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MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Known Issues
Posted by Brian Sloman on 11 December 2013 02:19 PM

The following is a list of critical bugs or important limitations that users should be aware of which affect MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all known issues.

Important Note: If you ever experience a crash when using MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013, when you are asked if you would like to send an error report, please always select Yes to send the report. MicroSurvey and IntelliCAD programmers can use these error reports to help investigate and fix crashing problems that occur within the program, even if it is a problem that is not easily reproducible.


Reported: June 19, 2013

Problem: On Windows XP computers, opening the Entity Properties panel will cause MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 (v13.0.2.2) to bog down to an unusable state and if you examine the task manager the icad.exe process has the processor pinned at 100% usage (or 50% on a dual-core processor, 25% on a quad-core processor, etc).

Workaround 1: This issue did not affect MapScenes 2010 so you may need to temporarily revert back to that version until we can fix this.

Workaround 2: This issue seems to only affect Windows XP computers so using MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 (v13.0.2.2) on a Windows Vista/7/8 computer will work properly.

Workaround 3: This issue is triggered specifically by opening the Entity Properties panel, so the problem can be avoided by not opening the Properties panel. (Note: it is not known if there are any other specific triggers to avoid besides the Entity Properties panel.)

Solution: This will be fixed in a service pack update to be released as soon as possible.

Status: In Progress (13.0.2.2)


Reported: June 19, 2013

Problem: Advanced 3D rendering commands including RENDER, PCLW, etc may display a blank white or black window, without showing the rendered view.

Solution: If you are experiencing this behaviour, updating your video card's display drivers is required. The easiest way to update your drivers is through the Device Manager in your Control Panel, but in some cases the latest drivers are only available via download directly from your video card manufacturer's website.

Status: Closed (13.0.2.2)


Reported: June 19, 2013

Problem: SAVEAS (Save As) command can cause the program to crash if overwriting an existing drawing that is currently open, instead of notifying you that the target drawing is in use. For example, if C:\Scenes\a.dwg and C:\Scenes\b.dwg are both open, saving a.dwg as C:\Scenes\b.dwg.

Workaround: Ensure that you are not overwriting an existing drawing that is currently open.

Solution: This will be fixed in a future update.

Status: In Progress (13.0.2.2)


Reported: June 19, 2013

Problem: SAVEAS (Save As) command can cause the program to crash if saving a drawing with a different extension but with the same folder and filename. For example, saving C:\Scenes\filename.dwg as C:\Scenes\filename.dxf.

Workaround: Ensure that you are saving either into a different folder or with a different filename. For example: save C:\Jobs\filename.dwg as C:\Jobs\filename2.dxf

Solution: This will be fixed in a future update.

Status: In Progress (13.0.2.2)


Reported: September 26, 2013

Problem: The "Angle" value for 3D lines is displayed incorrectly in the Properties panel and the List command.

Workaround: Click on a line with grips off to display the CAD Line Computations dialog which lists the Angle correctly.

Solution: This will be fixed in a future update.

Status: In Progress (13.0.2.2)


Reported: December 11, 2013

Problem: Printing in the MapScenes 2013 SP0 update may cause the program to display an error message "Printing graphics device <IcadPrintDevice.txv> is missing" and then stop responding.

Solution: The MapScenes 2013 SP0 update (v13.0.3.22) has been retracted, please install and use the MapScenes 2013 release version (v13.0.2.7) which is not affected.

Status: Closed (13.0.3.22)

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