Trimble Australia has recently introduced its new field layout software suite that includes Trimble Field Link for MEP and Trimble Field Link for Structures.
The latest additions to Trimble’s field layout software portfolio incorporate a version for MEP trades and a version for steel and concrete contractors distinguished by trade-specific feature sets. Using the ruggedised 7" touch-screen Trimble Tablet Rugged PC, Trimble Field Link can dramatically improve the productivity of field personnel performing lay out by providing more information readily at their fingertips.
Trimble Field Link field layout software extends field layout capabilities thanks to features such as:
- task-based workflows
- customisable views
- new user-interface designed to optimise the information presented.
Trimble Field Link field layout software was designed for the Trimble Tablet to take advantage of a larger touch screen, additional processing power, increased storage, Internet connectivity options and a full version of Windows 7. As a fully-functioning PC, the Trimble Tablet provides contractors the flexibility to run additional business applications.
“With the Trimble Tablet, we saw an opportunity to take our field layout software to the next level,” says Pat Bohle, General Manager of Trimble’s Building Construction Division.
“By enabling functionality such as job-level productivity reporting and the ability to review construction data in a 3D environment while in the field, the new solution empowers field crews with more information for timely decision making and increased efficiency,” adds Bohle.
While the base features of Trimble Field Link field layout software are the same for MEP, concrete, steel trades and general contractors, Trimble has developed modules with feature-sets designed specifically for each contractor type.
Trimble Field Link field layout software for MEP includes a Visual Layout module for automated layout and identification of indoor points associated with MEP systems. For concrete, steel trades and general contractors, Trimble Field Link field layout software for Structures contains modules that allow the creation of points from CAD files and the measurement of line work.
Trimble Field Link field layout software is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2011 through Trimble’s Authorised Distributors of layout solutions for MEP and Structures contractors.