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Game-changing 3D point cloud alignment

Registering large data sets

Aligning scan data, or registration as it is commonly known, is a key requirement of the increasingly popular reality capture process used by construction professionals in building projects.

Assembling the numerous point clouds recorded on site where accurate information results in large file sizes, all of which require aligning, can be a daunting prospect for those tasked with scanning. 

The alignment of data is well known to be a laborious and often unreliable process, requiring powerful computers that typically need to run overnight (or longer) whilst registration takes place. Users might often return to find misaligned scans or worse, complete registration failures, meaning that the whole process would need to be carried out again, consuming valuable time and resources where efficiency is critical to meeting project specifications.


The Vercator Cloud UI utilises an intuitive workflow to maximise efficiency

Faster registration in the cloud

The new Vercator Cloud software automatically aligns point cloud data created by laser scanners, saving time in the field by enabling targetless scanning and in the office by registering data sets in the cloud. This powerful new software is aimed at land surveyors, architects and those involved in reality capture, and brings automation at a time where cost efficiency is high on the stakeholder agenda.

The power of cloud processing offers vast improvements to the BIM community by delivering faster, reliable, more accurate and affordable point cloud registration. With no need for hard- and software updates, computer performance issues and user concerns are eliminated. Plus, with the prospect of 5G imminent, the convenience of working and sharing from the cloud signals a clear path forward for the laser scanning community.

Plan your scan network

The scan network tool gives users the ability to pair up scans in sequence with simple drag and drop functionality. Load your scans in any format, add an image, then position your scan location markers.

This is an essential part of planning the registration process, but can be carried out easily using anything from a 2D site plan to a roughly sketched scheme on a notepad, as shown in the image.


The scan network tool makes pairing up scan locations simple

Pay as you go flexibility

Vercator Cloud operates a pay as you go model, allowing users to subscribe and become members when they buy tokens, as and when needed, with the flexibility to turn the service on and off as required each month. Use the cost calculator to work out how much your project will cost to register.

How do you pay for the service?


The Vercator Cloud trial is free to use and gives you 30 days to test the service. It allows you to register, export and download a maximum of 100 scans. However, to download more scans, you must become a member. Vercator Cloud operates a pay as you go membership, giving users the flexibility to use the service as required each month.


The new service utilises a token system whereby users only pay for what is used at 1 token per scan registered. Monthly membership costs 20 tokens, giving you 100GB of storage, access to registration and other new features on release. The membership cost is waived for large scale users. As your data stored in the cloud, projects can be shared with the click of a button.

Try Vercator Cloud Registration for free

With a brand-new interface, user-friendly controls, and intuitive workflow, Vercator Cloud makes laser scan alignment simple and reliable. Load a scan network from the Vercator mobile app or plan your own using the handy network planning tool, set your scan parameters, then just hit ‘register’. With support for all the major scanner manufacturer formats, taking raw laser scans to the next stage couldn’t be easier. Once complete, export the files and share with colleagues and collaborators.