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Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Dear experts

 

I just startet to test (and play around with...Smiley Happy) the results of a laser scan with NX and the Reference Point cloud function. After some tests with different data formats it worked out pretty well.

 

But as I tried to display the point cloud in an assembly so that the reference point cloud was not part of the display part any more I didn't see anything of the point cloud.

So in short terms:

- If the point cloud is part of the display part - I can see the point cloud.

- If the point cloud is part of any component of an assembly I can't see the point cloud. It doesn't matter if the component is the assemblies work part or not.

 

I also tried to avoid the usuall traps with layer options and reference sets (the point cloud couldn't be add to a reference set) but none of it worked out.

 

Does anyone has an idea how to make this work or is this behavior maybe a kind of "hidden feature" which I don't understand?

 

Cheers

Jürgen

6 REPLIES

Re: Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Phenom
Phenom

@schroeder_ju Have you tried setting the Reference Set to Entire Part?

Re: Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Ryan

 

thank you and yes, I did but the point cloud wasn't displayed.

I also tried to add the point cloud to a new specific RefSet but it wasn't possible to pick the points or the point cloud feature in the part navigator.

 

Any other ideas or experiences with this topic?

 

 

Re: Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Experimenter
Experimenter

I just received the information that this "problem" was already reported to Siemens in late 2016 and became an ER afterwards. So I have to wait and check the next releases for this enhancement.

 

Cheers

Jürgen

Re: Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

You might want to file a "me too" ER on the existing ER.

So they know more than one customer needs this.

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor
ER 7895447: "Cannot make a NX11 Reference Point Cloud visible in asssembly context" - for anyone following the thread Smiley Happy

Regards, Ben

Re: Reference Point cloud in an assembly?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Ben, thanks for posting the ER. That was the one I had in mind. 

 

I wrote to GTAC to support ER 7895447 and now we have to wait....

 

Cheers

Jürgen