Global construction technology leader Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has taken actions to support its customers’ business and productivity in the current testing times. A vast majority of users of Tekla Structures, Trimble’s flagship construction BIM software, are working from home on account of nationwide lockdown announced in India. To facilitate uninterrupted work, Trimble has widened the scope and availability of its structural BIM collaboration tool – Tekla Model Sharing’s free trial and it is now available globally, including India. Tekla users can now use it for a full 90 days for their business without incurring any fee. The number of trial licenses on offer has also been increased from five to ten. The earlier trial was available only for selected countries, and trial licenses were not meant to be used for business purposes.
The company has also expanded the capabilities of the cloud-based solution, Trimble Connect Personal license for a limited period applicable until June 2020. The enhanced capabilities would allow a user to create up to 10 projects instead of a limit of one project earlier, invite unlimited number of project members as against a limit of 5 members earlier, and access unlimited storage as against a limit of 10GB earlier.
“We are inspired to do everything that is right for our customers. Our offerings enable enhanced collaboration over the cloud, allowing the users even working remotely to deliver without loss of efficiency, which is very much the need of the hour during this worldwide medical emergency.” says Rajan Aiyer, Vice President & Managing Director, Trimble India and SAARC region.
With the 2020 launch of the Tekla Tedds and Tekla Structural Designer, Trimble has introduced cloud-based licencing for new customers. The company is now offering flexible licence options including one-month subscriptions. All Trimble customers are able to switch their existing licences to cloud-based licensing service, which would allow them to use Tekla software from home or remote locations without requiring a connection through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
To support the business and work through these challenging times, Trimble has set up a web page with collated practical advice and information on remote working, called How Trimble Can Support You.