Speaking from a LEica only background....MikeDailey wrote: ↑Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:20 pmI think you may be over thinking this a bit. I would suggest we look at file size for the created project from the scanner and the number of points contained in said project. Then we would also learn what manufactures are doing the best to condense the data with their own file type.Carbix wrote: ↑Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 amI think each scan environment should be relative to what the hardware was designed for. No small room scans with a Pxx series. BLK360 should be small and close. RTC360 could be a mix of mid range to inside scans (I'm curious to see how foliage will affect this kind of stuff).
I have BLK360 and RTC360 Data. Who has C10, Pxx and FARO?
We will learn from the test, but I feel safe in assuming that the only difference that interior or exterior scans would have for bench-marking purposes is file size. Full dome scans outside will not get a return for the sky while interior scans would get returns on the majority of measurements, making these setups have larger file sizes.
I would disagree with the difference with inside and outside scans. Inside scans usually provide MANY plane surfaces on all 6 sides with any range scanner and optimize very well with C2C. Sizea would vary greatly also in total number of points captured. Since Reg360 projects don't truly DLETE any points in the project DB, this would make a difference in the DB size. Sites outside with few true planes no overhead planes and lots of foliage cause problems with C2C registration times. Cleaning as much foliage out of your scan stations or out of your bundled scans can tighten things up and reduce registration time by eliminating noise.
Sites that have a lot of cleaning required will also be larger because of the extra bytes required to store the flags for Visible vs non-visible points and c2c vs non-c2c included points in the sequel db's used in Reg 360.
I have a spreadsheet set up over two years ago to compare our scan sizes ,download times, import times, size of REG 360 DB, Size of IMP db,Size of RCP project, Size of Jetstream/LGS file, export times, etc. I can share it as a starting point.