ConstructionPro Week, Volume: Construction Advisor Today - Issue: 60 - 06/17/2010

Trimble Introduces Point Creator Software

Trimble earlier this month introduced its Point Creator Software for contractors, engineers, detailers, and architects supporting the building construction industry as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades. The application, available in two versions -- Trimble Point Creator and Trimble Point Creator Pro -- provides a platform where computer-aided-design (CAD) users can create 2D and 3D points transferable to and from a Trimble LM80, Trimble MEP, Trimble TS Series Total Stations as well as other total stations. The application is compatible with popular CAD platforms such as AutoCad, Bricscad, and ZWcad.


As the construction industry continues to push the use of building information modeling (BIM) practices for cost savings, overall efficiency, and project data collaboration, Trimble Point Creator Software enables users to create 2D and 3D points directly within familiar CAD platforms-and then easily share with field layout software/controllers, Trimble stated. "For the project manager using CAD drawings for information as well as point creation for field layout, Trimble Point Creator works seamlessly inside of CAD software, simplifying data preparation for layout."


By incorporating common industry standards and file formats such as .cnx, .dwg, .dxf, .csv, and others, Trimble Point Creator Software supports the transfer of points to and from a Trimble LM80, Trimble MEP, Trimble TS Series Total Stations as well as other total stations on the market. With overall data integrity playing a key role in the effectiveness of deploying BIM throughout a project, Trimble Point Creator is designed to retain each point's attribute data, even when imported from a field controller file, the company stated.




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