What's New in Version 3.2

Version 3.2 has many new features. These are listed below. For detailed descriptions, refer to the appropriate help topic by using the help buttons in the command dialog boxes or by performing a search in the help system.

General

Change of file type

-One compound file (*.see) now replaces all the data base files that were created in previous versions for each project.

-Files created in previous versions are converted into the new file type by simply opening them in version 3.2 (Tip: Use the "List Files of type" option to select HDR files).

New Co-ordinate Transformations module

Windows Truetype fonts are now used for screen text.

A new curving algorithm for splines now allows better control over the curve shape via the curve factor.

New toolbar button for System Colour Configuration.

New toolbar button for Clean Data Base.

Directory path including a 'dot' is now accepted.

The following settings are now saved with each data base, rather than just globally:

- Unit Configuration (distance, angle, area and volume units)

- Order of Co-ordinates (East first or North first)

- Precision for display of co-ordinates, elevations, angles, distances, and volumes.

The following settings can now saved to the system as the default for new data bases:

- Display Feature settings.

The installation program has an option to install the data files that are needed when working through the printed tutorial notes:

New Transformations module

Transformation of co-ordinates between projections using the same spheroid.

Transformation of co-ordinates from one co-ordinate system to another using conformal, affine or semi affine transformations.

-Spreadsheet style editor with numerous functions and features to assist in defining transformations.

-Ability to save transformation files and recreate transformation parameters for later use.

-Ability to use control points from the same or different databases, or by spreadsheet type entry.

Utilities

Polygon Report using rounded dimensions

-Option to use rounded dimensions in the computation of the area of a polygon.

Table Colour Configuration

- Dialog box enhanced to use tab controls.

Point Identifier Configuration

-A code can now be set for construction points.

Code Tables

-A spreadsheet option is available as an alternative to the code table editor. This allows code tables to be printed.

Display Features

-Dialog box enhanced to use tab controls.

Display Model

-Now available from every task via the Display Features command.

Field Transfer

Manual Setout

-User selected output settings are now saved as a default.

-Option for the user to append or overwrite when sending to a file.

-Data can be continually added to a buffer when sending to a printer.

-Ability to set a specific direction as a backsight.

New Leica/Wild Operation Codes

-String Extension operations used to add points to the start or end of nominated strings.

Add last observed point to end of nominated string (Op Code 60)

Add last observed point to start of nominated string (Op Code 61)

Add any point to end of nominated string (Op Code 62)

-Control line/building operations used to define a control line and generate points with respect to the control line.

Define control line or end control line operation (Op Code 70)

Point by chainage and offset (Op Code 71)

Points by orthogonal building measurements (Op Code 72)

-Parallel operations used to automatically generate points and lines parallel to a nominated string.

Parallel line by measured points (Op Code 80)

Section number definition (Op Code 81)

Section offset and height difference (Op Code 82)

Parallel line(s) by predefined section (Op Code 83)

-Secant operations used to automatically generate strings or linear structures with altering thickness (eg. hedge, creek), by observing a single point at a user entered secant distance from each bend in the string or linear structure.

Start or end secant operations (Op Code 84)

Secant distance, change in elevation, secant width (Op Code 85)

Secant width (Op Code 86)

- Comments are now supported (Op code 26)

Support for the Leica TC-600 version 2

SDR formatter now supports a setup to a reference azimuth

A rectangle can now be placed on either side of a line via Wild operation code 17.

Geodimeter reformatter now permits a measurement UDS which has no feature code.

The reduction process now adds 180 degrees to the observed directions if the Instrument is changed from the face initially used.

Nikon instruments using "Nikon AP-700 survey data management" are now supported and various field operation codes are available.

Adjustment

Computation of approximate co-ordinates from resection observations is now supported.

The routine for computation of approximate co-ordinates has been enhanced.

Computations

Line Segment

-Option for the user to create lines as individual segments.

Best Fit

-Ability to create a line or arc that forms the best fit to a specific set of points.

Polygon Area

-Area is now calculated as ground area or grid area depending on the units configuration setting for distances.

Examine Co-ordinates

-For a projection, this function also displays the scale factor, the combined scale factor and the convergence of the point.

Terrain Modelling

Contour Label Lines

-A new feature that gives the user the ability to define the position of contour labels.

Breakline Segmentation

-Gives the user the ability to create and insert graded points into existing breaklines.

Arcs can now be breaklines

-Breakline segmentation can be used to generate graded points around the arc for use in modelling which can result in better contour formation.

Data Conversions

Support for the import and export of SEGP1

CAD Output

Polygon Output using rounded dimensions

-Option to use rounded dimensions in the output of the area of a polygon.

New AutoCAD Output options.

-Option for the setting of text hot points.

-"No Header" option for the creation of a DXF file.

-Option to replace all layer settings with the group name.

-Export all objects onto AutoCAD's layering system.

-Export line strings as line segments.