What's New in Version 5

Version 5 has many new features. These are listed below. For detailed descriptions, refer to the appropriate help topic as underlined.

General

New Setup program.

Version 5 automatically senses the Windows 32 bit operating system of the installation computer and all required drivers and system files needed for that operating system are automatically installed. There is no need for sourcing additional files or drivers.

The new Setup installs any of the available languages from the one set of installation disks.

Network Dongle.

Network licenses can now be protected by a Hardware Key (Dongle).

32 bit conversion.

As part of the 32 bit conversion the following features are now available.

Existing projects can be launched directly from explorer or by dragging and dropping the project on the application.

Multiple windows can be created, allowing unlimited views of the project in Plan, Long Section, and Cross Section mode.

Dockable toolbars, allowing the positioning of fully customised toolbars anywhere on the screen.

Long file names up to 255 characters are now supported.

More flexible file handling including features such as file copy, paste, rename, delete, and create folder are available in all the file handling dialogs

The following new objects are supported:

Section Markers

Long Sections

Cross Sections

Corridors of Interest

New icon tools are available for all new commands.

Descriptions now appear with the field codes in the drop down code list.

The following map projections are supported.

New Zealand map grid.

Map Grid Australia.

A New Module is available:

Profiles

This new module allows the creation, display, and editing of multiple long sections and cross section sets for output to CAD and computation of end area volumes.

Utilities

The following File command is available.

File/Save As

Files can now be saved as a new name at any time.

The following Edit commands have been enhanced.

Edit/Merge in a File

Files can now be merged into a non-empty database.

The following Maintenance commands have been enhanced:

Maintenance/Integrity Check

The integrity check is a much faster and more comprehensive process.

The following reports have been enhanced:

Report/Statistics

Now also reports on Primary and Secondary Alignments, Long Sections and Cross Section sets.

Report/Point Comparison

The point comparison now includes the comparison method and tolerance used. Also reported is the comparison distance and a flag to highlight those points that exceed the tolerance.

The following new configuration commands are available:

Configure/Status Bar

Configures a status bar.

Configure/Folders

A user definable folder now holds all user parameter files, such as Cad Output parameter files and Code Tables, allowing you to fully control the location of these files.

Another user definable folder holds a backup copy of the original SEE file before an integrity check or a conversion from a previous version is done. The user definable folder for data files is also set here.

Configure/Fonts

Define the font for characters in the display area.

Configure/Language

Set the language from those available for the application.

The following configuration commands have been enhanced:

Configure/Colours

256-colour palette is now supported.

There is now an option to configure colours for Primary and Secondary Alignments, Section Markers and Corridors of Interest.

Configuration of colours for cross section and long section windows

Configure/Tool Bars

User definable tool bars can now be created.

The following Display command has been enhanced:

Display/Features

There are new options to control the display of Cross Sections, Long Sections, Corridors of Interest and Section markers.

A new Window menu has been added to support creation and display of multiple windows of the project.

The new features include:

Creation of plan view windows.
Creation of long section view windows.
Creation of cross section view windows.
Ability to arrange all currently open windows in a cascading style.
Ability to tile horizontally all currently open windows.
Ability to tile vertically all currently open windows.
Ability to arrange all currently open and minimised windows in the bottom left hand corner of the application window.

For further information on the new Windows features please refer to the Window Commands help topic.

Field Transfer

The following commands have been enhanced:

Input/Data Recorder

Support for Leica TPS-300 series instruments.

Support for Nikon AP-700 version 2.00

Resolve/Create Field File

Multiple jobs in GSI file

Multiple jobs in a single GSI file are now supported when creating a field file.

Output/Data Recorder

Support for Leica TPS-300 series instruments.

Support for Nikon AP-700 version 2.00

Output Alignment to RoadPlus

Alignment design data can now be uploaded to the TPS-1000 RoadPlus program.

Output Alignment centre line co-ordinates to data recorders

Alignment centre line co-ordinates can now be uploaded to data recorders for setout.

Resolve/Traverses

The Traverse Adjustment spreadsheet now supports multiple nested traverses, enabling multiple traverses to be adjusted simultaneously in a single traverse file.

The reporting on traverses has also been enhanced to include error analysis of pointings when using multiple orientations and when checking the orientation at a single set up

The following Leica/Wild Operation Codes have been enhanced or added.

New Operation Codes

Operation Code -6 Moves a point along the extension of the line joining that point and the previously measured point.

Operation Code 8 Creates an arc from by specifying four points on the tangent lines and one point on the arc.

Operation Code 13 Now also allows creation of an arc by adding a third point.

Operation Code 32 Creates a symbol of the defined code on a point with its direction being defined by the direction of the current point to a previously defined point.

Operation Code 33 Creates a symbol of the currently running code with its direction and dimensions being defined by the two points and optional width.

Operation Code 73 Creates a line string orthogonal to the last 2 measured points.

Operation Code 74 Creates a new point by intersecting distances measured from the previously measured point and the following point.

Enhanced Operation Codes

Operation Code 60 The ability to add up to 4 stringable feature codes with the one operation code.

Operation Code 61Modified to permit the entry of a negative feature code.

Operation Code 70Information block 4 added to allow for the entry of a measured distance for the defined control line. This is used to compute a scale factor that is applied when using operation codes 71 and 72.

Computations

The following new Creation commands are available:

Create/Section Marker by Point

Creates a new section marker object at a point along an alignment.

Create/Section Marker by Chainage

Creates a new section marker object at a specified chainage along an alignment.

Create/Section Marker by Range

Creates a range of new section marker objects along an alignment at a specific interval and between two chainages.

Create/Corridor of Interest by Freehand

Creates a corridor of interest by freehand.

Create/Corridor of Interest by Table

Creates a corridor of interest parallel to an alignment by entering values in a table.

The following new Attribute commands are available:

Attributes/Section Markers

Set the attributes for new section marker objects.

The following new Edit commands are available:

Edit/Delete/Section Markers

Deletes section marker objects.

Edit/Attributes/Section Markers

Edits the attributes of section marker objects.

New Edit/View Edit commands to view the attributes of individual objects and change the attributes if desired.

Edit/View/Edit/Section Markers

View the attributes of individual section marker objects and change the attributes if desired.

The following new Examine command is available:

Examine/Attributes/Section Markers

Allows the attributes of an existing section marker object to be examined.

Data Conversions

Import

Import into a non empty database.

The import command can now all be used to import directly into a project that already has data objects.

Support of Text objects in IDEX

Conversions to and from IDEX have been enhanced to support the SEE Text Objects.

Negative feature codes when importing SKI data

Negative feature codes can now be used to commence a new string when importing a SKI ASCII file.

Import to SURPAC

Import to SURPAC mining software has been added.

Export

SEGP1 export enhanced

SEGP1 export has been enhanced allowing co-ordinates and elevations to be output with the decimal point suppressed.

Export to SURPAC

Export to SURPAC mining software has been added.

CAD Output

The following new commands/enhancements are available:

Settings/Codes

Enhanced tab format dialog box.

Line weight for symbols can be set.

Line weight for polygon fill can be set.

Settings/Tables/Co-ordinate

Line weight for text and lines can be set for the table.

Settings/Tables/Radiation

Line weight for text and lines can be set for the table.

Settings/Tables/Arc

Line weight for text and lines can be set for the table.

Settings/Tables/Short Line

Line weight for text and lines can be set for the table.

Settings/Legend

Line weight for text and lines can be set for the legend.

Settings/Grid

Line weight for grid labels and lines can be set.

Settings/Model

Line weight can be set for the following:

Minor and major contours.

Minor and major contour labels.

Triangle lines.

Settings/Alignment

Section markers and Plan Cross Sections have been added to the settings for alignment objects.

Output

Enhanced to allow the following:

AutoCAD DXF

Multi-line text can be exported to AutoCAD.

MicroStation DGN

Model triangles can be output to MicroStation as shapes.

Symbol lookup files now supported for MicroStation Output

You can now use lookup files for symbols when creating a DGN file. The symbol lookup allows you to replace symbol names with your preferred DGN cell names in the DGN file. The cell created still looks the same as the symbol.

MicroStation Layer lookup tables added

When exporting to MicroStation the ability to utilise a lookup table for layers has been incorporated.

Support for MicroStation cell libraries

When exporting to MicroStation the option to select a MicroStation cell library and replace symbols with MicroStation cells has been added.