Pix4D Desktop 3.2 Preview Technical Release Notes

This is the release of Pix4D Desktop 3.2 Preview. Get a preview of the new features and help us improve the product by reporting any issues: Submit a request to support.

Disclaimer: The preview version contains new features and bug fixes. Documentation and support are not available. We recommend testing the preview version before using it for production work.

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Version Release date Release type
3.2.21 April 20, 2017 Preview
3.2.19 April 5, 2017 Preview
3.2.17 March 21, 2017 Preview
3.2.15 March 7, 2017 Preview
3.2.14 February 27, 2017 Preview
3.2.10 February 7, 2017 Preview
3.2.9 January 25, 2017 Preview
3.2.7 January 11, 2017 Preview

 

Version 3.2.21

What's new

  • Translations:
    • New language: Russian
    • Updated all other languages
  • SGM add-on deprecated

Bug fixes

  • Merging project
    • Fixed issues leading to failed merging introduced in 3.2.19
  • LOD meshes
    • Can now be opened both in ArcGIS online and Earth
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Known issues

  • Merging:
    • Issues when merging projects located on remote drives

 

Version 3.2.19

What's new

  • Quality report
    • Internal camera parameter correlation matrix
  • rayCloud
    • LOD mesh export in SLPK format from the Layers Sidebar. 

Bug fixes

  • Command line
    • Fix bug where --logout failed after command line license activation

Known issues

  • Processing
    • In some cases the software crashes when using Process > Reoptimize
  • Outputs
    • LOD mesh in SLPK format can only be opened in ArcGIS Online and not in ArcGIS Earth

 

Version 3.2.17

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Fix bug where for some languages, OK/Cancel buttons are not translated. The issue is still valid for Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

Other changes

  • Command line
    • pix4dmapper.com removed.

Known issues

  • Project management
    • Cannot merge projects if there are located on a network drive.

 

Version 3.2.15

What's new

  • Camera models
    • Improved camera model sensor size estimation.
  • Processing templates
    • New template for the thermoMAP/FLIR.

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Fix bug which increased slightly the time for the application to open.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where in some cases there was an offset between the cursor and the objects in the 3D view when the Microsoft Windows scale is larger than 100%.

Known issues

  • Software
    • For some languages, OK/Cancel buttons are not translated.

 

Version 3.2.14

What's new

  • Processing templates
    • Template description update.
  • Outputs
    • LOD mesh export. Process and export the mesh as a tiled, multi levels of details (LOD) mesh in OSGB 3.4 format (not compatible with 3.2 based viewers).

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Fix bug where Process > Open Results Folder... was not working when using a network drive.
  • Project creation
    • Fix bug where it was not possible to merge projects anymore.

 

Known issues

  • Project creation
    • Rare crash when creating a project.
    • Rare crash during camera creation.
    • Failed merging in certain cases.

 

 

Version 3.2.10

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Comma "," is not accepted as a decimal symbol. This affects computers with a locale installation that uses comma for decimals.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where step 1 failed in some rare cases when multiple images have the same geolocation.
  • Volumes view
    • ± sign between the volume measurement and the estimated error is missing.

 

Known issues

  • Software
    • In some cases the option Process > Open Results Folder ... does not work.
  • Index calculator
    • Point shape file cannot be generated at a Grid Size lower than 4*GSD.
    • When drawing a region with a vertex outside the reflectance area, the region disappears when right clicking to finish drawing the region.
    • In some cases, the MicaSense Rededge camera model is not correctly created, which leads to artifacts in the reflectance map.

 

Version 3.2.9

What's new

  • Camera database
    • Add Phantom 4 Pro camera model with optimized parameters.
  • Upload/Download project files
    • Faster and more reliable upload/download 
      • Up to 10x faster (depending on internet connection)
      • Fix various crashes/hanging uploads
    • Small UI and error feedback improvements

 

Other changes

  • Upload/Download project files
    • No results upload.
    • Upload cannot be resumed. When uploading the project again, upload starts from beginning.
  • Index calculator
    • Rename "Albedo" to "Reflectance Factor" in the Radiometric Calibration window.

 

Bug fixes

  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where in some cases the sun irradiance was not correctly converted when opening older p4d files in newer software versions.

 

Known issues

  • Software
    • Some values in the software are displayed in centimeters when the project's coordinate system is in feet.
  • Project management
    • Merging projects with processing areas results in a project with a wrongly merged processing area.
      Workaround: Merge projects without area and add it after merging.
  • Upload/Download project files
    • When uploading a project, the user interface changes the status of the upload from "Uploading" to "Uploaded new dataset" after the first images has been uploaded instead of changing it after all images have been uploaded.
  • Image properties
    • Software crashes when importing an empty flight log.
  • Processing
    • Automatic sky masking is not taken into account for projects whose name contain special characters such as "&" "@" "¦".
  • rayCloud
    • Cannot zoom in/out nor rotate in the rayCloud's 3D view while editing the densified point cloud.
  • Volumes view
    • ± sign between the volume measurement and the estimated error is missing.
  • Index calculator
    • Path of radiometric calibration images are not updated when changing the projects location.
      Workaround: Open the Radiometric Calibration window and re-upload the calibration image.
    • Export index map function takes MTPs into account: only the region has index values, however it is surrounded by a large region of black with no value.
  • Command line
    • Creating a new project using a template file with the command --template <template_file> fails. 

 

Version 3.2.7

Bug fixes

  • Map View
    • Fix crash that happened for projects with marked GCPs in the following situation:
      1. Pan in the map view
      2. In the map view, select a GCP. The GCP/MTP manager opens.
      3. In the GCP/MTP manager, click Remove Points.
      4. Click OK. The software is crashing.
  • Processing
    • Step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh crashes for large datasets when using SGM.
    • Fix bug where step 3 cannot be run for projects with multiple camera models in the case all images of a camera model are disabled.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where loading the GeoTIF orthomosaic in third party software was slower.
  • Various UI bug fixes

 

Known issues

  • Software
    • Comma "," is not accepted as a decimal symbol. This affects computers with a local installation that uses comma for decimals.
  • GCPs
    • Wrong default GCP accuracies when the coordinate system is in feet. It is currently set to 0.02 feet.
      Workaround: edit the GCP accuracies.
  • Processing
    • The contour lines generated from the Process menu are using the DSM, even if the DTM is generated and the tiles are merged.
      Workaround
      1) In the Processing Options, under 3. DSM, Orthomosaic and Index > Additional Outputs > Raster DTM, select the option GeoTIFF.
      2) On the menu Process, select Generate Contour Lines.
  • rayCloud
    • Cannot generate the orthoplane for some coordinate systems.

 

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