US: Leica Geosystems, a measurement technologies provider, has announced its alliance with Autodesk, a 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software developer, with an aim of making available reality-capture and BIM-to-field layout solutions for professionals involved in laser scanning and building construction layout markets. The companies are contemplating multiple technology integrations to benefit their joint customers.
“These developments mark the beginning of an important alliance between two technology leaders in the AEC market, bringing together each company’s respective innovation and expertise in hardware and software. Customers and resellers will benefit from having access to a broader range of options for reality-capture and field layout at a time when the construction industry is growing and adopting 3D solutions. This collaboration removes significant barriers for professionals seeking to implement streamlined workflows based on the highest-quality, most reliable data and empowers them to use the best tools for each application.”
— Juergen Dold, president of Hexagon Geosystems
“Leica Geosystems is a recognised leader in quality measurement solutions. By pairing these solutions with Autodesk’s software packages for CAD and BIM, customers will have easy access to accurate data at every stage of construction, which provides benefits for all stakeholders. It’s an exciting time to be in the AEC market.”
— Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s IPG Product Group
Source: Lecia Geosystems
Caption: New hardware and software integration makes viewing and accessing 3D data faster and easier