Does anyone have any links to or files for point cloud tutorials? I can't find anything on these boards or the SW help menu. (My internet is limited here so I can't access sites such as youtube..)
SolidWorks only handles point clouds through the ScanTo3D add-in that comes with SolidWorks premium. Is that what you are interested in? I am unaware of any tutorials for that.
Hi Charles, yes you're correct I suppose. I was just looking for guides and tutorials on how to import and remodel files using this approach.
Michael it very much depends on what systems you have.
A lot of scanning software lets you save the data as either discrete point locations, or as tesselated surfaces. Many also let you create curves through the cloud.
If you don't have this then apps like Rhino have point cloud handling that far exceeds anything Scan to 3D can do. My recommendation would be to use such tools to extract curves that can be imported into SolidWorks for surfacing.
The rule of thumb is that you use the scan data as a 3D underlay and rebuild the surface using that as a guide only.
are you talking about a point cloud from a laser scanner like FARO Focus 3d or Leica scanstation?
I dont know where the data came from, but it was a while ago. We ended up using Pro Engineer as it was better suited to the application.
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