The rich data inherent in 3D point clouds represents a major advantage over other sources of geometric information. Cyclone’s unique Object Database Client/Server software provides the highest performance environment for laser scanning projects. Cyclone makes it easy for users to manage data efficiently in databases by working concurrently, thereby reducing the need to copy and/or transmit large point cloud project files.
Cyclone Modules for Flexible Configuration
Leica Cyclone is comprised of individual software modules for different needs
Cyclone-SCAN is a data-capture application for use with Leica high definition laser scanners. User-specified scan area and density, data filtering, scan scripting, and automatic recognition and extraction of both planar and spherical Leica Geosystems HDS targets – all contribute to this easy-to-use, intelligent data capture application.
Cyclone-REGISTER aligns point clouds captured from different positions, quickly and accurately. It supports the use of Leica Geosystems HDS targets to geo-reference scan data, and the ability to align overlapping areas of point clouds – without the use of targets resulting in optimum registration, and provides significant time- and cost-savings by reducing the need to place and extract targets.
Cyclone-MODEL enables professionals to use point clouds directly, to process them into objects for robust export into CAD (and other applications), and to allow robust import of data from CAD Cyclone-MODEL has the industry’s largest, most complete and automated set of tools for accurately modeling 3D point clouds as CAD geometry or as meshes for engineering, surveying, construction, architectural and related applications.
Cyclone-SURVEY allows surveyors to quickly extract specific feature and coordinate data from the point cloud via the Cyclone Virtual Surveyor™ function. Powerful tools support complex topographic models, with intelligent mesh decimation that minimizes file size while retaining accurate geometry. Cyclone-SURVEY is a subset of the Cyclone-MODEL product and is an ideal module for surveyors.
Cyclone-SERVER lets your team members simultaneously access 3D point cloud data sets and/or models. This provides a collaborative design environment for large, complex projects, and can significantly reduce project execution time. Cyclone- SERVER supports the simultaneous connection of up to ten ‘client’ users to the same data server in a network environment. These clients can be licensees of Cyclone-REGISTER, MODEL, SURVEY, VIEWER, or Cyclone CloudWorx for AutoCAD and for MicroStation.
Cyclone-PUBLISHER publishes point cloud data for online sharing and viewing. Using the FREE Leica TruView panoramic point cloud viewer, users anywhere in the world can view, zoom in, or pan over point clouds naturally and intuitively.
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