Autodesk and Topcon Announce Collaboration to Improve Interoperability

“We have worked with Topcon for a long time as a development partner and see tremendous synergies between our software offerings and Topcon’s leading positioning hardware,” said Nicolas Mangon, senior director, AEC strategy and marketing, Autodesk. “This past year, Autodesk has invested in delivering design data to the point of construction via Autodesk BIM 360 cloud services and mobile applications. Working with Topcon now allows us to take the next step and leverage this data to more seamlessly drive the placement of work-greatly facilitating the installation process of a construction project.”

“We are pleased to work with Autodesk, a leading provider and innovator of software solutions for BIM,” said Ewout Korpershoek, senior vice president product management and marketing at Topcon. “It is our mission to provide our customers with state of the art positioning solutions, that allow for the highest efficiency data collection, data management and layout. Through our collaboration with Autodesk, we will be able to better streamline the data flow between design and execution via a seamless connection between the office and site, providing a higher degree of accuracy and productivity.”

Over time, Autodesk and Topcon intend to work together to develop more tightly integrated solutions that will allow for optimized, more seamless connections between office, web and mobile workers, between virtual and real worlds.

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures precise positioningproducts andsolutionsfor theglobalsurveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Its parent company, Topcon Corporation(Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in 1932.