Digital Interoperability between Leica Infinity and Leica Cyclone Product Family

Leica MS60 MultiStation, GS18 I and any UAV data can be published directly as an LGS file and to JetStream Enterprise

Leica Geosystems’ post-processing office software is ever-evolving with continuous improvements based on market needs. We heavily invest in our hardware and software portfolio, to ensure that our products work seamlessly together and leverage smart automation so customers are productive in every step of their journey from capture through delivery to their clients. Our laser scanning software portfolio has seen great innovations of late that add to its efficiency and user productivity. Some best-in-class features are being integrated into other surveying software, such as Leica Infinity, to support customer needs and market demands.

Leica Infinity is a user-friendly geospatial office software suite, designed for the measurement professional. The office software suite is designed to manage, process, analyse and quality check all field survey measure data captured by
total stations, digital levels, GNSS and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Whether it’s measuring new survey projects or preparing data for construction layout jobs, Infinity supports your workflow.

With Infinity release (v3.5.0), users can easily publish point cloud data captured from a
MultiStation, a UAV and the newly released GS18 I GNSS RTK rover, directly to an LGS file (powered by JetStream technology) in addition to publishing the point clouds to Leica Geosystems’ JetStream Enterprise server product. By publishing all generated point cloud data to JetStream or an LGS file, users can now access that data universally across all of Leica Geosystems reality capture products such as Cyclone REGISTER or Cyclone 3DR, CloudWorx, JetStream Viewer and TruView. It saves users a great deal of time as they can publish out in this universally accessible format rather than having to convert files depending on the destination of their data. Unlike some industry standard formats, LGS files and JetStream projects have the added benefit of supporting all of their project data including imagery and GeoTags etc. so they don’t have to sacrifice completeness for connectivity.

LGS files are Leica Geosystems’ Universal Digital Reality project file, and are an extremely flexible format.
These LGS files are powered by JetStream technology allowing users to access all of their project data including points, imagery and supplemental information (GeoTags, metadata etc.) instantly, without import and load times, across the full reality capture tool chain including Cyclone 3DR, CloudWorx and JetStream Viewer.

With an LGS file, Infinity data can be loaded in the JetStream Viewer, where users can take Snapshots, create Markups and record fly-throughs to communicate and collaborate with other project stakeholders. Plus, with JetStream 2020.1 and later, users can load IFC and OBJ models within LGS files directly in the viewer to support rapid visualisation of models in context. In these instances, aerial data provides important context and can fill the surroundings of a site in areas that are too vast to be scanned terrestrially or modelled.

LGS files are also compatible with Leica CloudWorx plugins for common design packages from Autodesk, Bentley, Hexagon PPM and others to support drawing, analysis or modelling directly from your reality capture data. LGS files and JetStream projects are a perfect pairing with CloudWorx as they support not only points but project imagery, GeoTags and Snapshots or Markups created in
Cyclone FIELD 360, the Cyclone REGISTER family and JetStream Viewer. By leveraging this additional project data during the modelling or CAD drawing process, users can reference site conditions and notes from data capture and processing teams to provide invaluable context that can get lost when working with point data divorced from imagery, thus reducing errors and rework.

LGS files offer a more seamless path from Infinity to CloudWorx and Cyclone 3DR for extracting digital terrain models (DTM), tracing building footprints, or extracting curbs.

Alternatively, by publishing data from Infinity directly to a JetStream Enterprise server, multiple users can have immediate access to the captured data to leverage the powerful collaboration of JetStream enabled applications. By publishing to JetStream, multiple users can access the same data at the same time ensuring that all project data remains synced without confusing and unnecessary duplication. JetStream simplifies project collaboration across the office or across the world without needing to copy gigabytes of data to each workstation.

With the addition of LGS and JetStream publishing, Infinity is becoming a more tightly integrated step in the end-to-end ‘Field-to-Finished’ workflow.

For more information, please
contact us.

Eric Richie
Product Manager
Reality Capture Division

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