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Trimble Adds CAD Point Creator Software to its Building Construction and MEP Portfolio

 New Trimble Point Creator Office Software Provides the Ability for Contractors, Engineers,
Detailers, and Architects to Create 2D and 3D Points for Field Layout within their Native CAD Application


NEW ORLEANS, May 5, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® Point Creator Software for contractors, engineers, detailers, and architects supporting the building construction industry as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades. The application, available in two versions—Trimble Point Creator and Trimble Point Creator Pro—provides a platform where Computer Aided Design (CAD) users can create 2D and 3D points easily transferrable to and from a Trimble LM80, Trimble MEP, Trimble TS Series Total Stations as well as other total stations. The application is compatible with popular CAD platforms such as AutoCAD, Bricscad, and ZWcad. 
 
The announcement was made today at the Associated Builders and Contractors 2010 Educational Conference, the association's annual gathering of merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and related firms throughout the U.S.

As the construction industry continues to push the utilization of Building Information Modeling (BIM) practices for cost savings, overall efficiency, and project data collaboration. Trimble Point Creator Software enables users to create 2D and 3D points directly within familiar CAD platforms—and then easily share with field layout software/controllers. For the project manager utilizing CAD drawings for information as well as point creation for field layout, Trimble Point Creator works seamlessly inside CAD software, simplifying data preparation for layout.

By incorporating common industry standards and file formats such as .cnx, .dwg, .dxf, .csv, and many others, Trimble Point Creator Software supports the transfer of points to and from a Trimble LM80, Trimble MEP, Trimble TS Series Total Stations as well as other total stations on the market today. And with overall data integrity playing a key role in the effectiveness of deploying BIM throughout a project, Trimble Point Creator is designed to retain each point's attribute data, even when imported from a field controller file.  

The introduction of Trimble Point Creator Office Software to Trimble's Building Construction portfolio demonstrates a continued commitment to leveraging technology to deliver solutions that provide a strong return on investment for a broad range of contractors and trades on the industrial, commercial, and residential construction jobsite.

Trimble Point Creator and Trimble Point Creator Pro Software are available now through Trimble's worldwide Building Construction Distribution Network.

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.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety, and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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