Add Slice dialog
Add Slice dialog top section
Undet slice menu functions:
|[Set project…] – Opens Undet point cloud project (*.IPCP) file.|
|[New] – Opens a standalone Undet point cloud project creator (Undet Indexer).|
|[Close] – Close active Undet point cloud project.|
|[Scan Positions] – Opens scan data management settings.|
|[Sort images] – Sort generated raster images according to their size, larger images are sent to the background, smaller ones are brought to the forefront.|
|[Hide selected images] – Hides selected raster image.|
|[Show all images] – Shows all created raster images.|
|[Raster manager] – Opens raster manager dialog.|
|[Load 3D] – converts Undet project file into an RCP file and loads 3D point clouds. *First time convert Undet project file into RCS file is a time-consuming process, which can last up to a couple hours depending on the initial Undet project file.|
|[WS (view sync)] – Locates Undet Browser view by picking a point in the raster image.|
|[Options] – changes “Add Slice” dialog units from Metric to Imperial or vice versa.|
The Undet software generates raster images in the selected Revit view (floor plans, elevations, sections….)
Raster images can be generated according to Revit cut plane location and direction.
Scan positions dialog
Raster images from point clouds are generated from enabled scan data that can be grouped and their visibility managed in the Scan data dialog.
Selected scan data files can be grouped into groups by clicking the right mouse button or selecting “Add” icon from the dialog menu.
Scan file visibility can be controlled for each file or group.
For example, to create a clear building elevation raster image you need to disable inside scans.
All generated raster images in the selected Revit view can be managed in Raster manager.
Generated raster image visibility can be controlled for each file.
Revit section (for example floor plan – level1) can be combined with multiple raster images.
When “Track selection” is turned on, the selected raster image location can be tracked and identified.
||Raster image generation settings|||Point cloud slice (cut plane) reference elevation|
|Manually edit point cloud slice (cut plane) thickness from which raster image is generated|
|Set point cloud slice (cut plane) offset from Revit section view reference|
|Reads and updates raster image generation settings for Floor view by initial Revit section view range parameters (these parameters should be manually set during Revit project preparation)|
|Reads and updates raster image generation settings for the center (cut plane) view by initial Revit section view range parameters (these parameters should be manually set during Revit project preparation)|
|Reads and updates raster image generation settings for the Ceiling view by initial Revit section view range parameters (these parameters should be manually set during Revit project preparation)|
|Raster images can be generated outside of the Revit view range according to cut plane location and direction (see example below)
In floor plan view raster images can be generated choosing: Center view (cut plane line), Floor view, Ceiling view
In section or elevation raster images can be generated choosing: Center view (cut plane line), Forward view, Backward view
|Sets resolution in millimeters to generate raster image
(see example below)
|Generates raster image from the first visible points according to view direction and location (see example below)|
||Coloring settings|||Raster image coloring settings selection
(see example below)
|A different coloring pallet can be used to get clearest view (see example in pages 22-23 below)|
|Pallet coloring intervals count adjustments|
|Coloring Interval size manual adjustment when Coloring by plane is selected|
||Decimating and transparency|||
|Generates raster images from decimated points clouds mostly in cases where you need to preview a raster image faster or track changes in settings faster (see example below)
Decimated point cloud density increases from left to right
|Makes “white” raster image pixel transparent (see example below)
Recommended to use only with sections or center “cut plane”
||Action buttons|||Generates preview raster image for the entire project|
|Generates rectangular shaped raster image in the defined area (see example below)|
|Generates screen size / area raster image (see example below)|
|Updates selected raster image with new parameters|
|Option where to display raster image on the model (foreground and background)|
Raster image generation region can be selected according to two choices:
“Screen Area” by window extents
|Screen Area raster generation extends to the area marked in RED|
|Generated raster image zoomed out marked in RED|
“Defined Area” by rectangle
|Defined Area marked in RED|
|Created raster images by defined area marked in RED|
Raster images can be generated with different resolution settings. Resolution selection is a trade-off between speed and a clear view. To understand objects, we recommend using a 20mm resolution, a more detailed resolution should chosen according to object size and needs.
|1 mm||5 mm||10 mm||20 mm|
|20 mm||10 mm|
|5 mm||1 mm|
|Floor plan raster image colored by Intensity||Floor plan raster image colored by Plane|
|Elevation raster colored by RGB||Elevation raster colored by plane|
|Elevation raster colored by Intensity|
Raster images can be generated according to Revit cut plane location and direction:
In floor plan view raster images can be generated by choosing: Center view (cut plane line), Floor view or Ceiling view.
In section or elevation raster images can be generated by choosing: Center view (cut plane line), Forward view or Backward view.
Generated raster images from decimated point clouds are mostly suitable for preview:
|Raster image (5mm resolution) with enabled “Decimate” function |Low density||
|Raster image (5mm resolution) with enabled “Decimate” function |Maximum density||
|Raster image (5mm resolution) with disabled “Decimate” function generated from all points|
Raster images created with the transparency option are much heavier and require more time to zoom in / out, we recommend to use this option only when needed in specific situations.
|Floor plan raster image||Center Cut Plane raster image|
|Floor plan raster image combined with center Cut Plane raster image. Cut plane raster updated with “Transparent” option|
The “Calculate distance” function generates a raster image from the first visible points according to view direction and location. This function is a trade-off between speed and a clear view. To generate such raster images takes more time than standard raster images.
For example, to get a clear view of a table we need to create a raster from the first visible points and eliminate points under table.
|Raster image created without “Calculate distances” option|
|Raster image created with “Calculate distances” option|