• Feature Request - Improved UI for User and Site Info

    One issue I'm having is maintaining many sites at once - and I find the UI could make this much easier. 

    I'm up to 196 sites, and we're adding or removing everyday, and trying to keep track of them is difficult, we use codes that we enter in the Site Description Field - which works well, but there's no way to batch update, or view them altogether, we end up having to scroll down to do an update, then scroll back. but having some sort of an admin place where we can view and maintain this would be super helpful. 

    The magic would be if there was someway to also have this be a place that could download a bundle archive without actually going into the site. But that's just a nice to have. 

    Also - the UI for the user screen is fine when it's a handful of site, but having to scroll horizontally across 196 sites is impossible, and there's no top row freeze feature, so when I'm looking at user 37 and trying to figure out what sites they have access to I end up using a dry erase marker on my screen to try to figure it out. 

    if both of these had spreadsheets, or simplified table I feel like it would be a thousand times easier to work. 
  • RE: Archiving Procedure

    we've started to only keep the .bundle 
    for a while we were keeping the bundle, the folders for datasets_proc, web, & rec

    then just the datasets_rec and bundle

    but really the bundle has everything we need, including the .e57

    the only disadvantage is you can't change the resolution. so we process everything at 10mm - so we always have a relatively high res .e57 available. we rarely need the 5mm, and we can always filter down to get to lower res if a client wants that. When we used to keep the rec data we could reprocess. 

    this has cut a few TB of storage from us which is nice. 
  • Embedded Pano in .e57

    I've noticed a new Panorama setting on the cloud processing tool (or maybe old, and I'm newly noticing). But it allows me to include the pano in the .e57 point cloud. 

    I was expecting that when I imported that .e57 into recap to create a .rcp I would then get mirror balls similar to what I see with Leica workflow or similar (as you can imagine I was excited about this prospect). 

    But when I downloaded my .e57 and then imported and indexed into Recap I can find the mirror balls or the panos. 

    So I'm wondering if anyone has been successful in getting a .rcp with panos from the embedded .e57 - or am I missing the purpose entirely and there's another functionality of this feature I'm not seeing. 
  • How are Maps generated?


    In IVION I'm trying to understand what the best way to generate Maps for outdoor areas - specifically where the topography varies significantly. Generally what I do is I create a building and floor for the area I'm trying to capture, then in site model I set the underside of my floor below the lowest point of my scan, and the highest point of the floor a few feet above my high point. 

    But I find that if the topography varies significantly then the map doesn't generate properly - generally missing large areas as though the map is only generating for points some distance above my bottom of floor. 

    so I guess my question is 2-fold; 
    1. Is there a better way of trying to capture outdoor spaces in IVION? 
    2. How does the map generator work - perhaps I can be smarter about setting my floor areas to suit the plan (Ie, does it generate to the mid-point - in which case maybe I should stretch my floor to be taller arbitrarily). 

  • RE: VLX Capability

    Hi Ben, 

    I'm posting to request an update to your scenario. 

    Did you carry out the scan from a boat - and if so how were the results? 

    I curious because I've had similar scenarios a number of times with requests to scan from a hoist or boom lift but I've always declined because I assumed the lift itself would become the static object. It sounds like your scenario would be a great experiment. 

  • RE: Changing Universal User Group Permissions

    thank-you, yes if you can convert this post to a feature request that would be great. 

    but in terms of additions no - just more control over default user permissions. 
  • RE: Changing Universal User Group Permissions

    maybe something to consider for future, I think either universal customization for the admin user - or just defaulting measurement at the viewer level would be an advantage. 

    as a training it's another step I need to train my staff to initiate in every instance - because I can't possibly imagine a scenario where I don't want a viewer level permission to have access to that tool. 

    I'm not sure how other users feel about this - maybe I'm the minority. 
  • RE: How to Export .xml from Ivion

    Hi Menghui, 

    Yes I was referring to the alignment .xml. 

    Is that file no longer being used? Because I still like to work with indoor viewer on a local machine, then run the nv_cloudtransform command in terminal. 

    This workflow is fantastic with local site maker processing - so I don't have to download big .bundle files for archiving (I only need to keep the .nvd and the .xml) - also saves a ton of time as opposed to trying to download the .e57 through crop and download. 

    Maybe this is just a feature request now then - but it would be nice to bring that feature back, it saved me tons of time, bandwidth, and data storage! 
  • Changing Universal User Group Permissions

    Is it possible to change the default settings for the standard user groups in IVION? 

    I want to modify the default settings so that a user set to Viewer always has the measurement tool enabled - it only seems to work if I have the instance set to public. But if the instance is set to private then I have to manually update the group permissions in each instance separately. 

    So it would be nice if I could modify the default settings for viewer so that they have access to the measurement tool always. Just wondering if that's possible and I just can't find out where.  

  • How to Export .xml from Ivion

    I'm trying to pull out the .xml file of a bundle in Ivion and I can't seem to be able to find it. We used to be able to download it on Indoor Viewer through dataset alignment (I believe). 

    Has that feature been removed?