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MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 Release Notes
Posted by Brian Sloman on 16 April 2012 12:49 PM

Release History

MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 v13.1.0 - October 5, 2012


Important Notes

Activating or Updating your USB License Key

If you are licensing MicroSurvey inCAD for the first time, or if you are upgrading from a previous version of MicroSurvey CAD or inCAD (2006 or earlier), you will need to activate your new USB License Key using the USB License Manager program on a computer with internet access.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of MicroSurvey CAD or inCAD (2008 or newer), you will need to update your existing USB License Key using the USB License Manager program on a computer with internet access.

MicroSurvey CAD and MicroSurvey inCAD use the same license, so a key activated for MicroSurvey CAD v12.1.0 or higher will work with MicroSurvey CAD or inCAD v12.1.0 or earlier. Think of them as the same program, one running in the AutoCAD engine and one running in the IntelliCAD engine.

A copy of the USB License Manager program is automatically installed with MicroSurvey inCAD, or it can be downloaded from our online Helpdesk system and installed separately onto another computer which has internet access.

Please refer to the following topic for detailed instructions about activating or updating your key.

You might not be required to update your USB key to run certain MicroSurvey inCAD Service Pack updates. For a detailed explanation of MicroSurvey's Maintenance Subscription Support Plan (MSSP) program, and how we use product version numbers and USB keys, you can can refer to the following online article.

If your Maintenance Subscription has not yet expired, you can use the USB License Manager to update your key to work with the most current version. You can confirm the expiry date for the MSSP by going to the About screen found in the Help menu. Each USB License Key has its own maintenance subscription plan, so if you have multiple keys it is possible that they may each have a different expiry date.

If your MSSP has expired, you can phone us at 1-800-668-3312 to renew it. Without a current maintenance subscription plan, you will not be able to update your key to work with the new version.

MicroSurvey Transfer Program for FieldGenius Users

FieldGenius users need to install the MicroSurvey Transfer program to simplify the process of transferring FieldGenius projects between your data collector and MicroSurvey inCAD 2013.

If you have a copy of MicroSurvey Transfer already installed from use with a previous version of MicroSurvey CAD/inCAD/embeddedCAD, you will need to update it to recognize MicroSurvey inCAD 2013. Previous versions of MicroSurvey Transfer will NOT show MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 as a sync option in the Options screen.

MicroSurvey Transfer can be downloaded from our online Helpdesk system.

Note: A copy of Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows XP or earlier) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista or newer) must be installed before MicroSurvey Transfer can be installed. Both can be downloaded free from Microsoft or from the MicroSurvey helpdesk.

MicroSurvey License Server for Network License Users

Users who have purchased a network license will need to install a copy of the MicroSurvey Network License software.

If you have purchased a Network License and are setting it up for the first time, you can download the Network License Server application from our online Helpdesk system.

The MicroSurvey Network License Server program has not changed since the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2008 v8.0.0. This is only necessary for users who are setting up a MicroSurvey CAD/inCAD 2008 or newer network license for the first time.

Note: You will be required to enter a password in order to install the Network License Server.

System Requirements

MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of AutoCAD® 2013 (including AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, and AutoCAD Map 3D 2013), and does not have any requirements above and beyond what is required by your AutoCAD software.

AutoCAD 2013 requires Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) or SP2 (64-bit), or Windows 7. Further AutoCAD system requirement details are available here: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-AutoCAD.html.

Windows 7 Notes

Run as Administrator

If installing on Windows 7 you must run the program at least once with "Elevated Admininstrator" access, even if you are already logged in with an "Administrator" account on the computer.

After this is done, it can be run by any user on the computer, including those who don't have administrative accounts.

To accomplish this, once the program is finished installing do the following:

  1. Right click on one of the MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 icons.
  2. Select "Run as administrator".
  3. Select "Yes" on the "User Account Control" dialog when prompted to allow the program to make changes to your computer.

What's This? Help

If you wish to use the "What's This? Help" feature under Windows 7, you may need to download and install an update from Microsoft. Please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information.

Please note that the main Help files will work without this update.


Online Resources

Release Notes

For a current version of this document, please visit the MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 Release Notes topic in our online helpdesk.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for New Users, please visit the MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 Frequently Asked Questions topic in our online helpdesk.

Upgrade Notes

For information on upgrading from a previous version, please visit the MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 Upgrade Notes topic in our online helpdesk.

Known Issues

For a list of known issues please visit the MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 Known Issues topic in our online helpdesk.

Training Movies

For over 16 hours of training movies that you can watch online or download for offline viewing, please visit the Training Movies topic in our online helpdesk.

Technical Support

MicroSurvey provides free 24x7 self-support to all users via our online helpdesk at http://helpdesk.microsurvey.com/ where you can find knowledgebase articles, downloads, and a troubleshooter. This is a good starting point for any problems that are now answered in your Help file and Manuals.

For technical support, please visit our helpdesk at http://helpdesk.microsurvey.com/ to submit a helpdesk ticket to our technical support staff. If you do not have internet access you can phone our office at 1-800-668-3312 or 1-250-707-0000 and a ticket can be entered for you.

Technical Support is provided free of charge for 90-days following the purchase of your MicroSurvey product. Following this introductory period, additional technical support is available via your Maintenance Subscription Support Plan (MSSP).

To purchase or renew your MSSP, please phone MicroSurvey Software at 1-800-668-3312 or 1-250-707-0000 or visit our online store at store.microsurveysales.com.

Feature Request Forum

Help us make your MicroSurvey product better! To submit a feature request, or to vote on other users' feature requests, please visit our Feedback Forum at feedback.microsurvey.com.

User Forum

To discuss your MicroSurvey product with other users, please visit our User Forum at http://www.microsurvey.com/forum/forum.htm.


MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 (v13.1.0) Notes

New Features

AutoCAD® 2013 Support
MicroSurvey inCAD 2013 supports the AutoCAD® 2013 engine, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions of AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD Civil 3D™ 2013, and AutoCAD Map 3D™ 2013.
Import Improvements
When importing a FieldGenius or TDS raw file containing GK (GPS stakeout) records, they are now imported into the traverse file.
When recoordinating a traverse file, an Abort option is now available on the point protection dialog.
When importing an ASCII coordinate file, an Abort option is now available on the point protection dialog.
List Unused Points in Range
The List Unused Points command has a new option to specify a point range for your search.
Select MsPoints | List Points (Used and Unused) | List Unused Points, or type LIST_UNUSED at the command line.
Import Leica DBX
A new Import Leica DBX command is available to import points, linework, and raw TPS/GPS data directly from your Leica DBX databases.
Select MsTraverse | Read Collector Files In | Leica DBX from the menus, or type DBXIN at the command line.
Ladder Table Report
Write a ladder table report showing station and offset values for selected points in a ladder format.
Select MsTools | Print/Edit/View Reports | Ladder Table from the menus, or type LADDER_TABLE at the command line.

Important Fixes

  • [D4856] Database - database reactors do not start when a drawing is created via the NEW command, so there is no link between the drawing and database.
  • [D2779] Linework - moving a survey line removes its bearing and distance labels from the database.
  • [D5124] Linework - drawing a dimension associated to a survey line can cause it to be removed from the database.
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