Just ahead of the InterGeo geospatial trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, Trimble announced its new X7 3D laser scanning system. Among the features, the system allows automatic registration of point cloud data in the field with Trimble Registration Assist.

It also features automatic calibration and survey-grade self-leveling to ensure consistent data quality. 

The scanner comes with a Microsoft® Windows®-based Trimble T10 ruggedized tablet for control and project visibility, along with a backpack and lightweight tripod for portability.

“The Trimble X7 delivers high-speed 3D laser scanning with intuitive workflows and unique technologies automating critical steps, which improves efficiency and productivity,” said Gregory Lepere, marketing director, optical and imaging for Trimble Geospatial.  “The X7 is a useful, everyday tool because it doesn’t require scanning expertise to operate.  It opens the door for more construction, surveying, industrial and forensics professionals to confidently capture and deliver scan data and realize a faster return on investment.”

For surveyors and geospatial professionals, the X7 provides fast and balanced performance in both indoor and outdoor environments and is ideal for industrial survey/tank calibration, civil infrastructure, general surveys, road intersection surveys, utilities, mining and historical documentation and renovation says Trimble.

The Trimble X7 solution is fully integrated with the new Trimble Perspective software specifically designed for in-field control and complete registration. The combination enables scans and images to be captured, fully registered together, refined, controlled and exported to a variety of established data format for Trimble and non-Trimble software suites.

“For users in building design and construction, the X7 provides answers to the complex measurement problems of existing conditions and improves field productivity for a broad range of applications in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry projects, including concrete; mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP); and general contracting; as well as quality assurance validation in steel prefabrication,” the company said.

The X7 solution is fully integrated with Trimble Field Link software to provide streamlined workflows specific to the building construction industry—from scanning to modeling to field layout.  The solution also includes a first-of-its-kind laser pointer using scan data to improve communication between stakeholders and reduce rework.