New Trimble TILOS Offers Better Linear Visualization
TILOS Version 9.0 time, location planning software includes new Gantt chart format
Trimble is unveiling TILOS Version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects.
Trimble TILOS brings technical and schedule information into one dynamic plan, giving users more information than Gantt charts or network diagrams alone. The new version offers better linear construction project visualization and improved integration with Primavera project management software and Trimble Business Center-HCE office software for heavy civil construction takeoff and data preparation.
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. Graphics representing project locations such as bridges, culverts and intersections, as well as work types such as concrete, steel or earthworks, provide additional clarity to make the plan more intuitive and easier to read at a glance. The new grouping and formatting represent the schedule in a digital wall chart format, 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.
To simplify data exchange, Version 9.0 has been redesigned to improve the integration functionality with third-party project management software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project and ASTA Powerproject. The improved integration allows users to import detailed activity data that includes structures. It also now works directly with the Primavera P6 native .xml file type with no API needed for seamless conversion to a linear schedule in TILOS.
Tighter integration with Trimble’s Business Center-HCE, the popular office software product for construction takeoff and data preparation, gives users the ability to easily and quickly convert a mass haul plan created in Business Center-HCE into a linear construction schedule in TILOS. Using these optimized mass haul plans, which calculate the volume of material multiplied by the distance it is moved during construction, can enable users to create the schedule with more accurate results in less time.
TILOS Version 9.0 is now available worldwide.
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.