System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10.

  • Internet Explorer 7 & above

  • Intel i5 and above

  • Memory 8GB RAM or more

  • Dedicated Graphics Card

  • Min. 2GB Video Memory

  • Min. 20 inch Monitor

  • Min. 1280x1024 resolution

  • Three button mouse

  • Mouse with scroll wheel

  • Fuser machines in the network

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10.

  • Internet Explorer 7 & above

  • Intel i5 and above

  • Memory 8GB RAM or more

  • Dedicated Graphics Card

  • Min. 2GB Video Memory

  • Min. 20 inch Monitor

  • Min. 1280x1024 resolution

  • Three button mouse

  • Mouse with scroll wheel

SKYLINE TERRA BUILDER

 

Overview

TerraBuilder is a 3D terrain database creator with professional-grade tools for manipulating and merging aerial photos, satellite images, and digital elevation models of different sizes and resolutions. The resulting photo-realistic, geographically accurate terrain database can be made available to local TerraExplorer clients or published to remote clients (using the SkylineGlobe Terrain service). 

TerraBuilder Family

The TerraBuilder family of tools generates terrain and urban model databases from a wide variety of data types. TerraBuilder TerrainBuilder provides professional-grade tools for manipulating and merging imagery and elevation data of different sizes and resolutions into a geographically accurate terrain database. TerraBuilder PhotoMesh fully automates the generation of high-resolution, textured, 3D mesh models from standard 2D photographs. These models can be outputted directly in PhotoMesh as stream optimized urban model databases (3DML) or they can be merged in CityBuilder with classification information to transform PhotoMesh mesh models into powerful geospatial data.

The TerraBuilder family includes the following products,

TerrainBuilder: Merges aerial photos, satellite images, and digital elevation models of different sizes and resolutions into a photo-realistic, geographically accurate terrain database.

CityBuilder: Merges layers of 3D mesh models together with classification layers, and BIM or model layers into a multi-resolution and stream-optimized 3D Mesh Layer database (3DML).

PhotoMesh: Fully automates the generation of high-resolution, textured, 3D mesh models from standard 2D photographs.

SKYLINE TERRABUILDER CITYBUILDER

 

Introduction

CityBuilder, a TerraBuilder application, merges 3D PhotoMesh city models together with classification layers, individually modeled layers, and BIM datasets, into a stream-optimized, fully textured, and geospatially-enabled mesh layer (3DML). Generated 3DMLs can be made available to local TerraExplorer clients or published to remote clients (using the TerraGate SFS 3DML service).

 

CityBuilder integrates point feature layers that reference individual models of complete cities, and stream optimizes model layers for viewing and streaming on desktop and mobile applications.

 

CityBuilder fully enables spatial operations and attribute queries by merging PhotoMesh-generated mesh models with classification information such as building footprints. Generated 3DML layers are integrated seamlessly in TerraExplorer's terrain, and can be measured, analyzed, and queried using TerraExplorer’s advanced capabilities. CityBuilder converts BIM from FBX (the industry standard for BIM data) to the 3DML format, preserving all geometry and attribute data, so that the data can be viewed and analyzed in its geographical context using TerraExplorer.

CityBuilder has the following features:

  • Creates unified and efficient 3D mesh layer.

  • Merges any number of mesh models with BIM and other model data sets.

  • Reprojects layers that use different coordinate systems.

  • Fully enables spatial operations and attribute queries on mesh models by merging PhotoMesh generated mesh models with classification information such as building footprints.

  • Optimizes model layers for viewing and streaming on desktop and mobile applications.

  • Reads BIM data in FBX format.

  • Converts BIM from FBX to 3DML format that can be viewed in TerraExplorer with all geometry and attribute data preserved.

  • Stream-optimizes BIM data.

  • Supports multi-threading for full utilization of computer resources.

  • Enables preview of created 3DMLs.

  • Uploading of 3DMLs to TerraGate 3DML service directly from CityBuilder.