Release Note 2014

MIKE C-MAP

Introduction


Welcome to MIKE C-MAP Release 2014. In this Release Note, you will find information about new features of MIKE C-MAP, and what you need to know in order to install and get started with Release 2014.

MIKE C-MAP is an efficient tool for extracting depth data and predicted tidal elevation from the worldwide Electronic Chart Database CM-93 Edition 3.0, named C-MAP Professional+, manufactured by Jeppesen Marine AS, Norway.

MIKE C-MAP is a powerful tool that makes modelling work faster and easier. Extracted sea bed elevations and land contour values can be imported directly into MIKE Zero's Bathymetry Editor and Mesh Generator and interpolated into a grid or mesh, which can be used as model bathymetry in e.g. MIKE C-MAP and MIKE 3. Extracted tidal time series can be imported directly into MIKE Zero's Time Series Editor, and used as for example boundary conditions or for calibration and verification purposes.

Using MIKE C-MAP requires a software licence from DHI and a licence from Jeppesen Marine to the user specified electronic chart coverage. The C-Map Professional+ digital chart database is provided on a DVD. MIKE C-MAP does not work in demo mode, so please ensure that you have obtained these licences before you start the installation. You can find further information about MIKE C-MAP and the C-MAP Professional+ chart database on the MIKE by DHI web site, under Products/Coast and Sea/MIKE C-MAP.
MIKE C-MAP is only available as a single seat licence - network licences are not available at present.


System requirements


The recommended minimum system requirements are:

Operating systems

Fully supported operating systems *
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 (64 bit). For the latest update, please refer to the FAQ.

Non-supported but partially tested operating systems **
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (32 bit), Windows 8 Pro (32 bit) and Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 bit). For the latest update, please refer to the FAQ.
Processor 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium or higher and compatibles, or equivalents
Memory (RAM) 2 GB (or higher)
Hard disk 40 GB (or higher)
Monitor SVGA, resolution 1024x768 in 16 bit colour
Graphics adapter 64 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or higher recommended), 32 bit true colour
Media DVD drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs is required for installation from DVD
File system NTFS
Software requirements .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.0 (Full Profile)

* Fully supported operational systems are systems that have been tested in accordance with MIKE by DHI's Quality Assurance procedures and where warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions apply.

** Non-supported but partially tested operating systems are systems, which are not officially supported by the MIKE by DHI software products. These operating systems have only undergone very limited testing for the purpose of MIKE by DHI software, but the software and key features are likely to work. Installation of MIKE by DHI software on a non-supported operating system is done so at the user's own risk. The MIKE by DHI software warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions do not apply for unsupported operating systems and DHI is under no obligation to provide assistance or troubleshooting for cases where the software is being used on a non-supported operating system.

Please note that single user installations are not allowed on server operating systems. Also, when running a fully supported operating system as a 'guest operating system' on a virtualisation platform, it is automatically downgraded to a non-supported operating system under the conditions provided above.


Installation

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To install MIKE C-MAP, please choose 'MIKE C-MAP in the 'MIKE by DHI Setup' dialogue box that appears when inserting the MIKE by DHI 2014 DVD or executing the setup.exe file from the downloadeded installation files. Before you press the 'Install' button, we recommend that you read the note describing how to install MIKE C-MAP and the C-MAP Professional+ chart database - this is available here.

The setup programme automatically installs all necessary MIKE C-MAP files and folders on your PC. Additionally, a 'MIKE by DHI 2014' entry is created, which contains DHI License Administration, DHI Software and License Updater, including a 'MIKE C-MAP' entry containing icons for MIKE C-MAP, C-MAP License Administration, and C-MAP Chart Database Administration (GDBAdmin).


Licence file & dongle

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MIKE C-MAP is protected by DHI's standard dongle system with licence files. The product can be added to an existing DHI licence - no new dongle is required. The C-MAP charts are similarly protected by a dongle system with licence file. For first time holders of C-MAP chart licences, the C-MAP dongle and licence must be obtained through DHI Denmark.

To use MIKE C-MAP in licenced mode, please follow these steps:

  1. It is recommended to copy the C-MAP Professional+ chart database from the DVD to your hard disk before you start the installation. This will ensure a faster performance and you can register this as your default database.
  2. Similarly, we recommend that you copy the C-MAP licence (password.usr) from the supplied e-mail to your hard disk
  3. Make sure that the provided C-MAP dongle is attached to the computer (USB port)
  4. The dongle drivers for the DHI dongle (Sentinel) and the C-MAP dongle (eToken PKI) are installed automatically during the installation of the programme.
  5. You can retrieve the MIKE by DHI software licence file (DhiLicense.dat) via the Internet. This requires a working Internet connection and a valid e-mail address. The licence file can be retrieved in two ways:
    • During installation of MIKE by DHI software
    • After installation of the MIKE by DHI software, by launching the DHI License Updater through the start menu
  6. To retrieve your licence file during installation of MIKE by DHI software, select ‘Local’ when prompted to ‘Select license type’. In the following dialogue box, select ‘Internet’. At the end of the installation process, you will be prompted to insert your DHI dongle. Insert the dongle and follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. To update your licence file using the License Updater, simply launch "Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> DHI License Updater" and follow the on-screen instructions. On Windows 8, search for DHI License Updater.
  8. Alternatively, the licence file can simply be copied in \Program files\DHI\2014\License or Program files(x86)\DHI\2014\License.
  9. After completed installation, you should ensure that your hardware key is attached to the system.

Product invocation

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To start MIKE C-MAP, go to Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> MIKE C-MAP or search for MIKE by DHI 2014 and select MIKE C-MAP.

Starting MIKE C-MAP without a DHI configured hardware key and valid licence file is not possible. If starting MIKE C-MAP with a DHI configured hardware key and licence file only, you will be able to view a background chart in large scale. However, without DHI and C-Map configured hardware keys and licence files, MIKE C-Map will not be able to display or extract detailed chart information.


Support

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For general support, please refer to our FAQ.

If you experience any difficulties, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Software Support Centre by mail, e-mail, phone or fax:

Software Support Centre
DHI
Agern Allé 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Denmark

mikebydhi@dhigroup.com
Tel: +45 4516 9333
Fax: +45 4516 9292

Or you can find your local support centre with support in your local language here.


New features

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No new features have been applied for MIKE C-MAP in Release 2014.


Known defects & workarounds

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Fixed issues


A service pack includes fixes to inconveniences and errors and minor modifications to the official release.
Please note that the service packs are accumulative, i.e. corrections and fixes released with a previous service pack are included in the newest service pack as well.

Release 2014 Service Pack 2

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE C-MAP No changes have been made for service pack 2 Unchanged
Release 2014 Service Pack 1

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE C-MAP Issue related to license memory consumption when used very intensively Fixed

MIKE by DHI - Agern Allé 5 - DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark - Tel: +45 4516 9200, Fax: +45 4516 9292

mikebydhi@dhigroup.com - www.mikebydhi.com