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Jan
30
Point Prep and CAD Online April 2015
Posted by James Johnston on 30 January 2015 04:05 PM
Point Prep and CAD Online

MicroSurvey Point Prep is a CAD program designed specifically for construction professionals.  You can open CAD drawings from architects and engineers, check for common CAD drawing issues, re-scale drawings to match units used by surveying equipment, populate drawings with stakeout points and conveniently export points for laying out.

MicroSurvey's Point Prep Online course teaches you the essentials of CAD drawing management and error checking, methods for combining and merging different types of CAD and field data, methods for volume calculations and basic CAD drafting skills.  Our experienced trainers will be offering training in an online environment that allows for screen sharing and audio and chatline discussion between attendees and instructors. With online training you can increase the productivity and value of your company, but without the expense and downtime of traveling to the training facility.

Topics covered include:

  • Fundamental CAD Concepts
  • Simple Drafting Commands
  • CAD Editing Commands
  • Survey Database Essentials
  • Defaults and Configuration
  • Working with Coordinates
  • Surfaces and Volumes
  • Importing and Exporting for Layout

The training session will cover the essential features of MicroSurvey PointPrep over 8 hours, spread over 4 weeks with an introductory session to show how the online training tools will work.

Sample files and manuals will be provided.  No long distance charges will apply.

Prerequisites: Students need a registered copy of MicroSurvey PointPrep 2013 or 2014 to be able to attend, and a computer with a microphone speakers.

Number of Seats Available: 12 of 12 Space is always limited with our popular online training sessions.

 

Instructors: Brandon Wampler, MicroSurvey Support and guests TBA

Dates and Times (Pacific Standard Times shown): 

Introductory Session:

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Regular Sessions:

Thu, Apr 2, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Thu, Apr 9, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

 

Tuition: $500 or $450 for MicroSurvey customers with current maintenance

Registration URLhttps://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8902376578396815362
Training ID: 839-594-588

Once you have completed the registration form we will contact you to arrange payment. We will hold your seat for three business days while payment is processed.

Questions? Please call 1-800-668-3312 or 250-707-0000


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Jan
30
MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Training in Toronto, May 4 to May 7, 2015
Posted by James Johnston on 30 January 2015 12:21 PM
  MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Training

 

MicroSurvey will be hosting a four day training session at Humber College North Campus in the Greater Toronto area. The training session will cover basic and advanced features of MicroSurvey CAD.   Pick Here for a summary of topics covered.

Networked computers, manuals and software will be provided. (you keep the manuals)

We suggest that students attending the course take the time to review the help files in the program, watch the training movies supplied (via the help file), go through the tutorials in our Getting Started Guide, and review any relevent Helpdesk articles, so they are prepared for this course.

 

Space is limited and filling up quickly. 

Number of Seats Available: 16 of 16

Date: May 4 to May 7, 2015

Time: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday

Tuition: $1200 (early bird price) $1500 after April 1

Instructor: Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T. (Former MicroSurvey Technical Support Manager)

Training Facility: Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario

Room N231

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Suggested Accommodations: Comfort Inn Airport North: Book under Group rate "MicroSurvey" for a discounted rate.

 

  
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For information about the course contact James Johnston or call 1-800-668-3312.

To register contact David Prangnell or call 1-800-668-3312.
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Jan
27
MicroSurvey Layout 2.2
Posted by Yifan Xia on 27 January 2015 03:03 PM

MicroSurvey is pleased to announce the release of Layout 2.2.12.7, a major service pack to its powerful construction layout software.

The latest release enabled the support for RTCM v3.1+ Transformation messages. Both horizontal and vertical coordinate systems can be streamed from NTRIP casters to replace or complement any pre-define systems.

In addition, we have made significant enhancements to the road manager module, and supports more entities from DXF and LandXML format.

Be sure to check out the full details from the release note below, including all the new instrument drivers and coordinate systems.

It is all part of our ongoing effort to ensure continued supports for our products.


Release Note: Click Here

Download Page: Click Here


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Dec
23
MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7.2
Posted by Yifan Xia on 23 December 2014 02:04 PM

MicroSurvey is pleased to announce the release of FieldGenius 7.2, a major service pack to its powerful survey field data collection software.

The latest release enabled the support for RTCM v3.1+ Transformation messages. Both horizontal and vertical coordinate systems can be streamed from NTRIP casters to replace or complement any pre-define systems.

We have also made significant enhancements to the Road Manager module. Multiple LandXML files can now be loaded in the same project, alignments will now support Station Equations and display station labels, and DXF file importation now supports all types of polylines. Be sure to check out the full details from the release note below.

Last but not the least, memory optimizations for point database and DXF files have been done to improve the overall performance on Windows Mobile based systems.

It is all part of our ongoing effort to ensure continued supports for our products.


Release Notes

For the complete list of MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7.2.12.6 Features and Defect fixes: Click Here

New Features
  • RTCM 3.1 Transformation Messages are now supported for both horizontal and vertical systems. To enable this, select RTCM Tranformation in the coordinate system screen.
  • Multiple LandXML files can now be loaded at the same time.
  • Station Equations on alignments are now supported in Roads Manager.
  • Label Element option has been added to roading menu for displaying station labels along alignments.
  • New DXF Entity Support – Added Lwpolyline support, improved 3dpolyline and circle.
  • Point Database and DXF Memory optimization has been completed to allow more points and DXF files to be loaded on Windows Mobile Devices.
  • Station and Offset for Active Alignment is now displayed in both Staking Results dialog and Staking Information dialog.
  • Antenna Height has been added to the measurement toolbar for convenience.
  • The Inverse result screen will now also display the calculated Vertical Direction angle.Added a new stakeout option to allow staking a point with respect to a line.
  • Several places in the stakeout window have received icon updates.
  • Start Station and Start Point for alignments have been relocated to prevent accidental editing.
  • Added leveling dialog if the instrument is out of level when starting a scan.
New Coordinate Systems and Geoids
  • Africa – Added UTM coordinate systems for Angola, Botswana, Francistown, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Canada – Added a new Canadian GNSS Systems group
  • Dominican Republic & Haiti – Added EGM08 geoid file
  • Finland – Added ETRS89-GKn and ETRS-TM35FIN coordinate systems
  • Indonesia – Added Indonisia95 TM03 coordinate system
  • Libya – Updated LGD2006 coordinate system zone names for better clarification
  • Russia – Updated GK42 and GK95 coordinate systems (currently in BETA category)
  • Russia – Added EGM08 geoid file
  • Swiss – Added Swiss geoid 2004
  • United States – Added new GNSS system groups for State Planes and UTM (NAD83 and HARN)
Hardware Specific Updates 
  • Altus
    • APS-3 – Improved Beidou signal tracking
    • APS-3 – The antenna list has been updated
  • ComNav
    • T300 – Added RTCMv3BD correction format
    • T300 – Improvements to the UHF radio module
    • T300 – Added battery status indication
    • T300 – Enabled NTRIP Caster server
  • FOIF
    • A30 – Added Beidou Support and sCMRx correction format
    • RTS-350 – Fixed an issue with bubble direction in the leveling dialog
  • geo-FENNEL
    • FGS1 – Added support for FGS1 GNSS receiver
    • FTD 02 – Added support for FTD 02 Total Station
  • GeoMax
    • Zenith 25 Pro – Added support for Zenith 25 Pro GNSS receiver
    • Zenith 25 – Large source tables can now be properly loaded
  • Hi-Target
    • QStar 6 – Added support for QStar 6 data collectors
    • QStar 8 – Added support for QStar 8 data collectors
  • Handheld
    • Nautiz X8 - Added support for Nautiz X8 data collectors
  • Horizon
    • K300 – Added Data Collector Internet option through Bluetooth connection
  • Juniper
    • Archer 2 – Internal GNSS profile now shows up for all models
    • Archer 2 – GNSS satellite plot will now display properly when using internal GNSS profile
  • Kolida
    • KTS-440 – Resolved a plate angle issue when Gon unit is selected
    • K96T – Added Data Collector Internet option through Bluetooth connection
  • Leica
    • 1100 Series – The driver for 1100 series of Total Stations has been separated out into its own category
    • 1100 Series – Users are now able to define up to 3 custom target profiles
    • Nova MS50 – Can now recognize if the side cover is open
    • Nova MS50 – Now notifies to update the firmware if GeoCom scanning and video licenses are not found
    • Nova MS50 – Messages for video streaming have been added throughout the scanning workflow to provide guidance.
    • iCON robot60 - Fixed issues with power search and IR Tracking
    • General – Prism constant for User-Defined prisms will now accurate to a tenth of a millimeter
  • Linertec
    • LGP-302 Series - Added support for LGP-302 Series of WinCE onboard Total Station
  • NavCom
    • SF-3040 – Radio will be turned off during StarFire navigation to save battery power
    • SF-3040 – Baseline information show now show up in all scenarios
    • SF-3040 – Updated default frequency value for User-Defined StarFire channel to prevent error messages
    • SF-3040 – Added 30s mount point SFGNSS.30 for StarFire Over IP
  • Pentax
    • SMT888-3G Rev 3 – Added support for SMT888-3G Rev 3 GNSS receiver
    • G3100-R2 – Added support for G3100-R2 GNSS receiver
    • W-1500 Series - Added support for W-1500 Series of WinCE onboard Total Station
    • SMT888-3G – Resolved an issue with GSM modem initialization
  • Prexiso
    • G4/G5 – Provides better compatibility with firmware version 2.12+
  • Stonex
    • R2W – Fixed an issue with bubble direction in the leveling dialog
  • South
    • NTS-370R – Added support for NTS-370R Series of WinCE onboard Total Station
    • S82-2013 – Added Data Collector Internet option through Bluetooth connection
    • S86-2013 – Added Data Collector Internet option through Bluetooth connection
    • S82-N – Improved the driver for S82-N GNSS receiver
    • General – If the GNSS receiver does not support raw data logging, the dialog will not incorrectly show up if OnPoz tagging is checked

Download FieldGenius 7.2

Download MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7.2 English version: Click Here

Download MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7.2 Multi-Language versions: Click Here

For demonstration purposes, MicroSurvey FieldGenius can be run fully-feautred with 30 points per project.


Download Additional Supporting Applications

MicroSurvey Transfer (free add-on for FieldGenius users, requires Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center): Click Here


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Dec
12
MicroSurvey CAD 2015
Posted by Brian Sloman on 12 December 2014 04:03 PM

MicroSurvey is pleased to announce the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2015, a major update to its flagship desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers.

The latest release is powered by the all new IntelliCAD 8 engine and is the first ever 64-bit version of MicroSurvey CAD.  According to Brian Sloman, Development Manager at MicroSurvey, "The 64-bit architecture allows MicroSurvey CAD 2015 to access and use more system resources, and in a more efficient manner, unlocking the incredible potential of a modern workstation. With the 64-bit version of MicroSurvey CAD 2015, users will experience faster and smoother drafting and calculation operations, and can work with larger drawings and more points."

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 can read and write the latest .dwg files for compatibility with AutoCAD 2015 and has improved object enablers for drawings from Civil 3D.  It also includes several new capabilities driven by requests submitted by users through MicroSurvey's online feature request system.  For example,  layer filters and layer states have been integrated directly into the IntelliCAD Explorer; a dynamic licensing system makes it easy to switch product levels; the AutoMAP Library, which controls how points and figures are presented, has been enhanced with new capabilities; bearings and azimuths of lines can now be instantly viewed in alternate reference systems; the point clusters tool lets you draw exaggerated error vectors for visually comparing coordinate changes between design and as-built points or during deformation studies; additional point cloud data formats are supported; and much more.

MicroSurvey CAD is compatible with field data from all major total stations and data collectors and is fully compatible with AutoCAD. It includes complete survey drafting, COGO, DTM, traversing, volumes, contouring, point cloud manipulation and data collection interfacing. No plug-ins or modules are necessary. In addition to the 64-bit version, a 32-bit version of the software is also available.


Release Notes

Complete MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Release Notes: click here

New and Enhanced Features in MicroSurvey CAD 2015

Powered by IntelliCAD 8
MicroSurvey CAD 2015 is built on the latest IntelliCAD engine, IntelliCAD 8.0a. IntelliCAD 8 is a major release and includes 2013 .dwg file format support for AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015, and comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. New features include layer states, layer filters with search, quick select, 3D orbit, additional grid capabilities, Collada (.dae) file import, MrSID MG4 compressed raster image support, and more.
More than 1200 issues have been resolved since the IntelliCAD 7.2d release. These include performance enhancements and improvements to the user interface, printing, text, dimensions, entity snapping and tracking, and more.
See below for additional details about what's new in IntelliCAD 8.
Dynamic Licensing
MicroSurvey CAD 2015 is now installed as one single installation containing all five different product levels: Basic, Standard, Premium, Ultimate, and Studio.
All product levels are pre-loaded and available in every MicroSurvey CAD 2015 install, and are activated dynamically by your USB license key. Use any valid key with any installation - no more reinstalling to change product levels!
AutoMAP Plotted Descriptions
ASCII Export:
A new "Use Plotted Description" option has been added to the Export ASCII commands which will write out the AutoMAP Plotted Descriptions in place of the Descriptions.
Type ASCII_OUT at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Export ASCII Points or Lat Long File.
Active Coordinate Editor:
An optional "Plotted Description" column can now be enabled in the Active Coordinate Editor.
Type COORDEDIT at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Active Coordinate Editor.
Single Point Editor:
A new "Plotted Description" field has been added to the Single Point Editor dialogs.
Type EDITP at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Store & Edit Points, or with your grips off click on a point node or label.
Geodetic Single Point Editor:
A new "Plotted Description" field has been added to the Single Point Editor dialogs.
Type EDITPG at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Store & Edit Geodetic Position.
AutoMAP Substitution Codes
Access field-coded parameters directly from your point descriptions and use them to control the Layer, Symbol, and other fields. (Previously available only in the Plotted Description field.)
Substitution codes use the same syntax as introduced in MicroSurvey CAD 2013 for the Plotted Description field, and include $0 to substitute the code, $1-$9 to substitute the first through ninth space-delimited parameter following the code, $+ to substitute all parameters following the code, $* to substitute the entire description including the code plus all parameters, and $$ to substitute a literal "$" character.
For example, specify a Layer name like $1 and a block name like TREE_$1.DWG in AutoMap to dynamically place TREE points like TREE OAK and TREE ELM on OAK and ELM layers with TREE_OAK.DWG and TREE_ELM.DWG symbols.
Type AUTOMAP_EDITOR at the command line, or in the menus select MsTraverse > AutoMAP System > AutoMAP Library.
Clusters
Draw the error vectors of each cluster as polar or orthogonal lines, with an exaggeration factor and customizable color and layer properties depending on the pass/fail condition.
Type CLUSTERS at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Clusters.
COGO Bearing Rotation
A "Rotated Bearing/Azimuth" field has been added onto the CAD Lines and CAD Curves dialogs, to show both the original and rotated bearing/azimuth per the specified COGO Bearing Rotation angle.
A "Rotated Chord Bearing/Azimuth" field has been added onto the CAD Lines and CAD Curves dialogs, to to show both the original and rotated chord bearing per the specified COGO Bearing Rotation angle.
To access the System Toggles, type CNF_EDIT_TOGGLES at the command line, or in the menus select MsTools > MicroSurvey System Toggles.
To access the CAD Lines or CAD Curves dialogs, make sure your GRIPS are turned off then click on the desired line or arc.
Google Earth KML Export
Additional details are available in the Point and Line/Curve details, including point coordinates and line and curve information.
New style options are available for specifying the point icon, icon size, and label size.
Type WRITEKML at the command line, or in the menus select MsPoints > Other Program Ties > Leica DBX > Import Leica DBX.
Leica DBX Import
Import Leica Codelists, and add its contents to your AutoMAP library.
Import "Ghost Point" setups, where the project starts with a setup that was established in a different project.
Type DBXIN at the command line, or in the menus select MsTraverse > Read Collector Files In > Leica DBX > Import Leica DBX.
Line/Curve/Tie Tables
Use point IDs to specify which lines, curves, and ties you want to added to Line Table, Curve Table or Multi-Tie Table.
Type LINE_TABLE at the command line, or in the menus select MsAnnotate > Add Tables > Add Lines to Table.
Type CURVE_TABLE at the command line, or in the menus select MsAnnotate > Add Tables > Add Curves to Table.
Type MULTITIES at the command line, or in the menus select MsAnnotate > Add Tables > Add Ties to Table.
Line Labels
A new option has been added into the Bearing Labeling Defaults to specify the number of spaces between the Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds values in a Bearing label like N 30° 12' 34" E.
Type CNF_BEARINGS at the command line, or in the menus select MsAnnotate > Labeling Defaults > Bearings.
Point Cloud Conversion
Conversion of XYZ files is more flexible, allowing conversion of "X Y Z", "X Y Z R G B", "X Y Z I", and "X Y Z I R G B" data.
Type PCICU at the command line, or in the menus select MsAdvanced > PCI Conversion Utility.

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2015

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Full Install, 32-bit version: click here

Download MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Full Install, 64-bit version: click here

MicroSurvey CAD can be run in a 30-day, fully functional trial period for demonstration purposes.

Existing MicroSurvey CAD users with a current (non-expired) maintenance subscription support plan must use the USB License Manager application to update their USB License Key(s) to continue running this version beyond the 30-day trial period. If your maintenance plan has expired, please call MicroSurvey Software Inc. at 1-800-668-3312 or 1-250-707-0000 or contact your local MicroSurvey dealer to renew it.


Download Additional Supporting Applications

MicroSurvey Transfer (free add-on for FieldGenius users, requires Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center): click here

MicroSurvey USB License Manager (included in the MicroSurvey CAD install): click here

MicroSurvey USB Network License Server (must be purchased separately, requires a password to install): click here

MicroSurvey PCI Conversion Utility for FARO 5.2 (free conversion utility for FARO users): click here


View Additional Online Resources

MicroSurvey CAD Product Website: click here

MicroSurvey CAD Online Training Movies: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Upgrade Tour and Movies: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Release Notes: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Frequently Asked Questions: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Upgrade Notes: click here

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Known Issues: click here


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Dec
1
MicroSurveyCAD Fundamentals Online March 2015
Posted by James Johnston on 01 December 2014 03:49 PM
MicroSurvey CAD Fundamentals Online

MicroSurvey has re-packaged our classroom training materials and will be offering them to you online.  Our experienced trainers will be offering the same combination of hands on activities, software demonstrations and classroom discussion that we offer when providing classroom training, but in an online environment that allows for screen sharing and audio and chatline discussion between attendees and instructors. With online training you can increase the productivity and value of your company, but without the expense and downtime of traveling to the training facility.

The training session will cover basic features of MicroSurvey CAD over 16 hours, spread over 4 weeks with an introductory session to show how the online training tools will work.   Pick here for an outline of topics to be covered.

Sample files and manuals will be provided.  No long distance charges will apply.

Space is limited and filling up quickly. 

Number of Seats Available: 2 of 16

Instructors: Lee Morden, B.Sc; Hugh Coutts, OLS; Brandon Wampler, MicroSurvey Support; James Johnston, B.Ed, Geomatics Tech; Brian Sansom, BCLS, P.Eng.

Dates and Times (Pacific Standard Times shown): 

Introductory Session:

Mon, Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT

Regular Sessions:

Tue, Mar 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Tue, Mar 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Tuition: $800 or $600 for MicroSurvey customers with current maintenance

Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5392591424654185218
Training ID: 913-619-212

Once you have completed the registration form we will contact you to arrange payment. We will hold your seat for three business days while payment is processed.

Questions? Please call 1-800-668-3312 or 250-707-0000


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Nov
7
STAR*NET Certified Online Training for February 2015
Posted by James Johnston on 07 November 2014 03:31 PM
  STAR*NET V8.1 Online Training

The MicroSurvey STAR*NET Certification training program is now available to you online.  Our feedback from previous online sessions has been resoundingly positive.  Students enjoy the combination of online discussion, demonstrations, hands-on exercises and interactive assessment and comment they are learning as much as they would in a regular class. You can increase the productivity and value of your company, but without the expense and downtime of travelling to the training facility.
Each session will be recorded and available for a limited time for participants to view online at their leisure.  If you are concerned that you may miss one session or if you wish to review a session this is an attractive option.
The training session will cover most features of STAR*NET and a variety of troubleshooting strategies.  There will be 16 hours of online instructional time.  The training is spread over 4 weeks with an introductory session to show how the online training tools will work.
Sample files and manuals will be provided.  No long distance charges will apply, as we will transmit audio over the internet.  A PDF Certificate of completion will be mailed at the end of the course.

Topics:

This program will cover most aspects of using STAR*NET and will cover strategies and techniques for working with leveling data, conventional traverse data and GPS data.  Pick here for a more detailed list of topics.  Attendees who complete the course will be prepared to:

  • Configure STAR*NET for a range of equipment types
  • Design and manage a least squares project
  • Interpret results from the listing
  • Find and resolve typical problems with networks
  • Use a variety of data conversion and import strategies
  • Combine data from a variety of sources into a single balanced network

Prerequisites:

Attendees will be required to have STAR*NET V8.1 installed and registered on the computer being used to access training.

Attendees will need a speaker and microphone.

Number of Seats Available: 0 of 16, Sorry, the class is full.  But please use the registration link below to contact us so we can call you if there is a last minute cancelation.

Times and Dates (Pacific Timezone:)

Preliminary Session: Wed, Feb 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

Session 1: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Session 2: Thu, Feb 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Session 3: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Session 4: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

 

Tuition: US$800, or US$600 if your maintenance contract is current as of February 4, 2015.  Sales tax will be added to the invoice for Canadian customers.

Instructors: James Johnston, B Ed., Geomatics Technologist, Guest instructor Peter Messier, PLS, PE, MSCE - Surveying, Lecturer - Clemson Univ., Consultant in Deformation Monitoring

Training Facility: The comfort of your home or office

For information about the course call 1-800-668-3312 or 250-707-0000

Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/991217790587379713
Training ID: 202-212-076

Once you have completed the registration form we will contact you to arrange payment. We will hold your seat for three business days while payment is processed.


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Sep
22
Evidence Recorder 10
Posted by Yifan Xia on 22 September 2014 04:28 PM

MicroSurvey Software Inc. is pleased to announce Evidence Recorder 10, the latest and highly anticipated version of evidence collection software built specifically for the professional reconstructionist.

Featuring a powerful video scanning routine, easier project workflows, and enhanced connection capabilities, Evidence Recorder 10 contains many changes that make a big difference for the users. (Feature Overview Video)

 

New Features

  • Video Points Scanning – Point scanning routine has been greatly improved to allow user to define complex scan areas using total station onboard cameras, and transfer/export scan data with one simple click. Full dome and manual modes are also added to easily scan large areas. [Only available on Windows tablet or PC version]
  • Automatic Instrument Reconnection – Users will now have the option to automatically reconnect to the previous instrument. This will happen in 3 scenarios, when application start-up, when instrument resumes from hibernation, or when device comes back in range after connection was dropped. If the ”always auto-reconnect “option is checked, the instruments will be automatically reconnected without user intervention
  • New Project Creation Workflow – Project creation workflow has been revamped. All project settings have been centralized in one location, and can be saved as default for future use. This combined with instrument reconnection allows you to create a new project and go to map view with only 2 clicks, and greatly improves work efficiency.
  • User-Defined ASCII Export – User will now have the ability to define unlimited fields and formats in our ASCII export screen.
  • Multiple Points Backsight – New Multi-Backsight routine can be utilized to combine multiple control points/directions and calculate a more accurate backsight orientation.
  • Bluetooth Device Manager – Added a new Bluetooth Device Manager to store Bluetooth devices. When switching equipment, a user do not need to perform a new search, and the profile can be transferred to other data collectors easily.
  • NTRIP Caster Manager – Users can now save all of the NTRIP settings in the caster manager, and can switch between and connect to NTRIP casters without entering the settings again. NTRIP profile file can also be copied to other devices directly.
  • GNSS Tolerance Override – Users will now have an option to store GNSS measurements even when position tolerance is exceeded. Warning icons will be displayed when storing points with inadequate status.
  • Target Shortcuts improvements – You can now set keyboard shortcuts for the first 12 targets in your Target Manager. Each shortcut will set target type, EDM mode, and target height automatically.
  • Audio Feedback – Your data collector will now beep when GNSS Receiver loses RTK Fixed position.
  • Improved Stakeout Workflow and Graphics – Significantly improved stakeout graphics and workflows. In addition to the traditional map view, you can now choose Compass view or Grid view. Different viewing directions can be selected to suit your preferences, and our new “Next Point” routine provides you with a variety of options to select next point to layout.
  • An option has been added to display used/free memory on the map screen for WinCE based versions.
  • “Correction Age”, “Auto Skip Measurement statistics” and “Auto Store Measurement” settings has been moved to GNSS Tolerance Profile setting screen for easier management.
  • Added support for Columbia geoid GEOCOL2004
  • Added support for Korea geoid KNGeoid2013
  • Added support for New Zealand datum NZGD2000
  • Added support for Norway geoid NN2000
  • Added support for Poland geoid PL2011/PL2014
  • Added support for Qatar geoids
  • Added support for Finland coordinate systems ERTS-TM35FIN and  ETRS89-GKn (central meridians n= 19-31)

Other Features

  • Altus
  • [F2499] – Added support for Satel SATELLINE-M3-TR3 radio on APS-3 based instruments
  • [F2483] – Added support for Telit H24 modem module
  • CHC
  • [F2477] – Added BDS constellation support for CHC X91+ GNSS receiver
  • [D6955] – Two additional radio protocol has been added for the internal SATEL UHF module
  • ComNav
  • [F2554] – Added support for ComNav T300 GNSS receiver
  • GeoMax
  • [F1750] – Zenith 10/20 – Added support of mixed static/kinematic raw data logging on receivers.
  • [F1750] – Zenith 10/20 – Now supports BeiDou Constellation. BDS tracking is only available with Zenith20.
  • [F2363] – Zenith 25 – Added an ability to stream NMEA messages via serial port of the receiver to a third-party device
  • [F2364] – Rinex logging can now be enabled via field controllers. BDS is only possible with RINEX 3
  • [D2365] – Add support for Zipp20 total station
  • Kolida
  • [F2407] – Added support for KTS-440 series of total stations
  • [F2576] – Added support for Kolida K9TX GNSS receiver
  • [F2552] – Added support for Kolida K96T GNSS receiver
  • Laser Technology
  • [F2559] – Added support for TruPulse 360 Series of laser range finder
  • Leica
  • [F2501] – iCR60/iCB60 – Added support for iCON 60 Robot and Builder total stations
  • [F2475] – Now record covariance and baseline information in raw file
  • [F2488] – Nova MS50 - Added Full Dome & Partial Dome scanning options

Defect Fixed

  • See release note for full details

 

Download Link

Evidence Recorder 10 Install

For demonstration purposes, Evidence Recorder 10 can be run fully-featured with 30 points per project.

 

Additional Online Resources

Evidence Recorder 10 - Full Release Notes

Evidence Recorder 10 - Overview Video

Evidence Recorder 10 - Video Point Scanning Feature Walkthrough Video & Setup Guide

 

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Sep
12
MicroSurvey Layout 2
Posted by Yifan Xia on 12 September 2014 04:20 PM

MicroSurvey Software Inc. is pleased to announce Layout 2, the latest and highly anticipated version of MicroSurvey's Simple-to-use, yet powerful, layout and as-built software.

Featuring a redesigned layout routine, powerful video scanning, easier project workflows, and enhanced connection capabilities, Layout 2 contains many changes that make a big difference for the users.

New Features

 

  • Improved Stakeout Workflow and Graphics – Significantly improved stakeout graphics and workflows. In addition to the traditional map view, you can now choose Compass view or Grid view. Different viewing directions can be selected to suit your preferences, and our new “Next Point” routine provides you with a variety of options to select next point to layout.
  • Video Points Scanning – Point scanning routine has been greatly improved to allow user to define complex scan areas using total station onboard cameras, and transfer/export scan data with one simple click. Full dome and manual modes are also added to easily scan large areas.
  • Automatic Instrument Reconnection – Users will now have the option to automatically reconnect to the previous instrument. This will happen in 3 scenarios, when application start-up, when instrument resumes from hibernation, or when device comes back in range after connection was dropped. If the ”always auto-reconnect “option is checked, the instruments will be automatically reconnected without user intervention
  • New Project Creation Workflow – Project creation workflow has been revamped. All project settings have been centralized in one location, and can be saved as default for future use. This combined with instrument reconnection allows you to create a new project and go to map view with only 2 clicks, and greatly improves work efficiency.
  • User-Defined ASCII Export – User will now have the ability to define unlimited fields and formats in our ASCII export screen.
  • Multiple Points Backsight – New Multi-Backsight routine can be utilized to combine multiple control points/directions and calculate a more accurate backsight orientation.
  • Bluetooth Device Manager – Added a new Bluetooth Device Manager to store Bluetooth devices. When switching equipment, a user do not need to perform a new search, and the profile can be transferred to other data collectors easily.
  • NTRIP Caster Manager – Users can now save all of the NTRIP settings in the caster manager, and can switch between and connect to NTRIP casters without entering the settings again. NTRIP profile file can also be copied to other devices directly.
  • GNSS Tolerance Override – Users will now have an option to store GNSS measurements even when position tolerance is exceeded. Warning icons will be displayed when storing points with inadequate status.
  • Target Shortcuts improvements – You can now set keyboard shortcuts for the first 12 targets in your Target Manager. Each shortcut will set target type, EDM mode, and target height automatically.
  • Audio Feedback – Your data collector will now beep when GNSS Receiver loses RTK Fixed position.
  • An option has been added to display used/free memory on the map screen for WinCE based versions.
  • “Correction Age”, “Auto Skip Measurement statistics” and “Auto Store Measurement” settings has been moved to GNSS Tolerance Profile setting screen for easier management.
  • Added support for Columbia geoid GEOCOL2004
  • Added support for Korea geoid KNGeoid2013
  • Added support for New Zealand datum NZGD2000
  • Added support for Norway geoid NN2000
  • Added support for Poland geoid PL2011/PL2014
  • Added support for Qatar geoids
  • Added support for Finland coordinate systems ERTS-TM35FIN and  ETRS89-GKn (central meridians n= 19-31)
  • Added RTS Commands in Calculate menu

 

Other New Features

 

  • Altus
  • [F2499] – Added support for Satel SATELLINE-M3-TR3 radio on APS-3 based instruments
  • [F2483] – Added support for Telit H24 modem module
  • CHC
  • [F2477] – Added BDS constellation support for CHC X91+ GNSS receiver
  • [D6955] – Two additional radio protocol has been added for the internal SATEL UHF module
  • ComNav
  • [F2554] – Added support for ComNav T300 GNSS receiver
  • GeoMax
  • [F1750] – Zenith 10/20 – Added support of mixed static/kinematic raw data logging on receivers.
  • [F1750] – Zenith 10/20 – Now supports BeiDou Constellation. BDS tracking is only available with Zenith20.
  • [F2363] – Zenith 25 – Added an ability to stream NMEA messages via serial port of the receiver to a third-party device
  • [F2364] – Rinex logging can now be enabled via field controllers. BDS is only possible with RINEX 3
  • [D2365] – Add support for Zipp20 total station
  • Kolida
  • [F2407] – Added support for KTS-440 series of total stations
  • [F2576] – Added support for Kolida K9TX GNSS receiver
  • [F2552] – Added support for Kolida K96T GNSS receiver
  • Laser Technology
  • [F2559] – Added support for TruPulse 360 Series of laser range finder
  • Leica
  • [F2501] – iCR60/iCB60 – Added support for iCON 60 Robot and Builder total stations
  • [F2475] – Now record covariance and baseline information in raw file
  • [F2488] – Nova MS50 - Added Full Dome & Partial Dome scanning options

 

Defect Fixed

  • See release note for full details

 

Download Link

MicroSurvey Layout 2 Install

For demonstration purposes, MicroSurvey Layout 2 can be run fully-featured with 30 points per project.

 

Additional Online Resources

MicroSurvey Layout 2 Full Release Notes

MicroSurvey Layout 2 overview videos

MicroSurvey Layout 2 Video Point Scanning Feature Walkthrough Video & Setup Guide


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Sep
4
MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 - Service Pack 1
Posted by Yifan Xia on 04 September 2014 03:22 PM

MicroSurvey Software Inc. is pleased to announce FieldGenius 7 Service Pack 1, the latest and highly anticipated version of MicroSurvey's powerful survey data collection software.

The first Service Pack (SP1) for FieldGenius 7 contains many defect fixes based on customer feedbacks, as well as driver supports and several exciting features. It is part of our ongoing effort to ensure continued supports for our products.

New Features

  • Video Points Scanning – Point scanning routine has been greatly improved to allow user to define complex scan areas using total station onboard cameras, and transfer/export scan data with one simple click. Full dome and manual modes are also added to easily scan large areas. Feature Walkthrough Video & Setup Guide (Available on Windows PC/Tablet plaforms)
  • Target Shortcuts improvements – You can now set keyboard shortcuts for the first 12 targets in your Target Manager. Each shortcut will set target type, EDM mode, and target height automatically.
  • Audio Feedback – Your data collector will now beep when GNSS Receiver loses RTK Fixed position
  • Added support for Poland geoid PL2011/PL2014
  • Added support for Qatar geoids

Other New Features

  • CHC
  • [F2477] – Added BDS constellation support for CHC X91+ GNSS receiver
  • [D6955] – Two additional radio protocol has been added for the internal SATEL UHF module
  • ComNav
  • [F2554] - Added support for ComNav T300 GNSS receiver
  • Kolida
  • [F2576] – Added support for Kolida K9TX GNSS receiver
  • [F2552] – Added support for Kolida K96T GNSS receiver
  • Laser Technology
  • [F2559] – Added support for TruPulse 360 Series of laser range finder
  • Pentax
  • [F1980] – Added support for Pentax G2100 GNSS receiver
  • Stonex
  • [F2408] – Drivers for Stonex GNSS receivers have been grouped as “S Series”

Defect Fixed - General 

  • [D7020] – Fixed a software crash when clicking on certain types of line in map view.
  • [D7006] – Observe Again button in backsight routine will not crash the program.
  • [D7019] – Observe Again button in resection routine will not crash the program.
  • [D6997] – You will now be able to exit staking screen when "Display Point Layout Screen" option is unchecked
  • [D6997] – The program will not display a large offset when staking list is empty and “Display Point Layout Screen" option is unchecked
  • [D7005] – When users select a point using point list in the Staking Elevation routine, the program will not retrieve elevation instead of point ID.
  • [D7005] – When users select a point using map view in the Staking Elevation routine, the program will not lock up now.
  • [D7002] – You can now select a point when “Station Point” is defaulted in the Perpendicular Offset to Point routine
  • [D6986] – “ASCII Export BETA” routine has been merged into “ASCII Coordinate File Export” routine
  • [D6985] – An issue with scroll bar blocking right side of point database has been addressed
  • [D7033] – Fixed an issue where translations will cause ASCII Export routine fail to export points
  • [D7029] – Fixed a transformation issue with Swiss projections
  • [D7022] – Updated button text in Line Staking routine, to make it consistent between Landscape and Portrait mode
  • [D7004] – The program will now warn user if the total station is not properly set up before entering point scanning routine
  • [D6997] – Fixed a display issue that staking screen flashes repeatedly on larger resolution screens
  • [D6652] – “Observe Again” button in Resection routine will take you back to resection dialog instead of map view.

Defect Fixed - Device Specific

  • CHC
  • [D6955] – The duplicate UHF radio module option has been removed.
  • GeoMax
  • [D7018] – Fixed an instrument authentication issue with Juniper Mesa
  • [D7007] – The missing default prisms have been restored in the target manager
  • [D6956] – The program can now be re-launched on WinCE platform without the need to power cycle the device
  • [D6995] – Increased default time tolerance setting, the reflectorless shots can now go beyond 130m
  • NavCom
  • [D7032] – Fixed the limits of frequency range in user-defined StarFire configuration dialog
  • South
  • [D7016] – When internal GSM module resets during source table retrieval, the program will now display what has been retrieved rather than displaying an error message.

 

Download Link

MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 SP1 English Install

MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 SP1 Other Languages

For demonstration purposes, MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 can be run fully-featured with 30 points per project.

 

Additional Online Resources

MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 SP1 Video Point Scanning Feature Walkthrough Video & Setup Guide

MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 SP1 Full Release Notes


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