Topcon announces direct cloud-link between MAGNET Enterprise and AutoCAD WS

  Topcon announces direct cloud-link between MAGNET Enterprise and AutoCAD WS

New capability streamlines the availability of critical field information onto
                                mobile devices

Business Wire

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- January 30, 2013

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., (TPS) a global leader in precision
positioning technology, has announced the first results of its collaboration
with Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment
software: A direct link to AutoCAD WS within Topcon’s MAGNET™ Enterprise cloud
service.

Topcon's MAGNET Enterprise cloud service now features a direct link to AutoCAD
WS, streamlining the ...

Topcon's MAGNET Enterprise cloud service now features a direct link to AutoCAD
WS, streamlining the availability of critical field information onto mobile
devices. (Photo: Business Wire)

This new capability, launched only two months after the collaboration between
the two companies was announced, will provide a direct path for field and
office data to flow seamlessly from collection, design, review and adjustment
between MAGNET Enterprise and AutoCAD WS—saving multiple steps and software
conversions that have typically been required. The new capability is
automatically available to all users of MAGNET Enterprise.

Ewout Korpershoek, senior vice president of TPS product management and
marketing, said, “With Autodesk having the world’s premier and most common
design software suites, and Topcon having industry-leading positioning
products, the world’s largest base of model based design users can now
seamlessly push AutoCAD WS design data to field personnel from within MAGNET
Enterprise, and vice versa, push field measurements into AutoCAD WS directly
through the cloud for update and review—including on mobile devices.

“This collaboration with Autodesk allows the streamlining of the data flow
between design and execution via a seamless connection—cloud surfing—between
the office and site, providing the highest degree of accuracy and
productivity,” he said.

“We have been working with our customers to research how they could use
technology to improve efficiency in construction. Our findings concluded that
customers need an easy way to connect equipment and digital design data,
including AutoCAD and BIM data,” said Nicolas Mangon, senior director, AEC
strategy and marketing, Autodesk. “This past year, Autodesk has invested in
delivering design data to the point of construction via Autodesk BIM 360 cloud
services and mobile applications. Working with Topcon is the next step in
completely transforming how the construction industry works—by providing
direct integration and streamlining the availability of critical field
information. Customers get a more seamless workflow and path to BIM in the
field—so they can increase productivity, enhance field safety, and improve
quality control.”

Topcon’s MAGNET suite of productivity software products includes MAGNET
Enterprise, a cloud-based service that connects mobile and office software
products and provides a web-based interface to company data and assets.
AutoCAD WS web and mobile application for AutoCAD software enables customers
to view, edit, and share DWG files through a web browser or mobile device. The
integration will allow field workers to automatically document their site
measurements directly from Topcon devices to AutoCAD WS, creating industry
standard .DWG deliverables—directly impacting quality management and
coordination capabilities.

“Autodesk and Topcon will continue to focus on developing tightly integrated
solutions that will allow for optimized, seamless connections between office,
web and mobile worker, and between virtual and real worlds,” Korpershoek said.

(To view a brief video on MAGNET Enterprise direct link to AutoCAD WS visit
magnet-tour.com/magnet-enterprise. For more information on Topcon MAGNET visit
magnet-tour.com. For more information on AutoCAD WS go to autocadws.com.)

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment
software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, and media and entertainment industries-- including the last 16
Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects-- use Autodesk software to
design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD
software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about
Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.

About Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., designs and manufactures precise
positioningproducts andsolutionsfor theglobalsurveying, construction,
agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile
control markets. Its parent company, Topcon Corporation(Tokyo Stock Exchange
– 7732), was founded in 1932.

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Contact:

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
George Smith, 925-245-8603
Director of Communications Services
news@topcon.com