Upon trying to open a large xyz. point cloud file I get the following error message:
"invalid file handle was associated with C:\xxx\filename.xyz"
Is a *.err file generated in the folder from which you are importing? That may have details on what the problem may be. If not, can you post the file?
I'm downloaded the file from a sharepoint site so I can't see any properties of the folder on the site.
The file downloaded is quite large, 11GB. I can open the xyz.file in cloud compare but I don't have any experience with cloud compare software nor the time to gain enough knowledge to use.
I installed a 15 day trial version of Geomagic. Geomagic can open the file but all the tools are deactivated
so the software is useless. I sent an email to 3D Systems inquiring how am to evaluate the software for purchase if the tools to use the software are deactivated but have received no response..
I have my VAR looking into the problem as well, sent them a link to sharepoint to download file, waiting for a response.
I asked contractor who did the scan if they could send me the data in a mesh file, they responded they could not and sent me the link to the xyz file.
thanks for the response.
So did it not generate a *.err file? This would be a text file that is located in the same directory as the *.xyz file that you are importing and would potentially have information about what is wrong in the file and where. For instance, here are errors I got when trying to import a bad IFC file:
Error: Error during parsing the file.IFC-in did not complete successfully.Context: Record ending on line number 73 OR one of its fields.
Error: Error during parsing the file.IFC-in did not complete successfully.Context: Record ending on line number 78 OR one of its fields.
Error: Error during parsing the file.IFC-in did not complete successfully.Context: Record ending on line number 195 OR one of its fields.
I am not sure that *.xyz files generate the same type of error report, but if it does, it may help you diagnose what is wrong.
I was able to open xyz file with cloudcompare, trim file down to what we need to work with. Exported file to several mesh file types & tried using trial version of Geomagic to open..to no avail.Mesh file may still be too large, 79 Mb.
Error message I get is "Mesh Has No Content" I'm thinking Solidworks is not cut out for what we are trying to do. File is not a machine part or something similar, this is a structure of considerable size.
I'm thinking we should be looking at software suited for structural / geographical 3d scans with the ability to edit & convert to a model all in one, so to speak.
Learning by trial & error.
Thanks for your suggestions,
Exported file to several mesh file types & tried using trial version of Geomagic to open..to no avail.Mesh file may still be too large, 79 Mb.Error message I get is "Mesh Has No Content" I'm thinking Solidworks is not cut out for what we are trying to do.
Exported file to several mesh file types & tried using trial version of Geomagic to open..to no avail.Mesh file may still be too large, 79 Mb.
Error message I get is "Mesh Has No Content" I'm thinking Solidworks is not cut out for what we are trying to do.
I'm a bit confused by what you say here. Geomagic is not a SOLIDWORKS product. In fact, as I understand it, Geomagic IS a product that is designed to handle large 3D scans more so than SOLIDWORKS. So if Geomagic can't handle the mesh files you've created, then perhaps there is something wrong with the mesh files themselves.
I'm a bit confused.....
From the Geomagic website: https://www.3dsystems.com/software/geomagic-solidworks
Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces enhanced importing and scanning, streamlined workflows and enriched user experience enabling you to elevate your 3D scanning workflow and product development process.
Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS is now a SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Product.
Sending the mesh files to my VAR who worked with them as well confirmed the mesh files are undoubtedly too big (79Mb to 1Gb or better) for the software to handle all the data.
We've come up with a solution, we're all set. Thanks
OK. I'm glad you sorted it out with your reseller. The reason why I was confused was the following:
Your VAR is likely correct that this data is too large to be imported or useful in SOLIDWORKS, although I would think good importing tools or other pre-processing software should be able to get it into some sort of shape to be used in SOLIDWORKS at least as reference; allthough you also never said until the end what kind of data it is: structural/geographic data nor why you are importing it; I assume for reference since that is generally what that type of data would be used for in SOLIDWORKS.
Since you say you now have a solution, can you post what your solution is and mark the answer correct? It would also be useful in that reply if you posted a bit more detail about what you were trying to import and why. I just want the thread to be complete so other users that come here in the future searching for the same type of problem can find an answer to their problem.
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