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Top Features of MicroSurvey CAD


Powerful Survey Calculations
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Record all of your COGO entries with Batch and replay as desired.
MicroSurvey CAD includes a powerful set of COGO functions. Our new Batch COGO capability is unmatched. As part of Active Drawing Technology, it allows you to build complex COGO calculations in a spreadsheet and re-run them as necessary.

MicroSurvey CAD also includes command line COGO that you can use at any time by simply typing "COGO" at the prompt. You immediately enter a familiar style of entry that prompts for point numbers, bearings, distances, and solve points. Intersections are computed by leaving unknowns blank, and letting the program automatically determine what type of intersection you would like to compute. Bearings, distances, point numbers can all be picked off the screen by selecting point labels or lines.

COGO commands are also available in a more graphical format. If you select a line or arc on the screen with no command running, you can immediately calculate new points. MicroSurvey CAD also allows you to compute without storing point numbers. The lines and arcs that you create can be instantly coordinated and numbered at a later time.

Helmerts Transformation.
With the Helmert’s Transformation, you are able to rotate, shift and scale up to thousands of points based upon a best fit solution using 2 to 500 pairs of common coordinate points, all with the execution of a single command! When more than two points are common in each system, redundancy exists and a Least Squares method is used to determine the optimum (best-fit) transformation parameters.

Coordinate Transformations.
Use the coordinate transformation function to easily transform your data from one system to another. UTM, 3TM, SPC (NAD27, NAD83, HARN) and hundreds of others are supported.

Other Tools.
A Proportioning function makes it easy to proportion distances along arcs or curves, to create equal line divisions and divisions based on ratios like dividing a line into 2 segments 1 segment at 2/3 of the overall distance and the other at 1/3.

Radial Inversing can be used to create radial field ties quickly and effectively. List the ties in a line table with the click of a button.

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.

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).

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.
  • Select your appropriate system from the search results, and instantly set it as your drawing's Coordinate System.

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.