How-To

Written by Žiga Rajšter on February 15th, 2017

My name is Žiga Rajšter, I am a product management intern at Leica Geosystems. I want to explain how our DISTO™ in cooperation with BIM can improve construction processes today. But first let’s look at one of the core construction problems to show you why you should follow our advice.

One of the biggest challenges within the construction industry is the distribution of average building lifecycle costs at various stages:

Written by Jeannie Records on August 17th, 2016

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Written by Jeannie Records on August 17th, 2016

Maybe you dropped your DISTO™ and you worried it is damaged. Maybe you have had your DISTO™ for a while and are wondering if it is still accurate. Maybe you are just amazed at how it works and you are a little skeptical that it is really that accurate.

Whatever your motivation, the first thing you need is a reference. The best source is the calibration certificate that came with your DISTO™ from the factory. Each and every DISTO™, regardless if it is a $1,600 S910 or a $149 E7100i, is tested and the deviation for a series of reference measurements is recorded on a certificate that is included in the box. 

Written by Anonymous on May 27th, 2015

The distance measurement with the Leica DISTO™ is based on the phase measurement principle. The laser diode emits light pulses with a defined wavelength and pulse repetition frequency.

Written by Anonymous on May 27th, 2015

What is measuring accuracy?

Measuring accuracy is specified in accordance with ISO-recommendation ISO/R 1938-1971, with a statistical safety of 95% (2s, i.e. two-fold standard deviation). Typical measuring accuracy is based on average measuring conditions within the specified measurement range. It is not valid for special application functions and calculations, such as Pythagoras and is not valid in tracking mode (continuous tracking).

Written by Anonymous on May 27th, 2015

I understand the logic of the name "laser tape". But to call these tools a "laser tape" is a massive understatement. Read on and you'll understand what I mean.

Written by Anonymous on April 30th, 2015

You can measure the area of a polygonal room by taking it apart into triangles and rectangles. You have to split the layout of a room in triangles and rectangles which cover the whole area once. After this you can add all areas together and will get the total area of rooms with even complex layouts.