Modeling FB | Add Point-Cloud FB

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Modeling FB | Add Point-Cloud FB

What is a Point-Cloud?

See also : Point-Cloud FB dialog-box


The term Point-Cloud is generally used to describe an array of coordinates that specify the shape of a 2D or 3D object.

Frequently, the shape is a cam that you want to reverse-engineer.

Point-Cloud FB

Use the Point-Cloud FB to:

import coordinate-data that represents the 2D shape or cam

fit a curve to the coordinate-data

The curve is mathematically smoother than the coordinates of the original data.

hmtoggle_plus1Application Note: To reverse-engineer a 2D-Cam.

Add Point-Cloud FB

Add Point-Cloud FB

Modeling FB toolbar > Point-Cloud FB

Menu :

Add menu > Add Point-Cloud FB

Dialog-box :

Point-Cloud dialog-box

What to do :

STEP 1: Add the Point-Cloud FB to a Part

1.Click Modeling FB toolbar > Add Point-Cloud FB

The Command-Manager shows one selection box. You must select a Part.

2.Click a Part in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree

3.Click OK-tiny-11-15 in the Command-Manager

The Point-Cloud FB is a child to the Part you select in the Command-Manager.

The Point-Cloud FB is in the graphic-area.

Edit :

STEP 2: Open the Point-Cloud FB dialog-box to:

Import the Point-Cloud

Fit a Curve to the Point-Cloud

See Point-Cloud FB dialog-box.

Video :

See YouTube: http://youtu.be/IME9Eb4mpQE