E57 File Import
(by Dale Fugier)
The E57 File Import plug-in for Rhinoceros 5 for Windows will allow you to open or import .E57 files.
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E57 File Import is included with Rhino 6 and Rhino 7 for Windows!

The E57 File Import plug-in for Rhino 5 for Windows will allow you to open or import .E57 files. The E57 file format is a compact, vendor-neutral format for storing point clouds, images, and metadata produced by 3D imaging systems, such as laser scanners. The file format is specified by the ASTM, an international standards organization, and it is documented in the ASTM E2807 standard.

E57 File Import supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Rhino 5 for Windows.

E57 File Import does NOT work with Rhino for Mac.

E57 File Import is free!


  • Download the plug-in.
  • Downloaded file is in Rhino Installer file (.RHI) form.
  • Double-click in the file to launch the Rhino Installer and install the plug-in.