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Hey, I'm a little new here and I have a pretty big question. Hopefully someone can shed a little light for me. I am trying to take some laser scanning data i have, (40,000 points) and manipulate it in Mathematica. I then want to take the manipulated data and generate a surface on solidworks so that I can make a part. I am running into trouble in 2 areas.
1, How to get the point cloud into solidworks. I found a cute little add in that would do it nicely for $200. However, i am running 2006 and I understand that 2007 has this capability. My data is in a .txt file. Possibly a .DFX.
2. Once I have a 2000 to 40000 point point cloud in solid works, how could I fit a surface to this?
I really appreciate any ideas you may have.
you can create 3d sketch splines and
then perform a loft for the surface..
that is what i do with most of my point could data
since i dont have premium
if you import the dxf into solidworks however..it will flatten the points
i go to my Autocad and do an "igesout" and export the dxf
as an iges
then import the iges into solidworks
WOW 40,000 is a lot of points to have to
make splines and sketchs from though