(iOS) PIX4Dcatch technical release notes

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Current version 1.8.0

Version Release date Release type
1.8.0 November 4th, 2021 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.8.0

What's new

  • Single Point Measurement.
    • Record single points using viDoc RTK rover or GNSS.
    • Export points in a .csv file format that is compatible with PIX4Dmatic.
  • Rename project on save.
  • Added NAVD88 ftUS vertical coordinate system.
  • New minimum iOS version is iOS 14.1.

Improvements

  • Improve yaw orientation of reconstructions when there is a good GNSS signal.
  • Improved map display in details view.
   

Version 1.7.0

Version Release date Release type
1.7.0 October 4th, 2021 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.7.0

What's new

  • Image trigger improvements.

Version 1.6.0

Version Release date Release type
1.6.0 September 14th, 2021 Updates

 

Version 1.6.0

What's new

  • The LiDAR mesh can be viewed and exported from the project details.

Version 1.5.0

Version Release date Release type
1.5.0 August 25th, 2021 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.5.0

What's new

  • Project Details Views.
    • Inspect individual images.
    • Embedded web view to show processed project results.
    • Updated UI.
  • viDoc will attempt to auto-connect on app startup.

Improvements

  • Improved image triggering.
  • Upload progress is shown as a percentage.
  • >Improved calculation of altitude when using viDoc.

Version 1.4.0

Version Release date Release type
1.4.0 August 4th, 2021 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.4.0

What's new

  • Live-preview.
    • Show 3D preview of the scene captured in real-time.
    • Show the location of images in the live preview.
    • Toggle between top view and synchronized camera views.
  • Visualize & export the 3D model.
    • 3D view in the project details that renders the depth points & the images.
    • Export the point cloud in PLY format.
  • Option to set the vertical coordinate system and geoid when using viDoc RTK.

Improvements

  • Fixed the orientation for images taken with the iPhone in portrait mode.
  • Improved reconstruction orientation for viDoc RTK projects with low accuracy.
  • Improved stability when saving RTK captures.
  • Improved upload to cloud and export.

Versions 1.3.0

Version Release date Release type
1.3.1 July 6th, 2021 Updates, Improvements
1.3.0 April 29th, 2021 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.3.1

What's new

  • Ability to define the horizontal input Coordinate System while using the viDoc RTK rover.
  • Ability to define the horizontal output Coordinate System before upload to PIX4Dcloud while using the viDoc RTK rover.
  • Display RTK connection status and HDOP value indicating the quality of RTK connectivity during capture using the viDoc RTK rover.
  • Improved Bluetooth connection stability.
  • Automatic removal of sky from the 3D models when the project is uploaded to PIX4Dcloud (only enabled when LiDAR scanner data is enabled).
  • Generation of the quality report when LiDAR scanner data is enabled when uploading to PIX4DcloudSupport for viDoc RTK.

Improvements

  • Fixed issues with connections to various NTRIP providers while using the viDoc RTK rover for PIX4Dcatch.
  • Improved stability of upload to PIX4Dcloud.

 

Version 1.3.0

What's new

  • Support for viDoc RTK.
  • Add ability to share logs.
  • Default trigger set to 90% overlap.

Improvements

  • Automatically create a trial if one is available.
  • Export projects over 4GB.

Versions 1.2.0

Version Release date Release type
1.2.3 March 16th, 2022 Updates, Improvements
1.2.2 February 10th, 2021 Updates, Improvements
1.2.1 January 13th, 2021 Updates, Improvements
1.2.0 January 4th, 2021 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.2.3

What's new

  • Portrait mode now available for iPhone.
  • Access to manage user account from the capture screen.

Bugs fixes

  • Fix for corrupted ZIP file blocking export.
  • Fix volume computation in PIX4Dcloud for projects that have a sub-mm GSD.
  • Improved handling of project upload to PIX4Dcloud.

 

Version 1.2.2

What's new

  • The capture experience has been improved by replacing the default purple 3D mesh with a wireframe to give unobstructed views to the real world. The settings need to be reset to default to incorporate this change.
  • Volume measurements and Digital Surface Model (DSM) enabled in PIX4Dcloud when processing with depth.
  • The geolocation accuracy of the 3D scan is shown within the project's details.

Bugs fixes

  • Fixes export to Files app and external hard drives.
  • Minor improvements to the user interface.

 

Version 1.2.1

What's new

  • Exporting now zips all data into a single file for easier sharing with third-party services.

Bugs fixes

  • Fixes on occasional crashes when saving a project.

 

Version 1.2.0

What's new

  • Option to process with depth information for devices with a LiDAR sensor.
  • Option to generate DSM and Orthomosaic.
  • Captured image locations are shown on the map.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Versions 1.1.0

Version Release date Release type
1.1.1 November 5th, 2020 Updates, Improvements

 

Version 1.1.1

What's new

  • Filter and search projects.
  • Multi select and delete.
  • Project Details.
  • Updates and Improvements to the UI.

Cloud Updates

  • Uploads to PIX4Dcloud now generate DSM models by default to enable volume.

Improvements

  • Enable upload for PIX4Dmapper licenses that have cloud allowance.
  • Fix issue with iPhone 12 Pro not triggering enough images.
  • Use flat shading for the LiDAR mesh.
  • Option to texture the mesh.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Versions 1.0.0

Version Release date Release type
1.0.3 August 12th, 2020 Updates
1.0.2 July 4th, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.1 June 22nd, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.0 June 12th, 2020 Initial release

  

Version 1.0.3

Updates

  • New upload dialog.
  • Shows cloud allowance.
  • Allows upload to Sites.
  • Add Make and Model to image EXIF.

 

Version 1.0.2

Bug fixes

  • Fix issue with license not detected.
  • Minor bug fixes.

 

Version 1.0.1

Bugs fixes

  • Fix occasional crash when saving or updating images.

 Other

  • Better feedback for cloud upload.
  • UI Improvements.
  • Reliability improvements.

 

Version 1.0.0

PIX4Dcatch is the tool for acquiring optimal ground images for photogrammetry. These ground images can be used to get highly accurate 3D models on PIX4Dcloud or offline within PIX4Dmapper.

No need to be an expert. Walk around your area of interest and the app will record pictures along the way, together with GPS positions. Using augmented reality, get live feedback on the covered area and the completeness of the scan thanks to the overlaid 3D mesh on the current video frame that is available for devices with LiDAR sensors. 

Images can be uploaded to PIX4Dcloud for a fast generation of scaled and georeferenced 3D models and point clouds, that you can visualize, measure, share, and export. Or they can be exported locally for processing in PIX4Dmapper.

Workflow

  1.  Scan: Walk around the area of interest. PIX4Dcatch automatically records geotagged frames and displays on your screen real-time 3D meshing for scene completion feedback.
  2. Upload: Stop recording and automatically upload images to PIX4Dcloud to generate accurate and easy to share 3D models.
  3. Export: transfer the images from your device to your desktop computer and start the photogrammetry process, add GCPs, and validate the accuracy of your 3D scene.
  4. Examine: Measure distances, areas, and volumes, and perform virtual inspections.
  5. Share: Selectively and securely share project data and insights with your team, clients, and suppliers. 

Device compatibility: 

  • Optimized for LiDAR equipped devices. 
  • ARKit enabled devices.

Usage information

  • Ensure the app is up to date. Upload the images to PIX4Dcloud to generate, visualize, measure, and share your 3D model.
  • PIX4D accepts no liability for damage, injuries, or legalities from the misuse of this app. Use only in safe environments.
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