We have Garmin GLO USB GPS. We're using Bentley Map 08.11.09.107 on Win8 tablet to get GPS position. GPS is connected via Bluetooth as NMEA-Compatible device. Problem is that for some reason GPS often looses connection (GPS connection status becomes red). Then we have to pick different Comm Port Numbers from Comm Port Number dropdown list until GPS connects again. Is there a way to automate reconnection process (maybe by VBA or VB.NET)?
Since the connection to the GPS unit is MicroStation functionality, have you tried connecting via just MicroStation, or do you have Map standalone ( without installing MicroStation ??) installed ?
We have Map Standalone
Have you tried testing this connection / setup outside of Bentley Map ? In doing a brief Google search, I see that there are questions concerning a external GPS unit with Windows 8 and the Windows Location Provider API. I am not sure what is going on here, with Windows 8, especially with mobile devices, but I want to eliminate possible hardware handshaking issues before we try to look at Map as the culprit.