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Generate AIRAC database for TOPER using Navigraph-PSS

  1. Download the utility (v1.0.0)
  2. Install PSS Navigraph to a temporary directory, or use existing PSS installation. 
  3. Make sure that the utility (.exe) file is in the same folder as NavData directory, for example:

    C:\PSS\toper-db-updater.exe
    C:\PSS\NavData\...

  4. Two files will be generated: airports_10.dat and runways_10.dat . Please move these files to the main TOPER installation directory overwriting previous versions.


     

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For all like me who did not understand, download the PSS Navigraph data here

https://www.navigraph.com/FmsDataManualInstall.aspx

Then install to a drive you like e.g.G:\Program Files (x86)

You'll get a PSS directory there. Put toper-db-updater.exe into this directory and run it. Copy the runways_10.dat and airports_10.dat to the Toper Calculator Tool directory and overwrite the older ones. That's it. 

Dan 

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On 11/10/2018 at 8:03 PM, Blaunarwal said:

For all like me who did not understand, download the PSS Navigraph data here

https://www.navigraph.com/FmsDataManualInstall.aspx

Then install to a drive you like e.g.G:\Program Files (x86)

You'll get a PSS directory there. Put toper-db-updater.exe into this directory and run it. Copy the runways_10.dat and airports_10.dat to the Toper Calculator Tool directory and overwrite the older ones. That's it. 

Dan 

Thank you Dan, for your contribution!

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I still have airac 1901 .   I have tried this every which way possible and I am not seeing any PSS Directories created.    I guess

I am just not understanding something.    Anyone want to try to explain this to me again please ?  In C Drive/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Topcat 

I have these things:   Folders NavData and NAVData- Backup  -   Also bunch of numbers and letters .index file  -  cycle_info.txt  - Database.tdb

and lastly both the topcat_1913.zip and toper-db-updater.exe ..   On my E Drive , under my Toper Calculator Tool ,  i have these things:  737NG Folder - airports_10.data  - B737NG_activation.dat - ints_10.dat - runways_10.dat - TOPER_737NG.exe - TOPER_activation.exe  - toperLib.dll - unins000.dat and unins000.exe

Thanks

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On 12/5/2019 at 11:05 PM, jonesm35205 said:

I still have airac 1901 .   I have tried this every which way possible and I am not seeing any PSS Directories created.    I guess

I am just not understanding something.    Anyone want to try to explain this to me again please ?  In C Drive/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Topcat 

I have these things:   Folders NavData and NAVData- Backup  -   Also bunch of numbers and letters .index file  -  cycle_info.txt  - Database.tdb

and lastly both the topcat_1913.zip and toper-db-updater.exe ..   On my E Drive , under my Toper Calculator Tool ,  i have these things:  737NG Folder - airports_10.data  - B737NG_activation.dat - ints_10.dat - runways_10.dat - TOPER_737NG.exe - TOPER_activation.exe  - toperLib.dll - unins000.dat and unins000.exe

Thanks

PSS directories are created by the AIRAC installer.

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Hello Nikola!
unfortunately my english is not so good.
How can I update the AIRAC in TOPER to 2008.
My data is on disk F:
How can I get them into the toper-db-updater.

Error: no 'NavData' folder found.
Press any key to quit.
F:\Toper CALCULATOR TOOL - B777 V3.0\NavData\cycle_info.txt
False

F:\FS_Games\AA_P3D-UpDate\Nav_Data\pmdg_2008

kind regards

Reinhold

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On 8/28/2020 at 2:16 PM, reitho said:

Hello Nikola!
unfortunately my english is not so good.
How can I update the AIRAC in TOPER to 2008.
My data is on disk F:
How can I get them into the toper-db-updater.

Error: no 'NavData' folder found.
Press any key to quit.
F:\Toper CALCULATOR TOOL - B777 V3.0\NavData\cycle_info.txt
False

F:\FS_Games\AA_P3D-UpDate\Nav_Data\pmdg_2008

kind regards

Reinhold

Hello,
do the instructions found on top of the page fail?
If yes, please share which step in particular.
 

Kind regards,

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On 8/7/2020 at 2:43 AM, sho69607 said:

Tried doing this however Toper still says Airac 1303. Both airports_10 and runways_10 are updated, but airports.dat still says the file is from 2013. Does this mean the airac cycle was not updated correctly?

Yes, if the AIRAC cycle still stays the same, this indicates failure of the DB generation.
Please try the procedure again and let me know if the problem persists.
Kind regards,

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Hello,

Having trouble with the utility after installing AIRAC 2102. When I run the program, I get error message as per attach photo. I installed the updated PSS and PMDG AIRAC and still have this problem. Any idea what is causing this issue??

 

Toper problem-1.jpg

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On 2/26/2021 at 6:40 AM, raptor84 said:

Hello,

Having trouble with the utility after installing AIRAC 2102. When I run the program, I get error message as per attach photo. I installed the updated PSS and PMDG AIRAC and still have this problem. Any idea what is causing this issue??

 

Toper problem-1.jpg

Thanks for reporting.

Looks like that Navigraph made a mistake on their end when compiling data for the Feb. this year. Not much I can do from my side, except to add support for some nav format other than PSS.

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I have a quick hot-fix:

  1. download and install Sublime Text Editor (it's free)
  2. open the PSSRWY.dat
  3. Go to Find -> Replace
  4. in the Find textbox add
     -999.000000
  5. in the Replace textbox add
      99.000000

    note: there are two empty spaces before the minus sign (up) and the first nine (down), something like __-999.00000 and __99.000000

  6. hit Replace All

  7. Save changes

Update utility should be working fine now.

Screenshot_1.jpg

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2 hours ago, nixdevelopment said:

I have a quick hot-fix:

  1. download and install Sublime Text Editor (it's free)
  2. open the PSSRWY.dat
  3. Go to Find -> Replace
  4. in the Find textbox add
    
     -999.000000
  5. in the Replace textbox add
    
      99.000000

    note: there are two empty spaces before the minus sign (up) and the first nine (down), something like __-999.00000 and __99.000000

  6. hit Replace All

  7. Save changes

Update utility should be working fine now.

Screenshot_1.jpg

Made the following correction above as suggested and now the utility works. Thanks for the help.

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