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#1 Guest_Luke_*

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

Just started using Softplan and was wondering if anyone is using a Laser Measuring Device that will integrate with Softplan?  Via bluetooth and a smartphone app. Suggestions welcome.

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:52 PM

John Honea uses one...I don't think he checks in here very often...I'll ask him if he can give some feedback.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

I use a Leica.  I believe it's the 330i.  It's got Bluetooth Capability.  There's an app you install from Leica that acts as a translator.  Start that, pair the laser and then start Softplan.  Once you do that, just start drawing your rough walls and dimensions.  Select the dimension you want to change, pull the measure from the Leica, hit the send (Bluetooth) key and it sends the exact dimension into Softplan.  Then tell it which direction to move.  I use mine with my Surface Pro 3 and love it.  Makes As Built plans so much better.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:35 PM

How do you get the app from Leica?



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:36 PM

Will it work with Softplan 13?



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

I use a Bosch laser measuring device for all my as-built measures and really like it. The best $89.00 I ever spent.

I have had it for about 5 years now and have never had any issues with it.

 

At the time I purchased this unit, Bluetooth was not an option, so I can't speak to that. They do make a model that has Bluetooth and that one runs about $300.

 

http://www.homedepot...R130K/202504985



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:06 AM

I have the same one Tommy...love that thing.


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 02:57 PM

I use a Leica.  I believe it's the 330i.  It's got Bluetooth Capability.  There's an app you install from Leica that acts as a translator.  Start that, pair the laser and then start Softplan.  Once you do that, just start drawing your rough walls and dimensions.  Select the dimension you want to change, pull the measure from the Leica, hit the send (Bluetooth) key and it sends the exact dimension into Softplan.  Then tell it which direction to move.  I use mine with my Surface Pro 3 and love it.  Makes As Built plans so much better.

How do you set up the leica translator so it puts right format in?



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

I use a Leica.  I believe it's the 330i.  It's got Bluetooth Capability.  There's an app you install from Leica that acts as a translator.  Start that, pair the laser and then start Softplan.  Once you do that, just start drawing your rough walls and dimensions.  Select the dimension you want to change, pull the measure from the Leica, hit the send (Bluetooth) key and it sends the exact dimension into Softplan.  Then tell it which direction to move.  I use mine with my Surface Pro 3 and love it.  Makes As Built plans so much better.

hi

I'm using a disto E7100i with my softplan on a windos 10 surface pro 4 but I can't get he mesuremens to appear in the proper window Are there any iputs I have to change or there any place I can get addirional info?



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:05 AM

I am using the Leica Disto E7500i together with Leica's App for my cellphone as it is described here. This app is less comfortable but this disto is really up to date with its camera and monitor. It is for sure the best one for bright light.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:58 PM

I can't speak for myself, but I've recently witnessed a plan for an entire house done to professional specs with a Leica-Disto, Surface Pro,  and Softplan. Worked like a charm and took a mere 3 Hrs



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:19 AM

Does anyone have any experience with Laser Measuring Meters. I am looking at the Leica DISTO A3 and the Bosch DLR165K. They both seem to do the same functions but the A3 costs twice as much 300 vs. 150. Is the A3 worth the money?

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:49 PM

Does anyone have any experience with Laser Measuring Meters. I am looking at the Leica DISTO A3 and the Bosch DLR165K. They both seem to do the same functions but the A3 costs twice as much 300 vs. 150. Is the A3 worth the money?

I've found my Leica to be extremely accurate and durable.  In laser measuring devices I've typically found you do tend to get what you pay for.  The accuracy differences tend to be huge.  Just my personal experience.





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