Sirius Pro: Before You Begin (Part 2 of 3)

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Installation /Setup

  • Download the current version of MAVinci Desktop from the Topcon TotalCare website and install to the user’s PC. 
  • Once installed, open MAVinci Desktop and the MAVinci Desktop License window will appear.
    • Note that this screen will only appear when MAVinci Desktop hasn’t been registered on the PC before.
    • If the software is already registered, this screen will not appear and the software will open normally.
    • Updates for registered versions are handled via an online update within the software. 
  • Select Order New License

Installation/Setup

  • On the MAVinci License Manager screen, enter in the requested information into all fields.
  • Enter the Voucher Serial Number (if applicable).
  • Once finished, select Send request to MAVinci.
    • Note – an Internet connection is required.
  • Once the request has been submitted to MAVinci, select Exit and then close MAVinci Desktop.
  • MAVinci will respond to the user via email with the serial number of the MAVinci Desktop License. 

Installation/Setup

  • Once the serial number of the MAVinci Desktop license has been received from MAVinci, open MAVinci Desktop on the user’s PC.
  • Select Input Serial Number.
  • Enter the serial number received from MAVinci.
  • Select Ok.
  • MAVinci Desktop will then open normally to the Welcome screen.

Software Updates

  • On the Welcome menu, select About.
  • To check for updates to the MAVinci Desktop application, select Search for online update under the MAVinci Desktop Update section.
  • To check for updates to the MAVinci Desktop license, select Search for online update under the MAVinci Desktop license Updates section.
  • If an update to a newer version is available for either, follow the onscreen instructions to update.

General Settings

  • On the Welcome menu of MAVinci Desktop, select Settings to open the Settings Panel.  
  • All general software settings on the settings panel can remain at their defaults, except:
    • Select the Operation Level as Expert.
    • Select the Spatial Reference system to be used (default uses WGS84 coordinates).
    • Select the units to be used as Metric or Imperial.
    • Select the folder path for the MAVinci Desktop sessions. 
    • Select the folder path to AgiSoft, Pix4D, Menci, or 3D Survey post processing software (if applicable).
  • For description of all the settings available on the settings panel, please refer to section 13.5 of the MAVinci user’s manual.
  • The MAVinci user’s manual can be opened by selecting Window – Manual in English while in MAVinci Desktop.  

 

Camera Settings

  • On the Welcome menu, select Camera Settings to open the Camera Settings Panel
  • From the list of camera profiles on the lower left side of the camera settings panel, select the following UAV camera payload:
    • Fuji X-M1 – 18mm – PRO
  • Right click on the Fuji X-M1 – 18mm – PRO camera profile and select Set as Default.  
  • On the right side of the camera settings panel under the plane parameters section, configure the following:
    • Select the GPS type as DGPS + RTK.
    • Select the Autopilot version as 5.0.
    • Leave all other settings on the Camera Settings Panel at their defaults. 
  • Right click on the Fuji X-M1 – 18mm – PRO camera profile and select Save Changes.  
  • For description of all the settings available on the camera settings panel, see section 13.6 of the MAVinci user’s Manual.