(Heerbrugg/Switzerland, 6 December 2012) – The Leica 3D Disto won the Performance and Innovation Award at the recent EquipBaie trade fair in Paris. This revolutionary tool is able to measure, scan or project to any location in a room independent from a room’s geometry or around a building in three dimensions while visualizing and documenting the results immediately on a display.
The Leica 3D Disto defined the category of intelligent measurement tools for building information modeling (BIM) and layout at interior construction sites. The jury comprising of journalists and experts from the building sector selected ten winners from 72 new products and innovations presented in the Equipbaie and Metalexpo 2012 Innovations area.
The Leica 3D Disto was given the award for the work carried out in the measuring and installation of verandas. 3D measuring of the surface before installing veranda is possible in order to have a proper installation and no measuring mistakes. It saves time and money using the Leica 3D Disto for veranda applications measuring efficiently and accurately throughout the entire workflow.
The Leica 3D Disto has been especially developed for non-surveyors who need to measure, lay-out and inspect complex building elements with high accuracy. It has an integrated digital camera with 8x zoom for precise pointing over long distance. The 3D Disto is controlled with a hand-held unit with a modern touch screen, high resolution color display and wireless connection. The display shows measurements in real-time as drawings on the screen also allowing on-site completeness checks. At the press of a button data is recorded in standard tables, photos, DXF, and text files. The data can be further processed with CAD and designs even used to manufacture products on modern CNC machines.
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