Completing a construction layout without construction document sharing can be a tedious and headache-inducing activity. Even when everything goes smoothly, manually downloading 2D and 3D plans in the field is time-consuming, as is delivering field survey data back to the office.
What Is Topcon?
Topcon is a manufacturer of optical equipment and surveying tools. Their Topcon Positioning Systems represent some of the world’s leading precision measurement and construction workflow solutions for the global geospatial and construction industries.
By integrating high precision measurement technology, software, and data, Topcon’s solutions make surveying and construction layouts easier and more precise for construction teams.
Topcon’s solutions make surveying and construction layouts easier and more precise for construction teams
How The Integration Helps Your Construction Layout
Topcon integrates with both BIM 360 Layout, and BIM 360 Docs which means field operators can manage 2D plans, 3D models, and any other project documents directly inside BIM 360 Docs environment right in the field.
This streamlines construction document management between the field and office, and ensures that everyone is working from the most up to date information.
The BIM 360 integration allows construction teams to perform field layout from building plans stored in the Autodesk cloud or collect survey and positioning data that can be directly uploaded to BIM 360 Docs. Machine automation users can also access Autodesk documents through Enterprise and Sitelink3D.
The Topcon and BIM 360 integration allows construction teams to perform field layout from building plans stored in the cloud
What Are The Benefits of the Integration?
The Topcon integration with BIM 360 Docs streamlines workflows and saves time on the job site. Real-time web-based access to plans and project files mean that field workers can instantly access the single source of truth while in the field, and communicate with office teams likewise in real time.
Because field teams no longer have to download and upload files from one system to another, data remains in tact and sharing is simplified. The net result is faster and better collaboration overall, and a simplified construction layout process.
The integration is the latest in Autodesk’s continual quest to provide construction teams with more of what they want and need to improve performance and make their lives easier.
Want to know more? Watch the Topcon + BIM 360 webinar.
During this FREE 45 minute webinar you will learn how to:
- Streamline document management bi-directionally between the office and field layout crew
- Perform field layout from building plans stored in the Autodesk cloud
- Access Autodesk documents through Enterprise and Sitelink3D via Topcon machine automation