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MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2013 Known Issues
Posted by Brian Sloman on 27 July 2015 02:23 PM

Date Reported: May 27, 2011

Status: Limitation (12.0.0)

Problem: LISP, VBA, DIESEL, ARX, and other programming extensions are not supported.

Solution: As with AutoCAD LT®, this is a limitation of the AutoCAD OEM engine on which MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is built. Users requiring LISP, VBA, DIESEL, ARX, or any other programming extensions should instead consider using MicroSurvey inCAD or MicroSurvey CAD.


Date Reported: May 27, 2011

Status: Confirmed (12.0.0)

Problem: Title Blocks inserted using the _TB (MsAnnotate | Insert Sheet and Title Block) command's "Layout insertion" method do not correspond with the layout sheet size and orientation settings.

Solution: Users can use the _TBCONFIG command (or right-click on the Layout tab and select "Properties") to specify the appropriate sheet size and orientation, matching the title block that was inserted. Available options are specific to the selected printer, so MicroSurvey cannot automatically set these options.


Date Reported: May 27, 2011

Status: Confirmed (12.0.0)

Problem: When running embeddedCAD under Windows Vista or Windows 7, the "What's This?" Help feature may not work.

Solution: If you wish to use the "What's This?" Help feature, you will need to download and install an update from Microsoft, because Vista (and newer) does not ship with the WinHelp32 viewer. Please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. Please note, the main help file will work without this update.


Date Reported: May 27, 2011

Status: Confirmed (12.0.0)

Problem: The menu bar may show multiple copies of the Ms* menus if you save a new workspace.

Solution: Use the CUI command to customize your workspace and delete any menus beginning with Ms from it (MsTools, MsPoints, etc). These menus will be automatically added on to the current workspace at runtime, so they should not be defined as part of your workspace. After saving the new workspace, you can use the CUI command to remove all MS* commands from your custom workspace.  This is on our bug list for future development.


Date Reported: May 27, 2011

Status: Confirmed (12.0.0)

Problem: The menu bar may get out of order (so the Ms* menus appear before File, Edit, View, etc) if you use the CUI command to customize your interface.

Solution: Re-select your current workspace, by using the WSCURRENT command or via the Tools | Workspaces menu. This will unfortunately also turn off any other toolbars and palettes you may have turned on, but you can simply turn them back on and any customizations you may have made to them are left unchanged. This is on our bug list for future development.


Date Reported: May 27, 2011

Status: Confirmed (12.0.0)

Problem: The AutoCAD help files available within embeddedCAD (via the Help menu, or the Help button on various AutoCAD dialogs) are for AutoCAD 2011.

Solution: Updated AutoCAD 2013 help files are available via your Start menu | Programs | MicroSurvey | embeddedCAD 2013 | Help (AutoCAD 2013). We are looking into ways of updating the AutoCAD help files that are used directly by the program.


Date Reported: November 1, 2012

Status: Confirmed (13.0.0), Fixed (14.0.0)

Problem: The Graphic Coordinate Editor will not allow you to create groups.

Solution: Most functions that are performed by the graphic coordinate editor can be more effectively be completed using active coordinate editor in the MsPoints menu, please use that as an alternative.


Date Reported: December 19, 2012

Status: Confirmed (13.0.0), Fixed (14.0.0)

Problem: When you "Save as..." and select an older dwg version all "Smart" arcs will be doubled up (drawn a second time)

Solution: If it is necessary to save your drawing to an older version use AutoCAD's free utility DwgTrueview.  See here for details.


Date Reported: January 10, 2013

Status: Confirmed (13.0.0), Fixed (14.0.0)

Problem: Drawing files created in embeddedCAD 2013 then modified/saved in MicroSurvey CAD 2009/2010 cannot be reopened with embeddedCAD 2013 or any AutoCAD 2013 product.  Note, this problem does not affect editing a drawing with MicroSurvey CAD 2013.

Solution 1: To fix a drawing that embeddedCAD 2013 cannot reopen, you can open the drawing in embeddedCAD 2012 and SAVEAS the drawing into R12 DXF format, and this dxf drawing can be opened normally in embeddedCAD 2013.

Solution 2: To fix a drawing that embeddedCAD 2013 cannot reopen, you can open the drawing in MicroSurvey CAD and WBLOCK the entire contents of it out to create a new drawing which can be opened normally in embeddedCAD 2013.


Date Reported: January 31, 2013

Status: Confirmed (13.0.0), Fixed (14.0.0)

Problem: Lot Closures created in MicroSurvey CAD 2010 or 2013 cannot be re-opened and reviewed or edited in embeddedCAD 2013.

Solution: This will need to be fixed in a future update.  Lot Closures that are created natively in embeddedCAD can be edited.

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