Getting Started - CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D Help

PPMProduct
CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D
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Help
Version_S3D
11.x(2016)
Version_SPR
13.x(2018)

In Cyclone, a point cloud resides in a ModelSpace, which in turn, resides in a database. A ModelSpace View is a set of viewing parameters for a ModelSpace. Many ModelSpace Views can be defined for an individual ModelSpace to provide control over aspects of the ModelSpace.

You can use the CloudWorx features using CloudWorx menu in Smart 3D. Most CloudWorx commands require that a CloudWorx project be open. Otherwise, you should:

  • Add and Configure the Databases. For more information, see Configure Databases.

  • You must also Reference a Point Cloud, Load a Point Cloud and Reference Multiple ModelSpace Views. For more information, refer the Reference a Point Cloud, Loading a Point Cloud and Reference Multiple ModelSpace Views sections.

  • Add a filter using Define Workspace.... The filter should have Point Cloud Graphics and PointCloud - Leica Geosystems Inc. selected. Save changes to session file.

  • When you open a session file that has the defined filter, it automatically launches Import Point Cloud Data dialog. Select the ModelSpace View or JetStream project to open. The software loads point clouds into Smart 3D.

  • Use Import Point Cloud Data to import a Cyclone ModelSpace View or JetStream project into Smart 3D. You can also use Open Project to open a saved CloudWorx project. For more information on how to import the ModelSpace View or JetStream projects, refer the Import Point Cloud Data section.

You need to open a Smart 3D session file first. The session file should have a filter containing Point Cloud Graphics and PointCloud - Leica Geosystems Inc.. It automatically brings up the Import Point Cloud Data dialog on opening the session file. Do not rely solely on the Import Point Cloud Data command to bring in point clouds.