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Create POD files for use in Descartes or MicroStation to give best possible display performance the point cloud.
Sometimes importing large or very dense point clouds can affect the display performance in Bentley Pointools and MicroStation. All Bentley products utilize the POD file format for point clouds. To improve performance the following practices are recommended
For MicroStation any 3D accelerator card supported by DirectX 9c; minimum resolution of 1024x768 with 24-bit colour. For a list of supported graphics card please use the following link:
Recommended Graphics Cards for 3D Workflows
Re-export POD if you experience bad performance. If you have issues with the display performance of a POD file that has been with created no filter applied, it can be re-exported and a suitable filter applied to create a new POD. This can be done in Bentley Pointools V8i and using the Bentley Pointools PODCreator using the Uniform Filter. In MicroStation use the Convert command and enable Spatial Filtering.