LISTECH Enhances LISCAD for 2023 Release
LISCAD 2023 is now available.
We are pleased to announce the 2023 release of our LISCAD Surveying and Engineering software. This latest release includes numerous features, improvements and engineering fixes that make LISCAD even better. Some of these enhancements include:
E57 Point Cloud Support
The import and export of E57 point cloud data is now supported in LISCAD. The E57 format is a compact, vendor-neutral format that is becoming popular as a point cloud exchange format. The addition of support for E57 means you can now seamlessly import point cloud data from software systems and scanners that natively support that format, like the Leica BLK360, without the need for conversion.
Double-Click to View/Edit
A new feature that allows you to double-click on a point or line and have the relevant View/Edit dialog box open with the object selected has been added to this release. This feature can save you from having to first select the relevant menu item or toolbar icon before selecting the object to be viewed or edited. This is great for quickly examining and editing point and line objects as is often required when processing feature surveys.
Dynamic Elevation Display
While moving the mouse pointer across the plan view, the status bar now dynamically displays the elevation interpolated from the active terrain model, along with the coordinates at the current mouse pointer location. This new feature enables you to quickly examine elevations anywhere over a terrain model, saving you from having to use the examine elevation command to do this.
Create and Move Text Enhancements
A new feature has been added to the Create and Move Text by Freehand commands that enables you to accurately position the text. The enhancement allows you to specify a location by snapping to a point, making positioning of text much easier. This capability is required for the placement of certain text objects when preparing data for export to the Victorian Government Single CAD File Format (SCFF).
Automated File Recovery
The automated recovery of an S.E.E. file following an unexpected shutdown has been added to this release. If you have Optional Save turned on and experience an unplanned shutdown due to power, hardware or software failure, then upon restarting S.E.E. you are prompted to recover the file. This feature allows you to potentially recover seemingly lost data and is great in environments where the power might not be stable.
Leica DBX Attribute as Description
It is now possible to specify the Leica DBX attribute name whose value will be transferred into the S.E.E. description attribute for Point and Line objects. This feature works for both the Field Transfer and Data Conversion methods of importing Leica DBX jobs. It allows for the easy transfer of notes relating to features collected in the field into S.E.E. making the annotating of these notes onto plans much easier.
Best Fit Now Block Sensitive
The existing Best Fit command has been enhanced to be Block sensitive. This means that rather than having to type in multiple Point IDs or select multiple points from the screen, you can now simply place a Block and have all the points satisfying the current criteria included via a single click. This new feature will save you valuable time when computing Best Fit lines, arcs or circles that involve numerous points.
New 3D View Examine Commands
Three new examine commands have been added to the suite of tools currently available within 3D Views. With the addition of Examine Angle, you can now easily obtain the angle between selected points, while the Examine Arc and Examine Spiral commands enable the attributes of their respective object types to be displayed. These new commands add significant flexibility to your existing workflows.
Mouse Pointer Colour Configuration
The cross mouse pointer displayed in graphics views has been enhanced to use the Windows 'Precision Select' pointer. This change enables you to configure the properties of the pointer, including its colour, using the Windows Mouse Settings panel. The ability to change colour is ideal when working with datasets that have background images where sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the current mouse pointer location.
Display Point Attributes in 3D View
The 3D View display settings have been enhanced to include Point Identifier, Code and Elevation options. These new options provide you with the ability to display the values alongside the actual point when visualising your data in 3D. Like in the plan view, you can now configure which values you want to see displayed, allowing for easier identification of points without the need to use the examine point attributes command on individual points.
Getting LISCAD 2023
LISCAD licences that are on LISTECH Cover or have a Leica Geosystems Customer Care Package (CCP) with an expiry date of 1 January 2023 or later, can download, install and run LISCAD 2023 via the downloads section of the LISCAD product page.
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Note: Installing LISCAD 2023 will replace LISCAD 2018 to 2022 if any of these versions are installed on the computer.