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## Add Point-Cloud FB |

You can use a Point-Cloud FB for many reasons - for example, to reverse-engineer the shape of a Cam and the motion of a Follower. |

Point-Cloud : |
A Point-cloud is a discrete set of data-points that represent the shape of a planar or spatial body. The data can be Cartesian or Spherical Coordinates. |

Curve : |
A smooth, continuous function that we fit to the Point-cloud to replace the discrete coordinates of the Point-Cloud. From the continuous-function, we can evaluate the coordinates of the planar shape at any machine-angle. |

Point Cloud FB : |
A Function-Block that you add to a Part. •to import coordinates of a Planar-Shape, and •to fit a Curve to replace the coordinates |

See also : Point-Cloud dialog

STEP 1Add a Point-Cloud FB to a Part
The Point-Cloud FB is now in the graphics-area. STEP 2Open the Point-Cloud dialog:
The Point-Cloud dialog is now open. STEP 3See Point-Cloud dialog. |
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Video : See YouTube: http://youtu.be/IME9Eb4mpQE |