Spike News

Spike Stories: How Esri Broomfield’s Building Operations went from Guesstimation to Photo Verifiable Measurements with Spike

When your role encompasses building operations and facility management, taking measurements is a daily task. Whether it’s measuring damages for repair, windows for energy use, or renovations and office improvements, building operations needs to be able to quickly and safely capture measurements and a photographic record. However, some of those projects can be next to impossible to reach with...

From the Signage Desk: Leveraging the Point-to-Point Tool

When using Spike’s Point-to-Point tool, I’m able to accurately collect my setback measurements and apply them to the plot plan for permitting. (Photo courtesy ikeGPS) In addition to calculating setbacks, Point-to-Point Measurements are also useful to determine the clearance between the side of a building and landscaping, the height of a light or flag pole, the...

Construction Equipment Profiles Spike

constructionequipment.com recently profiled Spike, and how Spike turns smartphones into professional surveying instruments and works with AutoCAD. The article also mentions the Spike case study with Carbon County, UT and how they use Spike frequently for their Road and GIS department projects. Construction Equipment is a publication dedicated to equipment professionals, covering topics from equipment product reviews, product technology...

ikeGPS Announces New Partnership with Aries Graphics

Aries Graphics International announces a new co-marketing and software integration partnership with ikeGPS that focuses on helping sign shops realize the value of using LED Wizard with Spike. LED Wizard is the global leader in LED layout software for the sign industry, and Spike is an innovative signage measurement solution and software that won the 2016 Innovation Award from...

Spike Highlighted in 2017 LED & EMC Report

Every year, Sign & Digital Graphics publishes an annual LED & EMC Report, a special edition that focuses on technology and applications of LED lighting. Jeff Fassett, President of Aries Graphics International, also a Spike partner, wrote an article about how to be optimally organized and ready for LED illuminated sign installations. Within the article, Fassett recommends using Spike...

ENGINEERING.com Features Spike for AutoCAD

ENGINEERING.com recently profiled Spike, and Spike’s new integration with CAD industry leader Autodesk. The article discusses how Spike is a perfect example of the shift towards using mobile devices for professional use. Specifically, how the trend towards mobile devices and cloud computing significantly changes how sophisticated AEC software, like BIM, can now be deployed directly on-site. Learn more by...

Spike Cloud Release: Spike Support of AutoCAD and ARCHICAD

We recently announced a new Spike Cloud feature, the Scaled Image*. The Scaled Image is a scaled 1:1 and perspective corrected (commonly known as deskewed) JPG. Not only does the Scaled Image work with design tools like Illustrator, Flexi, and Corel, Spike Cloud users can now import the Scaled Image directly into AutoCAD or ARCHICAD, where they are able...

Spike Stories: Carbon County, Utah Sees a Staggering Return on Investment from Collector ArcGIS and Spike

Collecting fast, safe and accurate measurements while in the field is a necessary and important task that all local governments face. For Carbon County, Utah, their GIS and Road Departments recently witnessed huge improvements in their field data collection processes when they started using Collector for ArcGIS with Spike – a mobile GIS and laser measurement solution. Daniel Campbell is...

ikeGPS Introduces Spike-for-AutoCAD Capability

Spike to Support the Leading Global AEC Design Software ikeGPS announces the launch of Spike’s integration with Autodesk® software, allowing architects, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals to use Spike files directly with the computer-aided design (CAD) software application, AutoCAD. Founded in 1982, today over 200 million customers use Autodesk® software. AutoCAD is their main software product for 2D and 3D design,...