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Hey TBC’ers! Before using imported GNSS data in a project, you can verify the raw data and correct field errors in the Receiver Raw Data Check In dialog, which displays during import. For example, on the Antenna tab, you can verify that the antenna data is correct to ensure the highest accuracy for your baselines and make edits as necessary. This week’s tip shows you how to set the value of several cells (e.g., antenna height) to the same value in the Receiver Raw Data Check In dialog. Follow the steps below to learn how to set the value of several cells to the same value . Make sure that one of the cells is set to the value ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to view the panoramic images of the Station closest to a point picked on a mobile mapping run ? The Go to Run Position command enables you to view the panoramic images of a camera from the station position closest to the point picked on a run. Follow the steps below to learn how to view the images of the Station closest to the point picked on a run . In the Project Explorer , select a run (or a set of runs). Select Toggle Active Trajectory in the context menu (or in the View section of the Mobile Mapping tab in the TBC ribbon). The Plan View then shows the trajectory(ies) ...
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Tip #181 - Copying Spreadsheets from TBC Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to copy your TBC spreadsheet data to a text editor (e.g., Microsoft ® Notepad) or a spreadsheet (Microsoft ® Excel or Google Sheets) for further editing? Well, you’re in luck because TBC has two ways of doing that to make data transfer easy! Follow the steps below to learn how to copy and paste your TBC spreadsheet data . Navigate to the Data section of the Home tab in the TBC ribbon. You can find the six types of spreadsheets TBC has to offer ( Points , Occupation , Optical , Photo Point , Vector , and Feature ). Here, we will ...
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You can now View & Download ‘Field Control Points’ measured in the field with any data collector from Worksmanager. View field control points: You can view the field control points for any data collector by selecting ‘Field Control Points’ from the drop down list on the ‘Field Data’ page (Project Devices -> Select data collector device -> Field Data - View -> Field Control Points). Download field control points: You can download the field control points to your desktop by selecting the file and clicking the ‘Download’ button. #trimbleworksmanager #fielddata
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Happy Friday, TBC’ers! Did you know you can change the size of the pick aperture (the box appearing on certain cursors that shows the area in which applicable objects can be picked)? Well, if not, this week’s tip shows you exactly how to do that! Follow the steps below to learn how to set the pick aperture . With your project open, select Options in the Quick Access Toolbar . The Options dialog displays. Under General , click Display if it is not already selected. Specify a value in the “Pick aperture pixels” box. Then press OK to apply your changes and close the dialog. The pick aperture is ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to run the last command you used to save time looking for it? Look no further with the Run Last Command command to quickly run the same command multiple times in a row. Follow the steps below to learn how to run a previous command . For quick access, add the Run Last Command command to the Ribbon and/or Quick Access Toolbar . Click the arrow at the end of the Quick Access Toolbar and select “More Commands” from the dropdown menu to open the Options dialog. In the Quick Access Toolba r tab, scroll through the list of commands until you find Run Last Command . Select it ...
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The Trimble DA2 GNSS receiver does not have an integrated battery. Below we outline the methods to power a DA2. Power using a power bank The simplest way to power the DA2 is with a power bank. A power bank is a rechargeable battery with a USB connection to charge the battery and to power devices like the DA2. Power banks are available at any electronic store. Trimble offers the Anker 5000 PowerCore. Power banks with a round form factor are preferred as they fit the battery mount provided in the DA2 packout. The power bank attaches to the pole using the battery mount straps provided in the DA2 packout. The battery is then connected with the DA2 ...
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Use the Surface inspection feature to compare an asbuilt scan to a reference surface, such as a horizontal, inclined, or vertical planes, cylinder, imported surface file or other scans. The Surface inspection Cogo function calculates the distance to the reference surface for each point in the selected scan(s) and creates an inspection point cloud. Points in the inspection point cloud are color-coded to provide immediate visual feedback between the point cloud and the reference surface. When inspecting a brick facade, for example, you will be able to see whether any sections of the facade are showing signs of movement off vertical. Users can define ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Happy Friday! Do you ever want to ensure appropriate tolerances were achieved in the field for as-staked points and their corresponding design points ? This week’s tip covers how to specify as-staked point tolerances . When as-staked point data is gathered in the field, the field software computes deltas for the as-staked points and their corresponding design points. When imported into a project, TBC identifies with a red flag and/or red label text any as-staked points whose deltas exceed the as-staked point tolerance you specify in the Project Settings dialog. Follow the steps below to learn about specifying as-staked ...
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Hey TBC’ers! A while back, we did a tip on View Filter Manager Shortcuts showing how to reduce the amount of scrolling required to find a layer and quickly isolate desired layer(s). Today, we will go over a few more neat View Filter Manager hacks , such as the Zoom extents icon, filtering the view with the View Only This option, and the Isolate Layer icon. Follow the steps below to learn about some of the additional features the View Filter Manager has to offer. Click the Zoom extents icon on the top toolbar of the View Filter Manager to enter the zoom extents when the filter changes mode. Filter ...
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All Here is a Collapsible Stick from Seco. Some of you are already selling it, especially with the DA2. The 2m Stick is composed of six carbon fibre sections C ollapses to the compact length of 37.5 cm (1.23 ft) Would you like to see this stick (Trimble branded) in the GIS portfolio as an accessory? Please let us know here (even if you don't like it): https://forms.gle/hYkrPnaSn2kjR9CB8
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Hey TBC’ers! Back for another tip of the week, I hope?! This week’s tip goes over the Select Similar command to select objects (e.g., CAD objects or survey points) that have properties matching the properties of a chosen object . Follow the steps below to learn how to select similar objects . Select Select Similar in Home > Selection . Alternatively, you can select Select Similar by navigating to CAD > Data. In the Select Similar command pane, click in the Source object field and then select in a graphic view the source object whose properties you want to use for your selection search criteria. ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to sort imported files in your TBC project? For instance, you have a project with several imported files and want to sort them by filename or import order . Follow the steps below to learn how to sort imported files . Once you have imported your files in your TBC project, click the Project Explorer icon in the Quick Access Toolbar or Home > Data to open the Project Explorer . Click on the arrow next to Imported Files to expand the node and view your imported files. Imported files are always sorted by filename by default. Right-click on the Imported Files ...
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Hey TBC’ers! New to TBC? Don’t know where to start? Look no further! This week’s tip directs you to past tips that will help guide you through the start of your learning journey. Soon enough, you’ll be a TBC-pro! Tip #21 - TBC Tips and Zips: Importing a Zip file Tip #158 - Navigating the View: Mouse Controls in TBC Tip of the Week #69 - Guided Workflows Directly from TBC Help Tip #105 - Understanding the different Icons in the project explorer Tip #64 - View Filter Manager Shortcuts Tip #3 - Project Cleanup To download the latest version of TBC , you can head to https://trimble.com/downloadTBC . To learn ...
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Background : Legacy machine control devices (CB4x0 running GCS900) do not have the construct of projects inside the Machine Control Data folder (unlike Earthworks/ Siteworks/ Groundworks). Hence, designs of all projects exist together inside the parent folder. In an attempt to bring the project context, when we introduced WorksManager for GCS, we prefixed the project name before the design name. While this was valuable, it resulted in longer design names in the control box, with the operator struggling to find the right design/ version (as the entire design name was not visible). We need a way to give project context to GCS designs, while keeping the design ...
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The following questions relate to the Trimble Catalyst subscription service. If you have a question that is not answered below, ask us here... Please find the Trimble Catalyst FAQs here... General Questions What power banks fit into the handle? The battery cavity inside the Catalyst handle fits any cylindrical battery (power bank) like the ANKER PowerCore mini+ Power Bank (3350mAH) or even the larger ANKER PowerCore 5000 Power Bank (5000 mAH), up to 3.2 mm (1.3 inches) in diameter. Does the magnetic mounting system affect the device's compass? Not significantly. The steel plate closes the magnetic field lines when attached. If you ...
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Happy Thursday, TBC’ers! If you’re a frequent aerial photogrammetry user, you may have noticed some ribbon changes in the Photogrammetry tab in TBC v5.60. This week’s tip will give you a quick run-down on those changes. The Photogrammetry ribbon was restructured to remove some functions that are less related to standard drone processing runs, consolidate photogrammetry deliverables into a single button, and improve the user experience . The Group Photo Stations button was removed. The Create Rectified Image button was removed. The Measure Photo Point , Photo Point View , and Extract Ground buttons were removed. ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted additional CAD selection options ? For instance, you have selected an object and want to copy or move it without having to go to the Quick Access Toolbar for a selection set. This feature was enhanced in TBC v5.60 so you have the ability to select an object (point, line, etc.), hold the Shift key, and right-click to have additional right-click options available. Follow the steps below to learn how to view additional right-click options . Click to select an object in the Plan View. Once selected, it will turn orange. Hold the Shift key and right-click . The right-click menu ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to extract pole and sign feature inclination attributes ? For instance, you have scanned a signpost that is slanted and want to determine if its inclination exceeds a specified threshold and may require repairs. The Extract Point Feature command was enhanced in TBC v5.60 to extract inclination and inclination direction attributes for pole and sign features . Follow the steps below to learn how to extract sign inclination attributes . In the Point Clouds tab, select Extract Point Feature to display the Extract Point Feature command pane. In the Extraction type drop-down list, ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to view your point and occupation data in spreadsheets ? For instance, you have a project with GNSS, total station, and level data as well as processed GNSS baselines and want to view the photogrammetry point and GNSS occupation data in spreadsheets. Follow the steps below to learn how to view and customize your point and occupation data in spreadsheets . In the Quick Access toolbar, select Project Settings . In the navigation (left) pane in the Project Settings dialog, select View > Points Spreadsheet . A list of the names of columns available for the Points spreadsheet display ...
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