Question: Is embeddedCAD compatible with AutoCAD? If so, what versions?
Answer: MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is Powered With Autodesk TechnologyTM, meaning it uses the same engine used in other AutoCAD 2017 software and is therefore 100% compatible with AutoCAD and AutoCAD DWG files, including those from products like Civil 3D with the use of Autodesk Object Enablers.
Question: How do I
open a DWG or DXF file I already have stored on
Answer: Use the MicroSurvey Project Manager
to set the project Directory to the location
where the DWG or DXF file is stored. When the
Project Manager appears, pick on the Set
Project Directory button. Browse to the folder
where the file is located and press the OK
button. Once this is done, simply pick on the
file you wish to open click the Open button.
Question: Is this
product stand alone or do I need other software
to run your product?
Answer: MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is a completely standalone application, you do not need a copy of AutoCAD or any other software.
Question: Can I download my
data collector into your product? If so, what
happens to the original raw data
Answer: Yes you can. MicroSurvey embeddedCAD
supports direct downloads of virtually all
popular makes and models of data collectors. If
your make or model is not supported, you can
“spawn” an external communication
program from within embeddedCAD. MicroSurvey’s
own FieldGenius data collector integrates
seamlessly with all our desktop products.
MicroSurvey embeddedCAD will read the original raw
data file and create a traverse database that
you can edit and use in adjustments. The
original raw data is not changed in any way.
Data integrity is maintained.
traverse adjustments are
Answer: MicroSurvey embeddedCAD supports Angle
Balance, Compass Balance, Vertical Balance
(Elevations), Crandall’s Method, Transit
Balance and a 3D Least Squares Adjustment and
for those with coordinate data only, an
Existing Point traverse adjustment using a
Compass Method. All of these adjustments affect
the coordinate data only. Re-processing the
traverse database will restore the coordinates
to their original location. This allows you to
experiment with adjustments until you find one
that works best for your situation.
Question: What happens to AutoCAD when I install embeddedCAD?
Answer: MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is a completely standalone application, and does not modify or interfere with AutoCAD or any other software you may have in any way.
Question: Can I
perform map checks (lot closures) with
Answer: Yes. There is a lot closure routine
that allows you to enter bearings, distances
and curve data to compute a closure based on
plan or deed measurements. The report that is
generated can be printed immediately or saved
to a location on your hardrive for future
Question: Can your
program perform 3D modeling?
Answer: Yes. MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is a fully
functional 3D modeling program. You can create
TINs, TGRIDs and GRIDs using point and line
data. Breaklines allow you to accurately model
your topographic survey with very little
effort. Once a 3D surface is built, contours
and volumes are just a single click away. For
those interested in advanced 3D modeling, embeddedCAD
supports First and Second order derivatives,
Trend and Krige methods for surface generation.
Question: OK, so you
do 3D Modeling but how hard is it to
Answer: MicroSurvey embeddedCAD is one of the
easiest 3D modeling programs on the market. For
a typical topographic survey, it takes less
than two minutes to create a very accurate and
impressive model for your clients. This can be
viewed as a fully rendered, shaded model.
Question: How long
is it going to take me to get “up to
speed” with your
Answer: If you are familiar with AutoCAD,
you can be calculating and modeling with embeddedCAD
in as little as a few hours. MicroSurvey embeddedCAD
comes with a lay flat Getting Started manuals
containing all the tutorials, and 90 days of
toll-free technical support. There are also
approximately 10 hours of online movies in the
program. These movies guide you through the
most often used functions of embeddedCAD. Additional
support can be purchased on a yearly basis.