Trimble Business Center

Features and Benefits
  • Create and manage design data to avoid costly mistakes
  • Easy-to-use interface that integrates with Trimble field software
  • Win more bids by preparing earthwork and construction models quickly and accurately with expanded levels of detail for takeoff and quantity estimating
  • Reduce rework by ensuring data is clean, up-to-date and delivered in the right format to get the job done
  • Increase profit by optimizing the creation of site and corridor models
  • Reduce drive time by effectively and seamlessly managing data between the office and field
  • Write your own commands and customize the software with the Trimble Macro Language (TML)

Trimble Business Center is available in other specialized editions, with add-on modules to customize functionality for your specific workflow. Find out more about the different editions below.

Experience the full functionality of Trimble Business Center with a free 30-day trial available from your local dealer.
Managing your data across the project lifecycle has never been easier than with Trimble Business Center. Combined survey and construction functions lower operational costs and increase productivity, providing a larger set of tools for users to leverage.

Viewer Edition
  • Offers basic functionality at no cost
  • Import and export data to Trimble field devices
  • Data viewing and querying of properties

Field Data Edition
  • Fast, accurate and affordable field data management
  • Add the GIS Module to view Geographic Information System (GIS) data
  • Basic CAD drawing and editing functions
  • Level and Total Station data processing

Surface Modeling Edition
  • Create, edit and manage surface models
  • Compute and report volumes and areas
  • Create cut fill maps
  • Create, edit, label and manage alignments
  • Add the Drilling, Piling and Dynamic Compaction Module to access features for specialized applications

Surery Intermediate Edition
  • Import, georeference, edit and extract vectors from Adobe® PDF and image files
  • Calculate network adjustments
  • Carry out site calibration computations
  • Create dynamic labels and tables

Survey Advanced Edition
  • Create and run TML macros (Python-based scripts)
  • Create and edit corridor models and surfaces
  • Advanced drafting features
  • Advanced surveying features
  • Add the Mobile Mapping Module for advanced functionality
  • Add the Tunneling Module to more effectively manage tunneling project data
  • Add the Scanning Module and Aerial Photogrammetry Module for additional surveying functionality

Site Modeling Edition
  • Quickly convert 2D or improperly elevated CAD data into properly elevated objects to create a constructible model
  • Send the model to surveyors and machines in the field
  • Includes site modeling tools and an interface to VisionLink production models
  • Add the Utility Modeling Module to simplify site and infrastructure construction

Site Construction Edition
  • Site takeoff features save time and decrease the learning curve by using one piece of software to import Adobe PDFs. Trace contour lines, create surfaces, apply site improvements to specify materials and depths and get an accurate report of quantities and costs
  • Streamline your entire workflow from estimation to design through preparation and drafting
  • Create and edit site mass haul computations to balance earthwork and minimize earth moving
  • With added road takeoff tools, convert digital CAD cross-sections, rapidly extract cross-section information from Adobe PDF vector files and quickly see locations and quantities of materials

Infrastructure Edition
  • Linear mass haul functionality helps determine how much to move, from where, to where, and what it will cost to get it all done
  • Included intersection design workflow reduces the complex and labor-intensive design task to minutes by automatically creating parametric intersections from corridors with defined templates
Construction Applications
Trimble Business Center is ideal for many construction applications, including:

  • Data preparation for machine control
  • Site takeoff and quantity estimating
  • Road and corridor takeoff and quantity estimating
  • Utility modeling
  • Drill and pile plans
Marine Applications
Marine applications of Trimble Business Center office software include:

  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Dredging surveys and volumes
  • Large multi-beam data set management
  • Marine and land construction design

Be more profitable, work more efficiently and reduce rework with Trimble Business Center.

  • Manage marine point cloud data to check for errors in the data set
  • View models in 3D to check validity of marine and land topography
  • Import data from third-party marine acquisition packages
  • Merge terrestrial and hydrographic data to manage the surf zone
  • Plot color-coded waterway bed contours and cross sections
  • Input simple or complex channel designs
  • Evaluate different channel or breakwater alignments to quickly find the ideal design
  • Determine volumes prior to dredging and then report progress volumes
  • Use positive depths or elevations
  • Add optional modules as work tasks evolve
Surveying Applications
In a single software package, combine raw measurements from GNSS, total stations and levels; then, add in data from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile mapping systems and terrestrial laser scanners, all of which is scaled to your survey data. No need to import and export between multiple software packages. No need for training, warranty maintenance, or support for different applications from different providers.

  • Field data QA/QC
  • Adjustment and COGO
  • CAD and drafting
  • Surfaces and volumes
  • Takeoff and mass haul
  • Trimble VISION and aerial photogrammetry
  • Scanning and point clouds GIS
  • Mobile mapping
Technical Information
Current Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction Software and Firmware Version

Trimble Business Center Hardware Requirments

Trimble Business Center works seamlessly with:

  • Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software
  • Trimble Siteworks Positioning Systems
  • Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System
  • Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform
  • Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System
  • Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System
  • Cat® AccuGrade™ Grade Control Systems

Trimble Business Center has the same system requirements as other state-of-the-art CAD systems. Although it will run on many minimum category systems with small data files, performance will quickly become unacceptable as the amount of data increases.


  • Intel 7th or 8th generation i7
  • Processor or equal speed AMD brand
  • DirectX Graphics Card
  • 4GB Graphics Memory
  • 1920x1080 Display
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB SSD Hard Drive
  • Windows 7 or later - 64 Bit

The following website shows benchmark testing for CPUs and Video Cards http://www.cpubenchmark.net. This site is an excellent place to evaluate price and performance of individual components.

The biggest limitation for notebook computers is the video card. A card adequate for web and email programs may not be practical when using images or data sets of modest size. Notebook computers designed specifically for gaming or CAD are typically the best models to choose and may be the only models with 1GB or larger video cards.

We recommend a 1920x1080 (or larger) display wherever possible to maximize the graphics area that you have to work with. Trimble Business Center is designed to take advantage of dual monitors for another way to increase your working space.

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