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BenjaminWade

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LEP or DCD file format
« on: May 18, 2016, 09:59:37 pm »
Hi all
Not sure if this is the right place on the forum to put this question. I am in the process of setting up the importing of stored point locations from our automated stage on our Nikon petrographic microscope into Probe Software. As per usual nothing is easy and so the only output the Nikon/stage software will give us is an XML file which has some crazy formatting compared to what a POS file looks like. I am trying to find an easy way of getting that into a POS file format without having to do a lot of manual manipulation which would become quite tedious if there is a lot of points.

As such I was wondering what a LEP or DCD file looks like formatting wise, and if anyone was able to attach an example file of both so I can see if its easier to replicate the formatting from those rather than the POS file.

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Re: LEP or DCD file format
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 03:49:22 am »
Hi all
Not sure if this is the right place on the forum to put this question. I am in the process of setting up the importing of stored point locations from our automated stage on our Nikon petrographic microscope into Probe Software. As per usual nothing is easy and so the only output the Nikon/stage software will give us is an XML file which has some crazy formatting compared to what a POS file looks like. I am trying to find an easy way of getting that into a POS file format without having to do a lot of manual manipulation which would become quite tedious if there is a lot of points.

As such I was wondering what a LEP or DCD file looks like formatting wise, and if anyone was able to attach an example file of both so I can see if its easier to replicate the formatting from those rather than the POS file.

Cheers

Hi Ben,
These formats should be in the PFE User Reference (!), but I've attached an example of each below.
john

Edit by John: I can't locate a copy of an example .lep file.  Give me a few days and I'll try to find one.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2016, 05:13:46 am by John Donovan »
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Re: LEP or DCD file format
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 06:18:40 pm »
John many thanks for this. This should be enough for me to convert my crazy Nikon XML file into this format for me to import

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Re: LEP or DCD file format
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 01:00:29 pm »
John many thanks for this. This should be enough for me to convert my crazy Nikon XML file into this format for me to import

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Hi Ben,
Katherine Venance is getting an example .LEP file for you to utilize, but it's on an old computer with only a 3.5 floppy drive!  So she said it may take her a day or two...
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Re: LEP or DCD file format
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 07:25:59 am »
John many thanks for this. This should be enough for me to convert my crazy Nikon XML file into this format for me to import

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Hi Ben,
Katherine Venance is getting an example .LEP file for you to utilize, but it's on an old computer with only a 3.5 floppy drive!  So she said it may take her a day or two...

The example .LEP (Leica position file) is attached below.  This is what it looks like.  It's a fixed width ASCII format.

REF #1    -195279   80485   -2130                                 LEP  SH #  2 1
REF #2     -55671    9769   -5227                                 LEP  SH #  2 1
REF #3    -222595  -40036    3740                                 LEP  SH #  2 1
OXIDE     -192879   80303   -2237                      201023-1                1
OXIDE     -187449   80303   -2237                      201023-2                1
OXIDE     -182519   80472   -2237                      201023-3                1
OXIDE     -162776   80178   -3229                      201023-4                1
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