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.
Complete MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Release Notes: click here
New and Enhanced Features in MicroSurvey CAD 2016
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