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Full total station technology plus a high-precision scanner in one revolutionary machine

Angular Accuracy
Lightning 3DM
EDM Technology
1 mm + 1.5 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 1.5 DR
EDM Accuracy

The Trimble® SX10 scanning total station redefines the capabilities of everyday survey equipment by providing the world's most innovative solution for surveying, engineering, and scanning professionals. The Trimble SX10 will change the way you work. This new, versatile solution is capable of collecting any combination of high-density 3D scan data, enhanced Trimble VISION imaging, and high-accuracy total station data, allowing you to capture exactly what you need, saving you time and money on every job. Trimble’s new Lightning 3DM enables the SX10 to capture both high-accuracy total station measurements and true high-speed 3D scans together in a single instrument providing a higher level of accuracy and measurement performance than ever before. 


Angular Accuracy
Lightning 3DM
EDM Technology
1 mm + 1.5 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 1.5 DR
EDM Accuracy


  • Combines surveying, imaging and high speed 3D scanning in one revolutionary solution.
  • Trimble's high accuracy Lightning 3DM technology provides scanning range up to 600 m and the smallest spot size in the industry—a mere 14 mm at 100 m.
  • Utilizes Trimble Lightning scanning technology to scan up to 26,600 points per second captures a full dome scan in as little as 12 minutes.
  • Improved Trimble VISION™ technology allows for fast and easy capture of high resolution site imagery.
  • Complete integration with familiar workflows of Trimble Access and Trimble Business Center Software.


  • Topographic Survey/General Surveys (Boundary/Land Title Surveys)
  • Roadway/Corridor Surveys (Roadway design and Topo)
  • Volumetric Surveys (Stockpile volumes)
  • Infrastructure Surveys (Civil Infrastructure As-Builts)
  • Building As-Built and Design Surveys
  • Utility Design Survey
  • Power Line Inspection/Clearance
  • Forensics/Crash Scene Investigation
  • Mine/Quarry Survey
  • Tank Calibration/Inspection
  • Dimensional Control


Trimble Business Center lets you fully integrate Trimble SX10 data into your projects using the familiar workflows of the marketing leading survey office software. Enhanced point cloud management, automated extraction and interoperability to leading CAD and GIS packages ensures that you can satisfy even your toughest client demands.

The Trimble Tablet Rugged PC operates the feature rich, intuitive Trimble Access field software. Streamlined workflows guide crews through common project types, helping to get the job done faster with less distractions. Trimble Access workflows can also be customized to fit your needs.

Back in the office, trust Trimble Business Center software to help you check, process and adjust your optical, leveling, and GNSS data in one software solution. No matter what Trimble instruments you use in the field, you can trust that Trimble Business Center office software will help you generate industry-leading deliverables.

Devices, Software, and Accessories
SX10 Works With...
Trimble Business Center
Survey Workflows
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Trimble RealWorks
Survey Workflows
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Compare Robotic Total Stations
SX10 S9 HP S9 S7 S5
Angular Accuracy 1" 0.5" or 1" 0.5" or 1" 1", 2", 3", or 5" 1", 2", 3", or 5"
EDM Technology Lightning 3DM DR HP DR PLUS DR PLUS DR PLUS
EDM Accuracy 1 mm + 1.5 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 1.5 DR 0.8 mm + 1 ppm (Prism) /3.0 mm + 2 ppm (DR) 1.0 mm + 2 ppm (Prism) / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm (DR) 1.0 mm + 2 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm DR 1.0 mm + 2 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm DR
Servo Robotic Robotic or Autolock Robotic or Autolock Robotic or Autolock Robotic or Autolock
Maximum Distance Range 5,500 m 7,000 m 5,500 m 5,500 m DR Plus 5,500 m
Additional Features Scanning & enhanced VISION Long Range FineLock, VISION or Tracklight Long Range FineLock, VISION or Tracklight VISION Tracklight
Scanning Speed 26,000 points per second -- 15 points per second (DR Plus VISION only) 15 points per second --
Scanning Range 600 m -- -- 250 m --
Laser Class and Ingress Protection Laser Class 1M & IP55 Laser Class 2 & IP 65 Laser Class 2 & IP 65 Laser Class 2 & IP 65 Laser Class 2 & IP 65