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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

  • 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: https://geospatialresources.trimble.com/blog/what-s-new-in-trimble-business-center-version-5-90

  • 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
  • Trimble Connect Regions - Scheduled Maintenance Break

    There will be a maintenance break in all Trimble Connect regions on Sun Dec 18th, 5:30-5:50 am UTC. During this time, all Connect services are inoperational. This update is a mandatory part of our platform maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Latest Discussions List

  • Every time I want to export points with photos to Google Earth I have to manually select every single point, one at a time. Based on other posts I've found please have been asking for this since 2020. "Has Media Folder" could be added to the property ...

  • Mark I recently had this happen to me with a specific file I had received. After looking at the file I found an artifact (trash text) over in one of the columns that was missed in the cleanup of the spreadsheet prior to saving it as a CSV. It gave me ...

  • Hello together After various internal clarifications, the error could be fixed by deleting and recreating the Windows user profile. So the problem is not caused by TBC or Trimble Connect for Windows. Thanks anyway for the help ...

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    RE: can't import csv

    I had this happen awhile back. Open your import editor and verify that at least 1 CSV option is enabled. Screen shot below shows P,N,E,elev,Code (Control) enabled. I accidently unchecked it at one point so TBC wouldn't recognize CSVs. ------------------------------ ...

  • This has randomly happened to me as well. I usually just have to restart and make sure you have the right csv type selected. Mike Hathaway, PLS | Survey Manager Office: 509.505.5551 extension 251 | Direct line: 509.606.1561 | Cell: ...

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