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June 14, 2013

Public safety, survey software debuts for Leica’s new Nova MS50


New MicroSurvey CAD Studio 2013 enhances data visualizations with fly-through movies, animations

MicroSurvey Software Inc. launched three new versions of its MicroSurvey CAD and MapScenes software for the surveying and public safety sectors that allow users to integrate 3D point cloud data captured by Leica Geosystems’ new Nova MS50 MultiStation into their workflows.

West Kelowna, B.C.-based MicroSurvey is owned by Switzerland-based Hexagon AB, also the parent company of Intergraph Corporation and Leica, headquartered in Norcross, Ga.

Leica unveiled the MS50, the first to combine 3D scanning, total station, imaging and GNSS positioning in one instrument, earlier this month at Hexagon’s user conference in Las Vegas.

The new product allows users to measure objects on a construction site, calculate volumes, monitor a bridge, capture an accident scene with digital imaging or scan the exterior side of a building, according to the company.

The company calls the MS50 a “game-changing measurement solution” – from capturing and visualizing data to creating deliverables. Adding to the pomp, Rollén even had wine served to the audience to join him in toasting Nova’s debut.

The new offerings:

MicroSurvey CAD Ultimate 2013 – desktop software allows surveyors, contractors and engineers to easily import 3D datasets from the MS50 with all TPS measurements, pictures, points and scan data to produce field-to-finish CAD survey

MicroSurvey CAD Studio 2013 – has functionality of Ultimate plus an animation module for users who want to enhance data visualizations with fly-through movies and animation

MapScenes 2013 – popular drafting, point cloud data visualization and animation tool for forensic investigators, accident scene reconstructionists and other public safety professionals. The new version lets users quickly and easily draw in the point cloud view for fast, accurate linework as well as use the 3D scan data from the MS50 in animations for accurate reconstructions

The new software versions are sold as optional software packages with the MS50.

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