What's New Version 22.7

3DM Desktop Core

New Features and Enhancements

  • Generic Range of Interest for All Extensions
    The methods to define the range of interest for every extension has been unified. The same actions are available for a reference path, area or seed points.
  • Open Image for Forward Intersection
    The checkbox 'Open for Forward Intersection' will open the best 2 images to use for a forward intersection measurement.
  • Edit Objects in Attribute Table
    Attributes can be directly changed in the attribute table after enabling the edit button. Multiple attributes can be changed at the same time after selecting them.
  • Improved 'Link with Map' Behaviour
    • The 'Link with Map' checkbox in the Attribute Table will not be disabled at hitting 'Select all records' or 'Invert Selection'.
    • The link is applied on all map components and mapping tabs.
    • This checkbox can be enabled from the Object Inspector. This will sync the selected objects from the object inspector with the attribute table.
    • Enabling the checkbox in the attribute table will sync the selected objects from the attribute table to the object inspector.
  • Limit Measurement to Point Cloud Selection
    The 3D Hover parameter 'Limit to point cloud selection' will only use the points from the available point cloud selection on the semi-automated measurements. If there is no selection, the complete point cloud will be used.
  • Limit Attribute Decimals in Object Inspector
    The decimals in the object inspector can be configured in the Selection preferences 'Limit decimals to'.
  • New Attribute Formulas
    • ME Field of View
      the field of view of the image used for measurement.
  • New Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Change Field of View to Specific Values
      The mnemonics 'ext_panorama.image_fov_25.mnemonic', 'ext_panorama.image_fov_50.mnemonic', 'ext_panorama.image_fov_75.mnemonic' and 'ext_panorama.image_fov_100.mnemonic' can be used to directly switch to that field of view in a panorama image.
    • Change Field of View via Zooming
      The mnemonics 'ext_panorama.image_fov_zoom_in.mnemonic' and 'ext_panorama.image_fov_zoom_out.mnemonic' can be used to zoom in and out with steps of 10 degrees.
  • New Batch File tools (bin_tools)
    • Create Raster from Txt
      This batch file can create a raster omi file from a txt/csv/ascii file that can be used as a vertical coordinate system.
    • Reset Point Cloud CRS
      Reset the point cloud CRS header to a new CRS or an empty field to clear the CRS.
  • Catalog Preferences Are Saved
    The catalog preferences are saved in the user data. The parameters will be remembered at opening another version.
  • Upload Point Cloud without CRS Header
    An opc file without header CRS can be uploaded to ContextShare/Cloud.
  • Import & Geocode 3D Boxes
    Text file (txt or csv) with opposite corners of boxes can be imported via Import & Geocode by selecting 'Import as 3D Boxes' as spatial type.
  • Point Cloud Classification
    • The different class datasets are displayed in the dataset list and can be enabled/disabled.
    • The classes are listed in the dataset properties of the point cloud (underneath classes).
  • Save & Use Default Point Cloud Legend for Mapping Tabs
    The point cloud legend file for the mapping tabs is saved in the user data folder per mapping extension. At opening a new point cloud in the mapping, the saved olg file is used on that point cloud. The legend file can be reset via the button in the point cloud legend editor.
  • Lowest Point Cloud Selection View Depth Slider is Applied
    There are 2 locations where the view depth of the current point cloud selection can be changed (mapping tab and point cloud selection tool). The lowest values of both is applied on all places.
  • Ignore LAS Spatial Bounds by Default
    At optimize/convert point cloud, the checkbox to ignore the las spatial bounds is enabled by default.
  • Point Cloud Source Format CSV
    CSV files can be converted/optimized via the designated tool.
  • Free Rotation in Isometric View
    Rotation in an isometric view has been enabled.
  • ECW SDK 5.4 to 5.5

Usabilities

  • Target CRS Retained after Selecting New Target Location
    The target CRS is no longer updated to the source CRS after changing the target location.
  • Attribute Table Improvements
    Multiple layouts and functionalities have been moved/hidden to present a more uniform attribute table.

Layout

  • All sidebars (measurements, annotations, tools and extensions) have an increased width to make parameters, input fields, checkboxes.. more visible.
  • The outer left line of every table is now displayed.

Bug Fixes

  • The point cloud clipping tool returned incorrect results and didn't work correctly on a group of runs.
  • Importing photo position file and skipping lines via Skipx didn't work correctly after 1000 records.

3DM Content Manager

The 3DM Content Manager includes all 3DM Core improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Use of Link.ini in Process Data
    The process data procedures couldn't be used in combination with a link.ini file in the imagery folder.

Bug Fixes

  • The asset preferences have been removed from the Content Manager installation.
  • The Trajectory extension selected the complete segment after canceling the select on map action. To select a complete segment, double-click on the segment.

3DM Feature Extraction

The 3DM Feature Extraction includes all 3DM Core improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • New Extension 'Point Cloud Annotations to Objects'
    Opc and ops files can be converted to boxes, seed points and/or voxels.
  • Poles Analysis and Traffic Signs Analysis Extensions
    The pole and traffic sign detection from the automated feature extraction extension has been split up into their own extension. The intensity template 2D detector is still available in the automated feature extraction extension and will be separated in the next release.
  • Pole and Traffic Sign Semi-automated Measurements
  • Exclude Poles Higher than Max Height
    The pole detection didn't check if the pole didn't exceed the maximum height parameter. This has been implemented.
  • Get Point Cloud Selection from Pole Attachment Measurement
    The pole attachment detector has the parameter 'Get point cloud selection' to display the selection after running the pole attachment measurements (cfr. pole detector, tree detector..)
  • Area Range of Interest for Trees Analysis
    The trees analysis extension can be run in an area (new), along a path and on seed points.
  • Preset Configuration Attribute 'Feature Detected'
    The vector preset configuration for poles, pole attachment, traffic signs and trees includes the FD_FeatureDetected attribute that will indicate if the saved object was detected by the corresponding detector. Zero is not detected, one is detected.
  • Auto-Generate Asset Inventory Snapshots
    • New Procedure 'Create Snapshots'
      Underneath Asset Inventory, there's a new procedure to process data 'Create snapshots'. After selecting a theme, object height & width attribute, mapping resource and camera, snapshot can be autogenerated. Multiple parameters are available underneath the Assets preferences. For example, number of snapshots, min distance to the focused object, position of the focused object…
    • Add or Replace Snapshots
  • Asset Inventory Improvements
    • Switch Between Add Inventory Item Simplified and Verify Inventory Item
      Switching from Verify Inventory Item to Add Inventory Item Simplified can be done via the 'Add item' button. Switching from Add Inventory Item Simplified to Verify Inventory Item can be done via the 'Verify items' button.
    • Select Last Verified Object in Verify Inventory Items
      At opening the Verify inventory items procedure, the last verified object is selected.
    • The 'To Review' status during Verify Inventory Items will write away 'Review' instead of an empty value.
    • Single-click on a theme object in the asset inventory tab will select the item. Double-click action is still supported.
    • Keystrokes to Create Snapshot
      The mnemonic 'inventory_suite.create_snapshot' can be used to create snapshot in asset inventory.
  • Limit Semi-Automated Measurement to Point Cloud Selection
    The 3D Hover preference 'Limit to point cloud selection' will only use the current selection of points for the semi-automated measurements. If no selection is available, the entire point cloud is used.
  • Profiles & Cross Sections
    • Configure Profile Points Spacing
      The distance between points on the profile can be configured via the 'Point interval' parameter.
    • Display 3D Bounding Box
      The opened cross section is displayed on Map 3D as a 3D bounding box instead of a 2D area. The used points from the point cloud can be better verified this way.
    • Updated Attribute Datatypes
      The string attributes in the result dataset are changed to datatype Float8.
    • Skip Empty Sections
      Cross sections that don't have point cloud points are now skipped in the automated profile generation.
    • Simplified Profile Slopes Result Dataset
      This vector file includes the lines drawn from the center to the outer line(s) for every profile and the slope value of that line.
    • Outline Points Result Dataset
    • Detect Break Points
  • Include/Exclude Classes for Contour Lines
    The contour lines extension now has two parameters to include or exclude point cloud classes.
  • Results of Clearance Checker Added to Dataset List
  • Include Blur & Erase at Optimize Imagery
    Mapping resource images can be optimized with blur and erase regions included (cfr. Content Manager).
  • Print Left/Center/Right Rail
    The rail detector has output parameters to print the left and/or center and/or right rail.
  • Profile & Cross Sections Removed from Basic and Standard
    The updated, more automated profile & cross sections extension is only available in Feature Extraction Pro.

Bug Fixes

  • The clearance checker didn't return the lowest hit but the last hit for clearance lines (patched to 22.4 on June 13)
  • The link_photos table in asset inventory in Feature Extraction C/S expected an incorrect data type which resulted in not saving the snapshots (patched to 22.4 on June 13)
  • The pole detection results were not added to the dataset list.

3DM Viewer

The 3DM Viewer includes all 3DM Core improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Apply Legend to All Resources
    Every legend panel (footprint, vector and point cloud) has a button to copy the legend to other resources of the same type.
  • Color Point Cloud Above and Below Threshold Z
    The visibility of the point cloud can be set above and below the threshold Z value.
  • Picture-in-picture Mode of Video Player
    The video player can be minimalized in the 3DM Viewer via the picture-in-picture mode. The location and size can be adjusted.
  • Synchronize View Triggered with Shortkeys
    When navigating through image views or in the 3D view with shortkeys, synchronize views was not triggered.
  • Synchronize View at Open Image
    When opening an image via the reference view or in an image view, synchronize views was not triggered.
  • Integrated Video Player
    • Picture-In-Picture Mode
      The video can be displayed in a special view mode. The size and position of the video player can be changed.
    • Download Video
      The video can be downloaded via context menu in the video player.
  • Altitude Value in GeoJSON Measurement File
    The altitude value of measurements is now also saved in the downloaded GeoJSON file.
  • Measurements Sidebar
    • Different layout changes have been done to make the different steps (New/Results/Export) more clear and generic.
    • The last used measurements have been removed.
  • Create Annotations Sidebar
    • New options to save annotation bookmarks:
      • Focus only: the viewer will focus to the selected annotation
      • View direction & focus: the viewer will focus to the selected annotation and use the view direction where it was created to define the opened image or 3d view
      • Viewer layout: the viewer will open the views and positions the way it was saved at creating the annotation without focus to the annotation object.
    • Different layout changes have been done to make the different steps (New/Navigate/Edit/Settings/Export) more clear and generic.
  • View Annotations Sidebar
    • Navigation arrows have been added to navigate through all the annotations.
    • The annotations search field is no longer case sensitive.
  • Snapshot Sidebar
    • The active view is used to create a snapshot.
    • Downloading snapshot via the publication URL and defining the view number is still supported.
    • Displayed metadata on imagery are included in snapshots.
  • Hidden Sidebars on Mobile Devices
    Sidebars that cannot be used on mobile devices are hidden in mobile mode: measure, inspector, create annotations, snapshot, slice view and fly. Also the 'Add view' buttons have been hidden.
  • Increased Maximum View Depth on Aerial Planar Image View
    The maximum value for the view depth overlay on aerial planar image views has changed from 1000 meters to 3500 meters.
  • Increase Photo Search Distance for Aerial/Oblique View
    The maximum value for the photo search distance for aerial and oblique image views has changed from 1600 meters to 10 000 meters.
  • Improved Photo Positions and Trajectory Loading
    Photo position and trajectory simplified files larger than 1 MB are rendered as large-scale datasets, only loading what is required. This critical file size is increased to 5 MB.
  • Use View Direction Setting at Keystroke Navigation
    When navigating through spherical imagery with keystroke, the setting 'Open image from spherical view' was not followed.
  • Updated Image Timestamp
    The hours and minutes (hh:mm) have been added to the image time stamp.
  • NAP Vertical CRS support
    The custom grid correction for NAP height has been updated to support in desktop and viewer.

Layout

  • The floor navigation buttons follow dark and light viewer mode.
  • The viewer highlight color is used as the active view color.
  • The halo on the view metadata overlay has been re-added.
  • Multiple lign-out issues have been resolved (footprint legend, point cloud legend, image view settings, publication name location…)

Bug fixes

  • The navigation 'Pan (only)' didn't work in aerial image views
  • There was an incomplete rendering of 3dtiles resources that use 32-bit element indices in parts of the model.
  • The last saved measurement disappeared after switching to different sidebars or measurements.
  • Annotations displayed incorrect label and description in at searching on annotations in the View Annotations sidebar.
  • New dynamic CRS were created at every MapObjects render (patched to 22.4)
  • The video player used with mobile mapping resources with planar images, opened an aerial planar view. Now it opens the mobile planar view correctly.
  • Opening 2 image views with different resources no longer triggers a synchronization issue that caused visual shaking of images.
  • The GPS week time displayed incorrect values with a 3-day offset.

3DM Viewer SDK

The 3DM Viewer SDK includes all 3DM Viewer improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Reduced 3DM Viewer SDK Logging
  • DoAction Function to Open/Close ContextShare Resources

Bug Fixes

  • TypeError at Open Photo by Photo Position
  • GL TypeError at OpenSphericalPhotobyID

3DM Publisher

The 3DM Publisher includes the 3DM core and 3DM Viewer improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Download Every List Page
    Every list page (resources, resource groups, publications..) can be downloaded as a csv file.
  • Resource Column 'File Path'
    The column 'File Path' has been added to the resource list page.
  • Publication Column 'Last Usage'
    The timestamp of the last session of a publication is displayed underneath the Last Usage. Admin sessions are not taken into account.
  • Display Maximum Concurrent Publication Usage
    The publication usage page has a new diagram 'Concurrent Usage' where the maximum concurrent users are displayed per day, week or month.
  • New Columns for Publication Sessions Table
    The columns 'concurrent_session_publisher' and 'concurrent_session_publication' has been added to the publication sessions page and database table.
  • View List of Publications Accessible for Users
    The user context menu has a new item 'Publications' where the publications are listed that are specifically shared with that user. The publication pages can be added via double-click on the record or via the context menu.
  • User Reset Password
    Users can reset their password via the publication login page.
  • Force User Reset Password
    The admin can force the user to reset their password at their first login. This checkbox can be enabled on the user Specs & Tags page.
  • Password Policy
    Rules to enable password policy can be configured on the Publisher system page: minimum length, lowercase/uppercase character, digit and/or special character.
  • Select Multiple Without CTRL
    The checkbox next to every record in every list page can be used to directly select multiple records. There's no need to hit CTRL anymore.

Layout

  • The highlight color of the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons didn't follow the Publisher colors.
  • The current sessions of publications have been moved to the right of the console.

Bug Fixes

  • The last page of every list page (console + viewer) was the same as the first page.
  • The import multiple resources via txt file didn't follow the correct behaviour to update existing resources.

3DM Cloud

The 3DM Cloud includes the 3DM core and 3DM Viewer improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Public Shared Publications
    Publications can be shared as public via the share page. Limited sidebars and functionalities are available in that publications and users have unlimited access (not using guest sessions). A publication cannot be public and shared with guest users at the same time.
  • Display Potential Publication Functionalities
    The publication specs & tags page has extra columns to indicate which sidebars and settings will be available depending on the way of launching the publication (Users or Public)
  • Disable Linked PCWS Resource
    PWCS resources that are already linked by another user, cannot be unlinked without taking ownership. The specs & tags of that resource are added to the PWCS project page. This enabled taking ownership on that page.
  • Display Tags Occurrence per Resource/Resource Group/Publication/Annotation Objects
  • Correct Resource Upload Tool
    The upload and update tool is now correctly filled in with the product + version. There's no fallback to Orbit 3DM Content Manager 18.0.
  • Open Publication via Viewer Catalog
    The list of publications in the viewer catalog can be used to launch a publication (cfr. Cloud console).
  • Owner Displayed on Publication/Resources/Resource groups
    The owner of publications, resources and resource groups has been added to the specs & tags page.

Layout

  • All help links have been removed from the Cloud console.
  • The used guest users budget has been removed from My Catalog page.

Bug Fixes

  • The guest users reserved for 3rd party publication were taken into account for the guest users budget of the organization.
  • The specs & tags and setup pages of 3rd party resources, resource groups and publications could be accessed and edited. They can now be accessed but not edited (view-only). The other pages (View users and Usage) cannot be accessed anymore.
  • The last page of every list page (console + viewer) was the same as the first page.
  • Resources could not be opened when the highlight color in the user profile was set to 'default'.
 
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