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  1. cut sheet report

    When creating a cut sheet report in MSCAD from a FG file, I would to have options as to what the report says. i.e. Design E - Design N - Asbuilt E –Asbuilt N –Delta E- Delta N- Hdist. And the Deltas to be from the Design to the AsBuilt. and the Asbuilt to Design.

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  2. Text mask

    Please consider installing the Text mask tool that is in AuotCad in embedded cad. This a very useful tool

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  3. Draw contour labels in the orientation from lower contour to higher contour

    As a standard contour labels should be drawn in an orientation so they are readable from lower to higher. At the moment contour labels are always drawn that they are readable page up. This makes it hard to see straight away, where on the plan are the high points and where are the low points. Architects might disagree, as it doesn't look as nice, if the labels are upside down in some places, but I'm pretty sure it is more useful, when reading a plan.
    It should be possible from the TIN to determine, which side is up, so the…

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  4. Zip all job files including referenced images

    Other CAD packages have a function called "eTransmit", where you can pack your drawing file including all referenced files like background images that are just linked into the drawing into one zip file.

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  5. Enclose Text with object like "tcircle"

    creating a circle, slot or rectangle around text objects, like the "tcircle" command does in other CAD packages. Or even better create filled objects around text object, like a wipeout, but where you can select any colour for the wipeout.

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  6. Scaled Chainge Labeling

    We do a lot of work as-builting pipelines and would love a command that uses input/output scale factors to calculate chainage on a 2d and 3d polyline

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  7. ability to work with objects created with the Autocadd mleader command

    When working with an Autocadd Civil 3D file, Microsurvey is unable to edit or work with the objects created using the mleader command in Autocadd. The only way to work with these entities is to explode and work with the individual components. That causes issues when an Autocadd then follows behind and opens the drawing.

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  8. Add to MS Text Tool - Change Case Option

    Add a command button to allow changing case of text from all lower to UPPER, etc.

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  9. Being able to drape an image over a surface

    We currently run AutoCAD Map 3D and now need to be able to create contours, surfaces, profiles, etc. I've been using InCAD and like how easy it is to complete these items. The only thing that's missing is being able to drape an image (geo-ref'd or not) over a surface. This would allow me not to have to purchase the beast Civil 3D and learn another language.

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  10. Select from saved Points - Coordinate Editor

    In Coordinate Editor we select by Window and by description and more.
    There could be a big saving of time if we could save by last group of points that had been picked. Also save control point we pick every time in a Subdivision. We could then pick the saved points and then the few new points.

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  11. EXPORT TO Google Earth option

    The points are complete now.
    I would like the Micro Survey CAD 2015 removed.
    Give us the option to replace with another name.
    Example : Elliott and Parr Surveyors

    You may be the ones that made it all possible, but do you
    want the problems that may happen with that point.

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  12. MSCAD support for Field Genius Figure Codes

    One of the best features of Field Genius is the ability to use the "pencil tool" to manually draw lines, arcs, etc. especially in complex areas or where two different lines meet--such as the edge of a gravel driveway coming off of an asphalt street. With the pencil tool, it is possible for our field surveyors to get either an EA (Edge Of Asphalt) or EG (Edge Of Gravel) shot at this common point and use the pencil tool to draw the respective EA/EG lines. An issue presents itself when we bring this data in from Field Genius, however—MSCAD seems…

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  13. Create a polyline database in MSCAD for Field Genius import and Google Earth export continuity

    It is essential for Field Genius users to have the ability to have more continuity when importing data to MSCAD. Currently, 3d arcs and 2d/3d "curvey lines" created in Field Genius are treated as polylines in MSCAD, which means if a user needs to shift points or transform the points database (change coordinate system, geoid model, etc.) that ONLY the straight lines created in Field Genius are updated with the revised point locations--any remaining arcs, curvey lines, etc. are left in their original position. You essentially end up in a situation where one has to redraw arcs/curvey lines or apply…

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    MicroSurvey CAD 2017 includes a polylines database for this exact reason, so that such polylines update automatically with the points.

    The KML Export to Google Earth command does not yet look at the new Polylines database, but this is high on our priority list to add in a future update.

  14. You have a very nice "Curve problem solver", can you make a Vertical Curve Solver as well

    You have a very nice "Curve problem solver", can you make a Vertical Curve Solver as wel

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  15. Extending the inquiry Function to include grade

    Request:

    Create or extend the line function tool in the inquiry toolbars to include:

    - Grade in %
    - Grade in 1:x

    Currently as below:

    Starting point for distance
    End point:
    Distance = 1.176, Angle in XY Plane = 188°8'46", Angle from XY Plane = 0°0'0"
    Delta X = -1.164, Delta Y = -0.167, Delta Z = 0.000

    Also when selecting the function the command should not stop running until esc is selected ion the keyboard. At the moment you have to constantly keep selecting the tool.

    Thank you in advance.

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  16. Create Numerical Text increase function button

    Create a auto number feature where you can set the increment. You could pick text say a lot number or PIN and it would copy that txt but increase the number by the set increment. This would be helpful when doing large subdivisions or putting PINs on a plan where they increase in numerical order. This would increase efficiency by avoiding having to copy paste then changing number to the next one in order. Function would just need you to set increment then copy and paste without having to edit text.

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  17. Hot Toggles

    Have the Hot Toggles menu be able to dock and fly out rather than float on the drawing.

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  18. Eliminate Grid Scale Factor

    Since v2014 the Combined Scale Factor has been available at each point when working with UTM coordinates. It would be great to have an option to be able to label distances for lines based on the average CSF at each end of the line. This would eliminate the need for the project CSF and would make it easier to work over large areas in a single drawing.

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  19. Calculate Geodetic Bearings/Azimuths between GPS points with Forward, Back and Mean bearings, Grid bearings and dists and ground dist as the

    Calculate Geodetic Bearings/Azimuths between GPS points with Forward, Back and Mean bearings/azimuths, Grid bearings and distances and ground distance as the Trimble Geomatics Office did.

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  20. Point Removal

    We really would like to see the ability that would allow the user to easily "remove" certain points from the drawing to clear up certain areas without removing the points permanently from the database . We find that it is way more time consuming trying to separate elevation grid points from topographic points by creating multiple layers and or freezing the layers point number, description and elevation. LDD worked that way and we would like to see something like that worked into the program.

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