FreeScan UE - Creating and working with the "Cutting Plane"

This article was created using software version 1.2.0.3



This article will show you the different ways how to create the cutting plane and to work with it during scanning. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS



1. Create a cutting plane


The cutting plane function can be starting by clicking on the icon (red surrounded) at the button of the software. 


After starting the function a new windows will pop up on the left side. Now you need to select how you want to create the cutting plane. The following option are available: "Fitting Point Cloud" "Creating straight line" "by Markers". 

When you click on the option you want to take it's marked with a blue dot. Then the method is active. 




When you have selected the "Fitting Point Cloud" function you have to select the area where you want to create the cutting plane. Hold the "Shift" key button on the keyboard and click with the left mouse button on areas where the cutting plane should be. Then click "Create Plane". In the video bellow you see the workflow 



When you choose the "Creating straight line" function, you hold the "shift" key button on the keyboard and then draw a line by click and holding the left mouse button. In the video bellow you can see the workflow.





When you have markers around the object you can use  these as well to create the cutting plane. Chose the "By Marker" function, hold the  "shift" key button on the keyboard and then  click with the left mouse button on 3 markers to create the plane. In the video bellow you can see the workflow.



If you are not satisfice with the cutting plane you can click on "delete plane" and try another method.  In the video bellow you can see the workflow.




2. How to move and rotate the cutting plane 


When you have create the cutting plane you can move it and rotate it. One way is to move the the bars (orange surrounded).

Also you can type in a number or click on the arrows (red surrounded) to change the rotation or the position. 




A second option is to move and rotated  with the mouse. For rotating move the mouse to the edge of the cutting until you see two arrows popping up. Then you can rotate the plane. To change the position of it click with the left mouse button on the plane and hold the mouse button. When you move the mouse the plane goes up or down. Depending on the movement

In the video bellow you can see the workflow.





3. Cutting plane during scanning 


When you have created the cutting plane and you go on with the scan. All data under the cutting plane want be captured anymore. So only date above the cutting can be scanned.




If you have any problems or need help please contact us on metrology_support@shining3d.com 







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