Anyone have any expierence here?
I have attempted saving as a .txt yet SW says it is missing/locked/incompatible.
File saved from CAM 10 is .fcd
Basic Solidworks 2013
The basic SolidWorks does not have the Scan to 3D option, so you won't be able to bring it in as a point cloud.
The Faro software might be able to generate a mesh from the point cloud. Or, you could use Meshlab (free) or other point cloud surfacing program (ie Geomagic, RapidForm etc) to create a mesh. You need to save the mesh in WRL or STL format so that you can open it in SolidWorks. Whether it will be useable for your application is another matter.
SolidWorks can open meshes with millions of triangles if you choose "graphics body" in the options on import, but more than a couple million triangles starts to slow down the display. Graphics body is useful as a visual reference since you can't snap to it or build sketches directly from it.
Using "surface body" or "solid body" in the import option will only work if your mesh has less than 15,000 - 20,000 triangles.
Thank you sir
Do you know if the Advance version has the capability of importing the point clouds?
I believe Scan to 3D is in the Premium version:
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