This post will present how ContexCapture's final information can enhance your hydraulic model.
ContextCapture can produce surface and terrain models and orthophotos using as base photos, videos and/or laser scan. Bentley's hydraulic modeling solutions can read the terrain extracted by ContextCapture Editor, and the orthophotos images as a background layer.
Regarding the orthophotos produced by ContexCapture, they can be saved in TIF format. See ContextCapture's dialog box:
This production will save this TIF together with a TFW file, that contain coordinate information.
The TFW is a "World" file, which the background layers tool can read for image's positioning:
As said before, ContextCapture Editor application can read the mesh surface produced to extract the digital terrain model. It will save a TIN file:
This TIN file can be used with T-Rex (Terrain Extractor), for elevation extraction. And, exclusively for Sewer/Storm Bentley products, it can be loaded with Terrain Model feature, for dynamic elevation interpretation:
ContextCapture's wiki page
Using Terrain Extractor (Trex)
What file types are supported for background layers in the standalone platform?