209 articles Terrasolid Tools, Tips and Workflows

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: 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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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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