TDL Topcon Digital Layout
Building contractors are embracing robotic layout to get a competitive advantage in the face of industry pressures like tighter construction schedules, reduced budgets, labor shortages, and turnover.
TDL Field software is a valuable tool benefitting a wide variety of trades and professionals with varying technology skills and is user-friendly for all construction projects. It launched as an easy-to-use Digital Layout software for 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, this cost-efficient building construction field software works in combination with a 3D laser — the Topcon LN50 & 150 tools, or a Topcon GT robotic total station, providing a step-by-step guide to streamline routines and workflows.
Additionally, the software can 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 easily generate real-time PDF reports to summarize work progress for stakeholders. Topcon MAGNET Enterprise web service is also included, enabling users to easily share data between the office and the field.
It is a wonder of software versatility. Never before has field layout been so easy to use for the first-time/novice layout person. And, at the same time, has all the routines, calculations, and connectivity that advanced users in a complete BIM workflow want.