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Leica Geosystems 3D Disto

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 either the Control Unit tablet or 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 w/Control Unit: English


Features and Functions

3D Measurement 3D Measurement

Capture and record distances, areas, inclinations, and angles -- even for inaccessible points -- and then export them via various file formats (DXF, DWG, TXT, CSV, JPG included).

8x Zoom Pointfinder camera 8x Zoom Pointfinder camera

8x Zoom Pointfinder - on live image stream you can see immediately where you are measuring - even in difficult light conditions such as bright sunlight.

Projector Icon for 3D Disto Projector

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.

Room Scan Icon Room Scan

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

3D Disto Tools Icon Tools

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

Accurate to within 1mm Icon Accurate to within 1mm
.dxf Export Icon DXF (and DWG, TXT, CSV, JPG) Exports

Smart Horizontal Mode

Export Formats: dwg, dxf, txt, csv, jpg 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Icon Building Information Modeling (BIM)


Bluetooth DISTOs & the wifi 3D Disto 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.

Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Icon Rechargeable Battery

This DISTO™ will take approximately 4000 measurments per charge. The 3D Disto will typically last a full working day of 8 hours.

IP54 Icon IP54

"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.


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 Class: 2
  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: 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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