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December 6th, 2013
Topcon introduces BIM 3D Layout Solution for Construction

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 positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, 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).