"For 4 years I used an older version of Liscad. It was pretty simple but did the job of everything I needed it to do. Since changing employer I'm now using a programme called LSS. I think it's fairly similar but still getting to grips with…"
"I use Terramodel. Although updating it has been discontinued by Trimble, the last version (10.61) is available and can be used free. The Survey Data Collector module is free. The free module won't do contours I don't think…"
"I enthusiastically agree with the Moreira answer. Predicated upon what i write later, I lean towards the MicroStation side more than on the AutoDesk. For many years I used MicroStation and its predessesor, Intergraph, for all kinds of plots,…"
"Dear Survenator, There are many software's which can handle these, Now a days there are built in software's by the total station Manufacturers which is given free of cost along with the purchase of total stations, Just in case you do not…"
All previous answers are good. But do not forget (generic) GIS...
Give some (open) GIS system, like Qgis, a try. Very handy and practical when it comes to making good looking plans. You can import data from most cad software like Acad/Civil.…"
"Another one is Topcon's Magnet Office Suite - this can be purchased outright or with an annual subscription. Here is a link for info: https://www.magnet-enterprise.com/ - select the Office icon for more information. You can also download a…"