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point clout not importing into coordinated space

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I have received a point cloud file in .pts format and have imported this into Vectorworks 2020 Sp2.1.

I have played around with different combinations of settings but the imported point cloud is always coming in centered about 0,0.

 

As a check I have imported the same point cloud into Microstation and this aligns in the correct coordinated space.

Is there a trick I am missing or is there a problem with the import of point cloud data in to Vectorworks 2020

 

I've created an extract of some of the points for testing (first 3000 point) as the original file is large and takes considerable time to import.

Attached below for reference (had to zip the file as .pts file extension not acceptable to upload)

Extract - to world Coords.zipExtract - to world Coords.zip

 

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If you still have access to 2019, it does import in the correct place there. From that point, you can centre the geometry on the internal origin and you'll be good to go.

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