Tech Support file folders moved

Our technical_support file folder now has a new URL. In the future you will be directed to download the program files and tech support files from the relevant folders located at:

https://www.cmtinc.com/technical_support/

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How to split an area into two areas using PC-GPS

“Also i wanted to know if there is a way to find different sets of acres in a field that i gps’d and loaded into CMT. For example if i have three plantings in a field and for the first one i need to find about 5 Acres. Is there a way for the program to help me find the splits just by inputting the acres I’m looking for in a particular field i gps’d or no?”

With your PC-GPS 9 you can have an area split with a specific size for one of the two pieces. The function is COGO – Hinge Cut. Enter the desired acreage (5 acres) then select the node on the perimeter where you want the cut to start. Hit the “Solve” button. If the cut area is on the wrong side, then switch from Previous to Next for “Include Point in List”. If the cut looks good, hit the “Store” button. This will create a new Point.

You can then add an area of 5 acres by snapping to the relevant nodes.

Alternatively, you could use Edit – Insert Node to add a new node to the original area at the Hinge Point then use Utilities – Disconnect Areas to Sub Areas to divide the original area into two areas.

The COGO functions are also provided by PC-MAPPER 9, PC-MAPPER AI 4, CMT-SURVEY 9 and CMT-Forester 10.

How to load a CMT Basemap

“I wanted to know how i can load a base map onto my screen when working on creating a map. I have tried (:Utilities/Base map/Load Base Map For City) but it doesn’t seem to work.”

Have you already copied the CMT Basemap files to your PC under c:\Basemap? If not, please download BASEMAP CD3.zip (for Arizona and vicinity) from

http://cmtinc.com/technical_support/Basemaps

Then create a folder c:\Basemap on your PC and unzip the downloaded file to this folder.

Select View – Basemap – Display Basemap.

Now, when you open a Job file with Features in Arizona, the Basemap should automatically show up.

If you load a Basemap by using Utilities – Basemap – Load/Change Basemap, make sure that the folder used is c:\basemap.

Field data collection apps for iPad and iPhone devices

“We are using a PDA Recon WinCE and the FieldCe is working well. Does the ipad replaces the PDA?”

Our iPad/iPhone apps provide an alternative way of collecting field data. As the built-in GPS on iPad and iPhone devices are not accurate, users usually get a compatible external GPS receiver with the apps. GIS-grade GPS receivers such as the Dual XGPS-150 and Bad Elf GPS claim 2 – 5 meter accuracy. High-precision ones, like the SXBlue Platinum and EOS Arrow, are much more expensive.

iCMTGIS II can be used on iPad and is compatible with your PC-GPS 9. If you have an iPad and do not require high-precision, then you could get a Dual XGPS-150 or Bad Elf GPS and purchase iCMTGIS II from the Apple App Store for an economical additional field data collection system. You can find the Apple iTunes Preview for this app at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icmtgis-ii/id516124344?mt=8

A Windows 10 update issue

“Well last night I think is the cause….Windows 10 did a update. I worked on CMT and the inventory software last night for 3 hours no problems. The update was over night. This evening I set down to work more on the report and when I click to load CMT I get: ‘MSGIS10.exe – System Error: The code execution cannot proceed because RAPI.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.'”

A Windows update can make unexpected or unwanted changes to your PC. This recent update removed the two files ceutil.dll and rapi.dll.

Please download rapi.zip from

https://www.cmtinc.com/technical_support/Outgoing

and extract the two .dll files to your PCGPS9, PCGIS9, PCGISX, MAPPER9, PCMAPAI40, CMTForester or CMTSURVEY9 program folder.

Also copy these two files to an external storage medium for safekeeping.

Issue for connecting to the internal GPS of Panasonic CF-33

“We bought an brand new Panasonic CF-33 and he come with a internal gps device. I try to activate GPS receiver with the right port COM and he never success to give me my localisation. I saw many satellite status but I’m not localizing on the map. I try with an external GPS (USB puck GPS) and it work quick and accurate. . . .We try only the GPS device without PC-Mapper and it working good.”

Apparently a firmware patch for the Panasonic Toughbook Laptop CF-33 is needed to enable the connection to work properly. The customer was able to resolve this issue with the help from Panasonic Support.

Running CMT timber cruising software on a Mac OS computer

“Do you have any idea how the CMT PC Cruise software with forestry toolkit runs on a Windows simulator program that is installed on a Mac OS computer? I know your software does not run on a Mac. There are several Windows simulator programs which allow Mac users to run MS Windows software.”

Some of our customers run our PC software in the PC mode on Mac OS computer, but we do not know how convenient or inconvenient it is to switch between the OS modes.

The current PC-Cruise is called CMT-Forester 10. If you have access to a Mac, you could try using its PC mode to run the DEMO version of CMT-Forester 10 and see how well it works.