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  1. 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.

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    • 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…

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      • 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.

        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • Have a cheep student package

                Have a package at a reasonable price that will last for 4 years. To ensure that it is only used by students and companies don't take advantage of it it could be sold to university institution to then be distributed or have some way of confirming someone is a student.

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                • Add more functionality to Add Advanced Linetype Command

                  1.) Ability to follow curves, ploylines, etc.
                  2.) Ability to select existing linework, etc. to have text/fence/tree applied
                  3.) Ability to set the default layer to your current layer on the fly

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                  • 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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                    • Search drawings by information stored in General Configuration Options

                      I would like to be able to search for a drawing in Project Manager by the data we implement in the General Configuration Options. I should be able to search a directory (and subs) for Job Description, client name, or Miscellaneous Info.

                      As we generate large quantities of files, it would be nice to be able to search by these parameters. So, if I were to put the tax map and parcel in Miscellaneous, I might could find that job quickly in 10 years.

                      Or when a client calls and says "you surveyed this for me back in 2003" I…

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                      • 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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                        • drape entered alignment to point cloud so profile slicer can follow normal to it

                          drape entered alignment to point cloud so profile slices can follow normal to it automatically at specified intervals. Allow points created or selected from the slice to have different descriptions without having to save each different description set before changing descriptions. This would greatly enhance the extraction of linework from the cloud

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                          • 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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                            • Crear una rutina de hacer Backside en modo Manual

                              Cuando colectamos 20 o 30 puntos en el campo con un total station, lo hacemos generalmente Ocupado en 1 y BS 2, pero cuando todos esos puntos los trasladamos y rotamos sobre unos puntos calculados anteriormente, no se puede seguir colectando sin chequear el BS. Debe haber un modo manual de hacer BS en FGenius. Si el total station continua en el mismo punto y aun conserva el angulo original, no veo razon por la que se deba repetir una rutina ya hecha/

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                              • 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.

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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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