Auto loading Terrasolid MDL applications in CONNECT

When working with Terrasolid products within MicroStation, it can be convenient for the Terrasolid applications to load automatically upon the opening of a MicroStation session.  This can be accomplished in CONNECT using the following steps: File-> Settings -> Configurations-> Configuration Variables-> Design Application From the ‘File’ drop down menu select ‘Settings’. In Settings, select ‘Configuration’. …

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Batch Export Raster Images using TerraScan

Export raster image command generates raster images where pixel values are derived from laser point attributes. The source data is points referenced by a TerraScan project. The raster image can be created as Windows bitmap (.BMP) or GeoTIFF (.TIF). The color of a pixel is determined using laser points whose coordinate values fall inside the…

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Basic Filter

The Basic Filter point cloud task allows you to define one or more point filters and assign the set of points matching the point filter to a classification. The Basic Filter is useful for conducting simple passes of data in a LIDAR project. Reclassifying points from the old Model Keypoint class 8 to the Ground class (2)…

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Auto Create Layers in GeoCue

When creating a project in GeoCue there is an option on the Project Creation Dialog to Auto Create Layers. The layers that are auto created can be selected within Environment Builder. Within Environment Builder go to Environments and specify the Environment that needs to have layers auto created when a project is created. In the…

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LP360 End User License Agreement

All of our products require acceptance of an End User License Agreement (EULA) which can be found at “C:\Program Files\QCoherent\LP360 64-bit” or “C:\Program Files (x86)\QCoherent\LP360 for ArcGIS” once the software is installed. LP360 End User License Agreement R23Feb16 Furthermore, the terms of the LP360 software maintenance and support warranty are available here. The first year…

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How to Launch an External App with a TScan project

This technical note explains how to launch an external application with a TerraScan project from GeoCue 2014 and later. In doing so one may provide a means to pass a TerraScan project to MicroStation Connect before the full support is implemented in GeoCue 2016. One may also use this command to pass a TerraScan project…

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Selecting Blocks in a TerraScan Project using DGN Elements

It is not possible to populate only selected blocks in a project. However, if you create a project that points in the same folder as the existing one, basically a sub project of the desired blocks and Import Points into that project, then you can accomplish the desired task. To create the subproject using the…

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Using a Sparse LIDAR Dataset as Control Points

There may come a time when a user has two LIDAR datasets. One that represents the project area that is very dense and the other a sparser dataset from a ground survey. The ground survey data can be used to determine vertical accuracy once it is in the correct format to be used in LP360.…

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Run Point Cloud Task on Selected Features

The following is how to run a point cloud task on features that are selected in the main view. Select the features that are going to be used for the task Within the task if there is an option for Input Geometry make sure it is set to Tool Geometry If there is no option…

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Missing Images: XYZ from Camera Events (EXIF data)

Problem: Dropped images from Pixhawk drone flight and can’t georeference with dataflash logs. Probable Resolution: Create a new “Position File” that provides a row for each image filename, lat, lon, and elevation using our tool XYZsFromCAMEvents. Provide the “Image Folder” and the “Dataflash Log”. The default file is named “FlightLLAs.txt”. It DOES NOT create a “geotagged” folder, nor write…

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