Windows 10 Update 1803 (Spring Creator)

Customer Advisory Bulletin CAB_TS20180530A Possible Problem #1 Windows 10 Update 1803 (Spring Creator) causes some problems with non-English MicroStation (PowerDraft and Open Roads Designer) CONNECT. MicroStation CONNECT Updates 8 and 9 do not work anymore after the update has been installed. They will typically hang while opening. Earlier versions of MicroStation CONNECT are not affected.…

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Terra License Manager: Invalid Licenses

KBA-01034-M8V4W6 Problem User receives an error message indicating the licenses that were checked out are invalid. User may not be able to return the license to the license pool. Solution This message indicates that there is a problem with the installation of the Terra License Manager. Probable Solution 1: This error message can result if…

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Mapping Urban Drainage with Airborne LIDAR Using LP360

On January 11, 2018, Benjamin H. Houston, P.E., PMP, GISP presented a webinar with GeoCue Group, Inc. on mapping urban drainage with airborne LIDAR using LP360. Benjamin Houston has over 25 years of experience with mapping technologies, both from military applications, environmental conservation and public works. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York and…

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Find Poles using TerraScan

The “Find Poles” tool was introduced to the Railroad Tool Box with the release of TerraScan v017.018. While originally intended to automatically detect pole type objects along roads and railroads, which were collected using mobile or high-density airborne LIDAR data, this tool is designed in a manner where it can be used to detect a…

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ASPSuite: Processing multiple flights in an SBF

If the drone pilot leaves the Loki unit on while swapping batteries on the drone when flying larger sites then there will only be a single SBF covering the multiple flights. Each take off and landing of the aircraft is considered a flight. This is ok to do, and probably makes collection a easier, however,…

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Errors in Surface Generation

Problem: There are some situations that can cause there to be a mismatch between surface elevations between tiles.  This can become apparent in the vicinity of waterbody breaklines where a tile covers the water but only overlaps with a single shoreline. In this scenario, the surface generation process cannot consider the influence of breaklines on…

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TerraSlave: failed to load block points

Problem:  Attempting to run a macro through TerraSlave results in the following message in the TerraSlave Processing Report: “Failed to load block points”   Solution: This can be caused by an incompatibility between the software and the point cloud format. For example, attempting to process LAS 1.4 data using the 32-bit TerraSlave. In this case,…

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Converting Focal Length from Pixels to Millimeters to use in Bentley Context Capture

The focal length field in ContextCapture requires a focal length in mm instead of pixels. To convert a known focal length in pixels to mm: F(mm) = F(pixels) * SensorWidth(mm) / ImageWidth (pixel). For an X4S, the image width in pixels is 5472. Context Capture indicates the sensor width is 13.2 mm, so the equation…

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TerraSlave: No active task

Problem: When attempting to run a macro on a project using TerraSlave and the following message is reported in TerraSlave’s Monitor Active Task dialog, try the following steps: Probable Resolution#1: In your Terra installation folder, open your TSlave folder. Then clear the contents from the following folders: ‘progress’, ‘queue’, and ‘task’. Probable Resolution#2: Ensure that…

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Putting LIDAR data on a single layer

When data is originally added to LP360 the selected files will be grouped into layers, depending upon certain criteria so that only compatible LAS files will be on a single LAS layer. When adding new data to the layout, if all the data meets the compatible rules, then checking the option to “Append to Compatible Layers”…

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