Sokkia has announced that its new iX robotic total station series is compatible with the Autodesk BIM 360 Layout application.

“We are committed to the interoperability between our products and Autodesk software, making workflows increasingly simple for common customers,” says Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products. “Now, operators taking advantage of the iX series’ smoothest and most accurate prism tracking ability can also lay out or QA/QC (quality assurance/quality control) with the BIM 360 Layout app.”

BIM 360 Layout is designed to provide vertical construction contractors the ability to connect the coordinated model to the field layout process, helping to increase jobsite productivity, while improving the accuracy of staked or installed building components.

With the addition of the iX series, operators now have a choice of instruments in the Sokkia family with BIM 360connectivity, including the SXtotal station series.

About Sokkia

Sokkia is part of the Topcon Positioning Group, headquartered in Livermore, Calif. Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, NORAC and 2LS.