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  1. questionFunctionality replaced or retired from the MapInfo Discover 2016 64-bit Bundle
    The following capabilities will not be available in the 64-bit version of MapInfo Discover. They have been either superseded by new & enhanced functionality (as indicated), or retired. If required, these capabilities are all still available in MapInfo Discover 2015 (32-bit). Note: MapInfo Discov ...
  2. questionOpening the Discover 3D window causes a crash (64-bit only)
    Occurrence When running MapInfo Discover 2015.2 (64-bit), attempting to open the Discover 3D window crashes on opening. Or you may be receving an error meesage "Unable to open cosmetic.fdb". Solution This is due to the Microsoft Access database engine 2010 64-bit installation requires repairin ...
  3. questionMapInfo Discover Windows 10 support
    Occurrence Are MapInfo Pro, MapInfo Discover and MapInfo Discover 3D supported on Windows 10 operating systems?. Solution 64-bit Windows 10 support was implemented in the MapInfo Discover 2015.2 64-bit Bundle (incorporating MapInfo Pro 15.2), released in December 2015. 32-bit MapInfo Pro 15.0 ...
  4. questionNew Case Study video: Cominco Resources
    Watch our latest Case Study video, examining Cominco Resources' use of MapInfo Discover and MapInfo Discover 3D at the Hinda Phosphate Deposit in the Republic of Congo.
  5. questionMapInfo Discover video Tutorials and Educational Webinars
    An extensive library of videos, including tutorials, product demonstrations and educational webinars (such as the recent 'Be a Raster Master!" and "Drilling - are you getting the full value out of it?") can be found on the MapInfo Youtube channel, under the MapInfo Discover playlist. This incl ...
  6. questionDo you have a great feature idea, request, or improvement? Do you want to help drive MapInfo Discover's product development?
    Join the PBIdeas community, and add your ideas and thoughts for product improvement suggestions. See what other users are thinking, and comment on and/or vote for their ideas. You can also contribute to MapInfo Discover's product development by getting onboard our Product Improvement Initiative ...
  7. questionDiscover3D.exe error - the application was unable to start correctly (32-bit only)
    Occurrence When I open Discover3D Window, I receive an error message "Discover3D.exe error - the application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000805). Clikc OK to close the application." It may also mention ermapper_u.dll in the error details. Solution This affects the ERMapper ALG components ...
  8. questionHow do I get Technical Support / Help?
    pbEncom is committed to ensuring you maxmise the value of your software and for this reason have a dedicated technical support team, made up of IT Specialists, Geologists, Geophysicists and GIS Analysts all of whom are on hand to assist you with your technical support questions and problems. Pi ...
  9. questionMy custom projection does not appear in the projection list
    Occurrence I've added a custom projection line to my MAPINFOW.PRJ but it does not appear in the select projection dialog box's list. Solution Encom Discover's reprojection tools and Discover3D use a separate projection file (to MapInfo Pro) which you will need to copy and paste the custom proje ...
  10. questionHow do I cut or erase solids/polyhedrons in 3D? There is no 'Target' button.
    Solution To cut one solid with another: 1. Make the feature database containing the objects editable (the objects must all be in the same feature database). 2. Using the Select tool, select the target object to be cut. 3. While pressing the keyboard CTRL key, select the second object (i.e ...
  11. questionWhat units are the calculated area and volume in Discover3D?
    Occurrence In locations such as the Feature database, solid generator or Voxel Properties; a area or volume calculation is presented in Discover3D. What units is this displayed in? Solution The units is simply the units of the Projections the 3D window is in. You can check this under 3D Map> ...
  12. questionHow do I reset the view or viewing bounds in 3d?
    Occurrence My 3D view is misplaced, or zoomed very far out to incorrect data bounds. Clicking Zoom to All in the Workspace tree does not resolve it. How do I reset the 3D view? Solution Firstly try the Rest View button in the navigation toolbar - If the issue persists - try the reset data limi ...
  13. questionThe Discover3D window is frequently crashing, blank, or performance is slow
    Occurrence When I attempt to load data or pan and zoom in the 3D window, it crashes or the performance is very slow. Solution Ensure your graphics drivers are the latest available from the manufacturers website (e.g. Intel, Nvidia or ATI). You can check your graphics card model by searching in ...
  14. questionWhen I select to open 3D points or attempt to open a session in Discover 3D 2012, it hangs.
    Occurrence When I use the Create 3D Points option, or open a previous session (containing 3D Points), and click OK on the Dataset fields dialog, Discover 3D hangs loading. Solution There is a minor issue in Discover3D 2012.0 where it requires a Line Field to be defined for Points datasets. 1. ...
  15. questionThe 3D window does not open or error: could not open connection to 3D window
    Occurrence The 3D window does not open after selecting Discover 3D>Open 3D Window or using one of the other Discover 3D menu options. It may return an error "could not open connection to 3D window". Solution Browse to the installation directory for Discover 3D (by default C:\Program Files\En ...
  16. questionMy 3D viewpoint cross hairs are stuck on and/or the display is flickering or blank
    Occurrence When I rotate/navigate the 3D window, the cross hair remains on after flickering, even when I stop moving. There is other strange rendering/graphical glitches in 3D. Solution Check in your graphics drivers control panel, that under Advanced options for OpenGL, Triple Buffering is d ...
  17. questionHow do I request a trial licence or evaluation?
    1. Download and install the software from our downloads 2. Start MapInfo Pro 3. When prompted, select Yes to licence Discover/Engage 4. If asked, enter your Company name and click OK 5. In the Licence Manager, select Activate 6. Note your HardwareID 6. 7. Email this number ...
  18. questionMy 3D Connexion Space Navigator mouse is not working in Discover 3D
    Solution 1) Install the 3D Connexion driver software, and upgrade to the latest version. 2) Connect the device via USB port 3) Open the Discover3D window (e.g. Discover 3D>Open 3D Window). Select the Tools>Options menu, and go to the View tab. Select Enable 3D Connexion devices option. 4) ...
  19. questionHow do I select or clip points in a TAB file that lie above or below a grid surface?
    Occurrence For example, a topographic grid has been created of an open cut pit (e.g. by overlaying a DEM grid with a series of donutted polygons representing pit bench levels using the Surfaces>Grid Utilities>Overlay tool). You would like to examine those portions of the original explor ...
  20. questionWhen displaying multiple datasets/data types in 3D, nothing is displayed.
    Occurrence After bringing multiple datasets and or data types (e.g. vectors, images, grids, drillholes) into the 3D environment, any existing data vanishes, and the extents of the axes are huge. Solution Discover 3D does not support on-the-fly reprojection of data (unlike MapInfo): it displays ...