For 2014, Topcon has many exciting new instruments and solutions ready to start bridging the gap between the infrastructure needs of tomorrow and the abilities of today. But there is one product that will have an immediate impact on virtually every job site, especially as the requirements for Building Information Modeling (BIM) increases. It’s the LN-100, the world’s first 3D positioning system designed specifically for construction layout.
How it works:The LN-100, or Layout Navigator, introduces seamless integration and flow of project data from the design to the field by providing a one-person layout solution. The unit provides straightforward operation, removing the intimidation factor and reducing the learning curve in performing construction layout tasks.
The simple design and ease of operation for the LN-100 strips away the complexity associated with advanced surveying instruments for layout tasks. 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. With the wireless controller, an operator can call up simple point layout or CAD drawings anywhere on a site.The LN-100 is the newest of Topcon’s BIM solutions, which include the GLS-2000 laser scanner, and IS-310 imaging robotic station.
Best suited for: The system is ideal for construction layout tasks of all types. It utilises 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. The LN-100 provides a unique and productive system to begin to literally transfer the digital design into a finished product.