New construction software from Topcon
By Andy Brown30 April 2021
Cloud-based system designed to improve construction’s productivity
Topcon Positioning Group has announced the newest release of its suite of software for construction and survey professionals, MAGNET 7.
The software is designed to utilise the strength that cloud-based connectivity can play in streamlining workflows through GNSS receivers, total stations, and other positioning tools and instruments. It also, according to Topcon, addresses common needs to increase productivity, efficiency, and profitability levels across the job site spectrum.
“The push to ramp up production levels and increase efficiency, while operating profitably, has never been greater,” said Alok Srivastava, senior director, product management, Topcon.
“Our suite, made up of field software, cloud services, tightly integrated office software and third-party integrations, is a key component of our digital ecosystem, all designed to enhance productivity in the field while helping the office efficiently manage the project dataset. It does so by tapping the power of integrated solutions to provide end-to-end workflows, superior data exchange and a far better level of collaboration.”
Enhancements in the field version of the software were made to improve 3D model support, reporting, and interactivity in working directly on a visual map. Additionally, there are improvements in data handling for large and complex 3D projects.
Productivity-driven features within the upgraded office solution include an ability to connect to the newest version of the Sitelink3D job site monitoring and management system. Among other benefits, this will enable office personnel to send machine models via the web portal directly to machines on site.
Additional benefits in the office include a new capability for calculating International Roughness Index (IRI), a key-performance indicator for resurfacing projects. For added efficiency, IRI data exports directly to ProVAL formats, commonly used in the paving industry, to report and validate road surface smoothness against guidelines set by government transportation departments.