In the newest release now it is possible to create cross sections through the created model. You can create horizontal or vertical sections from a wanted direction.
To create a cross section you must have created a mesh model.
To use the Cross section tool you must have selected the wanted model. You can find this tool under SCENE 3D / TOOLS / Mesh model / Cross sections tool.
If you click on this option, it will open Create model cross sections window in 1Ds view and a gadget similar to the ortho creation tool in 3D view.
In Create model cross sections window you can set the number of cross sections or distance between created cross sections.
In 3D view you can set the reconstruction box for this tool and set the starting direction for cross sections creation. Also, you can see there a distribution of the sections through the model and you can check the future sections through the model.
If you are satisfied with your settings, then click on Create cross sections button. This will create the cross sections through your model. The cross sections are visible in 3D view and are under your selected model in 1Ds. If you select the cross section in 1Ds view, you can rename it.
You can export the cross section by following steps: go to SCENE 3D / Export / Cross sections.
It will open the export window. There you can choose a wanted file format (DXF or SHP) and set the name of exported file. After format selection, it will open the Cross section window, where you can see the the file format of the cross section, the file name, the exported file location and you can choose, which cross section you want to export. You can also set a wanted coordinate system, scene and normal transformation parameters.
There is also a video tutorial on our YouTube channel. In this tutorial you are going to learn how to use a Cross Sections, one of the new features from RealityCapture 1.2 Tarasque release. Cross Sections are mainly used within GIS workflows - they basically provide you with multiple profiles of an area along a specified plane - these can then be exported as shapefile/dxf format.
Download RealityCapture: http://bit.ly/2sotr7h
Try it yourself with free sample datasets: https://bit.ly/3cRBfQp
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