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LP360 2017.2 Release Notes


New Features

The Buffer Geometry command on the Feature Edit toolbar allows the user to create buffer areas around features (points, lines, and polygons). The user may set the buffer distance, end types (flat or rounded), and points per circle, which are found in Feature Edit Options on the Geometry tab. The buffer command also supports multi-part geometries.


This is a setting on the Geometry tab of the Feature Edit Options dialog. Turning this global setting will pop up a mini dialog containing the settings for the chosen feature edit tool whenever the user clicks the corresponding button on the Feature Edit toolbar. This allows the user to quickly and conveniently adjust tool settings.


The Add WMS Layer tool invokes a new, intuitive dialog which adds a layer to the Table of Contents (TOC) of the type chosen. The user may add multiple WMS layers to the TOC.



A new set of tools called LAS File Analyst (LFA), available in LP360 Standalone, provides the user with a full capability LAS file analysis and repair method. LAS File Analyst is invoked by right clicking on a LAS layer in the TOC and selecting it from the menu or from the LP360 Toolbar button . Users select from a multitude of Analysis Tests and/or Repair Actions from the Options dialog based on industry standard LAS file specifications from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), then click the appropriate button on the main dialog to execute. LFA is licensed at two levels: Basic for 'Scan' and 'Analyze' and Standard for Repair actions.



A new Table of Contents (TOC) right-click command called 'Export LAS SRS Files...' allows the user to export a single ".SRS" file per LAS file on the layer which will be saved in the same location as the LAS file(s). A .SRS file operates the same way as a .PRJ file.



Users may now color-fill polygon features by right-clicking the feature in the TOC and clicking 'Properties...'.



The Profile Area tool allows the user to drag a straight line by clicking in the Profile View Window to have the total area in Square Map Units above the line and below the line reported.



.DWG files are the native format for most popular CAD (Computer-Aided Design) packages (such as AutoCAD) used for storing design data and metadata. Support for importing .DWG files to a project has been added to the 'Features' tab of the Add Files dialog for LP360 Standalone (Standard license level required).

This new display legend type (Map, Profile, and 3D Views) allows the user to display point clouds as one continuous shade of color. It is particularly useful for displaying hillshades in TIN mode. Properties for Mono/Hillshade tools are found in the LAS Layer Properties Symbology tab, as well as the Properties dialog of the 3D and Profile viewers.


Modifications to Existing Features


Defect Fixes