Please note that distributed processing is not yet supported in the 64-bit version of TerraSlave. You can only use it on the same PC with TerraScan. This note will disappear as soon as support is implemented. Please also follow the release notes for TerraSlave.
Processing vast amounts of laser point data and images can be a real challenge to a single PC. With TerraSlave you can distribute time- and resource-consuming tasks such as TerraScan macro execution to several PCs over a LAN and thus, free your own workstation for other processing steps. TerraSlave comes as stand-alone application with an easy-to-use graphical interface for managing tasks. Additional functionality includes the queuing of several tasks as well as a simple reporting system based on text files.
There are basically two options for a TerraSlave setup in a LAN: 1) TerraSlave may be installed on workstations and active users can use any free workstation for TerraSlave processing. 2) TerraSlave and all data may be located on a fast server for performing the time-consuming tasks. Since TerraSlave is a stand-alone application, these "slave" PCs and servers do not need to have MicroStation or any other Terra Software installed.
Even on a single PC you can profit from using TerraSlave. It processes TerraScan macros outside MicroStation, and thus, you are able to continue working with TerraScan without the need to wait until the macro execution has finished. TerraSlave is automatically installed with TerraScan on a single PC and a TerraSlave license is provided with each bought TerraScan license.