Video Tips
Posted by James Johnston on 25 May 2011 10:46 AM

A collection of Movies Generated to Answer Common Questions from our Customers

We find that sometimes the best way to answer a support question is to make and post a short movie so others can view the results.  Some of these movies show techniques that allow you to unlock surprising new capabilities in your software you may not have been aware of.

MicroSurvey CAD 2018 Video Tips

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Video Tips

3D CAD Topics

General CAD Topics Movies

Traverse Adjustment Movies

CAD Printing and Scaling Movies

MicroSurvey embeddedCAD and inCAD Movies

MicroSurvey CAD 2013 and versions that use IntelliCAD 7 or Newer

Windows Interface Topics

Pointprep and Construction Related Topics

GIS Topics


MicroSurvey CAD 2018 Video Tips

Customizing Shortcut Keys

Customizing Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing Regular Toolbars

Customizing Ribbons

Resetting to Factory Defaults

Managing your Workspace Settings in the CUI File


 MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Video Tips

Settings Migration Wizard (Use this tool to easily transfer settings from MSCAD 2016 to MSCAD 2017) 

Text Editing

Draw a 3D Curve

Bing Imagery

Draworder in MSCAD 2017

Setting Angular format in Tables and Active Coordinate Editor


3D CAD Topics 

Creating a Grid from a Surface

Comparing Two Surfaces using Surface Operations

Selectively Removing Points from a Surface

Drawing Contours Using an Elevation list

Drawing Contours on a Grid for a Smoother Surface

Create a Slope Map

Creating a Surface from a complex TIN

3D Pipelines Using the Measure Command

Using islope and Autosite Design to design a Holding Tank

Defining a UCS

Draw a 3D Curve or curve fitted 3D breakline


Trajectory Cone

Volumes from Profile Slices Part 1

Volumes from Profile Slices Part 2 (Incomplete description of using the "End Area method")

Showing differences between scanned surfaces

Creating a Vertical Alignment when you don't have a Surface in Memory

Creating a "Dummy" Vertical Alignment in Order to use the Inverse Alignment Command

Creating a surface with near vertical sections

3D Polylines: Connect using Descriptions and Point Range

Creating a Cut Fill Heat Map


General CAD Topics Movies

Saving a Template and using it to Create a new Drawing

Changing Column Order in Active Coordinate Editor 2012

Defining a Text Style in MicroSurvey CAD

Exporting and Importing MSCAD Aliases

Breaking a Spline

Customizing_Toolbars_in_MSCAD or MapScenes

Importing Eaglepoint Blocks

Label distances with different scales


Traverse Adjustment Movies

Data Transfer and Traverse Adjustment Workflows


CAD Printing and Scaling Movies

 Inserting an Imperial Title Block in Layout Space

Inserting a Metric Title Block into Model Space

Controlling Lineweight with .ctb files


MicroSurvey embeddedCAD and inCAD Movies

Customizing your Workspace

Setting Toolbars, Object Snaps and CAD Lines Dialogue Behaviour 

Setting up your First Print

Controlling Layer Visibility in Viewports

Correcting Offset in Layout Space when Printing an IntelliCAD drawing from embeddedCAD

Customized Workspace Menus

Exporting a Surface as Landxml


MicroSurvey CAD 2013 and versions that use IntelliCAD 7 or Newer

Parallel Entity Snaps

Turn Off Display Prompts

Arrow Keys

Defining Right Mouse Click Actions


Entity Properties

Cursor and Crosshair Display Settings

Configuring Entity Snaps

Reset Corrupted Toolbars


 Windows Interface Topics

Capturing a Screenshot

Starting an Online Tech Support Session

Windows_File _Associations

Collecting a Tracefile and Msurvey.ini file from your Data Collector


Pointprep and Construction Related Topics


Freezing a selection of points in Active Coordinate Editor

"Staked" AutoMap configuration for Staking Tolerance Visual Check


 GIS Topics

Creating a FieldGenius Project from CAD

Storing Approximate Points and Linework

Creating an AutoMap for GIS

Adding a Feature to a Feature File

Creating a Featurelist based on your AutoMap



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