Topcon enables ‘5D’ modelling capabilities in MAGNET

By on 2 November, 2016

172588300

Topcon Positioning Group has announced two new software platforms designed to provide multi-disciplinary model management and increased collaboration and integration. The newly released MAGNET VDC solutions, which include MAGNET Explorer and MAGNET Modeller, further expand the MAGNET workplace portfolio for design, collaboration, surveying, BIM and 3D visualisation.

Matt Levick, Product Manager for site software solutions for Topcon’s Australian distributor Position Partners, explains that “MAGNET VDC gives key stakeholders the ability to visualise every stage and the associated costs of a major project and its many components such as roads, rail, temporary works, structures, bridges, drainage systems, electrical services, landscaping and noise reduction.”

Optimized by JPEGmini 3.12.0.8 0x769946d8

“This powerful software enables engineers, commercial managers, architects, project managers, design managers, foreman and supervisors to all see the big picture, identifying any problems sooner and therefore saving costs and reducing rework,” he added. “It combines all the proposed plans and existing infrastructure into a single 5D model.”

MAGNET Explorer offers model management, simulation and design analysis for construction projects where multiple design disciplines need to function as one.

Topcon’s Vice President of Global Product Management, Jason Hallett added that “With MAGNET Explorer, infrastructure, buildings, utilities and structural models can be combined together and analysed in one single project model.”

“All of the data is managed in design coordinates and units as required by professional design simulation and analysis.”

The software enables value-based clash detection for VDC (Virtual Design to Construction). MAGNET Explorer also has connectivity with MAGNET Enterprise, enabling data sharing and collaboration with the complete suite of MAGNET solutions.

MAGNET Modeller is designed to produce blended models from a wide-variety of sources, making traditionally time consuming tasks more automatic.

MAGNET Modeller has been made to integrate existing tools such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Map3D and also open data models such as LandXML and IFC.

 

You may also like to read:


,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply


Newsletter

Sign up now to stay up to date about all the news from Spatial Source. You will get a newsletter every week with the latest news.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Investigating industry perceptions of GIS professionals
Responses to a Curtin University survey indicate a vital nee...
Best of 2021: Precise positioning is unleashing innovation
Australia’s National Positioning Infrastructure Capability...
Interview: Robert Kennedy, C.R. Kennedy & Company
In our Leaders Forum, we asked the experts to look ahead int...
Singapore boosts geospatial property collaboration
The Singapore Land Authority to work with property agencies ...