Speed and accuracy – must-haves for setting out

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A construction worker checks the layout of a foundation before concrete is poured

Getting started with digital setting out

We’ve helped countless people transition from paper plans and tape measures into digital setting out and QA/QC. Our streamlined workflows and lightweight instruments increase productivity and mobility on the jobsite. The ROI on digital workflows has never been clearer and more trusted than today, and it’s easier than ever to get started.

A construction worker uses a GTL-1200 to verify measurements on a concrete deck

Go further with digital setting out

If you are managing multiple field crews or large-scale projects and running total stations for setting out, digital workflows are for you. The intuitive operation and depth of capabilities integrate effortlessly into your workflows to help you coordinate multi-trade project teams working on synchronised sets of drawings. Increase your points per day and reduce unnecessary rework with Topcon.

Set out more points faster

Avoid costly rework

Proven ROI

Building construction trades

Interior of a concrete building

Concrete contractors

Air conditioning and duct work inside a warehouse

Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing

Structural steel frame in a new building construction project

Structural steel

Crane in front of a glass and concrete building

Glaziers and curtainwall

Wood frame inside a new residential construction project

Construction framers and framing carpenters

Steel and cement frame of a new building construction project

General contractors

See our solutions in action

MAGNET and GT Series Building Construction Testimonial

Robotic Layout | Kobobel Fire Protection Case-Study

Improving accuracy on a historic building

Saving time and money with a field and office Topcon solution.

The workflow

Workflow including MAGNET Enterprise Cloud Transfer, layout and QA/QC, and Point Manager for Revit and AutoCAD

Setting out with a robotic total station

LN-150 robotic total station

LN setting out navigator

Compact, self-leveling, easy-to-set-up tool designed for jobsite setting out and measuring.

GT-1200 robotic total station

GT robotic total station

High-speed, lightweight instrument to increase jobsite mobility and tackle applications from basic to advanced.

GTL-1200 scanning robotic total station

GTL scanning robotic total station

Single instrument for setting out and reality capture on a single setup to streamline construction verification.

Setting out with lasers

We offer different technologies for setting out. Often people start with our rotating lasers and move to positioning technologies like robotic total stations and GNSS receivers.

GNSS Radios
GNSS Radios

Extend your GNSS network range with a UHF radio


Robotic total station with ultrasonic direct drive motors

Robotic total station and scanner in one

Robotic total station for vertical construction

Robotic layout navigator for precise construction workflows.


Machine control, grade checking and construction lasers

MAGNET Enterprise
MAGNET Enterprise

Cloud-based data storage connecting field and office teams
Point Manager
Point Manager

Point creator plug-in for Autodesk®

Site layout file preparation

Digital Layout Software
Digital Layout Software

Building construction field software
Rugged Tablets
Rugged Tablets

Rugged tablets control total stations, GNSS receivers, scanners and data.
MAGNET Construct
MAGNET Construct

App for positioning layout and as-built applications

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