First of all, I continue to be amazed by the RS2s. As a 30+ year Total Station user, I have to say the RS2 is excellent!
I’m the O.P. and I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. I haven’t replied until now because I was busy testing most of your suggestions.
As for me, I’ll be using the 30 day Demo from FieldGenius and its doing everything I need. A few crashes of the App (but no data loss), and it works very good. The coordinates conversion works very easily & simply with AutoCad in my local area. All of the points are in feet.decimal & in my local coords. When I Export & Import all coords they stay in my local coords in Feet.Decimal. (YEAH). FieldGenius does basic field work and provides me with everything I need (and more).
My second choice is the Tersus Nuwa App (via Google Play). Its free and does ALMOST everything I need (all calculations & displayed local coords and they are in feet.decimal). Only issue is when exporting it exports the CSV file: it is in meters. Perhaps I’m missing something, but if Nuwa could export my local coors in feet.decimal, it would be great. (hint to developers of Nuwa…)
FYI, for many folks, Nuwa might be good enough to be their Go-To App (its really good). With a few changes (export/import in local coords in feet.decimal), I know it would be mine.
Sure, I could easily export the Nuwa file to Excel, do the conversion and resave, then do my point calcs in AutoCad, reExport to CSV, convert in Excel, and re-Import into Nuwa, but the extra steps make it too easy for make a mistake to occur.
I’m using the FieldGenius 30 day demo with the hope to have time to evaluate more Apps (please keep the suggestions coming). I have both Andriod and Apple tablets to work with, and I’d appreciate and other suggestions for Apps.
Lastly, I’m going to encourage EMLID to consider building their own App, or partnering with an existing App for basic survey functions AND to allow us to work in our local coordinates (including Import/Export in our local coords, & Feet.Decimal or Meters).
To our good friends at EMLID: I’d be happy to be one of your BETA testers for a new Survery / Coordinate Transformation App from you guys.
I know great software takes a lot of time and money to develop, I’d support Emlid making the APP an optional, extra cost item. If the great folks at Emlid will continue support us with new “bells and whistles” (or software), I’ll support Emlid by purchasing their APP.
Thanks to ALL, you’ve been extremely helpful. Tom