Leica Geosystems is introducing a new field solution, iCONstruct, which enables fast interpretation of as-built structures versus design to support foremen and field workers in the decision-making process.

Two key products are the new, robust 7-inch Leica iCON Controller CC80 and the enhanced iCONstruct field software v2.5, supplying easy-to-understand, real-time project information. Rounding off the solution is the Leica iCON gps 60/80, which uses SmartLink to bridge accurate positioning wherever RTK is interrupted. iCONstruct is available for purchase now.

"The CC80 Controller touchscreen is more responsive to touch and loading files is also 100 times faster than on other controllers,” says Juan Garza, field engineer for Lowden Excavating Inc., based in Wimberley, Texas. “I can cut fill or layout much faster because the iCONstruct field layout is so clean and straightforward, and I can easily start and use apps. The touchscreen also has a handy weatherproof toggle mode and has really amazing outdoor visibility.”

Highly sophisticated building and road design are especially easy to understand, enabling non-surveyors to also measure or layout design on-site. The simplified layout of the field software allows operators extremely intuitive operation using  real-time design data with in-vehicle features such as cut/fill comparisons or volume calculations.

Surveyors are freed of time-consuming tasks, which can now be easily carried out by construction crews, who are always present on-site. Surveyors now need only provide the correct data and tasks to ensure project quality, after which construction teams can remain productive and more independent, with faster quality checks and better job progress understanding on job sites.

Using the iCONstruct field software removes common data exchange barriers and creates seamless data workflows with all Leica Captivate and Viva products. Because iCONstruct runs on Windows 8.1, BIM 3D Viewer and third party software such as Autodesk or Revit can be used. Polyface-mesh based DXF files and useful apps enable intuitive operation and detect inconsistencies in design early enough to avoid costly mistakes.

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