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  • Text displaying as boxes

    With our CAD programs, if you are receiving drawings from other users, you may see your drawing look like this: This is because of a command call QTEXT. When Quick Text is ON, text is displayed as pla...

  • "XX#XX" After editing points and/or labels

    In this article, we will explain why some users are seeing XX#XX in their Point Number descriptions and/or in their Distances and Bearings labels. UPDATE: As of 2023, a new feature has been added to M...

  • "Please Enter a Number" when Modifying Text

    Issue: Sometimes when attempting to modify the layer or color of text an error box appears after selecting the text, saying please enter a number. This happens with either the _ENTPROP or _DDEDIT comm...

  • Label Contours Function makes Circles instead of Elevation Text

    You may also see the message: Error did not find after pline in contour labeling Update October 19, 2011: MicroSurvey CAD version 10.7.0 has a new option when labeling Contours: Select method: Trim/Wi...

  • Line or Curve Table Display Order Seems Random

    The functions MsAnnotate | Add Tables | Add Lines to Tables or... Add Curves to Tables will allow you to pick lines or curves from your drawing and then pick a location for a table.  A table will be c...

  • Symbols Library shows Wrong Preview Image with Label

    When viewing your Symbols Library, the labels and Preview images appear to be Out of Sync.‚  When you pick on the preview image to insert a symbol you get the symbol that is next in the list. ‚ What h...

  • Multiline Text - Code Symbols and Symbol Library

    The MicroSurvey CAD Multiline text editor is a useful tool for inserting blocks of text, such as legal text, into a drawing. If you want to modify or format the text before pasting it, it will be best...

  • Taking Control of Font Substitution

        Font Substitution When you open a drawing created in another program you frequently see messages in the command line that font substitution has taken place: Substituting font [ic-txt.shx] for font...

  • Drawing Scale, Text Size and Symbols

    Why is the drawing scale so important? How does the drawing scale affect my text sizes and symbol sizes? How do I know what value to use for the drawing scale? How can I get consistency between the di...

  • Drawing Scale, and how it affects text and symbol sizes

    Why is the drawing scale so important? How does the drawing scale affect my text sizes and symbol sizes? How do I know what value to use for the drawing scale? How can I get consistency between the di...