Do you have a procedure for importing a point cloud via a URL in Trimble Connect Desktop?
The process requires the point cloud to be potree converted and then uploaded to a host server. After this you can view the point cloud via URL (also in webviewer!!). It's a bit hacky but the potential is huge. I saw a post on the forum where the process was described in more detail. I'm sure you can find it =)
Is there anyone who can help me with this?
How does adding point cloud via URL work in Trimble Connect desktop? Where does point cloud need to be hosted?
This is the post I was talking about. I can't find the way to add an attachment in which the process would be described in detail. I'll try to send it directly to you Alexandre.
Sorry, I can't find a way to send the attachment or post it... =/
Shoutout to Trimble: improve your forum perhaps? =)
Hello Frans,You can send me the attachment directly by mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you manage to get this working? I cannot seem to add Point Clouds via a URL in either Tekla or Trimble Connect. If you received any information directly with regards to this thread, would you mind sharing? My email is email@example.com.Thanks,Mark
Hi there,Thanks for taking the time to reply. Yes, I have tried these steps but still cannot get the Point Clouds added with a URL. I am good with all other aspects of converting/adding/sharing Point Clouds, but just cannot get the URL option working!
I have been trying to get these Point Clouds with URL's working since late last year (on and off), but have still not found a resolution. For Point Clouds I have converted in-house and uploaded to a web server, I can add/view these in Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop, but not within the web version of Trimble Connect.For the web version I get the same results as mentioned above (endless spinning circle).I did receive a Point Cloud URL from @Johan Waldemar, and this works within Trimble Connect for Windows and also the web version, but not within Tekla Structures. (If you read this @Johan Waldemar, I have tried replying to your message from my Trimble Community Inbox but cannot appear to do so - This has been with Trimble Support for over a month now!!!).The latest advice I had from Tekla Support was that the URL needs to be https rather than http. I am currently waiting for our IT department to assist me with this as we had used http.Some observations I have made regarding converting the Point Cloud files. I believe this can be do with either the Potree1.6 Converter or by the Point Cloud Manager (available from the Tekla Warehouse). When converting using Point Cloud Manager the file needs to be converted to a Directory Structure rather than a Database file. The URL's I did get to work within Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop had been converted using both of these methods.As mentioned above, you need to point to the cloud.js file for your URL.I hope the above is of some use. I am willing to share URL's to test etc. For me the whole process is very frustrating with no real direction from Tekla/Trimble Connect.
Hi Tobias,Out of interest did you get a Point Cloud working via a URL within Tekla Structures as well as TC Desktop and Web. I am still waiting to achieve the elusive hat-trick!!!
I think the conversion using Point Cloud Manager to a Directory Structure rather than a Database file gave me the same result as with the PotreeConverter1.6, so I was all good with that.Finally, I am in complete agreement with regards to the direction/feedback/help files regarding this. It has made me quite determined to make it work (if that is possible), but it will have been a long, hard road! Appreciate your replies, cheers.