• TBC- identify areas of OG surface by slope range

    I'm performing a takeoff for a job that requires regrading the existing slopes of a canal if they are steeper than 2H:1V. The canal is a little over a mile long and I'm hoping there is an easier way to check the slope...
    Landon Mattson
    last modified by Landon Mattson
  • Surface - Quick Contours and Regular - Missing Contours

    I have noticed that when you use the quick contours or the regular create contours, the command will sometimes miss contours that are part of the surface as a breakline. The surface is correct but the visual represent...
    Patrick L'heureux
    last modified by Patrick L'heureux
  • Why are my Earthwork Reports showing "0" volumes?

    I'm trying to run an earthwork report between two surfaces using a boundary. It takes about 15 minutes to compute, then when the report is done generating it shows Cut=0.0, Fill=0.5 Yds. The closed boundary covers 39 ...
    Brandon Tobias
    last modified by Brandon Tobias
  • Create Grading (Conditional) Issue

    I was trying to create side slopes with some conditions. At one location I am getting some issues. The first instruction is not getting followed as desired for unknown reasons. I tried to edit the line string hoping ...
    Saif Bin Darwish
    last modified by Saif Bin Darwish
  • Image Management in TBC

    I am often asked for more detail on the use of Digital Globe Satellite Imagery in TBC - here are some FAQs and Responses   Question 1 Is TBC directly connected to the Digital Globe Image Server when you turn on...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Side Slope - Building Foundation Comments

    Here are a few comments on using the create side slope tool to model a building foundation model and what I think would help speed up the process.   Summary: Layers need to default to the last layers used Copy...
    Patrick L'heureux
    last modified by Patrick L'heureux
  • Trimble Library - Videos That Help You Learn

    One thing that I am finding when visiting customers around the US is that they have not heard of the Trimble Library. This is an awesome training and learning resource where we post a large number of training videos c...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Interior Surface Edge Breakline

    enhancement request Alan Sharp   Looking for a method to clip a surface model as an interior edge breakline.  We receive surface models from outside sources that may need to be clipped and then add additio...
    Matt Voge
    last modified by Matt Voge
  • Preliminary Road Design for Budget Numbers

    Preliminary Road Design and Takeoff   I recently had a call from a client that has been asked by a developer to provide preliminary dirt numbers. The number they are interested in is the Cut/Fill and price to p...
    Mike Tartaglia
    last modified by Mike Tartaglia
  • Custom Ribbon Layout For v5.1.bin

    In response to popular request, I have updated the TBC Menu Ribbons for contractors and enclose it here. The new Menu Ribbon includes Updated Quick Access toolbar Side Toolbars Keyboard Shortcuts for more commands ...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Slope arrows to EarthWorks, possible?

    Is the a way to get the slope arrows on a surface to show in EarthWorks, export them in any way? Or is there a fast way to place slopearrows on a surface (not manual) wich i can export?
    Fredrik Bergström
    last modified by Fredrik Bergström
  • Pointcloud from SX10 or BC-HCE to Sketchup, is that possible?

    Does someone have a video for an workflow to use pointclouds in sketchup collected from a SX10 and exported from BC-HCE?  Or maybe it doesent work to do that? It is an extension in sketchup (Trimble scan explore...
    Fredrik Bergström
    last modified by Fredrik Bergström
  • Advanced Selection of Linestrings By Surface Sharpness

    Is there a way to select linestrings by the property Surface Sharpness?    In creating a subgrade surface areas need to be bounded by linestrings with the surface sharpness property set to "Sharp and Textur...
    Alex Culbertson
    last modified by Alex Culbertson
  • TBC v5.1 Release Overview Webinar

    5/31/19 9:00 AM
    Trimble Business Center Version 5.1 Release Overview Webinar The TBC Product Marketing Team are hosting a Trimble Business Center version 5.1 Release Webinar    Date and Time Date: May 31st 2019 Time: 10:...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
    TBC v5.1 Release Overview Webinar
  • Is there a way to use several boundaries with the offset surface function?

    I am using the Macros offset surface command.  It appears to work well when I have a single clipping boundary and use it in the command on creation.When I then try to add several surface boundaries (Undefined ele...
    Beth Safranski
    last modified by Beth Safranski
  • Modeling from DWG Files

    I got this email this am from a Dealer in Europe and I thought it was worth sharing as it is pretty typical of what we are seeing from AutoCAD / Civil 3D and even Bentley these days   Dealer E=mail I have a prett...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Macros : Dwg exported from a cross section surface

    Hi guys, Someone of you has created a macros with the possibility to export a section from the operation"Funtion of division of surface" ?   A lot of costumers ask for this. They want to have the profile...
    Stefano Presezzi
    last modified by Stefano Presezzi
  • Trimble Business Center v5.1 Release Overview.pptx

    The enclosed Presentation (covered in the videos posted earlier today) is the source presentation for the TBC v5.1 Release Webinar this morning.
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Trimble Business Center v5.10 Releases Today

    Trimble Business Center v5.10 Releases Today (May 31 2019)     The Trimble Business Center Version 5.10 releases to users today (May 31st 2019). The installation package will be available to all users by th...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Cut Fill Isopach Plotting Issue

    My colleague and I have had constant issues with plotting isopach cut fill maps. When we print the plot box only parts of the isopach actually show up. It's a hit and miss whether it will plot properly (every 10+ trie...
    Brittany Koebel
    last modified by Brittany Koebel