What is the Leica RTC360 laser scanner?

The Leica RTC360 3D Laser Scanner is a powerful tool for architecture and construction firms. It allows for fast, simple-to-use, accurate, and portable 3D reality capture of environments. With a measuring rate of up to 2 million points per second and an advanced HDR imaging system, the creation of colored 3D point clouds can be completed in under two minutes. The scanner is small and lightweight with a portable design and collapsible tripod, making it easy to take anywhere.

The scanner also has low noise data which allows for better images, resulting in crisp, high-quality scans that are rich in detail and ready for use in a range of applications. This can help architecture and construction firms to improve efficiency and productivity in the field and in the office.

 What is a possible application of the Leica RTC360 laser scanner for Architecture firms?

As experts on building reality capture technologies, we know the use of 3D laser scanning technology is a powerful tool for capturing as-builts, Digital Twins and Existing Conditions of buildings and structures. It allows for accurate and detailed documentation of the building’s geometry and features, which can be used for design, renovation, and preservation purposes.  

What is the Cyclone Register360 Software, and what benefits does it offer when working with point cloud files?

The Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS software is an upgrade to the Cyclone REGISTER software and is designed to work with the Leica RTC360 3D Laser Scanner.

It simplifies complex workflows and empowers users of any skill level to work smarter, deliver results more accurately, visualize in more detail and collaborate more effectively. The software provides guided registration workflows to assist new users and speed up the process for experienced users. It also has built-in QA/QC tools and automated reporting to save time and guesswork while delivering higher productivity.

 I would also emphasize its high measuring rate and advanced HDR imaging system which allows for the creation of colored 3D point clouds in under two minutes.

 But what about the point cloud accuracy?

 The Leica RTC360 3D Laser Scanner has a range of 0.5m to 130m and can capture up to 2 million points per second. It has an accuracy of 1.9mm at 10m, 2.9mm at 20m, and 5.3mm at 40m1. This high level of accuracy and range allows for detailed and precise point cloud data capture, which can be valuable for architecture and construction firms.

What are some of the advantages that Register360 offers compared with other solutions out there in the marketplace?

Some of the main advantages offered by Cyclone Register360 Plus compared to other point cloud registration software solutions include:

Advantages

Description

Speed

From project creation to final reporting, project completion is significantly faster thanks to multi-threaded batch routines, one-step import and processing, guided workflows, built-in QA/QC tools and automated reporting.

Scale

Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS handles even the most challenging of projects with ease and simplifies complex workflows.

Simplicity

Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS provides guided registration workflows to assist new users and speed the process for experienced users. Intuitive QA tools and reporting take the guesswork out of determining the quality of your registration.

Field-to-Finished Solution

Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS is part of the integrated RTC360 Field-to-Finished solution. Taking advantage of the RTC360’s Visual Inertial System (VIS), Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS will automatically place project data on real-world coordinates and complete a registration with little to no manual assistance from the user.