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  1. Improved House Layout via parallel to or offset option

    When adding a house to a lot using the Add Structure routine it is a visual process. It often requires a lot of clicking to move the house to approximately the desired position and orientation.

    It would be much easier if there was an option to tell it that the left side of the house is parallel to the left lot line (ie a rotation constraint of sorts, either parallel to or an azimuth of one side of the structure)
    AND
    it should have an option where I can constrain 2 sides (6 meter front offset and 1.5 meter side…

    3 votes
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  2. 2D Linear Regression without overwriting elevation

    When using the Linear Regression (best fit line) command you have the option to move/create points at the end. However, when you do a linear regression of 3D points (ie GPS ties that have an elevation) when it goes to overwrite the point it always tries to overwrite the elevation to zero.

    While there is the option to only overwrite Northing and Easting it must be manually selected for each point. There should just be a toggle in the routine that automatically only adjusts in 2D. That way points would be adjusted to the line, but maintain their elevations. It…

    3 votes
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  3. Manually Add Symbols to Multiple Points

    There should be a way in the symbol librarian to apply a symbol to multiple points via either windowing, or through typing Pt#..Pt#. Sometimes we want to add symbols to a series of points that are not coded correctly, or the drawing will serve dual purposes. While AutoMap allows for symbols to be added to all points of a certain description it does not handle manual exclusion well.

    For instance if I want to show a cross symbol at points top50 to top100 but not points top1..top49 because they are in a different area I should be able to just…

    5 votes
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  4. Align Multiple Single Line Text Strings

    With multiple single line text strings there is no easy way to align all of them. For instance I might post a little note on a drawing a few lines long, they are aligned at first, but if I move one line to a different location there is no way to easily re-align the text. I should be able to select all the text strings and click align (left, center, right). Although Multi-line text has the ability to align text, it is not suited for all scenarios where this is practical.

    3 votes
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  5. Need an option to underline MText and DText through the properties window.

    For MSCAD 2016 it would be nice to be able to mass select different entities of text and add an underline to them.

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  6. Offer a simplified way of displaying the point data around the node

    Offer a simplified way of displaying the point data around a node like Carlson does.

    3 votes
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  7. Draw a line tangent to 2 curves

    If I have 2 circles or arcs, I cannot draw a single segment that is tangent to both. The old DOS based CAD could do this, but I have been waiting for this feature in MSCAD. If this feature is available, it has eluded me for over a decade.

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  8. wipeout text

    A command that automatically adds a box around the text like it does labeling of elevations on Contour lines

    2 votes
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  9. Fix point creation workflow for surveyors who work mostly in 3D.

    After picking a location in model space. The "Store and Edit Points" dialog box automatically highlights the description box which is fine. However, when I press tab it should immediately go to the elevation box to enter an elevation. We do a lot of construction where we have to create grade points for the surveyor from a PDF or incompatible CAD program. The number of points is usually in the hundreds, sometimes thousands.

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  10. Auto Bearing AND Distance

    Add a tool in MS Labels 1 that allows you to add both the bearing and distance off line at the same time rather than having to do each one separately.

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  12. When using cogo

    Cogo to set the bearing to that of an existing line doesn't work when there are dashes in the point numbers.

    It works when inverting the numbers, just not when using 2 points to set the bearing.

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  13. Allow to edit DBX traverse data in Active Traverse Data Editor before Importing

    There is a feature in new embeddedCad that allows to import raw data likeLeica DBX and other formats. However it is never used in the office because when importing .rw5 file the program allows the option to edit data BUT when you import traverse data in formats like Leica DBX it doesn't allow for it and you don't get to look at the data before in gets implemented into the drawing which can be a disaster when the traverse data contains Stored Points and duplications. It would be nice to be able to edit the traverse data on importing before…

    15 votes
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  14. Dtext - new option

    New option for Dtext
    Width of text would be nice.
    Just add width and you can see before it written.
    The default would be 1

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  15. Import an ACSII file with a header line.

    When importing an ACSII file allow an option to ignore lines such as a header line.

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  16. Windows 10 Keyboard pop up with AutoMap library

    I would like the windows 10 on screen keyboard to pop up when the description key is pressed (ie. When the AutoMap library comes up)
    This will save the user having to tap in the description input box at the top where it says Enter description.
    Currently when the description button is pressed the AutoMap library window comes up and the cursor is flashing in the input box but the Windows 10 onscreen keyboard doesn't come up until you tap the blank input box. Having to tap in this box every time gets annoying and the extra tap means you…

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  17. Fix existing issues please, not new features.

    Don't add any new features, enhancements, frills, rather concentrate on systematically going through the whole program(s) and fix once and for all the broken or fickle areas of the program(s).
    As programs develop over many years and new features get added the program becomes disjointed, not fluent and things could be better organised to make the whole application cleaner, leaner and more stable.
    Currently MsCad has settings for various parts of the program spread across different areas.
    COGO, Traverse etc all could do with a revamp and make it easier for egs to go straight to a dialogue box where…

    18 votes
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  18. Automate drawing of rectangular manholes

    Drawing manholes in the correct orientation by surveying two corners and noting the right angled dimension would greatly reduce time in the field and in the office

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  19. Hold boundary for xml surfaces in Microsurvey

    Currently xml surfaces in FieldGenius 8.0 do not hold the defined boundary and the outside of the surface is redrawn differenlty from the original surface. It can create some confusion on road corridors when the surface 'appears' different then the originally defined and limited surface.
    I'd like to see the xml boundary held and drawn as defined.

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  20. ALLOW TRANSFER OF POINT HISTORY AND NOTES BETWEEN MSCAD PROJECTS

    ALLOW TRANSFER OF POINT HISTORY AND NOTES BETWEEN MSCAD PROJECTS

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