Theodolite and Total Station Care and Maintenance

Course Description

A two-day course focusing on proper care and preventive maintenance for all brands of Theodolites and Total Stations; including field checks, optics care, compensations, and troubleshooting. The learning will be provided in the form of a presentation where discussion will be a primary focus. Question and answer sessions will take place during the course to ensure knowledge and understanding.

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Availability & Pricing

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Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Aims & Objectives

  • To provide the student with a basic understanding of how to properly care for their measurement equipment

Benefits to the learner

  • Understand how to properly care for your equipment
  • Know how to clean optics
  • Learn about basic troubleshooting
  • Be able to technically discuss equipment operation and usage

Course Outline


  • Theodolite and Total Station Safety


  • Setup Theodolite
  • Checking Cables
  • Cleaning Optics


  • Theodolite Compensation
  • Coarse Index Errors
  • Vertical Collimation
  • Horizontal Collimation
  • Tilting axis

Instrument Checks

  • Damage
  • Optical Plummet
  • Bubble Level
  • Cross Hair Verticality
  • Vertical Angles
  • Horizontal Angles
  • Repeatability

Field Checks

  • Two Face
  • Ball Bar
  • Distance
  • Range

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