Powered by IntelliCAD 8.4a - which includes significant improvements to editing in-place blocks and external references, selecting entities on locked layers, and editing multiline text;
Performance Improvements - including a critical fix for running under the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, faster response when clicking on smart objects to open the corresponding dialogs, and faster response when ending CAD commands;
Important Fixes - With a strong emphasis on stability and reliability, this service pack fixes many important issues in COGO, AutoMAP Library, Lot Closures, and more!
Draw Architechtural Objects - including Walls, Doors, Windows, Openings, Floor Slabs, and Roof Slabs to quickly model a 3D building;
Leica COE (Cyclone Object Exchange) - Import and Export commands to transfer objects between MicroSurvey CAD and Leica Cyclone;
Powered by IntelliCAD 8.4 - MicroSurvey CAD 2018 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine.
MicroSurvey CAD 2018 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 8.4. (MicroSurvey CAD 2017 was built on IntelliCAD 8.2a.)
A key addition is the support of version 2018 .dwg files. Initial support of the latest .dwg file version 2018 does require conversion in MicroSurvey CAD 2018, and native support is expected soon.
IntelliCAD 8.4 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements. IntelliCAD 8.4 boosts performance during screen redraw and while snapping in files with underlays. Running on 4K monitors and switching between monitors with high resolutions is now supported. Create entities with the new Multileader, Quick Leader, and Break Line commands. Add styles using the new Multileader Styles Manager and Multiline Style commands. Select entities using the new Select Similar and Get Selection commands. Explode entities with more precision according to entity type using the new Explode Text and Explode Attributes commands. Add more formatting to text using the in-place Multiline Editor and line spacing, lists, and paragraph justification. Add automatic numbering to text, multiline text, multileaders, or block attributes using the new Auto Number command. Get more information about your drawings using the new Drawing Properties command. Another new feature is found in the updated Customize command which allows users to customize the user interface with less effort and share custom user interface settings easily between files and computers. You can drag-and-drop settings to customize menus, the ribbon, application button, and quick access toolbar, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, and aliases.
Shapefile Import - Import Esri Shapefile data into your drawing, with optional positional and/or attribute filters to control and limit exactly which features to import from often very large data sets.
Import various GIS data formats including Esri Shapefiles (*.shp and others), GPS Exchange Format (*.gpx), Google Earth KML/KMZ (*.kml,*.kmz) and GeoJSON (*.geojson,*.json).
Remap the attribute names to your own custom names so data sets from multiple independent sources can be correlated and processed together with single queries.
Modify the filters or attribute mappings of any imported data on-the-fly, without having to re-import anything if you want to change the import parameters.
Point features (like control monuments or landmarks) can be drawn as simple CAD nodes or imported into your points database, and the Point ID, Description, and/or elevation can be populated by attribute values.
Polyline features (like roads or rivers) can be drawn as polylines or imported into your polylines database. For example: rivers, roads, or property lines.
Polygon features (like lakes or lots) can be drawn as boundary hatches, with the boundary polyline optionally being imported into your polylines database.
Attributes can be viewed for any imported data, or queries can be run for mining specific attribute data from the Shapefiles.
Point Cloud data is now displayed directly within your CAD model space, and you can snap to the point cloud points using standard CAD tools.
New Point Cloud Tools
Dozens of new point cloud tools are now available for working with your point cloud data.
Leica EpcA engine
MicroSurvey CAD Ultimate is powered by Leica EpcA (Embedded Point Cloud for Applications), which is the same point cloud engine that powers other Leica Cyclone and Leica CloudWorx.
Compatible with Leica Cyclone
MicroSurvey CAD Ultimate uses Leica Cyclone as its native point cloud database, providing a streamlined workflow. Leica ScanStation users are no longer required to export their Cyclone databases to a .pci file, and non-Leica users are no longer required to convert their scan files to a .pci file for use with MicroSurvey CAD.
Compatible with Leica JetStream (requires Leica JetStram license)
For best performance, Cyclone databases can be upgraded to JetStream, providing fast, realtime point reloads with unlimited points.
Compatible with 3rd party formats
Point cloud data in various formats from other manufacturers can be imported into a Cyclone database, including exchange formats include LAS, E57, XYZ, PTS, TXT, and more, as well as third-party formats from FARO, Riegl, and Z+F.
JobXML Import - Import Trimble® and Spectra Precision® JobXML data files including point coordinates, GPS coordinates, and total station measurements.
3D Point Labels - A new "3D Point Labels" system toggle lets you draw point labels either in 2D at z=0 (default, as previous) or at each point node's 3D elevation.
The previous "2D Draw Mode" system toggle was renamed to "2D Point Nodes" to clarify the difference between these two options.