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Here you will be able to keep track of what’s been included in the latest app updates:

Builder

  • Updated 6/21/2015
    • You can now organize your floor monitoring results in the report window
    • In the report window, visualize row/column offsets of ground monitoring points in order to allow your foreman/superintendent to easily take out a measuring tape and mark areas for grind/fill; also be able to see an average Z elevation, and set a reference offset with sortable columns
    • When comparing changes in Z elevation on the ground over time, rise in elevation will be colored red, and lowering in elevation will be colored blue. No elevation change will remain green (or whatever default color you give the layer)
    • Improved ability to create a grid of points; points are guaranteed to be evenly spaced in a square grid
  • Updated 5/31/2015
    • Text is now drawn such that it will not get covered up with points, especially useful when looking at it in 3D’
    • DXF export of steel results now includes lines so it’s easier to identify beams
    • A new reporting window that allows you to organize your steel camber results and easily jump to specific beams that fall out of tolerance (by double-clicking on it).
    • Much better and more streamline ability to create a grid of points at a given interval for ground monitoring purposes
    • Ability to create a heatmap along a horizontal surface (a wall)
  • Updated 4/21/2015
    • Steel Cambers are now calculated such that it doesn’t matter if it’s sloping
      •  The calculation for camber is as follows: The height distance between the center point of the beam to the line drawn between the edges of the beam
    • A volume feature has been added, so you can do things such as estimate flooring fill material needed to level an area, or estimate an excavation mound
    • Much faster creation of floor monitoring points and displaying of Z
  • Updated 3/29/2015
    • When you use the contouring tool, the lines will now prefer to have even increments (whole numbers)
    • You can now add a contour or heat map immediately after filtering, without having to re-define the boundaries
    • Bug fixes regarding your filter/heat map settings not sticking the first time
    • Exported contour text is now center-justified instead of right-justified so it looks better in AutoCAD
  • Updated 3/19/2015
    • The steel analysis button now comes with a “sanity” checker that finds any sudden jumps in elevation along a beam (according to a tolerance you set) and highlights it red, until you fix the issue. This is useful when you have braces or other things on structural beams.
    • Major improvements to the contouring tool:
      • When you create a contour map, you’ll now get elevations at ~3′ increments along the contours.
      • When you export out as a DXF, the contours are now polylines that you can individually select
      • The text is now rotated along the polyline
  • Updated 2/19/2015
    • The pop-up toolbar for the app now only opens when you click it’s icon in the Scene embedded toolbar
    • Export to DXF now fixed so it’s not in Meters; it will be in the units you selected in the settings window in the app
    • Points that you create are now represented by easy to view cones! You can adjust the cone size in the settings
    • Bug fixes to the Steel Analysis feature
  • Updated 2/10/2015
    • Instead of hard to see 2D circles on the beams, now you will get 3D cones that point to the right spot!
    • If you’re switching between two monitors and one monitor, the pop-up toolbar won’t be forever stuck in the now-disconnected monitor
    • No more annoying pop-up message when your firewall blocks access to automatic updating of the app
    • Various bug fixes
  • Updated 1/28/2015
    • Now you can work with Scan Point Clouds (and not just project point clouds)! Don’t forget to use your clipping box!
    • Two methods for performing steel monitoring – Method A and Method B. Refer to instructions manual, it’s a complicated, but important process.
    • An updated and finalized FILTER, that works quickly and efficiently, for ignoring debris, cars, etc. for your analysis
    • A physical undo/redo button, in case CTRL+Z/CTRL+Y don’t work
  • Updated 1/15/2015
    •  Topography-based debris filter – still in refinement stage
    • Now, creating TIN surfaces, topos, or coloring of points by elevation will automatically create a layer, without forcing you to name each time. You can go back later to re-name it.
    • Better automated steel workflow  – Draw lines, and hold SHIFT to automatically draw the same line you just drew with the same length and orientation (useful for similar beams). Also, analysis is now 50 times faster.

Surveyor

  • Updated 6/21/2015
    • You can now auto-fit a cross-section, to identify TOC, BOC, FLL
    • Ability to fit 3 points on a tree/post, which will give it a best-fit radius
    • Fixed a bug where you can’t move a point after created using the “move” button
    • Moved all surface-type features into the “surface” button (2nd button on the toolbar)
  • Updated 5/31/2015
    • New cross-section tool – you can define the center of a road using a SPLINE, then create even cross-section along the SPLINE. You can view each cross-section from a side view and lay out points (a la field-to-finish) from a separate window, which will relate back to 3D.
  • Updated 4/21/2015
    • You now have a running point list when you create points using the Field to Finish topo feature
    • Fixed a bug that prevented you from exporting contours in certain cases
    • Fixed a bug that exported multiple duplicate contours in the same spot
  • Updated 4/13/2015
    • Ability to string together commands while drawing a SPLINE, Polyline, or a 3 point curve by hitting SHIFT while drawing.
      • For example, start drawing a polyline. Then hit SHIFT, and select 3 point curve. The last point of the polyline will act as the 1st point on the 3 point curve – now specify the last 2 points to complete it. Then press SHIFT again to keep drawing the polyline.
    • Improvements to the control file manager – smarter truncation so that it removes digits instead of bringing it close to 1000, and you can choose how many digits to keep

    Updated 3/31/2015

    • When you use the contouring tool, the lines will now prefer to have even increments (whole numbers)
    • For those of you who have issues with viewing 3D cones from the top view (graphics cards settings), you’ll now at least cross-hairs instead of nothing
    • You can now specifically move your field to finish points into spaces that don’t have points (useful for posts, poles, trees, etc)
    • Various bug fixes and stability
  • Updated 3/27/2015
    • Better exporting of field to finish points – now with an “X” instead of a circle
    • You can now display the elevation with your field to finish points, and the Z will be displayed instantaneously if selected
    • You can specify in settings to select points with single clicks, instead of double clicks. Useful if you are using a 3D mouse to navigate!
  • Updated 3/19/2015
    • New and improved method for managing your surfaces! Right when you finish using your debris filter, you can hit “add” and choose a contour, TIN, etc. without having to reselect the boundaries!
    • New: Control Manager! When dealing with state plane coordinates, you’ll start to experience issues with scene due to large coordinate values in the millions. With the Control Manager, you can now seamlessly truncate your control file so that the values are in the thousands, while memorizing how much the transformation occured. Then, when you export out anything you create, such as field to finish points, linework, or surfaces,the geometry will be automatically transformed back into state plane coordinates without any loss in precision or accuracy!
  • Updated 3/11/2015
    • Saving – it’s now seamless and automatic, you don’t need to manually save/load what you draw using the app, and you don’t have to worry about closing the 3D view and losing your work!
    • When using Field to Finish, press and hold SHIFT and single click two points across a curb, and you’ll be able to lay out a point via cross section! This will be developed much more in the weeks to come
    • Now you can automatically truncate the coordinates of your control file, and the Surveyor app will remember exactly how much this was truncated when exporting points, contours, or surfaces from the app, and puts it back into GPS coordinates, without any loss in precision or accuracy. This is essential for the surveyor who works in world coordinates,  and solves the current problem in Scene where working with GPS coordinates in scene causes major inaccuracy issues.
    • Now you can create volume calculations! Simply select an area, then choose a reference elevation, and you’ll be given the total volume required to cut and/or fill to achieve the desired elevation in the area you choose.
    • Fixed a bug with the Flow tool where the arrows were pointing 90 degrees off from the actual direction of water flow
    • Drawing is now streamlined! When you draw lines, splines, polylines, etc., you won’t get prompted to name it, nor will it always display the distance anymore!
    • Separate TIN and Volume buttons created
  • Updated 2/19/2015
    • The pop-up toolbar for the app now only opens when you click it’s icon in the Scene embedded toolbar
    • The Field to Finish feature now ensures that no duplicate points are created, to prevent issues with linework creation in Civil 3D/Carleson
    • Export to DXF now fixed so it’s not only in Meters; it will be in the units you selected in the settings window in the app
    • Points that you create are now represented by easy to view cones! You can adjust the cone size in the settings
    • Ability to cancel when point finding is in progress, so no more waiting a really long time when you select points in a sparse area
  • Updated 1/15/2015
    • Ability to export TIN files as part of 3D DXF – It will show up as lines and solids
    • Use “SHIFT” instead of “C” to open up the command (and add Begin or End) when using field-to-finish, so that it doesn’t conflict with toggling clearview mode
    • Now, creating TIN surfaces, topos, or coloring of points by elevation will automatically create a layer, without forcing you to name each time. You can go back later to re-name it.
    • You can now choose whether to export your field-to-finish points as PENZD or PNEZD (switching northing and easting)
  • Updated 2/19/2015

Inspector

  • Updated 5/31/2015
    • Visualize FF/FL results directly in 3D view on the floor
    • Option for using single-clicks to define lines, good if you’re using a 3D mouse
    • An organized CSV file of the FF/FL results are exported automatically with each run so that you can perform some additional analysis on your own
    • Better cleanup-tool
  • Updated 3/25/2015
    • Better management of FF/FL runs. You can now see your floor flatness test results in the report window, and remove runs. You can then re-create your report from there.
  • Updated 2/19/2015
    • The pop-up toolbar for the app now only opens when you click it’s icon in the Scene embedded toolbar
  • Updated 1/15/2015
    • Fixed issues with automated stair analysis
    • ADA ramps now show slopes at 4′ spacing by default (which can be altered in the settings), which is similar to the way the ADA inspectors do it in the real world