NavVis Launches IVION Core Reality Capture Platform

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GIM International News

April 29, 2021

*Aaron Hunt, Lead Technical Manager at TruePoint is featured in this article.

NavVis has launched the NavVis IVION Core reality capture platform designed to manage 3D scans with intuitive tools for creation, collaboration and publication. The solution was previously known as NavVis IndoorViewer. Based in Germany, NavVis is an innovator in mobile mapping and reality capture.

“NavVis IVION Core represents the future of reality capture software,” said Lisa Cali, head of Product Web and Cloud at NavVis. “We want to offer our users a next-generation platform that not only transforms their mobile mapping workflows but also extends them so that they can do more with their spatial data.”

With all the existing features of NavVis IndoorViewer, such as point cloud downloads and virtual measurements, NavVis IVION Core offers both a refreshed look together with new features and improvements.

Survey-Grade Geo-Registration of Data

The enhancements in NavVis IVION Core are expressly designed to support laser scanning service providers, surveyors and AEC Companies. These include multi-site functionality, updated user management, and site coordinate systems for survey-grade geo-registration of data.

Multiple Sites, One Space

The multi-site functionality means that users are now able to host multiple sites, including several buildings, in one instance. The new home screen displays a map view with markers showing the location of each site. It’s easy to navigate and provides the user with a very clear overview of each site or project across the globe. Users can quickly switch between sites from the central dashboard. Each site has a unique website address and user permissions, providing complete control over site usage.

Updated User Management System

This improvement gives users more clarity and control over their projects. Admins can grant specific access and permissions for each site and get an overview of the permissions of each user. From an editor to a visitor, accessibility and permissions can now be set easily and viewed clearly from one instance.

Users can now enter the latitude and longitude or a custom spatial reference system, allowing for survey-grade geo-registration of data. Selecting an own site coordinate system also ensures that data is aligned to the exact location of the site, making it easier and faster to upload and download data.

Aaron Hunt

Endorsements from Beta Testers

In the months leading up to launch, NavVis invited a select group of existing customers from around the world to beta test NavVis IVION Core.

Their feedback was universally positive, like this comment from TruePoint Laser Scanning, a laser scanning firm in the United States: "The new enhancements simplify management of data by allowing us to utilize multiple sites in one NavVis IVION instance,” says Aaron Hunt, lead technical manager at TruePoint Laser Scanning. “We’re able to minimize software costs by maximizing the usage of an individual instance,” he continues. “The multi-site feature together with the intuitive web interface makes new project setup fast and easy. And the updated user management in NavVis IVION Core means administrators have more security control; it greatly simplifies the process of providing access.”

Elsewhere, favorable feedback also came from LE34, Denmark’s largest provider of surveying and land management services: “The new features means our customers who manage multiple sites are now able to easily access them all through one single portal that displays an overview of each site,” said Daniel Aaby Holt, Landinspektør at LE34.

“We've also found that site coordinate system feature in NavVis IVION has enabled us to be even more precise in the geographical placement of sites and scans."

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