.E57 File Extension

ASTM E57 Committee on 3D Imaging Systems
File Type:
LIDAR Point Cloud Data File

Having trouble opening .e57 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what e57 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open e57 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a E57 file?

E57 file extension has LIDAR Point Cloud Data file type, developed by ASTM E57 Committee on 3D Imaging Systems, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

These are 3D images files in the ASTM E57 format, which is used for saving information recorded by 3D imaging systems. E57 files store light detection and ranging data captured with 3D range cameras. Files with this extension can be used for rendering pictures of objects from the real world: buildings, structures, geological surfaces, or atmospheric entities (sunrays, clouds, etc.). The .E57 format combines binary and XML data.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

e57 file icon
ASTM E57 Committee on 3D Imaging Systems
File Type:
LIDAR Point Cloud Data File
3D Image Files

How to open E57 file?

Double click the e57 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .e57 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the e57 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the e57 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open E57 files

  • Windows Windows
    • Bentley Pointools Suite Bentley Pointools Suite
    • FARO Scene FARO Scene
    • libE57 libE57

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the e57 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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