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ShapeMetriX 3D Release notes

Modifications of the ShapeMetriX3D software

Installation

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ShapeMetriX 3D version 4.0

Major changes in version 4.0:
General
  • Everything has been reshaped in order to work with the new Multiphoto approach. The ShapeMetriX 3D system now supports unordered overlapping photos and combines them to a consistent accurate 3D model.
  • Note that the new software component SMX Multiphoto is also available as add-on to existing ShapeMetriX 3D systems.
  • The Multiphoto component can deal with aerial imagery such as from drone as well as with multiple photos taken in underground environments.
  • The resulting 3D models allow all actions as known from ShapeMetriX 3D, e.g. rock mass characterization (geological mapping, geometric analysis)
  • The new component requires a 64 bit system and a NVidia graphics card in order to expand its full capabilities.

 

ShapeMetriX 3D version 3.9

Major changes in version 3.9:

There are new assessment features available in JMX Analyst for quantifying rock faces. A new annotation for estimating volumes has been introduced. Configurable topographic maps and cut-off planes allow estimating overbreak ratios and planarity analyses. Reference planes can be defined in the SMX SurfaceTrimmer and there is a new scaling mode in SMX Normalizer using two non-parallel range poles.

… and as always some tweaks and improvements.

JMX Analyst
  • Visualisation of planarity by configurable topographic maps
  • New dialog: Cut-off Plane
    A plane at definable distance and parallel to the reference plane separates the model; the face area in front of and behind the cut-off plane is provided
  • New annotation: Volume
    A polygonal line outlines the border of a volumetric body.
  • Missing units in structure list added
  • Supports import data from SMX Mapper
    (Mapping tool running on tablet PCs for use in front of the face)
  • Speed-up the drawing of analysis zones
SMX Normalizer
  • Fusion of Normalizer mode and North Correction mode
  • Two Range Poles mode:
    Two non-parallel range poles with known target distance and trend and plunge are used to scale, vertically orient, and north-correct the 3D image.
SMX SurfaceTrimmer
  • Refactoring the User Interface
  • Trim operations are applicable locally or globally on depending on user setting
  • New function: remove a whole 3D sub-image
  • User-defined reference plane
  • Speed-up data save process
SMX RecAssistant
  • Automatic camera selection still works even if EXIF data is compromised by 3 rd party programs (workaround)
  • If no EXIF information is found at all, calibration is selectable
General
  • Support of Windows 10
  • Extension of capability by three additional 3D images in SMX ModelMerger
    Note, this may require a 64 bit version of software and operating system

ShapeMetriX 3D version 3.8

The new version primarily provides new features for the geologic 3D mapping tool JMX Analyst, and some general performance improvements. With the introduction of the elements “Analysis Zone” and “Exclusion Zone” homogeneous areas in the rock mass are easier definable. These zones especially support the newly extended computation of spacing.

Major changes in version 3.8:
General
  • Support of Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Support of Russian language
JMX Analyst
  • Analysis Zone: New annotation for selecting multiple measurements.
  • Exclusion Zone: New annotation for masking zones.
  • Multiple Scanline Spacing: Fully refactored analysis interface
    • Spacing Analysis for Analysis Zones and entire StructureMap
    • Spacing, trace length, and bridge length statistics for Analysis Zones and entire StructureMap
    • Configurable statistics calculation
    • Considers areas, traces, bridges, and exclusion zones
    • Visualisation of the projection plane
    • User-defined orientation of the projection plane
    • New data export format
  • Refactored report generation
  • Contour lines:
    • User-definable elevation range
    • User-definable, new algorithmic simplification of contour lines

ShapeMetriX 3D version 3.7

The new version covers several extensions around the 3D mapping software component.

Essential modifications in version  3.7:
SMX ReconstructionAssistant
  • Automatic selection of camera and lens after selecting the photos (for cameras launched after 2006)
JMX Analyst
  • Introduction of orientation weights, i.e. the consideration of structure sizes when calculating joint set orientations.
  • Extension of the automatic clustering in order to consider weighted orientations
  • Orientation data export compatible with the software Sphaira
  • A new mechanism that enables filtering of structures according to their sizes
  • Enhancements around the scanline mechanism
  • Enhancements around the automatic region grow mechanism
  • Possibility to transform existing structure maps onto 3D images in a new co-ordinate system
SMX Referencer
  • User defined denomination of control points

ShapeMetriX 3D version 3.6

The latest release includes many changes/improvements within the scope of user interface, memory management, and data representation.

Essential modifications in version 3.6:
General issues
  • 64 bit support allowing massively more measurement points per 3D image
  • Allowing to connect more images to a single large 3D image
  • Improved memory management (e.g. minimizing the memory requirements for displaying very large 3D images)
  • Improvement within the 3D surface triangulation
JMX Analyst
  • New display filters (show / hide structures according to user definable settings)
  • OBJ export including texture
  • Reviewed VRML export without any restrictions on number of points
  • Improved graphical display of 3D image annotations
SMX Referencer
  • Additional denomination for surveyed control points including import
  • Later geo-referencing of 3D image and structure maps possible
  • Support of csv-format for imported co-ordinates
SMX ReconstructionAssistant
  • Additional warning at small base lengths
  • Additional warning for betwixt or wrong lens settings
SMX Normalizer
  • Now compatible with merged 3D images
SMX SurfaceTrimmer
  • Improved handling of merged 3D images
  • Improved statistics on merged 3D images

ShapeMetriX 3D version 3.5

Essential modifications in version 3.5:
General issues:
  • New system configurations: Standard, Tunnel, and Versatile
  • Compatibility to Windows 7
3D image generation:
  • String refactoring of the SMX ModelMerger component
    • Automatic identification of tie points
    • Handling of extreme geometries
    • User definable seams
  • Special support for merging 3D images from underground operations
  • Minimal user interaction for merged 3D image from surface applications
3D image assessment:
  • Simultaneous loading of several 3D images
  • Configurable general section plot
Data export:
  • New VRML export

ShapeMetriX 3D version 3.0

Essential modifications in version 3.0:
3D image generation
  • Refactoring of internal algorithms leading to again improved reconstruction accuracies
  • Extension of multiple CPU usage (faster 3D image generation)
3D image editing
  • Toggle between single 3D images within merged 3D models
3D image assessment
  • Improvement of automatic discontinuity segmentation
  • Introduction of automatic clustering of discontinuities
  • Introduction of marker for water occurrence
  • Geometric modelling of measured discontinuities
  • Change of units

ShapeMetriX 3D version 2.2

Essential modifications in version 2.2:
3D image generation:
  • Further improvements in image processing leading to even higher reconstruction accuracy
  • Sensitisation of quality indicator
  • Support of multiple CPUs (faster 3D image generation)
3D image assessment:
  • Introduction of arbitrary located vertical section (profile)
  • Output of roughness profiles
  • Configurable representation in hemispherical plots
  • Bounding box including overall dimensions
  • Live switchover between reduced and full set of 3D points
  • Area based features show additionally its size in a projection plane

ShapeMetriX 3D version 2.1

Essential modifications in version 2.1:
  • Improved support for combined (merged) 3D images
  • Point density adjustable (again)
  • Introduction of north direction by compass reading
  • Contour lines
  • Improved DXF export
  • Revised PDF reports

ShapeMetriX 3D version 2.0

Essential modifications in version 2.0:
3D image generation
  • Improved performance in 3D image generation
  • Quality feedback for generic 3D image
  • Point density can be influenced from operator
  • Reference to north can be established by introducing the azimuth of a reference line (no control points required)
3D image assessment
  • User defined scanline leading to enhanced spacing calculations (set spacing, normal set spacing, total spacing)
  • Configurable contour lines line plots (plan view) as well as contour lines on the 3D image (separately exportable e.g. as DXF)
  • Exportable structuremap (CSV, DXF)
  • Enhanced PDF report
  • Automatic computation of camera arrangement in SMX v4.0
  • Single processing of multiple photos in SMX v4.0
  • Planarity analysis in SMX v3.9
  • Cut-off plane in SMX v3.9
  • Volumetric measurements in SMX v3.9
  • 3D geologic map in SMX 3.8

    Introduction of the annotations “Analysis Zone” and “Exclusion Zone” – this eases the definition of homogeneous regions in the rock outcrop.

  • Computation of spacing in SMX v3.8