Trimble launches new software for linear construction project visualization

Trimble launched new software that can be used by construction companies.
Trimble launched new software that can be used by construction companies. | File photo
Trimble recently announced new software designed for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering and transmission line construction and for other linear civil engineering projects.

The 9.0 TILOS version merges technical and schedule information into one plan and will give users more information than Gantt charts or network diagrams alone. The new version of TILOS offers better linear construction project visualization and improved integration with Primavera project management software, according to Trimble officials.

Industry experts said the Sunnyvale, California-based company is among the leading innovators of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Some highlights with the new version include enhanced visualization and improved integration.

Additionally, Trimble TILOS version 9.0 introduces a new Gantt chart format that visually connects the site layout with the user-defined time frame of a project. It has graphics that represent project locations, such as bridges, culverts and intersections, as well as work types such as concrete, steel or earthworks that provides additional clarity and makes the plan more intuitive and easier to read.

Plus, the new grouping and formatting represent the schedule in a digital wall chart format, which is frequently used in lean production to show progress in a simplified manner. In addition, TILOS can now plan and manage non-linear parts of the infrastructure project for a more complete solution.

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