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Topcon digital layout software

By Adam Freill   

Construction Software

Easy-to-use building construction software designed to enable more contractors to adopt a digital layout workflow.

(Photo courtesy of Topcon Positioning Group)

Topcon Positioning Systems’ Digital Layout is easy-to-use building construction software designed to enable more contractors to adopt a digital layout workflow for increased efficiency, accuracy, and productivity. The software aims to provide a competitive advantage in the fast-paced building construction industry for general contractors, concrete contractors, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors, steel erectors, fire suppression companies, and more.

Designed to help both first-time and experienced users of digital layout technology, the building construction field software works in combination with a 3D laser —  the Topcon LN — or a Topcon GT robotic total station, providing a step-by-step guide to streamline routines and workflows.

“With today’s jobsite challenges, contractors need the best and easiest way to perform layout. Topcon provides that with this software dedicated to building construction applications,” said Ray Kerwin, director of global product planning for Topcon. “It is intended as a valuable tool benefitting a wide variety of trades and professionals with varying technology skills… For those new, or skilled in the use of robotic total stations, they will see efficiency in the intuitive functionality of Digital Layout.”

The software can also be used with the Point Manager plug-in for Autodesk Revit or AutoCAD to create point files in the office and seamlessly transfer as-built data back to a contractor’s design software. It is compatible with 2D, 3D and BIM workflows, and is supported by Microsoft Windows and Android operating systems. Users can generate real-time PDF reports to summarize work progress for stakeholders, and Topcon MAGNET Enterprise web service is also included, enabling users to share data between the office and field.




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