Leica Geosystems' new Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation enables surveyors to easily perform 3D laser scanning tasks and work with point clouds in 3D. To help newcomers to laser scanning take full advantage of the system's capabilities, Leica also announced Leica MultiWorx for AutoCAD, a software component of the Nova solution.
Leica MultiWorx for AutoCAD is a plug-in software that lets users quickly create traditional survey deliverables from scans and images within a familiar AutoCAD interface with additional tools that leverage specific capabilities of the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation, and aid users new to 3D laser scanning.
Leica MultiWorx tools ensure a near zero learning curve for those new to scanning, the company says. The survey project structure lets users take advantage of industry standard formats that avoid lengthy data conversion and import processes commonly associated with managing point cloud data inside CAD.
The solution includes point cloud clipping and sectioning tools for working on specific areas of point clouds to extract 2D drawings is taken directly from Leica Geosystems' CloudWorx plug-ins for CAD systems.
Intelligent Osnap "SmartPicks" enable automatic picking of an exact, required point, such as "lowest point" even in the midst of performing any standard CAD function such as drawing lines or placing blocks, which provides both productivity and accuracy benefits. A Points-On-A-Grid feature lets users automatically select ground scan points in a grid pattern and can generate tens or thousands of ground survey points in seconds.
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