206 articles Terrasolid Tools, Tips and Workflows

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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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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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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Using Neighbours when Running Macros

Only when running TerraScan macros on a project in TerraScan or through GeoCue’s LIDAR 1 CuePac can an overedge region be specified. The macro loads points from neighbor tiles to: support the algorithms maintain continuity between data files, such as providing for a continuous surface at the block edge Should be done when doing routines…

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Draw Plane Section Tool

A new tool has been introduced to TerraScan’s View Laser tool box called “Draw plane section” (Figure 1). This tool can prove very useful when vectorizing planar features from a dataset.  Using the previous viewing options (Draw section, etc.), it can be difficult and tedious to manually draw in a required line work at the…

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TerraScan: Draw Plane Section Tool

Introduction A new tool has been introduced to TerraScan’s View Laser tool box called “Draw plane section” (Figure 1). This tool can prove very useful when vectorizing planar features from a dataset.  Using the previous viewing options (Draw section, etc.), it can be difficult and tedious to manually draw in a required line work at…

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Terrasolid Design Library

The Terrasolid design library is provided as an example of some of the customization that can be done in MicroStation CONNECT edition to make working with the Terrasolid products easier and more efficient, particularly for new users. We recommend the provided Terrasolid.DGNLIB remains as provided so that you can easily download the latest from this…

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TerraScan: Tree Database Tools

Introduction Commonly, municipalities are responsible for the management of trees in public spaces, such as parks, the landscape of city buildings, along streets, and in road medians. These trees need to be located, identified, measured and monitored over time. With this information, the city can evaluate and sustain the health and safety of their trees…

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Embankment Contour Generation

Problem: Contours don’t seem to represent the side of an embankment very well. In this situation, the horizontal position error is greater than the vertical error resulting in a surface that does not truly represent the embankment. If contours were to be generated then this would result in “spikey” or “jagged” lines that do not…

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TerraScan Key-in Commands

Most of the tools in TerraScan can be started by entering a key-in command in the MicroStation Key-in line. The Browse Key-in option of the Key-in line can be used to find out the syntax of a key-in command. To bring up the key-in dialog press enter in an active MicroStation view window. If you…

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