trimble navigation ltd (TRMB) Key Developments
Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction Project Visualization and Improved Integration
Jun 30 15
Trimble announced TILOS version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects. Trimble® TILOS merges technical and schedule information into one dynamic plan, giving users more information than Gantt charts or network diagrams alone. The new version of TILOS offers better linear construction project visualization and improved integration with Primavera project management software and Trimble Business Center HCE office software for heavy civil construction takeoff and data preparation. Trimble TILOS version 9.0 introduces a new Gantt chart format that visually connects the site layout with the user-defined time frame of a project. Graphics representing project locations such as bridges, culverts and intersections as well as work types such as concrete, steel or earthworks provide additional clarity, making the plan more intuitive and easier to read at a glance. The new grouping and formatting represent the schedule in a digital wall chart format, which is frequently used in lean production to show progress in a simplified manner. In addition, TILOS can now plan and manage non-linear parts of the infrastructure project for a more complete solution. To simplify data exchange, TILOS version 9.0 has been redesigned to improve the integration functionality with third-party project management software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project and ASTA Powerproject. The improved integration allows users to import detailed activity data that includes structures. TILOS version 9.0 also now works directly with the Primavera P6 native .xml file type with no API needed for seamless conversion to a linear schedule in TILOS.
Trimble Announces New Version of Plancal Nova CAD and Calculation Software
Jun 30 15
Trimble Navigation Limited has announced version 11 of its Plancal nova CAD and calculation software for mechanical, electrical and plumbing, or MEP, contractors, engineers and installers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and public health trades. A fully-featured Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution within Trimble's MEP CAD/CAE portfolio, Plancal nova software features functionality specific to the MEP trades. It integrates design, drawing and engineering calculation/analysis through a proprietary CAD-core. Plancal nova version 11 includes: IFC certification by buildingSMART, a global organization that manages IFC standards, in accordance with IFC 2x3 Coordination View 2.0, to enable both 3D model and attribute data exchange; extended IFC functionality through the release of the nova BIM converter. The tool enables accurate import and export of IFC files to nova. This new solution allows for review and adjustment in the import process giving a new level of reliability in the IFC functionality; and ability to sync and publish 3D models in Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform for the design, construction and operation of buildings. Trimble Connect streamlines workflows and transforms collaborative processes, allowing teams to access, analyze, manage and share project data from anywhere at any time. In cooperation with Trox GmbH, Plancal nova users can now locate Trox HVAC components directly in Plancal nova. With the Trox Easy Product Finder, users can easily navigate to find products and automatically populate the product data and components into the model with detailed technical data.
Trimble Navigation Limited Introduces Spectra Precision LT58 Laser Tool
Jun 19 15
Trimble Navigation Limited has introduced the Spectra Precision LT58 Laser Tool, a new line laser for interior construction for acoustic ceiling installations. The LT58 Laser Tool is an easy-to-use, automatic self-leveling laser that projects three 360-degree planes of ultra-bright laser light. The laser produces a bright green laser beam in the horizontal plane. The horizontal green beam is intersected by two vertical red laser planes spaced 90 degrees apart, providing references for interior layout tasks including wall layout and installation, point transfer, finish carpentry, tile layout, and horizontal and vertical alignment. The laser is compact, lightweight and can be easily setup using the included wall mount. For example, installation on high-ceiling grids can be a quick, easy task as compared to conventional heavier rotating lasers with cumbersome wall mounts.
MNEISSI Implements Trimble's TL-Pro Software to Increase Engineering Efficiency for Overhead Power Lines in the Philippines
Jun 11 15
Trimble announced that its TL-Pro Design and Optimization software has been implemented by MN Electro Industrial Supply & Services Inc. The software enables utility planners to visualize multiple design scenarios to improve efficiency and easily manage change throughout the lifecycle of electric transmission and distribution lines.
Trimble Announces Addition of A Supervisor App to Its Fieldmaster Suite of Mobile Applications
Jun 9 15
Trimble announced the addition of a Supervisor app to its FieldMaster suite of mobile applications. The latest addition to the suite is designed to help managers stay efficient and effective on the go by empowering them to do more work in the field and manage their day-to-day operations remotely. With the FieldMaster Supervisor app, managers can leave the office and still have visibility into their fleet and mobile workers from their smartphone or tablet. FieldMaster Supervisor is available with Trimble Fleet Management and Trimble Work Management solutions. Key features include: Viewing all locations of entire team on a map; Seeing each team member's job progress, including tasks at risk; Finding the nearest worker to another team member or customer; Navigating to key locations using turn-by-turn directions; Inspecting job performance and documenting status in the field; Receiving important vehicle and driver performance alerts in real-time. FieldMaster mobile applications are a core component of FSM's integrated suite of field service management solutions that includes Fleet Management, Work Management and Driver Safety. FieldMaster also includes a Technician app which is an advanced collaboration tool for mobile technicians that allows them to receive, access and update job information in real-time for improved effectiveness on the job.