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Outputs to third party software

I would like to export data from pix 4d and import it into third party (surveying) software to use in creating surfaces (triangulating), editing etc. I have tried a couple of options but the size of the data makes it very slow and sometime unmanageable in the third party software.  What is the best way to output data in a manageable size to allow this? I have heard of some software being able to minimize the number of points exported by an algorithm that takes account of changes in height to determine how many points need to be exported… ie there needs to be a certain change in level before the next point is chosen to be outputed… 

Thanks Vaughan

Hello Vaughan,

I assume you refer to the point cloud.

If that is the case, you can change the Image Scale and point density and that will give a smaller file:


The minimum number of matches will also reduce the number of points. If you use “5”, only points which are matched in 5 images will be part of the point cloud.

I hope this information helps.