7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2012 11:37 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Make a Solid from Imported data points (ScanTo3D-point cloud)

    Cesar Rivera

      I am working on a figure which has a mathematical shape.


      I coded on MatLab the points in the xyz cordinate.


      I saved the file as .xyz format to be able to open it on SolidWorks as point cloud.


      I successfuly open the file but I want to make it solid. I make the surface first by using the option Mesh Prep Wizard then I tried using the Surface Wizard option (Automatic and Guided) but neather of them worked.


      With the Automatic it develops some kind of a mesh but it looses acuracy on the edges and the surface.


      With the Guided I tried with each reference plane individualy but it didn' work. 


      I also tried using the Curve Wizard but the curves that it develop at the edges of the part are not that accurate with the edges.


      I even try using the Knit option but it needs more than one surface to use as a reference, but it doesn't recognize my mesh as a single surface nither as a combination of surfaces.


      I think there should be a easier way to develop a solid structure having a enclosed figure.