The software developers at Leica have been busy again improving the functionality of Captivate and released version 2.20 a few weeks ago. I write a little piece every time there’s a release but this release I think says something about the future of the total station.
There are a bunch of improvements which will improve the experience for the user for sure. Searching for your job is easier with the addition of a new search field. You can create a job now by pressing the Fn key on the home page rather than endlessly scrolling through a carousel, and you get a lovely icon to tell you what TPS measure mode you’re using. These and other improvements speak directly to the user on the ground but there are others which are aimed at improving the technology for those working in the emerging BIM market.
3D polymesh entitles are now shown as solids when they’re brought into captivate giving you a continuity from your BIM model, layer control is improved when in the 3D viewer and the fbk export back into Autodesk has been improved to handle coding better. These are improvements pointed to moving the high-quality measuring into the hands of AEC professionals.
The release notes and firmware are available on our support pages, and you can upload the new version to your instrument if you have a valid Customer Care Package.