Posted by: Joe Croser | June 27, 2011

Can New Data Exchange Standard Heal Disconnected Workflows?

The new ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) E57 3D imaging data exchange standard sets out to heal the disconnected workflows surrounding 3D laser scanning and point cloud data exchange. It’s a big ask, and many folks have high hopes for it – including me. But why is it needed? Can’t all the software and hardware companies just agree to share their own file formats to achieve the same goal? Apparently not if a “new” file format is required to move data between scanners and different software products.

Read on to learn why ASTM E57 is needed and what Pointools is doing to help. Article is on page 16-17


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