Uploading NavVis VLX from IVION

Created by John Tapia, Modified on Fri, 17 May 2024 at 10:12 PM by Nicholas Czarnick

More about NavVis VLX here:https://www.navvis.com

The data that is expected by Cintoo Connect from the Mobile Indoor device, such as the NavVis VLX, is obtained from processed data folders that can be generated using NavVis IVION or using NavVis desktop-based registration software. This section is about getting the data from the NavVis IVION platform.

Getting VLX data from NavVis IVION:

You need to process your data in NavVis IVION using a parameter to embed panos in E57 (before processing) as per NavVis Knowledge Base | Point Cloud and Panorama Settings

  • In the Point Cloud Settings, set Point cloud resolution to 5 mm maximum (or less).
  • In the Panorama settings, toggle on the "Include panoramas in .e57 point cloud" option.

After processing and aligning your data in NavVis IVION, you will need to download an E57 file with panoramas by following these instructions: NavVis IVION Knowledge Base  | Cropping and Downloading .e57 files with panoramas


Importing NavVis data using Cintoo Connect 2.2.x:

  • Open your Cintoo project to the DATA tab
  • In your selected project and Work Zone, click "Prepare and upload" under Mobile Scanner, or select "Upload indoor mobile scanner" from the drop-down list 
  • Cintoo Connect will open at the "Indoor Mobile Scanner" tab. Select ‘NavVis IVION’ as the Device / Format:


  • Select the E57 file as input for Point Cloud:


  • Modify the ‘Positions sampling’ value as needed:
    • For example, '1/1' will create 1 scan location in Cintoo for every panoramic image included in the scanning path. ‘1/4’ will create 1 scan location at every 4th panoramic image included in the scanning path.
    • The number of 3D scans and average distance between each one will be indicated in Cintoo Connect and will be added to your scan count.


  • Regarding the ‘Blur faces’ option: 
    • It is checked by default, thus enabling the automatic blurring of people captured in any panoramic images included in the scans being uploaded to Cintoo.
    • Uncheck this option to prevent the automatic blurring any people in the panoramic images.
    • Blurring cannot be undone in Cintoo after the scans have been uploaded.
    • Any files uploaded without the 'Blur faces' option enabled must be deleted from the Cintoo project and re-uploaded with the option checked in order to apply automatic blurring.


  • Click ‘Import’
  • Check the ‘Messages’ tab from time to time to see if the process is running smoothly.
  • Your new 3D scans will appear one by one in your Cintoo project.

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