Traverse Calculations
**AutoMAP Library: Group Codes** - Two new grouping options have been added, which can dramatically simplify your AutoMAP Library and make initial configuration much faster and easier.
Use the new Group Codes option to use a single AutoMAP Library entry for multiple, related point descriptions. For example, use a ROADING group code for all all your roading-related field codes like CL,EP,EG,EA, etc.
Use the new Group Range option to use a single AutoMAP Library entry for all points in a specified range. For example use a ROADING group code for all points in the 2000..2999 range, etc, regardless of their actual field code.
**AutoMAP Plotted Descriptions** - A new "Use Plotted Description" option has been added to the Export ASCII commands which will write out the AutoMAP Plotted Descriptions in place of the Descriptions.
**AutoMAP Substitution Codes** - Access field-coded parameters directly from your point descriptions and use them to control the Layer, Symbol, and other fields. (Previously available only in the Plotted Description field.)
**COGO Bearing Rotation** - A "Rotated Bearing/Azimuth" field has been added onto the CAD Lines and CAD Curves dialogs, to show both the original and rotated bearing/azimuth per the specified COGO Bearing Rotation angle. And, a "Rotated Chord Bearing/Azimuth" field has been added onto the CAD Lines and CAD Curves dialogs, to to show both the original and rotated chord bearing per the specified COGO Bearing Rotation angle.
**Clusters, Draw Error Vectors** - Draw the error vectors of each cluster as polar or orthogonal lines, with an exaggeration factor and customizable color and layer properties depending on the pass/fail condition.
**Line/Curve/Multi-Tie Tables** - Use point IDs to specify which lines, curves, and ties you want to added to Line Table, Curve Table or Multi-Tie Table.
**Line Labeling, Bearing Defaults** - A new option has been added into the Bearing Labeling Defaults to specify the number of spaces between the Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds values.
**Store & Edit Geodetic Position** - Store and Edit the geodetic position (including the Latitude, Longitude, Combined Scale Factor, and Convergence Angle) of grid points using a new dialog with the same look-and-feel as the standard Store and Edit Points command.
**Identify Geodetic Position** - Identify the geodetic position (including the Latitude, Longitude, Combined Scale Factor, and Convergence Angle) of grid points by clicking in your drawing.
**Label Geodetic Position** - Label the geodetic position (including the Latitude, Longitude, Combined Scale Factor, and Convergence Angle) of grid points in your drawing, with customizable format and precision options.
**Coordinate System Search** - Search for appropriate coordinate systems, based on a specified latitude/longitude position, and instantly set it as your drawing's Coordinate System.
**Vertical Transformations** - All commands that previously allowed a horizontal coordinate system transformation now also support vertical transformations.
**Lot Table** - Draw a table detailing the lines, arcs and points that define a lot, along with its area and perimeter.
**Align Between Drawings** - A new Align Between Drawings command is now available for copying and aligning entities between two open drawings.
**Auto-Add Points to Objects: Blocks and Text Support** - The Auto-Add Points to Objects command now supports Blocks and Text, and will store a point at the Insertion Point of any selected Block or Text entities.
**Auto-Add Points to Objects: Graphical Interface** - Set the starting point ID and description to use for storing the new points.
**Active Coordinate Editor: Select Points by Description** - You can now select points by description in the Active Coordinate Editor.
**Active Coordinate Editor: Coordinate Systems** - You can now view columns showing the Combined Scale Factor, Convergence Angle, Transformed Elevation for each coordinate.
**Coordinate Grid Lines: Named Grid Lines** - When coordinating grid lines, assign names to each grid line like A,B,C,D,... and 1,2,3,4,... and automatically set the ID or Description of the resulting grid points using the grid line names like A-1,A-2,B-1,B-2,...
**List unused points** - The List Unused Points command has a new option to specify a point range for your search. Select MsPoints | List Points (Used and Unused) | List Unused Points, or type LIST_UNUSED at the command line.
**Ladder Table Report** - Write a ladder table report showing station and offset values for selected points in a ladder format. Select MsTools | Print/Edit/View Reports | Ladder Table from the menus, or type LADDER_TABLE at the command line.
**Traverse Coordination (Northing /
Easting Only)** - This new option will
compute the horizontal position using a scaled
distance which is derived by applying the input
scale factor to the distances stored in the
traverse file. However, the elevation will be
computed using the raw (un-scaled) distance
**Normalize Raw
Traverse Measurements** - A new command
is now available in the Active Traverse Editor,
which will normalize Face 2 total station
measurements to Face 1. This is necessary for
users who want to perform a 3D Least Squares
Adjustment.
**Show Traverse
Graphically** - A new option in the Show
Traverse command now allows lines to be drawn
showing SK stake records.
**Detect Invalid
Records on Import** - When importing a
RAW or RW5 file (including FieldGenius
projects), each line is verified that it
contains the correct number of data fields.
This is because importing some RAW files which
contained invalid records could cause a crash
(i.e., LS records containing an HR but not an
HI).
**Detect Current
RAW File on Import** - When importing
FieldGenius projects containing multiple RAW
files, the FieldGenius project's INI file is
checked to detect the current raw file, and
that is set as the current Traverse after
import.
Point Calculations
**Multiple
Coordinate Systems** - The Active
Coordinate Editor can be configured to display
your point coordinates as transformed into up
to 2 cartesian systems and 2 geodetic
system.
**Draw
Coordinate Tables** - Create coordinate
tables and/or coordinate conversion tables in
your drawing by selecting the columns and rows
you want to include from the Active Coordinate
Editor.
**Stakeout** - More
intuitive dialog layout and workflow in the
Stakeout command including...
- You can now specify any description for
the computed stake points instead of the
previous "FSTAKE" description.
- You can now specify zero offset distances
to compute stake points directly on the
line/arc.
- As each new stake point is computed, if a
point already exists at the same position
then you are now prompted for whether you
to store the new point or not.
**Last Used Geodetic
Coordinate Systems** - When selecting
coordinate systems, the last used system will
be remembered as a default and automatically
selected again the next time you use the same
command.
**Recently Used Geodetic
Coordinate Systems** - When selecting
coordinate systems, a list of your most
recently used systems is available for quickly
selecting your typical settings
Input/Output Scale Factors
**Input Scale Factor works
with All Commands** - The Input Scale
Factor specified in the General Configuration
Options screen can now be applied to ALL
distance inputs in the program, by specifying
an "s" (for scale) suffix after the distance,
for example 100s or 100S. Scaling was
previously limited to only the MicroSurvey
commands, but now also works with all CAD
drawing, modification, and settings commands.
Use the s suffix anywhere you can enter
distances, including at the command line, in
dialog boxes, and even when typing coordinate
values like "100s,100s".
**Inverse
between Input Scale Factor and Output Scale
Factor** - The Input Scale Factor and
Output Scale Factor fields on the General
Configuration Options screen have been linked
together, so you can now automatically set one
as the inverse of the other with the press of a
button.
**Copy Output
Scale Factor to Distance Labeling Scale
Factors** - A new Scale Factors dialog
lets you easily configure all scale factors
(Input Scale factor, Output Scale Factor, and
five Distance Labeling Scale Factors) in one
screen with no calculations required.
**Automatic
Blunder Detection** - When your Input
Scale Factor and Output Scale Factor values are
not inverses of each other, or when the Output
Scale Factor does not match your Distance
Labeling Scale Factors, warning will appear to
help you correct any potential issues.
**Scale Factor
Check on FieldGenius/RAW/RW5 File
Import** - When importing a RAW or RW5
file (including FieldGenius projects), the
scale factors specified in the RAW file and in
the General Configuration Options screen will
be compared as a validation check, and if they
do not match a Scale Factor dialog (see above)
appears to help you correct any potential
issues.
**Scale Factor
Setup on FieldGenius Export** - When
exporting a FieldGenius Project, a new option
is available which will write the scale factor
to the new project's raw file.
**LISP
Programming Extensions** - Four new Lisp
routines are available for your custom
programming needs. New commands:
(get_output_scale_factor),
(set_output_scale_factor x),
(get_input_scale_factor),
(set_input_scale_factor x).
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