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Export Formats Supported by SCENE

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Overview

These are the export formats you can use to share FARO SCENE data with other software packages. For more information about export file formats, see Where can I download the latest and earlier versions of the FARO SCENE User Manuals. Chapter 5.3 has more details about exporting points and Chapter 7.4.5 has more details about exporting objects. Also watch the SCENE Export Options video in this article.

Format Notes
PTC: Point cloud format This format is used by PointCloud and FARO Cloud from kubit.

This format option was removed in SCENE 5.2 and later, as PointCloud can read native FARO FLS scan files.

PTX: Point cloud format This format is used with various software packages, for example Leica Cyclone.
PTS: Point cloud format This format is used with various software packages, for example Leica Cyclone.
XYZ Ascii: point cloud format This general file format is a simple text file with one point per line. Any software that can handle points can read this format.
XYZ Binary: same as XYZ Ascii Binary format  that is not a readable text file and has a small file size.
DXF: Format created by AutoDesk Most common CAD format, nearly all CAD software should be able to read this format. SCENE exports scan points and 3D objects, with the limitations that 3D objects are not exported as solids, and textures of meshes are not supported.
IGES: CAD format most used in the Industry This format can handle solid objects, where as DXF can not. Some CAD software, such as DELMIA products and others can read this format, but in fact do not support all IGES objects. All SCENE objects and point clouds can be stored in this format, except the texture of meshes. This format should not be used for point clouds because the file size becomes large.
VRML: 3D file format invented for the Internet Most 3D CAD and design software can handle this format, but some of them ignore point data. Use this format if you want to import CAD data into SCENE.
E57: Standard format defined by ASTM This format is only for scan points, not for objects. SCENE can import and export scan points in E57 format.

Video

In this 11-minute YouTube tutorial, FARO Application Engineer Chris Palmer demonstrates export options available in in SCENE 5.3. This video is intended to be the starting point for a series of videos showing how FARO laser scan data can be used to produce a multitude of deliverables in various third-party software.

 

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FARO Laser Scanner, LS Scene, Scout, ScoutLT, third party, 3rd party, third-party, igs