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Tip #187 - Run a Scan Inspection Report

By Hannah Poon posted 06-30-2022 11:49

  

Hey TBC’ers! Just a few more hours until the long weekend! In my most recent tip, I went over the new Scan Inspection command in TBC v5.70. Included in the Scan Inspection command, there are two tabs: Create and Report. The last tip covered how to perform a scan inspection in the Create tab in the command pane. This week’s tip will go over how to run a Scan Inspection Report using the Report tab in the command pane. You can run an MS Word-based 3D Inspection Report for any 3D inspection saved in your project.


Follow the steps below to learn how to run a Scan Inspection Report.

  • In the Scan Inspection command pane (select Scan Inspection in Point Clouds > Deliverables), click the Report tab.


  • In the Inspection drop-down list, select the scan inspection for which you want to run a report. (Here, we only created one scan inspection, hence why there is only one listed to choose from.)


  • Next, you will create one or more points at locations of interest on the color map where you want the deviation distance between the two objects to be included in the Scan Inspection Report.

Optionally, change the default Name prefix and Layer to be used for the new point(s) you will create.


  • Optionally, use the View Filter Manager to hide some or all of the unrelated data displayed in the 3D View. Ensure that at least the related scan and Point Cloud Inspection color map remain displayed. (We will leave our view as is since all unnecessary data was already hidden from the view.)

  • Click in the Coordinate field and then, in the 3D View, select a location on the color map for the new point.
    Note the following when creating points:
    • When you make a selection, the coordinate for the new point is displayed in the Coordinate field.
    • Each new point is displayed in the 3D View as a green cross.
    • Each new point is represented by a new point node in the Project Explorer.
    • Each time you create a new point, the Number of points value displayed in the Inspection Points for Report group box is increased by 1.


  • Select additional locations as necessary to create additional points to be included in the report.


  • Optionally, to include any pre-existing points in the report:
    • Click in the Inspection Points for Report selection field.
    • In a graphic view or the Project Explorer, select the points you want to include. A warning message displays if a selected point is too far from the inspection. The point will not be included in the report.
    • Click the Add button.
    • The Number of points value increases accordingly.




  • Optionally, check the Add view to report check box to include an image of the color map in the report.


  • Click the Create Report button.
    The new report opens in Microsoft® Word. In addition to project data, the report includes position and deviation values for each selected point displayed in a tabular format. If the Add view to report option was selected, the report also includes a screen-captured image of the color map.




Looking for more in-depth instructions on how to run a Scan Inspection Report? Open up TBC on a supported device and press F1. The Trimble Business Center Help window will open. Search “scan inspection” to learn more. 


To download TBC v5.70, you can head to https://trimble.com/downloadTBC. To learn what’s new in our latest release, you can visit https://geospatialresources.trimble.com/blog/whats-new-in-trimble-business-center-version-5-70.


Complete free self-paced workflow-based courses with hands-on guided software experiences on Learn.Trimble: https://learn.trimble.com/pages/422/trimble-business-center-tbc


For additional learning content, visit our TBC Survey and Construction YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TBCSurvey/videos


I hope this tip comes in handy in one of your upcoming Field to Finish Workflows!
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