Leica’s iCON Office Aids Construction Data Preparation
Leica Geosystems has added Leica iCON office to its recently launched new Leica iCON portfolio for data preparation, editing and reporting between the office and the Leica iCON hardware and software solutions for construction applications. Successful on-site measurement, whether checking, staking or using machine control systems depends upon the preparation and integrity of the design data. The software application used to prepare design data for on-site measurement and machine control systems must maintain this integrity, whether design data comes in the form of a paper plan or a complete 3D digital model. Leica iCON office fulfills this requirements with an easy-to-use interface that allows users to be up and running in a short period of time.
Easy Communication Leica iCON office enables communication with instruments and external field computers for transmitting and receiving data. The office software communicates seamlessly with the Leica iCON CC50 and CC60/61 field controller, and the MPC1310 machine control computer. A Wide Range of Standard Functions As standard, Leica iCON office contains all necessary features to prepare and process data including surveying and stake-out, coordinate calculation, graphical editing, drawings and 3D graphics. The integrated graphic tool allows editing of baselines, offsets, intersections, and area and volume calculations. Leica iCON office also provides sophisticated drawing functions allowing to work directly with AutoCAD® files. Users can display all files with height information in a 3D view including road lines with height profile, terrain models, cross-sections and AutoCAD® files. Design data can also be visualized on Google Earth™.
In addition, the data import and export provides easy-to-use routines to convert files to a variety of formats. The import/export function supports formats such as AutoCAD® DXF/DWG, SOSI, MX Genio, Atlas 2000, AutoKa PC, KOF, Ispol, Bever, AnPakke and LandXML. Leica iCON office works with a range of different design models that users can send to all construction machines and sensors from one single software package.
Leica iCON office supports digitizing hardware, such as Summagraphics, Ushikata, Calcomp. So users can digitize drawings and receive immediately results – graphically or numerically.
Cost Estimates and Quality Control Reporting Contractors will also benefit from calculating as-built cost estimates using volume analysis. This module can also be used to create terrain profiles and cross-sections. Furthermore, various standard reports are available for quick and easy quality control reporting. Statistical checks and tolerance reports of deviations can be generated at a click of a button.
Additional Modules Besides the standard functions, Leica iCON office offers the following supplementary modules in order to meet operations-specific requirements. Contractors can buy a tailor-made module system and simply pay for the functions they really need and use. The modules are:
- Road Lines
- Volume Calculation
- Net Adjustment
Leica iCON office is immediately available. More information is available from the local Leica Geosystems sales representatives.
For more information about Leica iCON office and the complete Leica iCON portfolio please visit: http://www.leica-geosystems.com/icon .