Leica Geosystems announced a new software module for interfacing the DISTO Pro4 professional handheld laser measuring tool with the PocketCAD PRO 4.0 mobile CAD software package.

The new DISTO Add-In module permits laser distance measurements to be fed directly into the PocketCAD software running on a Pocket PC or other mobile device.

The DISTO Add-In link allows the DISTO Pro4 to drive any command in PocketCAD that requires a distance measurement. Drawing objects, such as lines, circles and polylines, can be created easily using the distance measurements imported directly from the DISTO Pro4. Because the link is real-time, the DISTO’s math functions can be used to add and subtract distances with the result driving PocketCAD functions.

Leica Geosystems sells the Add-In software module as an optional accessory with the DISTO Pro4 products, according to Wolf.

The DISTO Pro4 is a powerful handheld tool that uses precise laser beams to take distance measurements with accuracy up to ±1.5 mm (1/16 in), indoors or outdoors, at ranges up to 100 meters (330 ft).

Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination. The company, with 2,750 employees, has a turnover of over 600 million Swiss francs and is listed on the Swiss Exchange. It is structured in six divisions: Surveying and Engineering, GIS and Mapping, Industrial Measurement, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses (Cyrax). Along with the Swiss facilities, the company also has development and production subsidiaries in America and Asia and is represented by 20 sales units and more than 100 representatives worldwide.

For more information on Leica DISTO products, please visit the website at www.DISTO.com.