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Monday, December 23, 2013

CDS 2.5.3

When implementing string fills and hatches. Command was ignored if layer string was on was not upper case - fixed.

Monday, December 2, 2013


Interactive CDS jobs on your Android and Apple phone or tablet in the field. CDS now includes an option to create an HTML5 file of the job. This may sound underwhelming but in fact it allows you to do a myriad of operations in the field on all of your latest mobile devices such as Android mobile phones and tablets, Apple devices such as Ipad's and Ipaq's, as well as Blackberry and Windows RT etc.

From the file menu - Export HTML and copy the html file to your mobile device. Open up the file in your mobile web browser and view the job as well as query points, list points and do joins. This is an initial release and more features are coming; including interfacing to your devices GPS. This may entail a new device specific App.

A new web page will be created shortly that will give you more details on how to run on your device, including recommendations on accessing the data file via the cloud using Dropbox, Icloud etc.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ezigrade 2.0.23

Have added in the ability to export directly to Google Earth from Ezigrade. Find from the File menu. There is also an option to export color shading in height bands if it is setup.

Friday, October 11, 2013


When doing a query, join etc doing a pan or zoom would break the rubber band line. Also you could not previously do a pan or zoom in the middle of drawing a selection polygon.

Creating a dwg of piling job could debug - no fixed.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ezigrade 2.0.22

Some issues with large flat fields. There could be steps in the field.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ezigrade 2.0.21

Couple of reports are now put out when a smooth surface has been created. It always worked when a plane solution was calculated.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Chainage Offset Report. A number of improvements:

  1. Dialog doesn't pop up over the icon buttons
  2. Icon button added. A green CO 
  3. Able to reverse if doing a cahinage and offset to two points
  4. Can select string segment and use these two points with other points selected
  5. Added in highlight lines showing calculated points. Done automatically when doing an output.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ezigrade 2.0.20

Made it easier to find a "Agguide" .path file

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Las files were not being displayed properly if they contained more than 15 traces.

When creating a DWG the LAS trace is not put out as a single polyline. Much easier to select and change color, line weight, layer etc.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


A number of improvements:

(1) For skew sections you can now select points on the screen with a road number,chainage and offset. Click on the "selected points" button to setup the table automatically.

(2) On Point Parameters Screen DOP for Height was appearing as DOl.

(3) Multi-cross sections were not coming out in different colors when in Export DWG drawing.

(4) Section Plotting 
We were getting an extra vertical line one the right hand side of the label box. Now fixed.

(5) Selecting Strings with a warning. Now works.

Ezigrade 2.0.19

(1) Conversion from lat/lons to UTM coordinates was broken. Started using the wrong format for the lat and longs from a shape file.

(2) When creating a level-guide ascii file, the field was not showing up if you failed to give the fields a name. Default values are now created automatically.

Monday, September 16, 2013


When doing profile plot we have added in the ability to display eastings, northings as well as descriptions. This is additional to existing display of codes, areas, volumes etc

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ezigrade 2.0.18

When doing variable ascii input the point number for every point was not incremented if no point number field was imported.
Now displays appropriate bearing and grade of point when moving the mouse.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


When running Autoroad functions with input units in feet and database units in meters; the input was being picked up in meters.

When doing a join from point to line or point to string and database units were meters and output in feet, then for these options the distance displayed was in meters.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


When creating LandXML alignment for export to Leica instruments, Leica Machine Control and Trimble instruments. When putting out profile the curve height was being exported rather than the IP height.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


When displaying "by layer" elements on layer's displaying "None" attribute could actually display some nonsensical value.


When doing a print preview or print out using shade triangle options then the output could fail. It was happening when a legend was specified but position was set at NULL.

Friday, July 26, 2013


When calculating in points you can swap between radiate and traverse mode at any time. Simply tick the radiate button when radiating and leave blank when traversing. When traversing the from point is automatically updated with previous point calculated.

When creating LandXML Eplan CDS now supports multi-part parcels.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


For Leica GSI import. If using a code block (code 41) to set point code then now works if code block is before the shot block (code 11)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ezigrade 2.3.37

The axes now have arrows at each end and the X axis is now labelled for clarity.

The user can now control whether smoothing carries across boundaries of sections. If the link between sections is set as common then smoothing occurs. If not set the smoothing only uses common points in the same section.

To set the link - first select it and then from the Fields menu click on the "Toggle Common Links" and if link is not set then it becomes common. If  the link is already set as common then it is unset.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Can now export a valid LandXML file in NSW ePLan format. We still need to streamline the process to make it for user friendly.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Can now view and print/plot numeric fields as a graph. The fields in Prolog can accept both alpha and numeric values. For example it is common practice to rate weathering as a factor between 0 and 10. If you only enter numbers in this field then Prolog can display a graph as well as print/plot and create a DWG output.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Can now enter in a RQD value as a length. This can be converted into a percentage from the

Edit - Convert RQD Length's to Percentages. The percentage is calculated from the thickness and is entered in the form RQD = 10% for example. You can also convert back using the appropriate menu item.

Also from View field there is a new dialog that displays holehole characteristics such as total depth and core recovered etc.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


When renumbering points. If the first point in the database was part of a string then the string definition is not updated properly for this point.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


When importing a dwg/dxf now have the option of converting any text to a point with a point code set to the text value.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ezigrade 2.3.36

The color legend for partial landgrading has been reversed.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Bug when opening files from 2009 and previous. Now fixed.

Monday, April 8, 2013


GPS Pickup, Comms port's that are recognised has been increased from 8 to 64. Many of the serail to USB converters wont give you a virtual comms port less than 8.

Monday, March 11, 2013


When exporting variable ascii. Could fail if exporting all the attributes in the database. Now fixed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Minex pck file - setup which field is used seam or ply and whether description or code is put out.

First field header (normally Lithology) was cutting name off after 10 characters when displayed on the screen.

Monday, February 18, 2013


The display of design contours has been improved. To show them from the view menu - toggle the "Design Contours". They are automatically calculated and displayed.

Also if you now select a section node and drag it the Design Contours are automatically updated when you finish the move.

This is handy if you wish to do a design were you are trying to match contours along different sections.


Ezigrade now allows you to specify a link as common. This means Ezigrade will adjust the common sections to create two planes that match along the specified common edge. The process is as follows. The planes of best fit are calculated for both sections. Along the common line a common point is approximated at both ends of the line. This point is an average but pro-rata taking into account the respective areas. Each field is then hinged around the common line to correct for cut and fill.

The common link is shown in red. To set this first click on the link which is turned green. Now click on the  Fields - Link Attributes menu item (More options are to be added here). Link is now made common. To reset it select it again and rerun. It is toggled.

The design contours above show common contours.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


CDS now supports LandXML input from Leica total stations. In particular the survey component has been supported and a stadia file is created with CDS.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


When doing print or creating dwg. The hatch pattern was being based on a start point of 0,0 rather than lower left point of the rectangle to be hatched. Also if using hatch width of 12.5 mm then scaling hatch by 1.25.

When importing spreadsheet data entry's such as "SS   " ie trailing or leading blanks was not matching input codes. We know trim blanks front and back.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Hatch patterns created by "hatchkit" a 3rd party hatch creation / editing program were not being printed properly. Now works.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CDS 2.4.2

String Attributes for printing and plotting. The text color's were not being displayed properly.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CDS 2.4.1

Quality Assurance - remove duplicate points. This was sometimes missing points and needed to be rerun a number of times. Fixed. Have also added in an option to check heights and remove null height point if selected.

Plotting to DWG. 3D arc plots - sometimes last segment of the arc was missing - fixed.