Communities globally are increasing the influence they have over where new roads and railways are created. The combination of community input and the need to avoid certain urban areas, cultural heritage zones and areas of environmental sensitivity have made the planning process extremely complex. This is true not only for the initial alignment location, but also during construction if sensitive areas are identified during construction and alternatives must be quickly identified. Trimble Quantm Desktop offers the following benefits during the planning and design process:


  • Reduced project planning time and delays
  • Better productivity - more alignment alternatives can be explored in a shorter amount of time
  • Increased confidence in alignment validity and conformance
  • Affordable solution for smaller projects and organizations
  •  Additionally, during the construction phase Trimble Quantm Desktop can be used to improve the management of and reduce the costs of temporary haul roads.



Trimble Quantm Desktop Premium suits the needs of the companies involved in the full planning process, or engineers wanting to refine and balance earthworks on an alignment that has a fixed horizontal corridor respectively. Quantm Enterprise and Quantm Professional are offered for longer projects or where Trimble optimization expertise is required.


The Desktop Premium edition generates outputs to support public presentation through NEPA or other planning processes. The final approved alignments can be easily exported using a range of industry standard formats for detailed design. Desktop Premium can import updated environmental data during the planning process from Trimble’s range of GIS data collection

products. The models can be transferred to Trimble solutions for corridor flight planning, ground survey, construction staking and earthmoving



Desktop Premium can be applied at every step of the planning process from initial scoping through feasibility and value engineering. Desktop Premium performs corridor identification, and full horizontal and vertical alignment optimization. It considers environmental, social, geological, engineering, and

construction constraints to provide an optimal alignment for detailed design. Case studies have shown the software can provide a reduction in project planning time and a 5-15% reduction in construction cost for projects.



Trimble Quantm Desktop includes an integrated visualization engine to facilitate design reviews and public consultation


Graphically edit alignments to update volume and cost information in real-time.




Trimble® Quantm® Desktop supports road and rail planners and engineers through the complex process of selecting and generating 3D corridors and alignments. Quantm’s unique route optimization technology generates millions of alternative alignments and returns a range of 5-20 best options for review by various stakeholders. Trimble Quantm Desktop software

leverages technology researched, developed and refined on over 12,427 miles (20,000 kilometers) of major infrastructure projects worldwide.


The software enables planners and engineers to reduce project planning time, increase productivity, and deliver improved alignments that meet environmental, heritage, urban constraints, and design standards set by each project. It is designed for local and regional projects in study areas

of up to 31 miles (50 kilometers) in length.

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