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The PCD (Point Cloud Data) file format is specifically designed to store 3D point cloud data with features that were not supported by existing file formats. It is the primary data format used in the PCL library and provides the ability to store and process organized point cloud data sets. The PCD format also offers faster point backup and loading times due to its binary form, compared to other formats such as PLY, IFS, VTK, STL, OBJ, and X3D. If you're looking for a fast and flexible way to store and process your point cloud data, the PCD format is an excellent choice.

The most common extension for Point Cloud Data format is .pcd.

CAD Interop distributes several solutions for preparing, converting, and visualizing your PCD data. Below is the list of our solutions compatible with the PCD format: