Files with pts extension can generally be found as PointCloud 3D text files. Used by some 3D scanners and CAD programs.

There are 5 other file types using
the PTS file extension!

empty icon.pts - Abbyy Finereader Pro data file

empty icon.pts - Half-Life map creation debug data

empty icon.pts - Infinity Engine game tileset

empty icon.pts - PTgui project file

empty icon.pts - Pro Tools session data

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PTS file extension - PointCloud 3D data

What is pts file? How to open pts files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

File extension pts is mainly related to a special text based format that contains 3D data in so-called PointCloud.

PointCloud is basically a 3D coordinate system, in which points are usually defined by X, Y, and Z coordinates. Used to describe external surface of an object.

This type of .pts files is commonly generated by 3D scanners (Leica Geosystems, Cyra) and some CAD programs (ENVI, Trimble).

Updated: January 20, 2023

The default software associated to open pts file:

ENVI picture or screenshot

Exelis Visual Information Solutions logoENVI  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Exelis Visual Information Solutions

ENVI is a software solution used to process and analyze geospatial images. Application is used by scientists, researchers, image analysts, and GIS professionals. ENVI software combines the latest spectral image processing and image analysis technology with an intuitive, user-friendly interface to help you get meaningful information from imagery.

Help how to open:

These files are text files, you can generally view them with any text editor. However, to make sense of the coordinate data you will need a software capable of working with PointCloud format.

How to convert:

Whilst these files can not generally be used in common CAD files, a PointCloud file can be converted through a process called surface reconstruction.

Find conversions from pts file:

pts to obj

pts to ply

pts to stl

Find converter to pts file type:

asc to pts

jpg to pts

ply to pts

stl to pts

Related links:

PointCloud info on Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .pts file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pts file, edit pts file, convert pts file, view pts file, play pts file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pts files.

Software that open pts file - PointCloud 3D data

Programs supporting the exension pts on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pts file action.

Microsoft Windows:


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