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Novapoint 19.20.FP3


Updates in Novapoint Base


CHANGED: Improvement of back-up of Quadri model


NEW: DWG import - possibility to convert solids and surfaces to NURB surface.

Modelling existing

NEW: Ground surface. Feature to copy. Possibility to select features that have surface geometry and copy to new features with triangulated surface geometry.

NEW: Ground surface. When grid is selected as result geometry, it is now possible to select a boundary to limit the grid surface.

NEW: Sub surface. It is possible to modify existing features with surface geometry. If you for example have closed polylines in a dwg representing sub surface area. Import them and select to create surface of closed polylines and convert them to BaseSurface (UndersideAvJordlag). Select a Sub surface as Indata and then features to modify, select the imported Base surfaces. They will now get geometry from the selected Sub surface indata.


Updates in Novapoint Road


Landscaping - Improved dialog:

3D Object Along an Alignemnt Objects in the drawing can be updated from an updated road or rail model by using NCO.


Updates in Novapoint Landscape

Veichle path diagrams

  • Out of date diagrams are removed. If you already have used the Veichle path diagrams, then run “Reset User Settings” from start menu to update the diagrams.

Updates in Novapoint Railway

Alignment Design

  • NEW FEATURE: LandXML import directly into Alignment design. This means that speed and cant defined in the XML file is read into the alignment. Cant offset is not yet supported. (#20077)
  • Cant offset was not taken into account when calculating railway parameters. This is now fixed. (#20073)
  • Import of vertical alignments from “Alignment design from points” failed in some cases. Fixed. (#20122)

Novapoint Tunnel

New module in Novapoint 19

The functionality in Novapoint Tunnel is the same as for Novapoint 18.20/18.30. The only difference is that the functionality now is connected to tasks.

You open the tunnel design dialog from Novapoint 19 Basis, while the drawing functionality is opened from AutoCAD.

Only functionality for tunnel design is included in this release. The functionality for geology- and rock support registration will be released on the next release, planned for the autumn 2014.

Tunnel modelling

You open the tunnel modelling tool by clicking on the Tunnel-button on the Modelling band.

Tunnel button

In this tool you can choose between two templates; one template for importing an existing tunnel geometry file and one template for creating new tunnel geometry. In addition you can connect the tunnel model to the actual road or railroad task with this tool.

Tunnel design tool

When the tunnel design task is created, then you can double-click on the task, alternatively right-click and choose Open, to open the tunnel design dialog. The functionality in this dialog works the same way as in Novapoint 18.


The functionality for triangulation of scanner data is run from two buttons on the new Construction band. One button for importing old triangulation data sets end one button for triangulation of point cloud files.

Construction band

When using the tool Import Triangle Models, you first choose the tunnel geometry file you used for the triangulation job. The directory where you placed the triangulation result data (d3d-file), the point cloud file and the script file used for importing the point cloud file must not be moved relatively to the original location of the tunnel geometry file. The script file should be placed on the same directory as the point cloud file.

Import of triangledata

When the tool is run, triangulation tasks for each scanner data set in the original geometry file are automatically created and placed below the associated tunnel design task in the task tree.

Scanner data tasks

In the Scanner Data tool you first choose a point cloud file by clicking the button Select files. Below this button you find the old functionality for choosing point cloud files and defining script files. In addition you can adjust the values for vertical offset from the reference line for the center of the triangulation cylinder and the maximum triangle edge length the same way as in Novapoint 18.

Scanner tool

The triangulation tasks you find in the tunnel design dialog in the element tree. This is the same way as you are familiar with from Novapoint 18. You must open this dialog from the tunnel design task on which the triangulation tasks are associated. Inside the tunnel design dialog, it is now just possible to adjust the viewing settings for the triangulation. The triangulation is done by running the triangulation tasks.

Tunnel Design dialog


The drawing functionality is still in AutoCAD. You start AutoCAD from the lower right corner of Novapoint 19. You need a Tunnel license for Novapoint 19 to run this functionality.

The drawing functionality is similar to what you are accustomed with from Novapoint 18. The only difference is that you have to choose the correct tunnel design task before you start your work.

Uttegningsfunksjonalitet i Novapoint Tunnel

The 3D-drawings you produce in AutoCAD can be imported back into Novapoint 19 Basis with the Import Files tool on the Insert band.


Updates in Novapoint Water and Sewer


FIXED: ICreating WS reports to Excel on some Win8 PCs resulted in empty reports.


NEW: Update WS model version due to manhole ref. point z-value as manhole inner bottom

FIXED: Missing scroll bar in build-dialog

Version 19.20FP3

Updates in Novapoint Virtual Map 7.0.0

New features:

  • AutoCAD 2015 support
  • Navigation modes similar to DCM Base and VDC Explorer
  • IFC Import
  • Generic 3D model format support, MeshImport plugin (import)
  • Publish to VDC Live (cloud based model server at
  • Save Attribute values as ObjectInfo
  • Export Geometry: Add support for Collada format
  • New Virtual Map ribbonbar in AutoCAD
  • Export FBX
  • Option to load group state without changing viewpoint
  • Save group status to .lastlocation-file
  • OBJ export speed improvements

Bug fixes:

  • Problems with UV mapping in exported geometry
  • Improvements to FBX export format selection
  • Export geometry with area crop won't crop imported meshes or pipes
  • Unloading xref that contains xrefs removes all xrefs from model
  • 32-bit Viewer package is missing a dll file
  • Joystick does not work in 64-bit Virtual Map
  • ESC menu hidden in full screen mode
  • Error when 3D stereo mode is enabled
  • Missing files in surface and road models are ignored by modeler
  • Login check before exporting/uploading a model
  • Civil3D plugin missing from DCM19.20 and NP18.x installers
  • Cannot dock floating 3D window
  • Text dimensions are determined incorrectly in viewer causing slow fps
  • Full screen messes up 3d-view docking
  • Regression: Pick point / close polyline does not work
  • OBJ material names get combined
  • Show 32bit / 64bit in about box
  • Translation error: Load Group state and Update group state
  • Material physics friction contain random values
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