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By Blackcurrant ·

Anyone here use National Survey Software's (NSS) Survpro? It's an old piece of surveying software you can load onto a datalogger to record readings taken by a theodolite/EDM. The second half of it resides on a PC and processes the data recorded by the datalogger and produces CAD drawings from it.

I have a problem.

Support for Survpro was withdrawn several years ago and development of the product stopped. I currently have it installed on a Win 3.11 machine. In fact, the only reason we have the Win 3.11 computer is because it is the only computer that will run Survpro.

What I would like to do is move Survpro over to a Win2000 or WinXP machine. However, every time I try to install and run it, nothing happens. Ziltch, Nada,

So, I was wondering if anyone here still uses this product, and if so, can they give me a few pointers on how I may set it up to run on a modern PC.

I know we can buy 'modern' surveying software, but this program is so good it's worth keeping.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.


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by Ltop In reply to Survpro

Hi there,

I've never heard of this survpro, but what about running something like virtualPC on an XP PC, and then you could run Win3.11 and survpro on it.

This link

gives a comparison between virtualPC and VMware.

Let us know how you get on,


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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi Ltop, thank you for answering.

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by OTL In reply to Survpro

Wondered where you came from, glad to hear from the old school. Have 2- 3.11 systems 1 - live, 1 - not powered, complete with FDD controllers and up-to 10 to 350 M HD's.

You would have to ensure DOS compatabilty mode is enabled (down to 8 bit). (I found 16 bit apps very slow on Win 2000 pro without compatibility mode fully enabled).

May need to tweek the ini file and set aside some DOS compatible ram with himem.sys. Forgot the other file(s) to that may need to be tweeked.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi OTL, thanks for your suggestion. I had already tried this without success. I think we are going to have to bite the bullet and purchase up-to-date survey software.

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