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Inserting ReCap cloud into Civil 3d 2016, Still doesn't scale properly. We have to scale the point cloud 0.99999803.

Status: Under Review

Export photo from Recap 360

Status: Accepted
by Explorer jwildt on ‎10-31-2016 01:50 PM

just downloaded the latest revision.  thought the new export image would be exporting each image from the scanner.  it is only a screen shot of what is currently being viewed.  Please look to incorporate exporting all scan images. so we do not have to use the manufacturer's software.

Status: Accepted

I am logging this on behalf of a customer, we noticed that textures/materials are not supported on RCS/RCP files. We caught this when the customer reported this as a behavior with the technical support group - so if you try to assign a texture/material to the RCS in say Navisworks for example, the texture doesn't come in (it appears as white) and there isn't any option within ReCap itself to say select a portion of the scan and assign a different texture. We found you could assign color overrides but not textures. The customer would like to see ReCap support textures coming in from other Autodesk products. 

Zoom while Selecting

Status: Under Review
by Advocate jrfrost on ‎01-15-2016 01:24 PM

You should be able to zoom in and out while selecting points.

Status: Under Review

Limitations on Meshing

Status: Future Consideration
by Explorer cespinosa on ‎08-18-2016 02:09 PM

Just found out the newest version of ReCap has a 30 square meter limitation on meshing!

Please tell me this is not true!

We just purchased 6 subscriptions of ReCap for scanning intersections of highways...

 

How long is this limitation going to be in effect?

 

 

RCSX?

Status: Gathering Support
by Contributor brianlee on ‎04-19-2016 11:29 AM - last edited on ‎04-19-2016 11:38 AM |

I would like to see a 'bundled' format for RCS files which can be extracted with programs like 7ZIP (such as a DOCX or DWFX). If I ONLY copy over the RCS files, I cannot re-register them again in ReCap as it loses the thumbnail and other functionality I'm not yet aware of. I would like to have the .DIFF, .LLT, .RCC, and .THUMBNAIL 'bundled together' with the .RCS with some .XML file which also stores scanner setting information and locational data (from the original RAW scan data of the device). Correct me if I'm wrong, the RCS is the RAW unfiltered data with the deltas carried inside the other dependency files.

 

The primary reason I'm trying to do this is so that I can organize my files better. My folder usually is exploding with scan files. I use ReCap by distributing the import point process onto multiple computers manually (I'm impatient, I don't like waiting and I don't drink coffee). For example, I would divide the set of scans between (eg. 3 computers) and run import from .FLS simultaneously. I would then reimport the .RCS files into a new project and re-register them together as a 'master' file.

It would be great to have a way to align the scan data during registration to a NWD model. This way the 0,0,0 of the scan data can match the NWD without the need to transform it in Navisworks.

 

 

Export to LAS

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate baumbach on ‎04-13-2017 05:08 PM

Include the option to export to LAS files, retaining lat/lon/elev data.

 

Currently trying to find a low-effort workflow for generating a Revit toposurface from ReCap Photo-to-3D data. I have a license for Globalmapper which has some very slick tools for filtering out points that don't represent ground, and then generating 3D contours from the resulting subset, but Globalmapper is happiest with georeferenced LAS files.

 

If ReCap could export LAS this workflow would be complete.

When uploading a Recap Pro project to the cloud - only real views are uploaded.

If you want to exchange a full project with scan data you need to put the project data on a cloud drive or on USB stick.
It would be nice to have the option to upload scan data as well, so that the full project can be exchanged / copied / moved to another computer via the cloud.

Status: Accepted
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Multi selection of item in the Project Navigator is really missing. Please add this option, it would be very usefull specially when creating grou of scan location. I have a project with over 500 scans which I have to group under some sectors. For now I have to move each scan location one by one to place them under it's group. That's a real pain.

Set Default Project Units

Status: Implemented
by Contributor martuccijm on ‎11-11-2016 04:57 PM

Whenever I go to use the measure tool in Recap I have to switch it from metric to feet & inches. If there was a way to set default project units that would be great.

Status: Implemented

Hi All,

 

The same units can be used and should appear on saved projects.

ReCap will go back to metrics whenever you start a new project.

 

Mitko 

Enhance the regions functions!
Multi select point clouds and add to regions.
Add a regions management similar to the AutoCAD layer management:

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Thanks!

Import annotations and details from file

Status: Implemented
by Employee on ‎04-06-2015 12:07 PM

You can manually create annotations inside of ReCap but it would be nice to be able to import/bulk load many annotations and their details at once from an external file (.txt, .xls, etc.). The external file would need to include the XYZ and annotation title at a minimum, but it would be nice to be able to include the details/pictures/links that are associated with the annotation asl well.

 

These files could come from surveyors, 3D CAD models, etc.

Status: Implemented

Added in 2.1.

permanent deletion of of point clouds

Status: Implemented
by Enthusiast bashar_dawood on ‎08-24-2016 07:27 AM

is it possible to permanently delete points in recap. when i delete points and save and optimize, everything looks good until i open the file in navisworks and everything shows up again, can someone help me with that please 

Status: Implemented

This has been implemented in the ReCap engine and will be available in each product based in its individual schedule.  Should be no later than the next major release (2018) for each, possibly earlier.

 

For workarounds, see the comment thread or the ReCap community forum.

I always find that reflections and general unwanted noise can force the alignment to be in incorect positions, especially when somebody has scanned right next to a mirror.

 

Being able to remove the unwanted noise/reflections before Registration would surely result in more accurate data sets.

Status: Under Review

Improve Elevation Color Manipulation

Status: Under Review
by Advocate jared.white on ‎06-24-2016 06:23 AM

I have a very difficult time adjusting color scales for elevation color mapping.  It seems that ReCap is very clunky in this area, and should make this more user friendly.  

Status: Under Review

Color Points by Slope

Status: Future Consideration
by Enthusiast ZoltanFerenczy on ‎05-13-2016 09:03 AM

Similar to how points can be colored by Normals, coloring by slope would give the points a color based on the deflection angle (0 - 180 degrees) of the point's normal vector relative to the +Z-axis vector. This would be useful for identifying the slopes of land contours, ADA requirements for ramps, or visualizing drainage and water run-off.

Base sketch

Status: Gathering Support
by Explorer risc2010 on ‎11-29-2016 06:54 AM

Would be very nice if a base sketch capability is incorporate it into Recap like line circle, square etc  with the option of snapping to the points of the cloud

and later export those trace to AutoCAD or any other app to use it for developing a 3d model from it.

Thank you

Registration Tightening

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate jared.white on ‎04-03-2017 09:29 AM

Hello, 

 

I am working through a registration issue now, that is very large (over 2000 scans).  It appears that recap will only allow you to merge / constrain a single scan to one other single scan.  What we notice is that there is a lot of stack up error from one side of the project to the other.  Cyclone has a feature that is ran once scans are linked one by one that is called 'auto add cloud constraints'.  What this does is look at all overlap between the registered scans, and creates a constraint between anything that overlaps.  This tightens up the error dramatically with large projects.  It would be great if Recap would do the same thing.  

 

JW

I have some projects which are georeferenced and I'd like to see which coordinate I use.

After set the coordinate system in the settings I cannot see it anymore. And it would be grat if the coordinate assign window is the same like in Civil or map and if you can filter the coordinate systems with EPSG codes, countries etc.

Furthermore it would be great if the coordinate system of the point cloud is set automatically and is shown for checking to the user.

 

Regards,

Eric

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