Frequently Asked Questions

SiteVision Features

What data formats can I use with SiteVision?

Trimble SiteVision Supports the following open source and industry formats, and Trimble proprietary formats:

Open Source and Industry:

LandXML (.xml)


Shapefile (.SHP)

Geodatabase (.GDB)

AutoCAD (.DWG)


Trimble Formats:

TrimBIM (.TRB)

Trimble Business Center (.VCL)

Trimble Terrain Model (.TTM)

Trimble Maps (.TMap)

SketchUp (.SKP)

What measurements can I take with SiteVision?

Using Trimble SiteVision you can measure points, grades, areas, and cut/fill values.

The Trimble SiteVision Integrated Positioning System supports measurements between the real world and the data model using three types of measurement modes: GNSS, EDM and AR. Since Trimble SiteVision for Trimble Rugged hardware does not have an EDM component, it only supports two types of measurement modes: GNSS and AR. Points, lines, areas and grades can be measured using GNSS, EDM or AR. Cut/Fill measurements are only supported by GNSS and EDM measurement functions.

How is my measurement data stored?

All measurements recorded with SiteVision can be synced back to the office via Trimble Connect. Measurements are synced as a .CSV file and located alongside the data model which was being viewed in SiteVision. Each time you sync the .CSV file it updates the file in Trimble Connect to the latest version of the file on your device. To see an earlier version of the file you can use the History function within Trimble Connect.

How can I place my model on site?

In SiteVision, there are three ways to position a model on site: Automatic, Measured and Manual.

Automatic Placement requires high accuracy GNSS, and uses coordinate system information from within model data and/or reads a Trimble site calibration file associated with the model.

Measured Placement requires high accuracy GNSS, and walks you through steps for completing your own two point calibration, to position a model on site. You can use the IPS standalone, or on the pole mount. This information is recorded and remembered for the next time you open the model to view with SiteVision.

Manual Placement does not use high accuracy GNSS, and placement is by using gestures on the screen and the augmented reality technology on your field device. Note: Inside you will likely experience model drift. Additionally, your placement will be valid for only that session of SiteVision.

What languages are supported?

Trimble SiteVision is available in: English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Spanish, Brasilian Portuguese, Russian, and French.