david.marty wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:16 pm
I bought the BLK and I am also a little disappointed in the connection. We use it for small projects and for the big ones we take the P40.
For me, it is not the BLK that is bad in the measures but the calibration. Do not blindly trust the software and look carefully at the different sections to see if there is a discrepancy.
I had a lot of trouble with Register 360 and I went to Cyclone. For me this software is not successful enough and does not allow to perform good registration by mixing points and control the cloud to cloud. With Cyclone we can put everything in it and it compensates for everything and we can more easily analyze.
So BLK or RTC it is absolutely necessary to improve Registrer 360!
Still learning on Register 360 and brand new improvements in the last week with version 1.5 help workflow.
We wrestled with ReCAP using the BLK360 for months in difficult environments and have come up with this synopsis. In very level environments with lots of perpendicular planes, ReCAP operates pretty well...but you must make sure you have good leveled control to tie it down to once you have completed the cloud to cloud. If you have any non-planar Jobs it can be difficult if not impossible if you’re using the “pick three” method in ReCAP Pro Desktop. (The algorithms seem to use three perpendicularly oriented planes that it “slides” in three directions to fix cloud to cloud residuals.) the same method seems to employ in RECAP PRO MOBILE, when you need to manually register in the field. Many times you can better manually register in the field picking the three planes you want rather than letting the software do it. Not sure how it deals with using the auto/manual targeting in ReCAP as we have not had much success with the targets we were using (4.5” Leica BW paddles - we’ll be switching to 6” HDS paddles (photo gray & white) this week.
The Register 360 software allows a good cloud to cloud fit,( smart-align use helps a lot), auto-target extraction with the correct number , labeling and types of targets, and good visual registration (although I wish when you orbit in profile to align vertically at a different from default location, it would not spin you back to the original viewpoint as soon as you hit “move vertically” again!)
If you’re using ReCAP mobile and transferring in real-time we also found you can absolutely NOT put ReCAP Pro in the background on the iPad or it disrupts the WiFi connection and stops your workflow. We’ve found push-button scan setup at the beginning of the job and then manually syncing the scans from the BLK in sequential order as you move along is more reliable, and if you don’t work in a sequential motion you MUST Manually choose the scans to register and pick your own three planes -again noticing the limitations I stated earlier.