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The following link will download the msi package for the macro sdk updated to work with version 5.50. http://dl.trimble.com/osg/ survey/macros/trimble_macros_ sdk_v5.50.msi In version 5.50, some of the assemblies were renamed (usually Trimble.Vce.xxx to Trimble.Sdk.xxx). In order for the macro to work with version 5.50, you need to take into account the assembly name change. One of the assemblies renamed was "Trimble.Vce.Interfaces". That assembly was referenced by the project file (*.pyproj). If you have older solutions already defined, you should use an editor and update the Trimble.Vce.Interfaces to the new name ("Trimble.Sdk.Interfaces") Many of the ...
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Tip #153 - How to Georeference a PDF as background image Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to georeference a PDF to use as a background reference in your project? For instance, you’ve located several property corners and you want to reference the survey plat as a background image to see how everything is fitting together. Follow the steps below to learn how to import a PDF and utilize the Place Image command to align your field data with the imported PDF background image (Note: you need a minimum of 2 surveyed points in order to Compute the Georeferenced image). Drag and drop your PDF document into your project or ...
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Tip #152 - How to Export to Google Earth with User Defined Display options Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to export a file to Google Earth with user defined display options ? For example, you may want to include a KMZ/KML file with your final deliverables that only displays the point name and feature code . Follow the steps below to learn how to utilize the GIS shapefile export to create the Google Earth file with the display options of your choosing: Select the points you want to export to Google Earth and select the export option in the Data Exchange features located under the Home tab. Within the ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever exported a DWG file containing Line Styles in TBC and wished there was a way to maintain the Line's definition in Civil 3D. For instance, you may have a dashed line representing the centerline of the road in TBC and want to maintain that same structure in the exported DWG file. TBC is now installed with an Autodesk Linestyle file (.lin) to ensure what is seen in TBC is defined the same in Civil 3D. You can access the .lin file here: C:\ProgramData\Trimble\CADStyles Follow the steps below to import and utilize the Autodesk Linestyle types: Under the Drafting tab , select Line Style Manager ...
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Good afternoon TBC’ers! Have you ever had issues with processing longer baselines due to insufficient overlapping data? Follow the link below to watch the 6 minute tutorial video to learn how you can utilize TBC's new RTX Corrections download to achieve accurate, fixed baseline solutions with shorter occupation times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u81wXcH0VA Hope this helps in one of your upcoming GNSS surveys!
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Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever processed feature codes using an FXL file created from a downloaded GIS data source schema and are now wondering how to upload the processed feature data matching the schema back to the same data source? Well, today I will be demonstrating the Write Features to GIS command. To utilize the Write Feature to GIS command, follow these steps: 1. Navigate to the GIS Ribbon , and select Write Features to GIS under Connection : 2. In the Select GIS data connection drop-down list, select the connection to the data source to which you want to upload the processed feature data. This ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever imported a CSV file containing points and wished that there was a way to quickly change the quality of a handful of points all at once? For instance, you may want to change 10 imported points from unknown quality to control quality. Luckily, today I will be showing you how to change the quality of multiple imported points at the same time. To change the quality of multiple points, follow these steps: In your Project Explorer , expand all of the points you wish to edit to view their coordinate symbols: Hold down [CTRL] and select all of the points you wish to edit in the Project Explorer ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! After last week’s tip on establishing a GIS connection in TBC , you may be now wondering how to download a GIS schema containing feature definitions from a geodatabase and create a Feature Definition Library ( FXL ) file that can be used to collect corresponding feature data in the field. Luckily, the Get GIS Schema command does just this. To utilize the Get GIS Schema command, follow these steps: 1. Navigate to the GIS Ribbon and select Get GIS Schema under Feature Definition : 2. In the Select GIS data connection drop-down list, select the data connection that you want to use: 3. ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! Are you eager to learn more about GIS workflows in TBC after last week’s tip on working with GIS data sources ? Well, today I will show you how to establish a connection to a GIS data source with the GIS Connection Manager . A user can specify a connection name for easy referencing when using other GIS commands that require the connection. One or more GIS data connections can be stored in your VCE project, allowing them to be reused when required and shared through project templates. TBC allows you to connect with any of the following types of GIS data sources by using software components called ...
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Read the full blog post to learn why First Principles Estimating is better than other methods.
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This is a test blog to see how it goes :)
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Good morning TBC’ers! Did you know that TBC allows you to quickly connect to a Geographic Information System ( GIS ) data source and download a GIS schema (feature definitions), use the schema to create a Feature Definition Library ( FXL ) file that can be used to collect and process feature data, and upload the processed feature data back into the GIS data source using the same schema? The following is a high-level overview of the GIS workflow in TBC: 1. Use the GIS Connection Manager command to establish a connection to a GIS data source (for example, an ArcGIS Enterprise geodatabase, file geodatabase, or shapefile). ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever created a surface or cut/ fill map and wished you could quickly interpret what values the colors represent on your surface or map in a graphic view? Well, today I will be showing you a simple yet extremely handy command: the Add Legend command. The Add Legend command adds a color key to any surface or cut/ fill map. The legend helps you understand what elevation each color on a shaded surface denotes, or what depths the colors on a cut/ fill map stand for. Note : It is important to understand that legends only appear when a surface’s Shading property is set to Elevation in the Properties Pane ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! TBC now supports a subscription license option along with the hardware and software perpetual license options. Subscriptions offer a more customer-centric approach through assuring the latest TBC updates and releases across your organization, lowering the cost of entry, and allowing more freedom of license management. There are six subscription edition offerings available: four for core survey and construction workflows and two for specialty applications: Site & Field (core): For data prep, survey processing, surface, alignment, and corridor workflows. Survey & Mapping (core): For complete survey, scanning, ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever collected a mobile mapping dataset making a loop around a street block and noticed a gap in the middle of your point cloud data? And were you then unhappy with the automatic classification results in TBC? Well, today I will show you a handy classification trick in TBC to improve your mobile mapping point cloud classification. In the MX9 dataset below, points are missing in the middle of the point cloud due to the trajectory of the mobile mapping scanner, as well as buildings, facades, and vertical walls blocking point collection: When I automatically classify this dataset with the Extract Classified Point ...
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We request users on older versions of the Mobile app to move over to the latest Production(v2.14) or Beta version(v2.14.1). After 17-Mar-2021 (another 2 weeks), the files for legacy 3D viewer will not be processed. We had requested the same on 20-Jan-2021 through Release notes ( Reference ) and an announcement banner.
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Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever scanned the inside of a building and wished there was a way to automatically classify an indoor scan dataset? Well, the Extract Classified Point Cloud Regions command has been updated in TBC v5.40 to differentiate between outdoor and indoor scan datasets. The indoor classification extracts the following classes: Walls : Extracts vertical structures that enclose a space as part of the building envelope. The extraction is intended to work only with vertical walls (flat or curved). Inclined walls are not extracted. Floor : Extracts a man-made flat surface accessible by a walking person. In industrial ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! Have you ever wished there was a way to import multiple point cloud files and apply the same scaling properties to all imported files without taking the time to respond to each import? Well, with the release of TBC v5.40, when you select to import multiple .e57, .las, or .laz point cloud files simultaneously via either drag-and-drop or the Import command pane, you can specify scaling properties in the Point Cloud Scale dialog that displays for the first file and select to apply the same properties (with the exception of Advanced Settings ) automatically to all of the subsequent files of the same type selected for the import. This ...
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Good morning TBC’ers! The time-dependent coordinate transformation feature in TBC, which is used to transform between ITRF 2014 at the epoch of measurement and the global reference frame, has been enhanced to use displacement models in the working area when available in TBC v5.40 . A displacement model is a model of the movement of points on the surface of the Earth due to plate motion, tectonic strain accumulation, seismic/ post-seismic deformation, glacial isostatic adjustment, and/ or other geological or anthropogenic processes that cause significant coordinate changes over large areas. The model is used to propagate coordinates ...
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