How to open E57 files

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

What is an E57 file?

E57 files are LIDAR Point Cloud data files, which you can read more about below.

The E57 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an E57 opener may not be able to open all kinds of E57 files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

LIDAR Point Cloud data

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.

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