MicroSurvey Layout Download Page
Posted by Yifan Xia on 09 February 2022 11:43 AM

Welcome to the MicroSurvey Layout 2




MicroSurvey Layout will run in a fully functional evaluation mode and is limited to storing 30 points. A License will have to be purchased if you decide to buy the product. Once purchased, password are generated online and are tied to one device or computer. Please pick here to go to our Licensing Instructions page and learn how to license your software if you are not clear on how to do it.

Release Notes and Manual

Click here to download the MicroSurvey Layout Release Notes

Click here to download the MicroSurvey Layout Manual

Old Settings and Saved Instrument Profiles

MicroSurvey Layout stores all instrument profiles and program settings in text files: MSurvey.ini and Settings.xml. Users upgrading from a previous version or newer only need to run the installer, all settings will be retained and the msurvey file will not be modified.

For version 2.3, a fresh installation is highly recommended.


Step 1: Download Layout and save it to your desktop or tablet computer

Click on an image below to access the download.

Devices Installation

Windows Mobile/CE handheld controllers

Leica iCON onboard builds

Tablet/PC Installation

Windows 7/8.1/10 based Tablets

PC (x86 or x64)

Leica Captivate Series Installation

CS20 Data Collectors

TS16/TS60/MS60 Onboard Versions

Devices Installation PC/Tablet Installation Leica Captivate Series Installation

Step 2: Install Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center

Only needed for Device Installation, skip this step if you plan to install Tablet/PC or Captivate versions

In order to install Layout onto your hand-held data collector, you must have Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows XP or earlier) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista/7/8.1/10) installed on your computer. Click here to download these free from Microsoft.

Step 3: Run the installation on your desktop or tablet computer

Follow the prompts to run the installation.

  • Device Installation - This installs supports all devices running the Windows Mobile 6 operating system such as the Nautiz X7/X8, Leica CC55, and others.
  • PC/Tablet Installation - Supports all Windows 7/8.1/10 operating systems (tablet PCs).
  • Leica Captivate Series Installations - Copy the *.cab file onto the CS20 or Total Station using a SD Card. Double click the copied *.cab file on the device to finish the installation.

Step 4: Install MicroSurvey Data Exchange or MicroSurvey Transfer (Optional)

Use MicroSurvey Transfer to manage data transfer between your desktop computer and mobile device. This is a free program.

MicroSurvey PointPrep is a CAD drawing management program designed for construction professionals. It serves as a desktop companion for MicroSurvey Layout.

Download MicroSurvey Transfer
Download PointPrep

Step 5: Download any required support files or utilities:

Geoids: GPS users may require a geoid file to correct elevations for geoid separation. Pick Here for the World Geoids download page.

Grid Shift Files: GPS users may require a Grid Shift file for coordinate transformations to work correctly. Pick Here to download grid shift files

Step 6: HAVE FUN!!!

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