Subject: Attaching a point cloud underlay

A point cloud is a set of 3D points that represents the surface of an entity in three dimensions. Point cloud files are typically created by 3D-scanners.

Attaching a point cloud file (.pcg, .rcp, or .rcs file) is similar to attaching an image file.

To attach a point cloud underlay

   1   Do one of the following to choose Point Cloud Underlay ():

   On the ribbon, choose Insert > Point Cloud Underlay (in Data).

   On the menu, choose Insert > Point Cloud Underlay.

   Type pointcloudattach and then press Enter.

   2   Choose the .pcg, .rcp, or .rcs file you want to attach.

   3   Click Open.

   4   In the Attach Point Cloud dialog box, select an insertion point.

   5   Enter the scale in which to insert the point cloud file.

   6   Enter the rotation to use for the insertion.

   7   If you want to lock the point cloud so it cannot be moved or rotated after insertion, mark Lock Point Cloud.

   8   If you want to zoom in to the point cloud automatically after insertion, mark Zoom to Point Cloud.

   9   Click OK.

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