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  1. 3 votes
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  2. Import/Export ASCII points allow manual translation

    When importing or exporting point coordinates it would be helpful to have additional coordinate transformation options available to enter parameters manually. Scale/Shift/Rotate parameters should all be available but specifically would find the SCALE from 0,0 (or some other base point) very handy when working with grid and modified grid coordinates. These types of transformations could also be useful in the "Write Collector Files Out" options. Example, working on a project that has been scaled to ground by using a average combined factor for a UTM projection. Send UTM coordinates to your GNSS controller by simply entering your combined factor, then…

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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)
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    it should have an option where I can constrain 2 sides (6 meter front offset and 1.5 meter side…

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  5. Using Co-ordinate systems

    why cant we have additional australian project grids such as perth coastal grid 1994 & 1998 as well as the other local grids throught australia

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 3 votes
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  9. Splitting Arcs

    Splitting up Arcs

    Currently MicroSurvey has an excellent routine for splitting lines up lines and arcs, but it has a shortcoming it that an arc, to be split, and the intersecting lines and/or arcs must be co-planar. Also in splitting up and arc it would be handy if the arc distances were inserted as the arc was split.

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  10. 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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  11. Description / Code List

    I would like to have a desc/code list (or completion) added to MSCAD. When storing points in the drawing it would be helpful if you could pick the description from the Automap list like in FG. As you type the desc the list could condense. When the Automap contains a lot of descriptions it can be difficult to remember them all.

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  12. Provide an option to Delete Coordinate History for a range of points

    In some cases, the history becomes irelevant, so I'd like to clear it so that it IS relevant from that particular point forward

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  13. 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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  14. Please isolate the scans in the Scan View Window by color... as it does in the Leica MS50 on-board view function

    Increase usefulness of Point Cloud editor to make it easy to isolate individual scans.

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  15. Create a way to place a group of points by point number on a certain layer.

    Create a way to place a group of points on a certain layer by filter (desc, point#, etc.) For example, say I want #1001-#1300 to be put on a different layer than the rest of the points. So using TOPO as a prefix, I can put the PointNumber on TOPOPT layer, the Description on TOPODESC layer and the elevation on TOPOELEV layer. Using a routine for this would be faster than individually doing this by each point number.

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  16. 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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  17. Proportion Data Entry

    Would like to see that during the "do_proportion" command, it remembers the previous distance I enter since I may have many lots of the same distance over a long consecutive block.

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  18. 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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  19. Hot Toggles

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

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  20. Enable full range of input options for all input types

    Consistently allowing all possible input options for a certain input type would be a major plus.

    1. For single point input anywhere such input is required:
    - Point Number (from Database)
    - Pick on screen
    - Enter X,Y,Z or Y,X,Z coordinates

    2. Accept all possible direction input anywhere direction input is required:
    - Pt..Pt queries with optional calculations same as in COGO. (from Database)
    - Pick 2 points for direction
    - Enter azimuth/bearing directly (dependent on drawing settings, same as COGO)
    - Enter azimuth/bearing directly followed by optional calculations (sometimes a quick addition or subtraction of a DMS angle to…

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