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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: .xyz files Reply with quote

Can an .xyz file (presumably a point cloud from another application) be opened or viewed in ArchiCAD?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: .xyz files Reply with quote

Yes it can.
I think the file must contain the color values for each point, ie.
x,y,z,R,G,B
x,y,z,R,G,B
x,y,z,R,G,B
At least in AC19. Not sure about AC20.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: .xyz files Reply with quote

bobup:

Yes. In the AC 19 Help files see: Interoperability > File Handling and Exchange > Working with Point Clouds > Import Point Clouds.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: .xyz files Reply with quote

Thanks David, I believe the point cloud imported correctly. At least I can see it in plan view. I tried to view it in 3D but it's not showing up. I'll experiment with this and see what I come up with.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: .xyz files Reply with quote

Roy:

Here is a Help file for point cloud issues: Point Cloud Troubleshooting Guide

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: .xyz files Reply with quote

The troubleshooting guide was a big help. It helped solve a few related issues. It turns out that after zooming out with the wheel on the mouse in 3D, I still couldn't see the point cloud. I then, after your reply, hit the zoom to extents button and the image showed up. It was there all along.

Thanks for your replies as I would have been trying for days to figure this out.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: .xyz files Reply with quote

Roy:

Thanks for posting back, glad that helped.

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