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:: Upgrade to MicroSurvey CAD 2014


2014 is built on the updated IntelliCAD 7.2c CAD engine. This version contains many bug fixes and additional CAD drafting features.
 
Video overviews of new features:

New Features

Geospatial Data and Imagery
Enhance your drawing with geospatial data and imagery, loaded from local files or streamed from online sources.
Powered by Blue Marble Geographics' Global Mapper SDK v15.
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.
Select MsTools > Global Mapper from the menus, or type GLOBAL_MAPPER at the command line.
2D Draw Mode
A new "2D Draw Mode" System Toggle (in MsTools > MicroSurvey System Toggles, CAD Drawing Controls tab) is now available which causes all points to be drawn at z=0 while maintaining their true elevation in the coordinate database.
Switching this toggle On/Off will update existing points in the drawing as appropriate, causing them to be redrawn at the appropriate elevation.
The OSNAPZ system variable is also automatically turned On/Off with this mode so that new CAD entities will be drawn in 2D when snapping to 3D entities.
Database auditing tools will recognize when this option is enabled and will not attempt to fix the vertical descrepencies between the drawing and database.
MsTools > MicroSurvey System Toggles from the menus, or type CNF_EDIT_TOGGLES at the command line.
Settings Migration Wizard
Easily backup and restore all program settings into a single file, for transferring to another workstation or for disaster recovery.
Backup and restore IntelliCAD settings including your IntelliCAD profile, template drawings, color books, print styles, printers, custom spelling dictionaries, linetypes, fonts, hatch patterns.
Backup and restore MicroSurvey settings including your configuration options, description translation file, AutoMap library files, AutoMap blocks, title blocks, house library, coordinate systems, surface modeling configuration files, and symbol library.
Select MsTools > Migration Wizard from the menus, or type MIGRATION_WIZARD at the command line.
Drawing Recovery Wizard
When opening a drawing where the expected .msz database file is not opened, the program will alert you and provide several options.
A common scenario is if the program crashes, when you reopen the drawing it would always open with the orphaned .msj database folder which may be out of sync with the drawing (the .dwg and .msz files contain everything as of the last save, but the .msj database folder contains everything as of the crash).
Select a recovery option to reopen the last saved .dwg drawing and .msz database files, the last saved .dwg drawing file with the orphaned .msj database folder (as before), the backup .bak drawing and .mbz database files, the autosave .sv$ drawing and .mz$ database files, and more.
Archive all drawing and database files in their current state, so you don't have to worry about making the wrong choice and losing any data.
There is no command to run; the Recovery Wizard will appear automatically if the program detects that an unexpected database file (not the .msz file) is being opened.
Updated Coordinate System Engine
The CS-Map coordinate system engine was updated to provide 100% cross-compatibility between MicroSurvey CAD and MicroSurvey FieldGenius.
Hundreds of new coordinate systems and geoids (previously available only for MicroSurvey FieldGenius) are available for download in the MicroSurvey Helpdesk.
Select a vertical system (ellipsoid or geoid) and perform vertical datum transformations.
Vertical Transformations
All commands that previously allowed a horizontal coordinate system transformation now also support vertical transformations.
To transform individual coordinates, select MsPoints > Geodetic > Manual Coordinate Conversion from the menus, or type LL_TRANSFORM_COORDINATES at the command line.
To transform your coordinate database, select MsPoints > Geodetic > Transform Database from the menus, or type TRANSFORM_COORDINATES at the command line.
To transform coordinates during ASCII Import, select MsPoints > Import ASCII or Lat/Long File from the menus, or type ASCII_IN at the command line.
To transform coordinates during ASCII Export, select MsPoints > Export ASCII or Lat/Long File from the menus, or type ASCII_OUT at the command line.
Store & Edit Geodetic Position
Store & Edit the geodetic position of grid points using a new dialog with the same look-and-feel as the standard Store & Edit Points command.
Edit the Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Description, Note, etc for each point.
View the Northing and Easting for each point (read-only).
View the Combined Scale Factor for each point (read-only).
View the Convergence Angle for each point (read-only).
Use the new "Use Single Point Editor: Geodetic" System Toggle (in MsTools > MicroSurvey System Toggles) to use this dialog by default when clicking on a point in the drawing to edit it.
Select MsPoints > Store & Edit Geodetic Position in the menus, or type EDITPG at the command line.
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.
Select MsPoints > ID Lat/Long of Point in the menus, or type IDG at the command line.
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.
Select MsAnnotate > Add Lat/Long Label for a Point in the menus, or type LABLPNTG at the command line.
Coordinate System Search
Search for appropriate coordinate systems, based on a specified latitude/longitude position.
Select your appropriate system from the search results, and instantly set it as your drawing's Coordinate System.
Select MsPoints > Geodetic > Coordinate System Search, or type CSSEARCH at the command line.
Active Coordinate Editor: Select Points by Description
You can now select points by description in the Active Coordinate Editor.
Includes options for case-sensitivity and matching the entire description.
Go to Select > Select By Description, within the Active Coordinate Editor window.
Active Coordinate Editor: Coordinate Systems
You can now view columns showing the Combined Scale Factor for each coordinate.
You can now view columns showing the Convergence Angle for each coordinate.
You can now view columns showing the Elevation for each transformed coordinate.
The Coordinate Systems dialog has been reworked to make it more intuitive and easier to use.
Go to Tools > Coordinate Systems, within the Active Coordinate Editor window.
Point Cloud Export
Export the point cloud as a .PTS file which is compatible with many third-party point cloud applications.
Export the point cloud as a .PCI file which is compatible with many MicroSurvey and Leica point cloud applications.
Export the entire point cloud, or constrain it within a cutting cube or profile slice.
Select the new "Export Points" button on the Point Cloud Line Work window. (Available in Ultimate and Studio versions only.)
Pentax Import
Import Pentax DC1 Polar, Pentax DC1 Rectangular, Pentax CSV, or Pentax AUX format data files from a Pentax total station.
The Pentax DC1 Polar format contains raw measurement data.
The Pentax DC1 Rectangular format contain point coordinates only.
The Pentax CSV format contain point coordinates only.
The Pentax AUX format contains raw measurement data.
Select MsTraverse > Read Collector Files In > Pentax DC1/CSV from the menus, or type PENTAX at the command line.
Scale Text Values
Scale text entity values (standard text, distance labels, or elevation labels) for conversion between different units or with a specified scale factor.
Format the result using only the new value, both the old and new values, or stack the old and new values as separate text entities, using fully customizable prefix/suffix and seperator options.
Select MsAnnotate > Modify Text > Scale Text Values or type SCALEVAL at the command line.
Labeling Defaults: Width
Define text widths for all of the text styles in the MicroSurvey Labeling Defaults.
Select MsAnnotate > Labeling Defaults from the menus, or type CNF_EDIT_BEARINGS at the command line.

 

 
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