While the base features of Trimble Field Link software are the same for MEP, concrete, steel trades and general contractors, Trimble has developed a new module specifically for structures contractors. Ideal for concrete and general contractors, the new Surface module allows the user to define a surface boundary and points by grid spacing or total number of points to be collected. The surface can then be collected manually with a prism or automatically using Direct Reflex. Once collected, Trimble Field Link can generate a report that will produce a color-coded topographical map of the surface showing enclosed high and low areas based on user defined reference elevation and tolerance. A PDF report can be generated including the topographic representation as well as areas and volumes of enclosed high and low areas and percentage of surface defined as high, low, or in tolerance.The new Trimble RTS873 and Trimble Field Tablet are expected to be available in November 2012 through Trimble's Authorized Distributors of layout solutions for MEP and Structures contractors. Trimble Field Link version 2.0.0 and the Surface module are available now to new and current software license holders. About Trimble Buildings Group Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment, is a world leader in construction project optimization across the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle. By providing intuitive software and field solutions that span the brands of Accubid, Meridian Systems, Plancal, QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software and WinEst, Trimble is dedicated to helping building owners and AEC service providers improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maximize profitability of construction projects across the entire workflow from simulation to renovation. Used in over 141 countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution partner network, precision Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building industry. Trimble Buildings' leading technology platform, Trimble DBO, draws on unparalleled expertise from across the entire continuum to provide building professionals with a comprehensive solution that responds to their specialized needs while benefiting from an understanding of the total workflow at every step.