• Generate XYZ from linestring/surface intersection

    Is there a workaround to generate a point (XYZ) where a linestring intersects a given surface model?   I can get it from the profile viewer, or use the "Create Surface Intersection" which kinda does it.   ...
    Lasse Hanberg
    last modified by Lasse Hanberg
  • Advanced Corridor Modeling

    As I spend more time with Dealers and Customers, I have found that there are many things in Corridor Modeling that are either unknown or mis-understood. Over the next few weeks  am going to post some blog entries...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Earthworks Takeoff

    There are always a lot of questions about how to do Takeoffs most effectively in TBC. In this Blog I will try to capture some of the key Takeoff Workflows for you. Please ask Takeoff Questions here and I will try to a...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Exporting SHP/KML files with Polygons

    Hello,   I'd like to export multiple polygons from TBC, in SHP or KML format, to be used in MS Excel / 3D Maps.   When I create my regions in Terramodel (closed PLINE) and export to KML, I can read that fi...
    Marian Plucinski
    created by Marian Plucinski
  • PDF Cross Sections to Takeoff Workflow

    In TBC v5.1 and earlier, the way to handle PDF Cross Sections was to use the Digitize Cross Sections workflow. This entails a time consuming process of scaling each section manually and then digitizing the surfaces fr...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Where can I enter a fill factor or compaction factor?

    Coming from AGTEK and there is normally a fill factor associated with building pads, roads, etc.  Where can I account for this in TBC?
    Brian Sarvis
    last modified by Brian Sarvis
  • US Feet Elevation.zip

    This zip file contains a number of color map files for US Feet Elevation Maps in TBC
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Converting multiple linestrings to alignments

    Hi Is it possible to convert multiple linestrings into alignments in one go? Or do you need a macro to do sort of a batch process.
    Lasse Hanberg
    last modified by Lasse Hanberg
  • The Best $30 You Will Ever Spend

    Get Yourself a Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse! Best $30 you will ever spend - Where have you been all my life .... Thank you Wayne Welshans - You just made TBC v5 at least 20% more productive. If you don't have one of t...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • "Dynaview Collection" along an alignment?

    95% of my current workload is corridor projects. It would be nice to expeditiously create a Dynaview Collection along an alignment to generate clean plan sets. I have googled around to no avail and any help would be g...
    Andy Deveney
    last modified by Andy Deveney
  • Shrink and Swell

    How do you force the earthwork report to calc a simple 125% on Cut - & 130% on Fill?
    Bryan Sarmiento
    last modified by Bryan Sarmiento
  • Takeoff Report - Site Improvement Excel Modify

    Are we able to modify reporting of site improvements?  Is there a way to make all items Categorized as "Original" report on one tab and "Design" on another in excel?   Currently reporting only some items on ...
    Bryan Sarmiento
    created by Bryan Sarmiento
  • Coordinate Systems Use

    In this Blog I will capture questions and answers asked about Coordinate Systems in TBC. I hope that you find the information useful. By Coordinate Systems I am referring to functions including   Site Calibratio...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • TBC Power Hours for Construction

    I will be posting Links and Content Download for all the TBC Power Hours for Construction on this Blog going forwards. The Power Hour concept was initiated by the Geospatial Team a couple of years ago and has been hug...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • CADXS - US Foot.vct

    Power Hour - December 2019 - Cross Section Takeoff Workflows - Example Project Template   Here is the Default Template that I use for doing CAD or PDF Cross Section Conversion Work. I find that using this makes ...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
  • Computer spec

    Hi!   This is not a TBC question but almost .    I am about to buy a new stationary computer to one of the guys in the office and we have always been working on laptops so i wonder what kind of spec t...
    Fredrik Bergstrom
    last modified by Fredrik Bergstrom
  • Any way to create flow arrows?

    Wondering if there is any way to create little flow arrows to indicate drainage or flow channels along with my slope text? Or maybe they are already made in TBC and I can't find them.I have attached a screenshot of wh...
    Dane Myran
    last modified by Dane Myran
  • Is there a way to print with the map view as an underlay?

    Typically I will bring in an image from Google Maps to overlay linework or control points on but that seems redundant with the capability of turning on Map view in TBC. The snag I ran into this morning is that it does...
    Patrick L'heureux
    last modified by Patrick L'heureux
  • TBC Power Hour for Construction - TBC TML Macros

    1/14/20 8:00 AM
    The next TBC Power Hour in January 2020 will take a deep dive into the TML Macro Capabilities of Trimble Business Center. The session will cover the following points   What is a TML Macro? Why did Trimble add M...
    Alan Sharp
    last modified by Alan Sharp
    TBC Power Hour for Construction - TBC TML Macros
  • Is it possible to create a vertical curve using points?

    Is it possible to create a vertical curve using topo shots along the baseline of an existing road?    Ideally I would use these curves in the VAL tab after creating them, since I don't believe it is possibl...
    David Bonds
    last modified by David Bonds