How to import a PIX4Dmapper project into PIX4Dsurvey


PIX4Dmapper projects can be seamlessly imported into PIX4Dsurvey by simply drag and dropping the project file or by using the home screen. In order for all the files to be correctly recognized, the original folder structure must be preserved. For more information see Project Folder Structure.

Import a PIX4Dmapper project into PIX4Dsurvey

It is possible to import existing PIX4Dmapper (.p4d) projects by drag and dropping it on the screen, using the home screen or the menu bar. Projects can also be opened using the Ctrl + O or ⌘ + O shortcut.

If the image folder is not recognized:

If the location of the images is not automatically recognized a pop-up message appears while importing the PIX4Dmapper project file:

  1. Click Pix4Dsurvey_folder.png Find
  2. In the Find your files folder navigate to the folder with images.
  3. Click Select Folder.
  4. Click Ok.

Once the import is completed both the point cloud and images will be displayed. We recommend saving it to create a PIX4Dsurvey project file (.p4s). This way the dependencies with the PIX4Dmapper project and the paths to the project folders with inputs will be automatically established.


PIX4Dmapper project is not correctly imported

If a PIX4Dmapper project is not displayed correctly after the import into PIX4Dsurvey, some project files could be missing or are not stored in the correct location. For more information see Project Folder Structure.

We recommend checking that the following files are available and stored correctly:

  • PIX4Dmapper project file (.p4d).
  • Original images.
  • Calibrated camera parameters (...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_camera_parameters.txt).
  • Offset file (...\project_name\1_initial\params\
  • Point cloud in .las, .laz (...\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud\).
Important: The following processing options need to be selected when processing in PIX4Dmapper:

Once all the files are in their expected location, reimport the project.

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