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CAD Models Supported in Leica TruView Software for Point Clouds Print E-mail
Written by Leica Geosystems   
Thursday, 14 October 2010

(Norcross 5 October 2010) Leica Geosystems announces that new Leica Cyclone PUBLISHER v7.1 software can directly publish CAD models along with laser scan data for intuitive web viewing, measurement and mark-up in TruView software.

Free Leica TruView software has proven to be a wildly popular tool for intuitive viewing, measurement and mark-up of rich point clouds and photo overlays - including performing these tasks over the internet. Based on its ease of use and its free licensing, many users have requested that they also be able to see CAD models in conjunction with point clouds and digital photos in TruView. Cyclone PUBLISHER 7.1 provides this direct capability.

Now, in a totally intuitive environment, users can evaluate proposed CAD designs accurately placed within real world conditions, as captured by High-Definition Survey™ scan data and panoramic photos. Users can also easily compare as-built CAD models that have been created from scans or from other data sources against raw scan data for accuracy.

Cyclone PUBLISHER 7.1 can publish as TruView content 3D models that have either been created in Leica Cyclone software or that have been imported into Cyclone from AutoCAD or MicroStation via the free Leica COE (Cyclone Object Exchange) utility.

Cyclone PUBLISHER v7.1 software is immediately available for download for all customers with valid maintenance contracts.

This view allows users to clearly see the 3D models of the tanks displayed inside the photo-realistic 3D point cloud view inside of Leica TruView.

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With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information. Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3’500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. To view this release on the web please click HERE

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