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  1. wipeout text

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

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    • 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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      • Add another TAB in the labeling defaults for setting up to 5 dimension styles

        I believe that there should be another TAB in the labeling defaults specifically for dimension arrows and leaders where one can set things like the the style of arrow head, the offset distance from the line the dimension arrows are placed, toggle on or off extension lines, have a section for leaders where one can set size and stile of the arrowhead used for leaders, etc. There should also be the ability to set several styles of dimension arrows not just one because on a plan several styles are used.

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        • Project Manager dialog improvement needed

          The Project Manager dialog box needs to have the ability to display drawing files chronologically and not just alphanumerically

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          • I would like to be able to set an option for duplicate point tolerances in Microsurvey. I often import ASCI files wi

            I have been trying to find out if there is a way to set options for duplicate point tolerances in Microsurvey. I often import ASCI files with a large number of calculated points that were exported originally from Microsurvey and then imported into our data collectors. However, our data collector rounds the numbers differently so when I import into Microsurvey an exported file from a data collector, the Point Protection Dialog box comes up for all of these calc points with errors of less than 1 mm. What I would like to do is set an option so that if…

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            • Closures fine tuned

              Allow bearings with no 00" to work.
              Change colour of closure to yellow or green, not red.
              Make second window of bearing and distance. Save file options, Name of project. Name of lots, Let all lots saved in a project file. I like to see 4 lot closures on one page and not 1 per page. Pick all ,pick C24 and it picks all the data that in the curve table.

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              • 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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                • Connect Points by Description

                  Add a drop down menu next to the layer field where on can select a layer from the exising layers.

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                  • MS Survey - Drawing an Arc -

                    We need to develop a method of drawing an arc using the 2 end points of a given line and a radius. The radius can then be changed to give the arc different shape and size. Option should be included for long or short arc and should also allow for the arc to be flipped.

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                    • Least squares improvement needed!

                      Only complaint I have about MSCAD, you REALLY need to get a good least squares routine in here for adjusting networks etc. Softdesk had great least squares back in 1995 but it's still lacking in MSCAD.
                      Very frustrating to get told by your trainer to buy Starnet because yours is too quirky and difficult to get results with.

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                      • Line Code Commands

                        I do have a few line coding questions.

                        1) A command to join to a point that is not before or after the point. For instance if I shoot a Power Pole and the later shoot a Overhead Elec. that is going to a structure is there a way to join them even though they will not be in any order?

                        2) Is there a command to shoot a offset left or right. For instance if I am shooting a Power Pole and I am unable to see because of a tree or something and I measure a foot or…

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                        • AutoMAP Validation

                          I was creating an AutoMap points import file the other day. We had descriptions that had red, blue, and yellow withing them.

                          Using *BLU* and *RED* worked as expected, but using *YEL* did not. Come to find out, AutoMAP looks at a directive that starts with a Y to have something to do with XYZ and line work.

                          It would be great if the AutoMap set up screen would tell us that using x, y, or z, will may not give us expected results. If you can put a note on that dialog box, or some sort of validation, that…

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                            • 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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                              • Dimensioning Consitancy in dealing with Bearings/Distances/Curves

                                Have 5 dim styles for bearings/distances and curves. Allow to switch between the different styles in one menu item, rather than the current three.
                                Same with the Hot Toggles. Setup how to label the distances and bearings. both above/below the line instead of the default one per side. Control the placement in a similar fashion to the annotations.

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                                • 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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                                  • Deleting outside of a window

                                    I was a Microstation user, and there was a command that allowed you to create a window within your drawing, and then delete everything outside of that window. All line work (other than polylines) would be cut at the extents of the window unless frozen or locked. I would love to see that function in Microsurvey.

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                                    • Please give us the ability to render an animation with a point cloud that has been clipped with your clipping box feature.

                                      Please give us the ability to render an animation with a point cloud that has been clipped with your clipping box feature.

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                                      • 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.

                                        • Pipe Drawing Command with common angles predefined

                                          it would be nice if in the drawing menu there was a feature that would only place common pipe fittings in the drawing without thinking 90,45,22.5 etc....so you could choose the angles faster.

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