The partnership between Leica Geosystems and Autodesk provides construction teams access to the latest, most reliable information at every step of the construction process. Through the joint workflows, professionals working with Autodesk software can save time and money using high-accuracy data from Leica Geosystems’ sensors directly within popular Autodesk authoring tools, and by using construction layout data from the model directly in the field with a full-featured robotic total station.
Streamlined reality capture workflows
The Autodesk/Leica Geosystems integration connects leading 2D and BIM platforms with the most precise and reliable scanning technology. BIM/VDC managers and quality managers can quickly and easily enhance 3D models with highly accurate as-built point clouds by pairing the Leica ScanStation P16 laser scanner with Autodesk® ReCap™ software.
Capture reality with confidence.
The Leica ScanStation P16 captures some of the cleanest, crispest data in the industry with a faster data collection (1 million points per second) even in challenging construction conditions (snow, rain, cold, heat, and so on) for accurate preconstruction as-builts and construction validation.
Seamlessly connect point cloud data with virtual environments.
Native point cloud data from the ScanStation P16 can be imported directly into ReCap for a streamlined, simplified workflow that makes it easier for new users to reap the benefits of 3D data capture.
BIM and VDC managers who use Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM), including AutoCAD®, Revit®, and Navisworks® software, can conduct BIM-based layout and quality assurance in the field easily and with confidence using the Autodesk Point Layout plug-in and the Autodesk BIM 360™ Layout iPad® app, communicating directly with Leica iCON robot 50 robotic total stations. Leica iCON is the only full-featured robot to be integrated with the BIM 360 Layout app.
Round-trip BIM data.
The Autodesk/Leica Geosystems integration provides a complete round-trip BIM workflow solution from model-based point creation, work package assignment, and digital layout directly from the model in the field and single point as-built capture directly into the field model with the ability to upload to the cloud to share with the extended project team and bring data back into CAD and BIM software.
Reduce rework and increase efficiency.
Using the full-featured iCON 50 robot with the Autodesk iPad app and Autodesk® BIM 360™ Glue® enables BIM and VDC professionals to lay out and QA directly from coordinated models for accuracy and efficiency in the field.