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Feature Friday – More choices with attributes and layers

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Feature Friday – August 2022

We have made it our mission to make digital surveying available to every field worker out there. To create the best possible personalized surveying experience for all of them, with handy tips and tricks, connections with other apps or software, and new feature releases frequently.

We combine the (start of) new features in monthly updates: these Feature Friday blogs. In this edition, you will read that from now on it is easier to indicate which information you receive in your DWG or DXF export, the aforementioned functions that have gone live from the testing environment, and what the state of affairs is regarding UNI-Collect.

Export attributes per layer or all-in-one layer with DWG and DXF

It became possible to specify how to get the attributes and height/name annotations in your DWG or DXF export not that long ago. When selecting the desired file type during the export, you could already choose whether or not you want to show the text per point as well as the attributes and height.

It was already possible to download the text in a separate layer. From now on, you can also choose to export these annotations in the measured layer! Handy if you want to see the (self-)written information directly with the point in your export and want to switch this on or off per layer and thus discipline.

The image below shows how and where you indicate this:

Rolled out in recent updates

We told you about several new functions that were extensively tested in previous Feature Friday editions. Tested, improved, tested again, and released after that. Recent UNI-Cloud and UNI-Connect updates include these options:

  • Easier cleaning of the UNI-Cloud database due to faster removal of large projects and objects
  • The handy preview of your data before the import starts
  • Volume measurements in the UNI-Cloud
  • Area measurements in the UNI-Cloud
  • Length measurements in the UNI-Cloud
  • Stability improvements in the 4G upgrade
  • A faster start-up of the UNI-GR1

This is now all live and much used by many UNI users already!

The UNI-Collect project view

You almost can’t have missed this: in the not too distant future, UNI-Connect will become UNI-Collect. Where you can now easily measure thanks to software in an internet browser, this will become even easier and, above all, faster and more stable with the help of a surveying app on iOS / Android.

This is a process that takes time. The survey application is being completely rebuilt with everything we have learned and placed in UNI-Connect. So, in fact, an entirely new product is being created that we have updated you on before. We are now working on the project view, how are projects displayed, and in which environment do you store a point?

In the image below, you can see how easily you can monitor the accuracy, fix, and the number of available satellites, as well as measure a point. A nice bonus is that a handy tutorial takes you by the hand when measuring a point, line, or polygon. You can see that below. We make it even easier to measure and stake out, whether you’re doing it for the first time or are already a seasoned user.

Improved in the V2

We also spoke about this development before, the V2 version of the UNI-GR1 digital receiver. This version has adapted and further developed hardware, including the possibility of USB-C charging and 4G internet integrated. The battery also has a longer duration.

Don’t worry. Of course, we ensure that all current models can be used in the coming years too. Updates are made for this as well, languages are added, new functions are developed, and questions can be put to our Support team. So there is no need to worry, your current device remains as current as before!

What steps do you need to take?

Not a lot, if we are completely honest with you. All updates are done automatically and while you are out surveying in the field or preparing tasks in the office. You might need to turn your UNI-GR1 off and on again, but only when the update stops unexpectedly. After turning it on again, you are good to go.

More releases coming up

So many new releases are coming, including machine control, extending the UNI-Cloud project measurement and editing capabilities, additional languages in the software, and even more options for layers and objects. More on this in new Feature Friday blogs!

So make sure you come back to to read all about our upcoming features and updates and get the most out of your UNI-Solutions!

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