Import Point Cloud Data into MicroStation
Import the file using the Tools > Point Cloud > Point Cloud > Attach to bring in the information and convert it to a POD file.
From here, use the File > Attach method to receive the Open dialog. Search for the file that is to be imported. File types that can be imported are the following:
After selecting the file to import, a dialog will appear that asks if the file is to be converted. This is where the file can be converted to a *.POD file and options can be specified for converting the data. If this is something to be worked on over time, it is required to convert the file to a *.POD format for later usage. In this example, I am importing an LAS file to create the POD.
If you want to only import the 'Ground' shots from the Point Clouds, this is the setting used. Under the Point Cloud > Presentations, make sure only the Ground option is on so it will display nothing but the ground classification shots.
Import Point Cloud into OpenRoads Terrain
After selecting the option “Create from Point Cloud”, a Point Clouds Surface dialog should appear to select filters and tolerances. The filter button will display the results prior to selecting “Accept”.Once the filters have been approved, select “Accept”.