Trimble unveils revamped version of building construction layout management software

19 May 2014 (Last Updated May 19th, 2014 18:30)

A part of Trimble's engineering and construction segment Trimble Buildings has unveiled a revamped version of its building construction layout management software.

A part of Trimble's engineering and construction segment Trimble Buildings has unveiled a revamped version of its building construction layout management software.

The latest Trimble Field Link 2.20 has field layout features and provides contractors and field teams with task-based workflows, customisable views and a touch screen user interface to optimise the information.

Construction teams can also use the updated tool to find out the exact location in the field using the 3D perspective viewpoint and easily navigate to the selected point.

"We're pleased to connect our advanced technologies to deliver greater benefits to the industry."

The updated version features Trimble Field Link for MEP and Trimble Field Link for structures field software, which now include augmented 3D model support and an enhanced in-model perspective layout view for a more productive and realistic field layout experience.

Additionally, the Trimble Field Link adds reporting routines for layout productivity and also documents existing site conditions for information requests (RFIs).

To increase information mobility between design and field construction processes, Trimble partnered with Bentley Systems and shared their 3D constructible models between design and engineering applications and Trimble Field Link 2.20 through Bentley's i-model technology.

With Bentley's i-models, which contain infrastructure information, the project team members can share project data across different product lines and technology platforms.

Trimble Buildings Group general contractor / construction manager division general manager Mark Sawyer said that by joining forces with Bentley, Trimble is giving contractors and other building construction professionals greater choice, accuracy and flexibility in performing their field layout tasks.

"Our companies share complementary visions of boosting productivity in all facets of construction projects, and we're pleased to connect our advanced technologies to deliver greater benefits to the industry," Sawyer said.