The Trimble Connect is a powerful cloud-based collaboration platform
that empowers teams involved in the design, construction and operation of
Showcased recently at the Trimble Dimensions event, Trimble Connect
leverages GTeam software from the recently acquired Gehry Technologies to streamline
workflows and transform collaborative processes, allowing teams to access,
analyse, manage and share project data from anywhere at any time.
Trimble Connect functions as a hub for Trimble Buildings’ portfolio of
Design-Build-Operate (DBO) technologies, enabling seamless interoperability for
designers, builders, and owners/occupiers, while also benefitting teams
involved in site preparation and management.
According to Bryn Fosburgh, vice president responsible for Trimble's
Construction Technology Divisions, Trimble Connect creates communities of
collaboration across and within disciplines, integrating data from Trimble’s
wide variety of applications and devices to reduce the barriers between teams
Trimble Connect provides coordinated information for everyone across the
DBO continuum, streamlining the process of combining Building Information Modelling
(BIM) and 3D and 2D models via the web, improving coordination among dispersed
offices and teams, and reducing costs for software and training. In addition,
the platform’s storage and archiving of project documentation allows team
leaders to keep track of their staff’s progress remotely. Trimble Connect also
centralises all digital assets across a project portfolio, allowing project
managers and building owners to audit and report on all past and present
project data and activity.
Trimble also announced the first products in its Trimble Buildings
portfolio that are now ‘Trimble Connected’ enabling users of these DBO
solutions to collaborate via Trimble Connect. The Trimble Buildings portfolio
includes SketchUp, Tekla Structures, Tekla BIMsight, Vico Office, Prolog, Trimble Field
Link, MEPdesigner for SketchUp, and Manhattan Atrium EAM.
Reflecting Trimble's deep commitment to open standards
and workflows, Trimble Connect supports the platform-neutral IFC file format
for OpenBIM, a broad-based approach to the collaborative design, construction
and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows.
Trimble Connect can also provide integration capabilities to manage the
complexities of heavy civil construction projects. Business Center - HCE office
software used to create 3D constructible models, and site and corridor
takeoffs, is the first offering from Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division that can share data with
Trimble Connect. The Trimble Connected Business Center - HCE software now
allows the transfer and retrieval of data to and from the construction
contractor, the engineer and the general contractor.