Trimble Launches Trimble Document Controller Standard to Design Better Models
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Trimble Launches Trimble Document Controller Standard to Design Better Models

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA: Trimble, a provider of GPS, and internal navigation systems has launched Trimble Document Controller Standard, a virtual construction management application. This app along with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software automates change detection between 2D design drawing sets and 3D models.

Document Controller Standard designed for construction firms, allows business administrators to better understand changes in design thereby reducing issues related to cost or risk. It has also made way to better manage drawings and models. The latest release of Document Controller Standard combines document management and constructability analysis capabilities. The Controller Standard capabilities include:

2D/3D change management: Designs inputs from Tekla, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Revit, CAD-Duct, IFC and 3D. DWG formats are managed in a centralized repository that delivers the ability to automatically identify changes and discrepancies between multiple 2D design drawing sets and 3D models.

Issues tracking: Basic clash detection, tolerance settings and issues resolution/coordination enable teams to identify constructability issues in the planning stage, before they occur in the field. Persistent markup capability ensures that issues are effectively communicated and tracked throughout the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle.  

Integrated reporting capabilities: Flexible and customizable reporting capabilities enable export to PDF, XLS and HTML formats to improve communication and collaboration with non-BIM users in the field.

2D/3D hybrid mode: The ability to map 2D documents to coordinated 3D models in a hybrid environment allows easy comparison of the documents as a final accuracy check before prefabrication and installation drawings are generated.  

"With the industry's growing adoption of BIM as a standard process, designers, builders and owners alike are challenged by the reality that construction projects can hover in both the 2D and 3D worlds. For most construction companies, the scope of a contract is illustrated in 2D drawings, while 3D models drive coordination and quantification efforts during the construction process. Document Controller Standard closes the gap between 2D drawings that are contractually binding and dynamic 3D models that must evolve and ease into BIM workflows in a way that can ensure long-term success," says Jon Fingland, business unit director, Trimble Buildings Group.

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