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DESkey have upgraded their Windows DK2 driver for any dongles with SN greater than 600000 If you are having issues with the TMC License dongle not being recognised then please download and install the driver from DESkey
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We have released a new Penmap for Android version. All customers working with Penmap for Android must upgrade to the latest version, in order to continue operation after August 31st 2021. In general the new sign in process will run via a Web Browser. New Feature New sign in process for Penmap for Android A freemium user has now to create a free Trimble ID (TID) to be able to use Penmap in freemium mode. In the near future Penmap will offer two-factor authentication for better user data and application security. Check the support bulletin looking at Trimble Penmap community for more details. Penmap for Android offers several new ...
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We have released a new Penmap Project Manager version 10.9.0.1605 All customers working with Penmap Project Manager must upgrade to the latest version, in order to continue operation after August 31st 2021. In general the new sign in process will run via a Web Browser. New Feature New sign in process for Trimble Connect Check the support buletin looking at Trimble Penmap community for more details. Penmap Project Manager | Templates | Database templates : It is possible now to create GIS tables with type “Non Spatial” and create relationships between tables Enhancements Penmap Project Manager | Templates | Database ...
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We have released a new Penmap for Windows version11.5.0.8900. All customers working with Penmap for Windows who sign in with their Trimble Identity in order to transfer data through the Trimble Connect cloud must upgrade to the latest version, in order to continue operation after August 31st 2021. In general the new sign in process will run via a Web Browser. New features New sign in process for Trimble Connect Check the support buletin looking at Trimble Penmap community for more details. Enhancements Calibration files can now be loaded for different folders and also saved to different folders. Penmap keeps the last selected ...
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Hi all, There is a critical WooCom update ready for you. Please refer to: https://woocommerce.com/posts/critical-vulnerability-detected-july-2021/ We recommend subscribing to the woocommerce security group directly to receive messages like this one. This is probably the last post in this forum. Regards The TDEP team
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A number of customers have asked me for a list of possible TML developers that could do work for them to solve problems that they want resolved. At Trimble we strive to meet customer requirements, but like any organization we have limited resources and available bandwidth to do so. We developed the TML capability for this specific reason, if something is important enough to you to resolve that you are prepared to pay to get it solved in a timely manner, there are a growing number of people out there that can do TML development on TBC v5 or later to help you to solve your issues, independent of waiting for Trimble to solve the issue for you. I thought that ...
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TML - VPI at Elevation

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This simple TML will add a vertical PI at the specified elevation. If the linestring has more than one segment that intersects with the defined elevation, a VPI will be created at each intersection. Attachment(s) VpiAtElev.zip
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TML - View Project Data

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This TML is helpful for macro developers to explorer the object model of a TBC project file. The tree view displays every object found (starting at the top level "Project" object). When an object is selected, the bottom area of the window will report every interface defined for that object. You can also see the full "namespace" of each object. In the example shown, you can tell that the arc is defined in the Trimble.Vce.ForeignCad namespace. This is helpful when using the "Object Browser" view in Visual Studio. Attachment(s) ViewProjectData.zip
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TML - 3D points to arc

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This TML will create an arc in the plane defined by three 3D points. Coordinates 1 and 3 define the beginning and end of the arc. This command is useful when used with building scans and you want to create an arc from the scanned locations. Attachment(s) 3DPtsToArc.zip
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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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Blog Post Testing in BCPC
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