This article describes a simple example on how to import new 3-D Model into the PreScan Library to use it in the simulation.
This article describes a simple example on how to import new 3-D Model into the PreScan Library to use it in the simulation. First step is to download a 3D model with the extension format “.dae” or mentioned below. If you have a different format you need to transform that into the following formats: .dae .ive .osg .osgb .osgt.
Second step would be (if needed) to use Blender or sketchup free for editing the model or transformation. After opening the PreScan GUI you need to click on “Tools” and on “User library elements Wizard”. Now you see the path of the User library Folder in which the data will be stored. You can create or use existing folders like below by clicking on the left folder with “plus” sign. Now you need to click on the right icon highlighted in red to open the import steps.
Now you will be guided through short 8 steps of import of the 3-D model. Here will be explained only the important ones. In the picture below you need to choose your 3-D file you want to import. The check box “ORM” stands for choosing a map how Sensors detect this model (Reflection). You can leave it standard or change it if needed.
The following step shows the fields for the size of the object. If you click on “Get dimensions” the software will get dimensions from the model data. If not, you can leave or change it manually. Additionally, you can just scale it or rearrange the orientation by rotating.
In the next step: Here you can set the position of the Center of Gravity of your model. You can change it via the percentage values of each coordinate or get it automatically set from your model data.
After this you will find your model in the Ul Element tab of the PreScan model library.
For more information you can use the PreScan manual. Note: Another method to import 3-D models is the “Model Preparation Tool” MPT, included in PreScan. This method you can find under Import 3-D model with Model Preparation Tool MPT.