E57 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an E57 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .E57 files.

What is an E57 file?

An .E57 file is a LIDAR Point Cloud data file. Through our analysis of E57 files, we know that one use of the format is LIDAR Point Cloud data. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open E57 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension E57 for different purposes.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension E57

While we know of one file format using the .E57 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .E57 file.