Leica Geosystems has released new versions of all software with plenty of new features and enhancements. Here are just some of the new updates you can expect to find:
Cyclone Publisher / Cyclone Publisher Pro
With the 2020 release of the Laser Scanning Software portfolio, Leica Geosystems will have simplified its Cyclone PUBLISHER Family and now offers two PUBLISHER licenses:
- Cyclone Publisher
- Cyclone Publisher Pro
Cyclone TruView PUBLISHER and Cyclone JetStream PUBLISHER will be replaced by Cyclone PUBLISHER and Cyclone PUBLISHER Pro which provide greater flexibility and several desirable features. This simplified PUBLISHER landscape will ensure that all users are working with the most modern and complete files possible and retain access to the full suite of Leica Geosystems software currently available to them.
Both PUBLISHER licenses will write LGS files which can be consumed downstream in Cyclone, Cyclone 3DR, JetStream Enterprise, JetStream Viewer, the CloudWorx suite, TruView Enterprise and Cloud, and Map360. Cyclone PUBLISHER will also publish ReCap files and multiple pano layers (including IR imagery from the BLK360), all of which were previously only available with Cyclone PUBLISHER Pro.
With this move, historic formats, JSV and TVG, will no longer be published by the Cyclone REGISTER 360 Family, Cyclone or JetStream Admin, though JetStream Viewer and TruView Enterprise and Cloud will continue to accept them (respectively) indefinitely. TruView Local files will continue to be a publish option for the time being.
For Cyclone Publisher technical specifications click here
Cyclone Register 360 2020
Smooth Surface cleaning and ground finding tool – Cyclone REGISTER 360 2020 introduces a new option for semi-automatic cleaning. The new Smooth Surface tool will find continuous ground surfaces in all data types supported by Cyclone REGISTER 360. After running Smooth Surface, the user will be presented with “good” (smooth surface) and “bad” (non-smooth surface) points which they can then keep or discard by either fencing off selected areas for removal or removing all “bad” points. The cleaned point cloud can then be exported to supported formats.
Publish points by Limit Box / Only Selected Setups – Users with a Cyclone PUBLISHER Pro license can now choose to publish only the points inside of existing Limit Boxes or points belonging to certain setups to E57, PTS, PTX, PTG and RCP as a single cloud. Publishing only a Limit Box allows users to selectively reduce the size of an export to only a certain area of interest and speed the publishing process.
Improved publishing to ReCap – The 2-billion-point limitation has been removed from publishing to RCP.
For full Cyclone Register 360 release notes with additional enhancements and bug fixes click here
Cloudworx for AutoCAD/NavisWorx 2020
Join pipes with elbows – Users can now join two pipes with an elbow to create a more realistic connection between pipes. Joints are not fit to the real-world elbows, rather the user defines the parameters for the joint including the two pipes being joined, and an object of those parameters is created based on user specifications.
New flange catalog support – When fitting a flange, the user can now select a flange type and size from a catalog to allow simple creation of these common objects without potential human error. The CloudWorx for AutoCAD flange catalog matches the Cyclone flange catalog.
Support for Silhouette mode – Silhouette mode exaggerates contrast which can make certain operations, like tracing, easier. Silhouette rendering mode requires the point cloud to have been published from Cyclone as an LGS file or JetStream project or opened with ModelSpace View from Cyclone 2020 or later.
For full Cloudworx release notes with additional enhancements and bug fixes click here
View GeoTags in Snapshots – Users can choose to show, all or none of the GeoTags or individual categories of GeoTags and set their selection as default for the Site. When All is selected as the viewed category, all GeoTags that are visible to that Setup will be shown. This means that GeoTags created in Cyclone, the Cyclone.
Improved Support for GeoTag links to Live Documents – Users can now link to a live document on a local network server rather than attaching a file to a GeoTag to support collaboration on live documents linked from TruView.
Support for Snapshots in LGS files – TruView Enterprise and Cloud now support Snapshots created in JetStream Viewer. Users can either add snapshots in JetStream Viewer directly to an LGS or save them to JetStream Enterprise and publish an LGS from JetStream Admin.
For full Truview release notes with additional enhancements and bug fixes click here
If you have any questions or want to learn more about these new releases, please reach out to Joe Cacchione at email@example.com or give us a call at 713-623-1502.
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