Used to find a pipe from the given seed point. The points around the seed point are used to start the search, growing into a pipe. If successful, a construction line representing a pipe is created.
The construction lines are managed in Workspace Explorer under Point Cloud Graphics filter.
To fit a pipe using pick points
Select CloudWorx > Fit Point Cloud > Pipe.
A dialog is displayed until the command is cleared (with right-click).
The Maximum RMS Error box displays the sampling error of the original point cloud. If the fit quality does not meet this number, the fit is rejected.
Place the cursor on the point cloud as the seed point to grow a pipe. The seed point should be chosen in a clear smooth area of the pipe. When using a CloudWorx command, you do not need to use CTRL+SHIFT keys to pick point cloud. If not successful, you are prompted with a message in the status bar: Failed to find a pipe. If successful, a construction line is created and added to Point Cloud Graphics filter. The name of the pipe has following format (for distinguishing):
Pipe_Dxxx_Lyyy, where xxx is the diameter in millimeters, yyy is the length of the pipe in millimeters.
This is a recursive command. You can pick again to grow another pipe. To stop the command, right-click.
To connect pipes
Use Connect Pipes to connect two pipes which extends and adjusts the pipe centerlines to be connected. For more information, see Connect Pipes.