The Leica DISTO S910 is the first LDM that captures multiple, accurate measurements in three dimensions from a single location, radically improving the efficiency of common measuring tasks.
Smart Base — a biaxial pivot integrated with the circuit board — is the key hardware innovation. Combined with a more powerful laser, a 360° tilt sensor, and new software –Smart Base enables the S910 to measure the distances and angles between multiple points.
Smart Base facilitates three new remote measurement functions:
* Point to Point (P2P): Measure the tie distance between two points, even if you are hundreds of feet from your target. Shoot Point 1 then Point 2 and the S910 displays the distance between them. Widths, heights, diagonals, gaps, it doesn’t matter: Just measure the start and end point and the distance is displayed.
* Smart Area: Shoot the corners of any polygon to determine the area of walls, floors, even complex roof shapes.
* Smart Angle: Shoot three points to measure any angle (including outside angles, which is a first).
Use a Tripod
For maximum accuracy the SmartBase requires a simple level check. This guarantees the electronic level of the S910 is within ± 0.1° of true level. For the highest measuring accuracy you will want to use a tripod for the majority of P2P, Smart Angle and Smart Area functions. The S910 includes a metal insert for a ¼” tripod thread, found at the bottom of the SmartBase (and a 5/8” adaptor is available).
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Even with a tripod and outdoor pointfinder camera, placing your laser point exactly where you want it can be challenging, especially at longer distances. The FTA 360-S<http://lasers.leica-geosystems.com/global/shop-leica/accessories/fta-360-s> is a micro-adjustable tripod adaptor. Point and shoot to get close, then tweak the knobs ever so slightly to adjust your spot by millimeters.