234 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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TerraScan: The Distance Attribute

In late 2016 Terrasolid added Distance as a point attribute in their Fast Binary (FBI) format. This format is the one used for loaded points in TerraScan, so even when processing in LAS you have access to utilizing the attribute, you just need to compute and use it at the same time since it does…

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Export Lattice Model – GeoTIFF Float Z-unit setting

When performing the Export Lattice Model function in TerraScan, GeoTIFF Float is a common format used for export. This option does not include the Z-unit setting, which specifies the unit of grid point values. This is relevant for formats storing elevations as integers. The lack of this setting could potentially cause the user to export…

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Check out/in Terra License on Module Load/Unload

To ensure a product license is checked out before loading a module and checked back in when finished with a module, create load/unload tools in the MicroStation CONNECT ribbon that call a batch file to check out/in the license before/after loading/unloading the module making use of the silent checkout capabilities of the Terra License Manager.…

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TerraScan Ground Parameters

The TerraScan Ground Routine is designed to classify a ground surface from point data. There are multiple parameters within the filter. The following chart is a summary and general guidelines for setting the parameters. Max Building Size Grid size for initial seed surface Smaller is more aggressive, higher fidelity, but more false ground points in initial…

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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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Why does my Orthomosaic have holes?

When previewing my orthomosaic in the color points mode, or looking at the final orthomosaic there are holes. Holes can occur if one or more sides of the triangles formed from the triangulation of the loaded points exceeds the Max ground triangle setting. Increase the value to allow the triangulation to stretch across the voids.…

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TerraSlave and TerraDispatcher

Applies to TerraScan and TerraSlave v020.006 and later. A TerraSlave User Guide is available from Terrasolid. View a short tutorial on using TerraSlave and TerraDispatcher. TerraSlave Windows executable for batch processing TerraScan, TerraPhoto and TerraMatch tasks Alternative method for running processes TerraScan/Photo/Match can run Advantages: Run batch processes without tying up CAD software Run multiple…

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