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As you may have heard, we announced Trimble Business Center v5.0 jointly with the Geospatial Division at the Intergeo Trade Show in Germany last week. We have shared a lot of pre-release information with the SITECH dealers and they should be reaching out to you over the next few weeks. The Trimble Business Center v5 release, brings the Business Center - HCE (for contractors) and the Trimble Business Center (For the Survey and Geospatial Community) together into a single platform. 


The new platform carries all of the feature set of both products into a range of Product Editions (Packages) targeted at specific types of user and Add On modules that provide a specific feature set to a specific set of workflows.



The new product contains a lot of enhancements and exciting new tools like Macro Programming (TML) that will allow the product to gather more momentum in the market place as third party developers begin to deliver productivity enhancing tools in addition to those that Trimble is already delivering.


The new product also has a Sharp New Look and some major productivity enhancing user experience improvements, whilst retaining a high degree of similarity to the previous versions of the products.


Alignment of Licensing, Warranty, Feature /  Function Capability, and a common approach to market was a growing requirement within our larger customers, putting everything together in one scalable and extensible platform, while distributing the common product through the specialist Geospatial and SITECH channels were the prime objectives for this release - we hope that you like it.


The enclosed video covers the new product structure, how your existing BC-HCE license will map to the new license structure and also the highlights of the new release.


Let us know what you think - in use - I think you will love the changes that we have made but as always your feedback is invaluable 



Even Happier Modeling in November



Alan Sharp

Tip of the Day ...

Posted by Alan Sharp Oct 25, 2018

I was looking at some data from AutoCAD yesterday relating to Title Boxes and Borders setups and noticed that on import the text did not fit into the area of the Title Box that was provided for it. On opening the same file in Civil 3D I noted that it sat inside the box just fine. It dawned on me (actually it didn't - my buddy Gary L showed me this) that if you click on the Text in BC-HCE and can see the CAD Grips, you can use the CTRL key and then move the green triangle in Top Right of the CAD Grips to the Left or Right and this will force the Text to wrap to the width defined. 


You can use this feature in Title Boxes, or for the placement of a set of notes on a sheet where the size of the area available is Narrower and Taller or Wider and Shallower than the set of notes that you want to place. Simply drag the note set into the graphics area - placing Top Left or Center where you want it, and then use the Grips to resize the text as you need it.


I thought this was pretty awesome - all your typical drawing notes can be setup on your drawing sheets outside the drawing area itself, they can be dragged into the drawings as you need them and can be placed wherever it is convenient and then resized and reformatted as required - I recorded a video snippet here to show how it is done


Happy Drafting