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Release Notes - ESurvey CADD - Contour Module

ESurvey Contours is merged into ESurvey CADD - Refer to ESurvey CADD Release Notes ESurvey CADD Release Notes

VERSION 10.14

RELEASE DATE: 01-08-2013

All the bugs reported till 31-07-2013 fixed.

VERSION 10.10

RELEASE DATE: 18-07-2012

General/Essentials:     Minor Bugs reported in version 10.00 is fixed

VERSION 10.01

RELEASE DATE: 10-01-2013

All the bugs reported till 09-01-2013 fixed.

VERSION 10.00

RELEASE DATE: 17-12-2012

This new version of ESurvey Contours, Version 10.00, released on 17-12-2012 is incorporated with extra features and improvements which are listed below:
GENERAL/ESSENTIALS:
  • Sample files moved to File menu for quick access.
  • Live presentation team viewer is available in Help menu. Customers can now see presentation from ESSIPL team.
  • Menu gets loaded automatically within cad software when we load ‘LoadEsurveyCAD’ file.
  • Minor bug related to drawing generation problem from ESurveyCAD interface is fixed
IMPORT:
  • Now you can import Break lines for contour generation and earthwork computations
CONTOURS:
  • Break lines can be considered for separate surface calculations.
  • Grid calculation from reference point.
  • Contours can be exported to 3D both in CAD and Google KML for Visualization.

VERSION 5.25

RELEASE DATE: 16-05-2012

This new version of ESurvey Contours, Version 5.25, released on 16-05-2012 is incorporated with extra features and improvements which are listed below:
What is new?
  • New Server Based Licensing System has been introduced for Soft Key Registration.
  • Now Block Levels can be generated at the Boundary Lines.
  • Now curves generated in the Contour are smoother than earlier once.

VERSION 5.10

RELEASE DATE: 23-09-2011

This new version of ESurvey Contours, Version 5.10, released on 23-09-2011 is incorporated with extra features and improvements which are listed below:

WHAT IS NEW?

  • Now, ESurvey CAD works with open office. Select Microsoft Excel or Open office and set it as the Default Spread sheet.
  • Default Layer colours have been changed.

VERSION 5.00

RELEASE DATE: 07-07-2011

This new version of ESurvey Contours, Version 5.00, released on 07-07-2011 is incorporated with extra features and improvements which are listed below:
WHAT IS NEW?
  • Globalization of the product is made. Different country based regional settings for support has been added.
  • Product can be installed in any directory.
  • Introduced Quick Launch of commands and Look up table for all lisp commands.
  • Now Menu, Ribbon, Help and Quick launch of commands can be loaded just by loading a single lisp.
IN CONTOURS
  • 3D Surface is introduced in CAD.
  • Now annotation can be done using Fence option.
Now team viewer can be accessed directly via Product, from a short cut under help or using Start-> Program->ESurvey->Team Viewer

WHAT IS IMPROVED?
  • Temp path directory can be set in desired directory.
  • Lock updater will get installed in Common files in C:\Program files\Common files\E survey directory) it can be accessed via Start->Program files -> ESurvey -> Lock Updater.
CHANGED CONCEPTS
  • Now Menu loading using a separate lisp (menuload.lsp) is dropped. Only by loading ‘LoadESurveyCAD” Lisp, menu and ribbon can be loaded.
  • Now Temporary folder need not be c:\Eurvey\Temp. User can specify any directory as temporary directory by setting it using Set Temp Path (Start-> Program->Set Temp Path).
  • Free utilities and More Lisp concept is dropped from ESurvey CAD. Now all free Utilities and most of the More lisps are available in ESurvey Lisps.
  • ESurvey CAD specific More lisps also gets loaded when “LoadESurveyCAD” Lisp is loaded. Please run “Quick Command Help” to know the functions available.
  • Contour Annotations will be generated only at endpoints. Other options are removed.
GLOBALIZATION: Now Product works with any setting of country in Regional Setting.
  • List Separator – “,”,(“;”)
  • Decimal Separator – “.”, (“,”)

VERSION 4.51

RELEASE DATE: 24-12-2010

This new version of ESurvey Contours, Version 4.51, released on 24-12-2010 is incorporated with extra features and improvements, which are listed below:
WHAT IS NEW?
  • Works with Bricscad
  • Works with GstarCAD
  • Now contour drawing can be viewed in 3D
  • Some minor Bugs are solved

VERSION 4.5

RELEASE DATE: 12-08-2010

'ESurvey CAD’  version 4.5 released on 12-08-2010. ‘E SurveyCAD’ now combines 3 Products TopoDraw, Contours and Earthwork. TheSection, Interpolate and E QuickSections modules have been dropped.

WHAT IS NEW?
  • Keep Existing Feature introduced in ESurvey CAD Surface import Screen allows users to import data from multiple survey data file into single data file
ESurvey CAD Release  No.

CONTOURS : Export different contour lines to different layers while exporting to CAD, so that users can change the line type or color of the lines

ESurvey CAD Release No.

Contour Area Calculation is introduced
ESurvey CAD Release  No.

MORE LISPS Two more lisps are added under More Lisps Category.
  • Joining 3D Lines: Two 3d Lines having common end points can be combined to form single 3d line
  • Incrementing Contour: Elevations can be assigned to consecutive contours with given interval
UTILITIES Traverse Correction and Field Book now runs only from Utility Menu not from Explorer

WHAT ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS?
  • All the reported bugs till date are solved
  • Many icons changed to maintain uniformity and better look and feel across the software
  • The Ribbons and Menus in CAD are rearranged and revised
  • While importing surface points CSV, Excel option need not be selected
WHAT IS DROPPED? CSV / Excel to be removed from Surface Import Screen (General)

MORE LISPS
  • Among AutoCAD Based Lisps OverKill.lsp is dropped as part of setup

VERSION 4.02

RELEASE DATE: 08-07-2010

'ESurvey CAD’  version 4.02 released on 08-07-2010, and it incorporates many new features.
WHAT IS NEW?
  • E SurveyCAD is now made ZW CAD compatible
  • E SurveyCAD is now made 64bit compatible  so that it can be installed in Windows 7 also
  • No. of lisps in More Lisp directory is increased to 13
  • Grids in Contours can now be drawn at any given angle
ESurvey CAD Release  No.

WHAT ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS?
  • Interpolation now works much faster (Almost 10 times faster)
ESURVEY CAD UTILITIES Traverse: Helpful for distributing the traverse error among each point depending on selections such as distribute error (only distance, only angle or both) using proven distribution algorithm.

WHAT IS DROPPED? ESURVEY CAD UTILITIES GPS Data Conversion utility is dropped

VERSION 4.00

RELEASE DATE: 20-05-2010

'ESurvey CAD'version 4.00 was released on 20-05-2010, and it incorporates many new features"E Survey CAD" is a comprehensive product developed by combining 4 individual Products E TopoDraw (Version 1.20), E Contours (Version 2.05), E Earthwork (Version 2.02) E Interpolate (Version 3.02) and a new module ‘Section’.
WHAT IS NEW?
SECTION MODULE It is a Simple section generation tool to create section generation from Excel / CAD Data.
  • Importing and exporting data from CAD and Excel
  • Print option is available from software
  • Area and volume calculation using trapezoidal method
  • Report generation in Excel
ESURVEY CAD UTILITIES
  • Field Book: Takes field book data as input data and generates excel format as output data to generate sections, contours etc
  • Plot Ready: Printing settings can be made and section wise drawings can be arranged and accordingly printing can take place
  • Bulk Plot: batch plotting of drawings can be done
  • GPS Data Conversion: Converts universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates to latitude/longitudinal and vice versa
WHAT ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS?
CONTOUR MODULE Section can be generated from a line drawn on the contour; generation of the section is faster. Value will get interpolated even if part of line is outside the boundary, interpolated value outside the boundary will be in different layer (layer2). Section Settings are now included in contour menu in AutoCAD.

PREVIOUS RELEASE NOTES FOR RESPECTIVE PRODUCTS:

VERSION 2.04

RELEASE DATE: 01-02-2010

The new version, 2.04 of E Contours released on 01-02-2010, incorporates many new features.
WHAT NEW CHANGES ARE DONE?
  • Reported bugs are fixed
  • Unwanted Interpolate options are dropped

VERSION 2.03

RELEASE DATE: 30-10-2009

The new version, 2.03 of E Contours released on 30-10-2009, incorporates many new features.
WHAT NEW CHANGES ARE DONE?
  • Unwanted Interpolate options are dropped

VERSION 2.01

RELEASE DATE: 30-09-2009

The new version, Version 2.02 of E Contours released on 30-09-2009, incorporates many new features.
WHAT NEW CHANGES ARE INCLUDED? 1. reported bugs are fixed The new version, Version 2.0 of E Contours released on 15-09-2009, incorporates many new features.

WHAT NEW FEATURES ARE INCLUDED? FASTER The new version of E Contours works much faster compared to previous version. It is contended that time required for generating contours is atleast 5 times lesser now.

PLOTTING FROM E CONTOURS DIRECTLY Now it is possible to scale and print the drawings directly from E Contours without having it to export it to any other CAD Software. Just click on ‘Preview’ on the top of the Viewer.
ESurvey CAD Release  No.
Configure all the print settings like Scale, Paper size from within this screen. Then, select the printer and click Print to print the drawing.

NEW MENU FOR GENERATING CONTOURS IN CAD Now, for generating contours in CAD, a new menu has been provided. With this menu, the contours can be generated just by clicking a menu option instead of running a lisp every time. ESurvey CAD Release  No.

BETTER VIEWER
The new version of E Contours incorporates a CAD like viewer with much more powerful zooming facility. ESurvey CAD Release  No.
With this viewer, the contours can be zoomed in greatly to observe even the minutest objects or texts. The Preview is now more dynamic and powerful with Layerisation that supports renaming of layers along with other layer settings.

OTHER MINOR INTERFACE CHANGES The Color and Layers button in the earlier version has been replaced with the Layers and Settings option located above the viewer.

WHAT IS DROPPED? In the CAD output settings, options for selecting display layers are dropped. Now the same display layers that are selected in the interface are used instead.

VERSION 1.0

RELEASE DATE: 15-06-2009

E Contours, released on 15-06-2009, is used for generating contours. The objective of E Contours is to generate smooth contours in the simplest way.

SALIENT FEATURES

GENERATES CONTOURS FROM CSV OR EXCEL FILE ESurvey CAD Release  No.
Generate Contours either in Contour generation Interface or CAD Package.
  • Generates contours very easily from data available in Excel or CSV file. Data available in both Excel and CSV form can be imported to E Contours for contour generation. Few points among imported data may be eliminated for contour generation
  • Generates contours for interval of user’s choice. The interval for generating contours can be specified before contour generation
  • Contour Identification Contours can be marked as Major / Minor or Contours color can be gradually changed
  • Specific Contours It is also possible to draw contours for specified contour value
CONTOURS CAN BE GENERATED FROM CAD PACKAGE ESurvey CAD Release  No.
  • Generate contours from CAD package. In CAD, generating contours is just a 3 –step process
  • Detailed Layerisation
  • Contours can be annotated at End points, midpoint, and at regular interval. After the contours are generated, they can be annotated at endpoints, midpoint and at regular interval. Also, optionally lines can be trimmed around annotation text
INTERPOLATING OPTIONS
Introducing new interpolating options like Interpolate at given point, Interpolate at Intersection Points.