Leica DISTO™ D510 – 200 m Range – Rugged Design
Great Outdoor Functionality and Apps
The Leica DISTO™ D510 is a 14 measurement mode LDM that is accurate to 1/16th of an inch. It is IP65 rated against dust, dirt and rain and features a point finder, a bright LCD screen, a 360° tilt sensor, and Bluetooth Smart.
The D510 laser module can read a target at distances that exceed your ability to see the laser point. With the point finder — a 4x zoom digital camera — you find your target in the display, extending the useable range to the ~650ft max.
The farther you can shoot, the more potential there is for something to get in the way. Smart Horizontal allows you to shoot over obstacles so you can measure the level horizontal distance to your target.
At distance, a small wobble in the tool bounces the laser point in wide arcs. This is sub-optimal for acquiring reflected laser energy.
The Leica DISTO™ D510 stands for easy and effortless outdoor distance measurement. The unique combination of digital Pointfinder and 360° tilt sensor allows measurements which are not possible with conventional distance meters. In addition, with Bluetooth® Smart and attractive free apps, you are prepared for the future.
Bluetooth Smart (4.0)
Send measurements directly to your apps using Bluetooth Smart.
Area / Volume
In area mode, the DISTO determines the area of a rectangle or square in two shots.
Volume mode adds a third vertical shot to calculate volume.
The Trapezium Function is useful for determining the length and slope of a roof section, and the area it covers. The DISTO uses the its internal tilt sensor to calculate the angle and the distance between the shots, which means you can measure roofs accurately from the ground.
Stake Out Function
The stake out function uses the continuous measurement mode to indicate where to place stakes along a stake-out line. Ideal for any situation where you need to place objects at a consistent interval. The display shows the distance to the next stake out point and the DISTO beeps as you approach it.
360° Tilt Sensor
Functions that need to know the angle of the DISTO when the shot is taken are enabled by a highly accurate 360° tilt sensor that determines the angle of the laser. These include Smart Horizontal and Height Tracking modes.
Set a timer to delay a measurement the same way you would with the shutter on a digital camera.
Single Measurement 660 ft Range
The big receiver lens and the module it is connected to can see a laser dot outside at distances of over 600 ft, depending on conditions.
Triangle / Room
The simple area function is great when a room is a square or rectangle, but what if you have to determine the area of a room that has more than four corners? That is where the triangle function comes in. Divide the room into imaginary triangles, take three shots for each and then add them up. The DISTO will also tell you circumfrence and the angle of the triangle.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Bluetooth DISTOs & the wifi 3D DISTO are useful for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
The endpiece is an integral part of the tool, connected to the circuit board. In the closed position the DISTO knows to measure from its base. Flip it open 90 degrees to align the base perfectly on an edge or corner. Flip it out all the way and you can put this baby in a corner to accurately measure diagonals. Otherwise, the width of the base would prevent you from getting all the way into the corner, rendering the measurement inaccurate.
With over 20 functions, chances are you are going to use one or two more than the rest. This Favorites function lets you bookmark your most-used functions on the tabs at the bottom of the touch screen.
Smart Horizontal™ Mode
Use Smart Horizontal to determine the level horizontal distance to a target when you have to shoot over an obstacle. The onboard 360° tilt sensor provides an angle measurement so the software can do the math to figure out how much to subtract from the angled shot to get the actual horizontal distance.
When the DISTO is in area or volume mode, you can use the add / subtract function to total up the area of several surfaces, or subtract an area, like a door for example, from a measurement.
Accurate to 1/16 of an inch
That’s right: A sixteenth of an inch. Take out a pair of earbuds. Look at how wide the the 1/8″ jack is. Now divide that by half.
Add & Subtract
It’s not always so simple as taking one shot to get the measurement you need. Sometimes its handy to add multiple shots together, or subtract a negative space from a measurement.
Min / Max Function
In Min/Max mode, you “sweep” the laser point into a corner. The longest measurement is recorded. Very useful for accurate diagonal room or window/door measurements.
The key is to make sure your second shot — the “rectangular shot” — is perpendicular to the point you are measuring, shown as the 90° angle in the images. The best way to ensure accuracy is to use a tripod and an adapter.
4x Zoom Pointfinder camera
The onboard digital camera features a 4x digital zoom “point finder” that shows you where the dot is even if you can’t see it with the naked eye. Put the crosshairs on the spot you are measuring to and hit the button. It’s that simple.
Memory stores 30 Displays
Store measurements and images with measurements associated with them.