Written by Tracey Tun on February 26th, 2019

The accuracy of a BLK3D in-picture measurement is influenced by four variables:

  1. Distance to the object being measured.
  2. The baseline between the 3D images used to calculate the measurement points
  3. The orientation of the camera to the object being measured
  4. Light conditions, structure and texture of the object

First and Foremost

The closer you are, the more accurate your measurements will be.

Written by Anonymous on February 26th, 2019

The Newport Yacht Collaborative Uses Scan’s Data for Improved Interior Fittings

Written by Matthew Webb on February 11th, 2019

Amey Roads NI As part of Northern Ireland’s ‘Building a Better Future’ strategy to make it a better place to ‘live, work, learn and grow’, Amey Roads NI (ARNI) was tasked with building, operating and delivering improvements to a strategic road network across Northern Ireland (DBFO Package 2). But managing such a complex infrastructure had its challenges - from costly road closures to interpreting hand drawings from the 1960s. ARNI had its work cut out, so they turned to the latest reality capture technology, the Leica BLK360, to create accurate 3D point clouds and images of their projects.

Written by Matthew Webb on January 17th, 2019

On November 8th I presented at Architecture Exchange East, the conference of the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Richmond, VA about how laser scanning has benefitted me. The conference brought together a diverse group of speakers who touched on everything from designing in under-resourced environments, to copyright in architecture, to achieving resiliency through design...

Written by Matthew Webb on January 3rd, 2019

Leica Geosystems has picked up another top accolade, this time at the recent annual 2018 Plant & Civil Engineer magazine Awards.

It was presented with the prestigious ‘Innovation of the Year’ award, sponsored by Cole Groundwork Contracts, during a glittering ceremony, compered by television and radio sports presenter Adrian Logan, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in South Belfast.

Written by Matthew Webb on January 3rd, 2019


The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has released a movie online that tours a digital recreation of the architect's Taliesin West in Arizona, allowing architecture enthusiasts to explore the desert complex remotely.

The organisation teamed up with surveying company Leica Geosystems to create the short virtual film of Taliesin West – the desert retreat that Wright built for himself and his students.

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Written by Matthew Webb on January 3rd, 2019

Embracing the original experimental spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, 3D digital scanning is being used to amplify the legacy and understanding of the American architect's 'winter camp', writes Fred Prozzillo, Vice President of Preservation for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. 
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Written by Tracey Tun on December 4th, 2018

It works perfectly for measuring cuts while using my chop saw. I measure the end of the tube to the blade spot on every time. I recommend the Disto X4 to everyone.

I use the Disto X4 for measuring on the job site and for quoting. In the shop I use it for measuring angles and lengths.

Written by Tracey Tun on November 26th, 2018

Falk Flöther has been working as a specialist dealer for the CAD software ‘Vectorworks’ since 2006. Initially, he was based in Stuttgart but then, in June 2014, relocated to his own site in the Salzburger Saalachtal valley in Austria. This year he started with the construction of his own company building in Lofer, Austria which includes a training room and a company flat.

In the summer, once the shell of the building was complete and it reached the stage of drywall and façade works, we, Leica Geosystems, contacted Mr. Flöther to talk to him about working together.