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General CAD Topics

General informative instruction that applies to any of our CAD engine based products including MicroSurveyCAD, embeddedCAD, inCAD and SurveyTools for BricsCAD

  1. FAQ

    1. Help! My Active Coordinate Editor has gone Missing!
    2. Top CAD Questions
  2. Updating from Version to Version

    1. MicroSurvey System Defaults
    2. Use a Template file to standardize CAD File Settings
    3. Printstyle Files and MicroSurvey CAD
  3. Hardware and Windows Operating System

    1. Turning on Compatibility Mode with Windows 7
    2. Settings that affect Display of CAD products on High Resolution Monitors
    3. Mapped Drive not Displayed When Browsing to your file
    4. See all 10 articles »
  4. Articles about CAD Drawing Files

    1. Entity Snaps are "Jumpy," what do I do?
    2. Text and other drawing entities appear scrambled or Regen Notification appears frequently
    3. Using Google Sketchup Models in your Drawing using the Collada Importer
    4. See all 11 articles »
  5. Saving Drawing Files

    1. Recovering an "AutoSave" drawing
    2. MicroSurvey Crashes when you Save a Drawing
    3. Error PRJTY350, external hard drives or networks
    4. See all 6 articles »
  6. CAD Drawing Commands

    1. Custom Hatch Patterns
    2. Gap Tolerance Setting can affect Hatching, Boundary Creation or Fast Area
    3. Resetting drawing to default with Wblock command
    4. See all 10 articles »
  7. General CAD Operations

    1. Check PICKADD Variable if you Cannot Select Multiple Objects at One time
    2. 2D Point Nodes Setting allows Using 3D snaps to draw in 2D
  8. Import & Export

    1. Coordinate Geometry Training at MicroSurvey School
    2. Export a DXF file to a Field Software
    3. Exporting Files to Google Earth
    4. See all 13 articles »
  9. Linework

    1. Controlling CAD Line Computation angular precision with AUPREC
    2. Using Linetype Scale for Consistent Appearance of Special Linetypes in Drawings.
    3. Polyline Edit Error Message
    4. See all 14 articles »
  10. Points & Database Functions

    1. Coordinate Geometry Training at MicroSurvey School
    2. Changing Point Node Type and Size in MSCAD, EmbeddedCAD and InCAD
    3. Point Update command
    4. See all 10 articles »
  11. Annotation

    1. Text displaying as boxes
    2. "XX#XX" After editing points and/or labels
    3. "Please Enter a Number" when Modifying Text
    4. See all 14 articles »
  12. COGO Operations

    1. Master Coordinate Geometry at MicroSurvey Scool
    2. Input Plan Information without using COGO
    3. Use COGO to Reconstruct a Road from Evidence on Opposite sides
    4. See all 6 articles »
  13. AutoMap

    1. AutoMap Part 1: Introduction to AutoMap
    2. AutoMap Key
    3. AutoMap Part 2: Assigning a Symbol to a Field Description
    4. See all 20 articles »
  14. Traverse & Adjustments

    1. Addressing Error Message "This traverse has no setups in the raw file. Unable to process traverse..."
    2. Headers and Footers in Coordinate and Traverse Editors
    3. Least Squares Tips
  15. LISP Routines

    1. MicroSurvey CAD LISP Programming
    2. Lisp Routine: to zoom to a point
    3. Lisp Routine: WOUT.LSP - World file Out
    4. See all 8 articles »
  16. Printing

    1. Title Block becomes tiled when printing from a Layout Tab
    2. Title Block becomes tiled when printing from a Layout Tab
    3. Fonts or text appear altered after printing
    4. See all 15 articles »
  17. Imagery

    1. Using Global mapper to Display Orthoreferenced Imagery
    2. Loading HxIP Imagery into MicroSurvey CAD
    3. Attaching MrSID Files in MSCAD Drawings
    4. See all 5 articles »
  18. Surfaces & Volumes

    1. Surface Formats Supported by MicroSurvey Products
    2. Landxml Surfaces in MicroSurvey Products
    3. Cut and Fill volumes
    4. See all 16 articles »
  19. Alignments

    1. Using _MSFLATTEN to create a ditch profile from a .DXF file
    2. Creating an Alignment from an ASCII Points file
    3. Station labeling along an alignment
  20. PointClouds & Cyclone

    1. PointCloud Product has been merged with MicroSurvey CAD
    2. Importing LGS and LGSX files from Leica scanning products
    3. Macro to use when taking slices along a line
    4. See all 21 articles »
  21. Miscellaneous

    1. Issues with MicroSurvey that are caused by third party software
    2. Disabling the Auto-Updater
    3. Mouse Recommendations
    4. See all 5 articles »
  22. Online Utilities

    1. Online Utilities for CAD
  23. Private

  24. Miscellaneous CAD Topics

    1. Loadlibrary failed with error 1114: A Dynamic link library dll initialization routine failed.
    2. Random Instability with MsCAD, inCAD or EmbeddedCAD
  25. EmbeddedCAD & InCAD (AutoDesk Engine)

    1. AutoDesk Object Enablers are now working for EmbeddedCAD and InCAD 2022
  26. MicroSurveyCAD

    1. Animation Movies
  27. 2015 and older Pointcloud Products

    1. Legacy Pointcloud Movies
    2. "Error Reading File" message appears when attempting to convert LAS file to PCI
    3. PointCloud, Animation or Render View is Empty
    4. See all 4 articles »
  28. Español

    1. Base de Conocimiento en Español