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Business Center - Heavy Construction Edition Modules

Business Center-Heavy Construction Edition (HCE) feautres a module based design allowing contractors to customize the software to suit their needs.

As part of the Connected Office solution, Business Center - HCE has powerful tools to help control data flow between the office and the field. You can easily combine and manage data from multiple sources to generate accurate, integrated results, and then share these results with the entire project team. Business Centerâ€"HCE can help you decrease costly mistakes and increase productivity in the office and on the construction job site. Below is a list of common tasks and procedures that are made easy with BC-HCE, and the modules needed to accomplish these tasks.

Field _data _reviewField/Data Review

  • Supports most digital data imports and exports
  • Supports Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software, Trimble GCS900 and Cat® AccuGrade Grade Control Systems, and Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System
  • Create road and rail corridor models
  • Create and process data
  • View data in plan, profile, cross-section, 3D and spreadsheet
  • Manipulate point cloud data quickly and easily
  • Select, create, edit and draft data
  • Generate reports and plots
  • Publish information

Modules Needed: Core Product

Data _prepData Prep

  • Import and clean up CAD data
  • Use CAD tools to trim, extend and offset lines
  • Elevate contours, pads, lines and points with automated, high productivity elevating tools
  • Create an earthworks model for grading
  • Use advanced surface modeling and editing tools for site projects
  • Import raster image files in many formats or Adobe PDF vector files
  • Rapidly extract line work data from Adobe PDF vector files

Modules Needed: Data Prep
Optional Modules: Image Manager, Surface Tools


TakeoffSite Takeoff

  • Create a materials and site improvements library
  • Perform heads up digitizing from raster images or digitize from paper plans
  • View multiple images with edge matching functionality
  • Assign site improvements, topsoil stripping and replacement areas
  • Use drillhole data to build subsurface strata models and associated volumes
  • Account for overexcavation and create of Areas of Interest
  • Create takeoff reports that include all material volumes lengths and counts, and cost information
  • Balance site earthworks
  • Define haul zones, haul roads and hauling costs
  • Compute borrow and waste requirements
  • Assign haul and material costs for earthworks bidding
  • Compute mass haul for the site
  • Import raster image files in many formats or Adobe PDF vector files
  • Rapidly extract line work data from Adobe PDF vector files

Add-on modules needed: Takeoff, Takeoff Basic or Takeoff Intermediate
Optional modules: Data Prep, Site Mass Haul, Image Manager, Surface Tools, Road Takeoff Tools

Takeoff2Road Takeoff

  • Digitize cross-section drawings from a raster image or a vector PDF file
  • Convert cross-sections into a 3D model automatically
  • Store cross-section objects in association with an alignment object
  • Map original ground, finished design and multiple material layers (subgrades) to stored cross-sections distinguished by layer
  • Easily extract required surface from complex CAD cross-sections
  • Generate average end area earthwork reports
  • Import raster image files in many formats or Adobe PDF vector files
  • Rapidly extract line work data from Adobe PDF vector files
  • Perform comprehensive mass haul analysis
  • Find the best borrow and waste sites to use for the lowest cost
  • See graphical representations and geographic location of borrow pits, waste sites and haul roads
  • Place barriers to mass haul along the alignment and optimize to haul around barriers
  • Assign import or export locations with cost analysis and volumes
  • Define multiple haul ranges and balance haul at stations
  • Create mass haul diagrams with multiple charts to see mass haul and instantaneous cuts and fills in relation to the design profile
  • Enter multiple tunnels on a single alignment with multiple layers for each tunnel
  • Expand tunnel design for drilling and blasting
  • Build a tunnel model and export to SCS900
  • Create a tunnel surface model from point cloud data

Add-on modules needed: Road Takeoff Tools
Optional modules: Data Prep, Corridor Mass Haul, Image Manager, Surface Tools, Corridor Tunneling

Construction/Survey Tools


  • Data preparation and material quantities takeoff
  • Field Data, Data Prep and Takeoff capabilities
  • Manage and georeference aerial imagery for projects

Construction Plus Survey

  • Complete toolkit for survey and construction
  • Total station raw data, traverse/network adjustment
  • Digital level run processing and level loop closures
  • GNSS raw data post-processing and network adjustment
  • Coordinate geodedic systems, projections and datum

Add-on modules needed: Data Prep, Takeoff, Road Takeoff Tools, Image Manager, Surface Tools, Total Station, Total Station and GNSS, Site Mass Haul, Corridor Mass Haul, Corridor Tunneling