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Technology is always evolving!

Leica Geosystems is committed to the continual development of technology solutions to ensure that our customers are provided with the best possible efficiencies in the field and return on their investment. For this reason, we are pleased to bring you the latest software updates:

New features in Leica Captivate v8.30

Prompt before storing

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Define point code after measuring the point

Prompt before storing has been redesigned to be both more simplified and more powerful. There is now only one setting – to switch it on or off, and the display configuration is removed from the settings.

captivate Perform a point measurement by tapping the code box

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Perform a point measurement by tapping the code box

A new play button on each code box gives a touchscreen user the ability to ‘tap to measure’. A single screen tap on the code box will both select that code and trigger a point measurement. This reduces the number of screen taps that are needed for measuring points, allowing to be more productive in the field.


Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Fill the Code information field with Line ID & linework flag

Introducing an innovative feature that enables the storage of Line ID and/or Linework flag as Code information. By activating this setting, whenever a point is saved using linework, the Line ID and/or Linework flag will seamlessly be recorded in the point's Code information field.

The default setting Manually entering still allows the Code information to be entered manually. Be aware that the setting will only apply to subsequently measured points and will not affect already stored points.

This new setting will make it easier for “point based” data exports to contain line information and allow 3rd party software to better interpret your captured data.

 

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Data filter status icon & hot key to reset to default

In Leica Captivate v8.3, the clarity of when the data filter is active has been increased with the introduction of a data filter status icon. The new icon allows clearly identifying the jobs or datasets that have a data filter active, and therefore may contain points that are filtered out and not visible

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) New bored tunnelling features

the Tunnel axis method has been enhanced with two additional features. The relationship of the design tunnel axis can now be determined with rotation & shift values from an alignment. In addition, the as-built attitude (orientation and pitch) of rings can now be calculated relative to the design trajectory (to deliver “lead” and “look up” values).


Volume Calculation

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Improvements in the volume calculation
workflows 

A new calculation method Surface to DTM has been introduced. This allows the volume to be calculated between the defined surface, and an existing DTM.

The consistency between all the volume calculation methods has been improved, so that the “from” and “to” are always selected in the same order for every method. This means that the direction of the existing Surface to surface method has been reversed.


Create a customised system backup file

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Create a customised system backup file

A new Backup option has been added into the Format Data Memory panel. This automatically creates a system backup file, and hence a customised system recovery point

The backup includes all system settings and Leica objects but excludes jobs and data files that are stored in the internal memory.


AP20 – Tilt strength indicator bar

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) AP20 – Tilt strength indicator bar

Introducing the new Tilt Initialization Meter Icon, designed to constantly monitor the strength of the tilt initialization process. When the meter bar starts to decrease or weaken, it serves as a gentle reminder to initiate additional pole movements. This is crucial for maintaining the tilt compensation status and ensuring uninterrupted tilt compensated measurements.


Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) AP20 – Continuous distance measurements

In previous versions of Leica Captivate, certain menus and functions were blocked or hidden when using continuous distance measurements. This restricted access to settings and certain functions unless the measurement was stopped.

However, in Leica Captivate v8.3, these restrictions have been removed, allowing access to settings and tools while keeping continuous distance measurement on. Please note that continuous distance measurements will still need to be stopped if the target type needs to be changed or if the app is switched. This improvement increases productivity, avoids losing tilt initialisation, and allows for a focused measurement workflow.

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Trigger measurements from within the total station when remotely controlled

The Set and Distance buttons are now available in the total station's Remote Control panel. This allows for starting a setup on the controller while triggering distance measurements from the total station, saving time and ensuring consistency in the Setup and Measure apps.


The Leica Captivate software version 8.3 can be loaded onto all CS Field Controllers and TS/MS Total Stations with a CCP valid until at least 01.12.2023

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New features in Leica Captivate v8.10

Captivate 8.10

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) GeoCloud Drive support

GeoCloud Drive is the first service of HxGN GeoCloud, a cloud-based collaboration portal for measurement professionals. It allows convenient storage, sharing, and access of data in organized projects by field and office crews. Leica Captivate v8.1 supports GeoCloud Drive, enabling easy uploading and downloading of data and Leica objects from cloud-stored projects. No specific GeoCloud Drive for Captivate license is required, but access to a HxGN GeoCloud online account is necessary.

New features in Leica Captivate v8.0

Assign jobs to a site and filter by site

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Assign jobs to a site and filter by site

When managing multiple projects and needing to create or use a new job every day or for each task, it can quickly lead to a cluttered memory device with an overwhelming number of jobs. This can make it difficult to locate the specific job you need, especially when relying on the job carousel.

Fortunately, with the latest version of Leica Captivate (v8.00), organizing your jobs has become effortless. Introducing the concept of sites, you can now efficiently categorize and manage your jobs. Simply assign each job to a specific site when creating or editing it, and easily keep track of your tasks.


New circle and rectangle linework options for coding points

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) New circle and rectangle linework options for coding points

Topographic surveyors often encounter the task of measuring circular and rectangular objects like inspection covers and manholes. To simplify this process, many third-party software workflows only require 2 or 3 measured points to automatically define the shape. 

Three new linework options have been introduced: the 3 pt rectangle, 2 pt circle (2D), and 3 pt circle (2D). These options can be accessed when the Coding functionality is set to Create linework. Now, surveyors can enjoy an enhanced measurement experience with improved accuracy and visibility for circular and rectangular objects.


Extend the number of maximum attributes to use in a point code

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Extend the number of maximum attributes to use in a point code

It is now possible to define up to 60 attributes per point code. The attributes for each code in the codelist can be pre-defined in the Leica Infinity Code Manager or created on-the-fly when measuring in Leica Captivate. Import and export options that previously supported 20 attributes will now support 60 attributes

Easier linework panel access and selection

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Easier linework panel access and selection

Previously, accessing the Select Linework panel required tapping the linework icon or pressing the function keys F4(Define) followed by F4(Linework). This could be cumbersome, as it required using the touch screen or pressing two keys.

Now, a new method has been introduced. Simply select a code box and press the Space key on a controller to open the Select Linework panel with just one key press.

Allow sharing the link of an exported file via an email address

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Allow sharing the link of an exported file via an email address

There is an increasing trend to exchange data between the field and the office using the internet. The Export data tools now include a new option to allow the exported data to be uploaded and shared via a link within an email


Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Use an IFC file as a tunnel design using a DTM

  • Tunnel designs are increasingly being provided in the IFC data format.
  • In combination with Leica Infinity v4.1 and Leica Captivate v8.0, it is now possible to stake or check a tunnel design that was provided in the IFC format. Using Leica Infinity, the IFC tunnel design first needs to be converted to a mesh and saved as a Leica Captivate DTM job.
  • Using the Stake & Check tunnel applications, it is now possible to use a DTM job as a tunnel design. To be able to use this design, the DTM job needs to be linked as design data within the properties of the working job or selected as DTM design in the Design Data Panel.
  • Once a DTM job is selected, the new setting Use DTM for tunnel design will be available in the Define panel of Stake or Check Tunnel.
  • This new functionality provides an easier way to handle tunnel projects that are provided in IFC format, ensuring a smooth data workflow when working with tunnel design data.

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) New COGO Rail tool, Create points

  • The COGO Rail tool within the Stake/Check Rail application now includes the functionality of creating points from chainages and offsets.
  • This new feature, previously only available in the COGO Road tool, allows users to import an ASCII data file and calculate a batch of COGO points.
  • The tool also offers the option to select the offset mode and perform coordinate geometry computations on site, making it easier to calculate additional positions and verify rail designs.

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Improved RTK performance over short baselines

  • With Leica Captivate v8.0, the GNSS positioning algorithms have been improved to provide higher RTK availability over short baselines of up to 5 km for
    single-baseline RTK and 10 km for network RTK. The expected improvement is particularly visible in challenging environments (e.g. near canopy and buildings)
    and under ionospheric conditions with increased disturbances.

Allow using AP20 tilt compensation in Setup application

Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Allow using AP20 tilt compensation in Setup application 

The AP20 Autopole eliminates the need to hold the pole vertical when measuring points. Previously, tilt compensation was available in Leica Captivate measure and stake applications, but not in the Setup application.

It is now possible to perform a total station setup using the tilt compensation functionality of the AP20. In any setup method that uses multiple target points, the backsight or target points can be measured with a tilted pole, and the setup computed taking tilt compensation into account. Note that single target point setups do not support tilt compensated measurements, for example Set orientation and Known backsight. This new functionality allows the full benefits of the AP20 to be gained, increasing the speed and flexibility of the solution even further.


The Leica Captivate software version 8.0 can be loaded onto all CS Field Controllers, GS18 GNSS Sensors and TS Total Stations with a CCP license valid until at least 01.06.2023

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Indent Triangle 20x20 No background (2) Previous Software Updates 

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