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1. FieldGenius Android – Getting Started

In this course you will learn the basics of FieldGenius. This includes creating your own project, how to properly set a project up, importing data and a general overview of how the software works.
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Updating and Installing FieldGenius

Installing and Updating FieldGenius

Getting FieldGenius set up and updated is a simple yet essential step to keep things running smoothly with the latest bug fixes and drivers. But, before you get going, it’s good to do a quick check on a couple of things. 

1. When does the maintenance on your license expire? You will only be able to put on the update with a release date before the expiration of your maintenance. 

2. Ensure that you have a way to either copy the file to the data collector or ensure it is connected to the internet to download the file directly. 

Finding the Latest Version of FieldGenius

Discovering the latest FieldGenius for Windows versions is a breeze with two convenient options. Firstly, our newsletter is your go-to source for immediate updates on FieldGenius Windows, Android, and Hemisphere. To stay updated, simply request access to our newsletter by using the ‘Contact Support’ feature located in the top right corner of this web page.

Alternatively, the MicroSurvey Help Desk Website houses a comprehensive archive of all MicroSurvey software versions (MSCAD, STAR*NET, FieldGenius and more). Access this repository by clicking the button below.

Once the site has been accessed, locate the latest version of the software. Once located, select the latest version download link. The file will start downloading immediately. 

Once download, ensure the file is copied or on the data collector. From here on out, we will be on the Android data collector in order to perform the installation. 

Installing FieldGenius

To install the software on your device navigate to the location of the .apk file. Launch the apk file by selecting it. Your screen may look different depending on your device.

Upon launching the .apk file, you will be prompted to confirm the installation. If you have an existing copy, it will ask to overwrite the file. Select Install

Once installed, you will receive a message indicating that the installation was successful. Close this message. 

Once installed you can find the app in your app tray. Open the app by selecting it. 

Registering FieldGenius

How Do I Activate My License?

Before starting, you are going to want to check on couple of different things. First, ensure that you have installed the latest version of the software. Check out the Installing and Updating FieldGenius guide for more information.

Next ensure that you have your license information on hand, including your License ID and Password. If this has not been provided, please call us at 1-888-286-3204.

Finally, you will also want to ensure that you have a valid internet connection on your device before proceeding. 

Registering FieldGenius

To register FieldGenius, open any of your projects and select the Settings option. 

Once selected choose the System option. 

Within the System menu, select the License Information option. 

You will be prompted to enter the provided License ID and Activation Password

Once the information has been entered, select Apply License

Once applied, you should get a message indicating the registration was successful. 

How Do I Start a New Project?

Before you begin any new survey, you will have to create a new project. Fortunately, this is very easy to do! Once you open FieldGenius you will see the Project menu. 

Within the New Project menu, select a Name for the project.  

With a Project Name selected, enter the units that are appropriate for the project. Ensure they are correct as you will not be able to change them back once the project has been created.

Once the units have been selected, enter the appropriate coordinate systems. You can select them from the dropdown. If your coordinate system is not present, please consult the guides below.

Finally, select the Code and Feature Lists.

Once the project has been properly setup, select Create

With the project created, you will be returned to the Main Menu. 

How Do I Import a .csv or .txt File?

One of the most common point list formats is the venerable csv or txt format. Fortunately, it is very simple to import these file types into FieldGenius. 

Before you begin, ensure you know the location of your saved point file. From the Main Menu, select the Import option. 

Importing in FieldGenius for Android

Next, ensure that the File Type is set to Coordinate File. Once selected, choose the Browse this Device option. 

Next navigate to the location of the file. Select the file. 

Once selected, you will be asked to confirm the details for the file. If the details are correct, select the Import option. 

Ensure that your file format matches the select Incoming File Format

Once confirmed, you will receive a message indicating the number of successfully imported points. Select Done to continue.

Select Done to continue. You are now ready to survey.

Want to Import a CAD File?

Looking to import a CAD file into FieldGenius? Fortunately, it is very simple!

Before you begin, ensure you know the location of your saved CAD file. From the Main Menu, select the Import option

Importing in FieldGenius for Android

Next ensure the File Type is set to dxf file. 

Once selected, choose the Browse this Device option. 

Next navigate to the location of the file. Select the file. 

Once selected, you will receive a message indicating a successful import. Select OK. You are now ready to survey.

Wanting to Import an XML File?

Looking to import your XML files into FieldGenius? It is super straightforward, all you need is your xml file saved yo your data collector.

Before you begin, ensure you know the location of your saved CAD file. From the Main Menu, select the Import option

Importing in FieldGenius for Android

Next ensure the File Type is set to LandXML File

Once selected, choose the Browse this Device option. 

Next, navigate to the location of your file and select it. 

Next confirm the import settings by selecting Import

Once complete, you will receive a message confirming the successful import of the file. Select OK

You are now ready to begin surveying with your file. 

Have You Created a Localization File in Another Project?

If you have created a localization file in another project you may want to move it to a new project. Fortunately this is extremely easy.

Before you begin ensure that you know the original project the localization file is in. To begin select the Project Data option in the Main Menu

Project Data FieldGenius Android

Within the Project Data menu, select the GNSS Local Transformation option. 

Once selected, choose the Select From Existing Project option. This will allow you to select a localization file from any existing project. 

Once selected, locate the project with the localization file you wish to import. 

Next you will receive a message indicating that existing measurements have been recalculated. Select OK

Recalculate Points Localization

Next confirm the Transformation by selecting Done

You are now ready to continue surveying. 

You Have Completed FieldGenius Windows - Getting Started!

We hope that everything is a little bit clearer, and that you are ready to begin surveying! Take a look at the RTK and Total Station modules to see how to setup your equipment. 

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