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Postby Bob Knowlton » Tue May 24, 2005 5:58 pm

Having used MicroSurvey for many years now, and having convinced several others to do the same, I have one burning question. Does the 2005 version have a stone wall linetype? I will upgrade regardless; but for those of us in New England, we need an EASY way to depict stone walls. 9 out of 10 surveys I do have stone walls somewhere on the plan. I know first hand that you have lost sales in Maine due to the lack of a simple stone wall linetype command. If the command is not available yet, I would ask you to jack it up the request list... seven years is a long time to wait.
Otherwise... keep up the good work. You guys are number one. I look forward to using the 2005 version.
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Stonewall linetype

Postby Kevin B. » Tue May 24, 2005 6:07 pm

Hi Bob,

MSCAD2005 does not have an easy stonewall linetype. I draw mine with the measure command. Have you tried it? We are located in Wiscasset, Maine and I have tried getting Glen to have them create one also. I told him we have stonewalls every hundred feet.

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Stone walls

Postby Glen Cameron » Wed May 25, 2005 4:47 am

Unfortunately, the developement team was not able to build this in for MSCAD2005. The tech note listed below, does show you how Kevin and I got a simple work around going to draw them.

http://www.microsurvey.com/support/shar ... ewalls.htm

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Postby Bob Knowlton » Wed May 25, 2005 7:57 am

Glen,
I know you guys are surrounded by tundra... but down here stone walls are as important as mons, pins, fences, etc.. Please put some pressure on the developement team because the "simple work around" isn't as simple as it could be. Every other cad program I've owned dating back to the mid 80's has had a stone wall linetype. Why not make the best better?
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stone walls

Postby Glen Cameron » Wed May 25, 2005 8:08 am

All I can confirm is that it is on the list for future development. Pressure is being applied! :)

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Postby pcgarner » Mon May 30, 2005 6:00 pm

Glenn,
I agree with all the previous comments. Stone walls, please! Here in Massachusetts we're in the same boat as everyone else in New England.
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Postby Darcy Detlor » Tue May 31, 2005 9:24 pm

MicroSurvey CAD 2005 processes lisp routines really well. Doesn't someone have a nice stone wall lisp routine they would like to share with the other users? :)
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Postby Darcy Detlor » Tue May 31, 2005 9:48 pm

I did a quick internet search and found a simple stone wall routine.

Is this the typeof wall drawing that you want to make?

If so, I'll post the lisp routine here to do it. I downloaded it from the new.cadalyst.com web site.
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Postby Kevin B. » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:53 am

Darcy, I believe that will work fine. My only question is could we insert our own stone block?
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Postby Darcy Detlor » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:30 pm

I prepared a Technical Note on using the stone wall lisp routine.

You can read it here.

I am not sure if this program is all that much better than the stone wall tip that Glen created earlier.

I also found a nice Stone Wall hatch pattern that makes attractive walls. It is nice being compatible. :)
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