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  1. Surveying Road Covers

    Survey Road/ MH covers WITHOUT surveying all four corners?
    I know that in AutoMAP you can insert a symbol and have it scaled & rotated to previous point. Although the centre of the symbol go onto the point instead of a corner,( if you where inserting a square or rectangle).But its a shame that after surveying say two of the corners you can just then code with a width say .600mm and the above rotine could then draw the rest of the line work. You could also say .600 for CW and -.600 CCW.
    Unless someone has a better way…

    3 votes
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  2. Add option for incremental numbered descriptions

    I am often shooting a set of targets, points or evidence that I would like to number starting from "1" or "A" up to as many points as I need. Usually this means that I have the description like "Target" followed by a number or letter. For example, "Target A". As I shoot each subsequent target, I need to keep incrementing the description, so I thought it might be easy enough to have a check box that automatically keeps incrementing the letter or number following the descriptor.

    4 votes
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  3. spreadsheet format to enter traverse like sdr

    traverses are being calculated as closed loops, they are entered one closed loop follow by another. radiation shots can be entered later.
    sdr traverse spreadsheet is very handy.

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  4. Closures fine tuned

    Allow bearings with no 00" to work.
    Change colour of closure to yellow or green, not red.
    Make second window of bearing and distance. Save file options, Name of project. Name of lots, Let all lots saved in a project file. I like to see 4 lot closures on one page and not 1 per page. Pick all ,pick C24 and it picks all the data that in the curve table.

    2 votes
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  5. Remove bearings/distances from database

    Would be nice to have 'select all' in the remove bearing and remove distance from database commands. When I have a plan finished, I don't want to have to worry about the bearing and text edits I've done for comparing to other plans change if I rescale or erase a line that I wanted the dimensions to stay.

    7 votes
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  6. Least squares improvement needed!

    Only complaint I have about MSCAD, you REALLY need to get a good least squares routine in here for adjusting networks etc. Softdesk had great least squares back in 1995 but it's still lacking in MSCAD.
    Very frustrating to get told by your trainer to buy Starnet because yours is too quirky and difficult to get results with.

    1 vote
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  7. Offset dimensioning arrows to work on curves and polylines instead of just lines.

    Most plans I work on have curves and/or polylines as boundaries. Would be nice to be able to add dimensioning arrows with the button in the MS Labels1 toolbar.

    5 votes
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  8. Reduce input steps for bearing

    Would like the program to have the ability to automatically know if I'm using just one number or a range by looking for the ".." in the input instead of having to tell it.

    3 votes
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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Multiple bearing corrections

    In current version MSCad will calculate and then apply a correction to bearings (e.g., the file is in UTM but you want to enter "plan bearings"). On projects with many plans on different bearing references, it would be nice to store the angle for each plan and then select it from a list. The correction angles could be used to create a table for a legend of bearing corrections.

    5 votes
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  11. 4 votes
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  12. Finally beef up & expand the engineering design options such as storm & sanitary line layouts.

    The current routines have not been upgraded in years, despite previous promises to make these far more robust. Let's expand the road layout and manhole/catch basin design options!

    29 votes
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  13. Directional leaders when labeling bearings

    The program should give us the option of automatically drawning directional arrows when labeling bearings

    23 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Helmerts Transformation - Disable Rotation

    When fitting to an old astronomic plan I generally use a Helmert's Transformation. This causes problems when the rotation of the "local" points to the plan points is applied since bearings no longer match the listed plan. If you could disable the rotation and have a best fit translation it would help considerably.

    19 votes
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  16. Drawing comments

    An area inside of the Microsurvey drawing in order to explain a boundary fix/other issues within the drawing. Perhaps a pop up when you open the drawing stating that it has comments attached to it.

    6 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. create a routine for making breaklines

    It would be great if a routine was there to create breaklines by just clicking on existing lines and/or the same way lines are created by point number and range of point numbers. Better yet would be to have any lines in a drawing to be used as a breakline.

    38 votes
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    under review  ·  Darcy Detlor responded

    I think there are ways we can make this easier. If you know all the commands in MicroSurvey you can use them to accomplish the task, but there is a good reason to make it easier by adding some functionality to the MsSurface menu in the breakline area.

  19. Add QC Reporting For Survey Data

    This is a long topic and I hope others have some good ideas for reporting requirements.
    All the data is there, I need to be able to check the quality of the data without reading all the traverse files line by line, especially in large projects.

    RTK Reporting
    I would like to be able to select any point and view:
    Antenna Height
    RMS
    Solution type (fixed, float etc)
    #SV's
    Time
    Vector data and precision
    Traverse file name

    Conventional
    Measurement info
    Reduced HZ,VA,SD,HD
    Standard deviation of measurement set
    Traverse file name

    I would like to be able to generate various reports…

    73 votes
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    under review  ·  Darcy Detlor responded

    We are going to do this, but it requires an integrated attack so we produce an updated FieldGenius and MicroSurvey CAD version at the same time.

  20. 6 votes
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