Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the maximum size file I can transfer using the File Transfer Centre? The maximum size of a single file is currently 30MB. You can however upload multiple files.
  2. What information should I know before calling for a survey? Aside from the municipal address of the property being surveyed and the lot and plan number, clients (particularly those who will receive the digital CAD file as part of their returns) should consider the following:
    • Is plan to be prepared in Imperial or Metric?
    • What scale will you require?
    • Is there a minimum text size required?  Some clients produce their drawings in one scale but need reductions for reasons that aren’t important.  This usually means that text should not drop below L080.  Our drawings could then be reduced by as much as 50% and all text would still be legible.
    • Are you confined to a particular sized media? (Example: 24″x36″)
    • Do you wish to have the final plot aligned on the plot media with a particular rotation.
    • What do you normally use for “unit measurement”? [foot/metre or inch/mm]
    • Would you prefer line work broken around text?
    • Would you like the drawings layers to be transformed to your CAD standards?
  3. Is there a tool for converting AutoCAD drawing versions? Yes. DWG TrueView CAD file conversion software includes DWG TrueConvert™ translation software for translating any AutoCAD design application or AutoCAD-based drawing file for compatibility.
    Click here to download DWG TrueView
  4. I found a property bar on my corner. Is there any way of telling what surveyor planted the bar? All survey bars should have the surveyor’s registration number stamped on one face and near the top of the bar. Shown below is a list of the more common registration numbers found in the area of Essex County. If you find a number on a survey bar that’s not on this list and would like to know the surveyor who set it please contact us at 519-258-1772 and we’d be pleased to look the number up for you.

233If you have a question that is no on our list of Frequently Asked Questions, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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