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Product comparison between desktop products and their feature levels:

     
Engine                          
IntelliCAD Engine              
Autodesk Engine                      
Plugin for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D®, or AutoCAD Map 3D                      
Read/write AutoCAD DWG and DXF files      
Assistance Features                          
MicroSurvey Assistant      
Online help      
Tutorials        
Settings migration wizard        
Drawing recovery wizard      
Survey Calculation Features                          
Linear regression, clusters, powerful line, curve, and point calculating programs   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Full COGO Calculations   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Create lots and blocks quickly and efficiently   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Create and place buildings or structures with flexible input - re-use and re-edit any building or structure   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Efficient staking programs: compute stakes, select points with all CAD commands and generate automatic reports for field crews   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Automated block/lot creation with dynamic building pad placement   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Right-of-way design   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Coordinate Transformations (SPC, UTM, and more)   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Mapping Features                    
Special field codes for automated field-to-finish line work Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Automated symbol/line creation from point description (AutoMAP) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Dynamic snap to points on objects with icon hints (mid, endpoints, etc..) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Layer control Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Full AlphaNumeric Point Identifiers   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Bearing, distance, elevation, description, number placement   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Coordinate Systems                     
World wide coordinate system support Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Custom coordinate system Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Geoid support - Canada, USA, EGM and other countries supported Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Geodetic Tools                     
Store & Edit Geodetic Position Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Identify Geodetic Position Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Label Geodetic Position Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Vertical transformations Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Combined scale factor and convergence angle calculators Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Annotation Features                    
Annotation routines (labelling) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Full Suite of Text Commands - text, sliding, rotating, scaling, plus advanced Text Placement Tool (TEXT, MTEXT, DTEXT)   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Active Drawing Technology                    
Coordinate Editor   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Traverse Editing   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Batch COGO   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Field Data Processing                    
3D Least Squares Adjustment - with blunder detection, custom instrument settings, graphical ellipse plotting   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Traverse coordination, closure, balancing   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Interface with data collectors (hundreds of models)   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Interface with instrument (support for Topcon, Leica, Sokkia, Geodimeter, Nikon - all major total station manufacturers)   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
InDirect access to ProLINK, Leica Survey Office and Spectra GeoTools from inside MicroSurvey   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Raster                    
Raster Imaging - Georeferenced TIFFs, JPG, BMP, Digital Photo support   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
MrSID   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Geospatial Data and Imagery                     
Load local files or streamed files from online sources     Yes! Yes!                
Over 150 supported file formats including Raster Images, Shapefiles, LiDAR, GeoPDF, GeoTIFF, Microstation DGN, ASCII Coordinates, ESRI, ERDAS, Garmin, KML, COLLADA, Sketchup, and many many many more.                    
Stream online imagery from any WMS (Web Map Service), WCS (Web Coverage Service), OSM (OpenStreetMap Tiles), Google Maps Tiles, TMS (Tile Map Service), WFS (Web Feature Services), or WMTS (tiled WMS) source.     Yes! Yes!                
CAD Drawing Commands                    
Create and plot finished drawings   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Comprehensive drawing commands - Dtext, Mtext, line, arc, point, 2&3D polyline, hatching, splines, curve fitting, 3D faces, polyface mesh, and more   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
AutoCAD linetype, hatch files, shape files, font file compatible   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Powerful editing commands - trim, extend, fillet, chamfer, copy, array, break, join, and more   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!    
Field to Finish diagramming, layering, symbol placement     Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Basic editing commands - move & rotate   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Basic drawing commands - line, arc, point   Yes! Yes!   Yes! Yes!  
Alignment design & labeling   Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
Site Design Features                    
Site design (grading & volumes)     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
Create roads using horizontal and vertical alignments and cross sectional templates     Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
3D Building pad design     Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
3D Sewer and water designs     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
3D Modeling Features                    
3D Surface model visualization with rendering     Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!  
Surface Modeling - TIN/Grid/TGrid     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!  
Contouring     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!  
Multi-surface volume and bound area volume calculations     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!  
Cross sectioning calculations and plotting     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
Cross section templates & template editor     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
Profile plotting & vertical alignment design     Yes! Yes! Yes!     Yes!     Yes!    
Point Cloud                          
Point cloud engine and advanced visualization tools       Yes! Yes!                
Cutting cubes, profile slices and visibility toggles       Yes! Yes!                
Automated paint line extraction       Yes! Yes!                
Surface modeling and contouring using point cloud data       Yes! Yes!                
Lowest point (by grid) and bare earth routines       Yes! Yes!                
Bring drawing into point cloud viewer; and visa-versa       Yes! Yes!                
Animation                          
Professional keyframe animation editor         Yes!                
Animated objects         Yes!                
Animated cameras and fly-throughs         Yes!                
Numerous export options (BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF, AVI, MPG, DivX, MOV, and more)         Yes!                
 
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