The Leica Disto D2 is a perfect choice for Architects that go to site very often and are looking for ways to speed the process up of measuring in interiors. Although you will be able to use it in exteriors under certain circumstances, it has been designed to be used in interiors only so you should be mindful of that if you purchase it. It is, for us, one of the Best Laser Measures for Architects.
Its range, 330 ft (100 m), makes it suitable for any interior. What sets the Leica Disto D2 apart from its competitors within the same group is the Bluetooth function. With it, you can send the measurements directly to your phone or tablet, saving you both a lot of time and a common source of mistakes.
It has quite a few measurement modes, which include area, distance, length, volume, continuous measurement, single indirect, stake out, and minimum/maximum. What are the advantages of these measurement modes? For example, if you use areas to provide a quick estimation of costs, the Leica Disto D2 will calculate them for you. With the single indirect, the Leica Disto D2 will measure a point that is not reachable through measuring two other points and using Pythagoras. As this model cannot be mounted on a tripod, Leica recommends that this function is used for estimations only. With the stake out function, you will be able to check whether the sub-contractor has placed the studs for the dry walls at the correct centres.
You can measure in seconds what would take minutes (and two people) with a tape measure.
With an accuracy of 1/16 inch (1.5 mm), you get the standard for high-quality products at a fairly low cost.
Its 330 feet (100 m) range makes the Leica Disto D2 suitable for interiors of any project.
The backlit display will come in handy in areas with low or no light.
The intelligent end-piece allows measuring diagonals more accurately and aligning the base perfectly to corners or edges. The following video from Leica shows this feature perfectly.
This is already a fairly complex gadget so there is a learning curve to make the most out of it. However, if you take a lot of measurements, you will dramatically improve your productivity once you are over the learning process.