Trimble Success Stories: Pitt Meadows Plumbing

Trimble Success Stories: Pitt Meadows Plumbing

Pitt Meadows Plumbing is using Trimble hardware and software to cut layout time and increase accuracy. Find out exactly what happened when Pitt Meadows Plumbing put down the tape measures and picked up a Trimble RTS. To learn more about the Trimble RTS family, contact your local BuildingPoint representative, or click the link below.

Learn More About The Trimble RTS
2018-10-15T14:59:31+00:00October 17th, 2018|BuildBlog|

Foundations Episode #36 – Laying Out Where The Puck Will Be

Foundations Episode #36 – Laying Out Where The Puck Will Be

Robotic total stations are rapidly becoming the standard in the industry today, and we’re seeing them on smaller and smaller projects and sites. And with this change, we’re seeing more, and better data on the job, so how exactly do we use this data to finish jobs more efficiently? We’re joined by Michael Frye of Trimble to discuss these changes, and what we see for the near future.

2018-09-19T11:01:59+00:00October 12th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

See What’s New In Modelogix Cloud 4.0

See What’s New In Modelogix Cloud 4.0

Trimble recently released a new update to Modelogix Cloud, bringing it to version 4.0. In this release, one of the main enhancements os the new Modelogix Query Application Programming Interface (API). Use this new API to give other applications access to your databases. Modelogix exposes its data via the API so that programs like Microsoft® Power BI can analyze the data to help you better analyze and understand your organization.

This new API gives you access to your Modelogix database (db) of estimates and attributes (tags). This makes cost data more valuable for sorting, mining, and serving up data through business intelligence services. The new API also allows you to share plans and analytics with colleagues who do not run Modelogix.

In addition to the new API feature, version 4.0 includes fixes discovered by the Q&A team, and issues reported by customers. To learn more about Trimble Modelogix Version 4.0, click the link below for the release notes.

View The Modelogix Cloud 4.0 Release Notes
2018-10-01T09:01:05+00:00October 2nd, 2018|BuildBlog|

Foundations Episode #35 – It’s About Time

Foundations Episode #35 – It’s About Time

The construction industry is moving at a pace never before seen, and with that, there is so much data available that we’re realizing that time and attendance is a crucial piece that can save significant administrative time… and reduce errors. Steve Montgomery from BuildingPoint Northeast joins us to explore the topic of access control, and time management.

2018-09-19T10:51:32+00:00September 28th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Get Real With Your Point Cloud Workflow

Get Real With Your Point Cloud Workflow

With the release of Trimble RealWorks 11, your point cloud processing workflow has become even more streamlined and efficient. Drawing upon customer feedback, RealWorks 11 offers a number of oft-requested enhancements and capabilities, which directly correlate into creating better point clouds, in less time and with less effort.

Some of the highlights include:
* Import & Register Tool – With this simple wizard you can import, extract, and register your TZF scan files in one easy step. This requires far less active management of the registration process and allows you to kick off your registration job, and then move on to other things.
* Enhanced Wall Classification – Point cloud classification continues to gain traction as a way to easily manage and evaluate your point cloud data. With RealWorks 11, users benefit from an enhanced interior wall classification algorithm, that creates a more exact classification, while filtering out many objects and extraneous elements that are not part of the actual wall element.
* Enhanced Ambient Shading – In the previous version of RealWorks, users were introduced to Ambient Shading, which allows for greatly improved point cloud understanding, especially when working with point clouds without normals. In RealWorks 11, this feature has been significantly enhanced to take advantage of the latest graphics cards while presenting a clearer point cloud that is easy to read and understand.
* Adaptive Point Size – This new feature automatically resizes the point size to reflect the perspective of the active view. As another workflow and presentation enhancement this creates a more unified point cloud depiction.

In addition to these new features, there’s a number of additional capabilities and enhancements included with Trimble RealWorks 11. You can check out the entire release notes by simply clicking here.

To learn more, or to see a first-hand demo of how Trimble RealWorks can enhance your laser scanning workflow, simply click the link below, or contact your BuildingPoint representative today.

Request A Demo Today!
2018-09-19T10:35:39+00:00September 25th, 2018|BuildBlog|

Helping You Shoulder The Load

Helping You Shoulder The Load

For transporting your Trimble total station, hard cases are the de facto standard. They’re rugged, dependable, and you can rest assured that your equipment has the best possible protection against the realities of the job site. But in some applications hard cases are a well… hard case.

Trimble’s uniquely designed backpack has been purpose-built for your Trimble RTS. With ample room for the total station, tablet, targets, and chargers and batteries, the Trimble Backpack increases your mobility and comfort in and around even the most congested job sites.

To pick up a Trimble backpack today, simply click here.

Click Here To Purchase Your RTS Backpack!
2018-09-05T12:17:41+00:00September 17th, 2018|BuildBlog|

Foundations Episode #34 – Ready For Takeoff

Foundations Episode #34 – Ready For Takeoff

In this episode of foundations, we discuss an earlier portion of the construction lifecycle, estimating. While BIM and models are great for increasing efficiency, today we wanted to focus about the blend of 2D and 3D estimating, and the take-off data we generate from it.

2018-09-19T10:49:39+00:00September 14th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Power To Spare

Power To Spare

With the Florida construction market working overtime, it’s hard not to work a little extra some days. And even with Trimble technology helping to increase efficiency, sometimes your work days just last a little longer than planned. On these days, it can be a life saver to have an extra set of batteries on-hand to finish marking those last couple of points, uploading the day’s work to the office, or even just double checking some work from the previous day.

Trimble’s total stations, tablets, and active targets all feature ruggedized external and interchangeable batteries for just this reason. With Trimble, you never have to worry about waiting for a battery to charge, or to be stuck without power in your device. Just swap and continue working. Spare batteries make it easy to ensure that your gear is powered up for even the longest of days.

If you’d like to add some spare batteries to your instrument case, simply reach out to your BuildingPoint representative, or order from buildingpointstore.com and we’ll ship them right over.

Visit BuildingPointStore.com
2018-09-04T08:25:30+00:00September 10th, 2018|BuildBlog|

Getting Started With Trimble WinEst Has Never Been Easier

Getting Started With Trimble WinEst Has Never Been Easier

Trimble WinEst is changing the way that contractors estimate and bid their projects. By combining the power of a comprehensive database and the familiar simplicity of a spreadsheet, Trimble WinEst offers a unique solution that ensures accuracy, speed, and professionalism is delivered with every single bid package.

For a limited time, you can get started with this powerful construction solution at a significant savings of up to 35%. But you have to act fast. These discounts won’t last for long.

To learn more, or to schedule a live demonstration, simply click the link below, or give us a call today at (813)280-0655.

Learn More About Trimble WinEst
2018-08-29T08:50:24+00:00September 4th, 2018|BuildBlog|

Foundations Episode #33 – Living Beyond The Cloud

Foundations Episode #33 – Living Beyond The Cloud

After a couple month hiatus, we’re back in the saddle, and joined by our newest host, Steve Caron. In this latest episode of Foundations, we sit down to discuss the importance of the data you get from laser scanning, point clouds. From the accuracy of a scan, to the finished file size, we break down the importance of that data, and how you can use it in your workflow.

2018-09-19T10:49:39+00:00August 31st, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|
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