Trimble Australia announces the release of the latest version of the Trimble Quantm software designed to increase user capabilities for road and rail alignment planning.

Version 8 of Trimble Quantm software, one of the most comprehensive planning and costing solutions available in the market, will feature enhancements that offer road and rail designers a more seamless transition from planning to design with greater data integrity.

Rich data exchange with Bentley’s OpenRoads for construction modelling

New enhancements in Version 8 of Trimble Quantm software include easy data transfer between the Quantm Alignment Planning System and Bentley’s OpenRoads software, helping to extend the design-to-construction workflow for alignments to corridor planning in Quantm. Additionally, change management and tracking functionalities preserve the design objective, and accelerate project delivery with a more seamless transfer of information from planning through design and construction.

Roz Buick, vice president for Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division explains that Trimble’s collaboration with Bentley is delivering real-world solutions to transform the design to construction workflow, with Version 8 bringing new value to their alignment planning customers by supporting enhanced rich data transfer with Bentley's OpenRoads software and i-Models.

Detailed geometric optimisation

Accurate geometric alignments produced by Quantm Version 8 can be used in the design and construction phases of a project with the geometric parameters and enhanced templates creating highly detailed alignments that result in a more realistic model of the route. Geometric alignments also deliver enhanced data fidelity and can result in more accurate costing during the early phases of a project for better communication between the designers and builders of new road and rail projects.

The improved geometric optimisation functionality also allows planners to produce data-rich realistic graphics for client and public consultations. Satellite image overlays and Trimble SketchUp data warehouse models can be included to convey a real-world 3D representation of the design.