Trimble: Bridging the Gap Between MEP Design and Manufacturing Departments with New Trimble Connect App

TAMPA, Florida, January 24, 2022-Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced Trimble Connect2Fab, a web-based application within the Trimble® Connect® collaboration platform that enables seamless connection between design and manufacturing workflows for contractors in mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP). Using an intuitive interface, Connect2Fab provides unparalleled visibility and control over work packages and spool designs that are sent to the fabrication shop and then out into the field. This allows teams to work with maximum transparency, streamlining traditionally cumbersome workflows and empowering stakeholders to execute data-driven decisions throughout a project’s lifecycle.

The announcement was made at the MEP Innovation Conference hosted by Trimble and hosted by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) .

With Connect2Fab, shop floor and field personnel do not need modeling experience or access to the CAD platform to create or modify spools. Now users can create spool drawings and set endpoints directly in Connect2Fab based on what works for fabrication and installation teams, reducing bottlenecks between design and fabrication teams.

By providing a digital workflow that removes disconnects between processes and people, Connect2Fab enables real-time status monitoring and gives access to Building Information Modeling (BIM) to manufacturing and construction stakeholders. ground. This in turn reduces a range of issues that challenge contractors, such as rework, waste, constructability, and clash detection.

“We know that the MEP precast process suffers from inefficiencies, redundant work and waste when design and manufacturing departments are not connected through digital workflows,” said Lawrence Smith, vice president and general manager of Trimble MEP. “By providing precast stakeholders with access to spool data regardless of their CAD access, Connect2Fab enables model-centric planning and monitoring based on real-time information.”


Connect2Fab is now available as a standalone subscription that includes Trimble Connect Business Premium for MEP contractors in North America. Connect2Fab is also included in the Trimble VDC Pro+ subscription. For more information, visit:

The VDC Pro+ subscription is also available as part of Trimble Construction One™, a cloud-based, connected construction management platform that drives speed, efficiency and accuracy through every phase of the construction project lifecycle. construction. With Trimble Construction One, contractors can take advantage of a purpose-built, connected construction management platform that reveals the right information at the right time so organizations can make the right decisions.

About Trimble Construction

Trimble develops technologies, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions spanning the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams throughout the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration across stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble’s Connected Construction strategy puts users in control of their operations with industry-leading solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble enables construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver every project with confidence. For more information, visit:

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit:

Media Contact: Trimble’s LeaAnn McNabb: 408-481-7808

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