E57 files are a type of scan data format. It is an independent standard exchange format, supported by Riegl, Trimble, FARO®, Autodesk and many more manufacturers.
Please note that for working with VirtuSurv planar views we need single scans not unstructured (project) point clouds.
VirtuSurv supports the import of various scan formats:
While most proprietary formats do contain scan position information, E57 does not always have it.
Therefore, when working with E57, please ensure to always export E57 files that contain the scan position information.
ReCap Pro for example offers following options for E57 export:
If you want to use the data in VirtuSurv please select the “complete” option.