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Happy Friday, TBC’ers! Looking for additional help with coordinate systems in TBC ? Well, we’ve got you covered! Trimble’s Coordinate System Manager has its very own Help system to guide you through any questions you may have. In this week’s tip, we’ll go over some key things to note when using the Coordinate System Manager Help . You can open the Coordinate System Manager utility by clicking on the globe icon in the Quick Access Toolbar . You can open the Coordinate System Manager Help by clicking on the question mark icon. From the Coordinate System Manager Help Homepage , you can click on the hyperlinks ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to automatically extract solid single, solid double, and/or dashed lane lines with user-defined line styles and settings? For instance, you’ve scanned a road and you want to create linestrings and points from lane line markings extracted from a point cloud. In this week’s tip, the creation of a new linestring and points based on the extraction of a dashed lane line will be covered. Follow the steps below to learn how to utilize the Extract Line Feature command to automatically detect and extract dashed lane lines . In the TBC ribbon, select Point Clouds > Deliverables > Extract Line Feature ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Happy New Year! Welcome back! Have you ever wanted to automatically extract solid single, solid double, and/or dashed lane lines with user-defined line styles and settings? For instance, you’ve scanned a road and you want to create linestrings and points from lane line markings extracted from a point cloud. In this week’s tip, the creation of a new linestring based on the extraction of a solid double lane line will be covered. Follow the steps below to learn how to utilize the Extract Line Feature command to automatically and manually detect and extract solid double lane lines . In the TBC ribbon, select Point ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Happy holidays! Have you ever wanted to automatically extract solid single, solid double, and/or dashed lane lines with user-defined line styles and settings? For instance, you’ve scanned a road and you want to create linestrings and points from lane line markings extracted from a point cloud. In this week’s tip, the creation of a new linestring and points based on the extraction of a solid single lane line will be covered. Follow the steps below to learn how to utilize the Extract Line Feature command to automatically detect and extract solid single lane lines . In the TBC ribbon, select Point Clouds > Deliverables ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you checked out the Start Page in TBC v5.60 ? The User Profile Manager provides a single location to backup and store files on the Trimble cloud using your free Trimble Identity (TID) login . New user profile capabilities make it that much easier to back up and restore user option settings, customized ribbon layouts, and project templates so that they can all be accessed from any computer (with Internet access) on which TBC is running at any time using your TID login. Follow the steps below to learn how to utilize the User Profile Manager . On the TBC Start Page , click the User Profile button to open ...
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Tip #165 - Update Reference Data in Your Project Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to update a reference file to see the reflected changes in your current (referencing) project? Due to dynamic linking , any changes made to the selected reference project will be reflected in your current project any time you reopen it, or when you select to manually perform a reference update . This great, new feature was introduced in Trimble Business Center v5.60 . Follow the steps below to learn how to update reference data in your project . With your current project open, open your reference file in another TBC window and update your ...
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