Isolate an area of a Point Cloud to delete points.

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Isolate an area of a Point Cloud to delete points.

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I am trying to isolate an area in my point cloud, in Leica software its creating a limit box. I thought I had it with the Cross Section tool in cloud compare but if I delete something it still exists in the main cloud.

I'd like to isolate an area, grab the points I don't want and delete them, then bring the rest of the pointcloud back up.
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The cross section only lets you "extract" the points inside the box as a new cloud indeed.
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I use the segment tool (scissors) and hack away to get to the bit of point cloud that I want to delete, hiding the obscuring cloud in the process. Then I use the join pointcloud tool to recreate a single point cloud. It is very quick.
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Re: Isolate an area of a Point Cloud to delete points.

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Thanks, I feared that is what I would have to do.
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