Position a 3D design in the field

The Trimble Site Contractor extension enables contractors to design constructible models in SketchUp and export data into Trimble’s field-ready technologies such as SCS900 and GCS900. SCS900 enables a contractor to position a 3D design in the field with GPS technology and GCS900 provides on-screen guidance in the cab of the machine to construct with greater accuracy and speed equating to increased productivity.

Outsourcing 3D design work to third parties can be an expensive and time-intensive process. This extension allows contractors to work with 3D data from construction documents, or to create their own 3D data sets for use in the field: a win-win for everyone in the design-construct world.

No interest in construction? The Trimble Site Contractor extension has ancillary uses outside of the construction industry too. Consider landscape architecture. Wouldn’t it be awesome to import a Google Maps image of a customer’s property and precisely design in SketchUp? Then take it a step further and place that design on the property and know exactly where the features belong? This is all possible with SketchUp, the Trimble Site Contractor extension and SCS900, allowing for big productivity and visualisation advantages.

The Trimble Site Contractor Extension is free and can be found on the Extension Warehouse. You’ll need two things to get started: a computer (Mac or Windows) and a SketchUp Pro 2016 license.