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MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2012 Service Pack 1

New Features

  • [F1486] Line/Curve/Point Information - The CAD Line Info, CAD Curve Info, Single Point Editor, and Single Line Text Editor dialogs can now be launched via a double-click on an appropriate entity, without having to start the INFO command first.
  • [F0791] Surface Modeling - The LABEL (MsModeling | Annotate | Label Contours) command has a new option to draw a Wipeout for masking the contour line behind the text label, instead of trimming the contour line around the label. Note, use the WIPEOUT command's Frames option to toggle display of the wipeout frames (outlines) on/off. The drawing will typically look better with Frames Off, but selecting wipeouts (for modify/delete/etc) is only possible with Frames On.
  • [F1521] Text Editing - The MS_ROTEXT (MsAnnotate | Modify Text | Rotate Text 180 Degrees), MS_ROTOLINE (MsAnnotate | Modify Text | Rotate Text to Match Text/Line), and SLIDETEXT (MsAnnotate | Modify Text | Slide Text Along Axis) commands now allow selection of multiple text entities instead of just one at a time.
  • [F1471] Boundary Command - A new BOUNDARY (Draw | Boundary...) command (replacing AutoCAD's BOUNDARY command which is not available in embeddedCAD) is now available for drawing a Polyline around a closed area. Note, unlike AutoCAD's Boundary command this one cannot create REGION entities, and it is not script-compatible with AutoCAD's Boundary command.

Important Fixes

  • [D4606] Surface Modeling - Contour Labeling of closed contours did not work.
  • [D3001] Surface Modeling - The Extrapolate Surface command could result in a crash in some situations.
  • [D4459] Building Library - The General Configuration Options dialog no longer appears when creating a New Building.
  • [D4460] Building Library - Some of the instruction tips were wrong for buttons in the Building Construction dialog where you select the Front/Rear/Left/Right sides.
  • [D4458] Building Library - Some of the instruction tips were wrong for buttons in the New Building dialog where you select selecting the methods like Deflect, Offset, etc.
  • [D4461] Building Library - Drawing now immediately gains focus after pressing the Insert Building button, so it follows the mouse without needing a click first.
  • [D3697] Coordinate History - Internal behaviour of coordinate history functions has been changed to avoid interference issues seen with some virus scanner applications.
  • [D4477] Copy/Paste - The COPYCLIP and COPYBASE commands were updated so that database information is now removed from entities being copied. This provides the same functionality as the MSCOPY (Copy Between Drawings) command available in MicroSurvey CAD.
  • [D4598] Drawing Cleanup Wizard - The Purge options did not work.
  • [D4494] FieldGenius Export - An "Access is denied" error could occur when using the "Make a LandXML file" option to export a FieldGenius project in Windows Vista/7.
  • [D4463] Figures Database - When deleting lines whose assiciated bearing/distance labeles had been previously deleted, the line labels could re-appear in the drawing.
  • [D2844] Figures Database - Running the Rotate, Shift, or Scale commands from within the Active Coordinate Editor could result in arcs being removed from the figures database.
  • [D4399] Figures Database - Hiding lines via the _HIDEOBJECTS (Tools | Isolate | Hide) command could result in its associated labels being erased.
  • [D4482] Independent Point Numbers - The IPN/IPD/IPE independent point labels are now surpressed when in Layout Space with an active Model Space Viewport, to prevent their incorrect display with model space coordinates in paper space.
  • [D4053] Nikon Import - Alphanumeric Point IDs were not read from Nikon 500 and 700 files.
  • [D2813] Nikon Import - The Coordinate Order option was not honoured when reading Nikon 700 files. Coordinate Records are now imported as either NEZ or ENZ depending on this flag.
  • [D4085] Point Block Import - Alphanumeric Point IDs were not read from point blocks when using the Import Softdesk/Carlson/EaglePoint/Benchmark Point Blocks commands.
  • [D4462] Subdivision Design - Creation of a New Block did not honour the Starting Point ID setting.




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