Topcon announces agreement to bundle Bentley reality modeling software with UAS software

India, March 7, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group introduces Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modeling software solution that will be offered with Topcon UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals to quickly turn simple photographs and/or point cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle.

“Theoffering will include Topcon ContextCapture Standard and Topcon ContextCaptureAdvanced,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioningSolutions Group. “The standard package will be bundled with Falcon 8 and SiriusBasic/Pro and allows operators to process data from these UAS into textured 3Dreality meshes, point clouds and orthophotos. ContextCapture Advanced allowsusers to process data from any UAS. It also includes ContextCapture Editor,which enables operators to take advantage of all project data by integratingreality meshes and point clouds, into infrastructure workflows. The result isaccess to a wide variety of reality modeling tools to help increaseproductivity.” 

TheContextCapture Advanced integration includes CAD, inspection, GIS, civilengineering, and survey workflows on desktop and mobile devices, in multipleformats. 

“Thisrepresents the next step in the Topcon and Bentley collaboration to advance theconcept of constructioneering — allowing users to start from a reality-capturedsurvey context and leverage and update their digital engineering modelsthroughout the construction process, and finally deliver the as-builtinfrastructure in real time,” said Rihner. 

PhilChristensen, Bentley vice president, reality modeling, said, “We are excited tobring to market this new joint offering that enables greater efficiency andproductivity in the global construction market. Our reality modeling solutionfor mapping, construction, and surveying professionals will enable them toquickly turn UAS imagery into engineering-ready 3D reality models that can beused immediately and updated throughout the construction lifecycle. Since weannounced our constructioneering partnership last November, we see this as onlyone of many new integrations between Bentley and Topcon that will enable betterproject outcomes.” 

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