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==A powerful spatial data management tool but, how to Start it?==
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==A powerful tool to manage spatial data but, how to Start it?==
First of all you need to install Spatial Manager Desktop™ by executing the setup program. The name of the file to run will be different for each release of the application. It will look as follows: ''SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe'', where "X" is the release number of the application
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''If you come here from the shortcut that starts the application, go directly to the paragraph below that starts as: "Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application..."''
  
<u>32-bit and 64-bit versions</u>: there are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spatial Manager Desktop™ but you do not need to worry about what platform is selected because the setup program automatically chooses the right version depending on the platform of Windows on your computer. Under some circumstances it may be of interest to run the 32-bit even when working in 64-bit Windows since the application may be faster if the amount of data to be managed is not very large. If you want to install the 32-bit version (in addition to the 64-bit version) on a computer which has a 64-bit version of Windows, you must add the parameter "install32bits=1" (lowercase and no spaces between characters) when running the setup program. Watch this video to learn how:
 
  
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''Have you downloaded the setup program? If not, you need to download it from the [http://www.spatialmanager.com/download/spatial-manager-desktop/ Spatial Manager Desktop™ Download link]''
  
Next, you will see the Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD icon placed on the Windows Desktop, which will let you return to this Wiki page anytime you want to
 
  
  
[[Image:SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon2.png|border]]
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First of all you need to install Spatial Manager Desktop™ by executing the setup program. The name of the file to run will be different for each release of the application. It will appear as follows: ''SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe'', where "X" is the release number of the application
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*''32-bit and 64-bit versions: There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spatial Manager Desktop™ but you do not need to worry about what platform is selected because the setup program automatically chooses the right version depending on the platform of Windows on your computer''
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**''Under some circumstances it may be of interest to run the 32-bit version even when working in 64-bit Windows since the application may be faster if the amount of data to be managed is not very large. If you want to install the 32-bit version (in addition to the 64-bit version) on a computer which has a 64-bit version of Windows, you must add the parameter "install32bits=1" (lowercase and no spaces between characters) when running the setup program. Watch this short video to learn how:''
  
  
[[Image:SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon.png|border]]
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Finally, when hen you install Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD, the setup application also adds the Interface components to BricsCAD and a Sample data set including some spatial files to your system. Watch this small video and follow the next steps to learn how to start using the application and to check that everything works fine
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*''"Quiet" setup: You can install the application in "quiet" mode using the "/quiet" parameter, which will adopt the default values (installation path, etc.) and it will not be necessary to follow the installation process step by step. For example, from de Windows command line you can execute: [Path]/SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe /quiet''
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**''"[Path]" is any local or networked path, where the installation EXE file can be found''
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**''"X" is the release number of the application''
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**''Note also that this command can be executed from a batch file (*.bat), which will facilitate the deployment of network or remote installations''
  
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Next, you will see the Spatial Manager Desktop™ icon placed on the Windows Desktop (two icons if you have installed the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions), which will let you start the application
  
*Start BricsCAD and create a new drawing or open an existing drawing
 
*Options to access the application Commands
 
**New "Spatial Manager" Toolbar
 
**New "Spatial Manager" drop-down Menu
 
**New "Spatial Manager" tab in the BricsCAD Ribbon (if the Ribbon is available)
 
  
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[[Image:SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon2.png|border]]
  
[[Image:SpatialManagerforBricsCAD-Toolbar.png|border]]
 
  
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[[Image:SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon.png|border]]
  
[[Image:SpatialManagerforBricsCAD-Menu.png|border]]
 
  
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Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application also adds a Sample data set including some spatial files to your system. Watch this short video and follow the next steps to learn how to start using the application and to check that everything works fine
  
[[Image:SpatialManagerforBricsCAD-Ribbon3.png|border]]
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*''Note 1: The Sample data folder (and subfolders) is a read-only folder, so select another folder when trying to write data through Export processes, etc.''
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*''Note 2: Some components in the video (interface, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different that will appear on your computer''
  
  
*Click on the "Palette" button to open the SPATIALMANAGER palette, which includes the main functions of Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD
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**If you cannot or you do not want to access to the Ribbon, Toolbar o Menu, key in "SPM" in the Command line to open the palette
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*Expand the "Sample data" Shortcut to access the sample Shapefiles (SHP)
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*Right-click over any Shapefile (SHP) to import the spatial information as BricsCAD Objects into the current drawing or into a new drawing
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*Launch Spatial Manager Desktop™
*Use the Wizard default parameters in all the Wizard windows
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*In the "Data sources" panel, expand the "Sample data" Shortcut to access the sample Shapefiles (SHP)
*Check the imported BricsCAD Objects
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*Right-click over any Shapefile (SHP) to load the spatial information into a new Map
**Note for the Trial version: during the testing period you will not be able to import more than 100 Objects from a file
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*Check the loaded Features and play with the Map
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**Note for the Trial version users: take a look to the application [http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager_Desktop%E2%84%A2_-_FAQs:_Licenses#What_is_the_.22Trial_version.22_of_the_application.3F Limitations in this Version]
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*Load more Shapefiles (SHP) into the same Map or into new Maps
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*Try to load another kind of spatial files such as Google Earth KML, GPS/GPX, SQLite or XYZ point files
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**Note about Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS): if you want to merge into the same Map spatial data which has been saved using differents CRSs, you need to Transform the Coordinates of the incoming data so that they are consistent with each other. This can help you learn how the Coordinate Transformation works in the application. In the sample data set, the Shapefiles (SHP) and the SQLite and XYZ files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator" (SRID=3857), and the KML and GPX files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84" (SRID=4326) (mandatory for these formats)
  
  
  
 
==So what now?==
 
==So what now?==
Now you can try to import your own spatial data and create your own Shortcuts and User Data Sources. We recommend you take a look to these Wiki pages to learn more about:  
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Now you can try to load and play with your own spatial data and create your own Maps, Shortcuts and User Data Sources. We recommend you take a look at these Wiki pages to learn more about:  
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD | Application introduction, main features, demo video, all the Commands]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ | Application introduction, main features, demo video]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Licenses | Licenses, activation, support, updates, purchasing options]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Licenses | Licenses, activation, support, updates, purchasing options]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Compatible BricsCAD applications| Current compatible BricsCAD applications]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Providers| Application Data Providers]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Providers| Application Data Providers]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Interface | Interface, Wizards, Options, Configurations]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Interface | Interface, Wizards, Options]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data sources | Data sources, Shortcuts, User Data Sources]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Data sources | Data sources, Shotcuts, User Data Sources]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Spatial files | Spatial files]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Spatial files | Spatial files]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Databases | Databases, Data stores]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Databases | Databases, Data stores]] ("Standard" edition only)
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Maps, layers, views | Maps, Layers, views]]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Import | Import processes, parameters, coordinate transformation, extended data]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Background Maps | Background Maps]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Selecting and filtering | Selecting and filtering Features]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Spatial queries | Layer Spatial Queries]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data edition | Data edition]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Import and export | Import and export processes, parameters, Coordinate Transformation, export to Google Earth, Tasks]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Layer management | Map Layers management]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data use | Data use, export data, clipboard, printing]]
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And some useful links to other pages of Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD:
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And some useful links to other pages of Spatial Manager Desktop™:
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ Changelog | Changelog]]
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*[[Coordinate Systems objects list | Coordinate Systems objects list]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ EULA | End User License Agreement]]
 
*[http://www.spatialmanager.com Spatial Manager™ web]
 
*[http://www.spatialmanager.com Spatial Manager™ web]
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD Changelog | Changelog]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD EULA | End User License Agreement]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:41, 22 May 2019

[edit] A powerful tool to manage spatial data but, how to Start it?

If you come here from the shortcut that starts the application, go directly to the paragraph below that starts as: "Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application..."


Have you downloaded the setup program? If not, you need to download it from the Spatial Manager Desktop™ Download link


First of all you need to install Spatial Manager Desktop™ by executing the setup program. The name of the file to run will be different for each release of the application. It will appear as follows: SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe, where "X" is the release number of the application

  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions: There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spatial Manager Desktop™ but you do not need to worry about what platform is selected because the setup program automatically chooses the right version depending on the platform of Windows on your computer
    • Under some circumstances it may be of interest to run the 32-bit version even when working in 64-bit Windows since the application may be faster if the amount of data to be managed is not very large. If you want to install the 32-bit version (in addition to the 64-bit version) on a computer which has a 64-bit version of Windows, you must add the parameter "install32bits=1" (lowercase and no spaces between characters) when running the setup program. Watch this short video to learn how:




  • "Quiet" setup: You can install the application in "quiet" mode using the "/quiet" parameter, which will adopt the default values (installation path, etc.) and it will not be necessary to follow the installation process step by step. For example, from de Windows command line you can execute: [Path]/SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe /quiet
    • "[Path]" is any local or networked path, where the installation EXE file can be found
    • "X" is the release number of the application
    • Note also that this command can be executed from a batch file (*.bat), which will facilitate the deployment of network or remote installations


Next, you will see the Spatial Manager Desktop™ icon placed on the Windows Desktop (two icons if you have installed the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions), which will let you start the application


SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon2.png


SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon.png


Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application also adds a Sample data set including some spatial files to your system. Watch this short video and follow the next steps to learn how to start using the application and to check that everything works fine

  • Note 1: The Sample data folder (and subfolders) is a read-only folder, so select another folder when trying to write data through Export processes, etc.
  • Note 2: Some components in the video (interface, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different that will appear on your computer




  • Launch Spatial Manager Desktop™
  • In the "Data sources" panel, expand the "Sample data" Shortcut to access the sample Shapefiles (SHP)
  • Right-click over any Shapefile (SHP) to load the spatial information into a new Map
  • Check the loaded Features and play with the Map
  • Load more Shapefiles (SHP) into the same Map or into new Maps
  • Try to load another kind of spatial files such as Google Earth KML, GPS/GPX, SQLite or XYZ point files
    • Note about Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS): if you want to merge into the same Map spatial data which has been saved using differents CRSs, you need to Transform the Coordinates of the incoming data so that they are consistent with each other. This can help you learn how the Coordinate Transformation works in the application. In the sample data set, the Shapefiles (SHP) and the SQLite and XYZ files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator" (SRID=3857), and the KML and GPX files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84" (SRID=4326) (mandatory for these formats)


[edit] So what now?

Now you can try to load and play with your own spatial data and create your own Maps, Shortcuts and User Data Sources. We recommend you take a look at these Wiki pages to learn more about:


And some useful links to other pages of Spatial Manager Desktop™:

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