Laser Template Systems


From original questioner:

Looking at E-Laser and SL Laser and have seen Proliner. Does anyone have real world experience with any of these, or others that would like to share? We would need 3d data since we do more than countertops. A lot of what we need to template are elliptical shapes, areas that are monumental in size, and or hard to reach areas. Thanks!

From contributor Ad

You might want to take a look at E-templates.
They have a photo system that a former client of mine used. They were located in Michigan and were doing work in Arizona and never had an issue with things fitting.

From contributor Da

Look at Disto 3D
I love this thing!!

From contributor Mi

I might be wrong, but it looks like the Leica laser head on the 3D Disto is the same as on the the E-Laser from E-Templates that Adam mentioned. I wonder if the software is the same or different?

From contributor Da

Hmm-looks like it!

3D Disto at bottom with tablet controller is what we have.........

From contributor Pa

The ELaser system does utilize the 3D Disto laser but provides a more complete set of software capabilities.

From contributor Ji

Greetings All,
I am waiting for one of the companies to provide a laser that I put on a tripod in the middle of the room, wait a few minutes, come back and download a complete 3d point cloud into AutoCAD. I realize that I may need to take a few of these to do a complete room. I have found units that do items the size of a basketball and entire building exteriors, but there does not seem to be one for a standard size kitchen with usable resolution.
All the best,
Jim Falk

From contributor Ti


I would be interested in what types of situations you are using the Disto 3D for. For my cabinet job layouts I use a Fat Max laser level and a story pole to establish floor and ceiling topography. Getting wall info is more difficult; i.e. bowed walls. Seems like I could use the Disto 3D to map out the room more accurately.

From contributor Da

Tim, we use it in the main to scan curved or angled walls so we can make tops without templating.....

From contributor Ad

I've also been using the 3D DISTO for field verification work. Just a few weeks ago I was on a job where I used the 3D DISTO to template a counter top. To my knowledge, they were able to cut the counter top to my measurements and drop it in place without any additional scribing. I'm going to see if I can go back and take pictures of how it turned out.

I've been recently approved by Leica to sell the 3D DISTO. Give me a call or shoot me an email if you're interested in grabbing one, or if you have any questions about them. These things are also designed to handle the elliptical shapes, large areas, and abnormalities that you described. I just posted a few videos from a live demo I did a few weeks back if you want to check them out: