New integrations to help project stakeholders ‘unlock the real value of data throughout the construction lifecycle’
Trimble Connect, the cloud-based collaboration platform, has new integrations for Microsoft 365 and BIMcollab, a cloud-based BIM platform for issue management and model validation.
The integration with Microsoft 365 is designed to streamline workflows by removing the extra step of downloading Microsoft Office files from Trimble Connect to edit them in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Users with a Microsoft 365 license now have the ability to use Microsoft software applications to edit project data such as documents, presentations, and spreadsheets directly through Trimble Connect.
“The Microsoft 365 integration is a welcome addition to Trimble Connect,” said Jeremy Sibert, technology director at general contractor Hensel Phelps. “The ability to create, edit and distribute documents directly from Trimble Connect will not only save us a lot of time, but it will also allow us to track updates, monitor version control and manage document security much more efficiently using tools our users are already familiar with and use heavily.”
Trimble Connect’s integration with BIMcollab is designed to give BIMcollab users, including those without access to a BIM authoring tool, a common data environment for visualising project data and collaborating across the project lifecycle.
“Our goal is to integrate BIMcollab with as many BIM tools as possible, whether they are model-authoring, model-checking, or model-sharing solutions,” said Erik Pijnenburg, CEO of BIMcollab. “The integration with Trimble Connect offers our mutual users one of the most advanced solutions available to share and improve models.”
“Because no one vendor can be expected to have all the right point tools, an open and agnostic space for sharing models and construction data is imperative for project efficiency, profitability and timeliness,” said Marcel Broekmaat, product director for Trimble Connect. “Integrations with Trimble Connect and other industry solutions are critical as we continue to drive construction’s digital transformation by enabling project stakeholders to unlock the real value of data throughout the construction lifecycle.”
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