Regular Grid Importer Gadget

Overview

This gadget is used to convert a point cloud scan into a 3D component. It supports many file formats providing the data was captured in a regular grid format with the points evenly distributed.

How It Works

This gadget is used to convert a point cloud into a 3D component, it accepts all file formats with the following conditions:

  • The data must be captured in a regular grid scan with the points evenly distributed
  • The file should contain rows with the coordinate information in X, Y and Z corresponding to the scan lines
  • The coordinates in each line should be separated either by a single space or a comma
  • Rotary data is not supported

Step By Step

Tutorial - Recommended


Mt St Helens DEM file, download from here

How to use the Regular Grid Importer gadget?

To use this gadget just follow these simple steps:

  1. Start a new job in Aspire. 
  2. Go to "Gadgets" on the toolbar and select the "Regular Grid Importer" Gadget
  3. With the Gadget running you will have the following options
    • Component name: Specify a name for the component the gadget will create
    • Filename: Press the open button to browse your files for the scanned item file.
  4. Click "OK" to use the specified options and the Gadget will now create your Component

TIPS:

  • Stepover influence - Smaller stepover => tighter point cloud => better quality of the 3D component
  • Expect noise on the model, therefore using the smoothing filter or the sculpting options might be required
  • The diameter of the tool that will be used for machining needs to be equal to the diameter of the probe

Updates

Current Version: 1.4

Version updates

  1. Updated to work with V9 Software
  2. Updated to work with V10 software
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