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What's New In LISTECH Neo

December 2, 2019

A major update of LISTECH Neo is now available with the following new features and enhancements:

  • Option to lock layers to prevent modification of data
  • Option to define multiple named local rotations and scale factors
  • Option to apply scaling to horizontal coordinates only
  • Option to set a solid background for text to mask items behind
  • Option to import AutoCAD Blocks and MicroStation Cells as plan symbols
  • Option to merge terrain models when importing from AutoCAD
  • Extending and trimming of lines in 2D and 3D
  • Insert vertex into line and polygon
  • Delete vertex from line, polygon and terrain model
  • Convert lines and polygons to straights
  • Processing and adjustment of level data
  • Enhanced measurement processing options and reporting
  • Selective processing of measurements
  • Traffic light system indicating the status of measurements
  • Import of Leica LS XML files
  • Import of Leica LS/DNA GSI files
  • Import of Leica Sprinter ASCII files
  • Import of Trimble DiNi DAT files
  • Export of string number attributes to Leica DBX codelists
  • Support for exporting longer codes to Leica Captivate versions later than v2.3
  • Combined join lines and join polygons commands
  • Combined break line and break polygon commands
  • Combined convert line to spline and polygon to spline commands
  • Model view now defaults to Single Select mode when no other tool is active
  • Selection of terrain model faces to enable more efficient editing
  • Selection of all objects on specific layer(s)
  • Query language enhanced to update the height of text objects using the value of the text
  • Improvements to the Mid Azimuth and Angles Reports
  • Automatic licence fallback if dongle not found

August 6, 2019

A major update of LISTECH Neo is now available with the following new features and enhancements:

  • Support for reference files
  • Create a circle by centre and radius
  • Option to drape lines and polygons over terrain models
  • Option to reverse line styles
  • A-Spec updated to the latest version
  • Separate text styles for straight, chord, arc and radius bearing/distance values

April 26, 2019

The following new features are now available:

  • Option to set all lines and polygons created or imported to a layer as breaklines or boundary lines
  • Improved handling of feature codes when importing from Leica DBX, Leica FlexLine, Trimble Job XML, Topcon Magnet XML and Sokkia SDR
  • Enchanced the query language to create attributes using properties such as object unique identifiers, symbol dimensions, line lengths and polygon areas
  • Added option to create an attribute with the measurement date when importing points from Topcon Magnet XML, Leica Flexline, LandXML and HeXML

March 1, 2019

The following new features are now available:

  • Import and export of SketchUp files
  • Rules for creation of text to enable annotating a plan with a single command
  • Insert splays into lines and polygons
  • Filtering of points, lines, polygons and texts
  • Image brightness option to improve visibility of symbols and linework overlayed on images
  • Creation of layer text objects for points, lines, polygons and shapes
  • Creation of angle text objects for lines and polygons
  • Creation of bearing and distance text objects for polygons
  • Option to create an attribute with the measurement date when importing points from Leica DBX and Trimble JXL
  • Option to not import images from Leica DBX, Trimble JXL, HeXML and LISCAD SEE
  • Option to set the Code Table and Parameter File when exporting to LISCAD SEE
  • Improved configuration, reporting and visualisation of network adjustments including error ellipses
  • Improved creation of text to avoid duplicates
  • Improved ePlan Victoria export processing and validation reporting
  • Updated D-Spec, O-Spec and R-Spec to the latest versions and combined them into a single A-Spec template and export

December 3, 2018

The following new features are now available:

  • Import of GeoCivil files
  • Export to GENIO
  • Multi layer group support
  • Create by distance and offset intersection
  • Create distance and bearing annotations between two vertices
  • Option to export to AutoCAD as 2D
  • Option to import meshes from MicroStation as terrain models
  • Improved ePlan Victoria import/export and updated the template
  • Improved the Modify / Rotate command by allowing input of bearings
  • Improved the Create Line by Best Fit command by allowing the bearing to be constrained
  • Improved layering of data during import from IFC
  • Improved creation of grouped attributes
  • Improved LISCAD CAD import and export
  • Improved AutoCAD DWG import and export
  • Improved MicroStation DGN import and export
  • Improved support for high DPI monitors

September 10, 2018

The following new features are now available:

  • Import and export of ePlan Victoria LandXML files including online validation and visualisation
  • Import and export of lookup tables
  • Import of Pix4D XYZ point clouds
  • Import of GENIO files
  • Export to DynAdjust
  • Colour banding of terrain models based on grade and aspect
  • Create by angle and distance with radiation and traversing modes
  • Create by offset intersection
  • Examine angle
  • Select objects by layer
  • Select objects by freehand fence in the 3D view
  • Manual entry of total station measurements
  • New query language features:
    • Set plan symbol, line style and polygon fills
    • Copy the value of one attribute to another
  • Option to display preview of contours
  • Option to set point cloud distance scaling
  • Support for links as a display unit
  • Support for input of feet and inches including fractions in distance edit controls
  • Support for multi-line text attributes
  • Support for printing colour banding from the plan view
  • Improved network adjustment calculation and reporting
  • Improved import of Leica DBX when there are existing control points in the Neo project
  • Improved rendering of point cloud intensity
  • Improved editing of project attributes
  • Improved status bar by adding coordinate system and unit information

June 1, 2018

The following new features are now available:

  • Improved handling of object names:
    • Global naming configuration
    • Easier editing of names during object creation
    • Easier finding of objects by their name
    • Prominent display of names in Attribute tools and reports
    • Edit controls show names if available and unique ids otherwise
  • New edit attributes command to:
    • Add or remove a prefix or suffix
    • Add an offset
    • Re-number
  • New query language features:
    • Select polygons by area
    • Set object colour
    • Edit attributes by adding or removing a prefix or suffix
    • Edit attributes by adding an offset
    • Edit attributes by re-numbering
  • Create by number of segments
  • Import multiple files at once
  • Vertical axis lock in 3D view
  • Move vertex tool
  • Enchanced AutoCAD DWG/DXF import
  • Enchanced MicroStation DGN import
  • Export of map projection and transformation information to IFC

March 2, 2018

The following new features are now available:

  • Point cloud support including:
    • Display of point clouds according to point colour, scan colour, intensity, height and classification
    • Ground classification of point clouds
    • Down sampling of point clouds
    • Import and export of point clouds in PTS, LAS/LAZ and E57 formats
    • Import of scan data collected using Leica MS50 / MS60 total stations
  • New and enhanced data exchange including:
    • Export to PDF and 3D PDF
    • Import of Topcon Magnet XML
    • Import of Sokkia SDR
    • Import of files by drag and drop from Windows File Explorer
    • GPS/GNSS measurement data support
    • Option to import closed polylines as polygons from AutoCAD
    • Option to configure default folders for importing and exporting
  • New data creation, editing and examination tools including:
    • Create objects by coordinate differences
    • Edit multiple target heights, instrument heights, reflectors or offset values in a single operation
    • Examine offset to reference plane
    • Examine point scale factor, combined scale factor and grid convergence
    • Improved creation of attributes including a new tool for creating multiple attributes
    • Remove vertices from lines and polygons
  • Enhanced model view including:
    • Display of setups and measurements
    • Display of sun shadows
    • Improved selection in 3D mode
    • Select by tracing along a line
    • Turn off (Hide) layers based on the currently selected objects
  • Enhanced coordinate systems including:
    • Support for south oriented coordinate systems
    • Added the African Hartebeesthoek94, Dubai Local Transverse Mercator, British and Irish National Grid coordinate systems

November 1, 2017

The following new features are now available:

  • Template designed for Singapore LandXML cadastral survey submissions
  • Import legacy SG P.O. Lots files
  • Import legacy SG SVY and JOB cadastral survey submission files
  • Import SG LandXML files created by the Singapore Land Authority Cadastral Survey Management System
  • Export SG LandXML files suitable for Land lot submissions to the Singapore Land Authority
  • Improved viewing and editing of measurements
  • Improved reporting when processing measurements
  • Automated creation of traverses from total station measurements
  • Least Squares traverse adjustment of measurements imported from total stations
  • Least Squares network adjustment with options for minimally constrained or constrained adjustments
  • Validate command to allow for pre-processing of measurement data
  • Support for attribute definition Groups to allow hierarchies of attributes
  • Quick display of Point Names, Point Layers and Heights in Model view
  • Create lines parallel to other lines and provide numerous methods for the height calculation
  • Enhanced Bearing / Bearing intersection command to provide numerous methods for height calculation
  • Display 3D view in Perspective or Orthographic mode
  • GDA2020 coordinate systems and transformations
  • AutoCAD 2018 DWG and DXF import and export
  • Enhancements to AutoCAD DWG import
  • Enhancements to MicroStation DGN import
  • Enhancements to buildingSMART IFC import and export
  • Enhancements to 12D ASCII import and export
  • Enhancements to Trimble Job XML export
  • Support for localisation to languages other than English
  • Annotation objects have been renamed to Text objects in line with industry standards
  • Xchange Text module has been renamed to Xchange User Defined to more clearly define its functionality
  • Xchange LISCAD module is now included as part of the base system

December 1, 2016

The following new features are now available:

  • Import and export of Leica Cyclone Object Exchange (COE) files
  • Import and export of Leica FlexLine Codelists
  • Comparison reports for points to various objects (points, lines, shapes, terrain models)
  • Display of online image services based on WMS
  • Estimation of 3D/2D coordinate transformations
  • Clone and isolate layer tools
  • Option to open file in external application after export
  • Option to create an attribute with the contour value when creating contour lines
  • Support for control codes in the import and export of Trimble Feature XML
  • Support for control codes in the import from Trimble Job XML
  • Support for code based stringing in the import from Leica DBX and Leica FlexLine
  • Support for optional, mandatory and fixed attributes
  • Support for HeXML 1.8
  • Support for extruded planar profiles
  • Support for Japanese Coordinate Systems JGD-1 to JGD-19

September 2, 2016

The following new features are now available:

  • Volumes between two terrain models
  • Create lines of no cut/no fill between two terrain models
  • Create height difference models (cut and fill) between two terrain models
  • Create polygons of discrete colour bands from a terrain model
  • Neo query language for automating repetitive tasks
  • Licensing support for hardware keys
  • Import of ESRI Grid ASCII files
  • Import of MapInfo Vertical Mapper Grid files
  • Friendly names for attribute values
  • Option to import AutoCAD faces as terrain models
  • Option to set drawing unit when exporting to AutoCAD

June 2, 2016

The following new features are now available:

  • Terrain modelling and contour creation
  • Import, export, registration and display of georeferenced images
  • Display of online image services based on WMTS (e.g. HxIP, NearMap, ESRI World Imagery)
  • Export to A-Spec (O-Spec 2.5.1, R-Spec 2.5.1, D-Spec 8.0.2)
  • Import and export of Trimble Feature XML files
  • Export to Leica iCON build
  • Report of areas and volume between a terrain model and a plane
  • Offset text
  • Create by line offset tool
  • Adopt layer tool
  • Multi rename layer tool
  • Custom ordering of user defined attributes

In addition, the buildingSMART IFC import has been enhanced and various other improvements and optimisations have been made throughout the system.

October 5, 2015

The following new features are now available:

  • Creation of objects using intersection of overlapping images
  • Import and export of MapInfo MIF/MID
  • Import and export of AutoCAD DWF
  • Support for Leica FlexLine LandXML files
  • Symbol dimensioning via attributes
  • Merging of vertices
  • Convert line/polygon to spline
  • Transparency effect
  • File recovery

In addition there have been numerous other enhancements and optimisations throughout the system.

June 15, 2015

The following new features are now available:

  • Support for Leica Captivate
  • Export of Leica Codelists
  • Export of Trimble Job XML files
  • Create points by selected objects

June 1, 2015

The following new features are now available:

  • Import and export of ESRI File Geodatabase
  • Import and export of MicroStation DGN
  • Import of Trimble Job XML files
  • Import of Leica GEM geoid models
  • Export to LISCAD CAD
  • Averaging of points
  • Various configuration and display options

March 27, 2015

The initial release of LISTECH Neo

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