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DSZ. Exports in TBC 5.0+

  • 1.  DSZ. Exports in TBC 5.0+

    Posted 03-18-2019 12:19

    Before TBC 5.0+ we had a client ask for DSZ files, we were able to successfully export these requested files out to them after following the Helps menus step by step guide when we had TBC 4.60 installed. That guide is posted below:


    "Text below is written in the TBC 5.0+ Help Menu"

    To export field data:

    1.Go to Project tab.
    2.Select Export.
    The Export command pane displays.

    3.Select Construction export type in the File Format group.
    4.Select Field Data Exporter under the Construction tab.
    5.In the Item to export dropdown list, select one of the following options:
    ◾Site Calibration
    ◾Control Points
    ◾Site Map
    6.Enter a number in the Version box.
    7.If you selected the Design option in Step 5, select a value in the Design to export list.
    8.Type a new file name in the File Name box if you do not want to overwrite an existing file.Note: The format of the filename for the selected job site component/design is <Name>.V<version number>.<file type extension>
    Note: For the GeoData option, the default file name is CoordSystemDatabase.xml. The result of the export is that all the GeoData files required by the project's coordinate system are copied to the target folder, including the CoordSystemDatabase.xml file.
    9.Click the Browse button to specify a location to save the file.
    10.Click the Browse External Service Locations button to specify a remote location to save the file.
    11.If export settings appear in the Settings group, specify them as needed.
    12.Click OK to export the data.


    We are no longer seeing Field data Exporter type in the Construction Tab


    We are wondering if it is still possible to export DSZ Files from TBC 5.0+ and if so, what is the new workflow for doing so. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

  • 2.  Re: DSZ. Exports in TBC 5.0+

    Posted 03-18-2019 17:22

    You go through the Site / Design Creation for SCS900 / GCS900.


    Once you have the Site and Design created then you go to Jobsite Manager and in the dialog at the top you can define whether you want to create a project Library on TCC or in a Local PC Folder - Pick PC Folder.


    Once you have done that in the Field Data Tab you can select "Publish To Project Library (This is for Earthworks System)


    When you use that command - it will ask you what of the Site and Design Data you have created for SCS900 / GCS900 you want to publish to a project library for Earthworks - select the Site and Design data that you want to publish and it will create you the appropriate files in the appropriate formats and data folder structure for the Earthworks System in the PC Folder you selected in the Jobsite Manager


    You can then use Copy Project Library to USB if you want to put them on a USB Stick for Field Use - all machines in Earthworks get the same data (unless you manually interact with the data to remove some or create different Project Libraries for different machines).


    The DSZ files will be in the Design Level Folder


    I believe that I have posted PPTs and Detailed Instructions on the Forum on this some time ago - I guess if you search "Earthworks" those posts should show up - I can look tomorrow and find the link


    You can also go to the Export Menu - Under Construction there is an Option for "Field Data Exporter" and there you can select the Version of the File (this is Version Control for the Designs) and then the type of file (Calibration, Design etc) and if you pick Design - then you can Export a DSZ file for the machines - this however is dependent on having first used the Jobsite and Design Creation process to create the Site and Design in the Project - you can then select the Design you want to Export and it will also create you a DSZ file


    Hope this answers the question