NavVis can convert E57 point cloud files into 360 degree walkthroughs, following the software upgrade to IndoorViewer.
NavVis IndoorViewer is a web-based application that displays digital twins using 360 degree panoramic images, point clouds and maps generated by 3D scanning devices. Users can move around digital twins of scanned spaces as if they are on site and use the interactive functionality to add, search for and route to geo-tagged information and take measurements.
The user interface and functionality has made NavVis IndoorViewer laser scanning professionals who want to extend the use of point clouds beyond BIM models and building plans to a wider range of building stakeholders who would also benefit from 3D scan data. This is relevant for stakeholders working on complex projects or properties, such as manufacturing facilities and construction sites, where IndoorViewer enables remote access to the site and is used as a platform for collaboration and exchanging information.
NavVis IndoorViewer currently supports third party point cloud files in most standard formats. However, a key component of the experience that NavVis IndoorViewer provides is the 360 degree panoramic images. The IndoorViewer feature bridges this gap for structured E57 files by rendering 360 degree imagery from E57 point cloud files. This means data collected by terrestrial laser scanners can now also be used to create 360 degree walkthroughs that can be published and shared online without the need to download or install software.