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MicroSurvey inCAD 2014 and MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2014 released
April 2nd, 2014 by Susan Smith
Land surveyors, contractors and civil engineers will be pleased by these releases designed specifically for them: MicroSurvey, the maker of MicroSurvey CAD and the MapScenes System, recently announced the release of MicroSurvey inCAD 2014 and MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2014.
The MicroSurvey inCAD 2014 plugin makes AutoCAD into a survey and design powerhouse. The MicroSurvey feature set can be added to the latest Autodesk software – including AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, and AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 – with complete survey drafting toolkit, including COGO, DTM, traversing, adjustments, volumes, contouring and more.
MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2014 is a standalone application powered by Autodesk technology and includes the latest AutoCAD OEM 2014 enhanced with the suite of MicroSurvey tools. It incorporates the full suite of survey drafting tools as in inCAD 2014. MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2014 includes a licensed copy of AutoCAD OEM 2014, and it opens and saves AutoCAD 2014 drawing files, so implementing it in existing AutoCAD environments is done without any glitches.
By customer demand, MicroSurvey focused on adding several new geodetic tools, hundreds of new coordinate systems, and geoid files. Features include the ability to store and edit points using latitude and longitude values, view combined scale factors and convergence angles at any point in the drawing or project database, and transform between ellipsoidal and orthometric elevations using geoid files. New productivity tools include a 2D draw mode for creating a 2D drawing while maintaining 3D elevation data, as well as rescaling tools for changing the base drawing unit of an entire drawing or specific text.
Two levels are available for both MicroSurvey inCAD 2014 and MicroSurvey embeddedCAD 2014 – Premium and Standard –so users have the choice between two tiers of features to make sure they have what they need for specific tasks.
“Several years ago we implemented a transparent and easy to use online feedback forum where our customers could submit their ideas and suggestions for improvements to our products,” said Darcy Detlor, president of MicroSurvey. “The feedback system lets our users propose their feature requests and allows them to cast votes on any request that has been submitted. Requests with the most votes are given the highest priority and get our attention, ensuring that we are working on features that our customers really want.”
Free trial versions of the software can be downloaded from the MicroSurvey website