Trimble now has an application for iPad-toting sheet metal contractors: the Trimble Field Fitting Input App.

Trimble now has an application for iPad-toting sheet metal contractors.

The Trimble Field Fitting Input App allows contractors to quickly get information on sheet metal project dimensions and send it to the fabrication shop.

Using the app reduces errors and saves time, company officials said. It uses standard fittings from Vulcan CAM software.

"Leveraging technology such as Apple's iPad platform as a means of delivering new levels of speed and accuracy to the process of drawing sheet metal fittings in the field is what Trimble's BIM to Field vision is all about," said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble's building construction division. "With Trimble Field Fitting Input, we have removed the manual process of measuring, documenting, and then transporting sheet metal fitting information back to the shop and replaced it with an intuitive digital work-flow app for the iPad."

The new app, which debuted Monday, is available in Apple’s iTunes Store .