Trimble Alignment Planning Solutions

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  • Trimble Planning Solutions, PTY
    Level 4, 333 Flinders Lane
    Melbourne VIC 3000

Alignment Planning Solutions

Rail Alignment

Trimble Quantm Alignment Planning solutions support road and rail planners and engineers through the complex process of selecting and generating 3D corridors and alignments. Its unique route optimization technology generates millions of alternative alignments and returns a range of 10-50 of the best options for review by various stakeholders. The Trimble Quantm solutions enable planners and engineers to reduce project planning time, substantially lower alignment construction costs, and deliver improved alignments that meet environmental, heritage, urban constraints, and design standards set by each project.

The Trimble Quantm system benefits the whole project team

Project Owners

  • Make better decisions by considering all viable alternatives
  • Ensure the highest probability of successful, on-time project completion
  • Quickly assess socio-economic factors and compare investment alternatives
  • Reduce initial costs with faster planning
  • Improve public opinion through a demonstrated consideration of public input
  • Attract funding by presenting a thorough project plan


  • Plan faster and investigate more alternatives for improved client satisfaction
  • Win more projects by providing a better, differentiated service
  • Reduce costs of detailed data acquisition for corridor identification
  • Document change management and create decision audit trails
  • Automate identification of affected land owners for each alternative
  • Manage the public consultation process more easily and demonstrate compliance with the legislated planning process
  • Improve collaboration by allowing the GIS, geotechnical and design groups to integrate their data into a single planning tool


  • Create quantitative data for pre-bid analysis
  • Analyze construction alternatives to increase profitability
  • Value engineer designed alignment to minimize structures and earthworks
  • Quickly undertake analysis of construction options for unsolicited bids and proposals


  • Reduce financial risk with better cost information
  • Understand project viability for better decision-making
  • Reduce financial exposure by completeing projects more quickly
  • Produce more accurate early stage estimates of cashflow requirements
  • Minimize budget impacts with the ability to quickly forecast total project costs more accurately

Which Quantm configuration is right for me?

Trimble Quantm Enterprise
  • Operate the system in-house for all your planning projects
  • Optimization engine on a powerful central, local server
  • Supports up to 10 concurrent users
  • Process larger projects faster

System Requirements

Quantm: 1.7 GHz multi-core processor, Windows® 7 64 bit operating system, 6GB RAM, Graphics 1440x900, 24 bit color or higher, 4GB disk space for project files

Quantm Pathfinder server: 2x Intel Xeon X5650 processor [2.66GHz, 6 cores, 6.4GT/s QPI, Hyper Threading (HT)], 32GB RAM, Operating System Windows® Server 2008 R2 64-bit

Trimble Quantm Professional
  • A service for use on a project-by-project basis
  • Trimble experts work as a part of your team
  • Leverage processing capacity of Trimble's hosted data centers
  • Unlimited project size
  • No additional hardware required

System Requirements

1.7 GHz multi-core processor, Windows® 7 64 bit operating system, 6GB RAM, Graphics 1440x900, 24 bit color or higher, 4GB disk space for project files

Trimble Quantm Desktop
  • For projects up to 20km
  • Optimization engine built into the software for PC-based processing of all data
  • Network licensing options

Minimum System Requirements

1.7 GHz multi-core processor, Windows® 7 64-bit operating system or Windows XP 32-Bit (with SP3 or later) operating system, 4 GB of RAM or greater, Graphics 1440 x 900, 24-bit color or higher, Internet Explorer®, version 6 or later