Many of my support ticket responses start with a simple question. Is your data "aligned" or oriented? What does that mean?
It means are the scans, or points, or polygons, or even CAD information rotated and translated to a position in 3D space that makes sense to your project? If I scan the water bottle on my desk and try to match it to my CAD model: Is the scan of the bottle superimposed over my CAD model automatically? Is it orented properly? Was my CAD model built off in space somewhere rather than revolved around the Z-Axis and resting on the XY Plane? If they are are not aligned, "How do I fix it?"
This week's Nugget is how to align you data to "The World." That is matched to and rotated "correctly" in relation to the World Coordinate System. This coordinate system exists in every wrp file and is tursned off (not visisble) be default. You can turn it on by putting a check in the World Coordinate checkbox on the Display Tab (behind the Model Manager Tab.)