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MicroSurvey CAD 2013

MicroSurvey is pleased to announce a major update to its flagship software with the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2013. This latest version of MicroSurvey CAD – built for surveyors, contractors and engineers – is based on the completely new and redesigned IntelliCAD 7.2 engine.

The new IntelliCAD engine 7.2 has many new features and improvements, such as MrSID (.sid) file support, new entity snap modes, a dockable properties pane, faster display graphics, DGN import and non-rectangular viewports.

According to Brian Sloman, product manager for desktop products at MicroSurvey, "The new features included in the IntelliCAD 7.2 engine are fantastic. On top of the improvements to the engine, several new surveying-related features have been added which we know our users are going to love. New support for Google Maps™ and Google Earth™, additional AutoMap and labeling options, a new Leica DBX importer, and many other enhancements have been added to MicroSurvey CAD 2013."

MicroSurvey offers free trial versions for all of its major software – download MicroSurvey CAD 2013 today by visiting the MicroSurvey website.

Release Notes

MicroSurvey CAD 2013 Release Notes:

New Features

Powered by IntelliCAD 7.2
MicroSurvey CAD 2013 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 7.2. See the Release Notes for a summary of new IntelliCAD features.
Google Maps™ Support
View your points in Google Maps by clicking new Map buttons located in both the Single Point Editor and the Active Coordinate Editor.
Select MsPoints | Store and Edit Points or MsPoints | Active Coordinate Editor from the menus, or type EDITP or COORDEDIT at the command line.
Google Earth™ Support
Export your points and linework to a .kml or .kmz file and view them in Google Earth.
Select MsPoints | Other Program Ties | Export to Google Earth from the menus, or type WRITEKML at the command line.
AutoMAP Substitution Codes
Access field-coded parameters directly from your point descriptions and automatically include them in your plotted annotations.
Substitution codes follow the familiar LDD syntax, and include $0 to substitute the code, $1-$9 to substitute the first through ninth space-delimited parameter following the code, $+ to substitute all parameters following the code, $* to substitute the entire description including the code plus all parameters, and $$ to substitute a literal "$" character.
For example, specify a plotted description like $1 TREE (ht=$2’, trunk dia=$3”) in AutoMap to dynamically label your TREE points like TREE OAK 9 12 and TREE ELM 6 8 as OAK TREE (ht=9’, trunk dia=12”) and ELM TREE (ht=6’, trunk dia=8”).
AutoMAP Leading Wildcards
Use AutoMap entries with a leading wildcard like *CODE, a trailing wildcard like CODE*, or both a leading and trailing wildcard like *CODE* to make partial matches of your point descriptions.
For example, an AutoMap entry like *IP* will now match points with descriptions like "NW CORNER IP BENT" and you can use the new Substitution Codes described above to produce appropriate plotted descriptions.
Distance Labeling Options
Include a customizable prefix and/or suffix in your distance annotation defaults.
Include a unit symbol (' or m) in your distance annotation defaults. (Previously only ' was supported.)
Select MsAnnotate | Labeling Defaults | Distances from the menus, or type CNF_EDIT_DISTANCES at the command line.
Slope Labeling Command
A new Slope Labeling command is available with options to label the % Slope, Degrees from Vertical, or Degrees from Horizontal along a line.
Select MsAnnotate | Add Line Labels | Label Slope from the menus, or type LABEL_SLOPE at the command line.
Draworder Wizard
A new Draworder Wizard command is available to help you quickly fix the most common draworder issues, such as moving raster images and hatches to the back of your drawing, and moving wipeouts, blocks and annotations to the front.
Select MsTools | Draworder Wizard from the menus, or type DRAWORDERWIZARD at the command line.
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
Import points, linework, and raw TPS/GPS observation data directly from 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

  • [D2844] Active Coordinate Editor - The Shift Selection, Scale Selection, and Rotate Selection commands could cause arcs to be removed from the figures database.
  • [D4930] Active Coordinate Editor - The Rotate Selection command could use 0,0,0 as the rotation base point instead of the specified point.
  • [D4942] Active Coordinate Editor - The Shift Selection command could cause shifted arcs to not be erased when they are redrawn with the shifted points.
  • [D4943] Active Coordinate Editor - The Rotate Selection command could cause rotated arcs to not be erased when they are redrawn with the rotated points.
  • [D4990] Active Coordinate Editor - Point Tracking may not be correct when in Surveyors View
  • [D4991] Active Coordinate Editor - Zoom Selection may not be correct when in Surveyors View
  • [D2344] AutoMap Library - Using both the "Rotate to Previous Point" and "Scale to Previous Point" options together causes rotation to be calcualted to the incorrect point.
  • [D4260] AutoMap Library - Using the "Rotate to Previous Point" option can cause an error if there is not a previous point id.
  • [D5045] AutoMap Library - Using the "Scale to Previous Point" option can cause an error if there is not a previous point id.
  • [D4071] Coordinate Order - the "List E,N (X,Y) Format" system toggle was not always retained.
  • [F1759] Coordinate Order - the "List E,N (X,Y) Format" system toggle will now be honoured for the default column order within the Active Coordinate Editor and the Clusters report.
  • [D3819] Dialogs - the CAD Lines, CAD Curves, Single Point Edit, and Quick Text Edit dialogs may not always appear when clicking an appropriate entity.
  • [F1701] FieldGenius Export - linework is now automatically exported to FieldGenius in an R12 DXF format instead of the default DXF format to avoid exporting incompatible entity types.
  • [D4011] Leica GSI Export - exporting a Leica GSI8 will display multiple "Save As" prompts which can result in an error writing out the data file.
  • [D4789] LandXML Import - when importing points, the Description and Note were not set correctly. It now uses the "code" field (instead of "desc") to set the Description, and the "desc" field (instead of nothing) to set the Note.
  • [F1406] LandXML Import - when importing plan features, IrregularLine elements are now supported and will draw a 3d polyline through the specified coordinates.
  • [D2291] Linework - grip-editing a survey line did not disassociate the line from its previous points in the database.
  • [D2779] Linework - moving a survey line removes its bearing and distance labels from the database.
  • [D3955] Linework - entity snaps could not be used when drawing a curvey leader.
  • [D5021] Linework - 3D .XYZ-Linework can become corrupted after a rescale.
  • [D2813] Nikon Raw File Import - when importing a Nikon 700 raw file with ENZ coordinates, they would be interpreted and imported as NEZ coordinates.
  • [D4816] Point Blocks - when creating point blocks (for export to Eagle Point, Softdesk, or Carlson) the first space character is not properly delimiting the description to find a match in the AutoMAP library to use the plotted description.
  • [D2585] Polar Snapping - using polar snaps within the Design Horizontal Alignment (_alignment) command caused some on-screen graphical artifacts.
  • [D3967] Polar Snapping - using polar snaps within the Connect Dots Point to Point (_connect_points) command did not work correctly.
  • [D2581] Project Manager - deleting a project from the project manager did not delete its associated .msj database folder.
  • [D4919] Rapid Transit Import - importing a rapid transit drawing could cause a crash.
  • [D4840] Roading - applying a road template with 0:1 slope could cause a crash.
  • [D4851] Rotate Blocks to Line - the Rotate Text to Line (_ms_rotoline) command stopped working with blocks in the last MSCAD 2010 service pack, this functionality has been restored.
  • [D4987] Run As Administrator - the "Run as administrator" message that can appear under Windows Vista and Windows 7 have been reworded such that it does not only apply to Vista.
  • [D5077] Saving - Error ASLK8K8K and a crash can occur when running QSAVE after running SAVEAS.
  • [D4263] Scaling - scaling with a fractional value instead of a decimal value was being inappropriately intercepted by the inches-to-feet conversion added in MSCAD 2010.
  • [D4852] Select Point - when selecting a point from the drawing which is stored in the coordinate database, if there is another points within either 0.01 or 0.001 units of it (depending on the command) the incorrect point may be retrieved from the database.
  • [D1931] Sheet and Title Block - a crash may occur when using the Add Sheet and Title Block (_tb) command if your ATTDIA system variable is set to Off.
  • [D4984] Sheet and Title Block - the ATTREQ system variable was not being used correctly.
  • [D5030] Stability - interference between MSCAD and some virus scanners or other resident utilities could cause slowness, error messages, or crashes.
  • [D5146] STAR*NET Export - exporting a STAR*NET .dat file could cause the Current Traverse file setting to be forgotten, requiring you to re-select it via the Set Current Traverse command.
  • [D5002] Surface Modeling - the specified "honour boundary method" option (All Points / Any Point / Center Point) was not applied correctly.

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2013

MicroSurvey CAD 2013 Full Install:

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Existing MicroSurvey CAD users with a current (non-expired) maintenance plan must use the USB License Manager application to update their USB License Key(s) before this version can be run. 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.

MicroSurvey CAD 2013 can also be run in a 30-day, fully functional trial version for demonstration purposes.

Download Supporting Applications

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

MicroSurvey USB License Manager (included in the full install):

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

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