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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Releases Enhanced Earthwork Estimating Software for Construction

Paydirt SiteWork Software Provides Improved Workflow Efficiency for Contractors


CHICAGO, June 18, 2001 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced its enhanced earthwork estimating software package as part of the Company's ongoing commitment to provide the construction industry with tools for increasing overall jobsite efficiency and accuracy. Paydirt® SiteWork software version 5.0 is designed to improve workflow efficiency through seamless data integration and the ability to easily link with a wider variety of CAD and other land design packages.
 
The announcement was made today at A/E/C Systems 2001.
 
Paydirt software is Trimble's comprehensive earthwork estimating package that allows contractors to more competitively bid jobs by quickly and accurately calculating earthwork quantities. Paydirt takes the guesswork out of cut and fill quantities, which ultimately improves contractor profitability on nearly any job.
 
The new Paydirt package offers contractors powerful functionality, such as increased options for CAD import, including a streamlined link to Terramodel® software, Trimble's state-of-the-art design and drafting solution. Contractors can quickly open an engineer's CAD files, easily import the needed information and manipulate the data within Paydirt. In one integrated step contractors can now do themselves what previously required several steps, multiple programs and an engineer to provide data in a specialized format.
 
"The ability to easily import CAD files provide immense time savings and greater ease of use for the contractor," said Mark Nichols, division vice president of machine control for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "What used to be a series of steps is now a simple, consolidated process. Paydirt software is a key component of Trimble's construction solutions; it builds on the trend toward a digital jobsite. Our focus is to develop tools that enable contractors to be more productive, and ultimately enhance their business' profitability."
 
The seamless link between Paydirt and Terramodel software also provides contractors moving into the "design and build" business with an entry level, integrated design/build solution that can be expanded into a comprehensive site, road and sewer design, takeoff and stakeout solution.
 
Trimble's Paydirt software version 5.0 is now available through its Engineering and Construction Division dealer network.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 
Editors Note: To receive digital screen captures of Trimble's Paydirt software, contact Jackie Plaska at
jplaska@dkburnap.com.
 

Media Contact:    LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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