216 articles Terrasolid Tools, Tips and Workflows

Creating an NAVD88 Geoid Adjustment File

Summary: The NGS geoid data files are not directly compatible with TerraScan. Also, the Convert Geoid File utility does not recognize this format. Hence, one must convert it to and “E N dz” format for use in TerraScan’s and TerraPhoto’s Adjust to Geoid tool. This workflow contains step by step instructions for converting NGS geoid data…

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LIDAR points disappear when zooming

When you zoom in to the LIDAR point data in TerraScan, the points disappear. They reappear when you zoom back out. Are there any vector elements well above or below the surface of the points? Bring the vector to the elevation of the point data. Confirm that your Move Camera is off (click the Zoom…

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Metashape – Orthomosaic formatting for MicroStation and TerraPhoto Reference

MicroStation and TerraPhoto reference  require a RGB orthomosaic image. The normal workflow for exporting sUAS derived orthomosaics from Metashape creates a RGBA image. Make sure the setting in the screenshot below is unchecked to create a RGB orthomosaic.

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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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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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How does the Remove Vegetation tool work?

The Remove Vegetation tool in TerraScan removes points deemed to be in low vegetation from points classified as ground. It functions well within a limited area defined by a MicroStation fence or selected polygon. The tool works by fitting a plane or multiple planes to the points in the defined area, determining the fit to…

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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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