SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that it has been selected as a preferred distributor for the new Tekla BIMSight 3D Modeling Solution. Trimble will offer a free download of the 3D modeling solution on BIMtoField.com, a Trimble Website dedicated to helping building owners, contractors, and engineers better understand the potential of solutions that allow the transfer of Building Information Modeling (BIM) data to field level systems for increased productivity and cost savings.
BIMSight uses the modeling engine found in Tekla's popular Structures platform to render 3D models for use in building construction projects. Small, self performing general contractors to large, global construction conglomerates can download the solution and begin rendering CAD-based design files for 3D clash detection purposes. Most importantly, users will be able to easily share coordinated models to collaborate with team members more effectively.
The solution is an ideal fit with Trimble's line of layout solutions for the building construction industry, allowing contractors to more easily check for structural or Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems clashes prior to layout of points in the field. Offering the BIMSight solution to Trimble's customers and distribution partners is a logical next step in the collaboration between Trimble and Tekla.
"We believe our customer base of large and small contractors will find exceptional value in the BIMSight solution as well as the method in which it is being distributed via the BIMtoField Website," said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble's Building Construction Division. "As a preferred distributor of BIMSight, we look forward to offering the solution to our customers as an efficient way to take advantage of BIM processes through effective project collaboration."
"Trimble's leadership in providing solutions that help deliver high-quality construction compliments the goal of Tekla BIMsight. Because of their need for highly accurate project information, Trimble customers will naturally benefit from our latest model-based collaboration tools," said Laura Virros, director of Tekla's B&C Project Delivery Segment.
To download and begin using the free BIMSight 3D modeling solution, visit, www.BIMtoField.com.
About Trimble's Building Construction Business
Trimble's Building Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the building construction contractor. Trimble's solutions target site prep, general, concrete, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors on large and small commercial, industrial and residential jobsites. Trimble is focused on delivering solutions that tightly link office based process and information with the field crew—including taking Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other design data to the field for highly accurate positioning and layout of foundations and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Trimble solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the building construction lifecycle.
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.