Point clouds can be imported to CADMATIC from several different file formats. User can select one or multiple files for the import. ASCII text files can be imported from various point cloud data sources. The importer attempts to automatically detect the data format and scale. Before the import starts, the scale and data from an example input line are shown. User can modify the scale, and also rearrange the positions for coordinate and color data as seen in the file. Import requires at least X, Y and Z values to be defined.
A separate text file named ScanPositions.txt should exist where each line gives the name of a scanner file, followed by the position of the scanner as x y z. If this file doesn’t exists, bubble views that show the points from perspective of a specific scanner will not be possible, but other types of shades views can still be used.