Point Cloud location Using Model Sharing or Trimble Connect

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Last updated January 31, 2021 by Maria maria.tumminello@trimble.com

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Point Cloud location Using Model Sharing or Trimble Connect

Question: Is there any way to share locations of the point cloud from user to user. I have a point cloud that was moved and rotated, but I am the only one who can see it.

For Model Sharing

Unfortunately, point clouds are not shared through Model Sharing as the files created for them are stored in App Data, and that is not a shared directory. For additional information about this limitation, see our linked article for Point Clouds (at the bottom of the preface). 

You could, however, take the files from the cloud cache folder (%localappdata%\Trimble\Tekla Structures\PointClouds) and place them on a cloud drive such as Google Drive, One Drive, or Dropbox, which allows you to share with other users. You could also use the cloud drive and change the XS_POINT_CLOUD_CACHE_FOLDER advanced option/ variable to point at the drive's location. 

For Trimble Connect

Likewise, you can set the advanced option XS_POINT_CLOUDS_WEB_CACHE to a local Trimble Connect folder if needed. In this video on How to use a Trimble Connect folder as the project or firm folder, you can see that Trimble Connect is synced with a local directory on the workstation.

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