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The TBC Community is for customers and end users to collaborate, teach, learn, and encourage one another with new and exciting workflows within TBC. The TBC Community is a professional space and contributors are required to maintain a constructive tone. Any intolerance, personal insults, and negative comments will be flagged and removed with all perpetrators being removed from the group without warning.

If there are TBC bugs or issues that need to be addressed, please first reach out to your local Trimble Authorized Dealer or communicate with a Trimble representative in a private message. 

Thank you for your understanding and support as we all build the TBC Community into a productive environment to learn and contribute to improving TBC’s survey and construction workflows.

TBC Field-to-Finish with Confidence 
Trimble Business Center's field-to-finish survey CAD software helps surveyors deliver high-accuracy GNSS data, create CAD deliverables, and leverage full data traceability throughout a project's lifecycle. 
Make better decisions, decrease costly mistakes, and increase efficiency in the office and on the job site. Powerful tools help you quickly and easily create accurate, integrated 3D constructible models for construction surveying and machine control. Managing your data across the project lifecycle has never been easier than with Trimble Business Center. Combined survey and construction functions lower operational costs and increase productivity, providing a larger set of tools for users to leverage.

For additional helpful resources, visit the TBC Knowledge Center.

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Announcements List

  • TBC Version 2023.1 Now Available

    Hello TBC Users! We are pleased to announce that Trimble® Business Center (TBC) version 2023.10 software has been released. With this new release, we are taking feature extraction to new heights, harnessing the power of AI and enhancing connectivity with Trimble Connect and Trimble Access.

     Download TBC version 2023.10 here and read the entire list of new features in the Release Notes.

     At the core of TBC Version 2023.10 lies a commitment to advancing productivity in the field through targeted feature extraction and streamlining data workflows. Here are some productivity boosts you can expect from this release:

    • Powerful Terrestrial Feature Extraction Techniques: By combining algorithmic rulesets with AI-based deep learning, you can now train your own region classes, allowing for highly accurate and customizable feature extraction.
    • Terrestrial and Photogrammetric Point Clouds: Advanced point cloud filtering, allowing users to create specific point cloud regions based on elevation data within sampling cells, making tasks like isolating bare ground more efficient.
    • Mobile Mapping-Based Workflow: Pavement Condition Inspection (PCI) opens up new possibilities for data collection and analysis, making it easier than ever to assess road conditions and plan maintenance efforts.

    In addition to advancing its feature extraction capabilities, TBC 2023.10 is all about connectivity and data integration. We're connecting the field and office, ensuring that your data flows seamlessly—for the ultimate field to finish workflow. These features contribute to the enhanced connectivity and integration you can expect from this release:

    • Simplified Data Transfer: We've streamlined the workflow for moving data from field to office. With a new, simplified process, you can transfer your data effortlessly, saving you time and reducing the risk of errors.
    • Feature Services: Connecting survey data directly into databases making it easier to manage and analyze your data. This integration ensures that your data is always up-to-date and accessible when you need it.
    • Trimble Maps Support: Trimble Maps provides you with more robust site context and ensures consistency with Trimble Access. This enhancement allows for better navigation and visualization of your project sites, improving overall project management.

    TBC Version 2023.10 is essential for surveyors and geospatial professionals. With powerful feature extraction techniques and enhanced connectivity, you'll be equipped to tackle your projects with confidence and efficiency. Say goodbye to data silos and hello to a seamless field-to-finish workflow.

     Upgrade to TBC Version 2023.10 today and unlock the true potential of your survey data.

    Experience the future of surveying with Trimble Business Center.

  • How TBC Leverages AI to Reduce Errors & Add Value to Point Cloud Data

    NEW BLOG: TBC Now Leverages AI
    Understand how Trimble Business Center is leveraging AI-powered tools to enable quicker, more informed decisions from your survey data.
    The new capabilities are centered around automatic region classification and feature extraction from point clouds, which provide information valuable for topographic mapping, urban planning, highway maintenance and many other valuable applications.
    For the full read, please visit Trimble Geospatial Resources.
  • TBC v5.90.1 Patch Now Avaliable!

    Hello TBC users! We are pleased to announce that Trimble Business Center (TBC) version 5.90.1 Patch is now available for download. See the Read Me for details.

    Version update: Trimble Business Center version 5.90.1 now available

    You can update to the new TBC version 5.90.1 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 is May 1, 2023 or later. (If your perpetual license warranty expires prior to this date and you proceed with the installation, licensed features will not be available.)
    ·        Subscription license users whose subscription is currently active.
    If necessary, you can contact your local Trimble Distribution Partner to purchase a warranty extension or renew your subscription. In the TBC ribbon, select Support > License Manager to view your warranty or subscription expiration date.
    This release of TBC includes several new features and a number of bug fixes. For a complete list and additional details, see the TBC 5.90.1 Read Me file:
    ·   Survey users, visit the Trimble Business Center: Release Notes, Bulletins, and Updates web page.

  • TBC Version 5.90 Now Avaliable!

    Hello TBC users! We are pleased to announce that Trimble Business Center (TBC) version 5.90 is now available for download. 

    TBC version 5.90 emphasizes features and functionality that automate tasks, simplify data processing and better connect actionable information to project team members, stakeholders and communities.

    Some exciting features and highlights are listed here and in the Release Notes:

    Mobile mapping batch processingLong pre-processing operations like scan generation, classification and colorization can be performed more efficiently in overnight sessions. 

    Simplified point cloud stockpile extractionAutomatically generate stockpile boundaries and calculate volumes without manual interaction.

    Point cloud classification and feature extractionWith the implementation of deep learning capabilities, point cloud classifications are of higher quality and feature extraction has higher accuracy.

    Multi-code point feature specificationsSelectively or automatically assign feature codes during point extraction, allowing flexibility to assign appropriate feature codes to varying extracted features when necessary. 

    Expanded extraction supportAutomatically extract manhole diameters and extract multiple road markings of the same type within an area of interest, increasing speed. 

    Streamline GIS InteroperabilityExchange survey data with ESRI Feature Service or postgres database.

    Expanded third-party UAS support and higher-quality deliverablesSupport any type of drone with the expanded sensor library in addition to access to tools that eliminate bright spots, enhance geometry in shadow areas and more. 

    Improved power, process and speed—Existing workflows across cadastral, mobile mapping and takeoff/mass-haul while building on industry-standard CAD imports and tailored routines for Trimble and third-party field data formats have improved.

    You can download v5.90 here, from the Civil Construction Software Downloads page, or using TBC's “Check for Updates" command within the software.

    Check out our blog for more information on the latest release:

  • TBC Input & Expertise Requested

    Happy New Year TBC'ers!

    Hope you all had a festive holiday season. The TBC Team has been conducting a competitive analysis project in assessing our product against similar market solutions over the last several months.

    As we conclude this project, we would like to request additional input, feedback and expertise from end-users like yourselves in assessing the qualitative aspects of TBC.

    Besides TBC, are you familiar with either of the following?
    1) Bentley Microstation
    2) Leica Infinity
    3) Topcon Magnet
    4) Autodesk Civil 3D
    5) Carlson Survey

    If yes, we would like to invite you towards participating in a short 15-minute survey. We value your time and look forward to being in communication while collaborating towards TBC improvements. Projects like these allow us to better align future product development roadmaps with the expectations of our customers and users like yourself. Lastly I would like to invite you in forwarding the survey link to any other TBC stakeholder within your network who you feel may add critical insight.

    Survey - Google Forms: LINK 

    Thank you,
    The TBC Product Team

Latest Discussions List

  • Hello Julius, could you please contact with your error? If possible, can you add to your email your zipped temp folder? Here a description where you can find it and what content you can ZIP: The temporary processing ...

  • Thomas, I'm still having the No License File found in 2023.1 ------------------------------ Jordan Koehn ------------------------------

  • Can you explain? Maybe im missing something. I cant get 2023.10 to work at all. It was touchy in 5.8, 5.9 and 5.91. Im fixing to buy Metashape because this is too ridiculous to keep paying for this. ------------------------------ Jordan Koehn ----- ...

  • I can confirm the same - it is impossible to import SSF files to a TBC 2023.10 project. The SSF format is UNKNOWN for its importer. ------------------------------ Martin Kalafut ------------------------------

  • I am also getting the same error even after applying the License on TBC v 2023.10. ------------------------------ TSHEPHO RAMHAKANA ------------------------------

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