Foundations Episode #25 – Is Construction Changing Modeling, Or Vice Versa?

Foundations Episode #25 – Is Construction Changing Modeling, Or Vice Versa?

The BIM and modeling process has been slowing changing the construction process over the past two decades, and many contractors are realizing that there’s a benefit to visualization and modeling, that you don’t get from traditional drawing sets. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Chris Keating, General Manager for Trimble SketchUp to answer a huge question… Is construction changing modeling? Are we adapting and changing 3D design so that it works in construction, or is modeling changing the construction process?

2017-10-20T07:27:05+00:00 October 20th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Thinking Of Going Robotic? It’s Never Been Easier

Thinking Of Going Robotic? It’s Never Been Easier

Robotic Total Stations have complete changed the way contractors layout, build, and check their in-field layout. The Trimble RTS-series continues to lead the way in providing intuitive, rugged, and reliable positioning solutions that are specifically focused on the building construction industry. Powered by Trimble Field Link, these total stations provide a small learning curve and utilize concepts and routines that are already found on the job site. This means that you’re laying out and measuring points more quickly than ever before.

And now, it’s even easier to get started with Trimble. For a limited time, BuildingPoint is proud to offer the industry-leading Trimble RTS773 at a remarkable low price. From now until the end of December, Florida contractors can save on this powerful package that includes a robotic total station and Trimble tablet. In addition, your BuildingPoint specialist also has special end-of-year pricing on all of the most common accessories to get you started.

To learn more about the limited time special pricing on the Trimble RTS773, or to schedule an on-site demonstration, call your BuildingPoint representative today, call us at 813-280-0655, or simply click the link below.

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2017-10-16T11:16:03+00:00 October 18th, 2017|BuildBlog|

Use Control Quantities for Work Breakdown Structures in Columns In Modelogix Cloud

Use Control Quantities for Work Breakdown Structures in Columns In Modelogix Cloud

Trimble has recently released new features for Modelogix Cloud, including the ability to use control quantities for work breakdown structures in columns. With Modelogix cloud, you can now add a WBS to a column and use the quantities from that column to drive all of the calculations in your cost model.

By choosing “Use Column Quantities” on the view options panel to the right, you can now drive all your calculations for that column by its specific quantities, rather than the overall project size.  Once enabled, you can use the alternate unit functionality for the columns just like your rows.

To learn more about Modelogix Cloud, including viewing our 30 minute video demo, click the link below!

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2017-09-28T14:03:21+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Events|

See What’s New In Trimble Field Link 4.3

See What’s New In Trimble Field Link 4.3

In this 2 minute video overview, we go over the new enhancements to the latest release of Field Link, version 4.3. If you’d like to learn more about Trimble Field Link, click the link below and contact us today!

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2017-10-09T12:34:56+00:00 October 12th, 2017|BuildBlog|

WinEst Webinar Series: Schedule Link

WinEst Webinar Series: Schedule Link

In this webinar Trimble shows you how this add-on module lets you take your estimate data, complete with labor hours, labor productivities and other costs, and populate a Microsoft Project or Primavera P6 schedule. You will learn how to prep the data for export, how to export and how to update. This is a time-saver as it eliminates manual and duplicate data entry.

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2017-09-28T14:16:00+00:00 October 10th, 2017|BuildBlog|

Foundations Episode #24 – Looking Ahead At Planning

Foundations Episode #24 – Looking Ahead At Planning

Even though it is one of the most vital parts of a project, project planning and scheduling isn’t always given the full attention it deserves. And here at Foundations, we agree. In this latest episode, we’re joined by Duane Gleason, Market Segment Manager for Trimble, to discuss collaborative planning, and how to best keep your project team on-task and up to date.

2017-10-06T07:37:21+00:00 October 6th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Upcoming Webinar: What’s new In Vico Office R6.5?

Upcoming Webinar: What’s new In Vico Office R6.5?

A few weeks ago, Trimble released an update for Vico Office, version R6.5, that included bug fixes, and enhancements to integrate the workflows of design/cost/management. Following up on this update, Trimble is hosting a webinar that will highlight some of these new features, and will go through a workflow demonstration that will explain all of the new features and use cases that you’ll find inside R6.5, including:
• 4D w/o 5D: How to create quantity loaded tasks on-the fly
• Tekla rebar support
• Conditional formatting in the cost planner
• BCF support

To learn more about this update, download the release notes here, and to register for the webinar, click the link below.

Register for the Vico Ofice R6.5 Webinar
2017-09-28T14:29:54+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|BuildBlog|

Drawing Management Couldn’t Be Easier

Drawing Management Couldn’t Be Easier

As a project controls platform, Trimble ProjectSight brings the project document dataset to center stage. In every use case, project stakeholders collaborate, share, and comment on the model and drawing package, ensuring that everyone remains on the same page, throughout the life of the project.

With this basic principle guiding the development and implementation of Trimble ProjectSight, managing your drawings and models with this intuitive platform could not be easier. Leveraging the power of Trimble Connect, ProjectSight can manage models and document sets for even the most complex of projects. With automated sheet indexing, batch updating for both individual sheets and complete drawing sets, and model-based integrations for all of the industry’s most popular file formats, ProjectSight can easily manage your drawing file and model requirements for projects of all shapes and sizes.

With Trimble ProjectSight, you can rest assured knowing that you finally have a single drawing management solution that can scale across your entire project, and your entire organization. Getting started couldn’t be easier. To learn more about ProjectSight, or to begin a free, fully functional demo account, simply click the link below.

Learn More About Trimble ProjectSight
2017-09-19T10:10:03+00:00 September 28th, 2017|BuildBlog|

BuildingPoint Is Hiring!

BuildingPoint Is Hiring!

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The Direct Sales position is responsible for driving the growth of the Trimble Geospatial portfolio throughout the engineering, land survey, utility markets or wherever precise positioning and mapping is needed.

Solutions Engineer
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Field Solutions Specialist
The Field Solutions Specialist is responsible for driving the adoption of the Trimble Buildings portfolio throughout the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) life-cycle in the building construction market.

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2017-09-27T07:31:50+00:00 September 27th, 2017|BuildBlog|

Want To Learn More About Trimble ProjectSight?

Want To Learn More About Trimble ProjectSight?

Trimble ProjectSight is a a first-of-its-kind project management tool that empowers project teams with relevant, real-time data for informed decision making. But how exactly can it help you and your team? See how with Trimble’s ProjectSight Demo Webinar!

This demo webinar will cover:
– Use of drawing markup, together with project controls and team conversations, to facilitate true collaboration.
– A fully configurable and secure system that is still easy to adopt and use by your teams

Register for Trimble’s demo webinar on Wednesday, September 27th at 1PM to see how ProjectSight can elevate your project.

Register For The Demo Webinar
2017-09-19T10:09:29+00:00 September 26th, 2017|BuildBlog|
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