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Wondering if anyone has used TBC to check how plumb steel columns are from a point cloud?

Question asked by Katie Byron on Apr 5, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2020 by Katie Byron

Hey looking for different ideas on extracting data using TBC, from point cloud scans of individual steel columns. I essentially want to check how plumb each individual column is at predefined heights above the base.


My first thought is a thin cutting plane at the base elevation, find the center by averaging the points and using this as the baseline for the remainder of the column. Then move the cutting plane up to each predefined height above the base and repeat the process, calculating the northing and easting deltas.


Any thoughts or ideas or past experiences would be great. The scan will be from SX10 data.


On a side note, if you have any experience capturing the above required data using a regular total station without scanning, I would love to hear what did or didn't work out.



Thank you!