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Trimble Extends Survey and Engineering Workflow Support with SketchUp File Integration



  Trimble Extends Survey and Engineering Workflow Support with SketchUp File
                                 Integration

New Functionality Integrates Native SketchUp File Support in Trimble Business
Center Software

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB)
introduced today integration of SketchUp® file import and export capabilities
in its Trimble® Business Center office software. By supporting model data from
SketchUp, Trimble extends its capability to support survey and engineering
organizations across their entire workflow. Acquired by Trimble from Google in
2012, SketchUp Pro is used by architects and engineers to easily create 3D
models for visualization of structures.

As part of Trimble's suite of solutions, Trimble Business Center is the office
software that fully integrates with Trimble's field solutions allowing
surveyors, engineers, and geospatial professionals to edit, process and adjust
data to produce high-quality deliverables.  

"By adding SketchUp model support into our Trimble Business Center software,
we further integrate the survey and engineering workflow with processing and
modeling capabilities," said Alain Samaha, business area director for
Trimble's Survey Solutions. "This integration can help ensure that survey and
engineering companies are working with reliable, accurate data and models to
enable improved productivity."

With the addition of SketchUp import support, Trimble Business Center now
allows surveyors to calculate points based on 3D SketchUp Pro models generated
by engineers and architects and transfer those points into Trimble Access™
field software for field work. Trimble Business Center's exporter
functionality routes survey data back into SketchUp and provides survey and
engineering companies and architects with a timely and accurate portrayal of
the land layout as they begin design work.

"The new workflow capabilities that this data interoperability path can
provide are exciting. It can enable increased collaboration between surveyors
and construction design professionals, who can now make compelling new 3D
visualizations of projects that include realistic representations of buildings
and other such structures in real-world geospatial context," said Christopher
Keating, business area director for SketchUp. "In addition, precise survey
data can now be efficiently communicated from the field to the office,
providing faster and more efficient design work in SketchUp 2013 for new
construction projects of all types."

Trimble Business Center v2.9 & v3.0 with SketchUp file support are available
now through Trimble's Survey Distribution Channel. SketchUp Pro 2013 is
available for purchase through the SketchUp online store, the SketchUp sales
team or the SketchUp reseller channel. For more information about SketchUp,
visit:  www.sketchup.com.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and
government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on
applications requiring positioning or location, including surveying,
construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and
mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers
and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the
needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution
to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the
office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.

GTRMB

SOURCE Trimble

Website: http://www.trimble.com
Contact: Willa McManmon, Investors, 408-481-7838, willa_mcmanmon@trimble.com;
or Lea Ann McNabb, Media, 408-481-7808, leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com
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