Topcon, Autodesk Increase BIM Compatibility
Workflow simplicity the aim of more integration
Topcon Positioning Group has announced a new integration that extends its compatibility with Autodesk solutions. The Topcon GT series of robotic total stations is now available for use with Autodesk BIM 360 Layout software.
“A new update allows GT instruments to seamlessly connect with the BIM 360 Layout application that provides operators the ability to connect coordinated models to the field layout process, helping to increase job site productivity,” says Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products.
Topcon touts the GT series for its fast turning speeds of up to 180 degrees per second. The integration marks the latest in a series of collaborations between Autodesk and Topcon of total station solutions for contractors including the LN-100 Layout Navigator and the DS-200i imaging station.
“Topcon is dedicated to providing advanced integrated solutions for the BIM marketplace,” Kerwin says. “With this new option, Topcon and Autodesk have further increased their commitment to the interoperability between our solutions, making workflows increasingly easier for operators.”
The BIM 360 Layout app is available on the Apple App Store.
About Topcon Positioning Group
Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management, and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.