Replaces the geometry of the feature with either its two-dimensional bounding box, its two-dimensional minimum oriented bounding box, or its three-dimensional bounding cube.

If a feature’s bounding box has zero area, it will become a line or a point.

Usage Notes

  • To accumulate the bounding box of a number of features, use the BoundingBoxAccumulator.
  • To retrieve the bounds of a feature into attributes, use the BoundsExtractor.
  • To replace the geometry of a feature with a box whose values come from attributes, use the 2DBoxReplacer.
  • Point Clouds: the BoundingBoxReplacer does not consider individual points within a point cloud feature. To generate a 2D Oriented Bounding Box from point cloud points, use a PointCloudToPointCoercer prior to the BoundingBoxReplacer, setting the Output Geometry parameter to Single Multipoint.



Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.


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Keywords: MBR "minimum bounding rectangle" neatline "envelope oriented" "bounding box"