HxDR: Digital Reality

Welcome to HxDR, our cloud-based storage, visualization, and collaboration platform for reality capture and geospatial data.

HxDR combines advanced visualization technologies, AI, and machine learning processes from Hexagon entities like Luciad, Technodigit, HxGN Visualization, and Melown Technologies, along with professional airborne reality capture from the HxGN Content Program. These technologies present HxDR as an advanced yet easy-to-use platform designed for dimensionally accurate and immersive 3D visualization.


Once you have signed into the platform here, you will be presented with your Dashboard. From there, you can navigate and explore the world of content available on the platform.


You can begin by searching for streets, cities, countries in the search bar at the top of the window.


You can also zoom in and out to navigate by using your mouse wheel or by double clicking your mouse. 

Upload your own content

HxDR allows you to upload your own content in the form of Reality Capture Scans (as e57 files) or 3D BIM models as Enterprise Foundation Class (efc) files. These supported formats will be automatically processed and presented to you in your “Assets” section, where they can be previewed.

Uploaded Scans (e57)

For each uploaded scan there are a number of artifacts that can be created. The possible artifacts are:

  • Point cloud – a RGB colored point cloud which can be visualized in HxDR.
  • Mesh – a 3D textured mesh generated from the uploaded scan. If the images required to texture this mesh are missing in the original upload, the resulting mesh will be untextured.
  • Panoramic – photospheres created from each scanning position where it will be possible to view a 360-degree view of the original image captured during scanning.

Uploaded Models (ifc)

3D Models uploaded to the platform will automatically be processed and tiled such that they can be streamed and rendered as an OGC 3D Tiles service on HxDR. For 3D models, the only available artifact is the mesh.

Downloading artifacts

HxDR offers downloading of each generated artifact by clicking the download button for the artifact in the Asset Details page. Supported download formats are:

  • Point cloud: PTS
  • Mesh: OBJ + material and texture files if applicable
  • Images: all captured images in JPEG form