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SCENE Center of Round Columns Problem

Post by surveypm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 pm

I have an interesting issue to solve which folks might have some ideas for the best way. I have a scan project of a warehouse with round columns. I’d like to extract the center point coordinates of each column (close to the base) using only SCENE and/or a free SCENE app.
I haven’t found a way to identify the center of a circle in SCENE and I want to find such coordinates so I can adjust the rotation prior to exporting the project to Recap.
Any ideas are appreciated.

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Re: SCENE Center of Round Columns Problem

Post by MarkL » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm

I haven’t ever used it, but I think scene can make cylinders from the points. That’d give you the xy of the central axis.

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Re: SCENE Center of Round Columns Problem

Post by surveypm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:07 pm

Yes, thanks. I forgot about Pipe Fit tool. It's a little tedious and I see you should have a good Quick View of the column to be able to pick the points, but it does give you the axis.

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Re: SCENE Center of Round Columns Problem

Post by LPaulCook » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:59 pm

You can use a clipping box to look inside the outside edge then dimension the diameter then set a point on the center of the dimension line which is where the distance bubble is connected to the diameter distance line as that is the radius point.
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Re: SCENE Center of Round Columns Problem

Post by yankoch » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi,

We developed a plugin called "Extended toolbox". You can create circles and extract the center automatically.

You can force the circle to be horizontal.

We offer a free 3 days trial. This toolbox includes over 10 features.
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