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DISTO e7500i aka d510

How to Use Leica DISTO E7500i (D510)

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03/14/2019

This is infrequently used content, but to expand accessibility to a wider audience we are using a machine for translation. Please excuse any unanticipated translation errors. -Thank you, Leica Geosystems.

Operation of Leica DISTO E7500i, also known as the D510, can be found in the following document (click here) and within the following user manuals:

More information regarding the DISTO E7500i aka D510 displays below:

Switching ON and OFF

on off
  • The on key switches and activates the laser in a single press.

  • Press on  once quickly to shoot a distance or...
  • Press and hold on for 2 seconds to activate continuous laser measurement (Tracking). 
  • Press on once quickly to switch off tracking.
  • Press and hold the clearoff button for 2 seconds to switch off the D510. The D510 automatically switches off after 3 minutes of inactivity.

settings
 Display Overview of the Settings Page

settings page

func

 Display Overview of the Functions Page

functions overview

 

Basic Operations

beep

Beep On/Off
Turn the beep on/off as per your convenience.

beep toggle

 

  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft key underneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen**, Beep on/off icon beep on / beep off is loacted at the top right of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Beep on/off. Select the  icon using = key.
  • Also toggle between  beep onbeep off  with = key.
    * Press  c/ off to exit settings.

(**selection screen example for reference)

example

digital level

 Digital Level On/Off
Use the inbuilt digital level as and when required.

digital level
  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings
  • On this screen, Digital level icon  on / off is located on the middle left of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Digital level on/off. Select the off icon using = key.
  • Toggle between on & off with = key.

    * Press c/ off to exit settings.

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 Display light/screen brightness
Adjust the screen brightness as required.

1
  • Press the  funckey once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft key underneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen, (brightness adjustment) illumination icon 1 is located at the the bottom right of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for brightness adjustment.
  • Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • Once selected, use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the brightness from the provided 6 levels.1 
    * Press c/ off to exit settings.

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 Activate/de-activate keypad lock

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  • Press the  funckey once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft key underneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen, the lock icon 1 / unlock is located at the centre of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for keypad lock on/off. Select the  icon by pressing = key.
  • Toggle between 1 /unlock  with = key.

* Press  c/ off to exit settings. 

How to unlock keypad

Once the keypad lock system is activated, the device when switched on needs to be unlocked within 2 seconds after switching it on, or it will automatically switch off.

  • Press the +_  key within 2 seconds of switching on the device to unlock the key pad (as it will indicate on the display).

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 Memory
The device stores last 30 results by default.

  • To view the results stored in the memory, press the func key once.
  • Navigate to the memory  icon  1  with arrows  keys, which is located on the centre left of the display.
  • Select this icon 1 using = key.
  • Use navigation keys arrows to view multiple stored results.

timer

 Timer (Self trigger) or Auto release
Timer is used for self triggering the measurement once the laser is activated. The delayed release is recommended for precise aiming, e.g. for long distances, as it avoids shaking of the device while pressing the measurement key.

  • To set the Timer, press the func key once.
  • Navigate to the Timer icon 1 with arrows keys, which is located at the top left of the display.
  • On Timer selection, you reach the screen displayed as  1
  • Select the time from the provided options with the help of navigation arrows keys.
  • To confirm setting press = key.
  • The self release starts once the  on  key is pressed twice.

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 Calculator

  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • On this screen the Calculator icon is located at the top centre of the display.
  • Navigate to the 1 icon using arrows keys for Calculator. Select the 1 icon using = key.

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 Reset
Reset setting returns the device to its factory settings. All customization and stored memory is lost.

  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings.
  • Move to the 2nd page of the settings with the help of  arrows keys.
  • On this screen, reset setting icon 1  is loacted at the top centre of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for reset setting. Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • Use soft keys under 1 or X to confirm or cancel respectively. 1

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 Offset
Offset setting allows you to add or subtract a set value automatically to or from all measurements.

  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings.
  • Move to the 2nd page of the settings with the help of arrows keys.
  • On this screen, Offset setting icon 1 is located at the top left of the display.
  • Navigate to 1 icon using arrows keys to select for offset setting. Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • Use arrows1keys to adjust the value.
  • Use soft key  soft keyunder 1 icon to confirm or…
  • Reset the value to 0.00

 

Advanced Operations

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 Personalized favourites

q
  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen, Personalized favourites (a star shaped icon) 1  is loacted at the bottom centre of the display.
  • Navigate to the 1 icon using arrows keys, to select for Personalized favourite. Select the 1 icon using = keys.

*Select your favourite functions and add them to your personal list. 

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 Activate/de-activate Bluetooth
DISTO D510 includes Bluetooth® Smart (V4.0) capability that will allow it to automatically send measurements to your tablet or phone. Check out the Leica DISTO App Directory  to see results on your Android, iOS or Windows devices.

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  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen, Bluetooth icon 1 /2 is located at the centre right of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Bluetooth. Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • Toggle between 1 & 2 using = key.

 *Also Bluetooth switches off as soon as the laser distance meter is switched off.

Leica DISTO sketch app 1 is an ideal interface between the Leica DISTO with Bluetooth® and a smart phone, tablet or Windows computer. This allows sketches, photographs and Excel lists with dimensions to be created quickly. The data is subsequently able to be sent directly to the office by e-mail.

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Download the Leica DISTO sketch app.  from:

iOS -  https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/disto-sketch/id580422524?mt=8
Android -  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.ffuf.leica.sketch&hl=en

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 Changing distance Units
Leica Disto X510 is provided with the stock of units that you can change as per your requirement. Change from meter to feet to inches, per your convenience.

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  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen, Distance Units icon 1 is located at the top center of the display.
  • Navigate to the 1 icon using arrows keys to select for Distance Units.
  • Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • Choose from the below listed units 1 keys.
    0.00 m             0.00 ft
    0.000 m           0.00 in
    0.0000 m         01/32 in
    0.0 mm    0’      00” 1/32

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 Changing Tilt Units
You can also change the Tilt unit setting as well to measure your triangle angles.

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  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key soft keyunderneath the icon settings.
  • On this screen, Tilt Units icon 1 is located at the top left of the display.
  • Navigate to the 1 icon using  arrows  keys, to select for Tilt Units.
  • Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • Choose from the below listed units  1 keys.
    360.0 °            0.00 %
    + 180.0°         0.0 mm/m
    + 90.0 °            0.00 in/ft

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 Adjusting measuring reference/tripod
Custom your D510 to measure the distance from its front, rear, middle or the tripod thread of the device.

  1. Each time the device is switched on, the display shows the default or the standard mode as mode which means that the distance is being measured from the back of the device.  back of device
  2. You can further change the settings by pressing  under the  screen to adjust the mode to either
  3.  front of device- Measurement from the front of the device,

       lock icon - Lock icon = permanently

  4. tripod - Measurement from the tripod thread of the device.
  5.  disto adapter- Measurement from a Leica DISTO Adapter FTA 360.
  •  
    How to adjust the measuring reference

  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the Adjust measurement application from the top right section by pressing adjust measurement app.
  • Select theadjust measurement app  icon using = key.
  • Choose from the provided:
    - from the front
    - back
    - middle
    - tripod thread of device

* Once the device is switched off, reference goes back to standard setting (i.e. rear of the device)

 

 Adjusting/Standardising/Calibration of tilt sensor (Tilt Calibration)

  • Press the func key once to reach the application screen.
  • Select the Settings option from this screen by pressing the soft key softkey underneath the gears icon .
  • On this screen, Tilt calibration icon tilt calibration icon is located at the bottom left of the display.
  • Navigate to the tilt calibration icon icon using arrows keys to select for Tilt calibration. Select the tilt calibration icon icon using = key
  • * Press c/off to exit settings.

  • (Also)

    Follow these quick 6 steps to adjust or calibrate your device in case of an unlikely discrepancy.
    As indicated on the device display:

  • Place the device on an absolute flat surface with its display up and press on.
  • Next rotate it by 180° and place the device on the surface as it was and press on again.
  • Next stand the device up on a horizontal surface and press on.
  • As indicated rotate the device 18o°in its vertical position and press on again.
  • Next place the device upside down as shown in the picture on the left and press on.
  • Rotate the device again by 180° and place it on the surface and press on
  • calibrate

 

 

Basic Device Applications

 Straight line single distance measurement

basic disto application
  • To begin, press the on  key once to switch the laser on and aim at your target.
  • Pressing   onagain records the measurement and shows the result on the device display.

* For measurements, where there is nothing obvious at the other end for the laser to reflect back, it is recommended that you use Leica branded Target plate for maximum measurement range. 

min max meas

 Permanent / Minimum-Maximum measurement
This function determines the minimum or maximum distance from a specific measuring point, e.g. the determination of room diagonals (maximum value) or horizontal distance (minimum value).

image
  • To activate permanent measuring, press and hold the on key for 2 seconds. This will activate the continuous laser.
  • Aim the laser at wall corners (maximum value) or horizontal distance (minimum value). The display would show the max. & min. values on the screen.
  • To stop permanent/minimum-maximum measuring press on  key once.

add subtract

 Add/ Subtract function

on device
  • Add / Subtract are two basic functions in D510. The keys are displayed on the device for this application.
  • Press add subtract once to add the next measurement to previous one.
  • Press add subtract twice to subtract the next measurement to previous one.

 

Point Finder / View Screen

camera related functions
  • Press the camera key key on the device to activate the camera mode.
  • With the help of navigation keys  updown arrows  zoom the pointfinder to 2x & 4x zoom.

area icon

 Area Measurement
Area measurement is a basic function provided in all Leica Disto devices. This helps you calculate the area of wall or surface just by measuring its sides from the same reference point.

area pic
  • For measuring the area of a surface, press the Function key func  once.
  • On this screen, the area application area icon is loacted at the center of the display.

*In E7500i, you can also find the area application at the bottom left of the device as you switch it on. 

  • Navigate to the  area iconicon using  arrows  keys to select for Area application. Select the  area icon  icon using = key.
  • To begin, press the  on  key once to switch the laser on and aim at your target to take the 1st reading.
  • Then focusing from the same reference point take the 2nd reading by measuring the adjacent wall length. (as the area icon will indicate on display)
  • Once this process is completed the device automatically calculates the area for you.

* Adding and subtracting areas:
You can measure two separate areas and add or subtract them from each other with the help of  plus  or  buttonkeys.
*Total linear distance (circumference) of the area calculated:
The device also calculates the Total linear distance or the circumference of the wall/floor circumference automatically.

 

 Volume Measurement

volume
  • For measuring the volume of an object press the Function key   funconce.
  • On this screen, volume application volume is located at the bottom right of the display.
  • Navigate to the volume icon using  arrows keys to select for Volume application. Select the volume icon using = key.
  • Measure the three adjacent lengths (l x b x h) using  on. (as the volume icon will indicate on display)
    *All measurement needs to be taken from the same reference point.
  • Once this process is completed the device automatically calculates the volume on the display.

 *Total linear distance (circumference) of the volume calculated

The device also calculates:
- Area of a side
- Total linear distance (circumference) of the object
- Total linear distance (circumference) of a side
- Length of a side
- Breadth of a side
- Height of a side
- Total linear distance of a side

triangular area measure

Triangular Area Measurement

triangle area
  • For measuring the area of a triangular surface, press the Function key func once.
  • Move to the second page of application screen using arrows keys.
  • On this screen, Triangle Area Measurement triangle icon icon is located in the top row of the display.
  • Navigate to the triangle icon icon using arrows keys to select for Triangle Area Measurement application. Select the triangle icon  icon using = key.
  • Measure all three sides of a triangle aiming lasers at 1st, 2nd and 3rd target points using on  as indicated  123.
  • Once this process is completed the device automatically calculates the area for you.

*Total linear distance (circumference) of the area calculated

The device also calculates the Total linear distance or the circumference of objecttriangle lineaer distance measured and the angle between the 1st and 2nd  angle measurement automatically. 

Smart Horizontal Mode

 Smart Horizontal Mode™
A wonderful application to measure the horizontal distance even with an obstruction in the way.

Smart Horizontal Mode
  • For measuring the distance from an object through Smart Horizontal Mode™, press the Function key func once.
  • On this screen, Smart Horizontal application smart horizontal app icon is located in the 2nd row, towards right of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Smart Horizontal application. Select the smart horizontal app icon using = key.
  • Aim the laser at an angle of a certain tilt and record the measurement by pressing on.
  • The device automatically calculates the horizontal distance from the target.

 *Along with the horizontal distance this application also records angle of the tilt, length of the tilt and the vertical height from the device.

Long Range

Long range Mode
The long range mode allows measuring of difficult targets in unfavourable conditions such as bright light or extremely reflective objects.

  • To activate the long range mode press the Function key func once.
  • Move to the next page of the application screen using arrows keys.
  • On this screen, Long range mode long range icon icon is located at the Top middle of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for long range mode. Select the long range icon icon using = key.
  • Toggle between  on & off using = key.

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 Inclination Tracking
Inclination tracking helps you achieve the absolute 0° or 90° apart from finding the actual inclination of an object such as staircase railings; sloped floors etc. Ideal for horizontal and vertical adjustments.

  • To activate the Inclination Tracking press the Function key func once.
  • On this screen, Inclination Tracking icon 1  is loacted at the bottom left of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows  keys to select Inclination Tracking. Select the 1 icon using = key.
  • The device automatically starts tracking the angle. The device beeps at absolute 0° and 90°.

 

Advance device Applications

 Sloped Objects
This function is used to measure the angle and length of a sloped object.

laser
  • For measuring the length of a sloped object, press the Function key func once.
  • Move to the second page of application screen using arrowskeys.
  • On this screen, Sloped object measurement application  slope icon icon is located in the 2nd row of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Sloped object application. Select the slope icon icon using = key.
  • To measure the slope, measure points a. & b. from the same reference point.
    A. Aim the laser with the on key to the top or the upper point of the slope and press the on key again to record that measurement.
    B. Same way aim the laser at the lower target of the slope and measure that point.

 The device automatically calculates, distance bewtween both points along with:

  • Horizontal distance between the 2 points
  • Vertical height between both points and
  • The angle included between both the points

*This application requires tripod. 

trapezium

 Trapezium
This function helps you measure the detailed measurements of a Trapezium (an object whose 2 lengths are of 2 different sizes).

trapezium house
  • Press the Function key  func once.
  • Move to the second page of the application screen using arrows keys.
  • On this screen, Trapezium application icon trap icon is located in the 2nd row of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Trapezium application. Select the trap icon icon using = key.
  • To measure the Trapezium, measure points a. & b. from the same reference point.
    A. Measure the height of the shorter side of the Trapezium using on key.
    B. Press the on key again and from the same reference point aim the laser diagonally at the 2nd point of the Trapezium as shown in the figure. Press on key again to record that measurement.

 The device automatically calculates, distance bewtween both points along with:

  • Slope length between the points a. & b.
  • The area of Trapezium
  • The angle included between a. & b.

*This application requires tripod.

Height Profile

 Height Profile measurement
This function helps you measure the height differences between 2 or more reference points.

height profile measurement
  • Press the Function key func once.
  • Move to the second page of the application screen using arrowskeys.
  • On this screen, height profile measurement application icon height profile app is located at the Top row of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Height profile application. Select the height profile app icon using = key.
  • To measure the height difference between 2 or more reference points aim at a certain reference point and record that measurement by pressing on .
  • Next aim the device at the second reference point as shown in the figure on the left and record that measurement by pressing on.

*You can repeat this process to measure the difference between more than 2 points.

With each measuremen the device automatically calculates:
- Horizontal distance from the device.
- Height difference from the previous reference point.
**This application requires tripod.

height tracking

 Height Tracking
Use this function to measure the height of an object from a distance. This especially works when you are measuring the height of buildings or trees, objects without suitable reflective points.

height tracking
  • For tracking the height of an object, press the Function key func once.
  • Move to the second page of application screen using arrows keys.
  • On this screen, Height Tracking application iconicon is located iin the 2nd row of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for Height Tracking. Select the icon icon using = key.
  • To track the height, measure points a. & b. from the same reference point.
    A. Aim the laser using on key at the lower point of the object and record that measurement by pressing on key.
    B. Press theon  key 3rd time to start Height tracking. Keep aiming the laser upwards until you have reached your desired point. Press on  key for 4th and the final time to record that last measurement.

 The device automatically calculates the height, between points a. & b. along with:

  • Inclination angle at point a.
  • Length from the device to point a.
  • Inclination angle at point b.
  • Vertical height between both points a. & b. and
  • Horizontal distance between the device and the object

*The upper point can be targeted with the digital point finder and does not need a reflective laser target as the device only measures the inclination.

icon

2 point indirect horizontal length measurement
This function helps you measure the length of an object indirectly just by focusing on 2 points.

indirect meas
  • Press the Function key  func once.
  • Move to the second page of the application screen using arrows keys.
  • On this screen, 2 point indirect length measurement application icon icon is loacted at the 3rd row of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select the option for 2 point indirect measurement. Select the icon icon using = key.
  • To measure the horizontal length through this application, measure points a. & b. from the same reference point.

 How to measure a. & b.

  • A.  Aim the laser at point a. and record that measurement by pressing on.
  • B.  Next aim the laser at point b. as shown in the figure on the left and record that measurement by pressing on again.
  • The device automatically calculates the distance from a. to b.
  • The device also calculates the distance from the device to points a. & b.

*This application requires tripod.
** This application is applicable only to measure the horizontal length. To measure the vertical height please use the Height Tracking function. 

icon

3 point indirect horizontal length measurement 
This function helps you in measuring the length of an object by focusing on 2 points.

3 point
  • Press the Function key  func once.
  • Move to the second page of the application screen using arrows keys.
  • On this screen 3 point indirect length measurement application icon icon is located in the 3rd row of the display.
  • Navigate to the icon using arrows keys to select for 3 point indirect measurement. Select the icon icon using = key.
  • To measure the horizontal length through this application, measure points a.,b. & c. from the same reference point.

How to measure a., b & c.

  • Aim the laser at point a. and record that measurement by pressing  on
  • Similarly measure points b. & c. as shown in the figure on the left and record those measurements using on .
  • The device automatically calculates the distance including these three points.
  • The device also calculates the distance from the device to points a., b. & c.

 *This application requires tripod.
** This application is applicable only to measure the horizontal length. To measure the vertical height please use the Height Tracking function.

 

 

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