EinScan H - Align different scan projects

This article is done with the Software version EinScan H1.0.4.2

After you have finished your scans and you scanned the object from different sides and position you will have several projects. These projects need to be aligned with each other. 

Here we will show you the workflow for the alignment. 


Align projects manual or via features 

After you create different scan projects, they are not automatically aligned. The scans are quite through each other like on the picture below. 

On the right side there is a "puzzle" icon which start the alignment function of the software.

When the alignment function is open you see the scan project on the left side. Now you need to choose a fix project and a floating project via drag and drop. For this click on the project with the left mouse  button and hold the button. Now you can move the project to the fix or floating window and if you release the mouse button the project will be seen the chosen windows. 

Now you can create points by holding down the shift key and pressing the left mouse button, please note that you set the points in both projects in the same place. If the two projects do not have an overlap area, use another scan project that has an overlap area. 

If you accidently chose a wrong area for the point, you could reset the point by pressing "ctrl" + "Z" on the keyboard. The alignment result can be seen in the button window. When the colour of the two project is mixed well the alignment is good. Then please click on next to align the next project or on complete when you have aligned all. When you click on next the two project which you choose are both in the fix window. The video bellow shows you the workflow.

If the object has enough feature, you can also use the feature alignment by clicking on the "feature" button on the left side, above the projects. Choose the next floating project via drag and drop and click on the feature button. When you have aligned all projects click on complete to leave the alignment function. In the video bellow you see the workflow.

Align a further scan project to already aligned projects

If you create more project after the alignment you don't need to start from the beginning. You can choose all aligned project and drop them in the fix mode. You will see that the projects which are already aligned have a blue icon in the alignment function at the front. 

To choose more then one project hold "ctrl" on the keyboard and click on the projects which are already aligned or click on the top project hold the "shift" button on the keyboard and click on the last project. Then all projects in between will be chosen. Then drop the project in the fix window and the new project in the floating window and make the alignment via points or feature.

If you have any question or problems please contact us via einscan_support@shining3d.com to get further help.

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