HP Prime Software

SGS Prime COGO is a completely integrated application combining all the functions of the software to be accessed from a simple and clear graphical user interface. SGS Prime COGO will run on the physical HP Prime calculators as well as on the HP Prime Pro app for Android / iOS / Windows / Mac.

SGS Prime COGO


Features

Below are brief descriptions of all the functions available in SGS Prime COGO. The software is available at a Lite or Standard license level. A Professional license level with additional features is planned for a future release.

 

COGO Menu

Prime COGO Menu
Point Traverse 2D Lt Std Pro
Basic - Calculate points by direction, distance and offset.
Basic with Backsight - Calculate points by turned angle from backsight, distance and offset.
Standard - The default version, a complete COGO solution with Inverse and Intersection calculation capabilities.
Inverse Calculations Lt Std Pro
Inverse Points - Find the direction, horizontal and slope distances, slope and coordinate differences between two points. Calculation methods include Point to Point, Radial Ties (to calculate inverses to multiple points from a base point), and Point Chain (to calculate inverses of sequential courses). The Point to Point option allows the user to calculate coordinates of any station and offset between the two points, calculate multiple points by distance interval and offset, or by equal partition and offset.
Inverse Curve (Radial Point) - Find all the curve elements by entering points at the beginning and end of the curve, the radius point and the direction of the curve. Calculate coordinates of any station and offset along the curve, calculate multiple points by distance interval and offset, or by equal partition and offset.
Inverse Curve (Three Point) - Find all the curve elements by entering points at the beginning and end of the curve, and a third point on the curve. Calculate coordinates of any station and offset along the curve, calculate multiple points by distance interval and offset, or by equal partition and offset.
Inverse Angle - Calculate the turned angle at a station by entering the station, backsight and foresight points. Distances to both backsight and foresight are also calculated.
Inverse Point to Line - Enter 2 points along a baseline and a offset point to calculate the offset distance perpendicular to the line, the distances along the baseline that the offset point is perpendicular.
Inverse Point to Curve - Enter beginning of curve and end of curve points, a radius point and a offset point to calculate the offset distance perpendicular to the curve, the distances along the curve that the offset point is perpendicular.
Intersections Lt Std Pro
Bearing-Bearing - Intersect directions from two known points. Perpendicular offsets can be entered for both directions.
Distance-Distance - Intersect distances from two known points.
Bearing-Distance - Intersect a direction from a known point, with a distance to another known point. A perpendicular offset can be entered for the direction.
Distance-Interior Angle - Intersect a distance from a known point with an angle to another known point.
Areas / Closures Lt Std Pro
Area by Points - Calculate the area of a polygon by entering the points along the perimeter. Curved and straight segments can be entered. The polygon is drawn on the screen, and can be exported as a DXF file.
Subdivide by Sliding Bearing - Subdivide a specified area by sliding a line of fixed bearing. Solution points can be stored, and the calculated polygon can be exported as a DXF file.
Subdivide by Hinge Point - Subdivide a specified area by swinging a line from a hinge point into another line of fixed bearing. Solution points can be stored, and the calculated polygon can be exported as a DXF file.
Closures - Calculate closures by entering dimensions of straight and curved segments. The report includes the precision, length, area and misclose information. Results can be exported to a text file, a HTML report, a DXF file, or points stored in the project database.
Fit Points Lt Std Pro
Fit to Straight Line - Calculate the least squares line that best fits a series of points (linear regression). The direction (azimuth/bearing) of the line and its standard deviation, the Y-Intercept and its standard deviation, and correlation are calculated. Perpendicular offsets can be viewed for each point and the points can be shifted to fall on the line.
Fit to Circular Curve - Calculate the radius and the coordinates of the radius point of the least squares circle that best fits a series of points. When providing points along one or both tangents, the program will also solve the BC and/or EC point coordinates. It is possible to enter a radius for the curve that differs from the best-fit radius and recalculate a new least squares circle with the fixed parameter. Radial offsets can be viewed for each point, and the points can be shifted to fall on the curve.
Double Proportion - Enter the 4 points for the North, East, South and West section corners and the record measurements to the lost section corner to calculate the coordinates as per the Double Proportionate Measurement method (BLM).
Irregular Boundary - A combination of single proportion and compass rule is used to re-establish a lost corner as per the Irregular Boundary Adjustment method (BLM).
Grant Boundary - Calculate the positions of lost angle points as per the Grant Boundary Adjustment method (BLM).

Adjust Menu

Prime Adjust Menu
Compass Rule Lt Std Pro
Closed Figure - Perform a compass rule adjustment on a series of points in a closed loop. The precision, perimeter and misclose information is calculated. Review pre- and post-adjustment course dimensions and optionally adjust the point coordinates.
Close to Fixed point - Perform a compass rule adjustment on a series of points closing on a fixed point. The precision, length and misclose information is calculated. Review pre- and post-adjustment course dimensions and optionally adjust the point coordinates.
Rotate / Mirror Lt Std Pro
Rotate around Base Point - Rotate a series of points around a specified base point by a entered or calculated angle.
Rotate around Origin (0,0) - Rotate a series of points around a 0,0 by a entered or calculated angle.
Mirror along Baseline - Mirror a series of points along a baseline as defined by two points.
Shift / Average Lt Std Pro
Shift by ΔX/ΔY/ΔZ - Shift a series of points by entering northing/easting/elevation shift values.
Shift by Distance and Direction - Shift a series of points by entering distance and direction shift values.
Shift by From/To Points - Shift a series of points by entering two points to shift from/to.
Average Points - Compute the average coordinate values of a series of points. The standard deviations of the averaged coordinates, and the coordinate ranges are calculated.
Scale Points Lt Std Pro
Scale from Base Point Scale a series of points from a base point by specified horizontal and vertical scale factors.
Scale from Origin (0,0,0) Scale a series of points from 0,0,0 by specified horizontal and vertical scale factors.
Transform Coordinates Lt Std Pro
Helmert Transformation - Transform a series of points from one coordinate system to another by matching up control points in both systems. Points may be matched up 1D, 2D or 3D and the scale factor may be fixed at 1. The least squares solution computes the origin shift of the transformation, rotation and scale factor parameters, the standard deviation in the northing/easting, the elevation shift and the residuals for each control pair.
3D to Plan Cross Section - Transform 3D point coordinates to 2D cross section points along a cut line as defined by two points.

Tools Menu

Prime Tools Menu
Triangle Solver Lt Std Pro
Plane Triangle Solver - Solve the remaining parts, area and perimeter of any plane triangle when providing 3 known parts.
Horizontal Curves Lt Std Pro
Circular Curve Solver - The circular curve solver solves all the curve parameters when two parameters are provided, with one known parameter being either the radius or deflection angle, or provide the arc length and chord length to solve using Newton's method.
Vertical Curves Lt Std Pro
Vertical Curve Solver - Solve a vertical curve by entering grades or elevations. Fixed point vertical curves and slope intersections are also included.
  1. Solve the elevation at any station on the vertical curve.
  2. Solve the station(s) at a given elevation.
  3. Solve the elevations for all stations at a given interval.
RPN Calculator Lt Std Pro
RPN Calculator - RPN Calculator designed for survey calculations. Common distance/angle/area/volume unit support is included for direct calculations without the need to convert values prior to calculations.
Configure Settings Lt Std Pro
User Settings - Angle and Distance Units, Coordinates, Stations and Grades formats, Input and Output Scale Factors, general Program options, and DXF export layer settings can be configured to the user's preferene.

Points Menu

Prime Points Menu
Store and Edit Points Lt Std Pro
Store and Edit Points - Store and edit point coordinates in the current project database.
Delete Points Lt Std Pro
Delete Points - Delete points from the current project database.
Renumber Points Lt Std Pro
By Starting Number - Enter a Start ID and a range of points to renumber.
By Additive Number - Enter a additive number and a range of points to renumber.
Plot Points Lt Std Pro
Plot Points - Graphically display a range of points on the screen. Touch and keyboard navigation (pan/zoom) is possible.
Import / Export Lt Std Pro
Import ASCII Points - Import comma, space or tab delimited ASCII files.
Export ASCII Points - Export comma, space or tab delimited ASCII files, and choose the number of decimals.
Export DXF Points - Export DXF files of points in the project database to open directly in a CAD program.

Advanced Menu

Prime Advanced Menu
Advanced Features Lt Std Pro
The features in the Advanced Menu are currently in the Planning Phase and will be available only for the Professional license level in the future.
Support and Downloads


Installation Files

SGS Prime COGO is available in Lite and Standard licenses, with English, German, and Spanish language support. All license levels and languages are available within the single download for each version of the software.

Version Release Date Release Notes Download Link
1.0.0 February 11, 2018 Initial Release Download

HP Software

The HP Prime is available as a physical calculator and as virtual calculators for various platforms. The following virtual calculators are able to run SGS Prime COGO:

Connectivity Kits are available for Windows and Mac

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Steps

To install and activate the SGS Prime COGO software.

  1. Review the Features tab to determine which edition of SGS Prime COGO best suits your needs.
  2. Download the installation files from the Support and Downloads tab.
  3. Install the software on your calculator or virtual calculator. Instructions are in the reference manual available from the Support and Downloads tab.
  4. Preview the software in the available DEMO mode at no charge.
  5. Purchase a License Key by completing the "Buy Now" option below.

 

Terms

When you purchase a SGS Prime COGO license; you receive a numeric key by e-mail that unlocks the software to function on your device.

 

  • The key is valid for all releases of the same main version. For example, a license key for 1.0 will also work for with 1.1, 1.2, etc. and these updates may be installed at no charge.
  • Technical support is included with your purchase at no additional charge.

 


License Keys

A license key is required to unlock all the features of the software. Once the software is installed, a screen similar to the screen capture below displays a Device ID that is required to purchase the license.

SGS Prime COGO License

 

Other Info

  • Canadian orders are subject to GST/HST. (830416319 RT0001)
  • Discounts are available when purchasing multiple licenses, please email sales@sgss.ca for more information.
  • Payments are processed securely through PayPal.

 

Solution Graphics

Buy Now

Choose the license to purchase, and enter the SGS Prime COGO Device ID of your HP Prime calculator (or virtual calculator) in the box provided, then click the "Buy Now" button. The transaction will be completed on the PayPal hosted pages that follow.

A PayPal account is optional, and not required to complete a "Buy Now" transaction.

Choose License
Device ID

Upgrades

If you previously purchased a version of SGS Prime COGO and find you require more functionality; a license upgrade can be purchased for the difference in cost of the licenses.

Choose Upgrade
Device ID or GUID

Dealers

Purchase SGS Prime COGO and a HP Prime Graphing Calculator directly from one of our dealers:

Dealer Country Website
CalculatorSource USA www.calculatorsource.com
Allen Associates South Africa www.allenassociates.co.za

We are looking for dealers worldwide. Email sales@sgss.ca for more information about becoming a dealer.

Educational

Terms

SGS Prime COGO is available at a discounted price to students. To qualify:

  • You must be enrolled in a Surveying or Engineering related program at a post-secondary school.

Program Instructors are eligible for a free educational license. Please email sales@sgss.ca to request your free license.

 


Buy Now

Choose the license to purchase, enter the SGS Prime COGO Device ID of your HP Prime calculator (or virtual calculator) along with your school name in the boxes provided, then click the "Buy Now" button. The transaction will be completed on the PayPal hosted pages that follow.

A PayPal account is optional, and not required to complete a "Buy Now" transaction.

Choose License
Device ID
School Name

Upgrade

If you previously purchased a version of SGS Prime COGO and find you require more functionality; a license upgrade can be purchased for the difference in cost of the licenses.

Choose Upgrade
Device ID or GUID