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What's New Version 20.10

Highlights October 2020

3DM Desktop Core

The 3DM Viewer includes all 3DM Core improvements.

New Features and Enhancements

  • New Oblique Implementation
    • Make Rotate View Possible
    • Migrate Oblique Project (extension obliques) to Oblique Run (extension mobile_mapping)
    • Automatically create .omr file when opening/adding an oblique project
  • Unusable Resources Disabled in the Datasetlist
    Resources of which the functionalities can't be used in the opened map, are disabled. For example, a mesh resource is only enabled in Map GL.
  • New Attribute Formula “ME Mapping Resource Name”
    With this new attribute formula, the name of the mapping resource wherein the measurement was made, can be added to a vector file.
  • Add Attribute Formula X-Position and Y-Position from 02 to 20
  • Edit Attribute Structure of Preset Dynamic Symbol Dataset
  • Reviewed Dataset List and Dataset Properties UI for Mesh Resources
    • The Name of the mesh is visualized instead of 'placeholder.ovf'
    • Display Name, Format and Type correctly filled in the Dataset Properties
    • Dataset greyed out when not supported in the map component
  • Double-click on Dataset in Datasetlist triggers Zoom to Dataset Extent
  • 'Close Dataset' Removed for Mapping Run Resources in Datasetlist
  • Visual Association of Individual Mapping Run Resources in Dataset list
    For every type of mapping run, there's a symbol next to the run resources to visualize the association.
  • Add 'Export dataset…' to Context Menu for ECW, JPG and JP2
    For these image formats, you couldn't export the dataset via the datasetlist.
  • Close Run via Datasetlist
    New option 'Close Run' has been added to the context menu of every mapping run resource to close the run instead of going to the procedures.
  • Display Warning 'Large Number of Records for Increased Number of Records
    The displayed warning for opening a large number of records pop up starting from 200 000 records.
  • Select Function in Mapping Tabs
    A new select function is added to every mapping tab to select objects in an opened image.
  • Display Cursor and Focus Position
    In the map canvas preference, the cursor and focus position can be toggled on for the map canvas and the mapping views.
  • Implement Hover and Focus Functionalities for All Viewers
  • New 'Mapping' Preference with Global Mapping Settings
    • Synchronize Views and Synchronize Map from Views
    • Follow Zoom and Force Equal Zoom
      The zoom for every view type is followed and can be forced to be equal.
    • Views in Tab
      The views can be organized horizontal, vertical or tiled.
    • Display Viewing Direction Label
      Display the viewing direction labels for every mapping type.
    • Rearrange the Views in 1 Overview Panel
      Open a new window where all the mapping views are arranged together.
  • Detector Parameters in Displauy Unit Values
  • Save Attributes in Display Unit Values
  • New View Context Menu Item
    • 'Show View Metadata'
    • 'Focus other views'
    • 'Move This View'
  • Create Olg-File at Export Point Cloud Selection
  • Auto-Generate ini and ord file for 3D Tiles, glb, gltf and obj Resources
  • Display Feet Results as Feet and Decimal Inches
  • New Procedure 'Import & Process Run' to Convert Available Original Runs Resources in the Run
    • Create locations.ovt if import_locations.csv available in the import folder
    • Create trajectory.ovf if a csv or xml file available in the import folder
    • Create pointcloud.opc if las file(s) in the import folder
    • Create mesh if mesh.json available
    • Create trajectory_simplified.ovt (required panorama1/locations or planar1/locations)
    • Create envelope
  • New Procedure to Delete Missing Photo Positions and Image Files
  • Textured Mesh and Ortho as Mapping Run Resources
  • Set Target CRS automatically to Selected Source CRS at Import Run
  • New Option to choose the Quality of Panorama Images created from Planar Groups
  • Renamed 'Project' to 'Group of Run'
  • Supported Conversion of FME Resource to Ovf/Ovt
  • New Settings at Optimize/Convert for Point Cloud
    • Point Cloud Classification is Supported
      At converting or optimizing a point cloud, there's a new setting to split the point cloud by class. The result is an opc-file for every class.
    • Ignore LAS Bounds
  • Cancel Convert/Optimize Point Cloud at Density Check and Split Classification
  • Set No Username for Target Resources in the Tools Convert and Optimize
    When a target resource is created, there's no longer a fixed username written to the accompanying ord file.
  • Merge Administrator and Operator Procedures
    The administrator and operator procedures can be merged via adding the command “merge.admin.operator.procedures” to the “…\Orbit 3DM Content Manager 20.12.0\program\config\orbit.ini” file.

Usabilities

  • Scrolling in 3D Backdrop Sidebar is enabled
  • At Optimize or Convert of Image Resource to Omi, the Resource Ord is created
  • Upgraded UAS Mapping to Aerial Mapping
  • Alphabetical sort of Procedures and Administration Procedures

Layout

  • Add Run comes before Import Run in the Administrator Procedures.
  • Updated line-out of a long run name in Add Run wizard.
  • Hovering over the beta functionalities checkbox also shows a list of the beta functionalities.
  • Slide 'Time' in point cloud legend editor is invisible for Map 2D and Map 3D.
  • The detector 'Light Cones' is removed from the drop-down list.

Bug fixes

  • Mapping resource is not restored by Open Workspace. 'Create valuelist' only triggered after clicking twice on the button.
  • Assets Preferences could not be opened from Preferences context-menu.
  • In the preset configuration for Cables, the formulas ME Point1 X, Y and Z are always zero.
  • The same preset configuration for vector datasets couldn't be used twice in the same session.
  • Exporting a point cloud dataset resulted in a target file with a suffix '_slice'.
  • The polyline measurement wasn't stopped at double-click.
  • Image availability checks failed with “.” in the filename.
  • Image availability check was case sensitive on file extension.
  • Service query parameter was missing For DCP Property.

3DM Content Manager

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

New Features and Enhancements

  • Improvement for Map GL
    • Optimize, Convert tools and Backdrops sidebar are now available
    • Vector data can be selected in Map GL
    • Map GL can be opened from Map 3D and Map 2D via the context menu item 'Open Map GL here'
  • New Measure Technique 'Mesh Intersection'
    The new measurement technique 'Mesh Intersection' enables making measurements on the opened mesh.
  • Measure Preferences in Ground Control Points and Georeference Sidebar
    The measure preferences can be directly opened in the georeference sidebar for ground control points.
  • New Extenstion 'Mask Creator'
    There's a new interface to create a new mask on an opened image. This mask can be used to colorize point cloud and optimize imagery.
  • Solution for Linking Delivery Subidrectories to Previous Runs
    A delivery with subdirectories creates a new textfile in the metadata folder where the run names are linked to the new subfolders.
  • Updated Catalog Functionalities
    • New 'Reference Resources' can be added to the catalog. Reference resources are vector, image, point cloud and mesh resources.
    • Upload KML Resources to the 3DM Cloud.
  • Update Resource Name at Refresh Catalog
    After changing the name of a resource, the catalog updates the name after refreshing the catalog.
  • Cursor Spinner at Calculate Data Volume and Calculate Image Availability
    To indicate that the process Calculate Data Volume and Calculate Image Availability are running, a cursor spinner will appear.
  • Html5-Compatibility checks if Planar Folders Naming are Ascending and Start with Planar 1
    Uploading planar
  • Verify Html5-Compatibility via Scripting
    Verifying the Html5-compatibility was only possible in the interface. Now this is also available for scripting.
  • Simplified Cloud Upload Sidebar
    There are two categories for uploading resources: reference resources and mapping runs.

Layout

  • Long run names weren't completely visible in the Georeference sidebar.
  • Size of 'Select on Map' button in Trajectory extension was too small once the project was created.
  • Size of 'Photodebugger' window was by default too small to see all the values.

Bug fixes

  • Second 'Zoom to dataset extent' of a mesh is not possible.

3DM Feature Extraction

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

New Features and Enhancements

  • New 'Trees Analysis' Extension in Beta
    Trees can be detected by selecting an area or using seed points. Seed points can be added from a dataset in the dataset list.
  • Cancel Contour Lines at Sorting Points Stage
    Calculating contour lines couldn't be canceled during the sorting points stage.
  • Semi-Automated Measurements for Antennas
    A new distance measurement for antennas that calculates the length, inclination and point cloud selection.
  • Semi-Automated Volume Measurements
    New measurements for rectangular volumes have been added.
  • New Preset Configurations for Vector Resources
    • Antennas
    • Volumes
  • Catenary measurements are Semi-automated Measurements
    The catenary measurements are now only available in the Feature Extraction Standard and Pro.
  • Option to Add a Point Cloud Selection to Asset Inventory Item
    During the asset inventory procedure, a point cloud selection can be added to the inventory item.
  • Drag and Drop Resource File to Import Theme
    A resource file can be imported as a theme via drag and drop of the file.
  • Use Preset Dynamic Symbols Dataset for Inventory Theme
    The preset configuration Dynamic Symbols Dataset can now also be used at creating a new theme.
  • Overlay Attribute Table on Asset Inventory Snapshot
    The new Asset preference 'Display attribute table as overlay' enables adding an attribute table over the created snapshot of an inventory item.
  • Snapping Centerline from Rail Measurement to other Centerline
    Snapping two rail measurements didn't snap the centerlines.

Usabilities

  • Disable 'Report' when all sections in Profiles & Cross sections are selected.

Bug fixes

  • Pole Attachment preset configuration has updated attributes FD Clearances and FD Types.
  • 'Duplicate structure to create new theme' created a new theme but didn't copy the theme attributes.
  • Export of profile always gave the same value for the length and height of the profile inside the same project.
  • The profile was not displayed in the profile viewer when the z range exceeded the metric scale. There's a slide in the top right corner to move the z-position in the profile.
  • Added path for clash detection was reduced to a straight line.
  • Parallel extraction didn't work anymore.
 
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