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MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2019 Known Issues

Date Reported: November 2, 2009

Status: Confirmed (10.1.0)

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

Solution: If you wish to use the "What's This?" Help feature, you may need to download and install an update from Microsoft, because Windows 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 files will work without this update.

Date Reported: October 6, 2016

Status: Confirmed (15.0.0)

Problem: Computing an area using the FastArea command may produce imprecise answers which may vary depending on your zoom level.

Cause: The perimeter is determined using AutoCAD's Boundary Polyline command, which uses the displayed pixels to smooth the resulting polyline and may eliminate small details around the perimeter that are not apparent at the current zoom level.

Solution: Users are advised to use the "Fast Area" command for fast and easy approximations, and to verify their calculated areas using the "Calculate Area by Point Numbers" command for maximum precision. The Fast Area command may be redesigned in a future update so as to not use AutoCAD's Boundary Polyline command for determining the boundary.

Date Reported: April 30, 2017

Status: Confirmed (18.0.0)

Problem: The new ribbon interface shows all commands for embeddedCAD Premium (including the MsModeling and MsDesign tabs), even if you are running embeddedCAD Standard. While they are displayed on the ribbon, most commands located on the MsModeling and MsDesign tabs will not function if you are running embeddedCAD Standard because they require a Premium license.

Solution: embeddedCAD Standard users can hide the MsModeling and MsDesign ribbon tabs by right-clicking over the ribbon and unchecking them under "Show Tabs". MicroSurvey will investigate methods to automatically hide the MsModeling and MsDesign ribbons while running embeddedCAD Standard in a future version.

Date Reported: May 1, 2017

Status: Confirmed (18.0.0), Fixed (18.0.0)

Problem: Several commands do not function when started from the ribbon, toolbars, or legacy menus.

Solution: New installation packages were posted immediately with a fix for this problem. It is the same build version ( but includes a new customization (.cuix) file containing the correct command definitions.

Date Reported: May 26, 2017

Status: Confirmed (18.0.0), Fixed (18.1.0)

Problem: Using Properties Dialog to modify properties of "Smart" point nodes can cause crash

Workaround: You can switch the layer a point is drawn on by highlighting the point in Active Coordinate Editor and selecting Edit | Change Selection layer.  This is a more efficient way of switching layers as it prevents AutoMap from resetting layer properties in later point operations.

Solution: This has been fixed in the embeddedCAD 2018 SP1 update.

Date Reported: April 24, 2018

Status: Confirmed (18.1.0)

Problem: Double Click actions on CAD objects don't work.  If you double click on mtext, a circle, a dimension or a selection of other pure CAD entities, the appropriate actions do not occur.  Most customers discover this when editing multiline text.  

Workaround: In all cases you can access the default editing action through the command line, menu, toolbars or ribbons, and then select the entity to edit.

Solution: Fixed

Date Reported: June 5, 2018

Status: Confirmed (18.1.0)

Problem: Changing the Angle Precision under Drawing Units to 0d00' or 0d00'00" causes a mismatch with the values shown in the Cad Lines Computations dialog.  This is due to a change in the AUPREC value when selecting the precision

Workaround: If you are seeing this, type AUPREC in the command line and change its value to 4 if you want to see 0d00'00" or 2 if you want to see 0d00' in the CAD Lines Computation dialog. Read this article if you wish to learn more about the AUPREC values and what it changes:

Solution: This will need to be fixed in a future update.

Date Reported: April 27, 2018

Status: Confirmed (18.1.0)

Problem: Performing an operation that refeshes how point are drawn can cause a crash if a layer is locked in the drawing.

Workaround: Ensure that any layers in the CAD file upon which you normally draw points is not locked (Frozen or off is OK.)  Please see this article for further detail.

Solution: This will need to be fixed in a future update.

Date Reported: April 3, 2019

Status: Confirmed (

Problem: Performing a "save as" and replacing the current drawing produces four error messages. The drawing and database remain intact, despite the error messages.

Solution: This will need to be fixed in a future update.

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