The Leica Geosystems 3D DISTO is a unique tool for capturing and projecting accurate three dimensional measurements. The speed and precision of the 3D DISTO brings unprecedented efficiency to applications like:

  • Creating CAD templates: CNC is only good as your file. A 3D DISTO is the bridge between reality and CAD.   When you are cutting to fit and you know your original measurements are accurate, you can cut even the most expensive materials with confidence.
  • 3D Visualization and Navigation: The upgraded Leica 3D DISTO Software for smart devices using Windows® now displays results in three dimensions. With the 3D navigation, it is even easier to check measured points.
  • Capturing As-Built Measurements: The best way to eliminate surprises later in the job is to know what you are starting with.  The 3D DISTO accurately captures 3D coordinates with the precision you need for planning. If your work involves expensive materials that are difficult to cut, transport or are processed off-site, you know accurate “as-built” measurements are critical. 
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) :  Take DXF data directly into your Windows tablet and use the 3D DISTO to layout anchor points, transfer heights or verify critical construction locations.

Measure once, cut once.

No matter what you are doing with a 3D DISTO, accuracy is paramount. Since form follows function, the 3D DISTO is a cross between a surveyor’s robotic total station and a handheld DISTO. 

Like a robotic total station, the 3D DISTO's horizontal and vertical turning axes are motorized  -- get the laser point close to the right starting point manually, aim using the video feed by tapping your target on a Windows tablet, then watch the 3D DISTO mico-adjust until the laser point is in the crosshairs.

The laser gets the glory, but to measure to 1mm accuracy @ 10m (±1/16” accuracy @ 33’) the 3D DISTO measures  horizontal angle, vertical angle and a slope distance with angle sensors borrowed from our total stations -- technology Leica Geosystems has been refining for over 90 years.

Tablet and Tripod Not Included. 

Recommended: Windows Tablets: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - i5, 12", Windows 10

Recommended Tripod: CTP106-1 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod

Flipbook: English




Tie Distance Accuracy (3D)Combined distance and angle measurement:ca. 1mm @ 10m | ca. 2mm @ 30m | ca. 4mm @ 50m
Angle Measurement (Hz/V)Working Range:Horizontal 360°, Vertical 250°
Accuracy:5" (1.2mm @ 50m)
Laser Distance Meter SpecsMeasuring System: System analyzer basis 100MHz - 150MHz
Type:Coaxial, visible red laser
Working Range:0.5 - 50m
Laser Class:2
Laser Point Size (at distances):@10m: ~7mm X 9mm |
@30m ~9mm X 15mm
Tilt SensorSelf-leveling range:± 3°
Accuracy:10" (2.5mm @ 50mm)
ViewfinderZoom (magnification):1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Field of view (@10m):1x: 3.40m x 2.14m
2x: 1.70m x 1.07m
4x: 0.85 x 0.54m
8x: 0.42 x 0.27m
Circular Bubble Meter Sensitivity1°/mm
CommunicationData transfer:USB:Type Micro-B and Type A, WLAN
Wireless Technology:SD Card, range 50m (depending on environment), 11 channels
Supported data formats: Import: DXF, CSV

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  • Right to the point. Whether ceiling grid or project layout for floors or walls – the Leica 3D Disto projects your design onto any surface – point for point.

  • Whether in fully automatic or manual mode: you can measure complete rooms, walls, windows, structural connections or stairs – from only one station point.

  • Quick tools inspire the user: establish plumb, create level reference points, or precisely transfer offsets or locations.

  • Capture and record distances, areas, inclinations, and angles -- even for inaccessible points -- and then export them to a DXF file.

  • Smart Horizontal Mode

    Create and store up to 20 DXF files on the device (maximum of 30 points per file).


  • Bluetooth DISTOs are useful for Building Information Modeling (BIM).

    For more information on how Leica Geosystems supports BIM across our product line, check out the BIM Field Trip on our corporate site.

  • That's right: A sixteenth of an inch.

    Take out a pair of earbuds. Look at how wide the 1/8" jack is.

    Now divide that by half.

  • Functions that need to know the angle of the DISTO when the shot is taken are enabled by a highly accurate 360° tilt sensor that determines the angle of the laser. These include Smart Horizontal and Height Tracking modes.

  • Store measurements and images with measurements associated with them.

  • This DISTO will take approximately 4000 measurments per charge.

  • "IP" stands for Ingress Protection. 

    The Ingress Protection (IP) rating was developed by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) to create a standard of toughness for electronic devices: Higher numbers mean more resistance to dust and water.

    For more information on IP ratings, see the IP section on the Certification page.

Creating a CNC template for an arched door frame with 3D DISTO




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