Beta OS X version of Pix4Dmapper 3.0

Important information 09.02.2017

Dear All,

In addition to the bug fix version released on 07.02.2017, we are releasing another bug fix version that you can download from here.

Bug fixes

  • Bug fix where the software is crashing upon launch on late 2016 devices.
  • Bug fix where the detected available RAM is not correct and results in long processing time.

Known issues

  • Downloading a project from the menu Project > Download Project Files... is not stable.

We hope this version solves the main issues of the OS X beta version.

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Important information 07.02.2017

Dear All,

We have detected an issue related to the license validation process which led to an error when trying to log in/out and to crashes when trying to launch Pix4D Desktop when already logged in.

In order to fix this issue, we are releasing a bug fix version that can be downloaded from here.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

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Hello Pix4D members & Apple fans!

We are happy to announce the 3.0 beta OS X version of Pix4Dmapper!

Please note that this is a beta version and is not (yet) intended for production or professional usage. Your feedback is very welcome to help us improve the OS X version and have an official release soon.

How to install the Mac version

Follow these steps to install the Mac version:

  1. Download the Mac beta version from here.
  2. Go to Downloads folder and double click Pix4Dmapper_3.0.XX.dmg.
  3. Move the Pix4Dmapper icon to the Applications folder. Pix4Dmapper is now installed.
  4. If you are not the Administrator, authenticate adding the username and password of the Administrator.
  5. Eject “Pix4Dmapper” image.
  6. Launch Pix4Dmapper.
  7. A warning message will appear: “Pix4Dmapper is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?”. Select Open.
  8. Add your username and password. Pix4Dmapper will open.

 

Bug fixes

  • Fix bug where the software is crashing or it is not possible to log in/out.
  • Bug fix where the software is crashing upon launch on late 2016 devices.
  • Bug fix where the detected available RAM is not correct and results in long processing time.
  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where the software crashed when creating or processing projects with images containing Airinov's calibration target.

 

Known issues

  • Software crashes or project is not loaded when either right clicking on the p4d file and selecting open with > Pix4Dmapper or when double clicking on the p4d file or when drag and dropping the p4d file.
    Workaround: To open the project, start Pix4Dmapper and in the menu select Project > Open Project....
  • Downloading a project from the menu Project > Download Project Files... is not stable.
  • The software cannot automatically prevent the computer from entering sleep mode while processing. For more information on how to manually disable the sleep mode while processing: 208355936.

 

FAQ

 

What about the licenses?

Your existing paid licenses will work just as well on the beta Mac version; it will just count as another installation but you can float easily from one device to another. You can also use the beta Mac version with the free Discovery license.

 

What are the minimum hardware requirements?

You need Mac OS X 10.11 - El Capitan or 10.12 - Sierra to run Pix4Dmapper.

At this point, we no longer have the possibility of supporting and testing on Mac OS X 10.10. Upgrading from Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite is free, and all Mac computers that can run these previous versions can also run El Capitan/Sierra. Upgrading is a fast, simple and safe process done through the Mac App Store and all the files that you have on your computer are preserved.

The beta version has been tested with the following Mac computers:

Pix4Dmapper should run on other Macs from this period, with similar specifications. We recommend the fastest i7 processors and at least 16GB RAM.

We also plan to test the beta version on more Mac computers. Your feedback for compatibility issues with other Mac devices is more than welcome.

 

Is there any difference between Mac/Windows versions?

The main difference in the Mac version is the lack of Nvidia CUDA, PDF3D, and SGM support. We are also working on improving the display for Retina screens. In addition, the Map View does not have a Satellite view as background at the moment.

 

Is support provided for the beta Mac version?

The Mac version is in beta. Therefore, personal support is not yet provided. However, you are welcome to post your feedback on the Forum to help us improve the beta. You can post your comments, suggestions or issues in this section of the Forum.

 

Are the Manual and Knowledge Base valid for the beta Mac version?

Apart from the installation of Pix4Dmapper, the lack of GPU processing, the 3D PDF limitation and the lack of SGM, the documentation of Pix4Dmapper is valid for the beta Mac version.

We hope that you will enjoy using the beta Mac version and we are looking forward to receiving your feedback.

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