Getting started with TwinSpect
FAQ Trial, Account and Licenses
What is Twinsity?
Twinsity is our 3D visual software solution that allows you to view and use your 3D models in high resolution. It is the base application on which the additional tools of the software are built. TwinSpect is a tool of Twinsity designed to perform digital inspections.
How do I activate Twinsity?
Create a free account with your name and email address. Afterwards you can use the software. Creating an account does not involve a subscription or any costs.
In Twinsity you can load your models and fly through them virtually. To activate the tools of the software, you need a license. These are project-based and must be licensed for eachproject. (See: “How to license a project?”).
14-day trial: To use the trial, create a free account with your name and email address. You
will then be able to test the software in full for 14 days without charge.
How to license a project?
To license your project and use the tools, you purchase a project license through our sales team. After the purchase, the license you bought will be added to your Twinsity account. Now load the desired project in the software and you can choose which license to use from the available licenses in your account.
What does "project-based license" mean?
The licenses are each valid for one project. You do not take out a subscription, instead each project is licensed individually.
How long do the project licenses run?
A project license runs for an unlimited time. You can use your project with all activated tools indefinitely after licensing.
How many users can work on the same project?
If you have licensed a project, an unlimited number of people can work on it. Additional licenses per user are not required. The 14-day trial version also allows multiple users to collaborate on your project.
On how many devices can I log in with my Twinsity account?
You can log in to your account on an unlimited number of devices to access and edit your projects.
How long does the Twinsity TwinSpect trial run?
The free and fully functional trial has a duration of 14 days, and the trial period ends automatically.
Will there be any costs after the 14-day trial?
You do not sign up for a subscription with the trial. The trial period ends automatically and is not associated with any costs.
Which features can I use in the trial?
All tools of the software are available to you in the Twinsity TwinSpect trial.
• VR functionality
All projects you create in your trial will remain indefinitely and beyond the trial period. You
can continue to use all tools. Trial projects are watermarked.
What file formats does Twinsity support?
Twinsity supports most common 3D model formats, especially OBJ and FBX.
Which photogrammetry software does Twinsity support?
For the display of the 3D model, as well as the use of the Annotations, Measurements, VR and Records&Videos features, most common photogrammetry software is supported. For the use of the TwinSpect feature, the use of RealityCapture is required. Starting in Q2 2021, the use of other photogrammetry software will also be possible for TwinSpect.
What are the hardware requirements for installing Twinsity?
• 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10
• At least 8GB RAM
• Dedicated NVIDIA graphics card with at least 2GB RAM
• Twinsity can also be used without a graphics card, but visualization performance can be significantly reduced as a result.
What is TwinSpect?
TwinSpect is the new inspection feature of Twinsity. By combining the high-resolution 3D mesh model and the original images from the drone, objects can be inspected efficiently, safely and accurately. You can navigate through the large number of original images using the digital twin of your object to reliably identify damaged areas. Annotations of varying severity can be added to the original images, driving collaborative and efficient work. After your inspection, an automatically generated PDF report is created, clearly presenting all relevant information and damage locations. Safe, collaborative and precise inspections – virtually with TwinSpect!
What features do Twinsity and TwinSpect offer?
In Twinsity, a wide range of features are available to work efficiently and collaboratively with your 3D models:
- TwinSpect allows objects to be digitally inspected safely, efficiently and accurately.
Afterwards, automatically generate a PDF report.
- Create annotations to highlight relevant locations in the 3D model.
- Performing precise measurements down to the millimeter range.
- Recording and creating animations and videos of the 3D model directly in the
- VR functionality
What does TwinSpect cost?
A project license for the use of TwinSpect costs 450,-€. This includes 30 GPX. Each additional gigapixel costs 15,-€ each.
Can a project license for Twinsity be used and purchased without the TwinSpect feature? ektlizenz für Twinsity auch ohne das TwinSpect Feature genutzt und erworben werden?
Yes. If you would like to use the features listed below without TwinSpect, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote!
Export settings for export to Twinsity from RealityCapture
When exporting your 3D mesh models in RealityCapture, please refer to the following export parameters:
Screenshot of the export settings for export to Twinsity
1.2.1 – TwinSpect / 20 Nov 2020
We have finally released our new major version 1.2 TwinSpect for RealityCapture to perform visual asset inspections.
- Annotations: Create annotations in your original images, and automatically find all images where the annotated issue can be found in
- PDF Report: Create an automatically generated PDF report with detailed annotations of your TwinSpect projects.
- Link Images to 3D Mesh: Identify and locate your created image annotations in your 3D mesh models
- Contextual Images for 3D Spots: Find all contextual relevant images for a user-chosen 3D spot
1.1.13 / 03 Nov 2020Introduction of our project-based licensing and pricing for all our Twinsity products.
- Integration of project-based licensing workflow
- New orbit navigation mode:
- Automatically updating the rotation center to the screen center
- User can choose rotation center manually
- Matterport: Support for Matterport mesh models (in OBJ format)