Technical release notes (iOS) - PIX4Dscan


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Current Versions 1.15.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.15.0 January 25th, 2023 Updates, Bug fixes


Version 1.15.0

What's new

  • Update to DJI SDK 4.16.2.
  • Update to Parrot GSDK 7.4.0.
  • Maintain positioning accuracy mode for DJI Matrice 300 RTK.

Bug fixes

  • Images captured with DJI Mavic 2 Pro sometimes out of focus.
  • Camera drift with DJI Mavic 2 Pro in Underneath Orbit mission.
  • Settings view has to be exited to fly a new single vertical mission.
  • Other bug fixes.

Versions 1.14.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.14.0 November 2nd, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.14.0

What's new

  • Onboarding guide and missions for Transmission Tower assets.
  • Network RTK support for DJI Phantom 4 RTK.


  • Display warnings when no activity is detected from the drone storage.
  • Generic orbit and cylinder mission refinements.
  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Versions 1.13.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.13.0 September 28th, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.13.0

What's new

  • Network RTK support for DJI Matrice 300 RTK.
  • RTK account creation, saving, and telemetry information.
  • Enable sound notifications for generated media.


  • Select drone and camera configuration in the device settings section.
  • Categorization of the cell tower 3D model missions.
  • Center map view on device location.
  • Display warnings for GPS signal loss.
  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Known issues

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro gimbal pitch oscillation and progressive yaw drift in Cell Tower underneath orbit mission. 


Versions 1.12.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.12.0 June 13th, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.12.0

What's new

  • Support for DJI Matrice 300 RTK with DJI Zenmuse P1 camera.
  • Support for iPad/iPhone mounted on the DJI Smart Controller Enterprise.
  • Report drone compass status in the map view and at the preflight checklist.
  • Update to DJI SDK 4.16.


  • Capture images in generic missions with Parrot Anafi, Anafi Thermal, and Anafi USA.
  • Include DJI's FlySafeDatabase for faster startup and connection.
  • Unify radius setting ranges among cell tower asset missions.
  • Display images taken along the drone's flight path.
  • Bug fixes.

Known issues

  • Crashes can be experienced on drone selection with iPhone/iPad running iOS/iPadOS versions 15. It is recommended to re-install the app from the App Store.

Versions 1.11.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.11.0 April 19th, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.11.0

What's new

  • Support for mobile devices.
  • Manual images mission to acquire cell tower images from custom points of view.
  • Update to Parrot GSDK 7.2.0.


  • Camera settings and mission light template optimizations.
  • Parrot Anafi Ai drone speed optimizations.
  • Increased number of images in orbit line of sight mission.
  • Project persistence between updates.
  • Fix automatic log-out in offline mode.
  • Other bug fixes.

Versions 1.10.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.10.0 February 11th, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.10.0

What's new

  • Create a Pix4D account and get a 15-day free trial of PIX4Dscan and PIX4Dinspect.
  • Log into PIX4Dscan with any valid Pix4D license.
  • Updated user interface.


  • Categorization of the cell tower sub-missions.

Versions 1.9.0 

Version Release date Release type
1.9.0 January 17th, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.9.0

What's new

  • Support for Parrot Anafi Ai.
  • Helix mission to replace cylinder and orbits for cell towers with no nearby obstacles.
  • Support for Portuguese (Brazil) language.
  • Update to DJI SDK 4.15.2.
  • Update to Parrot GSDK 7.0.0.


  • Fix occasional crashes with some iPad devices.
  • Improved user interface.

Versions 1.8.0

Version Release date Release type
1.8.0 November 3th, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.8.0

What's new

  • Orbit line of sight mission to visualize the Cell Tower surroundings.
  • Update to DJI SDK 4.15.1.


  • Send all logs from the device: logs sometimes not being sent due to the file size limit.
  • Other bug fixes.
  • UX improvements.

Versions 1.7.0

Version Release date Release type
1.7.0 September 16th, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.7.0

What's new

  • Ability to create an asset or generic projects containing multiple missions.
  • Access the project list from the flight view or the map view.
  • Browse and delete projects from the project list.
  • Enter the project information to review partially or fully flown missions.
  • Update to DJI SDK 4.15.


  • Bug fixes.

Versions 1.6.0

Version Release date Release type
1.6.0 July 21st, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.6.0

What's new

  • Support for DJI Matrice 200 Series V2.
  • Support for DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.
  • Support for DJI Zenmuse X5S camera with default DJI lens.


  • DJI drone connectivity.
  • DJI mission reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

Versions 1.5.0

Version Release date Release type
1.5.0 May 27th, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.5.0

What's new

  • Choose between time interval and waypoint image capture mode in cell tower orbit mission.
  • Select flight direction (clockwise, counterclockwise) in cell tower orbit and cylinder missions.
  • Ability to truncate mission plans in cell tower orbit and cylinder missions.
  • Support for DJI Matrice 200 Series with DJI Zenmuse X4S camera in generic mission types.
  • Update to DJI SDK 4.14.
  • Update to Parrot GSDK 1.8.0. This version is only compatible with Anafi firmware 1.8.0, please. upgrade your drone to the last firmware available.


  • Cell tower flight plan optimizations.
  • UI improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

Versions 1.4.0

Version Release date Release type
1.4.0 March 23rd, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.4.0

What's new

  • Optional reference step to set minimum cell tower height in case it's not equal to the drone take-off height.
  • Drone and camera name and connectivity displayed in-flight view.
  • French language support.


  • Cell tower orbit missions: valid gimbal pitch ranges have been updated and minimum height limitation has been removed.
  • UI improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

Versions 1.3.0

Version Release date Release type
1.3.0 Feb 1st, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.3.0

What's new

  • Grid mission for 2D maps and 3D models.
  • Onboarding guide for designing grid missions.
  • Drone to POI distance indicator in telemetry.
  • Camera azimuth indicator in telemetry for cell tower inspection.


  • Cell tower flight plan optimization.
  • Minimum drone battery level selection to start a mission in safety and security settings.
  • Minimum controller battery level to start a mission has been lowered to 20%.
  • UI improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

Versions 1.2.0

Version Release date Release type
1.2.0 Nov 26th, 2020 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.2.0

What's new

  • Onboarding guide for designing cell tower data acquisition plans.
  • Frontal overlap for cylinder and single vertical line missions.
  • Center on mission button in map view.


  • Cell tower flight plan optimization.
  • UI improvements.
  • Bug fixes .

Versions 1.1.0

Version Release date Release type
1.1.0 Oct 7th, 2020 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.1.0

What's new

  • Single vertical mission for Cell Tower solution (when cylinder can’t be performed due to obstacles).
  • Light condition template selection at mission planning (for better point density in antenna 3D reconstruction).
  • Offline login and usage.
  • Update to DJI SDK 4.13.1.
  • Update to Parrot GSDK 1.7.0.
  • Support for Parrot Anafi Thermal (RGB only).


  • Cell Tower submission completeness feedback.
  • Send log files to any email address in the help section.
  • Consult Pix4D terms and policies in about section.
  • Reduce the minimum point of interest height to 10m.
  • Ability to leave flight view for dashboard drone selector.
  • Ability to cancel an ongoing RTH.
  • Improved handling of errors at the login.
  • Start and End mission labels.
  • Display drone flight trace during the mission.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.

Versions 1.0.0

Version Release date Release type
1.0.0 July 20th, 2020 Initial release


Version 1.0.0

PIX4Dscan is a professional asset flight application for iPad developed by photogrammetry experts for visual inspections from images. This companion of PIX4Dinspect allows for both manual and automatic drone flights (Cell Tower, Orbit or Cylinder), to meet your mission’s specific needs and to collect actionable data.


1- Select a mission - Select a mission on your iOS device. PIX4Dscan comes with built-in flight plans for vertical structures. It also includes an adaptable, semi-automatic flight plan specifically designed for cell towers. The app guides you to set the right parameters for an actionable dataset.

2- Start and fly - Track your mission's progress with the map view or monitor live with camera view. PIX4Dscan provides live telemetry data such as altitude, speed, gimbal pitch and more.

3- Upload and inspect - Upload images or videos (only available for Parrot Anafi) from your SD card to PIX4Dinspect to create accurate and easy to inspect 2D and 3D models.

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  • Gustavo Mejicanos Fernandez

    New PIX4Dscan Release Notes (iOS) published on January 25th! 

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