New Leica Captivate Pipeline Application Streamlines Tracking and Reporting in Pipeline Surveys

Intuitive workflow ties entire pipeline process together to achieve a complete end-to-end solution that reduces reporting time by as much as 50-70%.

Captivate Pipeline

(NORCROSS, GA, July 20, 2017) Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, today announced Leica Captivate Pipeline, a new application available to pipeline surveyors in North America that dramatically streamlines their work by eliminating many of the manual operations that have previously been required in pipeline tracking and reporting. 

Developed in collaboration with several highly respected pipeline surveying firms, Captivate Pipeline addresses a number of major challenges that pipeline surveyors face in their day-to-day operations. For example, manual database creation, file conversions, data verification and report generation all require significant time and resources to be allocated to each project. Additionally, every manual process increases the risk of error and costly setbacks in a time-sensitive environment. Captivate Pipeline overcomes these challenges by tying the entire pipeline process together, from inventory to layout to data reconciliation, to provide the industry’s first complete end-to-end solution.

Captivate Pipeline allows for the integration of a bar code reader so survey crews can collect pipe attributes faster and more accurately. It provides the ability to incorporate pipe manufacturer tally sheets to track every length of pipe from the factory to the pipe yard and layout yard and then its final position underground. The application incorporates redundant checks of the data before the pipe is buried, and it allows users to create and track the short lengths of pipe known as PUPS and compare final measured pipe length to the tally sheet for fast and easy data verification. 
The application is completely integrated with industry-standard software for pipeline surveying, including Blue Sky DASH. As a result users can export data directly from the office software into their Leica Geosystems controllers, eliminating the manual typing of codes and creating a seamless, automatic workflow that saves time and ensures accuracy. 

All of these capabilities enable pipeline surveyors to save as much as 50 to 70 percent in reporting time compared to traditional practices and other software workflows. "Leica Geosystems has built a system from the ground up that can be used from pipe inventory throughout construction and integrates intuitive workflows that streamline survey operations, assist with data management and track joints of pipe throughout the project, all within a user-friendly interface," said Jason Houle, director of survey services for Diversified Infrastructure Services, Inc., based in Fond Du Lac, Wis., a strategic partner involved in the development of Captivate Pipeline. "With the elimination of disjointed workflows, our clients are assured a high quality end product delivered accurately and efficiently." 

The new application is initially being rolled out in North America as an optional add-on to Leica Captivate, the industry-revolutionizing field software for a variety of measurement instruments that turns complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. With easy-to-use apps and familiar touch technology, Captivate enables all forms of measured and design data to be viewed in all dimensions. Smooth data transfer between the field and office ensures that every project stays on track. 

Two upcoming webinars will explore the new pipeline application in more detail: 

• August 8, 2 pm EDT – Leica Captivate Pipeline: A Transformative Approach to Pipeline Surveying, presented by Jason Houle, Diversified Infrastructure Services, Inc. (DIS) and Ted Miller, Leica Geosystems,

• August 29, 2 pm EDT – New Opportunities in Pipeline Surveying, presented by Nichole Killingsworth and Ashley Veal, BSD Consulting, Inc., 
Learn more and sign up for a demo of the Captivate Pipeline application at

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