Topcon Acquires ClearEdge3D
Acquisition combines the market-dominant EdgeWise and Verity software
suites with a world leader in positioning hardware
TOKYO, Japan – February 20, 2018 – Topcon Corporation, a world
leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction,
through its American subsidiary, has acquired all the outstanding
shares of ClearEdge3D, Inc., a recognized technology leader in
the engineering and construction software industry.
ClearEdge3D’s EdgeWise software dramatically speeds as-built modeling workflows by utilizing
automated feature extraction algorithms and other patented technologies. Its Verity construction
verification software compares laser scan point cloud data of recently completed construction
work against design or fabrication models, flagging out-of-tolerance or poorly installed elements.
Terms for the deal were not announced.
“ClearEdge3D has established itself as the frontrunner in applying computer vision, object
recognition and other advanced technologies to solve major problems in the AEC industry,” said
Satoshi Hirano, president and CEO of Topcon. “Their technological prowess combined with
Topcon’s leadership in the survey and precision instrument market will make for a very powerful
“We’re excited to join the Topcon family,” said Kevin Williams, founder and CTO of
ClearEdge3D. “It’s a great opportunity to combine the EdgeWise and Verity software platforms
with the Topcon sales and financial resources to better serve all of our customers.
“We’ve spent the last few months with the Topcon technical team harmonizing and honing our
joint product roadmap. We are thrilled to be bringing these technological advances to the AEC
industry as part of the Topcon team,” said Williams.