Point Cloud Cropping Tools

Point Cloud Cropping Tools

Win64, English

Denys Gorkovchuk
A set of tools, which extends Autodesk® AutoCAD® standard point cloud cropping functions.

General Usage Instructions

The plugin doesn't have its own tab on the ribbon. It is activated on Point Cloud contextual tab when you select point cloud.

After selecting the point cloud the following cropping methods are available:

  • Rectangular crop - specify two corners of the rectangle and select which area you want to have (Inside or Outside).
  • Polygonal crop - specify a polygon over your point cloud and select which area you want to have (Inside or Outside).
  • Circular crop - specify center and radius of a circle and select which area you want to have (Inside or Outside).
  • Sphere crop - specify a point on the cloud (point cloud snapping will be activated automatically) and a radius of the sphere. All points outside of the sphere will be hidden with the crop.
  • Plane crop - specify three points on the plane and distance. All points within the specified distance from the plane will be hidden.
  • Buffer crop - specify a polyline and a size of the buffer. All points outside of the buffer will be hidden.
  • Horizontal slice - specify the height level and slice thickness. Thin stripe with specified thickness will be extracted from the point cloud. Optionally program will ask if you want to make an additional 10x slice. Both slices will be saved as point cloud crop states.
  • Vertical slice - specify left and right sides of the section, section depth, and select if you want to have section projection. The thin slice of the vertical section will be extracted. Local UCS for section view will be added. Both (sectional and projection) point cloud crop states will be saved.
  • Uncrop All - uncrop all cloud.
  • Uncrop last - uncrop cloud to previous crop state.
  • Lock - lock point cloud position.
  • Unlock - unlock point cloud position.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

PCLOCK

Quick lock of point cloud.

PCUNLOCK

Quick unlock of point cloud.

PCBCROP

Point cloud buffer crop. Specify buffer line and it's thickness to crop everything within a specified buffer around the line.

PCSCROP

Point cloud spherical crop. Useful when you need to separate some elements in a dense point cloud. Specify the center of the sphere and it's the radius to crop everything inside of the sphere. Point cloud snapping is enabled automatically for such cropping.

PCRCROP

Rectangular crop of point cloud. Works with locked point clouds. Able to zoom while cropping to make precise crop boundary.

PCPCROP

Polygonal crop of point cloud. Works with locked point clouds. Able to zoom while cropping to make precise crop boundary.

PCCCROP

Circular crop of point cloud. Works with locked point clouds. Able to zoom while cropping to make precise crop boundary.

PCPLCROP

Plane crop of point cloud. Specify three points of a plane and plane thickness. Function will crop all points within specified distance from a plane. Works with locked point clouds.

PCZCROP

Horizontal slice of point cloud. Function makes a thin horizontal slice of specified thickness + slice of 10x thickness. Both slices are saved in cropstates.

PCXYCROP

Vertical slice of point cloud. Specify left and right sides of section plane and select if you want to have section projection. Function will make a vertical slice of specified thickness + projection crop. Both will be saved as cropstates. UCS in section plane will be established for comfortable section drawing.

PCUNCROPLAST

Removes last crop boundary from point cloud. Works with locked point cloud.

PCUNCROPALL

Uncrops point cloud. Works with locked point cloud.

PCCSDEL

Fast deleting of current point cloud crop state.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Denys Gorkovchuk
Support Contact: d.gorkovchuk@gmail.com

Author/Company Information

Denys Gorkovchuk

Support Information

Contact me d.gorkovchuk@gmail.com if you have any problems with plugin.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.3

Added function for deleting cropstates. Fixed close button in registration dialogue. Minor fixes of commands to work in multilingual AutoCAD.
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