Download DXF to itunes then to iCMT PRO

“I have a .dxf file from a surveyor. Currently it resides in my Dropbox file. I do have iTunes, Dropbox and iCloud accounts.What is the best way to get this onto my iPad and available for use in my iCMT Pro app so I can use in the field? Step by step would be great because I am a novice.”

1. You will need to have the surveyor tell you which coordinate system he used to save the DXF file. Did he use the LLA system (latitude, longitude)? If you also care about the elevation, then have him tell you whether he used the MSL (mean-sea-level) elevation.

2. You can copy the DXF file from your Dropbox to a folder on your PC. Please see the article at the following link:

Dropbox Tip: Saving Local Files on your Computer

3. Then connect your iPad with your PC and run iTunes on your PC.

In iTunes select your iPad device then go to the File Sharing section and look for the iCMTGIS PRO. Tap on that.

On the right side you should see all the files stored on your device for iCMTGIS PRO.

Click the Add File button on the bottom of the iTunes screen then go to the folder in which you saved the DXF file.

Select that DXF file, and it will be copied to your iCMTGIS PRO documents folder.

(By the way, if you want to copy any files to your PC, then select those files and click on the Save To button.)

4. In iCMTGIS PRO you can now set the coordinate system and distance unit that match what the surveyor used then import the DXF file.


Where is the file saving location on my iPad?

“I recently bought and downloaded the iCMTGIS II to my Ipad mini 2 and can’t seem to find where the files save to or where to import/export to. The iCloud file drive does not seem to work for this program, like other programs.”

The data files are saved in the Documents folder on the iPad unless you have marked the checkboxes under Setup – iCloud. When you have the checkbox marked for a file type, those files will be saved in iCloud storage and can be shared by other users using the same Apple ID.

To use iCloud Drive, after you have logged into iCloud, you may create a new folder and upload files to it.

Please unmark the checkboxes under Setup – iCloud. Then you should be able to see the files by connecting your iPad to your computer via iTunes by looking in the File Sharing section for the iCMTGIS II app.

iTunes 12.7 does not provide the Apps option

Have you recently updated to iTunes 12.7?

It’s good that iTunes 12.7 still provides the File Sharing function:

However, iTunes 12.7 no longer provides the Apps option, and you can no longer use iTunes to sync apps or ringtones to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

If you would like to downgrade to iTunes 12.6.3 on your PC for now, please try these steps:

1. Backup your data.

2. Uninstall iTunes from your PC.

3. Find the file named “iTunes Library.itl” in the C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes folder, and delete it.

4. Download iTunes 12.6.3 from the Internet and install it.

Apple provides the download links for businesses on this page:

Iphone 6s Plus iCMTGIS PRO syncing problem

“I purchased the ICMTPROGIS Version 1.0.3 for my Iphone 6s for use with an Arrow Gold RTK receiver. I set it up and everything is running fine except, I cannot figure out how to upload .SHP files or basemaps to the ICMTPROGIS program. None of the instructions for using Itunes or Icloud to import files work. I can export data files that I have collected via email fine, but I cannot figure out where these files are stored on Icloud. I have set up Icloud drive to store my .SHP files on, but these do not show up on the ICMTPROGIS app when I go to job, import shapefiles.”

Our apps will let you store job data files in iCloud, but they don’t not support the iCloud Drive folders.

In iCMTGIS PRO, under Setup – iCloud, if you have marked any of the check boxes, then those files will be stored in iCloud.

To use iTunes to transfer the files to your PC, you will need to first unmark the check boxes so the files will go back into the local documents folder on your device.

How do you export dcf file from iphone to ipad2??? I cant find the DCF file with windows explorer on the Iphone.

You can use iTunes to copy the .dcf deed calls file from your iPhone’s document folder to your PC then use iTunes to copy the .DCF file from your PC to your iPad’s document folder.

To do so, first connect the devices with your PC.
Select your iPhone then click on “Apps” under the Device name.
Scroll all the way down to the Documents folder for your Deed Calls & Stakeout app.
Select the .dcf file name then click the Save To button.
Browse to the folder in which you wish to save the .dcf file.
Now select your iPad then click on “Apps” under the Device name.
Scroll all the way down to the Documents folder for your Deed Calls & Stakeout app.
Click the Add File button and select the desired .dcf file from its folder on your PC.
Then you should be able to open the .dcf file using Deed Calls & Stakeout on your iPad.

How to transfer data files between an iOS app and a desk-top computer

This is a refresher on using iTunes to manage files created by an app for the iOS devices. Following are the steps you can take to move files between the app and your desk-top computer.

1. Run iTunes on your desk-top computer and connect your iOS device to it using the USB cable that came with your iOS device.
2. When connection has been established, you will see the device name, such as “iPhone” on a button near the upper-right corner of the iTunes screen. Click on that button.
3. Click on the “Apps” button at the top.
4. Scroll down all the way to the File Sharing Section.
5. Click on the name of your app, such as Deed Calls & Stakeout.
6. You should see your data files (such as the *.dcf files) listed. After you select one or more files, you can click the “Save To” button to save them to any folder on your computer. You can then attach these files to an email you are sending out from your computer.
7. To move a file from a folder on your computer to the app, you would click on the “Add” button then select the desired file from the folder in which it is stored. Remember that there are multiple files associated with Shapefiles. Be sure to add all of these files to the app’s document folder.
8. If your app has the capability to email data files, the recipient will need to download the attached file to their desk-top computer before they can move it into the app’s document folder.