• 2023Aug 31

embeddedCAD 2024

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At MicroSurvey, progress never sleeps. After months of hard work and dedication by our team of surveyors, engineers, and industry professionals like you, we are excited to tell you about the latest two product releases from MicroSurvey, inCAD and embeddedCAD 2024. These products are built specifically for the demanding needs of our loyal land surveying, contractor, and civil engineering customers.
  • 2022Aug 9

embeddedCAD 2023

AutoCAD® OEM 2023
MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2023 is powered by Autodesk Technology™ and was built using AutoCAD OEM 2023.
  • 2022Mar 31

embeddedCAD 2022 Service Pack 1

Floating Licenses
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MicroSurvey embeddedCAD and inCAD 2022 SP1 now support non-USB floating licenses with checkout protocols, allowing access to a pool of online licenses without requiring a VPN connection.
  • 2021Jul 8

embeddedCAD 2022

Attribute Labels
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The AutoMap library has had a new “process attributes” button added. Clicking this button will apply any defined Attribute Labels to smart points in the project.
Attribute Filter
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The attribute filter has been made available directly within the drawing. Use the ATTR_FILTER command to control the display of GIS objects in your projects.
  • 2020Dec 22

embeddedCAD 2021 Service Pack

Shapefile Export & Attribute Table

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Export your projects to shapefile for easy submission to your GIS department or governing agency. Automatic division of data into appropriate shapefiles means that you can export any selection of data, or your entire project, in a couple easy steps. The new shapefile export supports GIS, DBX, FieldGenius, and CAD data simultaneously. Use the new Attribute Table Export function to quickly export a selection of points and attributes to a .csv file for review.

  • 2020Jun 29

embeddedCAD 2021

AutoCAD 2021

Unencumbered survey drafting and calculation workflows, including COGO, point tools for gridline-based projects, traverse input and adjustment, misclosure reporting, common data collector support, 3D surface representation and computation, corridor design, and more.

Online License Activation

A new licensing system has been added, which provides more secure demo licensing and the ability to work without a USB key. USB keys will continue to work, and will continue to be the primary method of licensing.

DBX Import Point Attributes

Point attributes are now imported from Leica Viva/Captivate DBX projects via the DBXIN command.

Updated Symbol Librarian

The symbol librarian (INSYM) dialog has been redesigned and streamlined with a more modern appearance

Updated FieldGenius SyncWizard

The FieldGenius Import (SYNCWIZARD) has been redesigned and streamlined with a more modern appearance and less required dialogs.

Updated Bing Imagery

The Bing Imagery (ATTACH_IMAGERY) has been redesigned and streamlined with a more modern appearance and less requed dialogs.

  • 2019Oct 31

embeddedCAD 2020


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Users may now utilize the AutoCAD® COMPARE command to display differences between
two drawings. Objects are colored according to their containing drawing, and are encircled
by revision clouds. Users can pan between revision clouds to explore differences.

Compare Import Export

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COMPAREIMPORT Users may now use COMPAREIMPORT from within the COMPARE command to import
objects from compared drawings to the current one. This function will import MicroSurvey
database objects, but will remove them from the database
COMPAREEXPORT Users may now use COMPAREEXPORT from within the COMPARE command to export
the comparison results to a separate drawing for later review. This drawing is not
automatically created with a database, but it can be created by saving the drawing.

User Interface
The interface has been updated to include a new dark version which is in line with other AutoCAD® 2020 products
Recognize SHX Text
The AutoCAD® PDFSHXTEXT command has been activated, allowing users to detect SHX text from imported vector PDF files automatically.
  • 2019Apr 17

embeddedCAD 2019

GIS Import

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Import GIS geometry using elevations from attribute definitions and add them directly to the survey database.


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MicroSurvey Analytics has been introduced to help MicroSurvey understand how embeddedCAD is being used, to focus efforts on features, enhancements, and important fixes.

PDF Import

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Import lines and features directly out of a
vectorized PDF file, this works great for construction plans or subdivision plans as
background data or blunder detection.


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This command is widely used by AutoCAD® customers for transforming
several lines of single-line text into a single multiline text object.

  • 2017Apr 30

embeddedCAD 2018


Smart Point Blocks
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Points can now be drawn as either a point node and text labels (as in previous versions) or as a point block that combines these elements into one object.
Smart Polylines
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Polylines, LWPolylines, and 3DPolylines can now be "smart" such that they will automatically update when points they connect are edited or deleted.
3D Point Labels
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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.
Attach Imagery (Bing Maps)
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Instantly download and attach imagery from Bing® Maps as a raster image file. Specify the area of interest by Point ID, Current View, Lat/Long, or Street Address. Specify the image type (Aerial, Road or Hybrid), coverage area, and resolution. Align the imagery to either georeferenced or local point coordinates.
Shapefile Import
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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.
JobXML Import
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Import Trimble® and Spectra Precision® JobXML data files including point coordinates, GPS coordinates, and total station measurements.
Latest Autodesk® engine — AutoCAD® OEM 2018
MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is powered by Autodesk Technology™. Autodesk AutoCAD OEM 2018 engine provides maximum compatibility with AutoCAD software and DWG™ files.
Ribbon Interface
A Ribbon interface has been provided for all MicroSurvey commands, including new high-resolution icons.
Angular Units
Specify an angular unit for each drawing, including Degrees-Minutes-Seconds (as in previous versions), Decimal Degrees, or Gons/Gradians. The specified angular unit setting will be used for all input/output throughout the program.
  • 2016Nov 10

embeddedCAD 2017


Latest Autodesk® engine — AutoCAD® OEM 2017 SP1
MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is powered by Autodesk Technology™. Autodesk AutoCAD OEM 2017 engine provides maximum compatibility with AutoCAD software and DWG™ files. Includes Autodesk AutoCAD OEM 2017 Service Pack 1.
Independent Point Labels
The Independent Point Numbers (IPN), Descriptions (IPD), and Elevations (IPE) label system has been enhanced for fast and smooth display.
Cloud Storage Support
Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and other cloud storage and synchronization services are now supported. Open and save your drawings directly in your favourite third-party cloud-synchronized folder, just the same as any other local folder. A subscription to a third-party service(s) is required, it is not provided by or through MicroSurvey in any way.
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.
Symbol Librarian: File Operations
Add a new symbol directly into the selected folder in the symbol library. Import an existing drawing file into the selected folder in the symbol library. Edit the selected symbol in the symbol library. Delete the selected symbol from the symbol library. Duplicate the selected symbol in the symbol library.
  • 2015Apr 30

embeddedCAD 2015


Leica DBX Import
Import Leica Codelists, and add its contents to your AutoMAP library.
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.