Release notes - PIX4Dinspect

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August 17th, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to replace the BIM model for a project initially created by Pix4D.

Improvements

  • Statistics about the most present annotation types in the project are now on PDF reports.
  • Improvements in the visualization of the PDF report.
  • Updated workflow for the Inspect tool.
  • Better management of tooltips for the dashboard list.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug affecting the navigation of the 3D model.
   

August 9th, 2022 

New features

  • New processing engine: The quality of the 3D model and the textured 3D model has improved, while the processing time has significantly decreased.

Known limitations

  • Datasets from some Autel drone models might fail to process.

August 4th, 2022 

New features

  • New Rooftop segmentation AI plugin for Rooftop asset type, Rooftops are automatically detected and measured. 
  • New North indicator in the 2D/3D view. 
  • Alternative item selection method for overlapped items. 

Improvements

  • Improved Rust detection AI plugin. 
  • New location for the 2D/3D visualization tools.
  • Small application tweaks looking for a better user experience.
  • Styling updates in the PDF report for a better user experience.

July 7th, 2022 

New features

  • Ability to access PIX4Dinspect project viewer from the PDF report.

Improvements

  • Improved visualization of polygon measurements by complementary color. 
  • Improved styling for the PDF report. 

June 22nd, 2022 

New features

  • New Inspect tool to obtain a suggested image when clicking on any point of the 3D view.

Improvements

  • New Telecom asset type replaces the old Cell Tower asset type.
  • The camera manufacturer is now displayed next to the camera model for the selected camera. 
  • Show names option from Viewer settings now available for, annotations, measurements, and inventory items. 

June 9th, 2022 

Improvements

  • Improved visualization of the Rust AI plugin results.
  • PDF report size optimization.
  • Overall better performance and swift User Experience.

May 25th, 2022 

New features

  • Private/Public option now available for annotations. 

Improvements

  • Format improvements for the PDF reports. 
  • Ability to retrieve the 3D location of a point from an image (only available through the API).

May 11th, 2022 

New features

  • Rust detection AI plugin.
  • Access management capabilities (to enable it contact Sales or Support).

Improvements

  • Improved camera recommendation when clicking a point in the 3D.
  • Improved camera filter for manually added inventory items.
  • Asset types are now translated to the different available languages.

April 28th, 2022 

New features

  • New asset type Rooftop. 

Improvements

  • New project status feedback.
  • Homogenized date format for the UI.
  • Data format optimization for the image metadata bar.

March 30th, 2022 

New features

  • German language available for UI and PDF report. 

Improvements

  • Measurement color edit capability.
  • Measurement screenshot UX improvements.
  • Homogenized date format for PDF report.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

March 16th, 2022 

Improvements

  • Optimized processing settings for all the asset types.
  • Improved save status. Relocated in the lower bar, right corner. 
  • UI improvements. 
  • Measurements ordered in the PDF in the same way as in the UI.

Bug Fixes

  • When selecting an image by clicking in the 3D model, the clicked point is marked in addition to the matching point from the selected image.
  • The map filtering for the dashboard list is now optimized.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

March 2nd, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to add a representative screenshot to each measurement. The screenshot is available in the PDF report for additional visual awareness about the location of the corresponding measurement in the asset.
  • Request BIM model capability. 

Improvements

  • Improvement for the new project creation wizard. By clicking on an image while on the image selection step, the corresponding item is highlighted and scrolled in the list.
  • UX improvements in dashboard and project viewer, looking for improved usability.
  • The project’s used coordinate system is now available through the JSON report.

Bug Fixes

  • The new project creation wizard applies now to the replace flow too.
  • Correct management of Imperial and Imperial US units for the UI and report.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

February 17th, 2022

New Features

  • Measurement creation, read, update and delete actions available through the API.

Improvements

  • New improved annotation tool UI.
  • New pop-ups for the generation and readiness of PDF report and Input images.

Bug Fixes

  • New project status feedback.
  • Homogenized date format for the UI.
  • Data format optimization for the image metadata bar.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled

February 3rd, 2022

New Features

  • Automatic “added to report” image for each inventory item added by the Tower inventory AI plugin.

Improvements

  • New updated project/asset creation wizard.
  • New optimized processing settings for “Building” asset type.
  • Improved UX for the measurement creation tool.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug affecting the correct ordering for the asset list in the dashboard.

Known limitations

  • There’s a bug affecting sometimes the “added to report” feedback in the project viewer UI. It could happen that an inventory item has an “added to report” image set but it doesn’t appear when the inventory item is selected. On the other hand, it will appear in the PDF report as soon as it is generated.
  • Some Skydio 2 datasets could fail to pass the image check.
  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

January 19th, 2022

New Features

  • “Sort by” is now available for the dashboard list.
  • A map searcher tool is now is available in the dashboard.

Improvements

  • Allowance items are now translated into all the different available languages.
  • Allowance items have now a tooltip with additional information.
  • "Project Replace" action is renamed to Create an Alternative Project.
  • Annotations, measurements, and manual inventory items are now protected by a confirmation for unintended delete actions.
  • Updated UI for the export tab.
  • Azimut values are always kept between 0º and 360º in the PDF report.
  • Updated naming for inventory items in the PDF report.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug affecting the dashboard’s map by default framing was fixed.
  • A bug causing a wrong representation of file extensions in the Export files tab was fixed.
  • A bug causing the wrong unit type for the measurements in the PDF report was fixed.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

December 22nd, 2021

New Features

  • New Camera Information feature under the photo selected.

Improvements

  • New status for non-compatible inventory items detected.
  • Improved zoom control for the 3D.
  • New order display by type for the inventory items in the inventory tab.
  • Measurement description is now available in the PDF report.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

December 10th, 2021

Improvements

  • Minimum number of images reduced from 15 to 5 for asset types not being Cell tower or Transmission tower.
  • In order to improve the 3D model visualization experience, the by default camera opacity for newly generated projects is 25% .
  • Naming consistency between the UI and the PDF report for inventory items and measurements .

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

October 28th, 2021

New Features

  • Ability to pack and download the input files.
  • Measurement data is now available in JSON and PDF reports.

Improvements

  • New user confirmation for re-upload deletion.

Known limitations

  • The volume measurement creation capability is temporarily disabled.

October 14th, 2021 

Improvements

  • Improved image recommendation when clicking a point from the 3D model.
  • Improved user experience for the “added to report” feature onboarding.
  • Improved user experience for project creation with no existing assets.
  • Improved feedback for projects processed with weak 3D model quality.
  • Inventory type names are now translated accordingly.
  • User annotation types are now visible through a Share link.

Bug fixes

  • Unreadable error message when trying to delete an annotation.
  • Problems while generating JSON/PDF reports.
  • Project list displaying the existing projects for the same asset in the project viewer was not working properly.
  • Project name and date fields where not correctly updated on edit from project information dialogue.

September 15th, 2021

Improvements

  • Improved project load performance.
  • Improved processing performance for big size projects.
  • The inventory items extracted from the Tower Inventory AI plugin are now sorted by altitude. Highest item, lower numbering.
  • New manual inventory item templates for Collineal antenna, Yagi antenna and Mount.

Bug fixes

  • A bug related to the “Generate” button for reports was fixed.
  • A bug affecting asset, annotations, and inventory items long names were fixed.

September 2nd, 2021 

Improvements

  • Update of project information dialogue.
  • Assets with the same name are now blocked.
  • Inventory items detected by the Tower Inventory AI plugin are ordered incrementally from highest to lowest.
  • General UI improvements.

Bug fixes

  • A bug related to the altitude reference affecting the PDF report.

August 4th, 2021 

Improvements

  • PDF report shortcut button added.
  • The inventory icon was updated for better a better user experience.
  • Demo datasets are now accessible for already logged-in users.
  • If a PDF is generated, it is now available for download through a provided “Share” link.
  • Minor UI improvements.

Bug fixes

  • Opacity control for inventory item layers was fixed.
  • A bug blocking severity level 5 (red) to be chosen was fixed.

July 21st, 2021

Improvements

  • “Best fit” feature renamed to “Added to report”.
  • Improved user feedback for the case of trying to log in with a non-confirmed account.
  • Projects being currently uploading are taking into consideration for the allowance feedback.
  • Better asset name management to avoid doubled names.
  • Minor UI improvements.

Bug fixes

  • A bug related to annotation square representation and context zooming is fixed.
  • The workflow for “Manually add the 3D location” tool for annotations is now correctly managed.

Known limitations

  • Opacity control for inventory item layers might be inconsistent.

July 8th, 2021 

Improvements

  • PIX4Dinspect available in Italian.
  • Demo dashboard. Already processed demo datasets are available for users while not logged-in.
  • Allowance feedback, giving feedback and warnings about the available project and plugin allowance.
  • Management of replacing reuploads.
  • When clicking a point from the 3D and having a recommended image, a marker is added in the 3D (the same as the one used for the recommended image) for a better awareness.
  • Improved visibility of annotations and inventory items name.
  • Additional images are now taken into consideration for the inventory item gallery.
  • PDF report improvement, displaying the tower ground reference altitude for Cell Tower asset type.

Bug fixes

  • The usage of keyboard’s cursor while editing inventory or annotation fields no longer triggers other image to be selected.

Known limitations

  • Opacity control for inventory item layers might be inconsistent.

June 9th, 2021 

Improvements

  • Inventory items are now layered by type.
  • Uncategorized annotation type color is changed from grey to purple for better visualization.

Bug fixes

  • A problem with the image check during project creation was fixed.

Known limitations

  • Opacity control for inventory item layers might be inconsistent.

June 1st, 2021

Improvements

  • Capability to manually add inventory items from the 3 existing types, panel antennas, microwave antennas, and ancillary boxes.
  • Users with expired licenses/trials can access the “Download Export files” tab.
  • General UI improvements.

Bug fixes

  • Long asset names are now correctly displayed in the PDF report.

May 13th, 2021

Improvements

  • New asset type for Transmission towers.
  • Updated image checks during project creation.
  • AI plugin for tower inventory is now able to extract ancillary boxes (TMAs, RRUs, RRHs, splitters…).
  • Improved user experience for annotation manual 3D location tool.
  • New 2 step strategy for report generation and download. Reports are now downloadable from Pix4Dinspect.

Bug fixes

  • Image recommendation from a point clicked selected from the 3D Model, keeps now working after using any measurement tool.
  • Project name and status is now correctly displayed in the dashboard’s list.
  • A problem with the display of the Image review indication was fixed.

April 14th, 2021

Improvements

  • Input requirements check is performed during the project creation phase, avoiding users to create projects with non-compatible inputs.

Bug fixes

  • A visualization problem in the left part of the project viewer was fixed.
  • A problem with the deletion of an External Link for annotation was fixed.
  • A problem with the image Review feedback icon visualization was fixed.

March 24th, 2021

Improvements

  • Tooltip added for projects in the dashboard list to be able to read long project names.
  • Users are now redirected to step 1 from new project creation if the project creation is triggered from the 3 dots option in the dashboard list.
  • Updates for inventory items:
    • The 3D model is automatically oriented when an inventory item is selected from the list.
    • New name edition strategy by clicking on the name from the header.
    • New weight field.
    • Frequencies is now a text field for improved flexibility.
    • Ability to attach an external link to inventory items.
    • Previously mentioned inventory item updates are spread to JSON and PDF reports.
  • Ability to edit the name given to an annotation.

Bug fixes

  • A problem was fixed affecting the project creation workflow from 3 dots option in the dashboard list.
  • A problem was fixed affecting the by default status for the Tower Inventory option from the new project workflow.

Know limitation:

  • Reviewed images feedback icon is not correctly updated in the Cameras tab.

February 18th, 2021

Improvements

  • Projects are accessible through the project viewer once the processing is finished.
  • New style for Inputs and Outputs buttons from the export files tab.
  • Status tooltip updates for better understanding of each status.

Bug fixes

  • The number of decimal points for the PDF report parameters has been homogenized.
  • The annotation tool is now closed when a different image is triggered with an annotation already opened.
  • A bug leading to some cameras not being proposed for a selected inventory item was fixed.

February 2nd, 2021

Improvements

  • Ability to give a name and set the date for a project during project creation.
  • Ability to modify project name afterward from dashboard and project viewer.
  • Project name and date is available for the sharing links.
  • Updated annotation tool layout for a better user experience.

Bug fixes

  • Master camera filter is now disabled for old projects.

January 18th, 2021

Improvements

  • Application-wide glossary update.
  • Ability to not crop the 3D map (not available for Cell Tower asset type).
  • Automatic annotation framing for annotations selected from the list or 3D model.
  • New Master camera filter available in the camera tab. It automatically enables a minimum subset of cameras considered as a minimum to correctly cover 100% of the asset. This filter is only available for newly created projects.
  • The upload dialog shows now the asset name instead of the asset id.

Bug fixes

  • Now the 3D map is not oriented when selecting an annotation from the 3D map.
  • In Chrome, a grey image was displayed in the image carousel for the currently selected image.
  • Assets are now ordered in the asset selector for new project creation.

Known Limitation

  • Instead of being informed about the Master camera filter not being available for old projects, all the cameras are disabled.

December 17th, 2020

Improvements

  • The asset belonging to a project is expanded in the list right after a project creation.
  • The warning pop-up raised after project creation is now kept open till the user manually closes it.
  • A browser warning before quitting was added for the cases where the browser/tab wants to be closed during the upload stage.
  • Selected item feedback is now available for annotations, inventory, measurements, cameras, and Intelligent digital twin.
  • Navigation improvements affecting the auto orientation of the digital twin triggered by annotation selection.
  • Improved behavior of the “Auto orient the 3D model” selector.
  • Cell tower’s digital twin area of interest is now circular.
  • Bug fixing.

November 24th, 2020

Improvements

  • Inventory item coordinates: The GPS location of the boundary box center is automatically provided for the inventory items and available through the JSON and PDF reports. The coordinates are in  WGS84 format.
  • Public/private parameter for the Inventory item. There’s a new parameter allowing users to set the public/private status for each of the inventory items. Inventory items set as public will be available through the share-link and JSON/PDF reports while the inventory items set as private will not. This allows sharing only a subset of inventory items or to generate the reports based on the current public/private selection.
  • New camera filter for the image containing annotations (All annotated).
  • An automatic email is triggered if the new project upload is interrupted.

Bug fixes

  • Failure occurring while trying to create an annotation out of the image frame.
  • Some GPS coordinates and altitudes were reported with a different number of decimal points.
  • The inventory item original numbering is no longer reset once you select the inventory item for the first time.
  • Fix in the scroll for the opacity control.
  • Fix for an error causing grey image thumbnails in the image carousel.
  • Fix for an unintentional image switch while creating/editing an annotation and the cursor is used.

July 22nd, 2020 - Launch release

Pix4Dinspect automate industrial inspection and asset management with drone images. Inspect your asset in context and in 3D with both the original images and a detailed model. Annotate and classify, take accurate measurements, and let our advanced AI help you in the process. Pix4Dinspect records, compiles and formats your annotations with positional information as you go. Export your professional report with just a click.

What's new

  • Image and Video (Parrot Anafi only) as inputs.
  • Asset management through the Dashboard.
  • Asset specific processing optimization.
  • Automatic digital twin clipping.
  • Inventory tool for Cell Tower asset type, with automatic inventory detection and parameterization.
  • Image navigation tools, sync between image and 3D.
  • Image filtering capabilities.
  • Image annotation tool featuring the 3D location of the annotation, editable fields, ability to attach a URL link.
  • Measurement tool including longitude, area, and volume.
  • 2D and 3D outputs.
  • JSON and PDF reporting.
  • Link shareability.
  • Available in English, Japanese, and Spanish.
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