I’m relatively new to ShapeWorks and was wondering if there is a way to (fully) automatically determine where the cutting plane should be? I have a very large dataset of which I need the most optimal cutting plane and I was hoping that this could be done using shapeworks.
You can define a cutting plane on one shape and apply it to the others. You can do this by right clicking on any of the cutting plane points and selecting “Apply plane to all other shapes”. This is currently the only fully automatic method at the moment. If you align your shapes either before importing into ShapeWorks or using the grooming alignment options (e.g. ICP), then the application of the cutting planes should use those transforms for each shape.