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Bentley Pointools​

Point-cloud Processing Software

When you need rapid point-cloud processing

Quickly visualize, manipulate, animate, and edit point clouds all in a single workflow for all your infrastructure projects.

What is Pointools?

Pointools is powered by Pointools Vortex, the industry’s leading point-cloud engine, which enables the support of very large point clouds. You can work on huge datasets with billions of points, manage scene parameters interactively, and rapidly load and unload native format point-cloud POD models. You will experience high-performance streaming with visual maximizing of point-cloud density, clarity, and detail. Generate professional-quality images, animations, and movies or produce high-resolution orthographic and perspective images to meet your project needs.

Process point clouds

  • High-performance point-cloud engine 
  • Fast level of detail, layer-based editing and segmentation of data 
  • Professional-quality images, animations, and movies 
  • Clash detection

Import and view three types of objects

  • Point clouds, which can be imported from a large range of scanners
  • Textured 3D models, which can be imported from a number of common model formats
  • 2D CAD drawings, which can be imported from DXF, DWG, and SHP file formats
Bentley Pointools screen showing clash of truck in model

Bentley Pointools​

  • Process, visualize, view, and annotate point clouds
  • Edit point clouds
  • Detect clashes from point clouds
  • Produce animations, videos, and fly-throughs

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

User Quote

"As engineers, we are frequently tasked with solving complex challenges that inevitably have significant safety, fiscal, and schedule impacts. Bentley has always been there for us to use as a component of our engineering toolbox."

— Marc Cañas, Vice President, J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc.


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Licensing and Subscription options

Choose What is Right for You

One-year license with training

Virtuoso Subscription – A popular choice for small and medium-sized businesses

Get access to software that comes with training – fast! Bentley’s eStore, Virtuosity, offers a convenient way to lease a 12-month license of Bentley software for a low, upfront cost. Every online purchase through Virtuosity comes as a Virtuoso Subscription that includes training and auto-renewals.

With no contract required, it’s easy to get started quickly.

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One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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Enterprise Organizations

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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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