How to Setup and use a Leica Disto X3 laser with your Solatech Focus system

How to Setup and use a Leica Disto X3 laser with your Solatech Focus system

Summary

This article describes how to pair a Disto X3 laser to your Windows or iOS device.  It also describes how to transmit those measurements into your Solatech Focus system. 

Instructions for Pairing

Windows

  • Turn on your X3 laser (Bluetooth is auto enabled)  .
  • Select the  Windows Start Icon  in the lower left hand corner of your screen, then select Settings    > Devices> Bluetooth       
  • Select the Laser from the list of available devices, then hit  Pair 
  • You will receive notification when the device is paired to the computer. 

iOS

  1. Turn on your X3 laser (Bluetooth is auto enabled)
  2. Navigate to your iOS Bluetooth manager to pair the device
  3. Note: the Disto X3 will be paired as a keyboard device
  4. You will receive notification when the device has been paired to your iPad


Setting up the laser to properly send measurements into Solatech Focus

  • On the laser, tap the FUNC button to enter the Functions menu
  • Tap the button on the left hand side, under the gear icon on the screen. 
  • Using the "+" or "-" buttons on the laser, select the Bluetooth and gear icon
  • Hit "=" 
  • Bluetooth Navigation should be set to "On"
  • Hit the button under the "checkmark" icon (lower right) to confirm
  • Decimal point should be set to  "0.00"
  • Hit the button under the "checkmark" icon (lower right) to confirm
  • Unit should be set to "off" 
  • Hit the "checkmark" icon to confirm
  • Termination should be set to "Enter" 
  • Hit the "checkmark" icon to confirm
  • Autosend should be set to "off" 
  • Hit the "checkmark" icon to confirm
  • Hit the "C/Off" button
  • Hit the "On Dist" button
  • You should see a Blue arrow in the lower right hand corner of the laser, indicating that measurements are ready to be sent to your device.

Sending measurements into Solatech Focus

  1. Begin by placing the cursor in the Width field when adding a line item
  2. Take a measurement and hit the button below the blue arrow on the laser screen (lower right hand corner) 
  3. Note: if you have multiple measurements, hit the "C/Off" button on the laser until the measurement you wish to send is on the bottom display line. 
  4. Your measurement will be entered and the cursor will advance to the Height field
  5. Hit the button below the Blue send arrow again
  6. Continue selecting options for the line item
  7. Once the line has been added, place the cursor in the width field and repeat steps 2-6 above

Using the on screen keyboard (iOS) while the laser is connected

When a Leica Disto X3 laser is connected via Bluetooth to an iPad, it acts as an input device. This renders the on screen keyboard inoperable. 
Instructions
  1. Connect the Leica Disto X3 laser
  2. To display the on screen keyboard, press either the "+" or "-" buttons on the laser for 1 second
  3. The iPad keyboard will appear
  4. To close the keyboard, press the "+" or "-" button the laser again

Additional information

  1. Leica Disto X3 User's Manual 

Applies to:

  1. Solatech Focus
  2. Solatech DOS 

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