Version 7.0 Release Notes - April 2014

 

The following changes have been made to DAT/EM products between Release 6.8 and Release 7.0. Please review these revisions made to the software and update your software to implement changes.

 

As always, DAT/EM welcomes comments and suggestions from you, our clients, so please don’t hesitate to contact our support department at support@datem.com, or by calling in or faxing us with your requests.

 

Version 7.0 Release Notes

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DATEM Capture For Global Mapper-beta 7.0

DATEM PCI ProPack Installation Instructions

ME Change Tag 7.0 Rel Notes Supplement

 

 

 

Operating Systems and Microsoft Updates

Release 7.0 is supported on Windows XP Professional (see note below), Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional, Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Install all critical Microsoft Windows Updates before DAT/EM software installation.

Microsoft Office 2007 users must install all available Microsoft Office updates before installing DAT/EM version 7.0.

 

  1. Version 7.0 is the first version to be approved for Windows 8. Notes:

 

  • In Windows 8, tooltips that display over the stereo view do not stop stereo as they did in Windows 7.

 

  • If you are a Windows 8 user and you miss the Windows 7 Start menu, we recommend the third-party Classic Shell™ application: http://www.classicshell.net/ 

 

 

Microsoft Windows XP End of Lifecycle on April 8, 2014

DAT/EM will stop support for Windows XP on the same date that Microsoft stops support for it. According to http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1173, “The support for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 ends April 8, 2014.”

Version 7.0 worked with Windows XP on the date the DAT/EM release installation file was created; however, DAT/EM may not be able to solve Windows XP issues during the time that version 7.0 is used past April 8, 2014. Since Windows XP will not be receiving any security updates past April 8, 2014, DAT/EM does not recommend using Windows XP.

Please plan to upgrade any remaining XP workstations to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Hardware Locks/Dongles

Please install Microsoft Updates and Service Packs for your operating system before applying lock reset programs. Network licensing should have the same Sentinel driver version on both the server and the local computers running the software.

 

CAD Versions

Release 7.0 has interfaces to the following CAD versions. These are both 32- and 64-bit versions unless otherwise noted:

  • AutoCAD: Autodesk 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 32-bit 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 products. Note that 64-bit AutoCAD 2008 is not supported. Install all available service packs. DAT/EM software will install for multiple AutoCAD products of different year numbers on the same computer; however, it will not install for multiple same-year versions together. For example, it will not install for both 2012 and Map3D 2012. Note that files may be copied manually to activate more same-year versions (contact DAT/EM Support for instructions).

BE ADVISED: Versions 6.6 and higher no longer support AutoCAD 2000-2002 versions. If you use these old versions, please upgrade to AutoCAD 2004 or higher. AutoCAD version 2007 or higher is needed in order to use the AutoCAD MapEditor.

 

  • ArcGIS: ArcMap 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 (service pack 1), 9.3.1(service pack 2), 10.0 (service pack 4), 10.1 (service pack 1) and 10.2 (plus any available service pack as they are released).

BE ADVISED: DAT/EM has tentative plans to drop support for ArcGIS 9.x versions at the second DAT/EM software release in 2014. This would be approximately in October 2014. Please prepare to upgrade ArcGIS to a 10.x release. Contact DAT/EM if you have concerns about upgrading.

 

 

  • MicroStation: DAT/EM software installs for the following versions: MicroStation V8; V8 2004 Edition; XM; V8i Select Series 1 (1 not recommended), 2, and 3; Bentley Map and Map Enterprise Select Series 1 (1 not recommended), 2, and 3.

Note for Select Series number upgrades: If you upgrade to MicroStation or Bentley Map to a higher Select Series number, you must reinstall any DAT/EM software after installing the Select Series upgrade.

Note for Power GeoPak Select Series 3: DAT/EM Software installs for Power GeoPak SS3, but it does not run well. Power GeoPak has timing problems loading other vendor’s applications. For example, when DAT/EM applications are loaded, the “Common.ma” file will not load. When DAT/EM applications load automatically, the “GeoPak” menu disappears from the menu bar. Therefore DAT/EM version 7.0 should not be installed for Power GeoPak.

 

 

Video Drivers

Please note our video driver installation/update recommendations:

  • DO NOT install the driver on media packaged with a video card. It will be too old.
  • 1st: Get the latest driver for your video card and operating system from www.nVidia.com.
  • 2nd: If the driver on www.nvidia.com does not work, contact support@datem.com for advice. We may ask you to download an older driver from either www.nvidia.com or www.datem.com, depending on your hardware.
  • If you need to change (update or back out) a video driver, please follow the instructions at www.datem.com Support > Downloads > Manuals > Installation Instructions>“StereoLCDInstallationInstructions.pdf”. This shows how to replace drivers and verify that the new drivers have been installed properly. It is very important to check on the “Custom” and “Clean” installation choices.
  • On existing workstations, check your video driver periodically. The easiest schedule is to check it before installing each DAT/EM software update. If you use a single-panel LCD display and the video driver is older than the one currently offered at www.nvidia.com, please update it using the “Custom” and “Clean” installation options.

Further notes:

  • When checking your installed video driver version, remember that the actual version consists of the last five digits with the decimal point moved two spaces to the right. For example, 6.14.12.7642 is really version 276.42. In the past, nVidia sometimes omitted a zero (0) from the version; for example, version 6.14.13.732 was really 307.32.
  • To check the installed video driver version on Windows 7, right click anywhere on a blank area of the desktop. Select Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > Adapter tab > Properties > Driver tab > Driver Version.
  • To check the installed video driver version on Windows XP, right click anywhere on a blank area of the desktop. Select Properties > Settings tab > Advanced > Adapter tab > Properties > Driver tab > Driver Version.
  • For video settings, see www.datem.com Support > Downloads > Manuals > Installation Instructions. Most users will want either “PlanarInstallationInstructions.pdf” for Planar dual-LCD monitors or “StereoLCDInstallationInstructions.pdf” for single LCD stereo monitors.