On Monday, Aug. 10, Z&F UK announced the release of LFM NetView 1.1, an upgrade to NetView 1.0, a global workshare solution for access to laser scan data. Z&F claims that LFM NetView 1.1 allows for collaborative working and improved ease of navigation, and is intuitive for an untrained or infrequent user. New features ensure full color support of laser scan data, enhanced security and improved measurement and annotation tools.
The ability to reliably and rapidly measure pipe diameters is a key new feature. Users scribe a line along a pipe to be measured, and its diameter is calculated. Width measurements can now also be made, allowing the user to determine the perpendicular distance between a point and a plane.
Users of the software’s BubbleView for browsing scan data can now ascertain the location of adjacent scans from within the currently loaded BubbleView. Colored symbols also indicate the distance between the scans and whether the scan would be visible or hidden from view. Adjacent scans can be loaded from the current BubbleView with one click.
The Master-Slave mode now allows one device to have unidirectional control over one or more other devices. In addition to mark-up and measurement facilities, a highlighter function has been added to improve communications between parties when remotely discussing a particular feature in a Master-Slave session. A Master can make a single mouse click to highlight a particular area of the scan, which is instantaneously highlighted in the Slaves. Additional new features include:
Fast Region Definition allows scans to be grouped according to user-defined regions.
- Filter by Region and Filter by Name options allow users to filter scans on the Key Plan.
- Communications between LFM NetView and laser scan data in LFM NetView Server are now digitally signed. LFM NetView Server will only respond to requests that it authenticates as being genuine, preventing unauthorized access to data.
- Three levels of user privilege: Administrator, Regular or Guest.
- German and Spanish language support.
- Annotations with attributes that allow users to see who created them and when.