To measure points using a laser rangefinder

Before measuring distances with the laser rangefinder, connect it to the controller and configure the laser rangefinder settings in the laser and in the survey style.

Measuring distances using a laser rangefinder is especially useful when entering the offset when measuring a point, computing a point, or using the taped distances function to measure the points defining a rectangular shape. To insert a distance into a Distance, H.Dist or an Offset field, tap next to the Laser field and then measure the distance with the laser.

To measure points using a laser range finder:

  1. Tap and select Measure.
  2. Tap Measure laser points.
  3. Enter the point name and a code for the point.
  4. Select the Start point you are measuring the laser point from, or measure a new point using the connected GNSS receiver.

    To measure a new point:

    1. Tap next to the Start point field.
    2. Enter the details for the point and then tap Measure.
    3. Tap Store.

      The software returns to the Measure laser points screen with the new point selected in the Start point field.

  5. Enter the laser height and the target height.

    Allow the laser to settle for a few seconds before you take a measurement with it.

  6. Tap Measure.
  7. Use the laser rangefinder to measure the distance to the target.

    The details for the measurement appear in the Measure laser points screen.

    If the software receives only a distance measurement from the laser, another screen is displayed with the measured distance in a Slope distance field. Enter a vertical angle if the measured distance is not horizontal.

  8. Tap Store.

    If you are using a laser without a compass, you must key in a magnetic azimuth before the software can store the point. If you enter a value for magnetic declination in the laser, make sure Magnetic declination field in the Cogo settings screen is set to zero.