Topcon Pocket 3D software ˜heart™ of grade management system

LIVERMORE, Calif. September 1, 2009 The new version of Topcon Positioning Systems™ (TPS) Pocket 3D software Version 8.06 offers improvements in construction data collection.


The software is one of the primary components of the Topcon Grade Management System that includes GR-3 GNSS receivers and the FC-120 field controller loaded with Pocket 3D. 


Murray Lodge, TPS vice president of construction sales, said, Simply put, Pocket 3D is the ˜heart™ of Topcon™s machine control grade management system.  Pocket 3D is an easy-to-use interface that moves files from 3D machines. Grade can be checked, and cut and fill verified anywhere and everywhere.  Contractors can locate tie-outs or reset stakes just by following the screen.


Features and improvements of Pocket 3D Version 8.06 include:

   — New stakeout polyline and alignment features;

   — Ability to collect and export cut sheets ˜on the fly™;

   — Design files and point files are now sorted alphabetically;

   — Points are now searchable by point name;

   — Network connectivity improvements; and

   — Multiple stakeout and Calc wizard enhancements. 


Lodge said, With Pocket 3D, contractors can measure productivity on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis to make sure they are staying on schedule.  This information provides a tool for maximizing equipment utilization  a great way to get the most of their biggest investment.


This new version, as well as other Topcon firmware and software upgrades, are free downloads to Topcon customers from the Topcon support site.


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Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.(TPS) 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. TPS™ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange   7732), was founded in 1932.      

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