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ContextCapture

Create 3D models from simple photographs

With ContextCapture, you can produce even the largest and most challenging 3D models of existing real-world conditions, including scales as large as entire cities, from simple photographs, in order to easily and quickly provide context for design, construction, and operations decisions for all types of infrastructure projects throughout the world.

Hybrid processing in ContextCapture enables the creation of engineering-ready reality meshes that incorporate the best of both worlds – the versatility and convenience of high-resolution photography, supplemented, where needed, by additional accuracy of point clouds from laser scanning.

Depending on your project and organisational needs, you can choose from ContextCapture, ContextCapture Center, or ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service.

If you are working on an individual desktop computer and you have projects that require less than 300 gigapixels of imagery and/or 500 million points from a laser scanner, ContextCapture or ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service are perfect solutions. If your projects are larger, or you wish to utilise parallel processing and multiple desktops and servers to speed processing, or you want access to the software development kit to develop custom solutions, ContextCapture Center is perfect for your needs.

ContextCapture

Without the need for expensive, specialised equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed, 3D reality meshes to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions for use throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Hybrid processing in ContextCapture enables the creation of engineering-ready reality meshes that incorporate the best of both worlds – the versatility and convenience of high-resolution photography supplemented, where needed, by additional accuracy of point clouds from laser scanning.

Develop precise reality meshes affordably with less investment of time and resources in specialised acquisition devices and associated training. You can easily produce 3D models using up to 300 gigapixels of photos taken with an ordinary camera and/or 500 million points from a laser scanner, resulting in fine details, sharp edges, and geometric accuracy.

Extend your capabilities to extract value from reality modeling data with ContextCapture Editor, a 3D CAD module for editing and analyzing reality data, included with ContextCapture. ContextCapture Editor enables fast and easy manipulation of meshes of any scale as well as the generation of cross sections, extraction of ground and breaklines, and production of orthophotos, 3D PDFs, and iModels. You can integrate your meshes with GIS and engineering data to enable the intuitive search, navigation, visualization, and animation of that information within the visual context of the mesh to quickly and efficiently support the design process.

To explore the ContextCapture model on a desktop computer, click the middle mouse button to rotate, the right button to pan, and the scroll wheel or the left button to zoom. On a touch device, simply pinch and twist too rotate and pinch to zoom. Additional commands for measuring and display styles are available from the menu at the top right corner of the window.

You will have the confidence to reliably deliver any highly detailed model in less time without risks of software limitations. You can automate the production of models of virtually any size and/or precision, much faster than previously possible.

Access and share these rich reality meshes of existing conditions for use in any engineering or GIS workflow. You can easily and consistently share information, consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including native use within MicroStation.

ContextCapture Center

With ContextCapture Center, you can quickly produce even the largest and most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, including scales as large as entire cities, derived from any digital photographs. It will provide support for the most sophisticated aerial camera systems, including UAVs acquisition systems and laser scanners. Without the need for expensive and specialized equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D reality meshes to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions for use throughout the lifecycles of projects.

Develop precise reality meshes, affordably, with less investment of time and resources in specialized acquisition devices and associated training. You can easily produce 3D engineering-ready reality meshes using photos taken with an ordinary camera or combine the photos with point clouds from laser scanners resulting in fine details, sharp edges, and geometric accuracy.
You will have the confidence to reliably deliver any size or resolution model in less time without risks of software limitations. You can create highly detailed models of virtually any size and/or precision, up to city scale, much faster than previously possible thanks to support for parallel processing using multiple computers.

You can access and share these rich reality meshes of existing conditions for use in any engineering or GIS workflow. You can easily and consistently share information, consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including native use within MicroStation. You can even leverage a software development kit to create custom solutions to fit your unique organizational needs.

Extend your capabilities to extract value from reality modeling data with ContextCapture Editor, a 3D CAD module for editing and analyzing reality data, included with ContextCapture Center. ContextCapture Editor enables fast and easy manipulation of meshes of any scale as well as the generation of cross sections, extraction of ground and breaklines, and production of orthophotos, 3D PDFs, and iModels. You can integrate your meshes with GIS and engineering data to enable the intuitive search, navigation, visualization, and animation of that information within the visual context of the mesh to quickly and efficiently support the design process.

To explore the ContextCapture model on a desktop computer, click the middle mouse button to rotate, the right button to pan, and the scroll wheel or left button to zoom. On a touch device, simply pinch and twist to rotate and pinch to zoom. Additional commands for measuring and display styles are available from the menu at the top right corner of the window.

 

WHAT’S NEW IN contextcapture?

OPENRAIL DESIGNER CONNECT EDITION HIGHLIGHTS

ContextCapture CONNECT Edition offers up to 30 percent faster processing time with more robust and parallelized aerotriangulation, as well as faster multi-GPU support, to generate 3D reality meshes of virtually any size or precision much faster and with less processing time than previously possible. The global color equalization in ContextCapture significantly enriches the visual quality of 3D models.

To support the virtual inspection of critical assets, ContextCapture now offers thermal imagery support for mesh textures that enables quick identification of leaks or other asset abnormalities.

To increase team productivity and collaboration, ContextCapture is now integrated with ProjectWise ContextShare, a new cloud service that extends Bentley’s connected data environment. Reality meshes can be securely uploaded to ProjectWise ContextShare and then streamed to ProjectWise users for use in design, analytical, and construction modeling workflows. This high-performance cloud service makes the use of very large reality meshes as context for engineering and geospatial work practical.

 

To find out more about ContextCapture, call 0207 436 9004 and ask to speak to a member of the Digital Build team or email us.