Trimble Business Center

Powerful tools help you quickly and easily create accurate, integrated 3D constructible models for survey, construction and marine applications. Make better decisions, decrease costly mistakes, and increase efficiency in the office and on the job site.

Trimble Business Center

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  • Editions

    Construction Pack Advanced

    Managing your data across the project lifecycle has never been easier than with Trimble Business Center. Combined survey and construction functions lower operational costs and increase productivity, providing a larger set of tools for users to leverage.

    Viewer Edition

    The Viewer Edition offers basic functionality at no cost.

    • Import and export data to Trimble field devices
    • Data viewing and querying of properties

    Field Data Edition

    • Fast, accurate and affordable field data management
    • Simple office-to-field data exchange and synchronization of designs
    • Add the GIS Module to view Geographic Information System (GIS) data
    • Basic CAD drawing and editing functions
    • Level and Total Station data processing

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    Surface Modeling Edition

    • Create, edit and manage surface models
    • Compute and report volumes and areas
    • Create cut fill maps
    • Create, edit, label and manage alignments
    • Add the Drilling, Piling and Dynamic Compaction Module to access features for specialized  applications

    Survey Intermediate Edition

    • Import, georeference, edit and extract vectors from Adobe® PDF and image files
    • Calculate network adjustments
    • Carry out site calibration computations
    • Create dynamic labels and tables

    Survey Advanced Edition

    • Create and run TML macros (Python-based scripts)
    • Create and edit corridor models and surfaces
    • Advanced drafting features
    • Includes advanced survey features
    • Add the Mobile Mapping Module for advanced functionality
    • Add the Tunneling Module to more effectively manage tunneling project data
    • Add the Scanning Module and Aerial Photogrammetry Module for additional surveying functionality

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    Site Modeling Edition

    • Quickly convert 2D or improperly elevated CAD data into properly elevated objects to create a constructible model
    • Send the model to surveyors and machines in the field
    • Includes site modeling tools and an interface to VisionLink production models
    • Add the Utility Modeling Module to simplify site and infrastructure construction

    Site Construction Edition

    • Site takeoff features save time and decrease the learning curve by using one piece of software to import Adobe PDFs, trace contour lines, create surfaces, apply site improvements to specify materials and depths and get an accurate report of quantities and costs
    • Streamline your entire workflow from estimation, to design through preparation and drafting
    • Create and edit site mass haul computations to balance earthwork and minimize earth moving
    • With added road takeoff tools, convert digital CAD cross-sections, rapidly extract cross-section information from Adobe PDF vector files and quickly see locations and quantities of materials

    Infrastructure Edition

    • Linear mass haul functionality helps determine how much to move, from where, to where, and what it will cost to get it all done
    • Included intersection design workflow reduces the complex and labor-intensive design task to minutes by automatically creating parametric intersections from corridors with defined templates
  • Construction Applications

    Trimble Business Center - ConstructionTrimble Business Center is ideal for many construction applications, including:

    • Data preparation for machine control
    • Site takeoff and quantity estimating
    • Road and corridor takeoff and quantity estimating
    • Utility modeling
    • Drill and pile plans
  • Marine Applications

    Marine constructionMarine applications of Trimble Business Center office software include:

    • Hydrographic surveying
    • Dredging surveys and volumes
    • Large multi-beam data set management
    • Marine and land construction design

    Be more profitable, work more efficiently and reduce rework with Trimble Business Center.

    • Manage marine point cloud data to check for errors in the data set
    • View models in 3D to check validity of marine and land topography
    • Import data from third-party marine acquisition packages
    • Merge terrestrial and hydrographic data to manage the surf zone
    • Plot color coded waterway bed contours and cross sections
    • Input simple or complex channel designs
    • Evaluate different channel or breakwater alignments to quickly find the ideal design
    • Determine volumes prior to dredging and then report progress volumes
    • Use positive depths or positive elevations
    • Add optional modules as work tasks evolve
  • Survey Applications

    TBC Survey Applications

    In a single software package, combine raw measurements from GNSS, total stations, and levels; then, add in data from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile mapping systems, and terrestrial laser scanners, all of which is scaled to your survey data. No need to import and export between multiple software packages. No need for training, warranty maintenance, or support for different applications from different providers.

    • Field data QA/QC
    • Adjustment and COGO
    • CAD and drafting
    • Surfaces and volumes
    • Takeoff and mass haul
    • Trimble VISION and aerial photogrammetry
    • Scanning and point clouds
    • GIS
    • Mobile mapping
  • Technical Information
    Current Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction Software and Firmware Versions

    Trimble Business Center Hardware Requirements

    Trimble Business Center works seamlessly with:

    • Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software
    • Trimble Siteworks Positioning Systems
    • Trimble WorksManager
    • Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System
    • Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform
    • Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System
    • Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System
    • Cat® AccuGrade™ Grade Control Systems

    Trimble Business Center has the same system requirements as other state-of-the-art CAD systems. Although it will run on many minimum category systems with small data files, performance will quickly become unacceptable as the amount of data increases.


    • Intel 7th or 8th generation i7 Processor or equal speed AMD brand
    • DirectX Graphics Card
    • 4GB Graphics Memory
    • 1920x1080 Display
    • 16GB RAM
    • 1TB SSD Hard Drive
    • Windows 7 or later - 64 Bit

    The following website shows benchmark testing for CPUs and Video Cards This site is an excellent place to evaluate price and performance of individual components.

    The biggest limitation for notebook computers is the video card. A card adequate for web and email programs may not be practical when using images or data sets of modest size. Notebook computers designed specifically for gaming or CAD are typically the best models to choose and may be the only models with 1GB or larger video cards.

    We recommend a 1920x1080 (or larger) display wherever possible to maximize the graphics area that you have to work with. Trimble Business Center is designed to take advantage of dual monitors for another way to increase your working space.

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