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  1. Add starnet point file format as a "data collector export"

    I often export points from microsurvey to use to constrain an adjustment in starnet. Currently I export in SMI format and edit the file in excel (adding a column for "C" and another for constraints and the apostrophe before the code (!!! '). It would be nice to go directly to a "StarNet Points" format.

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  2. Fix paper space printing

    Periodically I need to print a small portion of a sheet. The program resets the page size to that smaller area print This requires resetting the paper size to the original size. ACAD had a box asking it I wanted to save the new smaller paper size (or not). This saved a lot of redoing the paper size

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  5. LandXML Export Improvement

    Please improve the LandXML exporting function include the border for surfaces. As it currently stands, a exported surface, when reimported into microsurvey or another autocad program does not recognize the surface border and squares the surface. Ex. A surface of a star of david, when exported then reimported into the drawing, will be a surface of a square.

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  6. Fix Mitigation Wizard - I want my tool bars like they were

    I want Mitigation Wizard to make my new version of MS CAD to look like my last version, INCLUDING ALL of the tool bars I had open. I am wasting time monkeying with Mitigation Wizard and then still having to re-pin the tool bars I want.

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  7. Be able to save multiple surveyor views.

    MSCAD does not remember surveyor views when exiting out of the program & opening it again. Sometimes it's hard to remember the exact orientation of a drawing.

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  8. dimension lines

    It would be nice to control the length of the dimension lines by percentage. this would save having to trim them later.

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  9. Selection Cycling

    Selection Cycling allows one to see how many lines they have on top of each other, which is sometimes needed. Selection cycling allows one to select the linework they want to.

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  10. Tables Work Like an Excel Table

    When inserting tables, have them work like and excel spreadsheet. When different tables are created for points have the table come in as a table, not as an exploded table.

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  11. I would like to be able to change the orientation of the text when labeling a curve.

    When labeling a curve the text cannot be rotated 180 degrees using MsAnnotate. MSCad treats each individual text as a single entity and rotates it 180 degrees then the curve label is backwards. Example: when rotating r=310.00 180 degrees you get 00.013 = r. It is the same orientation as the other text but it is not right. The curve label should not be individual characters, but one entity of text.

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  12. When CSF & convergence are turned off in ACE, don't include the columns in copy and paste functionality.

    If CSF and convergence are turned off and not displayed in the active coordinate editor, don't include those columns in copy and paste functionality.

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  13. bring back the ability to switch between DMS and decimal degrees in ACE

    Bring back the ability to switch between decimals degrees and DMS for lat/long coordinates in the active coordinate editor. It's a PITA to have to change the drawing units in order to see decimal degrees. Single checkbox functionality was in 2010. We moved to 2018 and lost it.

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  14. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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