What's New in Version 10.0

Version 10.0 has many new features. These are listed below. For detailed descriptions, refer to the appropriate help topic as underlined.

All of the new features for S.E.E, C.A.D & Resource Editor are listed here.

  1. Real Time Pan & Zoom
    Zoom and Pan functionality using your mouse wheel is now available in all views (Plan, Long, Cross & 3D). 
  2. NEW Survey Live Module - take LISCAD into the field
    The Survey Live module communicates real-time with modern Total Stations and GNSS Instruments allowing you to take LISCAD into the field, saving you time in the office.

    Survey Live Total Station and GNSS functionality
      - Real Time Total Station and GNSS surveying
      - Survey & Setout
      - Optional module of LISCAD SEE
      - Easy to use graphical interface
      - Finger or stylus operation
      - See your survey build as you go
      - Instant visual check
      - All LISCAD functions available while in the field
      - Easy total station setup including free station
      - Easy GNSS one step or two step transformation set up for projection or local coordinates in real time
      - Geoid model support
      - Photo support

    NEW Survey Live Tutorial (Refer to SEE/Help/Tutorials/Survey Live)
      - Easy to learn
      - Use in demo mode without need for Total Station or GNSS
  3. Photos supported as object attributes
    Photos (i.e. Images) can now be imported into SEE and associated with Points, Lines & Polygons as attributes. Refer to Computations/Edit/Attributes/Photos for details.
      - Images and their attributes can be examined via Computations/Examine/Attributes/Point, Line and Polygon commands.
      - Various image formats are supported (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP)
      - Images can also be exported or output to CAD systems (LISCAD CAD, AutoCAD & MicroStation).
      - Refer to CAD Output/Settings/Tables/Photo and CAD Output/Settings/Codes (General tab).
      - Images taken on-board the Leica Viva can be imported through "Data Conversions/Import/Leica Viva" & "Field Transfer/Input/Data Recorder"
      - Images can be captured using Survey Live camera functionality and optionally linked to the last observed point"
      - Images have also been added to the SEEXML schema.
  4. Leica Viva Support
    Full support for the Leica Viva instruments in LISCAD includes;
      - Direct import of the Viva DBX; Points Lines & Areas
      - Direct export of the Viva DBX; Points Lines & Areas, Roads & DTM
      - Import photos from Leica
  5. Geometry Reconstruction & Filtering
    The new Filter Points on Line & Grade command removes redundant points and lines (typically from large engineering data sets) while still maintaining the geometric integrity of the original design. This puts the data in a far more useful and compact form for export to other systems such as automated grader systems and field based road stakeout software.
      - Filters out points and lines that are on line and grade
      - Removes points and lines that are redundant to the geometric shape of the linear objects
      - Reconstructs the intended geometry optionally converting appropriate lines to arcs
  6. Comprehensive Comparison Reporting
    This new report compares points to a 2D or 3D linear object, while also optionally reporting on the point location and relationship to a reference alignment. It is excellent for as constructed reporting.
      - The points and linear object may be in different projects allowing as constructed and design data to be completely separate.
      - The linear objects may be lines, arcs, spirals, splines, alignments or profiles.
  7. MX/Genio Import
    The MX/Genio Import has been extended to allow complex design objects from MX/Genio to be imported directly into SEE as alignments, long and cross sections.
  8. AutoCAD Support
    The AutoCAD import & exports have been enhanced to provide support for AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012.
  9. Enhanced Transformation Management
    The management of transformations has been enhanced to add support for 1 Step, 2 Step and Classical 3D Transformations.
  10. Exponential Speed Gains
    Speed gains have been obtained in most areas of the system as a result of research into performance enhancements and optimisations.
  11. New Leica Field Operation for arcs from non-sequential observations
    A new Leica Field Operation Code (8/-6) has been added to the system. It allows for multiple three point arcs to be formed using three non-sequentially observed points. The three points on the arc can be observed at any time during the survey but must have the same code and string identifier. This is ideal for surveying arc strings in cross section order.
  12. Trimble Field Operations extended - Create LISCAD field file from Trimble controller or Trimble Access
    Trimble controllers now support all LISCAD field operations and create the LISCAD field file directly. Please refer to Creating a LISCAD Field File from Trimble Survey Controller/Trimble Access
  13. SEE Group names extended from 30 to 255 characters
    This allows very long and explanatory group names, and means that very long layer names possible in AutoCAD or other systems can be imported or exported in full.
  14. SBG UMC 3D Power Grade system supported
    New SBG UMC 3D export options are available to support export of Lines and Surfaces to this system.
  15. MicroSurvey FieldGenius Support
    This unit is now supported for field transfer input and output.
  16. Support for ePlan
    Support has been implemented in LISCAD 10.0 for ePlan - the Australian data transfer standard for cadastral survey plan data. Data can be exported directly from SEE to a CIF (Cadastral Survey Information File) file which is required for the digital lodgement of cadastral survey plan data in Australia.
  17. Landonline Enhancements
    Enhancements have been made to the New Zealand Landonline interface to support the New Cadastral Rules 2010.
  18. Examine Line Command Enhanced
    The "Computations/Examine/Line" command has been enhanced to highlight all points on the line.
  19. Improved Model Reporting
    Reports that require model selection have been enhanced to ensure that when the report is run, the currently active model is put into the Model Selection section of the report dialog.
  20. Move Point Command Enhanced
    The "Computations/Edit/Move/Point/Freehand" command is now BLOCK sensitive.
  21. AutoCAD / MicroStation Import Improvements
    The import of AutoCAD and MicroStation files has been enhanced to ensure that the layer state of the CAD file is reflected in the SEE file.
  22. New Import 12da file
    The 12da format has been added to the import options.
  23. 12d Export Enhanced
    The 12d Model exports ("Task/Data Conversions/Export/12d Model" & "Task/Data Conversions/Export/QLD Main Roads 12d Model") are now exporting text objects to 12d text strings.
  24. Leica Code List Modifications
    The code lists for Leica TPS300a, 400, 700 & 800 have been modified to ensure that, when used in conjunction with Operation Code 27 (Alternate Feature Code), the correct Code & String Definition is coming through to the FLD file.
  25. LISCAD 9 Support
    LISCAD 10.0 files can be exported to LISCAD 9.0 via "Task/Data Conversions/Export/LISCAD 9.x" and LISCAD 9.0 files can be opened in LISCAD 10. When the Version 9.0 files are opened in LISCAD 10.0, a backup of the LISCAD 9.0 file is automatically made.
  26. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7
    "The Windows® 7 logo program aims to help customers make better purchase decisions by identifying products via the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo that have passed Microsoft-designed tests for compatibility and reliability on Windows 7."

  27. Security Device Search Addition
    When LISCAD searches for a hardware key / evaluation licence, you can now cancel the operation at any time. This is particularly useful if you have mistakenly started LISCAD without your hardware key inserted.
  28. New Point Elevation to Model Comparison report in CSV form
    A new report called "Point Elevation DTM Comparison (CSV)" has been added. Access the report via Utilities/Report/Add-Remove. The report has comma separated fields making it useful for importing into spread sheets.
  1. Real Time Pan & Zoom
    Zoom and Pan functionality using your mouse wheel is now available.
Resource Editor
  1. Modify the default space width of LISCAD fonts
    Users can now specify the space width of any new font created in Resource Editor.