March 2021 Release of LISTECH Neo
LISTECH Neo latest release is now available.
We are pleased to announce the March 2021 release of LISTECH Neo, the next generation surveying, engineering and geospatial software. This release includes a number of major new features, improvements to existing functionality, and engineering fixes to make Neo even better. Some of these enhancements include:
A new dynamic Comparison Text type has been added that can display differences in bearings, distances, areas and coordinates. This new text type is ideal for applications like cadastral re-establishments where you often need to compare your survey measurements with existing title dimensions. These comparison text objects are automatically updated as you apply shifts and rotations to bring your survey onto title datum.
The new create Polygon Boundary command automatically forms a polygon based on the vertices of the selected objects. This provides an easy way to create a polygon that can be used as the starting point for a boundary to control the formation of a terrain model. This new command can make forming a terrain model boundary around large complex datasets like those typically found in road projects extremely easy.
Best Fit Plane
Creating a Best Fit Plane is now as easy as selecting a set of points from the screen, clicking OK and checking the residuals are satisfactory. The shape object that is created can be computed at a designated offset and extended outside the bounds of the selected points. This new command is perfectly suited to help determine the flatness of surfaces like concrete slabs and assisting in generating heat maps.
Extend or Trim Pipes
Following on from the previous release where pipe objects were supported, the Extend or Trim command has now been enhanced to support pipe objects in addition to its existing support for lines. This new capability enables you to extend or trim your pipe data to form precise joins between connecting pipes. This can greatly enhance the visual presentation of your pipe network by making it look more realistic.
Circular Arc Creation Methods
The circular arc creation techniques have been expanded to add more flexibility. The new creation techniques include: Tangents and Distance (Arc or Chord), Chord Bearing and Distance (Arc or Chord), Number of Segments, Tangent and Distance (Arc or Chord), Vertex, Centre and Distance (Arc or Chord). The addition of these new creation methods should satisfy all your arc creation requirements.
All circular arc creation methods now have a new Components tab that displays the components of the circular arc being computed. These additional details about the geometry of the circular arc are often requested and can be used to confirm the required circular arc has been created.
In our continued efforts to improve efficiency in the preparation of A-Spec submissions, the A-Spec export has been enhanced to automatically update the plan coordinates of the ends of pipes so they match the centre of pits and head/end walls. This can save a significant amount of time in editing to meet A-Spec requirements. This enhancement adds to the list of automatic processes built into the A-Spec export.
Field Data Import Improvements
The following data formats: GeoMax X-PAD Raw, HeXML, LandXML, Leica DBX, Leica FlexLine, Sokkia SDR, Trimble Job XML and Topcon Magnet XML have been enhanced to support point matching, point renaming and computing of local transformations during import. This makes it easier to import survey data with overlapping point identifiers, which is typical when multiple survey parties are collecting data for a project.
A number of enhancements have been made to the Filter command to make it faster and more flexible. An option has been added to allow the exclusion of circular arcs from the filtering process, while another new option has been added to delete any zero length lines resulting from the filtering. The command has also been optimised resulting in a significant improvement in performance.
Attribute and Layer Text for Lines
The positioning of Attribute and Layer Text objects that relate to a line has been improved based on customer feedback. The position and direction of these text objects is now relative to the line, rather than always at the mid point and at a fixed direction.
Getting the Neo March 2021 Release
Neo licences that are on LISTECH Cover or have a Leica Geosystems Customer Care Package (CCP) with an expiry date of March 1, 2021 or later, can download, install, and run this release via the downloads section of the LISTECH Neo product page.
To find out more about LISTECH Cover visit the LISTECH Cover page or request a quotation via the LISTECH Cover Quote form. For further information please contact us via one of the methods detailed on our Contact Us page.
Note: The LISTECH Update Service installed with Neo should automatically keep your software up-to-date. You can check your currently installed version in the File / About dialog in Neo.