Leica High-Definition Surveying Division Announces Cyclone 5.3

More Efficient Processing and More Accurate Deliverables from High-Definition Surveys

The High-Definition Surveying Division of Leica Geosystems AG announces the full commercial release of Cyclone 5.3 software. Cyclone 5.3 streamlines workflows for creating as-built and topographic survey deliverables from data sets captured by High-Definition Surveys for Civil Infrastructure, Plant and other markets. Cyclone 5.3 also features new tools for creating even more accurate deliverables and for more comprehensive project QA/QC.

The divisions High-Definition Surveying hardware and software solutions are used for conducting as-built, engineering, and detail geometric surveys within the AEC markets.

Automation and Accuracy for Civil Infrastructure Surveys
With Cyclone 5.3, professionals working with laser scan data on transportation related projects can now quickly compute and report both vertical and horizontal clearances for overpasses, bridges, interchanges, and overhead sign structures. The new tools not only let users derive minimum clearances faster, but also help ensure more accurate clearance results, i.e. that absolute minimum clearances within laser scan data are found and reported. A new polyline segmentation tool also enables users to more precisely set boundaries of TIN meshes from scan data. On the automation front, new tools allow users to conveniently create useful vertical sections from scan data without requiring an alignment reference and to automatically place vertices, selected using Cyclones popular Virtual Surveyor tool, into Cyclone ModelSpaces.

Automation and Accuracy for Plant As-builts
Cyclone 5.3 lets users automatically create 3D models of pipe networks (automatic pipe run) from laser scan data, instead of having to model one pipe section at a time. By linking scan data directly via SDNF and PCF translators to standardized steel and piping tables, users are ensured of even more accurate 3D as-built models.

Support of Standard Data Interfaces for Civil And Plant
Users can now import and export results directly in LandXML format, the industrys premier data exchange standard, for efficient, seamless data transfer with products used by Land Development, Civil, and Survey professionals. In addition, Leica System 1200 interoperability allows export of data for stakeout purposes. For plant applications, users are now able to take advantage of industry standard SDNF and PCF formats for directly creating intelligent 3D models for steel and piping from High-Definition Surveys.

More Scan QA Tools, Faster Registration, and Friendlier Point Cloud Navigation
Cyclone 5.3 also provides several general quality and efficiency enhancements for scanner operation, point cloud registration, and selection of point cloud regions for processing into deliverables.

For scanning, Cyclone 5.3 offers Leica HDS4500 users further increased confidence in data quality via both automated calibration checking using black/white targets and automatic user notification of scheduled calibration. Leica HDS2500, HDS3000, and HDS4500 users can now also choose to segment scan data by distance from the scanner, reducing the risk of using data that is outside formal range specifications.

For registration, users can now save steps by automatically adding cloud-to-cloud constraints from an initial registration without having to specify common points or determine which scans overlap.

Finally, more options and a friendlier interface have been added to Cyclones popular family of tools for cutting point clouds into useful sub-segments that users want to focus on.

The sum of all these additions provides users with increased office efficiency in working with point clouds and even more accurate results.

Pricing & Availability
Cyclone 5.3 is released and available from Leica Geosystems HDS LLC. Pricing information is available through appropriate Leica Geosystems representatives and dealers worldwide.

More Information
Leica Geosystems HDS
Sanjay Asnani
Senior Civil Industry Marketing Manager/Product Manager
Tel (direct) 1 813 661-9684
Tel (central) 1 925 790 2300
Fax 1 925 790 2309
E-mail: sanjay.asnani@lgshds.com
Internet: www.hds.leica-geosystems.com

About the High-Definition Surveying Division of Leica Geosystems
The High-Definition Surveying Division of Leica Geosystems, http://hds.leica-geosystems.com, is based in San Ramon, California. The company specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of High-Definition Surveying (also known as 3D laser scanning) systems and software. These products are used for performing as-built, detail, engineering, and topographic surveys for a variety of 2D & 3D mapping and modeling applications in the AEC and other markets. The company was founded in 1993 as Cyra Technologies, was acquired in 2001 by Leica Geosystems AG, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary. The company is a leading hardware and software vendor in this emerging market.

About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information (www.leica-geosystems.com). Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information in 3D. Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 2,400 employees in 23 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is a publicly listed company, registered with the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX:LGSN).