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  • Controlling CAD Line Computation angular precision with AUPREC

    With our CAD products, some users have found that their Azimuth or Angle numbers do not match with what is being labeled or inputted in the command line in their drawings. Take this example in which t...

  • Using Linetype Scale for Consistent Appearance of Special Linetypes in Drawings.

    Linetype Scale is controlled by both a Global and a Drawing Specific scale factor.  Most users will want to configure their program and procedures so that special linetypes (ie: dashed lines) have a c...

  • Polyline Edit Error Message

    The error message: An entity which is defined in the current UCS is needed ...can sometimes pop up when you are running the Polyline Edit command.  This message can be misleading. It usually indicates...

  • Turning Grips off to use the CADLines dialog

    To be able to simply pick on a Line and have the CADLines dialog box come up on screen, the GRIPS must be turned off. If the grips are on, when you pick a Line you will see little green boxes at the e...

  • Make your Drawing more Realistic with Trees and Hedges

      Your drawings will appear more professional and complete with the addition of details like trees and hedge lines. Using MapScenes PRO, go under the MapScenes Menu to -> Custom Line -> Tree/Hedge Bor...

  • Using _MSFLATTEN to create a profile from an ASCII .txt file

    Many customers have called asking how to create a profile from nothing more than a series of points along a centerline of a road or pipeline. NOTE:This technical note takes the form of a tutorial and ...

  • Drawing Stone Walls

    Update: MSCAD 2008 now provides Special Linetypes for Rockwalls, Centerlines and Property Lines.  This article provides information that all users can access on adding blocks to any lines even when us...

  • Drawing Trees and Hedges with MSCAD 2002

    You will enjoy more professional and complete drawings with the addition of details like trees and hedge lines. Using MSCAD 2002, you can go under the Design menu to choose Treeline. Draw straight lin...

  • Working with 2D and 3D Polylines

    Did you know that there are a few differences between polylines drawn in 2D and polylines drawn in 3D? To start with the command to draw each type of polyline is different. The command POLYLINE will a...

  • Editing Linetypes

    Linetypes for MicroSurvey CAD based programs are stored in a text file with the extension lin. On a 64 bit computer look for: MicroSurvey CAD: C:\Program Files\MicroSurvey\<MSCAD201X>\Icad.lin or: C:\...