A New Release and a Known Issue

Although we were somewhat quiet about it, we did release a new version of the Trimble Positions Software Suite last month. Highlights of the release include:

  • Enhanced TerraSync and TerraFlex workflow support
  • Improved post-processing options
  • Increased device support
  • Database management improvements
  • Additional troubleshooting options
  • Support for ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.1 and 10.4 and ArcPad 10.2.3

Release notes are currently available although the rest of the documentation is still in-progress. We also intend to publish additional videos showing the new and expanded workflow options.

One item of note for the new release of the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in The components for post-processing use Visual C++ 2013 x86 runtime DLLs and those should be installed to enable proper operation. Otherwise, an error will be shown when attempting to download base station data. If you experience this problem please check if you have the appropriate Visual C++ 2013 x86 runtime installed using the Control Panel’s Programs and Features applet. Among the installed programs there should be the runtime as shown in the image below. The runtime version could be 12.0.21005 or 12.0.30501.

Visual C++ 2013 runtime screen cap

If the runtime is not installed, it can be installed from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784. Please, make sure to select the ‘x86’ version. Please note that installing a new version of the Visual C++ 2013 runtime for a specific processor architecture will uninstall older versions for both architectures.

We will soon update the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in installer to install the Visual C++ 2013 runtime to avoid this problem.

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