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Posted by Brian Sloman on 04 April 2014 11:37 AM

MicroSurvey is pleased to announce MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Service Pack 1. This latest version of MapScenes – built for law enforcement professionals and forensic reconstructionists – introduces many powerful and exciting new features and productivity tools that make MapScenes more powerful and easier to use than ever before.

This service pack includes the latest IntelliCAD 7.2d engine, which has over 950+ fixes since IntelliCAD 7.2a which was used in MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013.  It also includes many powerful new features and hundreds of important fixes in the MapScenes commands as detailed below.

MicroSurvey offers free trial versions for all of its major software – download MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1 today!

Release Notes

Complete MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Release Notes: click here

New Features in MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1

Powered by IntelliCAD 7.2d
MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 7.2d. It includes over 950+ fixes and improvements since the IntelliCAD 7.2a version used in MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013. See the Release Notes for additional details.
2D Draw Mode
A new "2D Draw Mode" System Toggle (in MsTools > MapScenes System Toggles, CAD Drawing Controls tab) is now available which causes all points to be drawn at z=0 while maintaining their true elevation in the coordinate database.
Switching this toggle On/Off will update existing points in the drawing as appropriate, causing them to be redrawn at the appropriate elevation.
The OSNAPZ system variable is also automatically turned On/Off with this mode so that new CAD entities will be drawn in 2D when snapping to 3D entities.
Database auditing tools will recognize when this option is enabled and will not attempt to fix the vertical descrepencies between the drawing and database.
Select MsTools > MapScenes System Toggles from the menus, or type CNF_EDIT_TOGGLES at the command line.
Settings Migration Wizard
Easily backup and restore all program settings into a single file, for transferring to another workstation or for disaster recovery.
Backup and restore IntelliCAD settings including your IntelliCAD profile, template drawings, color books, print styles, printers, custom spelling dictionaries, linetypes, fonts, hatch patterns.
Backup and restore MicroSurvey settings including your configuration options, description translation file, AutoMap library files, AutoMap blocks, title blocks, house library, coordinate systems, surface modeling configuration files, and symbol library.
Select MsTools > Migration Wizard from the menus, or type MIGRATION_WIZARD at the command line.
Drawing Recovery Wizard
When opening a drawing where the expected .msz database file is not opened, the program will alert you and provide several options.
A common scenario is if the program crashes, when you reopen the drawing it would always open with the orphaned .msj database folder which may be out of sync with the drawing (the .dwg and .msz files contain everything as of the last save, but the .msj database folder contains everything as of the crash).
Select a recovery option to reopen the last saved .dwg drawing and .msz database files, the last saved .dwg drawing file with the orphaned .msj database folder (as before), the backup .bak drawing and .mbz database files, the autosave .sv$ drawing and .mz$ database files, and more.
Archive all drawing and database files in their current state, so you don't have to worry about making the wrong choice and losing any data.
There is no command to run; the Recovery Wizard will appear automatically if the program detects that an unexpected database file (not the .msz file) is being opened.
Point Cloud Export
Export the point cloud as a .PTS file which is compatible with many third-party point cloud applications.
Export the point cloud as a .PCI file which is compatible with many MicroSurvey and Leica point cloud applications.
Export the entire point cloud, or constrain it within a cutting cube or profile slice.
Select the new "Export Points" button on the Point Cloud Line Work window. (Available with Point Cloud module only.)
Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation Support (Evidence Recorder SyncWizard)
MapScenes now supports importing Evidence Recorder projects mapped with the new Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation, including its images and 3D scans.
Displaying images is available in all MapScenes Forensic CAD product levels.
Displaying scans is only available in MapScenes Forensic CAD with Point Cloud module.
To import a Evidence Recorder project: select MsMeasurement | Evidence Recorder SyncWizard from the menus, or type SYNCWIZARD at the command line.
To manage all imported databases: select MsMeasurement | Read Collector Files In | Leica DBX | Manage Imported Databases from the menus, or type DBXMANAGE at the command line.
To view images taken from a specific station: press the Image buttons in the Active Coordinate Editor or the Single Point Editor.
To view all imported images: select MsMeasurement | Read Collector Files In | Leica DBX | View Imported Images from the menus, or type DBXIMAGES at the command line.
To view all imported scans: select MsMeasurement | Read Collector Files In | Leica DBX | View Imported Scans from the menus, or type DBXSCANS at the command line.
Pentax Import
Import Pentax DC1 Polar, Pentax DC1 Rectangular, Pentax CSV, or Pentax AUX format data files from a Pentax total station.
The Pentax DC1 Polar format contains raw measurement data.
The Pentax DC1 Rectangular format contain point coordinates only.
The Pentax CSV format contain point coordinates only.
The Pentax AUX format contains raw measurement data.
Select MsMeasurement > Read Collector Files In > Pentax DC1/CSV from the menus, or type PENTAX at the command line.

Improved Features in MapScenes 2013 SP1

Updated Vehicle Database Browser
Scene Analysis tool contains the most recent vehicle specifications database (v2013.2), which includes all 1971-2013 models and some 2014 models.
The vehicle specifications database is compiled by the Collision Investigation and Research Division of Transport Canada.
Select MsTools | Scene Analysis from the menus, or type ANALYSIS at the command line.
Auto-Add Points to Objects: Graphical Interface
Set the starting point ID and description to use for the new points.
Set the point description based on the entity's layer name or block name.
Set the selection filter to use only the desired entity types, from: Points, Lines, Arcs, Circles, Polylines, Blocks, and Text.
An alert will be displayed if any of the layers being drawn to are turned off or frozen, alowing you to turn them on and thaw them.
Select MsPoints | Auto-Add Points from Objects from the menus, or type AUTOP at the command line.
Active Coordinate Editor: Select Points by Description
You can now select points by description in the Active Coordinate Editor.
Includes options for case-sensitivity and matching the entire description.
Go to Select > Select By Description, within the Active Coordinate Editor window.
Labeling Defaults: Width Factors
Define text widths for all of the text styles in the MicroSurvey Labeling Defaults.
Select MsLabeling > Labeling Defaults from the menus, or type CNF_EDIT_DISTANCES at the command line.
Updated Coordinate System Engine
The CS-Map coordinate system engine was updated to provide 100% cross-compatibility between MapScenes Forensic CAD and MapScenes Evidence Recorder.

Download MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1

Download MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1 Full Install: click here

This is a full install for MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1 and includes all of the Forensic CAD, Capture Animation, and Point Cloud functionality.

MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 can be run in a 30-day, fully functional trial period for demonstration purposes.

Existing MapScenes Forensic CAD, MapScenes Capture, or MapScenes Point Cloud users with a current (non-expired) maintenance subscription support plan must use the USB License Manager application to update their USB License Key(s) to continue running this version beyond the 30-day trial period. If your maintenance plan has expired, please call MicroSurvey Software Inc. at 1-800-668-3312 or +1-250-707-0000 or contact your local MapScenes dealer to renew it.

Download Additional Supporting Applications

MicroSurvey Transfer (free add-on for Evidence Recorder users, requires Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center): click here

MicroSurvey USB License Manager (included in the MapScenes Forensic CAD install): click here

MicroSurvey USB Network License Server (must be purchased separately, required a password to install): click here

MicroSurvey PCI Conversion Utility for FARO 5.2 (free conversion utility for FARO users): click here

View Additional Online Resources

MapScenes Website: click here

MapScenes Online Training Movies: click here

MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Upgrade Tour Movies: (coming soon)

MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Release Notes: click here

MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Upgrade Notes: click here

MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Known Issues: click here

MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 Frequently Asked Questions: click here

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