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  • #1035: TopoDOT Default Levels

    By default, TopoDOT defines three global levels that are required for proper functionality. Temp Level – Level used by tools to place temporary point elements during QAQC process. For example, the ...

  • #1034: Project Data Organization Requirements for Optimized Performance and Cloud Storage

    For a print-friendly document, please Click Here. Background Regardless of the platform – tripod laser scanning, mobile LiDAR, airborne LiDAR, or UAV image-based systems – the optimized organization and accessibility of project ...

  • #1032: Riscan Pro E57 Export with the GeoSys Manager

    Riscan Pro users accustomed to importing the point cloud data and imagery data into TopoDOT using the Project.RSP file will now need to export the project as an E57 format ...

  • #1030: Bentley Products Comparison for TopoDOT

    Use the chart below as a guideline to compare some product capabilities when choosing a Bentley product for TopoDOT use. The list only includes products that have been tested for TopoDOT use ...

  • #1025: Tool menus disappearing when loading TopoDOT

    TopoDOT utilizes MicroStations DGNLib for generating toolbars and menus. These menus change dynamically according to the current state of TopoDOT. Ex: If TopoDOT is not loaded, the toolboxes will be ...

  • #1022: How to Use E57 Format in TopoDOT

    Background The E57 file format is a standardized point cloud format that not only stores the 3D spatial  information but other metadata such as calibrated images, laser source or scan positions, ...

  • #1021: Establishing Requirements, Extracting Metrics, and Evaluating Quality of LiDAR Data

    For a printable PDF of this document, click here. Abstract This document presents a concise, efficient and intuitive process for establishing LiDAR project data requirements, incorporating them into a request for proposal ...

  • #1019: TopoDOT to Caice Workflow

    TopoDOT Settings The following settings must be set in the options for the Feature Code TopoDOT Export Use the Feature Code Export tool to export the desired element(s). When ‘Saving’ the exported file ...

  • #1017: Structural Wall Monitoring

    TopoDOT™ offers several tools designed specifically for structural monitoring, specifically vertical objects such as buildings or retaining walls.  Recognizing that an effective wall monitoring program requires a field to finish ...

  • #1009: TopoDOT “Open” Calibrated Image File Format V.2

    For a printable PDF of this document, click here. Background The TopoDOT® application offers the capability to import calibrated images and map the image pixel orientation to the perspective view of the selected ...

  • #1006: TopoDOT for MicroStation Connect System Requirements

    TopoDOT® for MicroStation Connect is a 64-bit application that will perform well on moderately priced standard workstations or laptops meeting the following specifications: Minimum: Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz Memory: 4GB Video Memory: ...

  • #1005: TopoDOT for MicroStation V8i System Requirements

    TopoDOT® for MicroStation V8i is a 32-bit application that will perform well on moderately priced standard workstations or laptops meeting the following specifications: Minimum: Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz Memory: 4GB Video Memory: ...

  • #1004: TopoDOT Proxy Information

    The TopoDOT software will need to access the licensing system through the web in order to operate properly. Should the user be disconnected from the internet at any time, TopoDOT will ...