Sectioning & Download

How to create a section / snipping of your point clouds in ATLAS

Sectioning and Downloading

  1. Ensure you have watched the Navigation Tutorial to familiarize yourself with the ways to open and load a Point Cloud in ATLAS.

  2. Navigate the Point Cloud to the desired area or location.

  3. On the right-hand side, select the “Sectioning” icon

  4. Click onto the Point Cloud; the sectioning box will automatically appear and be editable. Note that the “Editable” button is highlighted.

  5. Edit the sectioning box to adjust the size or rotate the viewpoint to the desired angle.

  6. Choose “Read Only” to view the section.

  7. To make further adjustments, select “Editable” and modify the section as needed.

  8. Once the section is complete, you can either download it or create a camera view.

  9. To download the section, click “Download” at the bottom of the page. An email will be sent with a link to download the section.

  10. To create a Camera View, select “Create Camera View” at the bottom of the page.

  11. Enter a name for the camera view in the provided free-text field.

  12. Click “Create.” A pop-up will appear in the left-hand corner stating “Successfully Created Camera View.”

  13. The new camera view will be available within the ‘Browse Data’, ‘Camera Views’, possibly at the bottom of the list.

  14. Refer to the tutorial on Camera Views and Sharing to learn how to share, view, or delete the newly created view.