Trimble Introduces Update to Powerful 3D Laser Scanning Software for Industrial Plant Applications

Sunnyvale, Calif., Dec. 18 — Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today version 6.5 of its Trimble RealWorks software. The software provides an intuitive and efficient solution for integrating 3D laser scanner data into the plant lifecycle work process. Version 6.5 includes new features for the rapid management of 3D data including an automated target extraction and registration function for data collected with the Trimble FX and Trimble CX 3D laser scanners. The automation significantly reduces the data processing time which can improve productivity.

"Trimble RealWorks software allows 3D information to be integrated into the plant lifecycle work process, extending beyond the basic management of 3D scanning data," said Patricia Boothe, business director for Trimble’s Power, Process and Plant Division. "The new release integrates data from Trimble’s broad range of 3D laser scanning solutions so that accurate information can be extracted for plant design, construction and ongoing operations and maintenance. This ability increases productivity, reduces costs and can contribute to increased worker safety during plant projects and operations."

In addition to addressing survey and civil engineering applications, Trimble RealWorks version 6.5 offers industrial plant customers with tailored modules–building upon the base level functionality of 3D data visualization, registration and manipulation. The RealWorks Advanced module takes visualization and manipulation to the next level by providing functions to perform detailed analysis and generate enhanced deliverables. The RealWorks Plant module provides advanced modeling and automated extraction functions to generate 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) models for use in plant and project design. Data can also be seamlessly transferred to Trimble LASERGen software to use directly within CAD design packages.

A downloadable application, the Trimble RealWorks Viewer, allows clients to visualize the data captured by their service providers. In addition, clients can perform basic measurements and attach annotations.

Trimble RealWorks version 6.5 software is available now. For more information, visit:

About Trimble’s Power, Process and Plant Division
Trimble’s Power, Process and Plant Division provides a comprehensive range of positioning solutions to transform the plant lifecycle work process–from design and construction to ongoing operation and maintenance. Trimble’s 3D laser scanning hardware and software can provide: increased productivity by delivering fast, accurate data with minimal impact to plant operations or project timelines; reduced rework by providing highly accurate existing condition data; and can contribute to improved worker safety through the fast acquisition of data when in the industrial plant environment. Trimble’s solutions are used in the oil & gas, power generation and manufacturing industries. For more information about Trimble’s Power, Process and Plant solutions visit:

About Trimble
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. For more information, visit: