If/when intellicad comes out with dynamic blocks, this will be a better option.
This seems like a great idea that would also help with parcel mapping. If I have two abutting subdivisions, could I have one point in a DB that is shared by both MSCad files? This could lead to very large point numbers if I link every subdivision in a city together, so it would be necessary for each MSCad file to maintain its own point IDs which are unique only to that file, but are linked to the "master" point ID database.
We are going to add everything that is published. Some manufactures keep this proprietary and change their formats constantly.
With Leica DBX files, the STAR*Leica DBX Converter ignores any total station observations that were done using the Reference Line program. As a result, these points are lost. A current workaround is to import the DBX into MSCad and then use the Star export tool. (see helpdesk case [#QCS-668-75299]).
I think there are ways we can make this easier. If you know all the commands in MicroSurvey you can use them to accomplish the task, but there is a good reason to make it easier by adding some functionality to the MsSurface menu in the breakline area.
I think you're talking about 3d breaklines used for controlling the creation of a TIN. But any 3d line can be selected as a breakline, can't it? If the system you are referring to (created by point number and range) is the "connect points by description" command, it could be that the command creates 2d lines at an elevation of zero. But you can convert any 2d line to a 3d line and then use it as a breakline.
We are going to do this, but it requires an integrated attack so we produce an updated FieldGenius and MicroSurvey CAD version at the same time.
This is interesting. I currently do most or all of this in either my GPS processing software, or in a least squares adjustment package where I combine the GPS and conventional observations. Microsurvey just gets the resulting coordinates. This is especially true on larger projects. Given the variety of equipment and data formats out there, and the either reluctance or inability of Microsurvey to support all that equipment, it's a tall order. It will be interesting to see how microsurvey tries to implement this if it goes ahead. It may be quite easy for them to do this for their field genius system.