FME Transformers: 2024.1

Point Clouds
Related Transformers


Removes specified components from a point cloud.

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Typical Uses

  • Removing unused components
  • Removing components to meet processing or format requirements
  • Removing components to increase processing efficiency or optimize storage

How does it work?

The PointCloudComponentRemover receives point cloud features, removes specified components, and outputs the modified point cloud.

Standard component names may be selected from drop-down menus, whereas user-specified names must be entered directly. Multiple components may be removed.


Usage Notes

  • The PointCloudComponentRemover and PointCloudComponentKeeper perform similar functions. The PointCloudComponentKeeper is more useful when removing a proportionately large number of components, whereas the PointCloudComponentRemover is more useful when removing a small number of components.
  • The transformer cannot detect the names or existence of any given component on the input point cloud feature. A PointCloudPropertyExtractor may be used to check for the existence of components.

Choosing a Point Cloud Transformer

FME has a selection of transformers for working specifically with point cloud data.

For information on point cloud geometry and properties, see Point Clouds (IFMEPointCloud).


Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Transformer parameters can be set by directly entering values, using expressions, or referencing other elements in the workspace such as attribute values or user parameters. Various editors and context menus are available to assist. To see what is available, click beside the applicable parameter.

For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies None

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