We are using a Trimble S6. I'm wondering if anyone is using the Direct Reflect capability and what accuracies have you achieved with it. I personally have had bad luck and significant errors using the DR funtion to locate building corners. What about using it to locate a flat surface such as a concrete wall? Can you get 0.01' accuracies?
Please let me know your thoughts on this subject.
IIRC the S6 has a rather large reflectorless beam and may return bad readings if a significant portion of the beam is hitting something behind or in front of the object you're shooting at or when you're shooting at a significant angle to the feature.
Your accuracy/precision will also vary depending on the following items:
Target surface texture,
Angle of inclination of your Total Station,
Angle of incidence to your target surface,
Distance to target.