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Good day all.
We are thinking about purchasing a BLK360 for "low Level" jobs.
Is there an alternative scanner that's comparable with the BLK that can also work with Leica's Suite of programs, Cyclone, Reg360, Cloudworx, Jetstream etc..??

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dineshkimraj wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Good day all.
We are thinking about purchasing a BLK360 for "low Level" jobs.
Is there an alternative scanner that's comparable with the BLK that can also work with Leica's Suite of programs, Cyclone, Reg360, Cloudworx, Jetstream etc..??
Nothing that is that small and that light. Looking to see a demo and price point of the X7 Trimble. (My guess it will be a low price competitor to the RTC360 though & still not as small- almost 2.5 times the weight) We've done a lot of VAried scans, outdoors and in with the BLK. (Forensics, rooms floorplans, road interesections, linear paths, Culverts....all outdoor non-planar scan sites WITH TARGETS!

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If you already have RTC then there is no point on the BLK given that the RTC is so much quicker and far better quality of data. I think in last 7 years i can only think of about 20 set ups where BLK would of been more use over RTC when on site in relation to its size....

The RTC on low/medium, no images you can do 40 to 80 set ups and hour on certain sites....

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The main reason why we are considering the BLK is for simultaneous jobs where the level of detail and accuracy does not need to be that high. Also, its a lot easier to jump on a plane with the BLK and tripod, although the RTC is not that bad either.
Another reason is for the inverted scanning ability of the BLK. We are looking at ways to scan underground fuel storage tanks and this seems to be the best method.

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I can't think of another scanner that would fit the set of requirements you're talking about.
If I wanted a cheap small scanner though, i'd personally be looking at a used Faro X range. Small enough to put in a backpack on a place, cheap and light enough to put inverted. Not a replacement for a RTC by any stretch, but i'd rather have that than a BLK I think.

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It seems to me at this point, a BLK2Go would be the ideal addition to your workflow.

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jsteinert wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:13 pm
It seems to me at this point, a BLK2Go would be the ideal addition to your workflow.
At the price points, another RTC360 costs just a few thousand more than the BLK2GO.
(The BLK2Go seems to have been kneecapped by Leica's price point, where in my opinion it only makes sense in some very specific use case scenarios, other than that i would take an RTC360 over the BLK2GO every day of the week).
Also i remember that Dinesh had some issues with getting the RTC sent in for some service some time ago, so having a second one could be a much better way to stagger servicing.

There are other SLAM scanners around as well, ZEB, Paracosm. Not sure about the price points for those though.

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