Trimble - Transforming the way the world works.

March, 2015

Updates to the version 9 of the software include:

Enhanced Visualization

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
High density display New When not in a tool, TRW now uses the 'High Density (HD)' display: when you zoom in closely to see details, you can now visualize all the points in the area. You no longer need to load a pre-defined number of points. When using tools within TRW, The 'HD' button enables you to use this mode. When this button is not pressed, you can visualize the points that will actually be used in the tool. As before, you can type a number of points (in Millions) to change the amount of
points to be used in the tool.
Enhanced detail visibility.
Elevation based rendering New New rendering option for displaying point cloud colored by elevation. Ideal for identifying objects based on elevation.
Customizable cloud rendering New Added ability to adjust the brightness and contrast. Enhanced detail display.
Station marker list window added New Added the station marker list window which allows you to define specifically which stations markers you would like to display. Enhanced productivity especially when analyzing the registration of complex datasets or viewing regions such floors or rooms of a building.
Adjustable polyline width New Added in Preferences the ability to adjust the display width of Polylines. Enhanced visualization makes identifying polylines much easier.

Import / Export

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Support for import of DotProduct New Added support for DotProduct handheld scanner .dp file format. Improved integration with scanner systems.
Support for Z+F and Riegl scanners New Added support for Z+F .zfs and Riegl .rsp file formats. Improved integration with scanner systems.
Improved performance of PTX import and export Enh Improved performance when import and exporting PTX files to support more 3rd party applications. Improved import/export support.
Export TZF scans as images New Added the ability export TZF scans as images. Improved exports.

Enhanced Navigation

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Zoom on mouse cursor position Enh Using the mouse wheel to zoom now uses the cursor position for the zoom center. Improved usability.
Automatic center of rotation mode Enh Added option to use the cursor position as the center of rotation. Improved usability.
Customizable actions for mouse buttons New Added the ability to customize the action for each mouse button from the preferences menu. Improved usability by matching the mouse behavior to other software you may be using such as SketchUp Pro or TBC.

Scan Explorer

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Extract models from Scan Explorer to TRW New Ability to extract shapes directly from Scan Explorer and create as Trimble RealWorks objects. Improved workflow for modeling.
Extract models from Scan Explorer to SketchUp Pro New Ability to extract shapes and lines directly from Scan Explorer into SketchUp Pro. Improved workflow for modeling.
Persistent annotations New Ability to create editable persistent annotations. Improved communication. Annotation ability also applies to published projects.
Polylines from Scan Explorer New Ability to extract lines directly from Scan Explorer and create as Trimble RealWorks objects. Improved productivity.
Added Spatial Sampling (keep details) option to Extract Points tool New Added to the Extract Points tool the ability to sample the point cloud to keep full density on details while spatial sampling regular surfaces. Improved productivity especially for buildings by reducing the size of the point cloud. Ideal for sending the point cloud to be used in software applications that don't have the ability to handle the large amounts of points that TRW can.

Registration

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Corner extraction in Target Analyzer New The ability to create a target by extracting a corner has been added to the Target Analyzer tool. Improved productivity.
Registration Report Enh Registration>Report(Scan-Based) now supports both TZF scans and extracted scan points. Improved productivity.
Refine Registration Enh Registration>Refine Registration using scans now supports both TZF and non TZF scans. Improved productivity.
Cloud-Based
Registration
tool supports
Clipping Box
Enh The Clipping Box Extraction tool is supported by the Cloud-Based Registration tool. Improved registration analysis.

Productivity Tools

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Freehand
Segmentation
Enh Ability to perform freehand "drawing" when using the polygonal option of the Segmentation tool by holding down the Ctrl key. Improved productivity when performing segmentation of complex shapes, especially useful when using a touch screen.
Convert TZF scans to TRW images New Convert TZF scans to TRW images for texturizing meshes and for use as background images in the station based view. Improved deliverables and visualization.
Clipping Box Extraction feature available in more tools Enh The Clipping Box Extraction Tool can now be accessed from Segmentation, Sampling, Frame Creation and the Polyline Drawing tool. Improved productivity.
Catenary Drawing tool New Catenary drawing tool added. Ideal for drawing catenary objects such as power lines.
Pick Highest/Lowest point New Added ability to pick the highest or lowest cloud point in an area to tools that possess picking capabilities. Improved productivity.
3 point Plane Orientation tool New New option for measuring the orientation
of complex objects such as concave
mobile phone antennas by pick three
points.
Improved productivity especially when combined with the Clipping Box Extraction tool.

Inspection Tools

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Added Cut/Fill color bar option. New Cutting plane functionality added to Scan Explorer. Improved workflow for creating cross sections.
Export from Inspection Map Analyzer New Added the ability to export the items from the Inspection Map Analyzer tool Section Viewer as CAD objects. More options for adding high resolution color to point clouds.
Rotate Section: Difference Plot New Option to swap the orientation of axes in the Section: Difference Plot in the Inspection Map Analyzer tool. Improved productivity.

Modeling

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Change diameter of pipe run New New tool for changing the diameter of an
entire pipe run. Applies to cylinders and
circular torus (bends).

Improved productivity for modeling pipe runs.

EasyPipe Enh Improved fitting performance. Maintains sag in pipe. More robust fitting. No longer straightens sags in pipe resulting in a more accurate model.
Geometry Modifier New Added the ability to enter a specific value when rotating models. Improved control for rotating models.
2D Drawing tool Snap Enh Added snap to line functionality to the 2D Drawing tool. Improved productivity.

Advanced-Tank Edition

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Vertical Tank Inspection tool New Streamlined workflow for creating inspection reports including verticality and roundness inspections.

New market specific tools. Market specific tools greatly reduced time for creating deliverables.

Horizontal Tank Calibration tool New Ability to create filling table for horizontal storage tanks. New market specific tools.
Vertical Tank Calibration Tool Enh Improved sump computation. Improved deliverable.

General

Description New or
changes
Feature Benefit
/comments
Start Page New Added start page which provides links to common tasks and resources. Improved usability.
Removed Close button from Workspace and List New Removed the close button from the
Workspace and List Windows to prevent
accidental closure.
Improved usability.
Register Software New Added the ability to register Trimble RealWorks. Improved customer service.
Warranty expiration notice New Added warranty expiration notice tray icon.

Improved customer service.

Texture mesh with panoramic images New Added prompt for converting tzf files to images when applying texture in the Mesh Edit tool. Improved customer service.
Added Spatial Sampling (keep details) option to TZF based extraction tools. New Added to the Extract Points tool the ability to spatially sample the point cloud on regular surfaces while keeping full density on details such as edges. Improved productivity especially for buildings by reducing the size of the point cloud. Ideal for sending the point cloud to be used in software applications that don't have the ability to handle the large amounts of points that TRW can.

RESOLVED ISSUES

General
[SAVE] Resolved issue with not being able to save project on some computers
[POST-PROCESSING] GPU was not being used, only CPU
[SEGMENTATION] Resolved issue with errors on specific cases
Scan Import and Export
[IMPORT-EXPORT / E57] E57 export and import now support non-English characters
[IMPORT / E57] Improved robustness when importing specific gridded E57 files
[IMPORT / FLS] Import of raw FLS files now support non-English characters
[IMPORT-EXPORT / PTX] Improved performance of PTX import (conversion to TZF format) and export
[IMPORT / PTX] Improved robustness of import (PTX files from LaserControl and Scene)
[EXPORT / PTX] Color not exported in [0;255]
[EXPORT / LAZ] Corrected internal errors in LAZ export which resulted in multiple warning messages

Office Survey and Modeling
[EXPORT / KMZ] Resolved issue with the export to Google Earth only supporting the first object
[IMPORT / DWG] Resolved issue with the size of cylinders
[IMPORT / DWG] Improved robustness on specific cases (files containing nurbs)
[EXPORT / DXF-DWG] Resolved issue with color information when exporting
[EXPORT / DXF/DWG] Some extrusions were not properly exported as Solid DXF/DWG
[EXPORT / DXF/DWG] Fitted planes could not be exported in mm
[EXPORT / DWG / INSPECTION MAP] Resolved issue with errors in the DWG export in Files>Advanced
Exports in case of cylindrical inspection (inversion, wrong angles)
[TWIN SURFACE INSPECTION] Corrected errors with polyline drawing inside "twin surface inspection"
[EXPORT / INSPECTION MAP] Resolved issue with missing coordinates in exported txt files

Registration
[REGISTRATION / CLOUD-BASED] Fixed accuracy issue with large coordinates (e.g. in state plane
coordinates)
[REGISTRATION / RMX] Register stations from RMX files now works on all stations, even when with no TZF
file
[REGISTRATION / ORIENTATION] Resolved issue with running the orientation tool after undoing a previous
re-orient caused an error & corrupted project
[REGISTRATION / ORIENTATION] Fixed accuracy issue when picking New Origin

Scan Explorer
[SCAN EXPLORER] Scan Explorer could not start on some computers
[SCAN EXPLORER] Visual artifacts when dataset had small TZF scans
[SCAN EXPLORER] Improved robustness when extracting points with 'remove coincident points' option
[PUBLISHER] Mixed up reduction with file size
[SCAN EXPLORER] Closing project in TRW would not close it in TSE

RealColor
[REALCOLOR] Improved matching behavior with imported FLS files (scan doesn't reach the zenith)

Miscellaneous
[DISPLAY] Light direction can now be changed using buttons
[VIDEO CREATOR] Wrong viewport size
[PROFILE MATCHER] Improved robustness when working with a mesh
[TOOLBAR-EDIT] CTRL+C / CTRL+V shortcuts not managed (CTRL+A works fine) in toolbars edit field