miniPLAN GO!

the ideal partner for the Leica DISTO ™ D8

Leica Disto D5

Using a Leica DISTO ™ D8 with miniPLAN GO! allows rapid creation of floor plans as you measure. With its simple to use interface, miniPLAN GO! is designed to work in the same way you do already - sketch your room (on the screen of your mobile computer, rather than on a scrap of paper) then measure using your Bluetooth enabled
Leica DISTO ™ D8.

As the measurements are beamed to your mobile computer, your sketch resizes automatically and your floor plan can then be immediately opened in any CAD or drawing package.

The software contains easy to use tools that allow even complicated room shapes to be easily surveyed. Floor areas, surface areas and room volumes are calculated automatically as you work.

As with previous models of the DISTO ™ , significant increases in productivity and accuracy are instantly achieved over measuring with a tape, but it’s the D8's added ability to measure tilt angles that sets it apart from other laser distance measurers. For the first time accurate measurements can now be easily taken to normally inaccessible objects, such as ceiling detail, and obstructions can be measured over to get an object's true plan position.

IllustrationNothing gets in the way of the DISTO ™ D8!

Using the tilt sensor on the Leica DISTO ™ D8, it is possible to measure over the top of obstructions and accurately fix ceiling detail. miniPLAN GO! uses the tilt angle and the measured slope distance to fix an object’s true plan position.

Most laser distance measurers can only measure horizontal distances as they don't have a tilt sensor. Therefore they can't measure past obstructions.


miniPLAN GO! allows the following information to be collected to create a full floor plan

  • Floors - create as many floors as necessary
  • Rooms - areas and volumes calculated as you measure
  • Walls - record construction materials, set size and thickness
  • Doors - set type and size
  • Windows - set glazing type and sizes
  • Lines - survey linear features in a room

miniPLAN GO! is ideally suited to running on a PDA, smartphone, UMPC, or laptop but will run on most devices with a Windows ™ operating system.

This product is ideal for Surveyors, Energy Assessors, Estate Agents, Insurance Assessors, Alarm Companies and other users who need to quickly produce accurate floor plans that can be opened in any CAD or drawing package. If you need to create more detailed floor plans then you can easily upgrade to miniPLAN Pro

So...just how productive is the Leica DISTO ™ D8 when it’s used with miniPLAN ?

Typical floor plans

The floor plan above was created using miniPLAN with the Leica DISTO ™ D8. The building is a former bank consisting of 52 rooms spread over 4 floors. It took just 1 person 5 hours to measure up with less than 2 hours in the office afterwards to carry out the final editing in AutoCAD.

To find out how to fully exploit the capabilities of the Leica DISTO ™ D8 with miniPLAN software, visit or contact us on 0800 292 2188.

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