Get ROCKin' with your ROCK R3 Pro V2!

Here are the resources and workflows you need to get started with your R3 Pro V2.

The entire ROCK Team is excited to help get you and your team set up to take full advantage of the ROCK Suite of Hardware and Software Solutions.  We highly recommend that you take the time to read through this article, follow the workflows, and reach out to the Customer Success Team (  if you have any questions throughout this process.   

Here's what to do to get started! 

1.) Unbox your R3 Pro V2

ROCK unboxed

2. Download ROCK Desktop Software, and install on your local computer.  ROCK Desktop is a stand alone software solution to process your raw LiDAR data into a .laz file that can be used for further examination and interpretation of your site.  

ROCK Desktop

3. If you are flying with a DJI M300 or M350 drone, you will need to install the Gremsey Damping System prior to your first flight.  This set of instructions in a .pdf form can be printed out if desired.     Gremsey

4. Take the time to dive into the R3 Pro V2 onboarding and training materials that are available to you and your team.  

  • ROCK Academy contains over 40 video lessons that cover topics ranging from data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation.  
  • ROCK Knowledge Base will provide detailed workflows for use of ROCK's Hardware and Software Solutions.  
  • ROCK Community allows you to connect with other ROCK users, post questions, and see updates about ROCK's offerings.  
  • Read additional materials for SLAM or Mobile Mount Setup and Data Collection.  

    ROCK Resources

The Customer Success Team strongly urges you and your team to take the time to review and understand the workflows for use of your ROCK Hardware and Software Solutions prior to your first data collection survey.  Below are some tips we have found to be helpful for ROCK users:

  • Be sure that all of your hardware and software have the most up to date firmware installed.  This includes your R3 Pro V2, the drone, and remote controller.  
  • Verify that the computer you will be processing your LiDAR data with meets ROCK's recommended specifications.  
  • Consider flying your missions with the ROCK Pilot app.  The ROCK Pilot app will build in the necessary calibration flights, and critical return to home landing procedure needed for data collection.  **Please note at this time the ROCK Pilot app does not offer terrain following or allow battery hot swaps.  
  • Do not process your LiDAR data from a shared folder like One Drive.  Your data needs to be transferred to the local drive of the computer you are working on.

  • When creating projects in ROCK Cloud, your defined CRS needs to be a WGS84 UTM Zone based CRS.  You can then reproject your project into a different CRS if desired.