Bridging the gap between 2D drawings and 3D models

While most would agree that 3D models are the future of construction planning, the vast majority of construction projects today are still based on 2D drawings. Traditional designs remain the most accessible choice for most professionals, and construction companies are looking for technology tools that offer useful features in a familiar format.

Trimble is leading the charge to use 3D, but we also recognize the need to serve customers more comfortable with 2D drawings. ProjectSight is the first drawing-centric project management solution designed to bridge the gap between drawings and project controls. Here is an overview of what sets it apart from other solutions.

1. Portability

Enabling construction crews to use drawings in the field is one of the primary goals of ProjectSight. Not only can managers and contractors view digital drawings from portable devices, but they can also easily collaborate with others on the project. For example, they can exchange information with team members and trades, referencing specific areas in drawings to ask questions associated with critical processes such as RFIs, issues and change orders, and collect answers in the solution, without the need to print. documents.

2. Flexibility

ProjectSight is flexible enough to work with any size team or project, from small construction companies to enterprises. Trimble has the resources to support both large and small teams. License management is simple, allowing external collaborators (such as contractors) to access the system without the need to purchase additional licenses.

3. Capacity

Compared to other solutions on the market, ProjectSight allows construction professionals to do more in a single interface. Project controls are fully integrated into the drawing management module, allowing users to interact with records on top of drawings. team members can overlay information on relevant areas in the drawing and easily move between new and old versions of the document as review changes.

The ability to switch between document versions is invaluable throughout a project:

  • Before construction begins, when plans change daily

  • During construction, when logistics and planning are essential to ensure a smooth running

  • Once construction is complete, for final checks, evaluations and maintenance follow-ups

ProjectSight automatically extracts key details using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, making it easy to publish your project drawing. Drawing callouts are automatically identified and linked, eliminating time-consuming tasks.

4. Profitability

ProjectSight offers a comprehensive set of features and capabilities at a competitive price, making it a cost-effective choice for construction teams. The ability to combine project management with drawings and BIM capabilities means teams can always access the data they need, when and where they need it. Because ProjectSight is fully integrated, construction professionals avoid creating difficult and time-consuming silos of data. Ultimately, an integrated solution generates efficiencies that reduce overall project cost, time, and effort.

ProjectSight’s unique feature set combines drawing management with project management in the same system. Far from being a complement, drawing is at the heart of the solution. They are the foundation on which projects are built. Visualization, monitoring, and management all happen in the same digital interface, enabling construction teams to become more adaptable, efficient, and successful.

Ready to know more? Discover our short webinar, A deep dive into drawing management with ProjectSight.