To help you get the constructible model from the office to the field, Trimble has designed the Trimble Kenai Rugged Tablet Computer.
Built to withstand the daily abuse of construction work, it meets military standards for drops, vibration and humidity; and is protected against dust and water. The full-colour, ten-inch screen is scratch and impact resistant and enhances sunlight readability for outside work. A multi-touch, gesture-controlled touchscreen allows users to type, pan, and zoom with fingers, a stylus or capacitive gloves.
The Kenai works with Trimble Field Link and a Robotic Total Station, the Trimble Rapid Positioning System, or even a Trimble R8s GNSS receiver in the field. (Learn more.)
Laying out with paper plans and tape is a method that is prone to error. Is the reference point correct? Has the tape measure moved, or is the degree in which you are measuring exact? Even when everything is right, this approach is laborious and time consuming.
To ensure that the plans get to site accurately we need to connect the digital model with the real world. This can be done by taking the highly accurate and clash checked model that has been created and translating it through layout points onto site. Having the model onsite gives you confidence that you are constructing in the correct location.
But how do we get the model to site?
Trimble Field Link has been designed to bring the 3D model into the field. It allows you to visualise and prepare points directly on the model – even when you’re in the field.
Using Trimble Field Link allows you to improve the office to field collaboration and facilitates the use of a BIM process.
To make Trimble Field Link even easier, Trimble have released a new tablet, the Trimble Kenai. It has been engineered to withstand the daily abuse of construction work and has a multi-touch, gesture-controlled touchscreen to allow users to type, pan, and zoom with fingers, a stylus, or capacitive gloves.
If you would like to learn more about Trimble Field Link and how you can facilitate the use of a BIM process, get in touch.