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  • Will ET GeoWizards work with ArcGIS 10.2

Yes. ET GeoWizards 11.0, ET GeoTools 11.0 and ET Surface 5.0 (to be released in September 2013) are available in four sub- versions with the same functionality:

  • for ArcGIS 9.3 (supports 9.3 and 9.3.1)
  • for ArcGIS 10.0
  • for ArcGIS 10.1
  • for ArcGIS 10.2

ArcGIS 9.2 users can use ET GeoWizards 10.2, ET GeoTools 10.2 and ET Surface 4.1

ArcGIS 9.0 and 9.1 users can use ET GeoWizards 9.9, ET GeoTools 9.5 and ET Surface 2.0

ArcGIS 8.x users can use ET GeoWizards 9.7 and ET GeoTools 9.3

  • When I try to install ET GeoWizards 10.0 on ArcGIS 9.3.1 I get the following error: "Unable to get installer types in C:\Program Files\..\ETGeoWizards.dll assembly -> Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the Loader Exceptions properly for more information."

Most probably the .NET support for ArcGIS is not installed or installed incorrectly. To correct this:

  • Start the ArcGIS installation (from a DVD or a backup location)
  • Select Modify and click Next
  • Click on .NET Support and select "Will be installed on local hard drive"
  • Finish the installation
  • Run the setup of ET GeoWizards, ET GeoTools or ET Surface again
  • I uninstalled ArcGIS 9.3 without uninstalling ET GeoTools first. Now I cannot uninstall ET GeoTools!. Do you have a solution?
  • If you have uninstalled ArcGIS without uninstalling ET GeoWizards, ET GeoTools and ET Surface, you will need to download this little program ET Uninstaller  to clean your computer from the old versions of our software before being able to install the new versions.
  • Exit ArcMap
  • Run the executable, select the product/s to be uninstalled and complete the un-installation.
  • What is the difference between ET GeoTools and ET GeoWizards?  Looks like some duplication?

Since the two programs have the same major goal - creating and maintaining topologically correct data, there is some duplication in the functionality.However the scope of the two applications and the way the functions are applied are very much different.
 - ET GeoWizards handles the datasets as a whole - all the functions are global, they take the source dataset and create a new one depending on the function used.
 - ET GeoTools  is a set of local editing tools. They allow productive editing of existing datasets with maintaining the topological relationships between the features.

We think that both programs complement each other. ET GeoWizards offers high performance global functions, ET GeoTools has many local editing tools.

Imagine that you have a big  polyline dataset that you want to use for network analysis. You go through the Clean, Clean Dangles, Clean Pseudo functions of ET GeoWizards, but from our extensive experience there is no automatic procedure that will fix all the problems. Here comes ET GeoTools
that will let you analyze and fix the remaining problems. Further, you have a clean (topologically correct) street dataset, however you need to add a new street and ensure that this will not destroy the existing topology. Processing the whole dataset again is a huge task. Isn't it better to ensure that the new street is correctly added to the existing set?

  • If I have the registered version of ET GeoTools will I need  ET GeoWizards?

The answer of the question above, gives some answers to this question as well.

It is entirely up to you. ET GeoWizards offers high performance functions for global data processing. Although having similar functions, ET GeoTools is not designed for global data processing. When cleaning dataset with the tools available in ET GeoTools it is recommended to do it on comparatively small selections (300 - 1000) features at a time, while ET GeoWizards can process large datasets quickly (see ET GeoWizards performance tests). Many of the functions of ET GeoWizards are out of the scope of ET GeoTools and are not available in the software.

On the other hand many of the tools available in ET GeoTools are applicable only for local editing - so their functionality is not available in ET GeoWizards.

  • What ESRI formats can be used as outputs in ET GeoWizards?

It depends on your version of ArcGIS. 

  • ArcGIS 9.2 and above - Shapefiles, stand alone Personal and File Geodatabase feature classes. 
  • Pre ArcGIS 9.2 ( versions 8.1 to 9.1) - Shapefiles and stand alone Personal Geodatabase feature classes.
  • Why I cannot place the output in a feature dataset?

The feature classes of a feature dataset might participate in Topologies, Geometric networks, etc.  The results of 99% of the functions of ET GeoWizards are written into a new  dataset (feature class or shapefile). In many cases the result is not final - it goes trough several procedures before the final dataset is derived. To avoid placing feature classes into feature datasets that have been structured to do something, we on purpose have disabled ET GeoWizards to output in feature datasets. It is very easy to copy the result to a feature dataset after the user is sure that the desired result is obtained. One can always make a model that will use the ET GeoWizards tools and just add at  the end the standard "Feature Class To Feature Class" tool to direct the output to a feature dataset.

  • If I purchase ET GeoWizards for ArcGIS 9.3, do I need to purchase the version for ArcGIS 10 when I upgrade?

No. Our products come currently in 2 sub-versions - for ArcGIS 9.2/9.3/9.3.1and for 10.0 and above. A license of each product  is valid for all the sub-versions of the software. When you switch to ArcGIS 10, you just need to uninstall your current ET GeoWizards, ET GeoTools and ET Surface versions, download and install the versions for ArcGIS 10. You will only need to purchase an upgrade when your one year free maintenance has expired.

  • Can I use your products with an ArcView license?

Yes.  All the functionality of ET GeoWizards, ET GeoTools and ET Surface can be used with any type of license (ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo).

  • Is it possible to use your concurrent licenses on ArcView single use?

Yes. The concurrent licenses of our products are served by ET License Manager. They can be used with any ArcGIS license, no matter floating or fixed.

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