0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2017 8:03 AM by Thomas Hall

    Solidworks 3D Model to point cloud of X, Y, Z coordinates of set resolution?

    Thomas Hall

      Any help on this issue would be much appreciated.

       

      I am trying to export a 3D SolidWorks model into a point cloud format of set resolution of 0.1mm per se. I want the format to be readable as vectors for each position (similar to an IGES file with its point lookup) for use in a closest point search algorithm. My reason for not using the .stl or .igs file format is that they triangulate their points from vertices rather than as a continuous mesh.

       

      A flat surface in the format I'm looking at would appear like;

       

      x   x   x   x   x   x   x

      x   x   x   x   x   x   x

      x   x   x   x   x   x   x

      x   x   x   x   x   x   x

      x   x   x   x   x   x   x

      x   x   x   x   x   x   x

       

      Rather than the below representation for .stl or .igs file formats;

       

      x                            x

       

       

       

       

      x                            x