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  1. User-friendly interface required..

    Make it more user friendly, sometimes commands are difficult to find esp. for those who don't know many shortcuts. Otherwise, worked great for me ! yay

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    • IPD

      IPD is a great tool, needs updating. When you have two or more shots on the same spot it becomes unreadable. My idea is that they can't colide with each other, thus making them readable again.

      I know I can pull the text apart, but the reason in the first place years ago was to make points easy to read. This is Idea 3 so don't wast it.

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      • Add prefix, suffix option to bearing labeling.

        Add prefix, suffix option to bearing labeling. Under MSAnnotate > Labeling Defaults > Distance there is an option to add a prefix and a suffix to the distance text. Can you add the same option to the Bearing labeling defaults?

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        • Be able to "un-couple" the Microsurvey Cogo from the Cad. If I use the Cogo to show the Azm/dist and then want to rotate but keep the same

          Be able to hold the AZm/dist text provided by the MS cogo function when you rotate a line

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          • 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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            • The current version does not allow similtanious plane & Grid cordinate entry which is available on LISCAD

              Liscad allows the user enter data either in plane or geod allowing a seamless transition from total station to GPS and back while maintaining
              ground bearings and distances. This allows for interchange of instruments without the need to do 3 point transformations. We are upgrading our equipment to Leica and from an efficiency perspective unless microsurvey can come up with a similar product we will be forced to purchase LISCAD instead

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                • Add N & E label for point - build straight or curved leader option into this function

                  Same request for add Lat/Long label for point. These functions could probably be combined, streamlined and enhanced to be much more effective.

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                  • 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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                    • Enter custom label on line tables

                      I would like to be able to create a line table with a different letter than always having to use an L or a C. For instance when creating a line table for a road C/L I would like to set a default to place an R in the line table not an L. I like to use multiple tables with unique letters to be able to tell the difference from one table to another.

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                      • Calculate distances with Scale Factor

                        It would great if when we use the command "dist" , it would give you the distance between points with or without scaled distance depending on what you need, or both distances.

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                          • allow user defined annotation styles

                            allow an input format for annotation labels so the user can create map annotation in a style and layout they prefer

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                            • Compute Stakes - scale factor

                              I would like the "Compute Stakes" routines to use the input scale factor.

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                              • bring back the ability to switch between DMS and decimal degrees in ACE

                                Bring back the ability to switch between decimals degrees and DMS for lat/long coordinates in the active coordinate editor. It's a PITA to have to change the drawing units in order to see decimal degrees. Single checkbox functionality was in 2010. We moved to 2018 and lost it.

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                                • Automap & Linework

                                  Would love to see an extra option in automap that would let us specify a distance between points to ignore drawing line work.

                                  For instance, when I run automap, if our field crews have used the same code between finishing in one place and moving to another, I'll get lines that go across my drawing. I would like to be able to specify to the program that I would like it to ignore a distance of x between two point with the same codes.

                                  So if they picked up a driveway using DWAT1 then moved down the road 50 meters…

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                                  • 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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                                    • Select by Description

                                      The three option to pick from are very nice.
                                      We need one more. For the program to remember the last Four
                                      Descriptions typed in. It remembers the last pick, but I like to see a list of the last four to pick from.

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                                      • auto number parking stalls

                                        it would be nice if the parking stall function would auto number the stalls.

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                                        • 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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