Metes and Bounds Change History
[New][Pro] Added the ability to view layer attributes in a grid.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to show Attributes as a floating list.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to create a new layer based on an offset from an existing line.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to close a layer by Distance-Distance Intersection.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to create a new layer by picking two endpoints and using Distance-Distance Intersection.
[New] Added the ability to "roll up" Degree<enter>Distance text entries into an azimuth call.
[New] The curve entry form can now calculate the radius from the arc length and central angle.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with Replace Unit Type not working with calls created with Z, I + or -.
[New] Search results can now set the returned layers as visible and hide all other layers.
[New][OSX] The disk image is now code signed.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with layer attributes: Owner, Tax ID, Date of Sale, Seller and Buyer, not exporting to KML and SHP properly.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with the Set Other Layers POB Lat/Long form not working properly with layers that do not have any x,y offset.
[Fix] Fixed an issue where exporting KML with the Use First Call as POB box checked would cause the main drawing to show the first call as visible, even though it is marked as invisible.
[Fix] The Use First Call as POB KML export setting now remembers is last setting.
[Fix] Fixed an issue where exporting KML with the Use First Call as POB box checked would not work when exporting the current layer only.
[Imp] Improved rotating layers.
[Chg] When exporting KML with the Use First Call as POB box checked, the Use First Call offset is now applied to lat/long waypoints.
[New][Pro] Added 10 layer attributes.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to export all visible layers in a single shapefile.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to search call labels, waypoint descriptions and attributes.
[New][Bas] Added the Number Pad Data Entry mode.
[New] Added the ability to set the fill options, layer captions, line options, endpoint options, floating call lists and floating endpoint lists for a selection of layers.
[New] Added the ability to set a default scale for background pictures.
[New] Added the ability to rotate floating pictures.
[New] Exporting KML can now include the layer attributes.
[New][Pro] Importing a shapefile will now prompt for which field to use for a layer's name.
[New][Pro] Importing a x,y shapefile with over 2,500 layers will now prompt the user with filter options.
[New] Added a menu option that will hide layers based on if they are currently on the screen or not.
[New][Bas] Added the Estimate Layer Overlap calculator.
[Imp] Importing x,y shapefiles is now faster.
[Imp] When set to use large scales, the new grid layer will accept sizes up to 158,400 feet.
[New][Pro] Can now import and export Shapefiles(.shp).
[New][Pro] The lat/long waypoints form can now import waypoints from KML files.
[New][Pro] The lat/long waypoints form can now import waypoints from a CSV file.
[New] Added a search field to the Text Entry Form.
[New] The call label form can now limit the list to just calls that have a label.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to export the current layer to SVG format.
[New] In the main call list, calls with a call label now have a slight blue hue.
[Imp] Various performance improvements.
[New] Added the ability to remove the x,y offsets created by moving the background picture with the mouse.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to use a layer's line color when exporting to KML.
[New][Pro] KML export can now set line transparency.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to set the POB Lat/Long for multiple layers from a single lat/long, based on the x,y offsets of the layers, including layer rotation.
[Fix] No longer requires an angle to be entered when creating a rotated layer by flipping horz. or vertically.
[Fix] No longer requires the current layer to have a lat/long value with exporting all visible layers as KML.
[New] Compass point entries can now use 1/2 points and 1/4 point calls.
[New] Added compass points to the data entry form.
[New] Added the Getting Started tutorial.
[New] The most recently added call is now visible in the call list box after it is added and the list box has a scrollbar.
[Fix] Rotating a layer now handles hidden calls better.
[Fix] The measurement line now always draws over floating pictures.
[Fix] The measurement tool menu is now enabled as long as the drawing contains at least 1 call or the background image has been set, even if the current layer does not contain any calls.
[Fix] Renaming a layer when using tabs now renames the layer across all tabs.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with deleting a layer when using tabs.
[Fix][Win] Fixed a Windows printing bug when printing a printer centric drawing without first opening any other forms.
[Imp] The Free version now does a better job of showing what features require the Basic or Pro versions.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to add a new grid layer.
[New][Pro] DXF files with multiple polyline entities can now import each entity to a separate layer.
[New] Floating Layer Info boxes can now have a solid/shaded background.
[New] Right-Clicking on a Floating Layer Info box now allows you to select it as the current layer, hide it, or hide all other layer info boxes.
[New] Floating endpoint boxes can now be highlighted with the layer's fill color.
[New] Floating lists can now be edited by right-clicking on them.
[New] Added the ability to right-click on a layer to center and zoom to that layer.
[New] Floating Text Blocks can now have a transparent background.
[New] Floating Text Blocks can now be edited by right-clicking on them.
[Chg] No longer relies on QuickTime for saving pictures.
[Fix] Minor update.
[New] KML Importing can now import all layers in a KML file at once.
[New][Pro] Endpoint x,y can now show decimal points.
[New][Pro] The floating endpoint list can now show decimal points for x,y values.
[New] Added the ability to scale a background image by measuring the image's scale marker.
[New] Added the ability to resize the background image.
[New] Replaced MSR Maps with 3rd Party Imaging.
[Fix] Fixed a redraw issue on the background picture editing form when using scrollbars.
[New] The Screen Centric printing form now allows the user to adjust the drawing's offset and scale to better fit in the printing window.
[New] The About Box can now show the last four digits of the serial number and renewal codes.
[New] Floating pictures can now set their z-level to background.
[New] Added the ability to find a curves radius from a tangent length and delta angle.
[New] Added USGS National Map Viewer as a target for map images.
[Imp] The DMS Angle to Decimal Angle calculator can now handle angles such as "87 degrees 36 minutes 09 seconds".
[Imp] The Chord Bearing curve entry can now handle bearings such as "South 87 degrees 36 minutes 09 seconds East".
[New] Added the ability to enter calls as azimuths and distance (Z 215:10:15 300).
[New][Pro] Added the ability to align layers via Lat/Long.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to approximate the radius of a curve from the chord length and arc length.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to include leading invisible calls when creating a reversed call layer.
[New] Added the ability to get a total of interior/exterior angles for a layer.
[New] Added the x,y offset values to the Set Layer Offset form and to the Floating Layer Info form.
[New] The View All Layers X,Y form can now set all layers to the same x,y values.
[New] Added the ability to convert the unit type for all line calls in the current layer.
[New] Added the ability to replace the unit type for all line calls in the current layer.
[New] The Call from Two Endpoints form can now copy the call to the clipboard.
[New] The Azimuth to Bearing calculator will now handle minutes and seconds (215:10:15).
[New] Bearing calls can now be converted to Azimuth calls.
[New] Added triangle waypoint icons.
[New] Section Finder can now save/print the picture even when no section calls are present as long as a grid overlay or text checkbox is selected
[New] The layer order list now shows invisible layers in red.
[Fix] Rotating a layer now keeps precision for values less than a foot.
[Fix] Right-Clicking on a call to set the call label now works for all call types.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with "I" angles entered on the main window that contained fractional feet.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with floating text blocks not showing up properly on the bottom half of the screen.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with floating pictures when x,y waypoints were also in use.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with creating New layers resetting the drawing level settings back to the saved defaults for a drawing.
[Fix] Fix an issue with saving settings.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to calculate the area of a layer based on line width.
[New] Internal angles can now be converted to bearing calls.
[New][Pro] The background picture rotation can now be adjusted on the background picture form.
[New][Pro] Can now calculate a layer's declination based on two calculated points and two measured points.
[New] The background image can now be moved without having to tie it to a layer and move the layer.
[New][Win] The SPCS form can now open .txt files.
[Imp] The Section Finder can now handle exceptions that are entered on the right-hand side as well as on the left.
[Fix] Changing the unit type now marks the file as dirty.
[Fix][OSX] Fixed a potential ErrorCreatingToolbar bug.
[Chg][OSX] Fixed a potential permissions issue with saving preferences and registration information.
[New][Bas] The main window can now accept section calls and route them to the Section Finder.
[New][Pro] The main window can now accept section calls and create a metes and bounds drawing from it.
[New] Added the %d placeholder that returns todays date.
[New] The title block form can now set the data to the new dynamic date or to a custom date.
[New] Added the "Return to POB" option to the Data Entry forms line direction options.
[New] Added the ability to hide or delete the original layer when creating a new layer by rotation.
[Fix] When exporting to KML, the lat/long values will be converted to US formatted decimals.
[Imp] The Section Finder can now accept calls in this format: "E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4".
[New][Pro] Added the ability to create x,y waypoints from a layers name and area settings.
[New] Added %12 and %13 placeholders: layer name and area.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to set a layer's POB lat/long value from another layer's endpoint lat/long with the option to rotated the layer first.
[New][Pro] Added the merge layers tool.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to create a new layer that reverses the direction of the selected layers calls.
[New][Pro] The rotation value on the KML export can now be entered by hand.
[New][Pro] When exporting to KML, each layer can now have its own rotation value.
[New][Pro] X,Y CSV files can now be imported by the SPCS import form.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to import call lists in the form of "Ln n12e; 100;".
[New] Added the ability to enter calls in the Compass Point Heading Format (NExN 100).
[Fix] Exporting as KML now remembers the users last settings better.
[Fix] Creating a rotated layer no longer changes the user entered angle value.
[Fix] After creating a new custom layer, the cancel button now changes to close.
[Fix] The add new layer box now closes after right-clicking to create a new "return to call" layer.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with opening a saved file with a layer that has no name.
[Fix] The main canvas no longer expands past the status bar if the centric popup menu is used to choose the exiting setting before choosing the opposite setting.
[Fix] The auto-scale/zoom feature now works even if there is a layer with no calls in it.
[Imp] Importing x,y points can now handle files with quotes and internal commas.
[Imp] When opening and saving layers, the layer name being created/saved is now shown in the statusbar. This is for drawings with a large number of layers.
[Chg] Added additional information to the registration forms.
[Fix] Title Block style #4 no longer includes the number of calls in the calculation used for determining the height of the title block.
[Fix] No longer pops up extra messages when doing certian Lat/Long calculations.
[Fix] The call drawing tool now works properly when a layer has been moved via the mouse.
[New] The toolbar can now be customized.
[New][Pro] Added the call drawing tool.
[New] Added title block style 5.
[New] The default drawing origin can now be set in the preferences.
[New] Floating text blocks can now have their font set.
[New] The large plot checkbox now increases the amount that the plot can be zoomed into as well as zooming out.
[New] Now looks online for available updates.
[New] Exporting a call list can now include the unit type.
[New] Added Tutorial #7.
[Fix] Title Block styles 3 and 4 no longer take invisible layers into account when deciding how tall to draw the title block.
[Imp] Added more keyboard shortcuts to common menu items.
[Imp] Can now use Close, Auto Close or Autoclose to create a call that returns to the POB.
[Chg] New icon for data entry form. Old data entry form icon is now used for call drawing tool.
[New] The SPCS to Layer form now sets the layers POB x,y if the SPCS values are in feet.
[New] QuickTime can be bypassed when saving a picture by holding down the control key.
[New][Pro] A call can now be set to be the POB call by right-clicking on it in the call list.
[New] The SPCS to metes and bounds call can now import a P,Y,X,Z CSV file.
[New] Can now export endpoint x,y coordinates as a P,Y,X,Z CSV file.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with the scrollbars causing layers to jump to the clicked corner instead of scrolling.
[Fix][OSX] Exporting a snapshot when QT is not installed now saves the image as png instead of pict.
[Fix][OSX] Exporting a section finder picture now saves the image as png instead of pict.
[Fix][Lnx] Will now bring up the Linux Registration form when registering from the Drawing Wizard.
[Fix] The labeling on the SPCS to Layer form is now correct.
[New] Layers can now be hidden by right-clicking on them and choosing Hide Layer from the popup menu.
[New] Added the ability to find the metes and bounds call between any two endpoints of a layer.
[New] Added the ability to pull a lat/long value from any layer's endpoint lat/long when setting a layers POB Lat/Long.
[New] The SPCS to MAB Call form can now accept entries in feet.
[New] Can now create a new layer from a series of SPCS values.
[Fix] Improved KML Import.
[Fix] The area calculation under the Calculate menu now respect the View Settings decimal points setting.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with floating endpoint lists not showing the POB lat/long.
[Imp] Updated the routine for calculating the distance between two lat/long points.
[Imp] Calculating a lat/long point from a point and a line now uses the Haversine formula instead of the Rhumb line.
[Imp] The endpoint to POB lat/long convertor now uses the Haversine formula instead of the Rhumb line.
[Imp] Converting Section Finder to MAB with Lat/Long now uses the Haversine formula instead of the Rhumb line.
[New] Added a way to enter calls in a "word processing" style editor.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to create a new layer from an existing layer based on the Compass Rule for closing errors.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to export Compass Rule data for a layer.
[New][Pro] Entering "Curve" will now bring up the curve entry form.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to import certain types of DXF files.
[New] Added the ability to enter calls as internal angles.
[New] Added the ability to print the call lists.
[New] Added Title Block Style 4. This title block shows plot information for each layer, but does not show any of the layers calls.
[New] Added an interface for editing the call labels.
[New][Pro] Most curve entries can now be entered in meters.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to show endpoints as + signs.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to show endpoint "external angles"
[New] Added the plus sign and the box waypoint icons.
[New][Pro] Can now create x,y waypoints for either the internal or external angles only.
[New][Pro] Can now duplicate an x,y waypoint.
[New][Pro] Can now create x,y waypoints from endpoint station numbers.
[New][Pro] Entering "Line" will now bring up the line entry form.
[New][Pro] Entering "POB" will now create a call that returns to the POB.
[New][Pro] Entering "@" will now bring up the new layer form. Entering @, followed by a name will create a new layer with that name.
[New] Invisible calls can now be created by using a leading "/"
[New] Distance unit types can now be defined by entering the full distance type text when adding a call.
[Fix] Updated the google maps link so that passing the lat/long to google maps now works again.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with creating a new return to call layer when the current layer wasn't the first layer.
[Fix] The floating call list "show call number" checkbox now shows the correct state.
[Fix] The letter H can now be entered in the main call entry box as long as the shift-key is being pressed.
[Fix] Adding a Missing Call using the Data Entry form no longer permanently disables the length field.
[Chg] Title Block style 3 now marks invisible calls with / instead of *.
[Chg] Import X,Y to Layer now automatically uses the current layer if the current layer has no calls and creates a new layer if the current layer contains calls. The user use to be prompted.
[Chg] Exporting to DXF now exports up to 3 decimal points in all formats.
[Chg] Adding x,y mid-line waypoints with calls now uses the display text instead of the call text.
[New] Added the ability to see the original layer along side the suggested layer change on the layer analyzer tool.
[Fix] Selecting Analyze Layer from the right-click popup menu will now analyze the right-clicked layer instead of analyzing the current layer.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to Analyze a Layer for options to fix closing errors.
[New] Rotating the background picture can now be entered in degrees.
[New][Pro] When creating a rotated layer, the call labels can now be set to the un-rotated layer calls.
[New] The main call list now shows the call labels.
[New] Floating Call Lists can now show the call labels.
[New][Pro] Added a menu to the call list right-click menu to create a new return to call layer from the selected call.
[Fix] Layers with fill turned off will no longer have their fill turned on when opening a saved file when the new layer default fill is set to on.
[Chg] Single layer DXF export type is now selectable during export instead of part of the software preferences.
[New][Pro] Added the floating layer info list.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to draw a circle of radius R around a x,y waypoint.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to draw a circle of radius R around a lat/long waypoint.
[New][Pro] Added Import menus for many of the importing options.
[New][Pro] Added the export Lat/long as GPX and CSV menus to the main File menu.
[New][Pro] The Section Finder can now show N/S/E/W Directions.
[New] The title block's date can now be cleared by holding down the control key.
[New] The preferences now shows a preview of what the default settings look like. Clicking on the preview will show a larger sample of the preview.
[New][Fix] New drawing defaults can now be saved.
[Chg] When exporting endpoint x,y values, the file name will now default to .csv if set to comma sep values.
[Chg][OSX] No longer supports PPC.
[New][Pro] Can now import Section Finder data sent from the iPad version.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to export the "unused" section finder data to the iOS Pro file.
[New][OSX] Is now code signed for Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper.
[New] Right-clicking on the lat/long waypoint icon or label will now present the edit lat/long waypoint menu.
[New] Right-clicking on the x,y waypoint icon will now present the edit waypoint menu.
[New][Pro] Lat/Long waypoints can now have their fonts changed.
[New] Title blocks style 2 and 3 can now hide the filename.
[New] Added the Convert Offset to Call menu option.
[New] Line calls can now be shown as the line number.
[New] Added the Bad or Missing Call menu option to the data entry form.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to add floating pictures to a drawing. Floating pictures can be moved and resized using the mouse.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to convert an auto-center drawing to a "center of" drawing.
[New] The iOS Basic and Pro exports now allow +/- angles to be exported. Requires v1.3.0 of the iOS Pro version and v1.7.0 of the iOS Basic version.
[New] Added the ability to convert an "Auto-Center" drawing into a "Center of Drawing" drawing.
[Fix] X,Y Waypoint labels now show the selected font color.
[Fix] Fixed an error when displaying line calls on poorly formed L/R curve calls.
[Imp] The ball waypoints now have a better mask.
[Fix][Win] Resolved a number of Windows printing issues.
[New] The background picture scale is now limited to 30 miles instead of 20 miles if the Enable Large Scale preference is checked.
[New] Can now export and import all layer call lists instead of just the current layer.
[New] Floating call lists can now be double columned.
[New] Floating call lists can now show the call number.
[Fix] Layer caption fonts will now return to their saved settings if the layer caption forms cancel button is pressed.
[Fix] Layer line colors will now return to their saved color if the layer line forms cancel button is pressed.
[Fix] If a saved font cannot be found, the font will now default to Arial.
[Fix] Fixed several places when entering a curve that the chord length could exceed the diameter of the circle being described.
[Fix] The proper layer will be reselected when renaming a layer while using tabs.
[Fix] Exporting to KML no longer includes "view view" as part of the file name.
[Chg] Removed "System" font as an option because it doesn't work properly with GDI+
[Chg] "System" fonts are now changed to Arial.
[Chg] Updated Tutorial #3 to show using x,y waypoints to avoid overlapping line calls.
[New] Title Block Style 3 now offers several text hi-lighting options.
[New] KML export can now do filled polygons.
[Fix] The Background color preference now works again.
[Fix] Title Block Style 3 now does a better job of filling the block with calls before adding more call rows.
[Fix] Improved MSR Maps error handling.
[Fix] When exporting all layers as KML, the export waypoints checkbox is no longer ignored.
[New] Added sq. km. to the area options on the view settings form.
[New] Can now set the scale of the background image from a World File.
[New] Added a UTM to Lat/Long Calculator.
[New] Title Block Style 3 now includes the closing ratio.
[New] POB Lat/Long values can now be set via UTM data and World Files.
[Fix][Win] Fixed an issue with the main screen copyright notice being clipped.
[Chg] If a plot fully closes the closing error ratio now returns "-/-".
[Chg] The closing error calculator now longer shows the "less than an inch" message.
[New] Added Title Block Style 3. Similar to style 2, except: This title block fills the entire page horizontally and resizes vertically. It shows the calls and layer information for all visible layers, up to half the size of the paper/screen.
[New] Added a menu option for stopping all layer movement via the mouse.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to export all layer lat/long waypoints as GPX.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to rotate the custom x,y waypoint labels.
[New][Pro] The X,Y waypoint form's create points from line mid points with calls option will now create inline calls if the layers calls inline box is checked.
[Fix] Text in the title blocks now clip to the title box again when printing.
[Fix] No longer shows the splash screen if only the title box is showing.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with lat/long waypoints not exporting as gpx properly.
[Fix] Improved the way that the msr map form handles errors.
[Chg] The preferences now offer additional options on how to configure the scroll wheel/gestures functionality.
[Chg][Win] Fonts now default to Arial and bold.
[Fix] Changed references from terra-server to msrmaps.
[Fix] Removed the non-working terra server menu from the background image form.
[Lnx] First Linux release.
[New][Pro] Each X,Y Waypoint description can now have its own font.
[New] Rotated Text is no longer bitmap based.
[New] Printer Centric drawings now have scrollbars for scrolling through parts of the drawing that are too large to fit on the screen.
[New][Pro] Added additional options to the Section Finder for exporting section data as metes and bounds calls.
[New][Pro] KML Exporting can now export all layers.
[New][Pro] The KML export can now choose the altitude mode.
[New][Pro] The KML export now saves the last settings used.
[Fix] The data entry form will now accept seconds that are > 59 but < 60.
[Fix] Now does a better job of drawing call lengths/text in-line with lines when the layers line width is different than the default line width.
[Fix] Fixed an issue where the Scale and Center all Layers option could get caught in an endless loop.
[Fix] The Scale and Center all Layers option now works in printer centric mode.
[Fix] The Scale Current Layer to Window option now works in printer centric mode.
[Fix] The font picker now defaults to Arial (point 12) if the saved font and size cannot be found.
[Fix] Can now export layers with colons in their name as KML.
[Fix] Fixed a drawing sizing issue that would occur if the same drawing printer/screen centric was chosen repeatedly.
[Chg] Removed the New Plot tab on the preferences. The options listed on the tab were falling behind the actual available options and the tab was redundant with the rest of the configuration tools. New Layer Defaults can now be set based on the settings of the current drawing's current layer. This allows for many more of the layer settings to be preset.
[Chg] Many of the layer caption fonts now default to bold as bold tends to look better on screen with the new non-bitmap based rotated text.
[Chg] The x,y end point calculation form now uses the endpoint x,y values instead of calculating its own values.
[Opt] The speed at which layer movement scrollbars scroll is no longer based on processor speed. Scrollbars can now be used with Printer Centric drawings.
[New] Calculating the closing error can now be done in any unit of measurement.
[New][Pro] Calculating the closing error can now create 3 separate labels instead of just a single label.
[New] The perimeter can now be calculated as any unit type.
[New] The calculated perimeter can now be used to create a layer label.
[New] Added perimeter calculations to the % placeholders.
[New] Added the alignment tool menu. This allows for point-n-click layer aligning.
[New] Clicking on the scale indicator will now toggle between feet and meters.
[New] The custom scale can now be set using any unit type instead of just feet.
[New] Added a preference for defaulting to meters when available.
[New] The show x,y coordinate form can now show values in the selected unit.
[New] The sub-plot area calculator now includes square meters.
[New] The layer area caption can now be set to square meters.
[New] The Section Finder can now create a new drawing based on all of the sections and not just a single section.
[New] The Section Finder can now create areas with transparency.
[New] Floating Endpoint Lists can now show Lat/Long in decimal.
[Fix] Fixed an issue where the scale tape wasn't drawing the bottom line if the screen border was set to draw.
[Fix] The Section Finder now does a better job of centering the selection indicator.
[Fix] The Section Finder will once again set the background image to be visible when creating a new drawing from a section.
[Chg] The export x,y points form now converts to the selected unit prior to adding in the x,y offset values.
[Chg] Changed the value for converting meters to feet from 3.2808 to 3.2808399
[New] The Section Finder can now save a picture of the screen when viewing all sections.
[New][Pro] The Section Finder can now calculate the plotted area of a section.
[New][Pro] The Section Finder can now calculate the plotted area of all of the visible sections.
[New][Pro] The Section Finder can now show the plotted area on the section drawing.
[New] The Section Finder can now print.
[New] The Section Finder's screen is now 30% larger.
[New][Pro] Added N/S/E/W Quarter Corners to the Data Entry Form's Corner tab.
[New] The Show Current Layer's Description can now export the description as a text file.
[Fix] The Show Current Layer's Description window can now handle descriptions that would have been longer than the screen size.
[Chg][Pro] When setting the background picture from the Section Finder, the background image will now set to scaled on the Pro version.
[Chg] Renamed the Copy Layer Description as Text menu to Show Current Layer's Description and moved it to the Calculate menu.
[New] The crop picture form can now be resized.
[New] The crop picture form now uses the Standard crosshairs cursor.
[New] Background pictures can now be set from the clipboard.
[New] Added the "Enable Large Scales" preference. This changes the maximum scale by a factor of 20x. It also removes size checks on calls created using the Lat/Long to Layer function. However, it renders the scale slider nearly useless. So scales will need to be set using the popup scale menu.
[New] Added the ability to send the lat/long coordinates on the terra server form to Google earth/maps and to mytopo.com.
[Fix][Win] Will now print in hi-res when the "inline" boxes are checked as long as the "show" boxes aren't checked.
[Fix] Clearing the current layers calls no longer disables the labels and title block buttons.
[Fix] Curve calls with extra spaces in them can now be edited.
[Chg] Microsoft TerraServer form now points to msrmaps.com
[Chg] Endpoint Graphics are now vector based instead of bitmap based. This is primarily so that windows printing can use the higher-res printing when endpoints are being shown.
[Opt] North Arrow styles 1 and 5 are now more "vector" based and less "line art" based.
[Opt] The scale tape is now more Vector based instead of line art based.
[Fix] Fixed a potential error that could occur when trying to print, but no other windows had been opened yet.
[Chg][Win] Due to an issues with printing properly to the printer object on Windows, the software will now revert to printing via the Print Picture function when the drawing contains any of the following elements: a picture background, watermark text, in-line or rotated text, layer flood fill, end point dots, endpoint sweeping angles and lat/long and x,y waypoints that use any icon other than the blank icon.
[Chg][Win] The screen centric print preview screen will now limit windows users to Print Picture functions if the drawing uses features that will fail to print properly on Windows.
[Chg] The background visible flag now defaults to false.
[Chg] When loading a background image from a file, the visible flag is now set to true.
[Opt] Will no longer draw the "blank" x,y and lat/long waypoints even though it is "blank".
[Chg] Modified the way that the floating endpoint list was being drawn. This is to work around the endpoint list not printing for some Windows users. It also addressed a printing issue effecting all users when the paper size was set extremely small.
[Chg] Updated the Print Preview window to show that the last two print options are the same as choosing Print Picture...
[Chg] Choosing Simple from the Drawing Wizard will now set the drawing to Printer Centric.
[Chg][Win] Will now use the "slower" fill routine when printing on Windows because it works better with the hi-res printing where the faster fill routine does not.
[Chg] Changed the way that floating text blocks are drawn. This way is more compatible with the hi-res printing routines under Windows.
[Fix][Win] The new printing routine now does a better job of observing the page setup information.
[New] Added a Print Picture option to the print preview screen. This is because some Windows users have reported that not all elements (title block, north arrow) print properly using the new print engine.
[Chg] Modified the way that the title blocks where being drawn so as to work around the title blocks not printing for some windows users.
[Chg] The original north arrow is now vector based instead of bitmap based.
[New] Added the ability to export to iOS Metes and Bounds Basic files (.imabf).
[New] Added the ability to import/export iOS Metes and Bounds Pro files (.ipmabf).
[Fix] Fixed an issue where the call length was showing a ? when the call was converted from a ? to an actual call.
[New] Most printing options now produce higher quality printouts.
[New] Added a Printer Centric view.
[New] The Screen Centric view now has a Print Preview screen.
[New] The Title Block can now use the % placeholders.
[New] Added several additional North Arrow styles.
[Fix] Improved the routine used for drawing in-line line captions.
[Fix] The Style 2 Title Block caption is now filled in when the title block form opens.
[Fix] Will now show a page setup dialog if no page setup information is available when the Show Printer Watermark menu is checked.
[Fix] Floating text blocks no longer draw a double thick border when the drawing's border is checked.
[Fix] Saved files will once again return to the layer being used when saved.
[New] The X,Y and Lat/Long Descriptions now use the label placeholders (%n).
[New] Floating Text Blocks will now use the label placeholders (%n).
[New][Win] Now uses GDI+ for drawing the plot's lines. This allows for drawing anti-aliased lines.
[Fix] Fixed an issue where the sliders might not move on the layer split tool.
[Fix] Fixed several issues that resulted in plots with curves not showing the correct endpoint data on both the layer and the floating endpoint list.
[Fix] Endpoint sweeping arcs will now draw at the layers set size instead of all layers drawing at the current layers set size.
[Fix] Fixed an issue with opening iPhone files that used the auto-close call.
[Chg] The # of decimals for showing area in the View Settings form will now control the layer area caption as well.
[Chg] The # of decimals for showing area in the View Settings form will now control the label placeholders as well.
[New][Pro] Add the ability to create a new layer by rotating or flipping an existing layer.
[New][Pro] Can now import and export "n12.3456e 100" style call lists.
[New] Added a second style of Title Block.
[New] Added a preference for keeping the scale tape at 1".
[New] Added the ability to export a list of endpoint lat/long as a comma delimited list.
[New] The View All Layers POBs option now works with Lat/Long too.
[New] Added the ability to scale and center all visible layers.
[Win][Fix] Made additional changes to printing to reduce the printing crash.
[Fix] Now handles canceling the page setup dialog better.
[Fix][Win] Fixed a bug that was causing old serial numbers to fail (apparently only on Windows).
[New][Pro] Added the ability to add a "section" layer.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to create a "return to call" layer.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to right-click on a call and create a new, invisible call to return to that call.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to right-click on a call and set a custom label for that call. Uses the same settings as the Show Calls Option.
[New] Added a check menu to the Windows menu for showing the scrollbars.
[New] Added a right-click menu option to convert a unit of measurement from one type to another.
[Fix] Now does a better job of factoring in the layer offsets when saving/printing a "full" view.
[Chg] Changed the "Center" drawing origin to "Center of Drawing". This is a wording change only.
[Wrk][Win] Disabled saving and restore the printer settings on Windows until a fix can be found for the crashes that this started causing in v3.0.0.
[New] The terra server form window now allows Basic users to set the background picture.
[New] Added an "Advanced" tab to the About Box, where users can find their subscription version code for knowing which version they are eligible for.
[Fix] Fixed a crash that would occur when trying to use a "?" call in the non-pro version.
[Fix] Endpoints will now show properly on curve calls.
[Fix] Fixed a crash that could occur while using the scrollbars and the mouse moved off of the scrollbar arrows.
[Imp] The terra server form now does a better job of letting the user know when there are network issues such as the terra server being busy.
[Imp] Does a better job of opening files sent from the iPhone version that contains curves.
[Wrk][Win] Holding down the P key while starting the app will keep the app from setting the printer setup prefs. This works around a problem that showed up in v3.0.0.
[New] Added new waypoint icons.
[New] The drawing can now be set to hide the endpoint data for the non-current layers.
[New] The X,Y Waypoints form now has the ability to assign a waypoint to an endpoint.
[New] The X,Y Waypoints form now has the ability to mark a waypoints description as visible when adding the waypoint.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to include a watermark on the drawing.
[New] The software now keeps track of the unit of measurement and the actual length entered for lines instead of forcing all units to feet.
[New] Now when editing a line the edit form will show the original unit type and distance that was entered instead of show the values in feet.
[New] The software will now detect when it is opening a file that was created with a new version of the software and warn the user that some saved settings may be lost.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to save snapshots. This allows the user to save the current view as a picture that can be pulled up and viewed again later.
[New] Added the ability to pull images from Microsoft's Terra Server.
[New] Floating Call Lists can now show, hide or mark invisible calls.
[New][Pro] Added the Tabs feature. Currently Off by default.
[New][Pro] The show endpoint coordinates for can now choose up to 5 decimal points.
[New] Allowing the scroll wheel to adjust the scale is now a preference.
[New] The registration forms now include a link for lost serial numbers.
[Fix] The Title Block and Drawing Label buttons are no longer disabled if the last call is removed from the call list.
[Fix] When editing other calls from the Data Entry form, the Call Visible checkbox will now change according to the calls visibility setting.
[Fix] When choosing "Keep Other Layers Hidden" from the Layer's menu, the non-current layers will now become invisible instead of waiting until another layer is made active first.
[Fix] When exporting all layers as DXF, the x,y offsets will now be handled properly.
[Fix] When using the scroll wheel to adjust the scale, it will no longer flip from the lowest scale to the highest scale.
[Chg] The waypoint icons are now shown in their own picker form instead of in a popup menu.
[Chg] When choosing "Keep Other Layers Hidden" from the Layer's menu, the layer's visible flag is no longer changed, the other layers are just not drawn while this menu is checked.
[Chg] Text, endpoints and other data elements are now drawn on top of all plot drawings. This is especially noticeable when using multiple layers.
[Chg] Changed menu "Keep Other Layers Hidden" to say "Hide Non-Current Layers"
[Chg] Changed menu "Hide Other Layers" to say "Hide Non-Current Layers"
[Chg] Changed the wording of the show/hide all/other layers menus.
[Chg] The main window's call list will now show the unit type.
[Chg] The floating call list will now show the unit type and distance as entered unless it is set to show only a specific unit type.
[Chg] The Background picture form can now load pictures from snapshots and from the terra server form.
[Chg] Moved the Section Finder toolbar icon into the "data entry" area of the toolbar.
[Chg] Now requires Windows 2000 or above.
[Fix] Improved the precision of plots with curves.
[Fix] DMS curves that contain a leading 0 for the degree, such as "09" now work correctly.
[Fix] Fixed a crash that could occur if the font name for a list/label/etc. in the saved file was blank.
[Fix] Fixed an error opening a file sent via the iPhone that contained an Auto-Close call.
[New] Added the ability to open files sent by the iPhone version of Metes and Bounds.
[New] The scale tape can now be set to any of the other units of measurement instead of just feet.
[New] Floating Text Blocks can now be configured to show the border or not.
[New] The Floating Call List font is now configurable.
[Fix] Curve labels will no longer show/hide based on the scale of the drawing.
[Fix] Line length labels will now show the proper length when the drawing contains curves.
[Chg] The splash screen will now show "Expired Basic" or "Expired Pro" instead of just "Expired" when using a newer version with an expired serial number.
[Fix] Fixed an error when opening a file that contained an empty label.
[Fix] Fixed a crash that could occur when the cancel button was pressed on the floating text form.
[Fix] The "copy legal description" menu option will no longer duplicate calls when there are invisible starting calls.
[New] Added the ability to set a layer's POB Lat/Long from any endpoints Lat/Long.
[Fix] The Data Entry Mode menu is now unchecked when the mode is canceled by using the Data Entry Form.
[Fix] The call entry on the Project Waypoint form can now parse the same call formats as the main form's call entry field.
[Fix] The align layers form will no longer produce an error if one of the layers being aligned contains no calls.
[Fix] The align layers form can now align to the layer's last endpoint.
[Fix] Showing the last endpoint on a layer with only 1 call now shows the last endpoint as point 1 instead of POB.
[Chg] Removed the tutorial sub menus and replaced them with a tutorials web page.
[Chg] Updated Tutorial #1 for use with v2.8.2.
[Chg] Updated Tutorial #2 for use with v2.8.2 and added an option KML Export section.
[Chg] Updated Tutorial #5 for use with v2.8.2.
[New] Added Tutorial #6 - Working with Multiple Sections.
[Fix] The "has data" flag is now set/cleared when changing layers via the layer popup. Some menu options weren't being set correctly when the layer changed and not all layers contained calls.
[Fix] The Endpoint toolbar item will no longer bring up the form if the endpoint menu and BevelButton are disabled.
[Chg] The Lat/Long to Layer form now calculates all point from the POB and not from the endpoint of the previous line. This makes the lat/long to mab back to lat/long more precise.
[New] Added the ability to use a ? for a missing call.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to use up to 9 different ranges in the Section Finder.
[New] When viewing the layer closure data, you can now create a layer label from this data.
[New] X,Y waypoint labels can now be edited by right-clicking on them on the drawing.
[New] The area can now be displayed with 0-5 decimal points instead of just 2.
[New][Pro] The endpoint x,y points can now be set to show other units of measurement besides just feet.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to add a floating text blocks to the drawing
[New] The measurement tool now shows the call of the measurement line.
[New] Added the ability to create a new call from the measurement line.
[New] Added a new drawing wizard.
[New] The Lat/Long waypoint form can now create waypoints from the endpoints.
[New] Can now parse line data in the form of "n33.4455e 100".
[New] Now, when the user moves the mouse over a layer x,y point label and the label has a blank icon, the software will show a temporary icon so that the user knows where to grab the label in order to move it.
[New][Pro] Added the ability to import KML files into the Lat/Long to Layer tool.
[New] Added the ability to rotate the layer name and layer area captions.
[New] When adding calls via the main forms call box, appending a "v" for varas or "m" for meters to the call length is now supported in most cases.
[New] Added a form for setting layer visibility.
[New] The drawing will now change scale with the mouse scroll wheel.
[New] Holding down the control & shift keys now brings up scrollbars that can be used to move all of the layers at once.
[Fix] The Scale Current Layer to Window function now does a better job of setting the scale properly when hidden lines are used.
[Fix] Deleting the last line from the Data Entry form now marks the drawing as dirty.
[Fix] The floating endpoint list will now show the proper number of endpoints when the plot contains back-to-back curves.
[Fix] Saving/Printing a "full" picture now does a better job of aligning the background and the layers if they are pinned to the bottom right (and probably other pinnings).
[Chg] When right-clicking on the drawing, changed "Enter Labels" to "Enter Drawing Labels"
[Chg] The DMS display fields on the POB lat/Long form are now a little longer.
[Chg] The scale tape is now drawn if selected even if no calls have been entered yet.
[Chg] The north arrow is now drawn if selected even if no calls have been entered yet.
[Chg] X,Y Coordinates are now shown in a listbox instead of a message box. This allow the user to scroll through the list if the list is too large to fit on the screen. This new form also includes an export button.
[Chg] Will now draw a "red x" icon in either the lower left or lower right corner of the drawing if the current scale causes the background to not be able to draw.
[Chg] The custom width/height background scale labels will now turn red if the values entered are too large.
[Chg] Increased the background size limit from 99999 to 105600 (20 miles).
[Win] Floating lists no longer move when WindowsKey-D is pressed.
[Chg] Changed the 31680 background size limit to 99999.
[Fix][OSX] The Entry Form's Add Line button will no longer be disabled when the drawings origin is set to something other than Auto-Center.
[New] Added the ability to import lat/long values from a delimited text file for the Lat/Long to Layer tool.
[New] Added the ability to limit the number of decimal points used by the Lat/Long Calculators Get Coordinates button.
[Fix] The floating endpoint list will now show E/W instead of N/S for the Longitude value.
[Fix] Will no longer crash loading a saved file if the drawing label font name is blank.
[Fix] The Lock Layer button on the Background form will now be enabled properly.
[Fix] Fixed a rounding issue on the Data Entry form when converting to from another unit of measurement to feet.
[Fix] Fixed a rounding issue on the unit conversion form when converting to from another unit of measurement to another.
[Chg] Improved the precision of the routine that converts decimal to DMS. This improves the accuracy of the DMS values displayed for Lat/Long.
[Chg] The KML export form now says "Export Lat/Long Waypoints"
[Chg] When opening the Lat/Long Calculator, the layer popup menu will now default to the selected layer on the main window.
[Chg] The lat/long to layer form now prompts for creating a new layer, appending to the existing layer or clearing and use the current layer.
[Opt] Improved the performance of the dot based flood fills.
[OSX] Fixed the floating call list height.
The floating call list form will now update the drawing in real-time.
The floating call list can now be drawn in the same color as the layer's fill color.
The Floating call list can now show the layer's name.
Other floating call lists can now be hidden by right-clicking on a call list.
Added a floating list for endpoints.
Endpoints can now show only the internal angle.
Endpoints can now show a "sweeping arc".
Endpoints now show POB properly on plots that don't close.
Endpoints can now choose to show the last points data or not.
X,Y to Layer form can now enter directions such as N100 or W 50.
X,Y to Layer form can now supply the layer name.
Added the ability to rotate the KML output.
Project Waypoint can now use lat/long/call.
- Now shows calls.
- Precision is no longer based on the drawing's scale.
- Call order no longer limited to the first split point being before the 2nd point in the call list.
- Can now enter in values like "split at the 500ft mark" or "project line at this bearing".
- Now works with plots that contain hidden calls.
- Now works with plots that contain curves.
Lines can now be drawn in styles other than just dashed.
Added a tool for reducing a layer's closure gap by adjusting line lengths.
Added a Bounded Line tab to the Data Entry form. This allow you to add a line of unknown length that is bounded by a layer.
Added a calculator for finding the area of a layer, minus a set of sub-layers.
Added a tool for finding the lengths of 2 lines that will close a plot when given two bearings, but no lengths.
Added a tool for aligning layers by their endpoints.
Convert Lat/Long to Layer form can now supply a layer name.
Changed the ... buttons to popup menu arrows on many forms.
Calls in the form of N 95.5 will now keep their decimal value.
The background picture will now stop being drawn (again) if the scale size exceeds +- 32768 pixels.
The background picture form now contains the custom scale fields and uses the menu popup to set common scales such as 1 mile.
Changing settings on the View Settings form now take place immediately.
Changing settings on the Line Captions form now take place immediately.
The Show Layer Area and Show Layer Area Acre/Feet settings are now saved properly.
Improved the speed of saving files with large background images.
Now saves the actual background image data, if possible, instead of converting the image and then saving that data. This should reduce the file size of saved files that include a background.
The Drawing Labels and Title Block buttons are now active even if there are no calls.
Added a popup menu for converting a +- angle call to a bearing calls and vise-versa.
Added the ability for a layers options to be applied to all other layers.
Non-Solid layer fills now work properly on non-white backgrounds.
Fixed a crash that would occur when creating x,y points from endpoint showing the lat/long and the plot contained curves.
Now saves the X,Y Points visible flag in the saved file.
Will now properly reload text that contains characters such as the degree symbol.
Added a PopupArrow to the scale setting that shows a scale menu.
'Picture Full' now takes into account the floating call list placement and background image scaling.
Fixed a crash bug when showing endpoint lat/long and the plot contains a curve.
Endpoint text is no longer effected by other text's fonts.
Floating Call List text is no longer effected by other text's fonts.
Floating Call Lists will now be drawn with the top Z order - as intended.
Can now accept lat/long in the form of DD:MM:SS.SS.
The GPX file exporter is now compatible with Garmin's Mapsource software.
Now uses a new format for showing the icon/version/etc. on a blank drawing.
The Segment Lines feature will now copy the x,y and POB lat/long and x,y offset settings.
Many layer level menus are now properly enabled when multiple layers are being used and the first layer has no calls.
Invisible drawing labels will no longer show up in the status bar when the cursor moves over them.
Added a toolbar to the top of the main form.
Lines can now be set to dashed.
The X,Y to Layer form can now choose which unit of measurement the X,Y points are in.
The X,Y to Layer form can now import a list of X,Y coordinates from a text file.
X,Y Coordinates can now be exported as any unit of measurement and with decimals or rounded to nearest unit.
Background pictures can now be set to any custom scale.
Added the ability to set the Background picture offset to draw the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right at the center.
The Background Show Grid checkbox is now part of the saved file.
The background will no longer disappear when the scale gets too big.
When choosing the bottom/middle SE/4 on the backgrounds graphical picker, the background popupmenu will now be set correctly.
Renamed the POB entry tab to Corner to more accurately represent what it does.
The corner Entry Form will now present a different display if the drawing origin isn't set to one of the corners.
Added the ability to right-click on a call to toggle its visibility.
Added the ability to see all POB X,Y values at once. Values for any layer can also be changed on this form
Added "road not here" symbols to the waypoint symbol options.
Added a menu that contains all of the same options as the toolbar.
Added a watermark for showing what will fit on a single sheet of paper.
The layer caption font and other call/line fonts will no longer effect the floating call list font.
Added the ability to show the area in the center of each layer.
In-Line calls will now listen to the font italic and underline settings.
Added the ability to choose to show calls and lengths in-line on a layer by layer bases.
Added a status bar to the bottom of the main screen.
Fixed an issue where inline calls where too far from the horizontal lines when the lengths weren't also being drawn.
Added Tutorial #5.
The scale text will now remove trailing commas too (instead of just periods). This is to work around the possibility of the system being non-English.
The Windows menu now shows all open windows. Choosing one switches to that window.
Hiding the Floating_Call_List via the right-click menu works again.
When dragging floating call lists that overlap, the top one will drag first.
The fill gradient is now drawn first, so it will no longer cause the plots text and lines to be washed out or to even disappear.
Endpoint angles for curves should now be correct (based on the angle made by the bearing call).
Endpoint angles now show d'" instead of :::.
Fixed a bug introduced in 2.5.3 where several fields on the data entry form would not accept data.
The POB Call entry fields are now enabled even if the drawing origin is not set correctly. But the Add Call button will now check that the app is Pro and will then present the user with a popup menu to change the drawing's origin.
Added a button to the layer's caption form making it easier to add a label to the layer. This feature rides on the X,Y waypoint function.
Added a popup menu to the x,y to layer form to move a x,y point up/down.
Clearing all calls for a layer will no longer disable the background picture button.
Exporting All layers to DXF will now properly use the origin x,y settings as long as the drawings origin is not set to auto-center.
Pressing Control-C while in a text box will no longer activate the forms default button.
End points can now show lat/long.
End Point angles can now be shown on 1 line instead of 2.
Moved the Show Layer X,Y Points Coords from the Tool menu to the Calculations menu.
Layer offsets are now based on feet instead of pixels.
Exporting all layers as DXF when the drawing is set to Auto Center now exports the layers in the proper locations.
Will now save the last selected layer and reselect that layer when the file is reopened.
X,Y Waypoints can now create endpoints using lat/long or angles as descriptions.
The floating call list font is no longer affected by the other caption fonts.
The Title Block can now be drawn in the bottom left or bottom right.
Fixed a bug when exporting to KML and the current layer doesn't have a lat/long.
When adding a new layer, you can now choose to have the new layers offset be set to that of the previous layers.
The Offset Layer form can now be used to set a layer to the same offset as any other layer.
Added the ability to open a saved file as a new layer.
The Section Finder can now create multiple aliquot parts. Each part can have its own color and fill style. An optional grid can be layered over the drawing. The grid can be broken into 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16. A new drawing can be created using all of the layers from the Section Finder.
The Section Finder can now do "save/except" feet and acres.
The Section Finder now has fields for storing the Township/Range/Section.
The Section Finder information is now saved.
Added a button for the Section Finder to the Drawing tab.
Added the Segment Calls feature.
Added the ability to turn x,y values into a new layer.
Most of the Drawing level settings have been moved to their own form.
Added the POB tab to the Data Entry form.
Added three additional dot patterns to the layer fill options.
X,Y waypoint descriptions and icons can now be moved via the mouse.
Added the ability to lock all non-current layers.
Added the ability to unlock all layers.
The X,Y waypoints form can now send waypoints to the X,Y to Layer tool.
Fixed a bug when drawing the X,Y waypoints for a vertical line.
Fixed a bug when drawing the X,Y waypoints and the first call was invisible.
Fixed a bug in the Lat/Long waypoints to Layer routine.
The layer caption font no longer affects the floating call list font.
Fixed a potential crash when opening saved files that didn't contain some additional font details.
Now if a call generates an error, the layer name is included in the error message.
The X,Y points will no longer draw in the wrong place if a layer's x,y origin is set to something other than 0,0
[Win] When starting up for the very first time, the main window will now start maximized. This should keep the window from starting up under the taskbar.
Regrouped the columns on the X,Y and Lat/Long waypoints forms into a better order. Added additional shading to the columns to better differentiate between which columns deal with the Icon and which deal with the description.
Checking for closure will now show the distance and angle of the error as well as the closing call and the ratio between the closing error and the length of the perimeter.
Added a graphical way to pick the background picture locking position.
Added the ability to Show/Hide all X,Y Point captions.
Added the ability to Set all X,Y points to the last chosen icon type.
Added an Apply button to the X,Y Points form.
Added the ability to offset the X,Y points description's in pixels.
When creating X,Y points from a line's midpoint, the description can now be preset to the line's call.
Added the house icons to the list of waypoint icons.
Added tutorial #3.
The Layer Caption form will now remember the Show Caption checkbox setting.
The Show Grid checkbox will now clear the grid properly when the background is set to scale to 1 mile.
Added the ability to set the font type/size/color/bold of layers different captions.
Added the ability to set the font type/size/color/bold of the drawing's labels.
Added the ability to scale a background as 4 miles.
Improved the performance of opening the Background Picture form when the picture is scaled really large (as in near the point of disabling itself).
The measurement tool is now only available once at least 1 line has been entered.
Moved the layer fill options onto their own form.
Each layer fill can now have its own transparency setting.
Each layer fill can now choose to have the gradient or not.
Improved the performance of the layer fill feature - especially on large scale drawings.
Moved the line captioning options onto their own form.
The "show calls" option can now show the call lengths in any measurement unit.
Moved the floating call list options onto their own form.
You can now pick which units of measurement is used in the floating call list.
Each layer can now specify if its call list is shaded or not.
The drawing's labels can now be made visible/invisible.
Drawing the endpoint's x,y will now take into account the layer's origin x,y.
Waypoints can now have their description shown on the drawing.
Added a blank/clear waypoint icon.
Changed the wording of the POB x,y to Origin X,Y to more accurately state how it works.
Fixed the Delete Last button on the data entry form so that it functions properly again.
Fixed a potential rounding issue when showing the endpoint's x,y.
Added the ability to export DXFs as polygons in addition to the previous lines and polylines options.
Added a data entry mode that allows the user to pick if they are entering values in feet, varas, meters, etc.
The data entry form no longer blocks angles from containing decimals when adding lines.
Now handles angels like 45.0 without throwing an error message.
Added the ability to have only one layer visible at a time and when a new layer is chosen, the other layers automatically hide.
[Bas] Each layer can now have a different line width.
[Bas] Each layer can now have a different line color.
[Bas] Line widths can now be set to scale to a certain size (in feet) - per layer.
[Bas] Added a tool that will let you measure the distance between any two points on the screen.
[Pro] Added the ability to copy/paste layers between drawings.
[Pro] The layer order can now be changed by right-clicking on the layer popup menu and choosing change layer order.
[Pro] Added the ability to create X,Y based "waypoints".
[Pro] Curves can now be entered as chord bearings.
[Pro] Curves can now be entered as radial line.
[Pro] Added the ability to export as a KML file.
The Section Finder can now do irregular sections (ex: N 450 feet).
The Section Finder can now set the background picture even if the current layer doesn't have any calls.
Fixed a bug where the background lock offset menu would duplicate menu options when the Load Picture button was pressed.
Fixed a bug where the background lock offset button would wrongfully be enabled after pressing the Load Picture button.
Added the ability to draw a grid over the background picture.
Added the ability to crop the background picture.
Added the ability to rotate the background picture.
The background picture button is now enabled even when no calls have been entered yet.
Added the ability to import GPX (GPs eXachage) files as waypoints.
Waypoints can now be exported as a GPX file.
Now prompts before deleting all waypoints and lines.
Waypoints can now be marked with either a blue, green, yellow or red X or similar colored balls, stars or flags.
Waypoints and tracks can now be made visible/invisible.
Added a menu option for converting the waypoints on the waypoints form into a new layer.
Added the ability to set a layer's POB by clicking on a waypoint and choose Set as POB from the popup menu.
The lat/long converter can create waypoints from the lat/long coordinates.
The Lat/Long converter can now save its lat/long coordinates as a GPX file.
The Lat/Long converter can now edit the point captions by clicking on them in the list.
The Lat/Long to Layer form can now import a GPX file.
The lat/long calculator can now set the current layer's POB from Point #2.
The Lat/Long to Layer Converter can now have descriptions for the points.
The Lat/Long to Layer Converter can now delete all points.
The Lat/Long to Layer Converter can now move points up/down the list by right-clicking on a point and choosing the up/down menu.
If the current layer is empty, the Lat/Long to Layer Converter will now ask if it should create a new layer or use the existing layer.
Added the ability project a way point to the lat/long converter, lat/long to layer and waypoints/tracks forms.
Added several tutorials to the Help menu.
Added the ability to input lat/long in the N46 23.456 W86 45.32 format.
Each layer can now have different colored end points.
Will now show the total area of all layers even if the currently selected layer has an area of zero.
Adding a new layer will no longer set the drawing options to the default "new drawing" options.
Added the Project Waypoint calculator to the calculation menu.
Duplicating a layer will now copy the x and y offsets, waypoints and tracks.
Fixed a bug where end point numbers with curves were very large.
Now when entering a curve via the chord length -> arc length form, the deg/min/sec fields are cleared out. This way, when editing a curve, the changes made via the chord form will take effect instead of just keeping the degree info that was already present.
Fixed a bug where different layers could not be set to show different line length units.
Fixed a calculation bug when showing the area for all visible layers.
Will no longer crash when drawing a filled layer. Instead, it will Temporarily disable filling the layer.
Duplicating a layer will now copy the POB X,Y as well.
Added a preference for exporting DXFs as a polyline (not AutoCAD 2007 friendly).
Changing the POB X,Y will now mark the drawing as dirty.
The POB can now be given a lat/long setting.
Added a lat/long calculator that will show the lat/long of each of the end points. This form will also calculate the distance, angle and bearing between 2 points. It can also export the lat/long list as a text file.
Added the ability to add lat/long points to a drawing and have them marked as an X.
Added the ability to enter a series of Lat/Long points and then create a new layer from the calls.
Added the ability to mark the end points with the x,y values as well as the point #.
Added the ability to have the end points show the associated angles.
Added the ability to remove all labels.
Added the ability to make the background picture invisible without having to remove the picture.
Added the ability to calculate the decimal value of a deg.min.sec angle
Changed the listbox default row height from 16 to 20 on the label form.
Fixed a bug that could cause file corruption/crash on file open, when certain characters were used in layer names.
Fixed a crash bug involving the Recent Items routines.
Fixed a bug exporting the current layer to DXF if the current layer contained curves.
Clearing current calls now marks the drawing as changed.
Splitting plots will now work better when splitting a plot that doesn't have a closing call and you are trying to split on the first or last call.
Added a preference for drawing the floating call list as flat or shaded.
Added a preference for drawing the solid fill as a gradient.
Added a menu for clearing the current call list.
Exporting to DXF now allows all visible layers to be exported.
Added a gradient shading option to Section Finder.
Background pictures will now listen to the transparency setting when pinned and set to scaled.
The Show Border setting is now saved properly.
Added the ability to set an x,y point for the POB.
The show point coordinates will now auto zero both the x and y starting point and will flip the y axis to better match how must people would have drawn the graph by hand.
Showing the point coordinates will now use the POB x,y as an offset.
Exporting a single layer DXF will now use the POB x,y as the starting offset.
When exporting as DXF, the default name will now contain the name of the original file.
Can now undo the last layer move done with the mouse.
Converting the auto-close to a call now produces a call that uses degree/min/sec instead of a decimal form degree.
Converting the auto-close to a call now works better when the result is a vertical line.
Added the ability to show area expressed as square rods and as roods.
[Bas] Added the ability to export the point coordinates as a delimited text file. This file will use the POB x,y as an offset.
[Pro] Added a menu for hiding the non-current layers.
[Pro] Added a menu for showing all layers.
[Pro] Layers can now be filled as solid or with hatch marks.
[Pro] The Section Finder can now produce a new layer creating the calls that make up the selected section.
The about box now shows the version (classic/basic/pro).
The call list can now be copied.
Calls can now be pasted into the current layer.
Calls can now be made invisible. Invisible lines will not be drawn and will not be used in calculations like finding the area.
Increased the speed of exporting to DXF.
Added a progress bar for long DXF exports.
The section finder images are now 400x400 instead of 200x200
No longer draws the endpoints, calls or line lengths on invisible layers.
Added a menu that will return all layers to their origin (zero offset).
Calls now go above the selected line instead of below. This allows for adding calls to the top of the list.
Moved the Angle Calculator menu from the Tools menu to the Calculate menu.
Added the ability to set the scale so that the current layer will fill the screen.
Added the ability to move a call up/down the call list by right clicking on the call and choosing up/down from the popup menu.
Added the ability to add calls by right clicking on the call list and selecting Enter Data from the popup menu.
Added the ability to edit a call by right clicking on the call list and selecting Edit Call from the popup menu.
Help can now be activated by pressing F1 on Windows and Command-? on the Mac.
Added the ability to lock a layer’s offset. This way it can't be accidentally moved.
Files will now save the windows Width and Height. This way, if there was special print formatting, it won't be lost when the file is reopened. The modified flag is only set on a window resize if the SizeWindow2Printer menu is used.
Added the ability to enter a chord length when entering curve data.
Added a File menu to the background picture form.
Background pictures can now be exported as a picture file.
Corner dots now use a gray scale mask to add subtle shadowing instead of single depth transparency.
Added an open recent files menu.
Added California and Mexico Varas.
The "show area" functions can now calculate the area for all layers as well as the current layer.
[Bas] The background can now auto-fit or be pinned to one of the four corners or pinned to any of the corners and centers of the 4 quarters
[Bas] The background can now be set to scale as 1 mile.
[Bas] The background's offset can now be locked to a layer's offset
[Bas] Calls and Lengths can now be drawn in-line with the their lines instead of just being drawn horizontally.
[Bas] The drawing can now be copied to the clipboard.
[Bas] Added the ability to export the call lists as a text file.
[Pro] The drawing layers can now auto center or be "pinned" to the center or one of the four corners.
[Pro] Calls can now be pasted as a new layer.
[Pro] Plots can now be split into new layers instead of just into new windows.
Added the ability to enter a central angle instead of just arc length.
Can now find the radius if the user enters only the arc length in feet and the central angle.
The drawing and layer options are now in a TabPanel instead of Disclosure Triangles.
The layer visible checkbox is now checked on the default layer of a new drawing.
Temporary Highlighting of a layer is now the H key instead of the shift key.
Holding down the shift key will now allow you to drag all of the layers at once.
Added an Edit menu to the main form.
[Win] Added accelerator keys to the menus and other forms.
The custom scale form will now auto-select the feet box.
Lines can now have a length of 0 ft. This allows for curves with a chord bearing of "x" to be entered with the chord entered as a line with a length of 0 ft.
When selecting +- lines the call data is no longer cleared. This makes editing +- calls more viable.
No longer allows plots to start with a +- call, as there is no starting angle to +- from.
[WinXP] Fixed the page number printing prefs frame caption - XP theme bug.
Fixed two more failed assertion bugs dealing with the autocomplete features.
Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to open an invalid file.
Worked around another failed assertion bug when saving a file and the listbox was selected.
The scale tape will now scale with the size of the drawing, so that it will no longer shrink to the point of disappearing.
Improved the tab order, clearing and value entering of the curve data form.
Tweaked the location of the north-arrow by a few pixels.
Worked around a failed assertion bug (array.cpp) when entering curve data.
Fixed a bug where the layers could swap data after saving.
[Win] The version badge should now be visible on windows running the XP theme.
Added support for Left/Right facing curves with a radius and either an arc length or degree of curve.
DXF export now only does AutoCAD 12 (2007) format without the scale.
Added a menu option to resize the window to the size of the printer.
The scale tape can now be positioned into all four corners.
Added a title block feature.
The drawing and layer options are now in disclosure triangles on the main form.
Now has classic, basic and pro versions.
The main window, when no other drawing data is present, will show a little version badge (classic, basic or pro) in the bottom left corner.
The north arrow can now be shown on the main drawing and can be positioned in one of the four corners.
Added a Set button to the labels form for the drawing caption.
Added the ability to give the drawing a border.
Now uses a new file type extension: mabf.
Can now double-click the saved file icon to open it. Or drop the file on the EXE.
Can now edit +- lines.
The length labels should no longer be clipped (on the right side or the top) when printing/saving a full screen drawing.
Does a better job of printing the custom labels on the full screen printing/saving.
Added a preference for showing the page numbers when printing using the full/multi-page option.
No longer draws over the starting point dot if the drawing completely closes.
Can now create a DXF that is compatible with AutoCAD2007.
Added a preference for printing a north pointing compass.
Added the ability to adjust the line width.
No longer shows the page setup dialog every time printing.
Now saves the page setup information between printings.
Now listens to page ranges and number of copies.
When printing to a single sheet, can now resize the drawing to fit the paper prior to printing so that the drawings scale doesn't change when printed.
Labels can now automatically show the scale.
A label's location can now be reset to center if it has moved off screen when the window is resized.
Moved the drawing caption onto the labels form.
When using the entry forms, will now offer to convert decimal angles to deg/min/sec instead of just causing a drawing error.
Fixed a problem with saving/printing a fullscreen/multipage drawing.
Added the ability to draw a section diagram.
Added 1"= 3000', 1"= 1000', 8"= 660' and 1" = 5280' to the scale popup menu.
The number of possible scale settings has been increased 1000x.
Scale is now shown as 1" = x feet instead of the rather arbitrary scale of 0 to 5.
Users can now enter a custom scale setting using inches = feet.
Added scale popup to prefs form.
Now does a better job of drawing the scale tape when saving or printing a full size picture.
Added the floating call list.
Changed the labels, background and data entry buttons to bevelbuttons and added pictures too them.
Files are now saved as v4 to help support new scale features and floating call list.
Added the ability to have the drawing be offset.
The conversion calculator now returns a value (auto fills text field) when called from the data entry form or custom scale form.
Fixed a bug in the entry verification code that was blocking all curve entries.
No longer lets you start a plot with a curve.
No longer allows the arc length to exceed 2piR.
Show call on curves now shows both arc length and angle.
Can now setup a default startup configuration.
Added the ability to split a plot into two plots.
Added the ability to convert the auto completion line to a call.
Can now use the Decimal to Degree converter to populate the angle data when adding a call.
The scale now has 10 times as many increments.
Will now save/print a full view even when the plot is only a straight, vertical line.
Added the ability to convert azimuths to bearing calls.
Now shows POB as a Triangle when show end points is checked.
The scale can now be set to common scales like 1" = 2000' by right-clicking on the scale.
Added the ability to input lines that reference interior/exterior angles.
Added a tool for adding and subtracting angles. This is useful for descriptions that use interior/exterior angles.
Added the ability to use value placeholders in the labels. This allows the manual placement of calculations like sq. feet.
Changed the Icon.
Can now export pictures to different formats (like JPEG) if QuickTime is installed.
Fixed a lockup bug that would occur if somebody entered just a direction and length - N 425
Will now attempt to parse manually entered "due" directions like N 425 or W 425
Improved tab order for manual entry.
Will now properly clear the display if the only line is removed.
Now shifts focus to the Add button if the user starts typing in the entry field.
Reduced the number of error messages that appear after entering an improperly formed call.
New HTML based help.
[Win] No longer saves the last window state while minimized.
Now includes a PDF copy of the HTML help.
Added the decimal angle to degree converter.
Can now have the plot show lengths and area in meters.
Added the Find Sq. Meters menu option.
Added the ability to show endpoints on the drawing.
Can now cancel closing a window if it hasn't been saved yet.
The Close menu item is now disabled if closing the window would also quit the app.
When exporting to DXF, the resulting output is no longer a mirror image of what is drawn on the screen.
Added the ability to show a picture as the background of a drawing.
The screen now redraws properly when deleting the last line using the Delete Last button on the data entry form.
[Win] Fixed a crash bug on Win98.
Is now compiled with RB2005r4
Now stores the pref files in the users preference folder instead of the same folder as the application itself. Existing pref files are moved to the new folder.
Added the ability to edit a call, instead of just adding and deleting.
The non-curve form now supports entering Varas.
Added the ability to enter distance as links (1 link = .66 feet).
Added a conversion calculator that will convert between any of the distance types that the software supports.
Made most of the forms more Mac friendly.
Fixed a crash that would occur if there was only 1 line and the auto-complete and show length boxes were both checked.
Added a menu option for showing the (x,y) coordinates of each point, with POB as (0,0).
Labels can now be rotated 90,180 and 270 degrees.
Added the ability to calculate the perimeter.
The remove button is now only enabled when there is a line selected to delete.
Fixed a minor rounding error that would cause a rectangle, that should have lapped itself, to be slightly off by a few pixels.
Now uses the "grabby hand" cursors when moving a label.
The main drawing window now supports Contextual Menus.
[Mac] Now marks the dirty widget when appropriate.
Can now show line lengths in any measurement type instead of just in feet.
Fixed a problem where adding a curve would cause a second window to show up instead.
The area of a curve (at least recursive NE) is now calculated correctly - as well as other calculations like auto-close length.
Now saves the file in a different, easier to expand, format.
Now saves all of a drawing's extended data too.
Can now have multiple plots open at the same time.
Added a delete last line button to non-curve entry form.
Added the ability to create customizable labels.
Added the ability to shade the drawing.
Added the ability to choose a background color for the drawing.
Slightly updated 128x128 icon.
Fixed a crash bug that could occur if the app was quit while the entry form was up.
Can now scale up to 5x.
Will now print the auto-close line.
Added the ability to save a picture of the full plot and not just what is shown on screen.
Added Varas (Texas style)
Improved precision on the auto-close length calculation.
Added a feature that will calculate if the survey closes or not.
Added the ability to print a large drawing to multiple pages.
Improved DXF compatibility.
Added the ability to show the whole call on the drawn line.
Added the ability to show the area on the drawing.
Modified the 16x16> icons.
Added the ability to customize the colors.
Fixed a bug where angles without seconds would no longer work.
Should now handle seconds properly instead of using the minutes as the seconds.
Does a better job of handling angles that start with 0.
Fixed a problem where the polygon count would get huge as the scale was redrawn.
Fixed a problem where the area wouldn't always be returned.
Now offers more scale options.
Added the ability to show the length of the line segments on the drawing.
Added hands and span.
Added a conversion chart.
Now places the filename in the window's title bar.
Fixed a bug where if the last line was deleted and the auto complete checkbox was checked
the program would crash.
The Mac version will now use sheets for the Save? form.
The help file is now more Win98 friendly.
Fixed control order on main form.
Fixed a problem where the auto complete checkbox could become hidden.
Fixed a problem where the auto complete line would fail to draw when changing the scale.
Will now save the main window position.
The main window can now be minimized.
Now says Exit instead of Quit in the file menu under Windows.
Added the data entry form.
Added the ability to use rods, chains, meters, yards, inches, fathoms and furlongs.
Added the ability to calculate hectares.
Added the ability to use minutes and seconds.
Added the Help menu.
Fixed a bug where the slider was no longer visible.
Fixed a crash bug when choosing new drawing and the current drawing has a label.
Added the ability to calculate the area.
Added the ability to calculate the acres.
Fixed a bug where the app would crash if you picked new drawing and then hit the draw button.
Now clears the old drawing when a new drawing is opened.
Now does a better job of quitting when told too.
Now highlights the line on the drawing that is selected in the data list.