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Smarter software from Trimble

First publishedin World Highways
March 2019
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Trimble has introduced a new range of software products for customers
Trimble has introduced version 5.0 of Trimble Business Center. This merges two products, Trimble Business Center and Business Center - HCE, to provide surveying and civil construction customers with a complete office software solution.


The combined software enables data interoperability between survey and construction workflows for more efficiency, time savings and data quality.

The firm says that the package simplifies workflows and licensing for its customers, saving them time and money by providing a complete office software solution across the project life cycle.

Trimble Business Center version 5.0 now includes support for mobile mapping and terrestrial scanning data from systems such as the Trimble MX9 mobile mapping system and the Trimble TX series terrestrial scanners. In addition, flight data from Delair unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can be combined with other sensor data to generate orthomosaics and accurate surface models. Survey and construction professionals can now integrate these multi-sensor data types together within the single software environment, streamlining workflows and increasing productivity.  

This version includes new tools for the creation of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) deliverables, corridor inspection reports and tunnel as-built analysis from complex 3D point clouds. The addition of automated feature extraction, powered by Trimble eCognition software, reduces the time to extract features, such as trees, poles and signs, from point cloud data. New multi-slice capabilities, combined with cutting plane workflows, allow users to extract cross sections from point clouds at intervals along a linear geometry, streamlining corridor redesign and maintenance reporting.

The new Trimble Macro Language (TML) allows survey and construction professionals to customise data computations and add new CAD and GIS workflows to fit specific local requirements.

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