212 articles Terrasolid Tools, Tips and Workflows

Terrasolid Tool Guides

There are many tools that exist within the Terrasolid product suite, including TerraScan, TerraModeler, TerraMatch, TerraPhoto and TerraSurvey. Remembering all of the tools and where to find them may prove difficult, particularly for beginner or casual users. To help we’ve created tool guides that provide the names of all the tools on each Terrasolid toolbar. These guides…

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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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No Design File on the Working Segment

A macro fails when launched through Geocue Dispatch. Checklist Step Details, System Messages error reads “No design files on the working segment”. Additionally, reviewing the Sub Tasks for the specified task on the Dispatch Manager reveals the machine timing out and returning to pending queue. If the macro is set up to run in TerraScan:…

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TerraMatch Trajectory Quality Settings

For the older Find Match tool, a trajectory quality could be set and the data associated could be used as a means of selecting the data to be corrected. With the newer Find Tie Line Match tool, selecting groups/individual tie lines will give an option to select the sets to correct. Trajectory group and quality…

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TerraScan Supported Point File Formats

TerraScan has built-in support for the following laser point file formats: T = text file format R = read files B = binary file format W = write files Name: Type: Content: FASTBINARY B R/W TerraScan Fast binary (FBI). SCAN8 B R/W TerraScan binary with 8 bit flightline numbers (BIN). SCAN16 B R/W TerraScan binary…

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TerraScan Error: Cannot save file

Problem: Attempting to save points as in TerraScan results in an error stating, “Cannot save file”. Probable Resolution: The error message usually results when the operating system throws an error when TerraScan is attempting to save the file. It can happen if: the drive is out of space the file is open for read or…

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TerraScan: Extracting Paint Lines

Introduction The Terrasolid software suite has many tools that support mobile mapping. Included in these is the capability to extract paint markings. This tool has been discussed in isolation in previous Tool Tips, but this article discusses a workflow, of which Find Paint Lines plays a leading role. The following steps are discussed: Pre-classification Correct…

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TerraScan: Vegetation Index

TerraScan, versions 017.030 and above GeoCue Group Support 6/20/18 Revision 1.0   Introduction For many years remote sensing systems have used many parts of the electromagnetic spectrum to gain more knowledge about the world. Observing near-infrared (NIR) radiation is a key part of that analysis. Beginning with TerraScan version 017.030, users have been able to…

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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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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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