Trimble Field Link Adds GNSS Capabilities to its Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Construction Layout Solution

by | Nov 24, 2015

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 24, 2015 ”Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) construction layout software, Trimble® Field Link, can now be used with the Trimble R8s GNSS receiver. This addition extends Trimble's portfolio of positioning and scanning solutions for MEP contractors. The solution enables MEP contractors to take advantage of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology when performing outdoor construction layout tasks including utility, open deck, or long distance field layout, while using software designed for the MEP construction layout process.

The Trimble Field Link software offers an easy-to-use interface for MEP contractors to view and locate their layout points with a robotic total station, a GNSS receiver or both. The R8s GNSS receiver takes advantage of Global Positioning System (GPS) and other satellite-based positioning systems to provide MEP contractors with a flexible and integrated approach for their field layout tasks, whether they are performing site utility or top of deck layout with a view of the sky. Using the R8s receiver with Trimble Field Link provides a choice of positioning technology that seamlessly integrates with the software's streamlined workflow for MEP contractors. The Trimble R8s delivers centimeter positioning to provide point layout accuracy without the need for line of sight from a robotic total station.

MEP contractors who are performing long distance or utility layout are still asked to provide final as-built information to a general contractor or owner, said Pat Bohle, general manager, Trimble MEP Division. The combination of Trimble Field Link and the Trimble R8s receiver enables contractors to take advantage of GNSS accuracy with their 3D models in the field to provide a complete office-to-field roundtrip workflow. Now, contractors can use the most suitable positioning technology for their layout tasks”whether it's a robotic total station, GNSS or both.


The Trimble R8s GNSS receiver and Trimble Field Link software are available through Trimble's MEP sales organization and MEP authorized dealers.

About Trimble Buildings

Trimble Field Link is an MEP solution within the portfolio of Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment focused on solutions that optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. Trimble is dedicated to transforming the industry”increasing productivity, reducing waste and optimizing schedules, budgets and real estate portfolios”with powerful solutions that streamline communication and collaboration. These targeted solutions enable architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and occupiers to realize greater agility, efficiency and insight. Used in over 150 countries around the world, Trimble Buildings' solutions are transforming the way the world designs, builds and operates infrastructure and buildings. For more information visit:

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location”including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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