PIX4Dsurvey - combine and bookmarks

Hi everyone!

We’ve got a fresh new version of PIX4Dsurvey for you, and I’d like to mention a few things about it…

Bookmarks! You can save positions and revisit them, included a few notes about the bookmark. Great for QA, showing clients around a project, and all sorts of other applications.

You can now combine multiple photogrammetry projects in PIX4Dsurvey. What’s that mean? Any two or more PIX4Dmapper, PIX4Dmatic, or even downloaded PIX4Dcloud projects that are all in the same coordinate system can be pulled together in PIX4Dsurvey with the raycloud+images. So, if you want to quickly add parts of a large project together, or insert a high resolution project within a large project of a lower resolution, you can.

Feeling a bit slow when you use PIX4Dsurvey? Be sure to set your Windows 10 or 11 System>Display>Graphics to always use your High Performance graphics card over the onboard card.

Finally, using a Mac? Now we support Monterey! (sorry Catalina users, you are no longer supported)

So, all the above is fresh and new, but there’s more - the status center has changed = easier to see what’s been happening as you work, the project settings have their own UI and changes to them are saved in the background now = your project won’t be out of date as often, the scene remembers where you left off when last working = less navigation, and a lot more too! Check it out and let me know how it goes: https://www.pix4d.com/download/pix4dsurvey

Hi Nate.

How does one combine two or more PIX4Dsurvey projects into one Survey project?
(keeping the images)

Hi @te1 ,

Pix4Dsurvey allows combining the extracted information of photogrammetry projects from PIX4Dmapper, PIX4Dmatic, or PIX4Dcloud, together with point clouds from any source.
If you wish to combine 2 or more PIX4Dsurvey projects I guess you could add the pointclouds of each project and unify them. You can find more information on the following article:


Hi @te1

Thanks for asking! The link from Nikoleta has the full process, but what’s important to note about combining is that it isn’t about the point cloud, but about the projects. In order to allow that workflow, we’ve added support for importing PIX4Dmapper and PIX4Dmatic projects into PIX4Dsurvey, then you get the images, pointclouds, and the relationships between them, all in one shot. You can even run tools like object detection on the combined results.

Hope that helps,