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Our Origins software is designed to get you started quickly and to be intuitive to use. With our detailed tutorials, you’ll get started in no time and can become a pro user quickly!

But before you watch our tutorials, the first thing we recommend you do is download our free trial version.


There’s no easier way to learn working with Origins than with our 2-Minute Tutorials. The most important tools in Origins explained in an easy fashion – in 2 minutes or less!




Create floor plans and sections from your point cloud data in no time and with just a few clicks – including difference comparison and analysis, of course, and coloured if desired.



Measure areas, distances, 3D points, and angles. Staple photos and texts to specific parts of the point cloud or examine the point cloud more closely in the automatically created pano views.



It is not uncommon to receive point cloud data not aligned the way you would need it for further processing. With our “Align Project” tool you can precisely align your data the way you want.



Easily create positionally correct plans from your results. The created plans are scaled and have an attached coordinate file. This way you file your plans without losing the context of the object.



Pass on your results quickly and easily as a .html or PDF file with our Web Export. Of course, branded in your individual company design for a professional presentation of the data.



Connect two projects in one coordinate system, georeference your project, or display the difference between older and current 3D data in one point cloud project.




With our point cloud registration, you can register point cloud data using targets, natural points, or planes.



Thanks to the Semi-automatic Vectorizer, your sections, and floor plans almost vectorize themselves!


Export entire point clouds or even partial sections to the desired file format. Multiple conversions are no longer necessary!



Quickly create triangle-meshed digital terrain models and export them in the format you need.



Fast volume determination is no longer a problem with this module. All international units are available!



No matter if polygonal, cylindrical, or curved objects, everything goes with our Space Wrap Tool!



Answers to frequently asked questions at a glance.

We offer different software packages and payment models, which can vary depending on the country you live in.  You can find an overview in our shop. We are also happy to advise you according to your needs and send you an individual offer. Simply contact our sales team:

To be fair to our other customers, partners, and resellers, we, unfortunately, cannot offer a permanent discount. However, there are always special promotions, e.g. for certain trade fairs. We inform about such promotions via our newsletter.

The trial license is valid for 25 working hours and it is limited to 3 projects. This means that the time only expires when PointCab Origins is open and in use. While PointCab Origins is closed, the timer stops.

With our plugins, you can transfer your point cloud data directly into Revit, Autocad, BricsCAD, ZWCAD or Archicad – without any prior export. For all other CAD software, you can find an overview of our data export abilities here.

All common data formats can be read and edited in Origins. You can find an overview here.

There is a small “workaround” for this. To obtain a point cloud from camera images, you can use software solutions such as Agisoft Photoscan, Pix4D, or Sure. You can then read the point cloud calculated by these programs into PointCab Origins.

As a general rule, the better your hardware, the faster PointCab Origins will calculate your jobs. Especially a higher number of cores and RAM have positive effects.

You can find detailed information here.


Sometimes PointCab Origins displays an error code. In most cases, the solution is found quickly.

This could be due to one of the following issues:

– The dongle is not recognized by the PC as a normal USB stick and displayed in My Computer. Please test if the dongle works on another USB port on your computer.
– There is no valid PointCab license on the dongle. Please check if your license is up to date.
– Anti-virus software is blocking access to the dongle.  Please switch off the anti-virus software and try again.

If these solutions do not work, please contact our support team.

This could be due to one of the following issues:

– Your computer does not have a stable internet connection. Please check this.
– There is no valid PointCab licence installed. If you have a valid support contract, the licence will be downloaded automatically. Please check your licence.
– Someone else is currently using your licence. If you share your licence with, for example, a colleague, please check if they are currently using PointCab.

If none of these solutions solve the problem, please contact the PointCab support.

The MAC address of the computer has probably been changed.
Please open “Help > Licence Information” in PointCab and send us the correct MAC address.

Error reasons:
– File is not in the local storage location. Please place the file in a local storage location.
– Umlaut characters such as ä, ü, ö are used in the file path. Please change the file pathname.

The path to the files does not contain letters defined in ASCII code or is too long.
Unfortunately, we cannot work around this because the respective manufacturers of the interfaces do not take this into account.

One of the scans in the project file seems to be defective. Please check the scan panoramas in the associated standard program.

The Faro Scene version you used to create the project is more recent than your currently installed Faro SDK. Please download the Faro SDK from the Faro website or write to our support to get the latest version for installation.

Possible error causes:

– The file is still open in another program.
– The template for HTML is missing in “Settings”. Please go to “File->Restore default setting”. If it still does not work, please contact our support.

Possible error causes:

If you have selected “Bubble” for the panoramas, you need the Flash plugin in your browser. Please update or reinstall your Flash plugin and set the permissions if necessary. Alternatively, please export the panoramas with the “Planar” setting.
The browser blocks access to the Adobe Flash plug-in. Please change in the settings of the browser and give the access right to locally stored HTML files.

If you still get an error message, please contact our support.

Possible causes of error:

– The data is not located locally on the computer. Please save the data to a local storage location. 
– FARO SCENE is still open while PointCab is running. Please close FARO SCENE.
– The .lsproj or .fws file may be corrupted. Open the FARO project in FARO SCENE and check in the surface view if the scans can be displayed completely.
– The .lsproj or .fws file was not saved correctly. Please open the FARO project in FARO SCENE and save the FARO project again.

If none of these points solve the problem, please contact our support team.


FAQs regarding our Plugins for Origins.

1. Close Bricscad, run the installer “BricsCAD-VBA-Runtime.exe” in “C:\Program Files\Bricsys\BricsCAD V.x en_US\VBA” then reopen Bricscad.

2. In case the plugin is still won’t appear, write “appload” in command line, and then set “Autoload” to ON for ‘PC4BCAD.dll’ and ‘PCResources.dll’.

Bonus Tip : Make sure the ribbon is visible in BricsCAD. In case it is not, write Ribbon in Command line to activate.


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