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Trimble Connect integrates with Microsoft 365 and BIMcollab to improve team efficiency

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Trimble recently announced new integrations for Microsoft 365 and BIMcollab with its Trimble® Connect™ cloud-based collaboration platform. The integration with Trimble Connect provides users of both platforms with a common data environment for connecting project stakeholders with the data they need to inform decisions and improve team efficiency. In real-time, project stakeholders can share, review, coordinate, and comment on data-rich constructible models, schedules, and critical project information—eliminating costly miscommunication that keeps projects from finishing on time and on budget.

The integration with Microsoft 365 streamlines and accelerates 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 can now use Microsoft software applications to edit project data such as documents, presentations, and spreadsheets directly through Trimble Connect.

Trimble quoted Jeremy Sibert, technology director at general contractor Hensel Phelps as saying that the Microsoft 365 integration is a welcome addition to Trimble Connect. The ability to create, edit and distribute documents directly from Trimble Connect will not only save them a lot of time, but it will also allow them to track updates, monitor version control and manage document security much more efficiently using tools their users are already familiar with and use heavily.

BIMcollab is a cloud-based platform for building information modeling (BIM) that simplifies issue management and provides integrated model validation, offering a structured way of storing, sharing, and solving issues. Trimble Connect’s integration with BIMcollab enables users to collaborate in real-time. Trimble Connect’s easy-to-use features reduce the learning curve and give BIMcollab users, including those without access to a BIM authoring tool, a common data environment for visualizing project data and collaborating across the project lifecycle.

Erik Pijnenburg, CEO of BIMcollab said that their goal is to integrate BIMcollab with as many BIM tools as possible, whether they are model-authoring, model-checking, or model-sharing solutions. The integration with Trimble Connect offers their mutual users one of the most advanced solutions available to share and improve models.