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


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.

Auto-labeling timber plots

“I have a generated waypoint file that I have imported into my PC-GIS X mapping software. While cruising timber I was going to mark off each of the plots on the hard copied map, and I wanted to see if there was a way to autolabel the plots by id number? I looked around, and I have roughly 80-something plots and that will take a lot of time.”

1. You can use Topic – Auto Label to label the active Topic with the Feature ID. You might need to adjust the font size for the labels.

2. You could also set up a Feature List to be used with your job, such that those waypoints you have already visited can be displayed in a different symbol than the ones you have not yet visited. Suppose you have named the Topic of the imported waypoints “Waypoint”. You would create a new Feature List named, say “WaypointsFL”. Add a Feature Topic to this Feature List called “Waypoint” (same as the Topic name in your map). Add an Attribute for the Feature Topic named “Visited”. For the “Visited” Attribute, mark the “Activate Pattern” checkbox. Now add two Values for this Attribute, one being “Yes”, and one being “No”. Assign a different symbol/color for the Yes Value. Leave the other one the same as the default (or the one you are using for the Topic in Map View).

Call up File – Job Setup and select WaypointsFL as the Feature List to use with this job.

Have the program display the Sheet View while you are out there. After visiting a waypoint, you would select “Yes” from the drop-down list in the spreadsheet for that point, and that point will now be displayed in the new symbol that you have defined in the Feature List.

Windows 10 compatibility

“Is this software compatible with Windows 10? My old laptop with Windows 7 crashed two days ago, and the only laptops I found were Windows 10. I had CogoCad Pro on my old laptop, but, If it’s not supported in Windows 10, I’ll have to look elsewhere for my software needs.”

Yes, your COGOCAD PRO version 09 is compatible with Windows 10.
All of our current PC software products are compatible with Windows 10. These include PC-GIS 9, PC-GIS X, PC-GPS 9, PC-MAPPER 9, PC-MAPPER AI 4, CMT-Forester 10, COGOCAD 9 and CMT-SURVEY 9.

Deer symbol disappeared

“I checked and double checked this morning and I’m thinking it may have gotten deleted some way or another. I have all the symbols from tents to kayakers but no deer. Is there a way to import the symbols file? I’ll try to find another symbol to use on the maps for now and that should get things rolling.”

The wildlife symbols are not on the default libraries shown on the tabs.

You can select a different library as follows:

Select one of the displayed libraries, such as Forestry.

Click on “Save As”, enter a name, such as “Wild”.

Select a symbol then click on Edit.

Click on “Pick Symbol” then select “Change Library”.

Select the library that shows a number of animals then pick the deer symbol, if you see it.

Click on OK.

In a similar way, add other desired symbols.

Click on “Save As”, and save this library to the “Wild.cgp” file.

Later, when you need to get the deer symbol, you will click on the “Custom” tab to see your custom library. You can rename “Custom” to “Wild” by entering “Custom” in the blank box displayed.

Please back up the wild.cgp file for safekeeping.

Is there an easy way to save all my PC-GPS job files at once?

Many users store their data files in the PC-GPS program folder. You could back up the entire folder, if you wish.

Otherwise, you can highlight all the files showing your Job names, and copy them to an external data medium (such as a thumb drive).

If you have created your own symbols, then save the *.cgp, *.cgl and *.cga files.

If you have set up any user-defined datums or coordinate systems, then save the usr*.* files.

The configuration information is stored in the *.cfg files.

You could also save your photo files and geo-referenced *.tif files if you don’t already have a copy of them saved somewhere else.