I've just started using Autocad 360 Pro for iPad in combination with a 3rd party GPS receiver. The system seems to work well apart from the following two problems...
1> Using "Current Location" to drop a marker and an annotation works really well in 360 but as soon as I open the file in LT for Mac, all the annotations are lost, leaving me with just a mass of crosses. For some reason, the text is being lost in between 360 and LT. I haven't been able to try it on a PC version as yet to see if the same issue arises.
2> The original GPS marker that you use to calibrate the DWG to GPS and use as a base point also disappears as soon as I open the file in LT for Mac. This means that I have to recalibrate the drawing evrytime I go back on to 360 to a known accurate point on the DWG. Combined with the issue of losing the text annotations it makes every mapping session quite frustrating and slower than it needs to be.
Any suggestions or solutions would be appreciated.
As we've already discussed via email, the missing text issue has been forwarded to our developers for a further examination.
We'll contact you once well have more answers.
Do we have any update on when I'm likely to get a response? Considering cancelling Autocad 360 and LT subscriptions and moving to alternatives as not being able to annotate GPS markers is making the system pretty useless.
Look forward to hearing from someone very soon.
Thanks for your reply.
I'm using a GNSS reciever unit through Autocad 360 on iPad. There is no third party software involved. The GPS receiver just makes the iPads GPS location accurate down to 20cm.
Autocad 360 supports the ability to drop a geomarker within a DWG as a base point, and will then let you wonder around the map and drop GPS markers with annotations. I use Ordnance Survey DWG files and set my marker on known accurate points within that DWG. Then I walk the site and mark on the additional item locations (trees, temporary fence lines, road edges, ditches etc etc) by dropping a gps marker and adding an annotation to it.
It all works really quite well, and the accuracy is within the expected parameters. If I was only ever using Autocad 360 it wouldn't be a problem but as soon as the file is opened in LT, the markers are all visible but the annotations are not. So I just have a map covered in Xs. Nice if you're a pirate, rubbish if you're trying to work out which one is the gate post that needs removing!
Normal annotations work ok between the two pieces of software, it's just the notes associated with the markers that don't appear, which just makes me think the problem is on the 360 side rather than the LT side.
The support team here have looked at the files and they only see the markers with no annotations too. I'm guessing they would have viewed them on PC rather than Mac version but I'll double check to be sure. Either way though I don't want to invest in any other software or change to a PC as both pieces of software that I already own should be able to do what I'm asking them to do. It's just a bug that needs ironing out.
I'll pop over to the Mac forum and have a snoop around in there too!
The issue you've been reporting about, is still being examined by our team.
I'll update you via email once there's any progress with resolving this issue.
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