How can we our data from Pix4d into equipment like Topcon’s Pocket 3d? For example surfaces imported into a Topcon 3D need to be either .tn3 or land.xml. Obviously .tn3 is a proprietary tin format, but how about land.xml? We use Global Mapper and for the life of me can’t find anything on landxml.
We have a client who uses Topcon Office 3D and we have had the best luck with loading DWG contours into it, then letting it create a tin from those. I use Global Mapper as well to generate the contours from the point cloud.
Points and break lines would be preferable, but a project of over 100 acres will crash Topcon if you try to load that big of a file, even if you make a 10’ point file. You have to play around with file sizes to find one large enough to be accurate enough, but not crash it.
I agree with Jake, I use Trimble business center to work with my data. However I wouldn’t dare load a XML surface from the pointcloud into my controller.