A new version of Precision 3D Land XML viewer from Carlson Software is available. The solution provides a free 3D viewer with the ability to add textures to any LandXML file and upgrade it to a LandXML-2.0 version file. Upgrades featured in the 2017 version of the software also include 3D image thumbnails that generate automatically in Windows File Explorer, allowing users to preview files before opening.

P3D LandXML aligns with Carlson Precision 3D products and will come with a demo for Carlson P3D. The P3D product line provides a better way to create preliminary designs and communicate within projects, the company says. It is made up of three different companion products: P3D Drill & Blast, P3D Hydro and P3D Topo.

The new Precision 3D LandXML allows users to load multiple point cloud files at once, apply bare ground classification and outlier filters just like P3D 2017 Topo. Users can also use the measure tool and draw polylines on the point clouds.

Features give users the ability to:

  • Open LandXML files
  • Generate Windows 3D thumbnail shell extension for LandXML, TIN, GRD, P3D files
  • Drag and drop files
  • Draw/edit polylines
  • Texture surface using closed polylines
  • Auto Texture Surface for quick area detection and texturing
  • Insert 3D objects (OBJ and SKP files)
  • Use measure commands
  • Save LandXML files as 2.0

The 2017 version adds support for:

  • Volume parcels
  • Alignment
  • Parcel and plan featuring round tripping with colors
  • Embedded 3D objects
  • Improved auto texturing

Minor changes have been posted to the proposed LandXML-2.0 schema to support x, y, z scaling of 3D objects.

Follow this link to install the free version of 2017 Carlson Precision 3D Land XML.

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