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Hey TBC’ers! Welcome to another tip. Today we will focus on the Monitoring Enhancements & Updates which can be found as part of the TBC v5.80 updates. To get started, ensure that your project is created and point cloud data successfully loaded. Need demo datasets? Visit https://geospatial.trimble.com/trimbl... . Change Displacement Vector Colours 1) Right Click in the Project Explorer area and Select Project Settings 2) Expand the View Tab and Select the Monitoring menu 3) From here you can customize the vectors to your desired choice of colour Following your selection, the changes should be reflected on your ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Welcome to another tip. Today we will focus on the Extract Geometry command which can be found as part of the TBC 5.80 Point Cloud Deliverables Enhancements. To get started, ensure that your project is created and point cloud data successfully loaded. Need demo datasets? Visit https://geospatial.trimble.com/trimbl... . 1) Point Clouds > Deliverables > Extract Geometry 2) Create a Shape 3) Assign a name and specify properties such as layers and elevations. 4) Left click on the data layer and drag to create the desired block 5) TBC will automatically select similar block sets, from here you can click on the center of other ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Welcome to another tip. Today we will focus on importing scan data and images collected with the new Trimble X12 3D laser scanning system. The Trimble X12 provides two files for import into TBC for processing. These files are organized in two formats as follows: .tos file containing 3D points .toi file containing images for point cloud colorization Import Basics When you select an import folder in the Import pane, the software analyzes the files in that folder to match each file type with an appropriate importer. If a file is marked as "unknown", you may need to create a custom importer for that file. Note: The following procedure ...
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ALCON On behalf of the TBC Product and Engineering teams, it is my pleasure to announce that TBC v5.80 is available for download today! This update was engineered with our commitment towards connectivity, simplicity and efficiency in mind. You can download v5.80 here - or use TBC's Check for Updates routine within the software. Alternatively, you can update to the new TBC version 5.80 by clicking the Check for Updates link located above this News frame (or by selecting Support > License > Check for Updates). This updated version of Trimble Business Center is available to: Perpetual license users whose current warranty expiration date ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Welcome to another tip. Today we will focus on the User Profile Manager accessible via the Support Tab . User Profile Manager in TBC that provides a single location to backup and store files on the Trimble cloud using your free Trimble Identity (TID) login. The user profile capabilities makes it much easier to back up and restore user option settings, customized ribbon layouts and project templates. As visible from the screen shot above, the user is able to set User Options, Ribbon and Project templates. In order to proceed with the backup, you must first log-into your TrimbleID. On the top right of the User Profile Manager, you can see ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Following the trend set forth by the Tip #190 , we would like to bring forth to your attention even more support materials and training guides. Besides external material(s), Trimble's TBC contains a variety of embedded support functionalities. Integrated 'Help' feature within the support tab allows TBC users to search and access a variety of topics right from within Trimble Business Center and thus ensuring smooth workflows. ​1) Open the 'Help' menu from the 'Support' tab | Alternatively, simply press F1 as keyboard shortcut to access the help menu! ​ 2) Help Menu The Help menu is designed in a way such that the user can initiate ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Are you a visual &/or auditory learner ? Trimble's TBC team strives to create support material and training guides to best accommodate a variety of different learning styles learning styles. Visual learners prefer seeing and observing. They seem to understand information better when it's presented in a visual way. Therefore, visual learners naturally do well with pictures, diagrams, and videos. Meanwhile if you are an auditory learner, you learn by hearing and listening . You understand and remember things you have heard. You store information by the way it sounds, and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Software updates and continuous improvements are vital in prolonging the use and lifecycle of Trimble's software solutions. Periodic releases are also essential in preventing security issues while improving program compatibility with respect to it's features. Ensure that your TBC is up-to-date and running the latest desired product version. 1. Open TBC’s Support Tab. 2. Under the license ribbon, navigate to ' Check for Updates '. 3. Scroll through the available updates, select the desired option(s), read the software description and hit ' Install Updates ' You’re all set! Maximize your TBC experience and ensure smooth ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Do you prefer being able to customize your workflow entries and interaction with software based products? Did you know that TBC has the option to Define Command Shortcuts while assigning them to keyboard functions of your preference? 1. Open TBC’s Support Tab. 2. Select Define Command Shortcuts from the Ribbon . 3. Browse through the Command menu and select the feature of your liking 4. Assign the selected feature to your shortcut of preference. You’re all set! Enjoy your TBC workflows moving forward with keyboard function customization that best suits your needs and preferences. To ...
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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 ...
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Hey TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to perform a scan inspection to display positioning deviations between either of the following pairings: a 3D object (e.g., a surface, mesh, TRB, or IFC model) and a point cloud region or two point cloud regions? The Scan Inspection command creates a differential color map (“heat map”) that graphically displays the deviations between the two selected objects in a variety of formats! This great, new feature was introduced in Trimble Business Center v5.70 . Follow the steps below to learn how to perform a scan inspection . Select Scan Inspection in Point Clouds > Deliverables to display ...
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Happy Friday, TBC’ers! For our aerial photogrammetry users, have you ever had trouble determining the coordinate system of a UAS dataset ? UASMaster , a software application that is automatically installed when you install TBC, makes it easy to determine the coordinate system from a single photo in a UAS dataset ! The software uses an image EXIF header to get the coordinate system information . Follow the steps below to learn how to determine the coordinate system from an aerial survey photo . After opening UASMaster , click on the UAS (Area Mapping) icon under New Project . The Basics and UAS Project Editor ...
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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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