Compatibility is one of the strongest features of the PointGun™. Because the Panoscan PointGun can save files in a wide variety of cloud formats such as PTS, PTX, PLY and PTG compatibility is assured across nearly all 3D cloud supporting software. And the PointGun's own compressed .DP format is also widely supported in an ever expanding list of software partners. (Shown above). No special software is required for viewing PointGun data. No matter what 3D cloud viewing software you use today, chances are good that it already imports PointGun data. Free viewers such as Cloud Compare and Revit open the PointGun files directly and can convert to even more formats if desired.