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Microsurvey FieldGenius setup guide

In this tutorial, you will find the information on how to setup data collector running FieldGenius with Reach via Bluetooth. Step-by-step guide can be also found on MicroSurvey knowledgebase.


If you use FieldGenius for Android, please refer to the Bluetooth output and Android mock location guide.

Configuring Bluetooth connection

  1. In the ReachView 3 app go to the Bluetooth tab. Turn on Bluetooth and make Reach always discoverable.

  2. In Windows, go to Bluetooth settings and select Add a Bluetooth Device. Select Reach from the list of discovered devices and confirm the connection.

  3. When pairing is completed you will see the Windows device is listed in ReachView 3. Reach device will be listed as device in Windows.

Configuring ReachView 3

After successful Bluetooth pairing, you should configure BT position output and correction input if needed.

Position output

Go to the Position output tab in ReachView 3 and select the Bluetooth tab. Select NMEA format and click Apply.

Correction input

If you want to send the corrections from your controller via Bluetooth, go to the Correction input tab and select the Bluetooth tab.

Configuring FieldGenius

Creating a new project and instrument profile

  1. Launch FieldGenius. It will ask to create a new project. On this step, you can go to Project Settings to configure units and coordinate system. Click OK to proceed.

  2. You will see the FieldGenius interface. Choose Select Instrument.

  3. Choose the GNSS Rover instrument type and add new instrument profile.

  4. Set Reach profile name and click Save.

Configuring the communication between FieldGenius and Reach

  1. Pick the Edit option to configure the receiver parameters.

  2. Select Model and Communication.

  3. Select NMEA from the Make list and Basic Model. Click on Bluetooth Device List.

  4. Click Search in Bluetooth Device List.

  5. Select Reach device.

  6. Enter the default PIN Code (it is "123456" for Reach) and press OK.

  7. After adding Reach device in Bluetooth Device List, return to Model and Communication settings and click Connect.

You will see the progress dialog.

If the connection is successful, the position will be displayed with a number of satellites and PDOP.

Configure FieldGenius to receive RTK corrections from a NTRIP caster

  1. Go to Instrument Settings.

  2. Choose Link Configure.

  3. Pick Data Collector Internet in Link Device and click Setup.

  4. In the dialog window click Press to Modify.

  5. Click Add in NTRIP Casters dialog and enter NTRIP caster details. Press OK.

  6. Select the created caster.

  7. Click OK to finish the setup.

  8. In the Link Configure dialog Click Connect.

  9. Once connected to the Internet, request the sourcetable and choose a mountpoint.

In a moment, you will see the solution status in FieldGenius interface.

You can also go to ReachView 3 to check satellites and solution status.