Mapsoft designs easy to use and affordable CAD software for surveyors and related
professionals. Our products make your life easier in the office and the field. Our
main products are:
- miniCAD field software running on Palm PDA's and Pocket PC's
- miniCAD office software running on Windows PC's
To learn more about miniCAD 5 download a fully featured
version of the program or visit the miniCAD
5 features and resources pages.
NEWS: Maths in Surveying Day: Friday 8th November 2013
All systems go for the Maths in Surveying Day this Friday (Friday the 8th November 2013).
Please bring an umbrella or light jacket as the forecast is for "chance of showers and thunderstorms from the early afternoon".
Look forward to seeing everyone and we hope you have an enjoyable day!
Ian Iredale. (On behalf of the Organising Committee)
NEWS: 31st July 2013 Release Updates
An update to Minicad 5 is available. Use the download page to retrieve the installer. The full detail of changes in this release
may be found in the change logs.
From the field...
As a surveyor, I have used several of the leading name CAD and Cogo packages. They
are often incredibly expensive, some of them you even need to buy such modules as
terrain modelling and data collection seperately. I started using miniCAD several
years ago, with Version 3. Initially what attracted me to it was its price, most
surveying packages are at least four times the price. The fact that it is Australian
made was also important, most packages originate from the US and are not tailored
to our procedures. From the outset miniCAD was easy and intuitive. It was a simple
process to download the collected data from my recorder, into miniCAD, edit codes,
strings, orientations and elevations and export to the relevant CAD package. With
each version of miniCAD I have noticed this procedure become even easier and even
more functions be incorporated. Also the technical support that Mapsoft offer is
second to none. Something the larger Survey Software companies could learn. I would
highly recomend miniCAD to any surveyor, be they from an engineering or cadastral
Matt B. Surveyor, South Australia.
NEWS: miniCAD Student Version. 22nd May 2012
New files are available in the download area for student installs. An msi file is
provided for silent installs or use the .exe. Once installed miniCAD will start
in Student mode with many options set to match the available student tutorials.
The student version is the simplest option if you wish to install miniCAD on multiple PC's
for classroom exercises. (e.g. Bicentenial Park exercises, Transit of Venus or simple
school grounds surveys.) miniCAD in Student mode is a free product.
Click the 'Learning' Tab found here
to access tutorial resources.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.