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leica cyclone

Leica Cyclone

3D Point Cloud Processing Software

Leica Geosystems HDS Cyclone software modules provide point cloud users with a wide set of work process options for 3D laser scanning involving engineering, surveying, construction and related applications.

Cyclone lets users take advantage of the new Leica ScanStation C10 laser scanner's traverse, back-sight, and resection capabilities. Outcomes can be more cost-effective as-built and topographic surveys and the ability to create plant as-built models more efficiently from laser scans.

Unique, Efficient Foundation

The inherent completeness of 3D point clouds represents one of their major advantages over other sources of geometric information. Cyclone's unique Object Database Client/Server software architecture:

  • Provides the highest performance environment for laser scanning projects
  • Makes it easy for users to manage data efficiently in databases
  • Allows users to work concurrently on databases--reducing the need to copyand/or transmit large point cloud project files

Cyclone Modules for Flexible Configuration

Leica Cyclone is comprised of individual software modules for different needs as well as flexible product customization.


Provides the complete set of tools for aligning point clouds captured from different scanning positions, quickly and accurately.

Supports the use of Leica Geosystems HDS targets to geo-reference scan data + the ability to align overlapping areas of point clouds without the use of targets--resulting in optimum registration and providing significant savings in time and cost  by reducing the need to place and extract targets.


Enables use of point clouds directly and processing into objects for robust export into CAD (and other applications)--also allowing robust import of data from CAD (and other applications).


Lets surveyors quickly extract relevant feature and coordinate information from the point cloud data via the Cyclone Virtual Surveyor™ function.

Supports complex topographic models, with intelligent mesh decimation that minimizes file size while retaining accurate geometry.


Provides direct importing of the native point cloud formats from these manufacturers:

  • Faro
  • Riegl
  • Optech


Operates time-of-flight and phase-based Leica Geosystems scanners.

Allows management of  scan parameters; scan target acquisition; field QA; digital imaging; geo-referencing; and more depending on scanner capabilities.

Provides viewing and navigating of point clouds and 3D models, plus measurement and mark up/redlining.

Supports  imports and exports of a wide range of formats..


Enables individual members of workgroups to simultaneously access 3D point cloud data sets and/or models.

Provides a powerful environment for collaborative design [via simultaneous connection of 1 to 10 "client" users to the same data server in a network environment] on large, complex projects.

ReduceS project execution time significantly.

Leica TruView and Cyclone-PUBLISHER

Publishes point cloud data for web-based sharing and viewing.

AllowS access from anywhere in the world.

[Users can view, zoom in, or pan over point clouds naturally and intuitively]

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