Pix4Dsurvey technical release notes

Version Release date Release type
1.10.0 March 30, 2021 Stable

1.10.0

What's new

  • Import 2D dxf files and assign a single elevation to shift the objects.
  • Sky shader and background colors in the 3D view.
  • Project backup and recovery.
  • Slider for object opacity.
  • Orthographic view option.
   

Versions 1.9

Version Release date Release type
1.9.0 March 9, 2021 Preview

1.9.0

What's new

  • Reduce multi-selection by type of object.
  • Transparency of the point cloud changed to give a more realistic view.
  • Join two existing polylines or use existing geometry to continue vectorization.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Points in the grid of points can be selected by a rectangle and deleted.

Versions 1.8

Version Release date Release type
1.8.1 February 23, 2021 Preview
1.8.0 February 16, 2021 Preview

1.8.1

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed the vertex editor tool.

1.8.0

What's new

  • Grid of points improvements:
    • A selected point from the grid of points is displayed in images.
    • Delete points from the grid of points.
  • Snapping on existing vertices.
  • Import 3D dxf files.
  • Selected marker indication in the images
  • Road marking keyboard shortcut (R).

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • The global point size slider respects the undo and redo.

Known issues

  • Using Shift and Ctrl blocks zoom on macOS.

Versions 1.7

Version Release date Release type
1.7.0 January 26, 2021 Preview

1.7.0

What's new

  • Road marking tool to automatically follow road paint in the point cloud. To trigger the automatic marking, just click the starting point and again to indicate the direction.
  • Export point clouds, terrain classes, or grid of points to .las or .laz. 
  • Increase the maximum size of the grid of points and change the default value for better visibility of generated points.
  • Multi-select geometries and then delete them or change layers.
  • Layers can be locked.

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • Unicode characters can be used in project names.
  • Fixed the crash when pressing Delete during 2D edits.

Known issues

  • Using Shift and Ctrl blocks zoom on macOS.

Versions 1.6

Version Release date Release type
1.6.0 December 15, 2020 Stable

1.6.0

What's new

  • Smart Grid of points. Create and export a grid of points only where changes in terrain occur.
  • Distant outlier filter to detect and remove outliers in the point clouds.
  • Split a polyline at a vertex.

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • Improved point cloud display by loading fewer distant points (LoD).
  • Improved the camera display when using the Split view.
  • Fixed Grid display after point resize.
  • Fixed the point cloud display issue after defining the path of the images.

Versions 1.5

Version Release date Release type
1.5.0 November 24, 2020 Preview

1.5.0

What's new

  • Split the 3D view and view the scene from multiple angles simultaneously:
    • Split Horizontal
    • Split Vertical
  • Compatibility with Pix4Dmatic 1.5.0.

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • The point cloud is not redrawn when selecting an object in the 3D view. 
  • Changing point cloud settings does not trigger a refresh of the Image Panel. 

Versions 1.4

Version Release date Release type
1.4.0 November 3, 2020 Stable

1.4.0

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • TIN with Japanese characters loads properly.
  • Outdated TIN files removed from the disk.
  • Point size slider gives the same point sizes in metric or imperial projects.
  • Brought back the global Point size slider for point clouds.
  • Improved Image Panel:
    • Color changes do not trigger a refresh.
    • Vectorizing in the 3D view is not affected by missing images or slow external/network drives.
    • Fixed an issue when geometries are not displayed on images.
  • Added actions to the File and Edit menus.
  • Fixed Grid of points automatic color sequence.
  • Fixed display of long layer names in properties.
  • Improved Context menu when right-clicking on geometry or vertex.
  • Editing geometry using grid points is now possible.
  • Geometry stays selected when vectorizing is complete.

Versions 1.3

Version Release date Release type
1.3.0 October 6, 2020 Preview

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.

1.3.0

What's new:

  • Export TIN to LandXML format.
  • Support for .las format version 1.4.
  • After processing a Pix4Dmatic project, click Open in Pix4Dsurvey in Pix4Dmatic to transition to Pix4Dsurvey.
  • Toggle on/off terrain class display by clicking the Enable/Disable filter button.
  • Added Remove Terrain Classification button to remove terrain classes from all point clouds.
  • Manually assign points to terrain classes using the Rectangle selection tool.

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed coordinates display when hovering over grid points.

Versions 1.2

Version Release date Release type
1.2.0 September 22, 2020 Preview

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.

1.2.0

What's new:

  • TIN (Triangular Irregular Network) generation. Creation of a TIN using terrain layers and grid of points.
  • Terrain layer, a new vector layer concept that contains objects that will be used as part of the TIN.
  • The size and color of the points in the grid of points can be adjusted.
  • The size of points in each point cloud can be individually adjusted.
  • Color changes apply instantly.

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed issue with .bpc files creation for projects with long names.
  • The last folder path is selected as the default project folder.
  • Support for projects with left-handed coordinate systems.

Versions 1.1

Version Release date Release type
1.1.1 August 18, 2020 Stable

1.1.1

What's new:

  • New tool: Rectangle point selection and point deletion.
  • Increased Grid of points processing speed.
  • Zoom to selection.
  • User actions disabled during processing.
  • Improved color of the Grid of points and Terrain filter results.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug with long Windows paths.
  • Fixed INSUNITS units in the exported .dxf file. 
  • Fixed irregular spacing of Grid of points at edges.
  • Fixed Grid of points crash when using large point clouds.
  • Fixed layer name validator.
  • Fixed proxy authentication issue.
  • Fixed coordinate system display for never classified points.
  • Fixed vectorization unavailability for never classified points.

Known issues:

  • Left-handed coordinate systems are not supported. Left-handed coordinate systems have the horizontal axes defined in the order Northing-Easting, instead of Easting-Northing. E.g. SWEREF99 TM (EPSG 3006), JGD2011 / Japan Plane Rectangular series (EPSG 6669 and following). We recommend to not work with such coordinate systems and use their UTM equivalents instead. Fixed in 1.2.0.

Versions 1.0

Version Release date Release type
1.0.7 July 16, 2020 Preview
1.0.6 July 1, 2020 Preview
1.0.2 June 9, 2020 Stable
1.0.1 March 30, 2020 Stable
1.0.0 March 12, 2020 Initial release

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.

1.0.7

What's new

  • Grid of points. Create and export with custom spacing on the original or classified point cloud.
  • Change layer color, save a custom color, persist colors across projects.

Bug fixes

  • Working directory typo.
  • Fixed point size settings.

Known issues

  • Left-handed coordinate systems are not supported. Left-handed coordinate systems have the horizontal axes defined in the order Northing-Easting, instead of Easting-Northing. E.g. SWEREF99 TM (EPSG 3006), JGD2011 / Japan Plane Rectangular series (EPSG 6669 and following). We recommend to not work with such coordinate systems and use their UTM equivalents instead.
  • If Pix4Dsurvey 1.0.6 is installed, it needs to be manually uninstalled to install Pix4Dsurvey 1.0.7 on Windows.
  • Very large point clouds may crash the software when using the Terrain filter process. Fixed in 1.1.0.
  • If all point clouds are hidden, the Terrain filter process is disabled, although the Input point cloud parameter is set to AllFixed in 1.1.0.
  • Some proxies that need authentication with username/password might not work. Fixed in 1.1.0.
  • Coordinates are not displayed for the Never classified points. Fixed in 1.1.0.

1.0.6

What's new

  • Terrain classification. Automatic point classification to terrain/non-terrain points.
  • Pix4Dmatic compatibility. Pix4Dmatic projects can be imported in Pix4Dsurvey.
  • Export vectorized objects in Shapefile format (.shp or .zip).
  • Proxy settings, necessary for local network protected by proxies.
  • Coordinate system update to GDAL 3.

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes.

Known issues

  • Left-handed coordinate systems are not supported. Left-handed coordinate systems have the horizontal axes defined in the order Northing-Easting, instead of Easting-Northing. E.g. SWEREF99 TM (EPSG 3006), JGD2011 / Japan Plane Rectangular series (EPSG 6669 and following). We recommend to not work with such coordinate systems and use their UTM equivalents instead.
  • Some proxies that need authentication with username/password might not work.
  • Coordinates are not displayed for the Never classified points.

1.0.2

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes.

Known issues

  • On macOS, the app sometimes crashes when the app is closed by right-clicking on the icon of the app in the dock and selecting Quit.

1.0.1

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the crash when closing the project tab. Related to Windows Update KB4551762 for Windows versions 1903 and 1909.
  • Fixed the crash when closing an unsaved project tab when multiple tabs are open.
  • Fixed overlapping lines in the console caused by long file names.

Known issues

  • On macOS, the app sometimes crashes when the app is closed by right-clicking on the icon of the app in the dock and selecting Quit.

1.0.0

What's new

  • Seamless import of processed Pix4Dmapper projects (.p4d). Start the vectorization using original images and generated point cloud.
  • Import point clouds created with photogrammetry, laser scanners, LiDAR or other third-party tool in .las or.laz format.
  • Create polylines.
  • Create polygons.
  • Create markers.
  • Create catenary curves.
  • Vectorized objects appear in both 3D in and images.
  • Edit the position of the point by simply dragging it to the desired position in 3D.
  • Take advantage of original images to precisely place points.
  • Enter the desired coordinates of points manually or copy-paste a known position in the Vertex Editor.
  • Zoom in and pan on the images.
  • Manage the vectorized data in layers. Easily move objects between layers.
  • Export of all vectorized objects to .dxf format.
  • Export a single layer to .dxf format.
  • Toggle visibility of layers and point clouds on and off.
  • See properties and measurements of any object.
  • Integrated shortcuts for faster navigation and vectorization.
  • Undo/Redo of actions.
  • The Help section on the welcome screen with the link to Product documentation, Community and example datasets.
  • Works on Windows and macOS.

Known issues

  • Pix4Dsurvey is crashing when closing the project tab. The crash only happens on Windows 10 devices with the Windows Update KB4551762 for Windows versions 1903 and 1909. Fixed in 1.0.1.
  • On macOS, the app sometimes crashes when the app is closed by right-clicking on the icon of the app in the dock and selecting Quit.
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  • Precision Aerial

    Would like to try survey

  • Christina (Pix4D)

    Hello, please follow the instructions here: Sign up, login and Pix4Dsurvey trial. All you need is download the software, login and click Start trial. I hope you enjoy your trial :)

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