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Orientation PropertyManager

Align the mesh or point cloud feature to the global origin and planes, which is important for accurate downstream manipulation of the model.

Orientation Method

  • None. Uses the existing orientation for the mesh or point cloud.

  • Automatic. Positions the model using the centroid and principal axes of inertia. Optionally select a point for the origin under Origin Reference, or refine the angles around the axes using Translation and Rotation Parameters.

  • Select references. Aligns the mesh or point cloud using your selections. Select a point as the origin under Origin Reference. Select any two other points to define two axes (X, Y, or Z) under Mesh Reference.

  • Numeric input. Aligns the mesh or point cloud using numeric inputs to achieve a fine degree of control. Select a point as the origin under Origin Reference. Move the mesh or point cloud along the axes using Translation Parameters or rotate it using Rotation Parameters.

Origin Reference

Origin Reference. Select a point on the mesh or point cloud as the origin.

Translation Parameters

, , . Moves the mesh or point cloud along the X, Y, or Z axis relative to the origin.

Rotation Parameters

, , . Rotates the mesh or point cloud about the X , Y, or Z axis.

Mesh Reference

Select points on the mesh or point cloud to establish the X axis, Y axis, and Z axis directions.

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ScanTo3D Overview

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