1 Reply Latest reply on May 12, 2011 12:08 PM by David Beard

    ScanTo3D measure mesh

    David Beard

      Hello,

       

      This is a ScanTo3D newbie question.  I couldn't find a discussion searching for "measure mesh".  I am looking at using ScanTo3D to reduce the number of field measurements I need to make for some fairly large pieces of equipment.  I have a sample mesh I imported using ScanTo3D on another PC - I don't have  ScanTo3D on my setup - but I am unable to use the measure tool to measure points on the resulting mesh, say to other mesh points or to planes.  Do I need to have ScanTo3D available on my machine to enable mesh measurements?  Or is there am option I need to set or a tool other than the measure tool I need to use?

       

      FYI I have an error message saying "The mesh has topological errors!".  Maybe I need to try re-importing the mesh with different settings?

       

      Thanks,

      Dave B

        • Re: ScanTo3D measure mesh
          David Beard

          I communicated with our reseller's tech guy about this.  He told me there is a final step I need to perform in ScanTo3D after the mesh has been imported, smoothed, etc.  The step is to change the mesh into a surface or solid.  After that, points on the SW entity can be measured with the SW measure tool.in standard SW Office:  ScanTo3D (SW Office Premium) is required only for mesh import & processing; after the surface or solid has been created it is no longer required.