UI/UX concepts for Bloom Cloud Engine

  • Command Engine: Enter any logical name to access a tool
    • "move" to access Transform Tool
    • "in" for inch units
  • Follows What-you-see-is-what-you-get (wysiwyg),  so tools process what you see in the graphics window
  • Drag & Drop any file to import
  • Default Tool: Object Select (use the esc key)
  • Selection-Action, select objects or points then choose a tool or a command
  • Object Transforms by tree, branch and leaf (use groups to manipulate sets as one object)

In the Graphics Window

  • 360 Images, 3d Point Clouds or CAD models
  • Left Mouse Button Mapping: Object/Point selection
  • Ctrl+Left Mouse Button: Camera Orbit
  • Middle Mouse Menu Mapping: Camera Pan
  • Right Mouse Button Mapping: Camera Orbit
  • Context Menus Graphics Window: Access with "long press" Left Mouse Button
  • Space Bar to reset view (repeat Space Bar for north, east, west & south)

In the Object List

  • Cycle through 360 views and point cloud
  • Arrow Keys navigate the Object List
  • Context Menus Object List: Access with "long press" Right Mouse Button

Quick Start guide for working with Bloom Cloud Engine

Step 1: Import your point cloud data.

  • Start by setting the "Root Folder". All projects are saved under the root folder shown in the Desktop Manager (review the performance section regarding management of root folder).
  • Add raw scan data files using the Import Tool or Drag & Drop method.
  • Organize your scan data by groups in the Object List

Step 2: Register your scan data.

  • Complete scan-to-scan registration
    • If your scan data is pre-registered continue to next step
  • Add the Project Coordinates
    • Import a CAD model with project coordinates
    • Move and align your scan data to the CAD model
  • Import Survey data with project coordinates
    • Register your scan data using the survey control points

Step 3: Clean your scan data.

  • Select and delete outlier points
  • Select outlier point with command: "MakeNormal -t selected --select_isolated"
  • Select and delete points by property: radius, zenith angle, intensity 

Step 4: Working with point cloud data