Raw Scandata

The imported raw scandata is automatically placed under IMPORTED DATA section of the Object Lister. This raw scandata can be viewed at any resolution using the Details tool. Many raw scandata related utilities are available under the RAW tab of the Details tool and Filter Raw Scandata tool.

How do I?

Access in user interface

View more points in the raw scandata

visit DETAILS tab of the Details Tool

Highest resolution view of the terrestial scan

Click on panoramic cycler button in the header of the ObjectLister

Find number of loaded points

Select one/many raw scans in Object Selection tool, and see in the point properties. 

Unload/Reload raw scan

For a large project, you can temporarily unload raw nodes that are currently not being used to free up memory and file load/save speed. 

Use context menu on raw scan in the Object Lister to Unload and Reload points. The unloaded status of scan is shown as greyed out icon in the ObjectLister.


An unloaded node can still be visible. A visible unloaded raw scandata is still considered for processing of Optimized node. 

View all points of a scan

Select one/many nodes and use the button in RAW tab of the Details Tool. The data that be loaded in memory depends on the available hardware memory. To unload one/many nodes use any green bar in the Details tool again.

View from center of scan

Select one scan, go to Select Points tool and use F5 key. This view shows full points resolution. Press F5 key again to go the next scan and F6 to view the previous scan.

Alternate method

This method does not increase points resolution. Use the button RAW tab of the Details Tool, to create blue center markers at origin. Double click on the marker to place view at the center of the scanner. Use right mouse button rotate to view around the scan. Use button in Navigation panel to reset the view. 

View scans in different colors

Use random color button in Display tool

Cleanup points, filter by radius and color

Select points by radius or color in Filter tool, and delete them.

I permanently deleted points from raw scan. Can I reload the points without losing the scan registration

Use reload button in RAW tab of the Details Tool

CAD and polymesh data

3D CAD data can be imported from many sources, such as DWG or FBX (Autocad), IFC (Revit & Tekla), and several other formats such as OBJ, DAE etc. Whereas, 2D CAD data can be imported as DWG or from Autocad using BloomCE connector plugin. The CAD/mesh objects are denoted by icon in Object Lister. The Object Selection tool can be used to review dimensional properties, color, transparency, wireframe draw of a CAD model.

3D Objects such as plane, cylinder, grid-lines, grid-points and spheres generated by BloomCE are also denoted by icon.


A modelview object is a 3D boxed region to limit the 3Dview to the area of current interest. It speeds up processing by limiting all operations and views to just this region. Create a modelview object using ModelView tool and save it. It is denoted by icon in Object Lister. The context menu in Object Lister enables you to set clipping view to that modelview object.

Optimized node

Optimized nodes are created for raw scandata to eliminate redundancy in data, speed up processing,  enabling the algorithms to become more robust and facilitate sharing. Optimized nodes are replacement for working with raw scandata without any fidelity or loss in number of points. When optimized nodes are created, the raw scandata is automatically unloaded to reduce burden on computer memory.

Optimized nodes are created by OPTIMIZED tab of the Details tool and shown with . All the operations of point processing that apply to raw scandata, apply to Optimized nodes as well, with some exception to scanner related functionality.

Image plane

If you import images through file open or drag from explorer window onto 3D model, it creates a textured plane, which can be used as a 3D model or used for publishing. Similarly, importing panoramic images will create a textured sphere.


Markers are annotated points that can be created by users in various tools such as Marker tool, specifying location of survey target in Registration tool, or automatically created by tools such as Clash Detection to denote a clash. Markers are usually dragged from tool window and interactively dropped on objects.

When the parent object of a marker is invisible, the marker also becomes invisible. Each marker type has a different icon. Each marker type visibility is controlled ALL MARKERS section in the Object Lister, and shown with a icon.

Use context menu on marker in the 3D view to access functions related to markers.


Measurement objects are created by the Measurement tool.

Publish objects

Publish objects are web-enabled representations of 3D data. They are created using Share tool and output is placed in the WebView folder of the project folder on disk. Clicking on theicon in Object Lister, launches Web browser and shows the web-content locally. This object can be edited only within the Share tool.

You need to log into the webserver using Cloud Manager, to upload the contents. Use sharing permissions on web portal to control, to modify view, edit and delete permissions of this content.