An upgrade to performance makes design files faster, more responsive, more reliable, and easier to troubleshoot. 

Now you can organize designs in Propeller to mirror the way you structure your projects, making collaboration and navigation easier than ever before. Plus we’ve added new features that help you do more with your designs. 

Let’s explore the ins and outs of what’s new and improved. 

 

Improved Experience: Working with Design Files

An upgrade to performance 

We've been working on an update that improves the speed and performance of working with DXF design files in Propeller, including better support for large, complex designs. 

We've also launched some changes that make troubleshooting upload and compatibility issues with design files easier.

Quickly find the right design file 

You can now organize your design files into folders, search and filter files, and easily move files between folders to ensure you’re working from the right file every time.

Save time with "bulk convert to measurement" 

Need to create cross-sections at stations or chainage positions along your road alignment? You can now select and convert multiple elements on site to measurements at once and easily filter these converted measurements when you want to use them again.

Visualize progress alongside your final designs 

Now, you can quickly compare a design against the latest surveyed surface—without having to create a measurement. See where the current terrain sits above or below your final design and change the opacity to 50% for easy visualization.

Improved Terrain Editing (in case you missed it)

Last month’s update to Terrain Editing means that you can now export a surface model, inclusive of the changes made using Propeller’s easy terrain editing workflow, for use with CAD or other specialized software packages. 

If you’re working on a site with vegetation cover, fields, or water, then there’s more exciting news. Easily exclude interferences by adjusting the drone surveyed terrain to be above or below the elevation of the photogrammetry surveyed surface.


New drag-and-drop TTM import tool

Good news: TTM uploads are now easier with our brand new drag-and-drop TTM/DXF layer import tool.

Now, you can quickly drag and drop your design layers anywhere on your screen to measure progress against design. It’s the same volume comparisons you know and love, powered by a simpler user experience. 

Please note that you won’t be able to use the design layer tool if you haven’t first uploaded survey data.

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