SUNNYVALE, Calif. Feb. 16, 2011 / — BIMtoField.com
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.
"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.
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.