Product news: civil construction workflows

by: Karen Weiss | 01/06/2015
Estimated Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes

Surveyor equipment at construction siteRecently Topcon Positioning Group announced the release of a new software add-on that provides a seamless workflow between AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Topcon software solutions including MAGNET.

This new software add-on called Topcon eXchange, is designed to save time and eliminate re-work by converting AutoCAD Civil 3D design data into files compatible with Topcon 3D construction solutions as well as MAGNET Office, Field and Exchange platforms. It provides a workflow for office staff to export original 3D design data for use in field applications including survey and earthworks. This new technology is exactly the type of thing needed to advance BIM for Infrastructure and offers many benefits to civil engineers and contractors.

The release of this new add-on will help maintain more consistent data and processes across the lifecycle of a civil infrastructure project because it lets civil project team members send their designs from Civil 3D directly to the survey team for use in setout and machine control applications, with no re-work or file conversion required. This includes complex roadway designs with defined corridors.

Read more about this new technology here.

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