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Trimble Introduces Paydirt RoadWork Software
New Module for Paydirt Software Solution
Allows Construction Estimators to Calculate or Check Cross-Section Material Quantities

LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the new Paydirt® RoadWork software system, a new module for Trimble's existing Paydirt software solution for material estimators in the construction market.
The announcement was made today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2002, the largest trade show in the Western Hemisphere for the construction, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete industries.
Using the Paydirt RoadWork module, earthwork estimators simply digitize the existing, proposed and substrata surfaces of the cross-sections to calculate excavation, stripping and substrata volumes. A "Station Areas and Volumes" report is then generated, providing users with cut, fill, strip and substrata areas for each station as well as both bank and adjusted cut, fill, strip and substrata volumes for each pair of stations. The precise calculation of volumes is critical to the success of heavy and highway or earthwork contractors. By knowing accurate volumes, contractors are able to more precisely calculate earthworks and material quantities, resulting in more accurate job cost estimates.
"Paydirt RoadWork is so easy to learn that you will be doing takeoff and producing reports in a matter of minutes," said Mark Forrest, division vice president of Machine Control Systems for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "This is an excellent add-on module to our Paydirt software solution for those times when you need to calculate or check engineer-provided cross-section quantities."
The "Road Wizard" feature walks the operator through the road setup process with user-defined defaults to streamline setup. Quick setup results in faster takeoff.
Additional product features and capabilities include:
  • Digitized or keyboard entry of cross-section data
  • Export to spreadsheet format
  • Select stripping condition and selectively strip in Cut or Fill areas only
  • Set stripping for multiple station ranges
  • Instantly view cut/fill areas while digitizing cross-sections
  • Automatic generation of intermediate stations
  • Input matchline and fold cross-sections
  • Select stationing format
  • Select type of quantities to display on report
The Paydirt RoadWork system will be available in April 2002 through Trimble's Engineering & Construction Division dealer network.
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division
The combination of Trimble and Spectra Precision, the world leaders in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Engineering and Construction Division of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of machine control, surveying, and construction instruments. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
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.
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Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808

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