Greetings from Boise!
I produce Point Clouds from my TLS (FARO X330) in SCENE; in this case, I'm "shooting" residential yards.
Specifically, I shot the yards once and then again several months later. Each time I had several 140mm spheres laying around and had their centerpoints surveyed (Lat/Long/Elev).
I use FARO's SCENE (7.x) software to assemble the Point Clouds and export .e57, et. al. I can obviously assign the spheres in the Point Cloud positions (again, Lat/Long/Elev). I'm uncertain as to whether or not that information survives the export to .e57, by the way.
I'd like to import a point cloud from two Point Clouds (shot several months apart) and have them register based upon the location of the spheres rather than the point constellations (via ICP). Of course, the positions of the spheres vary between the two shoots...
Can't find anything that might even touch on this in the manual or the online forum. Does anyone know how this could be accomplished in CC (my goal is to still apply the Cloud to Cloud Distance Tool to produce a visualization).
Many thanks in advance.