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Trimble Introduces New Features for RealWorks Survey Software
New Version 5.0 Offers New Precision Tools for 3D Point-Cloud Data Editing and Viewing
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 1, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a new version of RealWorks™ Survey software for surveyors and engineers that leverages the rich point-cloud data set provided by today's advanced 3D laser scanners. The new software version incorporates a series of new precision tools and features for civil survey, building, heritage, forensic and other applications, allowing surveyors to produce 2D and 3D information for direct output or export to AutoCAD or MicroStation software design packages.
Trimble RealWorks Survey software version 5.0 provides the user with an enhanced set of tools for processing 3D point clouds and 2D images in order to obtain the necessary information for their applications or projects. Trimble RealWorks Survey is complemented by RealWorks Survey Lite, a compact version that allows surveyors to offer enhanced deliverables in both 2D and 3D format, which clients may then visualize, manipulate, print or partially edit.
The new features include:
A free point cloud data viewer, RealWorks Viewer, is available for download on the Web at: http://www.trimble.com/realworks.shtml. RealWorks Viewer is a utility that allows final clients, colleagues and partners to visualize deliverables in 3D without requiring any additional work or conversion in the powerful native RealWorks format and virtually any other 3D laser scanner format.
Trimble's RealWorks Survey software is available now through Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division dealer network.
About Trimble's 3D Scanning Solutions
Trimble 3D scanning tools use laser technology to capture the shapes of physical structures or scenes and convert them into digital format for follow-on data editing or direct analysis. Trimble RealWorks Survey version 5.0 incorporates a series of precision tools particularly suited to 2D and 3D civil survey applications, and offers numerous deliverables for direct output or export to major CAD packages for enhanced 3D modeling requirements in power & process, manufacturing, and other applications for surveyors and engineers.
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that change the way construction work is done. The Engineering and Construction business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
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.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808