on the Pocket PCs screen using the measurements made by the total station. A set of efficient CAD functions are provided for this process. With the built-in DXF interface the drawing can be loaded directly into your CAD software. The software uses linear-intersections to calculate corners, enabling the efficient measurement of rooms and making it unecessary to aim into corners.
The measured 3D points and distances are converted immediately into a CAD drawing: rooms, doors, windows etc. are created directly. Working paperless with VITAS reduces not only the time until completion of the CAD files, but also ensures the consistency of the drawing and alphanumeric data.
Using a dynamic attribute catalogue a stuctured acquisition of alphanumeric data linked to the geometry, e.g. "floor covering" for rooms or "tree species" for site plans, is possible. The user can modify the catologue according to their individual needs.
It is possible in Vitas to group and order objects which enables you to keep an overview, even over larger projects on the small device. An example would be to seperate a building into several floors.
Other than the point method of measurement, VITAS also incorperates the plane section method for surveying elevations and the forward section method as well as the hidden point method for measuring inaccessible points.
To connect the stations with each other free stationing (also known as resection) is used. For which it is necessary to measure identical known points, traversing and the positioning over a known point, are also available methods. VITAS computes and displays the accuracy of your station in relation to the last station.
In VITAS it is possible to stake out coordinates on site directly from DXF plans loaded onto the Pocket PC without creating a point list and loading it into the instrument before. For this feature the software also uses the advantages of motorized total stations.