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Sensat functionality updates: 2024
Sensat functionality updates: 2024

A list of Sensat functionality updates in 2024, listed in order of newest to oldest

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Written by Aifric Delahunty
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Below is an up-to-date list of the functionality updates to the Sensat platform in 2024, including both new features and improvements.


JUNE 2024


Release date: Jun 11, 2024

Description

You can now click on a 3D mesh to view its attributes, bringing even more context and valuable information into Sensat.


Release date: Jun 04, 2024

We now support secured Web Map and Web Map Tile Services and users can self-serve to set these up.


MAY 2024


Release date: May 31, 2024

Description

This new markup tool allows you to draw circles in 2D environment. Simply select a centre point, free draw and edit the radius if desired.


Release date: May 20, 2024

Description

This new feature allows users to export smooth fly-through videos of presentations composed of 3D viewpoints.


Release date: May 16, 2024

Description

This new markup tool allows you to draw circles in 2D environment. Simply select a centre point, free draw and edit the radius if desired.


Release date: May 1, 2024

Description

This new feature allows you to duplicate any 3D model or layer, regardless of ownership, and reposition them for quick comparison of different options. This is a crucial feature for using 3D models in optioneering scenarios.


APRIL 2024


Remember your previous position

Release date: Apr 25, 2024

Description

The platform now remembers your camera position and chosen environment at the end of your session or after a refresh. When you return these settings are restored. Previously, you always returned to the default "god view" in the 3D environment.


Performance setting update

Release date: Apr 22, 2024

Description

The "Rendering Quality vs Performance" slider has been improved so that alongside determining how much data is rendered in your scene, it now also determines how much data is stored in your browser (RAM). This improvement benefits users who have low-RAM machines (below 8GB).


WebWorker for performance boost

Release date: Apr 22, 2024

Description

A performance boost achieved by moving the more resource-intensive parts of frame rendering to a WebWorker. The WebWorker operates concurrently with the rest of the render code, ensuring that user inputs are not blocked, which can otherwise be experienced as lag. This results in a smoother navigation experience, especially for users with lower-end machines.


A-Z default panel order

Release date: Apr 9, 2024

Description

The default sort order for the Layer Manager is now A-Z (rather than "by Date") to reflect how most projects choose to organise their data.


Release date: Apr 5, 2024

Description

  • Users can now upload their own icons and assign them to markups, expanding beyond our standard four icons.

  • Icons can be uploaded in PNG, JPEG, SVG, or ICO formats.

  • Once uploaded via project settings, custom icons become available for all project members to use on their markups.


MARCH 2024


Release date: Mar 27, 2024

Description

Introducing the ability to reposition any 3D mesh model in  both translation and rotation (supported file types are: .dwg, .ifc, .dgn, .glb, .rvt, .nwd, .fbx, .glb); and the ability to adjust the elevation of .dxf files in the 3D environment. 


Independent deployments

Release date: Mar 27, 2024

Description

We have introduced the ability to store projects in an enterprise deployment, so that the project data is stored completely by itself and not alongside data from the same region.


Release date: Mar 25, 2024

Description

The introduction of Web Map Services and Web Map Tile Services allow you to stream georeferenced images from other systems such as ArcGIS Enterprise, GeoServer and MapServer into Sensat where they will be visualised in the 2D environment.


RTE (Relative To Eye) rendering

Release date: Mar 21, 2024

Description

Removing the connection between our renderer and the project bounding box enables us to render projects of any scale, at any location, no matter how far it is from the CRS origin. Instead, the camera (or eye) now acts as the origin.


HTML Viewer for KML/GeoJSON attributes window

Release date: Mar 19, 2024

Description

A HTML viewer has been included in the KML/GeoJSON inspector window for improved formatting.


Mesh Quantisation

Release date: Mar 18, 2024

Description

Previously, when a model was located very far from the origin of its CRS it could appear 'jittery' in our platform. This issue was noticed in projects in the Australia region where extremely large CRSs are common. The changes made here to how we handle mesh quantisation address this issue so that models appear clear, smooth and as expected regardless of distance from the CRS origin.


New markup colours

Release date: Mar 18, 2024

Description

There are now 21 colours available for markups, increased from seven. Colours have also been separated from icons, so the colour displays in the background and the icon remains as its set colour.


Virtual scroll in Viewpoints Panel

Release date: Mar 12, 2024

Description

We have refactored the Viewpoints Panel and introduced virtual scrolling to significantly enhance panel performance for projects with numerous saved viewpoints. Virtual scrolling dynamically loads items as you scroll up or down, ensuring smoother navigation and improved drag-and-drop functionality regardless of the number of uploads.


Navisworks (.NWD) files included in CDE syncs

Release date: Mar 4, 2024

Description

Navisworks (.NWD) files can now also be synced from all supported Common Data Environments (Autodesk Construction Cloud, Bentley Projectwise and Oracle Aconex) alongside .DXF, .DWG, .DGN, .IFC. .RVT and .FBX files.


FEBRUARY 2024


Feature: Regionalisation

Release date: Feb 29, 2024

Description

We have enabled the ability to store project data in a particular region.


Virtual scroll in Uploads panel

Release date: Feb 28, 2024

Description

We have refactored the Layer Manager and introduced virtual scrolling to significantly enhance panel performance for projects with numerous uploaded files. Virtual scrolling dynamically loads items as you scroll up or down, ensuring smoother navigation and improved drag-and-drop functionality regardless of the number of uploads.


Year unit added to timeline dropdown

Release date: Feb 13, 2024

Description

Alongside Week and Month the timeline can now be viewed in Years. This doesn't change the functionality of how dates are applied to scans, models or markups but just what can be viewed in one selection - i.e. it will now be possible to view everything that has a date within e.g. 2024. This update benefits our clients who are looking at bigger changes across longer periods of time.


Release date: Feb 13, 2024

Description

Introducing the ability to export an individual, a selection or a folder of markups, in either a geoJSON, or CSV format.


Release date: Feb 6, 2024

Description

Introducing the ability to duplicate (create exact replicas) of both 2D and 3D markups. This is a key feature for enabling markups to be used in optioneering usecases.


Delete multiple uploads

Release date: Feb 7, 2024

Description

Introducing the ability to bulk delete uploads, when you are the owner of the items.


Release date: Feb 5, 2024

Description

It's now possible to move and rotate Line, Zone, Cut-and-Fill, Height and Height-profile markups in the 3D environment (it was already possible to move Points).

  • Markups can be moved: in translation exactly along the X,Y or Z axis; or freely within the XY plane (with the z-axis locked).

  • Markups can be rotated: in the XY, XZ or YZ planes.


JANUARY 2024


Layer manager detailed view

Release date: Jan 29, 2024

Description

The format of the Layer Manager has been improved so that when you click on an item in the panel (either upload or markup) its detailed view opens, rather than an expanded view in the same panel view. This change improves both the user experience and performance of the panel.


New files types added to the CDE syncs

Release date: Jan 25, 2024

Description

.DXF, .RVT and .FBX files can now also be synced from all supported Common Data Environments (Autodesk Construction Cloud, Bentley Projectwise and Oracle Aconex) alongside .DWG, .DGN and .IFC files.


2D markup measurement label

Release date: Jan 22, 2024

Description

We now display the length of each line segment of 2D markups (lines and zones) when they are in 'edit mode'.


Release date: Jan 18, 2024

Description

You can now move and rotate line and zone markups in the 2D environment.


New iOS version (1.0.4) of the mobile app

Release date: Jan 4, 2024

Description

New iOS version (1.0.4) of the mobile app covering internal dependency and security updates.


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