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Posted by Brian Sloman on 30 November 2015 04:30 PM

A high-performance engine and intuitive new point cloud tools enable land surveyors and civil engineers to work faster and smarter.

MicroSurvey Software has released MicroSurvey CAD 2016, the newest generation of the flagship desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. Powered by a new IntelliCAD 8.1a engine and enhanced with a suite of new point cloud management tools, the software makes high-impact drafting and design fast and intuitive.

Users on multi-core computers will experience up to 300% faster performance compared to previous versions, which substantially improves productivity. Navigation has been enhanced through a new ribbon interface with high-resolution icons that provides easy access to the most frequently used tools. The newest version of the software is also able to open and export DGN files, handle annotation scaling, and publish drawings as DWF/DWFX, PNG and JPG files.

The new release also includes significant enhancements for working with point clouds. The Ultimate and Studio versions of the software are now powered by the same point cloud engine that drives Leica Cyclone and CloudWorx software, making it possible to directly import Leica Cyclone and Leica JetStream databases using Cyclone dialogs. Users can view panoramic photographs captured by the laser scanner and snap to points directly from the photographs in a TruSpace window. Point cloud data is now displayed directly within the CAD model space, and users can snap to the point cloud points using standard CAD tools. 

MicroSurvey CAD is compatible with field data from all major total stations and data collectors and is fully compatible with AutoCAD. It includes complete survey drafting, COGO, DTM, traversing, volumes, contouring, point cloud manipulation and data collection interfacing. No plug-ins or modules are necessary. Both a 64-bit version and a 32-bit version of the software are available.


Release Notes

Complete MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Release Notes: click here

New and Enhanced Features in MicroSurvey CAD 2016

Powered by IntelliCAD 8.1
MicroSurvey CAD 2016 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 8.1a.
IntelliCAD 8.1 is a major release that supports Windows 10, and includes support for 2015 .dwg file format for both 32-bit and native 64-bit platforms.
IntelliCAD 8.1 now supports multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files, which provides a 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers. IntelliCAD 8.1 also includes opening and exporting .dgn files, annotation scaling, publishing drawings, printing to .dwf (or .dwfx), .png, and .jpg files, drawing helices and revision clouds, and various other new commands such as SETBYLAYER, XPLODE, TXT2MTXT, and AUTOCOMPLETE.
In addition, more than 1600 issues have been resolved during the 8.1 and 8.1a product development cycles.
See below for additional details about what's new and fixed in IntelliCAD 8.1.
Point Cloud Module powered by Leica EpcA
MicroSurvey CAD 2016's Point Cloud module is built on the latest Leica EpcA engine , and is compatibile with Leica Cyclone 9.1.1 and Leica JetStream 1.0.1.
Leica EpcA is the same point cloud engine that powers other Leica applications including Cyclone and CloudWorx.
Point cloud data in various formats from other manufacturers can be imported.
Point Cloud in CAD Model Space
Point Cloud data is now displayed directly within your CAD model space, and you can snap to the point cloud points using standard CAD tools.
Dozens of new point cloud tools are now available for working with your point cloud data.
The external Point Cloud Line Work window which was used in MicroSurvey CAD 2010-2015 is no longer required.
AutoMAP Library Group Codes
Two new grouping options have been added, which can dramatically simplify your AutoMAP Library and make initial configuration much faster and easier.
Use the new Group Codes option to use a single AutoMAP Library entry for multiple, related point descriptions. For example, use a ROADING group code for all all your roading-related field codes like CL,EP,EG,EA, etc.
Use the new Group Range option to use a single AutoMAP Library entry for all points in a specified range. For example use a ROADING group code for all points in the 2000..2999 range, etc, regardless of their actual field code.
Inverse Points to Alignment
You can now quickly inverse a list of points to a specified road alignment.
Quickly tabulate the station, offset, cut/fill (delta Z), slope distance, and slope grade.
Import Collada Models
Import .kmz or .dae models downloaded from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, an online repository containing millions of 3D symbols.
Imported models are automatically added to your Symbol Library so they can be reused easily in other drawings.
Join 3D Polylines
The Join command has been updated to support 3DPolylines.
The Edit Polyline command has been updated to support joining 3DPolylines.
Active Traverse Editor: Scan Records
Scan records are now created in the traverse file upon import from FieldGenius or Leica Viva/Captivate projects containing Leica MS50/MS60 scans.
Field errors such as an incorrectly specified backsight point ID or direction, instrument height, and more can be corrected in the traverse editor so that the cloud can be retransformed to the correct position and orientation.
Global Mapper Improvements
Many improvements to the global mapper command, including performance improvements, support for more coordinate systems, and bug fixes.
Automatic regeneration of imagery from online sources can be disabled and the imagery can be regenerated manually, for improved performance.
Imagery is now printable via the PRINT command.
Imagery can now be saved and attached as a GeoTIFF file.

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2016

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Full Install, 32-bit version: click here

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Full Install, 64-bit version: click here

MicroSurvey CAD can be run in a 30-day, fully functional trial period for demonstration purposes.

Existing MicroSurvey CAD users with a current (non-expired) maintenance subscription support plan must use the USB License Manager application to update their USB License Key(s) to continue running this version beyond the 30-day trial period. If your maintenance plan has expired, please call MicroSurvey Software Inc. at 1-800-668-3312 or 1-250-707-0000 or contact your local MicroSurvey dealer to renew it.


Download Additional Supporting Applications

MicroSurvey Transfer (free add-on for FieldGenius users, requires Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center): click here

MicroSurvey USB License Manager (included in the MicroSurvey CAD install): click here

MicroSurvey USB Network License Server (must be purchased separately, requires a password to install): click here

Leica Cyclone 9.1.1 (required for Point Cloud functionality in MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Ultimate and Studio): click here


View Additional Online Resources

MicroSurvey CAD Product Website: click here

MicroSurvey CAD Online Training Movies: click here

MicroSurvey CAD Upgrade Tour and Movies: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Release Notes: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Frequently Asked Questions: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Upgrade Notes: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Known Issues: click here


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