Topcon introduces BIM 3D layout solution for construction

  Topcon introduces BIM 3D layout solution for construction

Business Wire

LIVERMORE, Calif. & CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands -- December 5, 2013

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new BIM solution – the LN-100 – the
world’s first 3D positioning system designed specifically for construction
layout.

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new BIM solution – the LN-100 – the
world’s first 3D positionin ...

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new BIM solution – the LN-100 – the
world’s first 3D positioning system designed specifically for construction
layout. (Photo: Business Wire)

Topcon’s LN-100 introduces seamless integration and flow of project data from
the design to the field. The unit provides straightforward operation, removing
“the intimidation factor and reducing the learning curve in performing
construction layout tasks,” said Eduardo Falcon, Topcon Positioning Group
executive vice president and general manager for the GeoPositioning Solutions
Group.

The simple design and ease of operation for the LN-100 “strips away the
complexity associated with advanced surveying instruments,” Falcon said. The
workflow is simplified with the seamless integration of the LN-100 with
Topcon’s MAGNET^® suite of software solutions. MAGNET Field Layout and Office
Layout are specifically designed and configured to meet the needs of
construction layout and BIM applications.

“All that’s required to begin operation is to place the LN-100 anywhere on a
project site – on a tripod, column or on the ground – and press one button.
The unit self-levels and an operator just has to turn on the wireless
controller and get to work,” he said. “One person layout has never been this
easy.”

With the wireless controller, an operator can call up simple point layout or
CAD drawings anywhere on a site. “Display the design point or line that needs
to be staked out, touch it, and the LN-100 laser immediately points to the
exact location,” Falcon said. The LN-100 can also lock onto a prism and guide
an operator to the next design points. Its operating range allows it to cover
a 200 meter (650 feet) diameter area.

The new 3D positioning system is ideal for BIM projects. “This innovative
solution utilizes Topcon’s time-proven laser and robotic total station
technologies to provide a highly productive system that combines design and
layout operations. The Topcon family of office software and controller
solutions integrates seamlessly with a wide range of Autodesk BIM software and
services,” Falcon said. “Regardless of the job – building infrastructure,
electrical, plumbing, foundation and footings, walls, ceilings, HVAC,
underground utilities or basic landscaping on any job site – the customer has
a solution that’s easy to use without sacrificing the required accuracy and
performance.”

The LN-100 is the newest of Topcon’s BIM solutions, which include the GLS-2000
laser scanner, IS series of imaging robotic stations and the DS series of
standard robotic stations. Additional information is available at
topconpositioning.com/LN-100.

About Topcon Positioning Group

Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA
(topconpositioning.com). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel,
The Netherlands (topcon-positioning.eu). Topcon Positioning Group designs,
manufactures and distributes precise positioningproducts andsolutionsfor
theglobalsurveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM,
mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Its brands
include Topcon, Sokkia, 2LS and MAGNET. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com),
founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

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Contact:

Topcon Positioning Group
USA:
Dennis House, 925-245-8602
or
Europe:
Achiel Sturm, +31 (0)10 - 458 5077
news@topconsokkia.com
 
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