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A collection of Movies Generated to Answer Common Questions from our Customers

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We find that sometimes the best way to answer a support question is to make and post a short movie so others can view the results. Some of these movies show techniques that allow you to unlock surprising new capabilities in your software you may not have been aware of.

MicroSurvey CAD 2021 Video Tips

MicroSurvey CAD 2020 Video Tips

MicroSurvey CAD 2019 Video Tips

MicroSurvey CAD 2018 Video Tips

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Video Tips

3D CAD Topics

General CAD Topics Movies

Traverse Adjustment Movies

CAD Printing and Scaling Movies

MicroSurvey embeddedCAD and inCAD Movies

MicroSurvey CAD 2013 and versions that use IntelliCAD 7 or Newer

Windows Interface Topics

Pointprep and Construction Related Topics

GIS Topics

Thumbdrive Transfer Movies

STAR*NET Video Tips

Animation Movies

MicroSurvey CAD 2023 Video Tips

Working in both Meters and Feet

MicroSurvey CAD 2021 Video Tips

Dynamic Mode and Prompt Menus

Graphics Options in IntelliCAD 10

FILEDIA variable can prevent display of Browse dialog when saving files

SYSVARMONITOR alerts users of changes in CAD system Variables

IntelliCAD 10 Selection Filters

Working with Detailed Surfaces: Points

Working with Detailed Surfaces: Breaks

Working with Detailed Surfaces: TINs

Working with Detailed Surfaces: Contours

CUI Migration from Previous Versions

Configuring CTB Print Styles

MicroSurvey CAD 2020 Video Tips

Unable to recognize command "_TEXTEDIT"

Import a PDF Document and explode into your Drawing

Export a PDF with Layers

Freezing when opening drawings

Extracting Civil3D Surface information into MicroSurvey Format

Custom Wipeout Symbols

MicroSurvey CAD 2019 Video Tips

Transferring Alias's and Keyboard shortcuts from 2018 to 2019

Transferring Workspace from 2018 to 2019

Transferring custom Toolbars from 2018 to 2019

Transferring custom Toolbars from 2019 to MSCAD 2019 Service Pack 1

Viewport Tips and Custom Locking Buttons

Relative Path for Images

Quick Point Table from Active Coordinate Editor

Custom Descriptions for AutoMap and Elevations

Display Latitude and Longitude in Active Coordinate Editor

Change Paper Space background color

Adding Commands to Tool Palette

MicroSurvey CAD 2018 Video Tips

Customizing Shortcut Keys

Customizing Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing Regular Toolbars

Customizing Ribbons

Resetting to Factory Defaults

Managing your Workspace Settings in the CUI File

Insert PDF/JPG and Align it to Geodetic Points

Using Point Blocks to make Point Clusters easier to view

Fillet Workaround

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Video Tips

Settings Migration Wizard (Use this tool to easily transfer settings from MSCAD 2016 to MSCAD 2017)

Text Editing

Draw a 3D Curve

Bing Imagery

Draworder in MSCAD 2017

Setting Angular format in Tables and Active Coordinate Editor

Store and Label Geodetic Points

Inserting a Geodetic Table into Model Space

3D CAD Topics

Extract landxml surface from a TIN saved as DWG or DXF

Creating a Grid from a Surface

Comparing Two Surfaces using Surface Operations

Selectively Removing Points from a Surface

Removing a Point(s) from DTM Surface

Drawing Contours Using an Elevation list

Drawing Contours on a Grid for a Smoother Surface

Create a Slope Map

Creating a Surface from a complex TIN

3D Pipelines Using the Measure Command

Using islope and Autosite Design to design a Holding Tank

Defining a UCS

Showing differences between scanned surfaces

Creating a Vertical Alignment when you don't have a Surface in Memory

Creating a "Dummy" Vertical Alignment in Order to use the Inverse Alignment Command

Creating a surface with near vertical sections Example 1

Creating a surface with near vertical sections Example 2

3D Polylines: Connect using Descriptions and Point Range

Creating a Cut Fill Heat Map

Creating a Cut Fill Excel between Points and Surface

Creating a Subgrade Surface in Surface Operations

Offset 3D Spline to be used as 3D Breakline

Large DEM/Surface for Contours

Checking that breaklines are honored with a complex surface

Extracting Civil3D Surface information into MicroSurvey

Extracting Civil3D Contour information into MicroSurvey

Apply Section to Surface

General CAD Topics Movies

Saving a Template and using it to Create a New Drawing

Changing Column Order in Active Coordinate Editor 2012

Defining a Text Style in MicroSurvey CAD

Breaking a Spline

Customizing_Toolbars_in_MSCAD or MapScenes

Importing Eaglepoint Blocks

Label distances with different scales

Tiling Multiple Bing Images in one drawing

Remove Hidden Entities by Outside Window Seleciton

Export Points by Window Selection

Area Calculation with Irregular Shapes in FieldGenius

Lines by Inversing Dot to Dot

Annotative Text

ACE - Change Selection Layer

Traverse Adjustment Movies

Addressing Odd Closure Results

Apply Compass Rule Adjustment to a Traverse Diagram

CAD Printing and Scaling Movies

Controlling Lineweight with .ctb files

MicroSurvey embeddedCAD and inCAD Movies

Adding a Toolbar

Correcting Offset in Layout Space when Printing an IntelliCAD drawing from embeddedCAD

Customized Workspace Menus

Exporting a Surface as Landxml

Change coordinates to Easting Northing format

Link Excel document to Table in Drawing

MicroSurvey CAD 2013 and versions that use IntelliCAD 7 or Newer

Parallel Entity Snaps

Turn Off Display Prompts

Arrow Keys

Defining Right Mouse Click Actions


Entity Properties

Cursor and Crosshair Display Settings

Configuring Entity Snaps

Reset Corrupted Toolbars

Windows Interface Topics

Capturing a Screenshot

Starting an Online Tech Support Session

Windows_File _Associations

Collecting a Tracefile in FieldGenius or EVR (Updated 1-Nov-2019)

Pointprep and Construction Related Topics

Creating a Project for FieldGenius in MSDX

Align Between Drawings

Freezing a selection of points in Active Coordinate Editor

"Staked" AutoMap configuration for Staking Tolerance Visual Check

GIS Topics

Creating a FieldGenius Project from CAD

Storing Approximate Points and Linework

Creating an AutoMap for GIS

Adding a Feature to a Feature File

Creating a Featurelist based on your AutoMap

Setting a Feature File in Field Genius

Export a section of a shapefile with QGIS

County/State Contours to MsCAD Workflow

Convert Polygon to lines using QGIS

Thumbdrive Transfer Movies

Part 1a - Point Prep Export

Part 1b - MicroSurveyCAD 2018 Export - Legacy

Part 1c - MicroSurveyCAD / EmbeddedCAD 2018 Export

Part 2 - FieldGenius / Layout Import to Windows Mobile Device

STAR*NET Video Tips

Known Point as Origin for Ground Coordinates

FieldGenius Offset Point to SideShot in STAR*NET

Importing Baselines without Weightings from an Emlid

Using Mapmade to combine data with different bearing Bases

Animation Movies

Take a short tour of MicroSurvey CAD 2016 and newer animation utilities.

Animation 1: Adding a Path and Symbols

Animation 2: Visual Properties and Views

Animation 3: Inserting an Animated Camera

Animation 4: Adding a Camera to a Symbol

Animation 5: Recording a Video

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