Trimble announced RealWorks version 8.0 software that includes a new 3D database engine, automated targetless registration and Web viewing capability incorporating RealWorks' Scan Explorer interface. These new enhancements will allow surveyors, contractors, engineers and geospatial professionals to rapidly process 3D laser scanning data, the company says.
The new 3D database engine will allow up to five times more data to be visualized and managed, compared to Trimble RealWorks version 7.2. The automated targetless registration function automatically identifies planar objects in each scan and matches the planes from multiple stations, creating a combined data set. The function enhances productivity in the field by eliminating target placement prior to data capture in applicable environments. Office processing time is also reduced by the fully automated function.
Sharing of data with clients has been enhanced by the addition of a Publisher function that allows projects to be custom packaged for viewing via Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Scan Explorer interface, embedded inside a HTML Web page, allows clients to navigate and explore the scan data as well as take measurements and add notes.
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