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While working with a point cloud, you might find it helpful to limit your view of the point cloud to a specific portion by hiding points that you do not want to view. Defining the points to be displayed or hidden can be done using a limit box, slice, section view, or fence.

Hidden points are not deleted from the ModelSpace View or database. The following commands merely reduce the size and complexity of point clouds for viewing and processing.

The Clipping Manager can be used to toggle or delete defined clippings in CloudWorx. For more information, see Clipping Manager.

Limit Box

A limit box is a 3D rectangular box beyond which points are not displayed or processed. For more information, see Define Limit Box.

Section View

A section view allows you to define a 3D plane, and then hide the points on one side of that plane, for an exposed cross-section view of the point cloud. For more information, see Section View.

Slice

A slice allows you to define two parallel 3D planes, and then hide the points outside the zone between the two planes, resulting in a controlled cross-section view of the point cloud. For more information, see Slice.

Fence

A fence allows you to hide or show points within a user-defined fence. Fence operations are independent of other software's that hide point clouds. A fence can be in the shape of a circle, rectangle, or polygon (polygon not supported yet). For more information, see Fence.