More about MAGNET 7: MAGNET 7 is designed to utilize the strength that cloud-based connectivity can play in streamlining workflows through GNSS receivers, total stations, and other positioning tools and instruments, and addresses common needs to increase productivity, efficiency, and profitability levels across the job site spectrum. The software is also designed to improve accuracy while efficiently managing data and collaboration — in real-time — with the project team. Enhancements in the field version of the software were made to improve 3D model support, reporting, and interactivity in working directly on a visual map. Additionally, there are improvements in data handling for large and complex 3D projects. Productivity-driven features within the upgraded office solution include an ability to connect to the newest version of the Sitelink3D job site monitoring and management system. Among other benefits, this will enable office personnel to send machine models via the web portal directly to machines on site. This new connection also allows access to the Haul Truck app, which dramatically improves efficiency in the mass-haul environment by sending real-time data — including haul volumes and truck locations — directly to the master schedule.
Additional benefits in the office include a new capability for calculating International Roughness Index (IRI), a valuable “key-performance indicator” for resurfacing projects. For added efficiency, IRI data exports directly to ProVAL formats, commonly used in the paving industry, to report and validate road surface smoothness against guidelines set by government transportation departments. Enhanced terrain modeling capabilities for surveyors and an overall increase in file-type capability for all users are also valued additions to the solution.