Posted by: Dan Cutler | October 2, 2014

64 bit Beta

existing users can now download a beta version of the forthcoming Pointools x64.

join in the conversation about this new product here:

we would love to hear your feedback

Posted by: Dan Cutler | May 28, 2014

Pointools v02.00.01.04 Release Notes

We’re proud to announce that a new version of Pointools is here.

It contains multiple bugfixes, improvements and a few new features.

Here are the release notes in full:

Bentley Pointools V8i Release Notes
Build 2.0140519
This release improves compatibility with ATI graphics drivers, fixes a number of bugs and adds other improvements

– script support for clash tools
– script support for camera
– script support for clipbox
– added commandline options including initial script
– added near clip plane parameter to camera animation controller

– better import of Faro fls and fws, there was an issue when selecting RGB + Intensity
– “render” right-docked menu now allows all buttons to be displayed in a 1024×768 screen
– script enhancement for file commands
– script enhancements for animation
– voxel loading process
– increased the amount of buffer space used when reading very long filenames
– POD export stability
– stack stability improved when deleting from stack

– .shp files now loading correctly. Bounding boxes were not being set when the .shp file was loaded
– position of datums in orthographic snapshots is now correct
– position of datums in orthographic snapshots can now be set using a picker tool
– added an auto open saved snapshot button
– renamed a wrongly labelled button rollover in ribbon
– new saved view when 3D model loaded caused crash
– cache folder location being stored / restored from project files
– shortcut descriptions in shortcuts window do not display in Japanese
– objects Selector window not displaying properly in Japanese
– crash on clicking on the Riegl import window
– “show all layers” resetting the current layer colour blend
– “invert visibility”, makes sure any invert visibility points are placed onto the current layer when unhidden
– partially selected points disappearing from layers when hidden
– layer editing, unhide now working correctly for partially hidden voxels (moves hidden points onto the current layer)
– refreshing the edit stack causes the items in the stack to be reordered

Posted by: Dan Cutler | June 24, 2013

Introducing – Point cloud differencing

I’d like to share some info about a new tool which can identify differences between point clouds. Ideal for monitoring or assessment work.
Scan a site on two different occasions then back at your desk you can get Pointools to show you what has been added and what has been taken away.
Includes filtering tools to only show the real world changes and weed-out the minute differences in point positions.
Then export the points as new point clouds for a permanent record.
This is a quick promo movie. Bentley users can watch a tutorial movie and download some example data from the Bentley LEARN Server

Posted by: Dan Cutler | February 15, 2013

Bentley Pointools V8i – Getting Started & eSeminars

Watch the quick start guide for Bentley Pointools V8i.

Also, we have some eSeminars coming up. To be hosted by none other than Mr Faraz Ravi, so get involved:

Posted by: Dan Cutler | January 31, 2013

Press Release

Bentley Announces Immediate Availability of Bentley PointoolsPointools View, and 
Pointools PODcreator for Cost-effectively Leveraging Point-cloud Data

Read full article…

Posted by: Dan Cutler | January 31, 2013

Bentley Pointools V8i – Now Available

Bentley Pointools V8i – Now Available

Follow the link above to download the 30 day free trial of our latest and greatest software release, Bentley Pointools V8i

You can also read the press release and

Visit the product overview page

Posted by: Dan Cutler | January 28, 2013

What? You’re just giving it away?

Yes that’s right, we are giving away Bentley Pointools View, possibly the world’s best and most powerful free point cloud viewer. Share your scan data with your clients and visualise your entire project with ease.

Combine this with Bentley Pointools PODcreator and you can convert any point cloud format into POD to view for free in the viewer.

Posted by: Dan Cutler | January 27, 2013

Bentley Pointools V8i – Product Tour

In case you missed it Pointools is back with a new product, here is the Product Tour movie which combines all 4 teaser movies covering the interface, layer system, object animation and now clash detection and differencing.

Posted by: Dan Cutler | December 3, 2012

Bentley Pointools V8i – Interface

The first in a series of teaser movies for the upcoming release of Bentley Pointools V8i which will replace Pointools Edit as the industry leading point cloud viewer/editor.

add a comment if you have any questions

Posted by: Dan Cutler | September 24, 2012

Bentley Pointools

I know, I know, over 6 months since the last post.. But it’s for good reason; we have been working hard all year creating the first new release under the Bentley banner – Bentley Pointools.
It is going to replace Pointools Edit and has some cool new features including object animation, more import formats, and a much improved layer system, more to follow soon.

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