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08 March 2017

Topcon and Bentley join forces to model reality

First published onCONEXPO-CON/AGG
2017
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Topcon and Bentley have jointly developed a modelling system for use with drones

Topcon Positioning and Bentley Systems are introducing the product of their joint development project at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, a reality modelling software solution. The Topcon ContextCapture package is powered by Bentley Systems and will be offered with Topcon unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The system has been designed for use in mapping, construction and surveying.

It allows users to quickly turn simple photographs or point cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle.

The package includes Topcon ContextCapture Standard and Topcon ContextCapture Advanced products. Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group said, “The standard package will be bundled with Falcon 8 and Sirius Basic/Pro and allows operators to process data from these UAS into textured 3D reality meshes, point clouds and orthophotos. ContextCapture Advanced allows users to process data from any UAS. It also includes ContextCapture Editor, which enables operators to take advantage of all project data by integrating reality meshes and point clouds, into infrastructure workflows. The result is access to a wide variety of reality modelling tools to help increase productivity.”

The ContextCapture Advanced integration includes CAD, inspection, GIS, civil engineering, and survey workflows on desktop and mobile devices, in multiple formats. This technology allows users to start from a reality-captured survey context and update digital engineering models throughout the construction process, finally delivering the as-built infrastructure in real time.

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