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PhotoModeler 2017.1 Release and Improvements

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2017

PhotoModeler version 2017.1 was released Aug. 22nd, 2017. The 5 goals of this release: Add features to improve certain types of industrial measurement projects. Further improve capability, speed, and stability of SmartMatch projects. Add a project upload tool for easy communication with the PhotoModeler Support team. Provide the help file in a PDF format. Fix some bugs. Getting the update If you are a current user of PhotoModeler Standard, Scanner or UAS, and your maintenance agreement is up to date, use Check for updates (Getting Started dialog in the software) to get the latest, or see the Updates page. If you are a demo or a trial customer that wants to try the latest improvements you can re-download the software.…Read More


PhotoModeler 2017.0.1/2 Releases

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

On May 4th, 2017 PhotoModeler version 2017.0.1 was released, and on May 26th, 2017 version 2017.0.2 was released. These releases provide many small improvements and bug fixes, and a few interesting new features. View the summary list of changes, or the complete list. The interesting new capabilities in these two releases are: New UAS tutorials. With the introduction of an easier workflow to generate a textured surface model in a SmartMatch project, the UAS Tutorial has been re-recorded. There are now three new UAV/drone focused tutorials: Introduction, Orthophotos, and Ground Control Points. See tutorial list. Planar textures in 3D views. The 3D viewer has a new texturing method option based on the new ortho-mosaic method released in 2017.0. This method…Read More


PhotoModeler 2017 Release

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

On April 12th, 2017 we released the new 2017.0 version. This version has some significant improvements and changes: Subscription licensing Revamped ortho-mosaics Automated low density surface creation Single photo calibration improvement 34 fixes and smaller improvements Subscription Licensing As of April 12, 2017 you have the option of buying a monthly or yearly subscription to any of the three PhotoModeler products (Standard, Scanner, UAS). The permanent license remains available for purchase. Subscriptions are time-limited full licenses that auto-renew. Subscriptions are a lower-cost entry point and help with cash flow management in businesses. Subscriptions are available for monthly or yearly renewal. In addition to providing the license to run PhotoModeler for 1 or 12 months, subscriptions provide updates and tech support.…Read More


PhotoModeler 2016.2 Release

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016

PhotoModeler 2016.2 was released Nov. 28th, 2016. This release has three significant improvements: PPK – GPS Post Processing Kinematics Support UAV / drone video tutorial with real UAV data Processing speed improvements For further information on PPK and how to do high accuracy surveys with drones see the PPK blog post. There is a new a step-by-step tutorial video (with included real world data) that demonstrates creating a UAV/drone project that has GPS camera data and ground control points (GCPs). You can download the data and follow along yourself.  The data will load into the PhotoModeler UAS Demo as well.  The tutorial video can be seen here and the project data (with photos, gcp file, and sample projects) is available in…Read More


PhotoModeler 2016.1 and PhotoModeler UAS Release

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016

drone / uav flying

There is a lot of excitement over drones and UAVs these days, and rightly so! UAVs bring new a capability to inspect, document, measure and model objects and larger scenes that is difficult to do from the ground. They literally give you a new perspective! As well, more PhotoModeler customers are taking on 3D measurement, modeling and mapping tasks with drone and UAV photography. You’ve been asking for improved capabilities and new features to make your work easier in mining, stock pile monitoring, agriculture, accident scene mapping and other similar tasks that are well addressed by photos taken from the air. We have been working hard in the last year to create some very powerful new capabilities in PhotoModeler for UAV work, and as…Read More


PhotoModeler 2016.0.6 Release

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

2016.0 PhotoModeler 2016.0.6 was released Mar. 24th, 2016. The main reason for this release was to improve stability and fix user-reported crashes and problems. There were 9 crash fixes, 5 fixes to non-crash items and 7 small improvements. We have found that PhotoModeler 2016’s new crash reporting tool (that sends data to us in the event of a crash) is helping us track down some of the rare and esoteric crashes. It is almost impossible to fix a bug if we can’t reproduce it here and the new crash reporting tool helps us do that. It is not perfect, but we do like how it has helped improve the stability of PhotoModeler for our customers. One of the crashes that…Read More


PhotoModeler 2016.0.5 Release

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

2016.0 PhotoModeler 2016.0.5 was released Feb. 16th, 2016. The main reason for this release was to improve stability and fix user reported crashes and problems. There were 10 crash fixes, 4 fixes to non-crash items and 4 small improvements.   Getting the New Release If you are a current customer and have an active maintenance subscription, get the update. You can also use Check for Updates within the PhotoModeler software. If you are new to PhotoModeler and would like to evaluate the new version, download it. You will have 10 days of full capability (load your own photos, export models, etc.). After 10 days it switches to a restricted Demo mode – and extension codes are available from PhotoModeler resellers.


PhotoModeler 2016.0 Release

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

2016.0 PhotoModeler 2016.0.4 was released Jan. 27th, 2016 after a year of intense development and a couple of months of beta testing. One of the main focuses of this release is improved results with drone / UAS / UAV projects. The software is much faster processing larger numbers of photographs, handles control points with more flexibility, and reads GPS data from drone image headers. The improvements will help many different types of large projects in PhotoModeler Scanner (not just drone projects). As well there are numerous other changes that impact all three versions of the software. The major improvements are: New Smart Project Robust Orient. The photo orientation algorithm used in Smart Projects has undergone a complete rewrite. The major…Read More


PhotoModeler 2015.1.1 Release: more improvements!

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion have a new release: version 2015.1.1 – release date May 4, 2015. This update has some useful new features, several customer requested changes, and some fixes.     The two most significant changes are: 1. New EGE point marking and assignment modes: The various point marking/assignment modes are now more unified in the EGE (External Geometry Explorer – handler of imported 3D data). As well, Point Auto-detect can now be used to mark control points and multi-point transform points on photos (in Scanner and Motion). Whether control, multi-point transform, or pinned points are imported, the marking and assignment process is the same: select a point in the EGE and use the appropriate tool to mark/assign the point (or auto-detect…Read More


PhotoModeler 2015.1 Release: Cool new features!

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion have a new release: version 2015.1.0 – release date Mar. 3, 2015. This update has some very interesting new tools. The two most significant additions are: Point Auto-detect Mode – a new tool to significantly speed up the point marking and referencing process. Click on a feature on one photo, and on other photos, matching features are automatically detected, marked, and referenced. This new tool is available in PhotoModeler Scanner and Motion and works best with SmartMatch friendly photo sets.  A tip video showing this tool can be viewed here.  In the image below, a feature is marked in the ‘source’ photo (bottom) and the feature is automatically detected in other photos, which are shown in the Point…Read More


 


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