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Tip #140: Batch Import of Point Cloud Files

By Erin Johnson posted 02-19-2021 10:05

  

Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever wished there was a way to import multiple point cloud files and apply the same scaling properties to all imported files without taking the time to respond to each import? Well, with the release of TBC v5.40, when you select to import multiple .e57, .las, or .laz point cloud files simultaneously via either drag-and-drop or the Import command pane, you can specify scaling properties in the Point Cloud Scale dialog that displays for the first file and select to apply the same properties (with the exception of Advanced Settings) automatically to all of the subsequent files of the same type selected for the import. This trick will save you time when you set up a new TBC project.

 

To apply the same scaling properties when importing multiple point cloud files via the drag-and-drop method, simply check the Apply to next x imports check box in the Point Cloud Scale dialog:

 

To apply the same scaling properties when importing multiple point cloud files via the Import command pane, navigate to your Import Folder in the command pane, then check the Apply to next x imports check box in the Point Cloud Scale dialog:

 

I hope this tip comes in handy next time you are working with multiple point cloud files in a VCE project!

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