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Friday, February 26, 2010


Plotting and Display sections: settings for line type, color and line thickness were missing. Right click in profile view and select plot parameters.

Reference coordinates in profile view were not displaying when doing road works by road number. Fixed.

Road plot parameters. Was not listening to the design tick box; and putting out one to many box's in section plot or export.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Old style roadworks using database points.

now: If a code is specified in road parameters then we get a profile only.

If no code specified then we can have a profile and sections

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


When entering or changing strings the string can be saved immediately after a paste command into the edit box from the clipboard. Before nothing changed unless some further input was done.

Layer combo box added to points add, points alter and strings add and strings change. New layers can now also be added from these and also easier to select an existing layer.

If select two or more points on the screen then when you right click you see the option to automatically string the points together. The string automatically goes into layer "lots" and default id of string### If you need to change then simply right click on string after it is created and change it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


feature coding - sing feature code library entry such as V would not pick up codes that included attributes. For example V-MU23

Importing data. Import program sometimes doesn't find cds2 program - a better error message added to help find the problem.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Feature code library and creating strings. Code library used to create strings in the order that points were picked up and went into the database.

It now does them in point number order. Most people wont see a difference as point pickup is normally in increasing point numbe order.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Exporting of ESRI shape files. Polylines are now supported.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


When interpolating profiles and sections; some section points were not being calculated. They were the result of a triangle edge that was exactly vertical.

When creating profile of an arc sometimes the arc start point was repeated at a distance of the arc diameter alon the profile.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Communications program

Comms program to download and upload files from Total Stations etc. The allowable comm's ports has been raised from 8 to 16. Some USB to Serial cables default to comms port 14.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Further tweaking of screen display of text. We have added a tick box to the plot parameters - point parameter tab called "Text Height on screen". If this is ticked height displayed on the screen is identical to the text height printed or exported.

If it is unticked the text height on the screen reflects the text height set in options - view - text height.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Plot and display parameters are automatically stored to hard disk. When we open a new job these parameters are applied rather than hard coded initial defaults.

When creating a new string the layer is set to 0 rather than defaulting to no name.


Bug fix when displaying profiles based on road numbers. Can now use the same road number for each profile with a unique code.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


When adding in new field edges; existing field section's tended to get screwed up.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Some tweaking the way job is displayed on the screen.

When displaying job "my modes" the text color is taken from the layer the point is on; not the text color defined in options - view - screen text.

When displaying job "by layer" minimum text size is now capped. This avoids the problem that if font size gets too small windows automatically displays the text at a larger size which makes the job hard to see.

Friday, February 5, 2010


The Join Dialog has been enhanced.

Segment to Distance has been added. Click in two points that define a line or click on an existing string. The 2 end points of the segment clicked are entered. left click on a third point. We report a distance and bearing of closest point on this line segment

We have also entered in some short cuts to bring up the Join Dialog. Select 2 points on the screen. Right click for menu item and click on the Join option.

Select 3 points on the screen - right click and the option to report the distance from the line segment between the first 2 points and the third point is displayed.

Select a String and a Point - right click and the option to display the minimum distance between the string and the point is displayed.


Bug when creating ESRI shape files - points only fixed.