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  1. Our workflow is now to make sure we import the point clouds in PTS format and use in Orthogonal projection, Layers set at "Show Others" to get all the colours in the point cloud. We're using VW 2020 SP2 at the moment. Most of our point cloud work is for measured building surveys for plans, sections and elevations, or parts of ships for 3D modelling, so our models are fairly small in dimensional size, rather than landscapes that are relatively larger, although we still max out on the number of points imported every time.
  2. Solved it - draw on Screen Plane not Layer Plane. Like most things, it's easy when you know how 🙂
  3. Folks, I have created a survey of a building using a point cloud, and imported the cloud into VW2020. I have used the clip cube feature to reduce the cloud visibility to a lovely section through the building from which I can draw the floor plans. I know how to set up working planes. BUT, no matter what I try I cannot get a plane set so that I can actually draw any lines I can see. I can draw lines, but they are placed on the working plane that is invisible due to the clipped cube. Anyone know how to get this set up so that I have my working plane set at the working face of the clipped cube plane? Andrew.
  4. Thanks Jeremy. exporting would be good - but the clouds we are using have many millions of points, I don't think the spreadsheet would cope (and even if it did it would take for ever to create and import). We have lodged the problem with Vectorworks support to see if they can come up with something. If they do I will post back here 🙂 Andrew.
  5. Hi Jeremy, did you resolve this? We are suffering from the same problem and are really stuck. We have one point cloud that come in very well, nice thick cloud that provides an easy profile to trace over, but the last three we have tried are next to useless, showing the same sparsity of points as your screen captures. Andrew.


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