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  1. 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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  2. Contours

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
    =======================================
    BreakAll + BreakObjects
    by Charles Alan Butler (@ theSwamp.org)
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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 3 votes
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  14. Point in DTM?

    Would like to see another column in the Active Coordinate Editor that shows a check if a point is in the currently selected surface model.

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  15. I can't connect NIKON NIVO 3C. I tryed with hirose cable from Sokkia and internal bluetooth. Field Genius 8 demo version

    I can't connect NIKON NIVO 3C. I tryed with hirose cable from Sokkia and internal bluetooth. Field Genius 8 demo version. Please revise connection options when blocked screen for failure in touch screen!

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  16. Add points coordinates in The Cluster report

    Add points coordinates in The Cluster report

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  17. Allow Weights in Helmert's Transformation

    Similar to the Linear Regression or Best fit curve routines, the Helmert's Transformation routine should allow for points to be weighted. This is useful when I have a few not as solid points with other well known fixed points. I can give the better points more weight in the transformation and let the shakier things have more of the residuals. It should be easy to implement since there is already a basic weight matrix in every helmert's transformation.

    Along this line you could incorporate other ideas on the forum, such as being able to constrain the rotation, shift, singular point,…

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  18. Automap & Linework

    Would love to see an extra option in automap that would let us specify a distance between points to ignore drawing line work.

    For instance, when I run automap, if our field crews have used the same code between finishing in one place and moving to another, I'll get lines that go across my drawing. I would like to be able to specify to the program that I would like it to ignore a distance of x between two point with the same codes.

    So if they picked up a driveway using DWAT1 then moved down the road 50 meters…

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  19. Allow network licences to be checked out.

    It would be nice as a remote user to check a licence out from the network. A set amount of time would be ideal. Say 8-12 hours.

    The problem currently is that if you drop network connection, even for a minute, Microsurvey will shutdown. I also suspect that the program is constantly calling home to the server to verify your licence, this I believe is causing stuttering(momentary freezing) in the program while it waits for the licensing server to respond.

    On a WAN this is very frustrating as if your connection isn't rock solid, you get booted multiple times in…

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    The issue with the MSCAD 2016 shutting down after a momentary network drop has been addressed in the upcoming MSCAD 2016 SP1 update so it will be more forgiving in this type of scenario.

    However, I agree that checking out a network license would be a useful feature for many reasons and this is something we will be looking into in a future update.

  20. Allow the IPNs to be visible in the Paper Space viewports

    Very annoying having to turn the grips off and click on the node to view the point number, desc, elev when working in paper space viewports when there are several points very close together.

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