Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

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RTC360 vs S150

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Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by Dmb06124 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm

Which would you chose to use for indoor scanning for building / MEP as-builts for CAD/Revit work, and for what reasons?

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by tbwester » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:33 pm

Well once is twice the price, so not sure this is a good comparison. :like:

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by Dmb06124 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:12 pm

Twice the price? The quotes I have on hand have the RTC360 about $10K more than the S150, about 15%. Is the premium worth it? I look forward to the discussion.

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by caddrafting2013 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:05 am

Dmb06124 wrote:Twice the price? The quotes I have on hand have the RTC360 about $10K more than the S150, about 15%. Is the premium worth it? I look forward to the discussion.

Hard one, Used both and own X330 they both have big differences

Dual axis vs IMU
Speed
File sizes

Scene vs Reg 360

We personally went with faro for price and software but if we were to go buy survey grade most definitely P series Leica


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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by bobbyf90 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:39 am

Currently own S70 and had a demonstration on RTC. The Leica is king on the field, lightning fast scan times, light enough unit and can use android tablets for onsite registration which was also impressive.

The only killer that caused us to sway for Faro was the sheer file sizes the Leica produces.

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by MajorDomo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:15 am

Costwise they are about even.
Size too.
Software, takes a couple hours to be capable, a few days to be confident, regardless of package.
Dealing with data, well you develop strategies.
Both use the same tripods.

The differentiating factors:
Do you need your scans to be level? Then it's the Faro.
Do you do mostly interiors with C2C? Then the RTC will make registration very simple.
Do you need full resolution at full range? Then you need the Faro, the RTC has a 60m range at full res.
Do you own scene or cyclone already?then you can already use the Faro files on either. For RTC360 you might need an update to Cyclone, the RTC will still workout cheaper this way, but not by much, but no option to use RTC360 files on anything but Leica software.
How far away are the reps from your area? Being close to support can come in handy.

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by pburrows145 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:22 am

bobbyf90 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:39 am
Currently own S70 and had a demonstration on RTC. The Leica is king on the field, lightning fast scan times, light enough unit and can use android tablets for onsite registration which was also impressive.

The only killer that caused us to sway for Faro was the sheer file sizes the Leica produces.
You obviously trialed it with the old FW... what a shame.

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by pburrows145 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:52 am

Do a back to back test... that's all there really is to say.

You will soon find out which offers you best value for money and the most comprehensive workflow.

Always judge the complete package based on the ease of use from field to finish.

Also, take note of support, updates and service turn-around times.

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by Jamesrye » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:23 pm

I'd be interested in a demo of the Focus S150. If there is a rep who can demo in Exeter, please send me a PM.

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Re: Leica RTC360 vs Faro Focus S150

Post by Dmb06124 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:27 pm

One of my biggest concerns with the RTC360 is the file size. I'm hearing that time saved in the field with the quick scanning is lost during the handling of the scans back at the office. Has the new firmware done enough to fix this?

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