Leica Geosystems announces Leica Cyclone v5.5
Leica Geosystems announced Leica Cyclone v5.5 as companion software for operating the Leica ScanStation. New features in Cyclone-SCAN and Cyclone-REGISTER modules pace the survey-grade, dual-axis level compensation capability of the new Leica ScanStation laser scanner. With these new features, Leica ScanStation users can take advantage of (1) resectioning-or "free stationing"-methods for direct, field geo-referencing of scan data and (2) traversing, including calculation of traverse closures. Standard survey-style reports, including error calculations, are generated for both resectioning and traversing. Leica Cyclone 5.5 also continues to support registration and geo-referencing based on scan targets, modeled objects and "cloud-to-cloud" methods. Plant retrofit and as-built projects can benefit from two major enhancements in Leica Cyclone 5.5: faster loading of large scan data sets and a new Pipe Modeling interface for processing scans into piping models. Other general enhancements include: elevation check (automatically validates/checks cloud data against already known survey point elevation data), enhanced registration QA/QC (provides validation reports with horizontal and vertical values separated to match common contract submittal requirements), and scan targets/registration (allows efficient management of target height data and interim registration reports).