Two easy ASCII import additions

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Two easy ASCII import additions

Postby vernzimm » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 pm


I have been using this software for a few months and it is really excellent at quickly viewing a pointcloud. I have two easy requests...

Allow the use of file format ".gws". This is generated by the software I use (Mitutoyo MCosmos) and is an ASCII file with very minor differences (See "Gear Teeth.gws" attached).

The second is slightly more complicated. The other file ("NSCN-Elem.gws") is also a ".gws" file, but ignore that. When I try to import this file I first skip two "info" lines, then set the rows to X,Y,Z. However, if there is another "info" row in the first (25 or so) lines that display as sample format data, it will not allow me to apply the import filter because there is text. If I delete the first several "info" lines, then it will import (but generates command line errors for each invalid "info" line found later, no problem). So I suppose the request is any kind of fix for this, either allow me to force the import, allow me to set a lower range of sample lines (really I only need to use line #3), or perhaps a way to delete or disable individual lines of the sample.

Thanks for your work on this, and hopefully these are not too difficult to add.

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Re: Two easy ASCII import additions

Postby daniel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:04 am

I can't see the '' file. You should put them on a cloud/web hosting solution and put the link here.
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