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  1. Use "attributes" to expand Automap (GIS style for drawing symbols)

    Our Leica data collectors (and I suspect all modern collectors) have the ability to define multiple attributes for a line or point. Currently these attributes are not even imported when I bring in a DBX file.

    An example: A code tree could have the following attributes:
    Species
    Trunk Diameter
    Canopy Diameter
    Health with choice-list: (Dead, Nearly Dead, sick, good, excellent)

    With the above data, I may choose to show all my trees with trunks and diameters drawn to scale with no annotation. Or I could colour-code by "health". Or I could add a text label with the species. Each attribute…

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        • Add >>"GIS Shapefile >>Attributes Export >>Spreadsheet" to MSCAD.

          Gives us the flexibility of Exporting GIS Attributes from MSCAD to spreadsheet.
          This should include the option to calculate coordinates for centroid of closed polygons. It should also allow us to annotate that centroid with an ID. In other words, we should be able to annotate and calculate for coordinates of the central points for closed polygons.

          This will eliminate the use of other programs for same purpose.

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          • Opening in Native AutoCAD 2018 xrefs

            When opening Native AutoCAD 2018 drawings get the notice that it needs to convert to 2013 version and xrefs version.
            would like to work in true 2018 version so avoid some glitches.

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            • Pdf Underlay as Vector

              Would want / need the PDF underlay feature to use / insert as vectorial.
              When I get from a colleague working with autocad that inserts that item, in microsurvey (maybe because of intellicad) It is interpreted as a photograph with backgound and all.

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              • ipn labels with layer control

                the ipn labels are not layer controlled.when setting points on different layers, and turning on the ipn's, (ipn, ipd & ipe), it would be nice to see only the ipn labels for the points that are thawed rather than all points in the drawing file

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                • Multi-point Offset Command

                  eliminate the question "Do you want (B)earings or (L)eft/Right Display information?" and make it standard left/right display

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                  • Contours

                    Would like to be able to have index contours on separate layer

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                      • Dual monitor support.

                        Allow users to be able to drag drawing tabs to adjoining monitors such that multiple drawings can be displayed on different screens from the same instance of Microsurvey.

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                        • Improve the migration wizard to include Aliases, Keyboards, etc

                          Migration wizard at the moment does not carry forward items found under "tools-customize" such as specific keyboard shortcuts and alias commands.

                          If these are exported manually and imported into a newer version they are still not properly read and do not work (Tried and failed going from 2016 to 2017). The only fix is manually re-typing any changes that were made in the previous version.

                          Please improve the migration wizard to include the currently set alias and keyboard listings.

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                          • Break on point and break all

                            Add a command to break an object on one point with one command
                            like autocad
                            also add a command to break all crossing objects or break all crossing objects with one object I found a some lsp routines that work on autocado but not on microsurvey that are great
                            this is the data from the readme
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                            BreakAll + BreakObjects
                            by Charles Alan Butler (@ theSwamp.org)
                            ------------------------------------------------

                            Break intersecting objects in AutoCAD

                            Load the LSP file with _APPLOAD and start the
                            "break___" command (myBreak, BreakAll...)

                            BreakObjects21.lsp: the latest version
                            BreakAll.lsp: the older (original) version
                            ------------------------------------------------

                            > Downloaded from http://www.cadforum.cz
                            >…

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                            • Auto Average Points

                              Working in high rise residential I'm setting up multiple targets on surrounding buildings. I must shoot the targets from multiple ground set-ups from ground controls given from the surveyor. When coordinating these targets from different set-ups I get slight errors in distance, elevation, and northing/eastings so I need to average these points. I do this manually. I would like to select the points in model space with window select or active coordinate editor.

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                              • Create a routine to Import KML /KMZ files.

                                There are a lot of physical features in Google Earth which indicate the extent of ownership. The edge of a clear cut can indicate where a blazed line may exist, a row of trees between two farm fields can indicate an old fence. These features, which may be located on the east coast, can mean long standing occupation which can also be extent of title. if we can pull this coordinates into MSCAD then we have a starting point to get going in the field. A tremendous value.

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                                • Draw dropper lines in cross-sections automatically

                                  dropper lines at specified interval to be drawn and offsets and levels written automatically after cross-section is generated from surface

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                                  • Match rotation command

                                    I constantly find myself trying to match text rotation to that of an adjacent line. It would really speed up drafting to have a simple command where I can click a line as reference and then the text/mtext and have it rotate to match.

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                                    • LOT CLOSURE PROGRAM

                                      ADD BUTTON (PICK BOTH WITH SWAP)
                                      The Swap button would only used for mistakes instead of more then
                                      half the picks in a drawing.

                                      After doing more then 600 closures there must be a way to speed up
                                      entry.

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                                      • Remove limits on point number from "points on grid" feature.

                                        The limit is far too small for the type of surveys done with UAV's. I want to set it to find the points and come back in the morning and have it done. At present I need to do it in blocks forcing me to sit and manage the whole process instead of setting it and walking away. I would like to be able to do 5km square area at a 2m grid. I appreciate it will take a while (the 2015 version would get it done in a couple of days)
                                        Alternately if that cant be done, when setting…

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