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Posted by Jacob Wall on 29 June 2017 06:45 AM

MicroSurvey Layout

All Languages - May 10, 2017


All Layout installations will allow you to run the program in evaluation mode. A Software Registration Key or GUID will have to be purchased if you decide to buy the product. A License upgrade will have to be purchased if you own MicroSurvey Layout Version 2 or older without a maintenance plan or a maintenance expiry date prior to May 10, 2017. Once purchased, license keys are generated online so that your license will match the device you own. Please pick here to go to our Licensing Instructions page and learn how to license your software.

Release Notes and Manual

Settings and Saved Instrument Profiles

  • Layout stores program settings in a INI file: MSurvey.ini
  • Layout stores Target Offsets, Bluetooth Device Info, and Instrument Profiles in a XML file: Settings.xml
  • A fresh installation of Layout is highly recommended.

Windows DPI Scaling

Please note that high resolution screens on Windows tablets can cause display issues.

If you're installing the software on a Windows tablet; please review this article about Windows settings that affect program display.

See this blog post on improvements added to Windows 10 Creators Update, Version 1703. With this version of Windows (and presumably later versions) you can now set a system scale factor for Windows and then set application-specific properties to ensure they display correctly.


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

Devices Installation Windows Tablet/PC Leica Captivate Series
  • Windows Mobile Handheld
  • Windows CE Handheld
  • Windows CE Onboard
  • Windows (x86 or x64) Tablets and Desktops
  • CS20 Data Collectors
  • TS16 / TS60 / MS60 Onboards

* Requires Windows Mobile Device Center application, see Step 2
** Does not require Windows Mobile Device Center application, skip to Step 3

Step 2: Install Windows Mobile Device Center

Skip to step 3 if you plan to install Tablet/PC or CAB file directly

In order to install Layout onto your hand-held data collector, you must have Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista/7/8/10) installed on your computer. Click here to download from Microsoft.

Step 3: Run the installation on your Tablet/PC or device

Follow the prompts to run the installation. Click here for more information about your particular device.

  • Devices Installation or Onboard Installation - The installs will prompt you to connect to your device through ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center and install the software.
  • Tablet Installation - Supports all Windows 7/8/10 operating systems.
  • CAB File Installation - Copy the *.cab file onto the device using a memory card or cable. Double click the copied *.cab file on the device to finish the installation.

Step 4: Install MicroSurvey Transfer or MicroSurvey Point Prep

Use MicroSurvey Transfer to manage data transfer for MicroSurvey and MapScenes CAD Products if your device has a USB port and uses a mobile operating system. This is not required if you use an SD card or USB storage device for data transfer. MicroSurvey PointPrep is a CAD drawing management program designed for construction professionals. It serves as a desktop companion for MicroSurvey Layout.
Download MicroSurvey Transfer
Point Prep
Download Point Prep

Step 5: Download any required support files or utilities:

If you will be using Layout to run GNSS equipment, you may need to download additional files:

Step 6: HAVE FUN!!!

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