MicroSurvey Point Prep Movies

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Overview Movies

Note: The following Overview Movies quickly demonstrate some of the key functionality available in MicroSurvey Point Prep, without going into detailed instructions. If you require more detailed information, please refer to the Point Prep training movies section below, and/or to the Point Prep help file.

 

Overviews

Introduction to MicroSurvey Point Prep

Active Drawing Technology

Coordinate AutoCAD Drawings

Drawing Preparation Tools

Easy Calculations

MicroSurvey Layout Integration

DTM Surface Modeling

Volume Calculations

 


Training Movies

Note: The following Training Movies section is under construction. We are currently recording new Point Prep training movies to add here, please keep checking back as more are being added every few days.

 

General

How to register your program

Start the program and overview

Snapping Overview

Convert Drawing from one unit to another

Cleanup Drawing

Explorer Overview

Unit entry (Feet and Inches, etc)

CAD tips

Toolbox Assistant

 

Calculate/Draw

Pad Builder

Offset Grid Lines

Point Patterns

Compute Stakes

Add Points to Objects

COGO

Draw Lines and Arcs

Draw Basic CAD Entities

Areas

Inverse

 

Active Drawing Technology

Points Database Overview

Edit database points

Measurements Database Overview

Cut Sheets

 

Import/Export

Import ASCII

Export ASCII

Export and Upload to MicroSurvey Layout

Download and Import from MicroSurvey Layout

Save DWG

Save DXF

Stakeout Report

 

Surfaces

Create surface from points

Breaklines

Boundaries

TIN

Contours

Save/load surface

Volumes

 

Advanced

View points in Google maps

Coordinate Conversions

AutoMAP

Labeling

Copy Between Drawings

 


Supplementary Training Movies

Note: The following movies were recorded in another product called MicroSurvey CAD, but they are included here because the concepts being demonstrated are nearly identical to features that are available in MicroSurvey Point Prep. These movies may be useful until they can be replaced with new movies recorded in MicroSurvey Point Prep.

 

Workflow Reference (MSCAD)

1. AutoCAD2008 DWG to MicroSurvey Point Prep

2. Add Points to CAD Objects

3. Export to MicroSurvey Layout

4. Upload to MicroSurvey Layout

5. Open and see the project in Layout

 

CAD Command Reference (MSCAD)

Zooming and Panning

 

Entity Properties Overview

Explorer Dialog Overview

Using Grips

Move command

Delete command

Erase Selected

Layout Mode

Printing/Plotting

 

Survey Data Reference (MSCAD)

Labeling Defaults

Hot Toggles

Numeric and Alpha-Numeric Point IDs

AutoMAP Library

Mouse Options

Point Editing options

CADLines, CADCurves and AUTOP

Backup command

Download and Import from Layout

ASCII Import

Points Database

Rescale Complete Drawing

Feature File Support

Transform database from NAD27 to NAD83

 

Raster Images Reference (MSCAD)

Insert and manipulate Raster image

Placing and Clipping a Geo-referenced TIF

 

Surface Modeling Reference (MSCAD)

1. Import an ASCII file

2. Z-Coding

3. Extract Points and Breaks to a Surface - TIN

4. Draw Tin - 3D Rendering

5. Contour Settings and Draw

6. Create a Boundary, redo contours

7. Contour Linetype, Labeling, 2 Options, Smoothing

8. Save the Surface File

9. AutoSite Design

10. Drape and Flatten

Drape

Flatten

3D Offset

Intersect Slope

 

Volume Calculations Reference (MSCAD)

1. Importing Fieldwork for Volumes

2. Creating and Viewing Surfaces

3. Volumes using the Area Method

4. Verifying Area Method Volume Results

5. Volumes using the Surface Method

6. Save the Job and Surfaces