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How do I combine two projects in Scene?

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I have a vehicle which has already been scanned, clipped and cleaned and would like to drop it into a seperate project scan of a parking lot. Can anyone tell me the procedure or where I can learn of it? I know it has to be simple...

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I think you have a few options. I am assuming you have registered the two project's scans separately. If so you grab the .fls from one projects scans folder using windows explorer and then just drag and drop them into the other project in scene. The scans should remain registered together, but you will have to manualy align the two sets using a scan from each project. I find creating planes if possible is the easiest for me but there are many ways to get them registered together.
Another method would be to create another scans folder in scene and drag and drop the other scans into that folder. This will keep the scans in separate clusters that can be registered together using the method above but still keeping them in the same project. Clusting really helps when your projects get huge and you cannot load all the data at the same time. Hope this helps :D
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Thank you for your help. After the rep at FARO told me that it could not be done I continued to read and do some trial and error. I ended up almost exactly where you have told me here. Unfortunately with the newest Scene software I am not able to drag and drop the scan files. What I did do after creating a cluster of the main parking lot scene, I used the cluster to create a new project. After clipping and cleaning up the vehicle in its original project, I went into my parking lot project and had to use the file menu to pull down and use the "import files" option. Then it was quick to just import the clipped vehicle files into the new project with the already processed parking lot. You are right that it is best to have a seperate scan folder for each, and it is necessary to place the vehicle scan in the scene in Correspondence view to place it appropriately.
Now I can look at the parking lot empty, or if I load all the scans together (both clusters) I get the parking lot with the vehicle in it.
Thanks again for your attention to this, I hope this helps other people.
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Glad it helped! I am still using the older software, so that is where some of the drag and drop confusion came from. We hope to upgrade this December. You scans looks great. It's a pity that poor car got smashed.
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Any reason you want to do this in Scene and not any other package? Is Scene your only option?

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IKCQffrWo0[/youtube]
I hope this helps anyone interested in seeing how I made this work.
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Re: How do I combine two projects in Scene?

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jcoco3 wrote: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:22 am I think you have a few options. I am assuming you have registered the two project's scans separately. If so you grab the .fls from one projects scans folder using windows explorer and then just drag and drop them into the other project in scene. The scans should remain registered together, but you will have to manualy align the two sets using a scan from each project. I find creating planes if possible is the easiest for me but there are many ways to get them registered together.
Another method would be to create another scans folder in scene and drag and drop the other scans into that folder. This will keep the scans in separate clusters that can be registered together using the method above but still keeping them in the same project. Clusting really helps when your projects get huge and you cannot load all the data at the same time. Hope this helps :D
hi ,
I have tried as you said. I have made two cluster A and B, I am trying to import the scans in cluster B but it is imported in A. i am using scene 2020.05 version.
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