Encore Electric was on site using the Trimble RTS873 total station and Trimble Field Link to quickly layout and mark locations for underground electric service. Sometimes called “stub-ups”, these locations are where the conduit pipe comes up through the ground or floor surface so that electric cables and wiring can be fed through. The operator used a few control points to resect in the position of the total station, which allowed him to set up close to the points he needed to layout. The software displays both the building plans and the layout points. Field Link also displays guidance arrows on-screen, allowing him to easily navigate to each point. Once he finds the exact location, he hammers in a nail with “whiskers” so the points will be easy to identify by the installation team.