June 2021 Release of LISTECH Neo
LISTECH Neo latest release is now available.
We are pleased to announce the June 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:
Terrain Model by Approximate Offset
A new Terrain Model creation command has been added that allows a terrain model to be created at an approximate offset to an existing terrain model. This command is great for creating surfaces that can be used to compute volumes of topsoil or unsuitable materials often required during the tender process for civil works. The methodology employed in this command is not suitable for use on terrain models with steep slopes.
Segment and Measurement Details
The Attributes Tool has been enhanced to include details of the individual segments of the selected line. It enables you to cycle through the segments and examine the details of each. In addition, when a point is selected that has been derived from measurements, details of the measurements used to determine the point coordinates are included in a new Measurement section. This provides traceability of the point.
With the new Combined Text style, text objects can be created that combine numerous properties and attributes of an object into a single piece of text. The text style is customisable, allowing you to add labels and have contents displayed on different lines. Combined Text is linked to an object which means that it will automatically update should any of the underlying properties or attributes of the object change.
Project Attribute Text
The existing Create Text by Freehand command has been enhanced to enable you to place text objects in the model view that are linked to Project Attributes. Because this text is linked to project attributes, any change to an underlying attribute is automatically reflected in the text. This is ideal for annotating the model view with standard project specific attributes like project name, field party etc.
Line by Existing Polygon
The Create Tool has a new command that enables lines to be created from a selection of polygons. This command is very useful when polygon objects have been created, or imported from a source, where there is no associated linework. Attributes associated with the polygons can optionally be copied to the created lines and the created lines stored on the same layer as their associated polygon, or the active layer.
Attributes Tool - Change Layers
When selecting multiple objects of different types, the Attributes Tool has been enhanced to allow you to change the layer of all the selected objects in a single operation. This improvement makes it easier for you bulk move different object types onto a particular layer. This is often a requirement when cleaning up engineering design data imported from other systems that you want to export for machine control purposes.
There have been a number of improvements made in relation to the handling of layers, these include: adding an option to automatically isolate layers when the filter is changed, this saves you from having to do this manually, adding a button for the Create Layer Group command to the ribbon for quicker access, and enhancing the Create Layer Group dialog so that it sets the default layers according to the current selection.
Height From Terrain Model
A number of the Create Tool commands that provide the ability to compute a height while creating a vertex, have been enhanced to include an option to compute the height from a Terrain Model. The new option can enhance your productivity by saving you from having to interpolate heights from a terrain model as a separate operation. It is ideal for computing points for 3D stakeout where you have a design model.
A number of miscellaneous improvements have also been made including: the LandXML Import command now supports Pipe objects, the Polygon Attributes Report now includes the sum of the polygon areas at the bottom of the report, and when processing codes collected in the field, existing lines and polygons in the project are preserved, with only those created from coding being deleted and recreated.
Feature Coding Tutorials
Two new tutorials relating to feature coding techniques have been added to the expanding tutorials library. In one tutorial you are taken step-by-step through coding with consecutive points of the same feature code in order to automatically create lines and polygons. The other tutorial steps you through feature coding with string numbers in order to create lines and polygons based on a combination of the feature code and string number.
Getting the Neo June 2021 Release
Neo licences that are on LISTECH Cover or have a Leica Geosystems Customer Care Package (CCP) with an expiry date of June 1, 2021 or later, can download, install, and run this release via the downloads section of the LISTECH Neo product page.
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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.