Eye4Software Hydromagic

  Hydrographic Survey Software

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Downloading and installing Hydromagic

This video tutorial shows where to download and how to install the software on your laptop or desktop computer. Before downloading, make sure you know whether you are using a 32- or 64-bit operating system.

Configuration of a GNSS (GPS) receiver in Hydromagic

This video explains how to configure a GNSS (GPS) receiver in Hydromagic when it is connected via a serial, USB-to-Serial or Bluetooth serial port. It covers the settings and the first tests to perform to make sure it is working correctly.

Troubleshooting serial communications

When you do not have an idea whether your device is outputting NMEA0183 data correctly, or the serial port speed is unknown, watch this video for a tutorial on how to use PuTTY to simply check the port settings for your device.

Downloading a background map

This video tutorial shows how to download streetmap or satellite image data from Google Maps, Bing Maps or OpenStreetMaps to use as background map for your Hydrographic Survey and Dredging projects.

Downloading Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC's)

Since version 9.0 of Hydromagic, it is possible to download Electronic Navigational Charts from within your Hydromagic project. This feature is currently available for U.S. waters only (Inland ECDIS and NOAA ENC's).

Drawing boundaries

In Hydromagic, a boundary is used as a guidance to generate planned lines, or to clip data. In addition, Z-values can be assigned to the polygon points to be included in the matrix generation.

Creating a boundary from an AutoCAD drawing

This tutorial shows an easy way to add a boundary to your project when an AutoCAD DXF chart is available for your survey area. It will save you time since you do not have to draw it by hand.

How to generate cross sections in Hydromagic using the auto placement tool

In Hydromagic, cross sections are used as guidance to sail straight lines, in volume calculations, when selecting 3D cross sections or, when an autopilot is used, they can be included in route plans. Using the built-in auto placement tool, you can generate cross sections by selecting a boundary and guidance line.

Using shorelines

Sometimes you will encounter gaps in your data, for instance near the shore when it is to shallow to reach by boat. You can perform these measurements manually and add the data to your project by creating a 'shoreline'.

Using the echogram editor

The built in echogram editor can be used to filter, clean-up and smoothen the data collection by your echosounder. The echogram editor is part of the "Sounding Wizard" used to convert raw data files into processed soundings.

Matrix display customization

This short video clip demonstrates the matrix display options in Eye4Software Hydromagic Survey and Dredging, and how to customize them.