MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11 Release Notes
Posted by Jeran Hopfe on 26 April 2022 08:05 AM

Release History

MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11.0 (v11.0.6.2263) - October 13, 2021


MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11

What's New in Version 11.0.6

Important Notes

Activating or Updating your USB License Key

Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS) Program

MicroSurvey License Server

MicroSurvey License Portal

System Requirements

Online Resources

MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11

STAR*NET has been trusted to deliver high quality adjustments since 1986. It has become the industry standard in many regions, and is globally recognized among land surveyors today. MicroSurvey STAR*NET provides efficient data management, editing, and analysis tools, thorough reports, and the flexibility to easily integrate data from multiple hardware sources and manufacturers. STAR*NET 11 adds floating licenses, an all-new TDEF converter, and fixes for several customer-reported defects.

What's New in Version 11.0.6

MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11.0 - Released October 13, 2021

What's New
  • We added floating licenses so you can run the program without a USB key. Floating licenses must be connected to the internet unless they are checked out.
  • Floating licenses may be checked out and run offline for 4 days at a time, and may be checked in at any time.
  • An all-new STAR*TDEF converter has been added for Trimble Data Exchange Format. This allows easy data transfer from Trimble Business Center.
  • We've upgraded the 3D engine to improve graphics card compatibilities.
  • Sideshot detection has been turned on by default.
Bug Fixes
  • .MAPMODE ANGLECALC - The ANGLECALC function of the .MAPMODE inline code would cause a crash.
  • Sort by Std Residual - When this toggle was active, coordinate residuals were not sorted as expected.
  • Expired Mode - When running in expired mode, attempting to run converters would show a "run in expired mode" button on the license dialog, which would exit, appearing to crash.
  • STAR*Leica DBX - Back-bearing measurements in a project would cause a crash in the converter.

Important Notes

Activating or Updating your USB License Key

Software licenses are stored on the USB key. These must be activated after a new purchase, and usually require manual updates when new versions of STAR*NET are released.

The process is the same for both; click here for detailed instructions.

The USB License Manager program is automatically installed with STAR*NET; it can be found in the MicroSurvey STAR*NET folder in your start menu. Open it with your USB key inserted and click the "Update Key with New Information" button.

You must have an internet connection to use the USB License Manager. You may download the program and install it on another computer to update keys when corporate policy and firewalls prevent access from your work network.


Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS) Program

If your AMS has expired, you may not be able to update your key to the current version of STAR*NET.

For a detailed explanation of the AMS program and how we use product numbers and USB keys to license our software, please review the following article.

Each key has a different AMS plan, so multiple keys may not have the same expiry date.

You can confirm your AMS expiry date by reviewing the About screen found in the Help menu.

If your AMS has expired, you can phone us at 1-800-668-3312 or 1-250-707-0000 to renew it. Without a current maintenance subscription plan, you may not be able to update your key to work with the new version.


MicroSurvey License Server for Network License Users

If you have purchased a USB network license, you must download and install a copy of the MicroSurvey Network License software on your intended license server computer.

A password is required to install the License Server.


MicroSurvey License Portal for Floating License Users

If you have purchased a floating license, you may visit to review usage statistics on your license.

After purchase, you will be asked to create a login for the portal.

Log in to the portal, click "Licenses & Activations", then the desired license to review its details.


System Requirements

MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11 is compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It is not compatible with any 32-bit operating system. Additional Details.

A free USB port is required if licensing via USB License Key (local workstation or network server). Floating licenses do not require a USB port.

Full administrator rights are required to install MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11, but it can be run by limited user accounts.

STAR*NET 11 does not have any other hardware requirements above and beyond what is required by your version of Microsoft Windows..


Run as Administrator

You must run the program at least once elevated with "Run as administrator" access.

Clicking "Run" from the installation package does this automatically.

If this step is skipped, you may run as administrator by doing the following:

  1. Right click on the MicroSurvey STAR*NET 11 icon.
  2. Choose "Run as administrator".
  3. Select "Yes" on the "User Account Control" dialog when prompted to allow the program to make changes to your computer.

After this step is complete, you may run the program from any user account on the computer, even if they do not have administrative privileges.


Online Resources

Online release notes

Known issues


Online training courses

Technical support (1-800-668-3312; free with valid AMS)

Helpdesk website

Online store


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