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Re: New Trimble SX10

Postby pedropcsena » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:48 pm

Formula1982 wrote:Having used the SX10 a couple of times now, I have to say it's very impressive.

I would have assumed at first this would be a compromised instrument. An overly expensive, compromised totalstation, and a heavily compromised laser scanner.

In reality, its one of the most useful and easy to use totalstations I've ever used. But the biggest surprise is the scanning. It's not competing with rapid phase scanners - a 360 degree scan takes around 12 minutes. But the range is double what we've been able to get from anything else, the options for control are really useful, you come away from site with a fully registered database, and most importantly the data quality is some of the best I've captured before. Very clean and accurate data even at long range.


Happy to hear that. We are thinking of getting one but still waiting for some feedback from users
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Re: New Trimble SX10

Postby ChrisHarris » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:04 pm

It's great to see the comments above...

The Trimble SX10 has had an excellent start with customers coming from all different areas of survey/engineering/construction etc.. Trimble literally cannot produce them quickly enough!

People really like the way you can incorporate normal topo detail or surveyed/setting out information with the scan data and the way the scan is adjusted with the traverse or resections etc live in the field. The site efficiency is excellent.

One of the main selling points though is the way any surveyor can take one and use it straight away to collect scan data even if they've never scanned before Then just drag the data into the office afterwards with no registration. This is why the SX10 is starting to bring point cloud to users that were reluctant to take the plunge beforehand. As an example, last week with a customer (a very experienced scanning surveyor) we did a 10 setup/15 scan job with lots of detailed imagery as well as topo linework in just a few hours, this dropped into the software in 5 minutes, all scans colourised, no registration needed as we came off survey control.

In the field the operation is so slick this instrument spoils you for using anything else - "more like playing a video gaming than surveying" - you'll never want to look through a telescope again (genuinely you won't)!

We don't have a case study from a user yet but should do soon with people now using the SX10 in the field. Several good customer quotes are floating around. "Twice the range, half the kit, twice as productive" - sums it up nicely.

In my opinion the SX10 is the first of a new breed of surveying instrument. For certain tasks it'll still be quicker to use a traditional terrestrial laser scanner (large office complex internal building surveys etc..) but for a large percentage of survey projects you no longer need two instruments, the SX10 is as complete an instrument as you can imagine. To say we've been impressed is an understatement but I think you've figured that out already!!

Dont take my word for it though, try one for yourself :)
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Re: New Trimble SX10

Postby Formula1982 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:11 pm

pedropcsena wrote:
Formula1982 wrote:Having used the SX10 a couple of times now, I have to say it's very impressive.

I would have assumed at first this would be a compromised instrument. An overly expensive, compromised totalstation, and a heavily compromised laser scanner.

In reality, its one of the most useful and easy to use totalstations I've ever used. But the biggest surprise is the scanning. It's not competing with rapid phase scanners - a 360 degree scan takes around 12 minutes. But the range is double what we've been able to get from anything else, the options for control are really useful, you come away from site with a fully registered database, and most importantly the data quality is some of the best I've captured before. Very clean and accurate data even at long range.


Happy to hear that. We are thinking of getting one but still waiting for some feedback from users


If you're in need of a scanner for anything other than what you'd use a typical phase scanner for (ie where maximum speed of a 360 degree scan is the most important), then definitely look at the SX10.
Likewise, if you need a total station, but could benefit from occasional scanning capability on those same jobs, then again, look at the SX10 as an option. It makes a fantastic 1-person instrument. I'm very impressed with it from end-to-end.
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