Technical

  • Switching from Traditional to Digital Asset Management

    Leica ZRover – Faster, more accurate asset management

    Switch from manual tools to digital processes to improve the accuracy and efficiency of collecting asset management information.

    The construction industry is transforming to adopt digital ways of working. Traditional ways are often manual, time consuming and subject to human error.

    Switching to digital asset management, by using the Leica ZRover solution, enables users to digitally locate, record and measure assets on a construction site with the highest accuracy, saving time and reducing errors.

    Get in touch with our expert team to download the overview and learn more about digital asset management.

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  • Discover how to achieve centimetre accuracy on your smart device.

    For field workers requiring greater accuracy, the Leica Zeno GG04 provides you with the flexibility to connect your own smart device for data collection and still achieve high quality positioning data.

     

    The Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna significantly enhances the precision of your position accuracy (up to 1cm) on your smart phone or tablet, enabling you to achieve reliable centimetre results.

    Watch this video to discover how to use your existing smart device with the Leica Zeno GG04 to achieve accurate positioning data. To find out more information on the benefits of using your own device to achieve centimetre accuracy, contact us today.

    For more information click here: https://www.sccssurvey.co.uk/leica-zeno-gg04-smart-antenna.html

  • Leica MS60 MultiStation Use on the Ordsall Chord Network Rail Project in Manchester

    The Ordsall Chord is a flagship Network Rail project in Manchester City Centre and involves the construction of 7 new spans, 300m of new track and the widening of existing Victorian viaducts.  At the centre of the project sits the iconic network arch bridge, the first of its kind in the UK, spanning 90m.  The new link will allow trains to run between Manchester’s Victoria and Piccadilly stations for the first time.

    SCCS – The Survey Equipment Company operates as a preferred supplier to Skanska and have worked in partnership on the Ordsall Chord to successfully deliver equipment, technical support and training. Since the preliminary stages of the project the team have provided assistance with commendable performance, regularly going the extra mile to meet the projects requirements at short notice.

    The use of the Leica MS60 MultiStation has added significant value to engineering and surveying procedures as well as delivering significant time savings on the Ordsall Chord project. Much of the design of the Ordsall Chord project adopts complex geometry to deliver architectural features such as fanned pier extensions. These complex structures meant traditional checking throughout the construction process which would have been challenging. The adoption of the Leica MS60 allowed us to develop an innovative process of scanning and verification/clash detection to reduce risk and streamline the QA process. The Leica MS60 even delivered time savings over modern dedicated laser scan systems, this is where there is a requirement for small amounts point cloud data regularly when captured in conjunction with traditional site engineering and surveying duties.

    On a rail project such as the Ordsall Chord, limited access to track means time on track is precious.  Having the ability to complete a quick scan with our multi station has delivered unforeseen benefits through as built point cloud information as previously additional track visits would have likely been required.

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    Acknowledgements

    Dan Binney, Senior engineering surveyor at Skanska

    Tom Emerson, Engineering Surveyor at Skanska

    Skanska Bam Nuttall JV – Northern Hub Alliance

  • MicroSurvey Star*Net Certified Training Course & Experienced Users Workshop

    Following up from the popular "STAR*NET Certification" program for new and experienced STAR*NET users hosted earlier this year we are please to annouce this additonal course.

     

    This will be a classroom session taking place over two days. This will be a "bring your own laptop" event. Sample files and manuals will be provided. A certificate of completion designating the recipient as a STAR*NET Certified Professional will be awarded upon completion of the class.

    Topics:

    This program will cover most aspects of using STAR*NET and will cover strategies and techniques for working with leveling data, conventional traverse data and GPS data. Attendees who complete the course will be prepared to:

    • > Configure STAR*NET for a range of equipment types
    • > Derive a priori values for instrumentation from specifications
    • > Design and manage a least squares project
    • > Interpret results from the listing
    • > Find and resolve typical problems with networks
    • > Use a variety of data conversion and import strategies
    • > Combine data from a variety of sources into a single balanced network

     

    Times and Dates: (GMT):

    Times: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Certified Training: 2 Day - 27th - 28th June 2017

    Experienced Users Workshop: 1 Day - 29th June 2017

     

    Click here for more information or to register.

     

  • Collaborative CAD system workflows for large HDS data projects

    An interview with Phil Marsh on the advantages of using Leica JetStream to improve the transfer of data across numerous platforms.

    Hi Phil, please give us a short overview of yourself.

    I am the HDS manager at SCCS where I have been for 6 years, and as the specialist in laser scanning and 3D modelling for land and measured building surveying I provide sales and support to all of our customers. During my career I have gained experience with modern TPS, GPS and HDS surveying equipment and knowledge with topographical and internal measured building surveys using Leica laser scanning hardware such as the new ScanStation P30/P40 and the software Leica Cyclone, CloudWorx and 3DReshaper.

    Leica JetStream

     

    You’ve chosen to talk about the Leica JetStream software. Why?

    Leica JetStream is a streaming data server for HDS projects and in a nutshell it speeds up the scanning workflow. It allows scan data to be sent to other users and clients very quickly. As point cloud data is typically huge in file size, sometimes terabytes of data, trying to distribute this to multiple users via file transfer or manually by disk can be a real nightmare. Instead, Leica JetStream compresses and circulates the captured point clouds to other users who can then load and render instantly.

    So what are the benefits of Leica JetStream?

    Speed, definitely. When integrating into projects the work flow speeds up no end. As the indexed data gets optimised and reduced by up to 10 times in size so it’s quicker to work with. It also saves on storage space and as the data is managed from one location there’s no duplication or mistaking the information.

    This adds the obvious benefit of being easier to collaborate on projects and when working as a team. As I mentioned, the data is stored in one location such as a cloud services like Amazon and Google which can be accessed by multiple users at any time, across networks so ideal for unlimited sized groups.

    Also, it loads projects instantly and gives super-fast rendering for CAD users who really will appreciate the benefit. Full density point cloud rendering all done in real-time, which speeds up panning, zooming and other interactions. All users hate waiting for rendering to complete and JetStream slashes this. It also means it’s ideally suited for the advanced Leica P30 and P40 ScanStations.

    Any other advantages?

    Its scalability means it can accommodate single users to large groups and the extra available components are very affordable and on subscription, meaning users can be more flexible with adjusting their costs.

    Who can use Leica JetStream?

    Leica CloudWorx users and CAD companies mostly. Anyone using AutoCAD or anyone integrating a 3D point cloud data. Generally I suppose the entire CAD community.

    What makes Leica JetStream unique?

    I suppose its main unique pro is to be able to connect with all Leica CloudWorx plugins and in the future will be developed to connect with Leica Cyclone modules too.

    Thanks very much for taking time out to do this Phil.

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