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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

Normally you would import the point cloud and use it as a reference for drawing 3D solids, walls, etc. They are most commonly used as a system of guides for recreating geometry, or added to an existing model to place it in it's environment visually depending on the type of point cloud available.

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In 2016 version we weren't able to isolate any points, which made it a bit cumbersome to do. What i did was I created a design layer viewport from another layer and simply overlayed that section / level from the data. Normally it would be easy on a building with a single level, however, the building that I am building the plans for has 3 buildings and 5 or 6 split levels per section, so isolating different sections of the building and differently levels was a little harder. I was just wondering in the future if it would be possible to extract certain parts of the mesh cloud into points, that way it would much easier to model a very complex geometry, like a curved/vaulted ceiling inside a historic theater.

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