How to align Projects in order to compare them

In order to compare projects, they should be aligned properly.


If there are common GCPs present in the different projects

In this case, the projects are aligned. It is recommended to check that some common points around the model have the same computed positions in both projects. If the alignment is not correct, the projects should be aligned following the steps described below.


If there are no common GCPs present in the different projects

1. Select one project P1 to be used as the reference project. The second project P2 will be aligned to P1.
2. Add and Mark Manual Tie Points well distributed around the project P1 and reoptimize:

    • Using the GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager: 202560619
    • or using the rayCloud: 202560349.

3. Change the type from Manual tie point to 3D GCP: 

3.1. On the menu bar, click Project > GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager...
3.2. On the GCP/Manual Tie Point Table, select the Type cell of the created Manual Tie Points, double click and select 3D GCP.

4. Export GCPs: On the GCP/Manual Tie Point Table, click Export GCPs..., click Browse... to select the path and name to save the file, click Save and click OK.
5. Change the type from 3D GCP back to Manual Tie Point.
6. Open the second project P2.
7. Import the GCPs file previouly exported into P2

7.1. On the menu bar, click Project > GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager...
7.2. On the GCP/Manual Tie Point Table, click Import GCPs..., click Browse... to select the created file, click Open and click OK.

8. Mark the 3D GCPs on project P2 and Reoptimize:

    • Using the GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager: 202560619
    • or using the rayCloud: 202560349.

 

The 2 projects will be perfectly aligned and ready to be compared.

 

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