POINT CLOUD SOFTWARE

(OPEN SOURCE | FREE SOFTWARE OPTIONS)

Enjoy and make use of these free tools and viewers to get started with using Point Cloud files in various file formats.

CLOUD COMPARE

3D point cloud and mesh processing software.

Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux. 

AUTODESK
RECAP

View ReCap point cloud projects.

Take measurements.

GEO-PLUS
(LIMITED VERSION)

3D point cloud and mesh processing software.

 

Available for Windows. 

PARACOSM
RETRACE

3D point cloud viewer for PX-80 Scans.

 Available for Windows

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NAVISWORKS
FREEDOM

View NWD and 3D DWF files.

Includes model hierarchy, object properties, and embedded review data.

MESHLAB

Converting point clouds to 3D mesh models. An open source system for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes.

VIEW

Recap & Retrace are ideal tools for reviewing and measuring point cloud files.

Recap File Formats: 

LAS | E57 | ASCII

Retrace File Formats:

.retrace  (PX-80 files only)

INTERACT

Geo-Plus & Navisworks are perfect solutions for editing and manipulating point cloud files.

Geo-Plus File Formats:

LAS | LAZ | E57 | PTS | CSV

Navisworks File Formats:

NWF | NWD | NWC

+more

DESIGN

Meshlab is a great tool for editing and converting point clouds to mesh files for other design applications.

Meshlab File Formats:

PLY | STL | OFF | OBJ | 3DS | VRML 2.0 | X3D

EDIT

Cloud Compare & Geo-Plus offers a wide variety of fuctions and tools for editing, cleaning, viewing and manipulating point cloud files.

 

Cloud Compare File Formats:

ASCII | LAS | E57 | PLY | +more

Geo-Plus File Formats:

LAS | LAZ | E57 | PTS | CSV