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May 19, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MicroSurvey Releases CAD 2005 on the IntelliCAD 6.0 Platform

MicroSurvey Software, one of the leading developers of Land Surveying software programs, today announced that MicroSurvey® CAD 2005, a powerful solution for the industry, is built on the IntelliCAD® 6.0 CAD engine. As a full Commercial member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, MicroSurvey now has the capability of customizing core CAD functionality to enhance the product for Land Surveyors.

The decision to transition the long-term development of its flagship product, MicroSurvey CAD, to the IntelliCAD platform is of strategic importance to the company; and is based on MicroSurvey’s ongoing strategy to provide the highest value/easiest to implement products to its core customers.

As a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, MicroSurvey joins a group of developers with representation from all over the world. The Consortium's mandate is to produce a competitive and extremely stable CAD engine that all of its members can use for their specialized applications.

New features of this version include multiple viewports (paperspace views), plot styles, more powerful snapping functions, extensive interface customization of toolbars and menus, improved Lisp programming functions, better raster support, more speed, better DWG compatibility, lineweights, and many more items.

"Our use of IntelliCAD 6.0 is a major step forward in the product that translates into time savings for our customers. The interface is much closer to AutoCAD®, so the learning curve is almost nonexistent for an AutoCAD trained user. The customization, scripting, and programming capabilities of MicroSurvey CAD set it apart in the market and make it more comparable to full AutoCAD based products.," said Darcy Detlor, President of MicroSurvey. "At a price thousands of dollars less, it is another big step forward for our flagship product. We are confident that this is the best MicroSurvey CAD version we have ever produced."

Pricing and Availability

MicroSurvey CAD 2005 Premium, Standard, and Basic versions are available immediately from MicroSurvey and a network of authorized resellers and distributors worldwide. Users of current MicroSurvey CAD or MicroSurvey Express products can upgrade their program at reduced prices. Additional information on the complete MicroSurvey product line, as well as technical support options is available from www.microsurvey.com or by calling 800-668-3312.

About MicroSurvey

MicroSurvey Software Inc., is a BC Corporation located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. In 2001  MicroSurvey was listed in the Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 - a group of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America.

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent organization of commercial software developers that has been established specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. Commercial Members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more.

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West Kelowna, BC
Canada V4T 3C1

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FAX: +1-250-707-0150
Internet: www.microsurvey.com

 
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