Dialog: Function-Block: Point-Cloud

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Dialog: Function-Block: Point-Cloud

Point-Cloud FB

See Add Point-Cloud

Do two(2) steps in the Point Cloud dialog-box:

STEP 1: Import-data ( the Point-Cloud, TXT file-type)

Usually, the Point-Cloud are coordinates of a cam-profile, which are measured with a Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM).

It is possible to use numerical techniques to calculate the motion-derivatives from the Point-Cloud.

STEP 2: Fit-a-Curve to the data

Use Point-Cloud dialog-box to fit a Curve to the Point-Cloud.

The Curve is a continuous-function that we can symbolically differentiate to calculate the motion-derivatives.

Open a Point-Cloud dialog-box


Open the Point-Cloud dialog-box

1.Double-click a Point-Cloud FB in the graphic-area

-or -

...see How to open a Dialog-Box

The Point-Cloud dialog-box is now open.

Point-Cloud dialog-box


There are two tabs:

STEP 1: Import Data

STEP 2: Fit Curve to Data

btn_delkeyword        STEP 1: Import Data

btn_delkeyword        STEP 2: Fit Curve to Data