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.
- 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, 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.
DISTO on Roids
No matter what you are doing with a 3D DISTO, accuracy is paramount. Form follows function, which is why the 3D DISTO looks like a cross between a surveyor’s robot and a handheld DISTO.
The 3D DISTO's motorized horizontal and vertical turning axes are essentially an automated turret -- get the laser point close to the right starting point manually, aim using the video feed by tapping your target on either the Control Unit tablet or a Windows tablet, then watch the 3D DISTO swivel and tilt until the laser point is in your crosshairs.
The laser gets all the glory, but it’s the components you can't see that ensure 1mm accuracy @10m (±1/16” accuracy at 33’). To measure with this accuracy the 3D Disto uses technology borrowed from surveying equipment (measuring a horizontal angle, a vertical angle and a slope distance and converting to XYZ coordinates). Fortunately, Leica Geosystems has been making angle measuring sensors 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
|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 Specs||Measuring System:||System analyzer basis 100MHz - 150MHz|
|Type:||Coaxial, visible red laser|
|Working Range:||0.5 - 50m|
|Laser Point Size (at distances):||@10m: ~7mm X 9mm ||
|@30m ~9mm X 15mm|
|Tilt Sensor||Self-leveling range:||± 3°|
|Accuracy:||10" (2.5mm @ 50mm)|
|Viewfinder||Zoom (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 Sensitivity||1°/mm|
|Communication||Data transfer:||Data transfer:|
|Wireless Technology:||SD Card, range 50m (depending on environment), 11 channels|
|Supported data formats:||Import: DXF, CSV|