The following changes have been made to DAT/EM products between Release 7.0 and Release 7.1. 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 email@example.com, or by calling in or faxing us with your requests.
Release 7.1 is supported on the following 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.
Hint: If you are a Windows 8.x user and you miss the Windows 7 Start menu, you may be interested in the third-party “Classic Shell” application. We’ve used it on our computers and tablets and really like it. Classic Shell™: http://www.classicshell.net/
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.
The newly written lock is not backwards compatible. If for any reason you want to return to v.7.0 or earlier, use the v.7.0 WriteLocks that are supplied with your v.7.1 update file set.
Q: I have been using DAT/EM version 6.8 or 7.0. Do I need to apply a WriteLock?
A: Yes! You need both a new WriteLock and a 7.1 installation keycode.
Q: I have a network lock. Do I need to apply a WriteLock before I install version 7.1?
A: Yes! You need both a new WriteLock and a set of 7.1 installation keycodes.
Q: I have a softlock demo. Do I need to apply a WriteLock?
A: No. The WriteLock does not apply to softlocks. You may upgrade to version 7.1 using a 7.1 installation keycode only.
Q: I have a version 7.1 beta. Do I need to apply a WriteLock?
A: It depends on the date of the beta. Check Windows Start>All Programs>Datem Software>Release Information>Release Date (month/day/year format). If it was created after 13 August 2014, you probably already applied a WriteLock and you do not need to do it again. If you have an earlier beta, you need to run the WriteLock.
2. DAT/EM version 7.1 installation updates the Safenet Sentinel hardware lock driver to version 7.6.7. Please reboot when asked.
If you have a network lock on a network server, install Sentinel v.7.6.7 on the server at the same time you install the DAT/EM v.7.1 update on your DAT/EM workstations. The Sentinel driver must match. There are three choices for installing the driver on the network server:
Release 7.1 has interfaces to the following CAD versions. These are both 32- and 64-bit versions unless otherwise noted:
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 new AutoCAD MapEditor.
BE ADVISED: In response to user requests, DAT/EM has decided to support ArcGIS 9.x at least until mid 2015. At that time, we will again review plans to drop support for ArcGIS 9.x. Please continue to make plans to upgrade ArcGIS to a 10.x release. Contact DAT/EM if you have concerns about upgrading.
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 its application loading process has a conflict with Power GeoPak, which has timing problems loading other vendor’s applications. When DAT/EM applications load automatically, the “GeoPak” menu disappears from the menu bar and error messages may appear. Through a customer, DAT/EM learned that Bentley Systems had provided a workaround, which is a macro to delay loading a file; the customer can now run Power GeoPak successfully. Contact DAT/EM if you would like to try this method to activate DAT/EM Capture with Bentley Power GeoPak.
Please note our video driver installation/update recommendations: