Leica Geosystems - Incident Mapping Suite
IMS Map360 Release Notes
Posted by on 25 September 2015 02:04 PM

Release History

IMS Map360 1.0 Release (v1.0.3.2659) - September 14, 2015

IMS Map360 1.0a Release (v1.0.4.2759) - October 6, 2015

IMS Map360 1.1 Release (v1.1.5.3753) - May 13, 2016

IMS Map360 1.2 Release (v1.2.1.4823) - December 30, 2016


Important Notes

Activating or Updating your USB License Key

If you are licensing IMS Map360 for the first time you will need to activate your new USB License Key using the USB License Manager program on a computer with internet access.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of IMS Map360, you will need to update your existing USB License Key using the USB License Manager program on a computer with internet access.

If you are upgrading to IMS Map360 from MapScenes 2008 or newer, you will need to update your existing USB License Key using the USB License Manager program on a computer with internet access.

If you are upgrading to IMS Map360 from MapScenes 2006 or previous, you will need to activate your new USB License Key using the USB License Manager program on a computer with internet access.

A copy of the USB License Manager program is automatically installed with IMS Map360, or it can be downloaded from our online Helpdesk system and installed separately onto another computer which has internet access.

Please refer to the following topic for detailed instructions about activating or updating your key.

You may or may not be required to update your USB key to run certain service pack updates. For a detailed explanation of the Customer Care Package (CCP) and how we use product version numbers and USB keys, you can can refer to the following online article.

If your Customer Care Package has not yet expired, you can use the USB License Manager to update your key to work with the most current version. You can confirm the expiry date for the CCP by going to the About screen found in the Help menu. Each USB License Key has its own Customer Care Package, so if you have multiple keys it is possible that they may each have a different expiry date.

If your Customer Care Package has expired, you can phone us at 1-888-632-8285 to renew it. Without a current Customer Care Package, you will not be able to update your key to work with the latest version.

MicroSurvey Transfer Program for Evidence Recorder Users

Evidence Recorder users need to download a copy of the MicroSurvey Transfer program to simplify the process of transferring Evidence Recorder projects between your data collector and MapScenes.

If you have a copy of MicroSurvey Transfer already installed from use with MapScenes 2010 or previous, you will need to update it to recognize IMS Map360. Previous versions of MicroSurvey Transfer will NOT show IMS Map360 as a sync option in the Options screen.

MicroSurvey Transfer can be downloaded from our online Helpdesk system.

Note: A copy of Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows XP or earlier) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista or newer) must be installed before MicroSurvey Transfer can be installed. Both can be downloaded free from Microsoft or from the MicroSurvey helpdesk.

MicroSurvey License Server for Network License Users

Users who have purchased a network license will need to install a copy of the MicroSurvey Network License software.

If you have purchased a Network License and are setting it up for the first time, you can download the Network License Server application from our online Helpdesk system.

The MicroSurvey Network License Server program has not changed significantly since the release of MapScenes 2008. This is only necessary for users who are setting up a network license for the first time.

Note: You will be required to enter a password in order to install the Network License Server.

System Requirements

IMS Map360 is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.

IMS Map360 does not have any hardware requirements above and beyond what is required by your version of Microsoft Windows, aside from a compatible video card for the 3D rendering and animation engines.

Please refer to this online article for a list of compatible video cards.

Software Requirements

IMS Map360 Point Cloud extension requires that the following prerequisite software packages be installed:

  1. Required: Leica Cyclone 9.1.1 (or newer)
  2. Optional: Leica Client License Manager (CLM) 1.4 (or newer)
  3. Optional: Leica JetStream 1.0.1 (or newer)

Please visit www.leica-geosystems.com to download these Leica products. A registered account is required.

Leica Cyclone must be installed, but it does not have to be licensed. IMS Map360 will be fully functional with an unlicensed version of Cyclone.

Leica Cyclone and Leica JetStream are licensed independently from IMS Map360, by entering an entitlement certificate ID into the Leica CLM application.

Windows XP Notes

Windows XP End of Support

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. According to Microsoft, "After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Running Windows XP SP3 ... in your environment after their end of support dates may expose your company to potential risks" as detailed on their website here and here.

Until April 8, 2014, MicroSurvey Software Inc. will continue to develop, test, and support all of our products for Windows XP, providing that all third-party components still support Windows XP.

After April 8, 2014, MicroSurvey Software Inc. will no longer use the Windows XP operating system for any development, testing, or technical support. After this date, Windows XP will be completely unsupported. While our products may or may not continue to operate without issue beyond this date, using an unsupported operating system is not recommended and any issues that are specific to an unsupported operating system will not be addressed.

Windows Vista Notes

Windows Vista End of Support

As of January 1, 2016, Windows Vista is no longer supported.

Installation of IMS Map360 v1.1 or newer requires Windows 7 or newer.

Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Notes

Run as Administrator

You must run the program at least once elevated with "Run as admininstrator" access, even if you are already logged in with an "Administrator" account on the computer.

After this is done, it can be run by any user on the computer, including those who don't have administrative accounts.

To accomplish this, once the program is finished installing do the following:

  1. Right click on the IMS Map360 icon.
  2. Choose "Run as administrator".
  3. Select "Yes" on the "User Account Control" dialog when prompted to allow the program to make changes to your computer.

What's This? Help

If you wish to use the "What's This? Help" feature, you may need to download and install an update from Microsoft. Please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information.

Please note that the main Help files will work without this update.

Online Resources

Release Notes

For a current version of this document, please visit the Leica Incident Mapping Suite Helpdesk.

Technical Support

Leica Geosystems provides free 24x7 self-support to all users via the Leica Incident Mapping Suite Helpdesk where you can find knowledgebase articles, downloads, and a troubleshooter. This is a good starting point for any problems that are not answered in your Help file and Manuals.

For technical support, please visit the Leica Incident Mapping Suite Helpdesk to submit a helpdesk ticket to our technical support staff. If you do not have internet access you can phone our office at 1-888-632-8285 and a ticket can be entered for you.

Technical Support is provided free of charge for 90-days following the purchase of your Incident Mapping Suite product. Following this introductory period, additional technical support is available via your Customer Care Package (CCP).

To purchase or renew your CCP, please phone 1-888-632-8285 or visit our online store at http://ims.leica-geosystems.com.



IMS Map360 1.0

Release Date: September 14, 2015

Initial Product Release

IMS Map360 is an all-new product; it is not a direct upgrade from MapScenes Forensic CAD.

Please visit the Leica Incident Mapping Suite website for a detailed description of IMS Map360.

For former MapScenes users, the following information details what has changed since MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013.

New Features

Powered by IntelliCAD 8.1
IMS Map360 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 8.1. IntelliCAD 8 is a major release and includes 2015 .dwg file format support for both 32-bit and native 64-bit platforms. New features include layer states, layer filters with search, quick select, 3D orbit, additional grid capabilities, Collada (.dae) file import, MrSID MG4 compressed raster image support, and more.
More than 2500 issues have been resolved since the IntelliCAD 7.2d release which powered MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013. These include performance enhancements and improvements to the user interface, printing, text, dimensions, entity snapping and tracking, and more.
See below for additional details about what's new in IntelliCAD 8.1.
Sketch, Advanced, and Legacy Modes
IMS Map360 comes with three flexible and customizable workspaces, specially designed for the varying needs of different users.
Sketch mode provides a modern ribbon interface, with everything you need to import or enter forensic data and create a simple 2D or 3D diagram.
Advanced mode provides a modern ribbon interfacem with a fully-featured CAD program along with hundreds of additional forensic mapping tools.
Legacy mode provides an older style menus-and-toolbars interface that will be familiar to previous MapScenes Forensic CAD users.
Powered by Leica EpcA
IMS Map360's Point Cloud extension is built on the latest Leica EpcA engine , and is compatibile with Leica Cyclone 9.1.1 and Leica JetStream 1.0.1.
Leica EpcA is the same point cloud engine that powers other Leica applications including Cyclone and CloudWorx.
Point cloud data in various formats from other manufacturers can be imported.
Point Cloud in CAD
Point Cloud data is now displayed directly within your CAD display, and you can snapped to the point cloud points using standard CAD tools.
Dozens of new point cloud tools are now available for working with your point cloud data.
The external Point Cloud Line Work window which was used in MapScenes Forensic CAD is no longer available.
Interactive Drawing Templates
Interactive templates allow you to easily visualize your printed diagram before you print compelling documents.
Import Collada Models
Import .kmz or .dae models downloaded from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, an online repository containing millions of 3D symbols.
Trajectory Cones
Draw 3D bullet trajectory cones from your measured trajectory rods, with a specified error tolerance and customizable layer and color properties.
Bullet Path Reconstruction
Reconstruct 3D bullet paths and draw trajectory lines and error cones, with a specified error tolerance and customizable layer and color properties, from a point cloud containing scanned trajectory rods.
Witness Viewpoints
Configure views of your 3D scene to corroborate or disprove witness statements about what they could or could not see during the incident.
Import LTI QuickMap 3D
Import .csv files from LTI QuickMap 3D, including coordinates and line connectivity informations.

Enhanced Features

AutoMAP Plotted Descriptions
ASCII Export:
A new "Use Plotted Description" option has been added to the Export ASCII commands which will write out the AutoMAP Plotted Descriptions in place of the Descriptions.
Type ASCII_OUT at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Export ASCII Points or Lat Long File.
Active Coordinate Editor:
An optional "Plotted Description" column can now be enabled in the Active Coordinate Editor.
Type COORDEDIT at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Active Coordinate Editor.
Single Point Editor:
A new "Plotted Description" field has been added to the Single Point Editor dialogs.
Type EDITP at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Store & Edit Points, or with your grips off click on a point node or label.
AutoMAP Substitution Codes
Access field-coded parameters directly from your point descriptions and use them to control the Layer, Symbol, and other fields. (Previously available only in the Plotted Description field.)
Substitution codes use the same syntax as introduced in MicroSurvey CAD 2013 for the Plotted Description field, and include $0 to substitute the code, $1-$9 to substitute the first through ninth space-delimited parameter following the code, $+ to substitute all parameters following the code, $* to substitute the entire description including the code plus all parameters, and $$ to substitute a literal "$" character.
For example, specify a Layer name like $1 and a block name like TREE_$1.DWG in AutoMap to dynamically place TREE points like TREE OAK and TREE ELM on OAK and ELM layers with TREE_OAK.DWG and TREE_ELM.DWG symbols.
Type AUTOMAP_EDITOR at the command line, or in the menus select MsTraverse > AutoMAP System > AutoMAP Library.
Google Earth KML Export
Additional details are available in the Point and Line/Curve details, including point coordinates and line and curve information.
New style options are available for specifying the point icon, icon size, and label size.
Type WRITEKML at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Export to Google Earth.
Leica DBX Import
Import Leica Codelists, and add its contents to your AutoMAP library.
Import "Ghost Point" setups, where the project starts with a setup that was established in a different project.
Type DBXIN at the command line, or in the menus select MsTraverse > Read Collector Files In > Leica DBX > Import Leica DBX.
Line Tables
Use point IDs to specify which lines you want to added to a Line Table.
Type LINE_TABLE at the command line, or in the menus select MsAnnotate > Add Tables > Add Lines to Table.
Vehicle Specifications Database
Scene Analysis tool contains the most recent vehicle specifications database (v2015.1), which includes all 1971-2015 models.
The vehicle specifications database is compiled by the Collision Investigation and Research Division of Transport Canada.
Type ANALYSIS at the command line, or in the menus select MsTools > Scene Analysis.

Important Fixes

  • [D6374] Active Coordinate Editor - When switching drawings in CAD, the Active Coordinate Editor may not switch to that of the current drawing.
  • [D6773] Active Coordinate Editor - When saving a drawing as a new name, the Active Coordinate Editor may not switch to that of the new drawing.
  • [D6726] Animation - When using the Record Movie button, the Browse dialog's title bar text text is not displayed correctly.
  • [D6852] Best Fit Line/Curve - The Updatedb, Move option does not work with alphanumeric point IDs.
  • [D6963] CAD Lines Dialog - Clicking on a line while viewing a drawing from along the X or Y axis can cause the program to crash.
  • [D7139] CAD Lines Dialog - The Angle field has been relabeled as Azimuth or Bearing depending on your unit settings.
  • [D6826] Database - The .msz database file can be created with an incorrect path offset for the temporary .msj database folder, which can cause various errors when reading data from an .msz file.
  • [D7090] Database - Creating a new drawing, when an .msj folder of the same name already exists, causes the new drawing and database to be out of sync.
  • [D6492] Drawing Refresh - The screen does not always update when using the Zoom buttons on the Single Point Editor, or when drawing lines from the CAD Lines or CAD Curves dialogs.
  • [D6889] Help Files - The Microsoft Translator widget used in the Help files started generating script errors and has therefore been removed.
  • [D6509] Import Leica DBX - "Ghost Point" setups (where the setup was established in a previous project) are not imported.
  • [D5909] Independent Point Numbers - IPN labels not displayed when in a UCS.
  • [D5522] Polylines - The Delete option in the PEDIT (Edit Polyline) command does not appear at the command line.
  • [D5676] Polylines - Selecting a polyline can cause the program to stop responding.
  • [D6892] Surface Modeling - Drawing a Grid can cause the program to crash.
  • [D7279] Triangulation - Descriptions entered for triangulated points are not maintained.

New Features in IntelliCAD 8.0

Working with Files
Open, save, and work with .dwg files of version 2014.
Import Collada (.dae files).
Improved support for DGN overlays, Civil3D, ADT, and mechanical object enablers.
Attach MrSID MG4 compressed raster images.
Performance Enhancements
IntelliCAD is available in 64-bit in addition to 32-bit.
Increased cursor speed.
Improved PDF export performance and reduced resulting file size.
Improved performance for multiple sessions on multi-core machines.
Improved Print Preview zoom performance.
Viewing Drawings
The grid can be drawn as lines or dots, can display beyond the drawing extents, and can be adaptive, which includes automatic resizing and subdivision based on the zoom level.
The Dynamic Viewpoint command was enhanced to include multiple ways of selecting a point from which to view three-dimensional entities.
The 3D Orbit command allows you to orbit a drawing, that is, rotate the view. Commands includes Constrained Orbit, Free Orbit, Continuous Orbit, Constrained X Orbit, Constrained Y Orbit, and Constrained Z Orbit.
Manage layers with layer states.
Search for layers by name.
Filter layers.
Layer properties include Transparency and Viewport Freeze.
New Layer Tools menu and toolbar.
Rendering interface redesigned and enhanced.
Complete rendering features are now available.
More New Features
CUI menu files supported.
Many user interface enhancement features, including more efficient menu and toolbar organization, slimming of toolbars to create more drawing space, and more.
Many improvements to paperspace, such as UCS icon changes, ease in which modelspace viewports are created, and more.
All color assignments for screen items, such as background color, icon color, etc., can now be made by choosing Tools > Options > Display tab, then clicking Color Scheme.
New Quick Select command.
Tip of the Day now displays as an event in the corner of the main window when IntelliCAD starts.
Improved grip editing for dynamic blocks.
Image Attach command supports embedded world file data in MrSID image files.
New PRINTOPTIONS command for easy accessibility to Print Options.
New XOPEN command to allow quick editing of attached xref files.
New Draw Order options to quickly push back or bring forward annotation and hatches.
Enhanced CUSTOMIZE command eases menu and toolbar customization.
System Variables

New Features in IntelliCAD 8.1

Working with files
Open, save, and work with .dwg files of version 2015.
Open .dgn files by converting them to .dwg files.
Attach point cloud files.
IntelliConvert command added.
Export .dgn files.
Performance enhancements
Multi-core support for opening and regenerating files, which provides 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers.
ACIS In is now available in IntelliCAD Standard versions.
User interface
New ribbon interface that can be used with or without the menus.
New icons throughout IntelliCAD.
Updated status bar, including ability to single-click (instead of double-click ) status bar items.
Autocomplete commands when typing at the command line.
Updated Properties pane.
Support for workspaces.
Color schemes are now available.
New Publish command.
New ability to print to DWF/DWFx files.
New ability to print to PNG and JPG files.
Advanced options added for print stamps.
Viewing drawings
New support for annotation scaling.
Working with entities
New Helix command.
New Revision Cloud command.
New XPLODE command.
Tab through commands when hovering over a grip.
New Z-axis orthomode support.
New Match Properties Options dialog box.
New Text to Multiline Text command.
New dialog box for the BLOCK command.
New 3D entity commands: Loft, Sweep, Polysolid.
New Set to ByLayer command.
System variables

Important fixes in IntelliCAD 8.0

The following list details some of the 1100+ fixes that were implemented since the 7.2d release.

Open and save files
Audit command fixed for redundant text entities.
Several fixes to prevent leftover screen pixels or empty screen portions during zooming and dragging.
Display of hatches improved.
Several fixes to cursor display in different scenarios.
Several fixes for Zoom Extents.
Several fixes for display issues when zooming in.
Improvements to 3D solids display.
Full Render fixed when using with a UCS different from WCS.
Selection and entity editing
Fixed snapping to 3D solids in blocks.
Fixed node snapping in xref drawings when PDMODE is non-zero.
Fixed grip editing for splines created from polylines.
Polar tracking guides fixed for new drawings.
Improved speed and accuracy for hatching while using Select Area.
Fixed calculation of hatch lines enclosed by a circular arc.
Fixes for calculating hatch areas and boundary hatches in different cases.
Fixed hatching of visually closed polylines.
Fixed boundary detection for boundaries off screen.
Text and multiline text
Fixes for multiline text positioning.
Several fixes for the Find command.
Improvements to TrueType Font selection for printing.
Fixed issue when printed dashed area did not match print preview.
More fixes
Fixed ability to toggle wipeout frames for wipeouts that are part of blocks.
LIST command fixed for vertices of 2D and 3D polylines.
Flatten command fixed for 3D polylines (converting to 2D polylines) and for misplacing entities on the current layer.
Shape names from SHX files are no longer case-sensitive.
RGB colors fixed during PDF Export.
Offsetting fixed for spline entities.
Fillet command fixed for polylines with arc segments.
Fixed MATCHPROP for dimensions and viewports.
Draw order fixed for copied entities.
Fixed lineweight "adjust display scale".
Fixed MIRROR3D when using in NWUCS.
Scale accuracy fixed when inserting an image and using a positioning file.

Important fixes in IntelliCAD 8.0a

The following list details some of the 100+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.0 release.

Working with drawing files
Fixed reported cases where files could not be opened properly.
Issues with exporting to DWF format fixed.
Fixed cases when extra lines were added while using the Text command.
Fixed issues with outputted multiline text.
Improvements to Multiline Text editor, including ruler display and cursor starting point.
Modifying entities
Fixes during move and dragging operations.
Flatten command improvements.
Fillet command fixed when using for non-convex polylines and also when FILLETRAD is greater than an arc's possible radius.
More fixes
Point clouds are now supported.
LIST command fixes for point cloud entities.
Quick Select dialog improvements.
Several fixes for layer filters.
-PURGE command includes regapp option.
Fixed crash scenario when switching to 3d hidden, realistic, or conceptual view in large drawings.
Fixed image display in some cases when FASTIMAGEDRAW is set to 0.
Customization added to Tools > Options > Paths/Files tab for placing script locations that are to be used during startup.
Fixes for working with .cui menu files.
APPLOAD dialog contain .NET plug-in filter.
ETRACK fixed when working in NWUCS.
Color setting in .pc3 files fixed.
Angular dimensions fixed for non-coplanar lines.
Zooming fixed for PDF OLE objects.

Important fixes in IntelliCAD 8.1

The following list details some of the 1300+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.0a release.

In the View Manager, fixed restoring a view after using Edit Boundaries.
Several issues fixed for working with a grid.
Fixed hatch result for dynamic blocks
Shape of hatch fixed when exploding and copying
Fixed crash when selecting complex hatch areas in some cases.
Text and multiline text
Fixed errors with Korean fonts.
Fixed issues with MTEXT that was missing underlined text in some cases.
Fixed editing MTEXT with European keyboard layout.
Fix for %% codes.
Print configuration is fixed when extracting from a .pc3 file.
Fixed various issues with printing certain entities, including hatch transparency, oblique text, and hidden paperspace entities.
Fixed issue for irregular viewports that cause large increase in print size.
More fixes
Fixed issue with LAYFRZ for blocks.
Fixed dimension associativity after copying.
Extend and Trim commands now properly work with blocks using the ALL option.
Fixed specified angle usage for VIEWCTL.
Incorrect attribution data after exploding a block is fixed.
Several fixes for working with customized .mnu files.
Several fixes for filleting when working with splines, polylines, and two circles.
Fixed perpendicular snapping when working with requested angles.
Fixed the use of snapping when using Zoom > Window.
Fixed issue with changing 3D polyline vertices using grips.
Fixed using From Entity Snap in layouts.

IMS Map360 1.0 Update (v1.0.4)

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Important Fixes

  • [D7527] Point Cloud Extension - Cannot do a Window or Crossing Selection within the extents of a point cloud.
  • [D7528] Point Cloud Extension - After updating the point cloud display, the wait cursor (hourglass) may not go away until the mouse is moved.
  • [D7529] Point Cloud Extension - Snapping to points is slow in large clouds.
  • [D7539] Point Cloud Extension - CWREGEN command should only update the current view.
  • [D7540] Point Cloud Extension - The entire cloud may disappear after a dynamic view change while running another command.
  • [D7543] Point Cloud Extension - A check for Cyclone 9.1.1 (or newer) was added, and notifies the user of potential compatibility issues with older versions.
  • [D7556] Point Cloud Extension - Cannot snap to points within an active layout viewport.
  • [D7571] Point Cloud Extension - Erasing the point cloud entity could cause the program to terminate unexpectedly. The POINTCLOUD layer is now kept locked to prevent selection.
  • [D7572] Point Cloud Extension - Copying the point cloud entity could cause the performance issues when snapping. The POINTCLOUD layer is now kept locked to prevent selection.
  • [T1960] Point Cloud Extension - Modified the Regen Cloud command to run invisibly while inside another command.
  • [D6989] Global Mapper / HxIP - Drawing Extents are incorrect when a drawing containing a globalmapper object is first opened.
  • [D7046] Global Mapper / HxIP - Drawing Cleanup Wizard can cause the program to crash when drawing contains globalmapper imagery.
  • [D7554] Global Mapper / HxIP - An error message can occur when adding a data source, after all data sources have been deleted.
  • [F2820] Global Mapper / HxIP - An option has been added to the image layer manager, to specify whether a Zoom Extents should be done when adding new imagery.
  • [D7555] Google Earth Export - The IMS Map360 website link was incorrect in an exported .kml file.
  • [D7557] New Scene - When creating a new drawing, the option to select a template file did not work.
  • [D7551] Symbol Librarian - Search notifies you that 7333 matching symbols were found (although the actual search results are correct).
  • [D7542] Witness Viewpoints - Precision of witness and view positions was insufficient for use with large UTM/SPCS coordinates.
  • [D7549] Witness Viewpoints - A crash can occur when loading views that were created with the View Manager.

IMS Map360 1.1

Release Date: May 13, 2016

New Features

Powered by IntelliCAD 8.1b
IMS Map360 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 8.1b
IntelliCAD 8.1a and 8.1b collectively include over 240+ fixes since the IntelliCAD 8.1 release which powered IMS Map360 v1.0.
See below for additional details about what's new in IntelliCAD 8.1b.
Scanner QA Protocol Reports
A QA Protocol Report that validates that your Leica ScanStation scanner is operating correctly can be generated.
Two-face scans performed on a Leica Target will result in a report showing the difference between the target coordinates as computed on each face.
Scans performed on a Leica Twin Target will result in a report showing the differences between the target dimensions as scanned and the target dimensions as independently calibrated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Enhanced Features

3D Orbit
Set a specific point to use as the center of rotation.
Reset a previously Set point to use an automatically determined center of rotation based on the current view.
The center of rotation that is automatically determined has been improved to ignore objects that are outside the current view.
A point that is set as the center of rotation is retained until it is changed or reset, instead of having to be Set again in each 3D Orbit operation.
Global Mapper / HxIP
Automatic regeneration of imagery streamed from a WMS or other online server can be toggled off to improve performance via the new Global Mapper Auto-Regen toggle.
Manual regeneration of imagery streamed from a WMS or other online server can be triggered via the new Global Mapper Regen command.
Symbol Librarian
Add a new symbol directly into the selected folder in the symbol library.
Import an existing drawing file into the selected folder in the symbol library.
Edit the selected symbol in the symbol library.
Delete the selected symbol from the symbol library.
Duplicate the selected symbol in the symbol library.
Collada Import
Now supports importing zipped Google Earth / Collada files (*.zip).
Default file filter now shows all supported filetypes (*.dae;*.kmz;*.zip).
LTI QuickMap 3D Import
Now supports AutoMap Library to control the layer/color/etc for imported points and linework.
Scene Analysis
Vehicle Specifications Database has been updated to v2016.2 which includes 2016 and some 2017 models.
Valtus Store
Easy access to purchase aerial imagery from the Valtus Online Store has been added.
Insert Picture
Added a new option to insert pictures with a numbered bubble icon.

Important Fixes

  • [D7715] Crash Recovery Wizard - Unloading an Xref unexpectedly causes the Crash Recovery Wizard window to be displayed.
  • [D6844] Crash Recovery Wizard - Importing a .dwf file unexpectedly caues the Crash Recovery Wizard window to be displayed.
  • [D7716] DBX Manage - The DBXMANAGE (Manage Imported Databases) command could cause the program to terminate unexpectedly.
  • [D7734] Global Mapper / HxIP - Coordinate Systems defined with a datum of "None" were not supported.
  • [T2000] Insert Camera - The camera block has been modified such that the filename attribute is now hidden.
  • [D7706] Licensing - A disconnected USB license key cannot be reconnected without restarting the program.
  • [D7665] Licensing - A locally installed USB Network License Server causes the number of available licenses to be displayed incorrectly.
  • [D7666] Licensing - A network license that becomes unavailable during program startup can cause the program to launch abnormally.
  • [D2392] Linework - Trimming or Breaking a Smart Line does not correctly remove the EED data from all remaining segments.
  • [D7695] Linework - Objects that are selected during various commands such as the CAD Lines Dialog, CAD Curves Dialog, Single Point Editor, and other commands are not automatically unselected on completion.
  • [D7674] Linework - Lines and Arcs could be inadvertantly deleted by clicking and holding the mouse down on them such that it performs a zero-length drag-and-drop.
  • [D7573] Point Cloud Extension - The List command is interruped if the selection set includes an EpcAEntity object.
  • [D7575] Point Cloud Extension - Applying a Clipping Fence in a JetStream database at large coordinates does not work correctly.
  • [D7688] Point Cloud Extension - Purging a point cloud from the drawing does not remove the now-empty pointcloud entity.
  • [D7745] Ribbon - Point Cloud and Animation commands are now hidden from the ribbon/menus/toolbars if they are not licensed.

Important fixes in IntelliCAD 8.1a

The following list details some of the new 100+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.1 release.

Working with drawing files
Fixed reported cases where files could not be opened properly.
Fixed several issues for working with .dgn files.
User interface
Fixed toolbar appearance and text display at high display resolutions.
Several fixes for working with the ribbon.
Fixed resizing of floating toolbars.
Fixed display issue when using UNDO after a hatch grip edit.
Fixed associative boundary hatches when a boundary is a polyline.
Corrected hatch boundary associativity when dragging a hatch, using a grip point, and canceling changes.
Several more hatch fixes.
More fixes
Fixed display issue when inserting external references.
EXPLODE command enhanced.
Fixed reported crashes for difference scenarios when using the EXPLODE, PLOT,
Enhancements made to working with workspaces.
Fixed group designation for the -TOOLBAR command.
Fixes for grip editing.
Fixed display of viewport properties in the Properties pane.
Fixed the default option for the PYRAMID command.
Fixed PASTEORIG when working with multiple layouts.
Fixed Zoom Extents when displaying multiline text.

Important fixes in IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8.1b

The following list details some of the new 140+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.1a release.

Working with drawing files
Fixed reported cases where files could not be opened or saved properly.
Fixed several issues for working with .dgn files.
Fixed lineweights issue when exporting to a .pdf file.
User interface
Several fixes for working with the ribbon, including: ribbon display, ribbon color when TBCOLOR=0, combobox controls, and more.
Fixed display of user interface elements when using a large display resolution.
Several fixes for toolbars and separators.
XPLODE command was added to the menu, toolbar, and ribbon.
Fixed reported issues with grips, including: grip points in PERSPECTIVE drawings, hatch grips, and working in the command bar while grip editing.
Fixed issue with entity snapping in perspective view.
More fixes
Fixed issue when using SCALELISTEDIT.
Fixed use of Reset All in Customize dialog box.
Fixed use of Reset on the Options > Profiles tab.
Fixed issue with workspaces after importing a .cui file.
Fixed the setting of different locations for an annotation block in different annotation scales.
New BCOUNT command was added.
Fixed printing images with different Brightness settings.
Fixes for XPLODE command.
Fixes for Match Properties.
New CORK, STARS, HONEY, and HOUND hatch patterns were added.

IMS Map360 1.2

Release Date: December 30, 2016

New Features

Powered by IntelliCAD 8.2a
IMS Map360 1.2 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 8.2a.
IntelliCAD 8.2 is a major release that includes more options added to existing features that export 2D .pdf files, export .bmp files, and attach underlays; new in-place multiline text editor; new support for maximizing and minimizing viewports; and various other new commands such as BCOUNT, IMAGEFRAMEMODE, FIELD, and TEXTTOFRONT. IntelliCAD 8.2 also includes improved performance when working with complex blocks, panning and zooming, exporting to .pdf files, and more.
IntelliCAD 8.2a is a maintenance release that contains over 125 improvements and fixes since the IntelliCAD 8.2 release . Improvements in IntelliCAD 8.2a include various fixes for external references, the user interface, and many more, as well as small additions such as new RIBBON and RIBBONCLOSE commands and a new FILTERS command.
In addition, more than 975+ issues have been resolved during the IntelliCAD 8.2 and 8.2a product development cycles.
See below for additional details about what's new and fixed in IntelliCAD 8.2 and 8.2a.
Animation Extension
Animations and Scene Flythroughs are now previewed and recorded directly within your CAD display.
Animations and Scene Flythroughs now include all data displayed in the drawing, including point clouds, aerial photographs, and more.
The external Animation Player window which was used in MapScenes Forensic CAD is no longer available.
HemoSpat Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
HemoSpat bloodstain pattern analysis software is used to calculate the area of origin for impact patterns at crime scenes. HemoSpat is available at www.hemospat.com.
Two new commands have been added to IMS Map360 that streamlines and simplifies the dataflow between IMS Map360 and HemoSpat. HemoSpat version 1.10.0 or newer is requires.
The new "Export HemoSpat Exchange" command writes transformation paramaters for walls that were scanned or measured in the current drawing file, for use in HemoSpat for exporting georeferenced vectors.
The new "Import HemoSpat Vectors" command reads and accurately inserts vectors that were exported from HemoSpat as a .dxf or .dae file.
Cloud Storage Support
Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and other cloud storage and synchronization services are now supported.
Open and save your drawings directly in your favourite third-party cloud storage service's folder.
A subscription to a third-party service(s) is required, it is not provided by or through MicroSurvey in any way.

Important Fixes

  • [D7952,D7994] Adjust Symbol - The Adjust Symbol command does not correctly position the adjusted symbol.
  • [D7839] Adjust Symbol - The Adjust Symbol dialog did not display with the correct background color.
  • [D7858] Animation Extension - After recording an .avi file, it is now opened in your default media player.
  • [D7860] Animation Extension - Telemetry text did not appear in a recorded .avi file.
  • [D7859] Animation Extension - The Playback View indicater did not change from Static to the selected camera.
  • [D8038,D8042] Animation Extension - Overwriting an .avi file that is in use could cause the program to terminate unexpectedly.
  • [D8037] Animation Extension - While recording an animation, the progress dialog showed the incorrect total number of frames.
  • [D8031] Animation Extension - Clarified a confusing message when recording a flythrough animation with no moving symbols.
  • [D7863] Baseline/Offset - If the drawing file is renamed the previous measurements file will no longer open.
  • [D8169] Evidence Log - Locking a point clears the History flag in the Evidence Log.
  • [D8029] Hexagon Imagery Program - Corrected a typo in the GM_SAVEIMAGE command for saving HxIP Imagery to a file.
  • [D8089] Evidence Recorder - "Error: Invalid input. Please try again." and "Error vertical scene NR7 unable to open raw database file"
  • [D7997] Insert Picture - Clarified the scale factor setting by adding a % label after the input field.
  • [D7959] LTI QuickMap 3D - Added support for importing 2D files that do not contain any elevation data.
  • [D8072] LTI QuickMap 3D - Added support for importing vehicle line coding.
  • [D8072] LTI QuickMap 3D - Added support for F and M unit settings in addition to the previous FG,FD,MG,MD unit settings.
  • [D8072] LTI QuickMap 3D - Now reads the "Note" and "Name" fields for the imported point's description and note respectively. These were previously reversed.
  • [D8052] LTI QuickMap 3D - After import the Zoom Extents no longer causes an "Unable to recognize entry" error message.
  • [D7925] Point Cloud Extension - The QA Protocol Report incorrectly lists the Face1-Face2 dX,dY,dZ deltas for any Two-Face Scans as the Face1 X,Y,Z coordinate values.
  • [D3087] Point Cloud Extension - The QA Protocol Report has received various improvements.
  • [D7926] Point Cloud Extension - The QA Protocol Report now honours the "Use XYZ Notation" and "List E,N(X,Y) Format" system toggles.
  • [D7928] Point Cloud Extension - Clipping Inside a Rectangle or Polygon at large coordinates in a Cyclone database does not work correctly.
  • [D8130] Point Cloud Extension - Some points could be missing from the display, resulting in subtle shadows around or behind scanned objects.
  • [D7800] Point Cloud Extension - A purged point cloud may not immediately disappear if the drawing is in a non-plan view.
  • [D7794] Point Cloud Extension - Some commandline options presented in the CWWORKPLANE command were not recognized.
  • [D8212] Point Cloud Extension - The POINTCLOUD layer is no longer locked automatically so the the points are displayed with full brightness instead of being partially faded.
  • [D7965] Ribbon - Surface Color Settings command was missing from the Surfaces ribbon in Advanced mode.
  • [D8168] Ribbon - Replaced the Arc Dimension button with Radius Dimension in Sketch mode.
  • [D8036] Ribbon - A Dynamic View Control button was added to the View ribbon in Sketch mode.
  • [D7864] Triangulation - Filenames shown as gibberish in command line error message.
  • [D8048] Multilanguage - The workspace names Sketch, Advanced and Legacy could not be translated.

New Features in IntelliCAD 8.2

Working with files
Export to a 2D .pdf file now includes new compression modes, image clipping, and gradient hatches.
For .pdf, .dwg, and .dgn underlays, new support includes monochrome, fade, background color adjust, show, and show clipped properties.
Export to a .bmp file now supports visual styles.
Performance enhancements
Increased performance when working with many external references.
Increased performance for PDF creation and reduction of resulting .pdf file size.
Increased selection performance in drawings with complex blocks.
Improved pan and zoom speed for very large drawing files.
New CACHEFILES will externally cache layout data to enhance layout switching performance and memory usage.
New multiline text editor allows you to edit multiline text in place. However, not all multiline text features are implemented in the new editor. To switch to the older dialog box version of the multiline text editor, set the MTEXTED system variable to "oldeditor".
New Field command allows you to create a field as multiline text.
Working with entities
New dialog box for the REFEDIT command and new -REFEDIT command.
New dialog box for the ARRAY command and new -ARRAY command.
New TEXTTOFRONT command moves text, dimensions, and leaders to the front of other entities.
Viewing and rendering drawings
Users who previously used Ctrl + Left mouse click and drag to orbit the drawing should now use Shift + Middle mouse (or wheel) click and drag to orbit. Ctrl + Left mouse click and drag now supports the standard Windows copy selected entities feature. Simply Ctrl + Left mouse click and drag a selection to make a copy.
New commands VPMAX and VPMIN allow you to maximize and minimize viewports.
More features
The Properties pane now supports more entities and additional properties, such as light entities and light properties, material properties, etc.
The ribbon now includes context sensitive menus, menu groups, panel expanders, CUI versioning support, ability to show/hide panels and tabs, and can be customized using the CUSTOMIZE command.
Entity snapping for underlays are now accessible using the Options command.
New BCOUNT command counts the number of blocks in a selection set.
New IMAGEFRAMEMODE command controls whether image frames are visible and printed.
New command line version commands: -MENU and -MENULOAD.
System variables

Important fixes in IntelliCAD 8.2

The following list details some of the 850+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.1b release.

Working with files
Fixed incorrect deleting of 3D solids when auditing files.
Fix for exporting a file that contains large images to PDF.
Several fixes for 3D orbiting.
Polar tracking fixed when rotating the view and UCS.
Editing entities
Fix for stretching thick lines.
Fixes for offsetting entities, including specific issues with offsetting polylines.
Entity snaps
Fixed incorrect snap being detected when using certain combination of snaps.
Fixed Parallel snap not being detected in some cases.
Fixed selection after grip dragging and using a snap typed in the command line.
Fixed incorrect printing of borders for wipeouts and raster images.
Fixed issue when printing to a file or a .pc3 file and applying print settings to a layout.
Fixed issue with $DATE$ in print stamps.
Fixed units issue when printing to legal size on specific printers.
Several fixes for the Publish command.
More fixes
Many fixes in the Customize dialog box.
Several fixes for annotative entities.
Several fixes for the HYPERLINK command.
Several fixes for working with images, including a fix for changing the scale of an image using the ENTPROP command.
Fix for matching properties of leaders.
Ribbon and toolbars now support .png images.
Fade property can now be set for underlays, blocks, and locked layers.
Several fixes for Tip of the Day.
Fix for BROWSER command.
Fixed display of nested external references in the Xref Manager.
Fixed prompts for the REVCLOUD command.
Fix for displaying Chinese text.
Several fixes for grip editing, including the grip option "Convert to arc", grips for polylines, and grips for dynamic blocks.
Fixed issue when creating a polar array using a region.
Fixes for Select All command.

Important fixes in IntelliCAD 8.2a

The following list details some of the new 125+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.2 release.

Editing entities
Dimscale for leaders is now editable in Properties pane.
Fixed ability to select all entities for a cutting point when trimming hatch entities.
Entity snapping
Fixed snapping issue to zero-length polyline.
Fixed snapping to point nodes when PDMODE!=0.
Fixed display of entity snaps after a layer freeze.
In certain scenarios multiline text disappeared while editing. This issue has been fixed.
Revised the format of the panel layout for multiline text.
Fixed Apply to Layout option when using Print Preview.
Fixed issue with missing text during printing and print preview.
Fixed viewport content that was previously printed at the wrong scale.
External references and blocks
Fixed issue with nested xrefs.
You can now double-click a block or external reference to run the REFEDIT command.
Fixed a display issue with user defined dimension arrows in an external reference.
More fixes
New Direct Distance Entry feature allows you to enter a distance in the direction of your cursor when specifying the next point.
Implemented RIBBON and RIBBONCLOSE commands.
The UNDO and -PAN commands are fixed while using a maximized viewport (VPMAX command).
MVIEW scale and view location are fixed while using the VPMAX and VPMIN commands.
Fixed DDEDIT command for editing the format of dimension text.
Fixed issue with the TIME command.
Fixed how IntelliCAD Explorer updates the list of layers when filtering layers.
Fixed CTRL+J and CTRL+M to repeat the previous command.
Implemented the FILTERS command.
Fixed issue with display of Korean fonts.
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