Leica Geosystems Selects Bentley’s Acute3D Reality Modeling Software to Further Enhance Its Airborne Imaging Solutions


EXTON, Pa. U.S.A. – Oct. 7, 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Leica Geosystems will incorporate Bentley’s Acute3D reality modeling software into its advanced oblique airborne imaging solutions for both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft. Leica Geosystems, a leader in geospatial data acquisition and mapping products, has selected Acute3D software to generate full 3D “reality mesh” representations from its airborne photogrammetric imagery. This combination of software and hardware advancements will enable users to take full advantage of integrated 3D surveying and mapping.

Through reality modeling, observations of existing conditions are processed into representations for contextual alignment – for instance, within design modeling and construction modeling environments, in addition to mapping. Rather than generating a voluminous cloud of discrete points, Acute3D produces a 3D reality mesh, readily aligning the real-world context in mapping and infrastructure applications.

Acute3D’s breakthrough capabilities make it possible to now produce true 3D models, even in engineering formats, directly from digital photography, with unlimited scalability,” Styli Camateros, Bentley Systems senior vice president, said. “Doing so through Leica Geosystems’ new oblique imagery acquisition systems provides the market with a uniquely advantageous platform, precision-engineered from flight to model!”

John Welter, president, Geospatial Solutions Division, Leica Geosystems, said, “We strive to offer customers a highly integrated geospatial workflow solution, and with Bentley’s Acute3D technology, we are continuing to do that with intrinsic, reconstructed 3D models.”

About Bentley’s Acute3D

Bentley Systems acquired France-based Acute3D in January 2015. Acute3D is the pioneer and leader in context capture solutions for reality modeling. Uniquely, Acute3D technology produces scalable 3D meshes from mere digital photographs to directly “contextualize” design modeling, construction modeling, and asset performance modeling for advancing infrastructure. With Acute3D technology and UAVs, surveying and inspection can become continuous.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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