|[January 30, 2013]
Topcon announces direct cloud-link between MAGNET Enterprise and AutoCAD WS
LIVERMORE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., (TPS) a global leader in precision
positioning technology, has announced the first results of its
collaboration with Autodesk (News - Alert), Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering
and entertainment software: A direct link to AutoCAD WS within Topcon's
MAGNET™ Enterprise cloud service.
Topcon's MAGNET Enterprise cloud service now features a direct link to AutoCAD WS, streamlining the availability of critical field information onto mobile devices. (Photo: Business Wire)
This new capability, launched only two months after the collaboration
between the two companies was announced, will provide a direct path for
field and office data to flow seamlessly from collection, design, review
and adjustment between MAGNET
Enterprise and AutoCAD
WS-saving multiple steps and software conversions that have
typically been required. The new capability is automatically available
to all users of MAGNET Enterprise.
Ewout Korpershoek, senior vice president of TPS product management and
marketing, said, "With Autodesk having the world's premier and most
common design software suites, and Topcon having industry-leading
positioning products, the world's largest base of model based design
users can now seamlessly push AutoCAD WS design data to field personnel
from within MAGNET Enterprise, and vice versa, push field measurements
into AutoCAD WS directly through the cloud for update and
review-including onmobile devices.
"This collaboration with Autodesk allows the streamlining of the data
flow between design and execution via a seamless connection-cloud
surfing-between the office and site, providing the highest degree of
accuracy and productivity," he said.
"We have been working with our customers to research how they could use
technology to improve efficiency in construction. Our findings concluded
that customers need an easy way to connect equipment and digital design
data, including AutoCAD and BIM data," said Nicolas Mangon, senior
director, AEC strategy and marketing, Autodesk. "This past year,
Autodesk has invested in delivering design data to the point of
construction via Autodesk BIM 360 cloud services and mobile
applications. Working with Topcon is the next step in completely
transforming how the construction industry works-by providing direct
integration and streamlining the availability of critical field
information. Customers get a more seamless workflow and path to BIM in
the field-so they can increase productivity, enhance field safety, and
improve quality control."
Topcon's MAGNET suite of productivity software products includes MAGNET
Enterprise, a cloud-based service that connects mobile and office
software products and provides a web-based interface to company data and
assets. AutoCAD WS web and mobile application for AutoCAD software
enables customers to view, edit, and share DWG files through a web
browser or mobile device. The integration will allow field workers to
automatically document their site measurements directly from Topcon
devices to AutoCAD WS, creating industry standard .DWG
deliverables-directly impacting quality management and coordination
"Autodesk and Topcon will continue to focus on developing tightly
integrated solutions that will allow for optimized, seamless connections
between office, web and mobile worker, and between virtual and real
worlds," Korpershoek said.
(To view a brief video on MAGNET Enterprise direct link to AutoCAD WS
For more information on Topcon MAGNET visit magnet-tour.com.
For more information on AutoCAD WS go to autocadws.com.)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment
software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, and media and entertainment industries-- including the
last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects-- use Autodesk
software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its
introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop
the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets.
For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
About Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., designs and manufactures precise
positioning�products and�solutions�for the�global�surveying,
construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset
management and mobile control markets. Its parent company, Topcon
Corporation�(Tokyo Stock Exchange - 7732), was founded in 1932.
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