• Drafting Tools in TBC v5.0

    In this Blog I will start to capture "How Tos" for Drafting in TBC.   Point Labeling is a common request in TBC. There are two ways to Label Points in TBC. The first is a "Quick and Dirty" method, and is not desi...
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  • TBC v5 Released

    With the release today of TBC v5 I am posting some information that may assist all those contractors out there move to the new version.   The enclosed Menu Ribbon Files may be useful to you these include the Sid...
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  • Site Modeling Tips and Tricks

    Today's Tip started out as a question from George Henry Schneider.   He was asking about how to model scenarios where e.g. a Layer or more of the subgrade Site Improvement beneath e.g. a Parking Area extends a d...
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  • Creating Points From Imported Solid Objects

    If you import iModels from Bentley and create "Component Mesh" objects, or import IFC data and create "BIM Objects" in TBC, and you need to create Points from e.g. the Corners of the solid objects, you can do this usi...
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  • Troubleshooting TBC Installation Problems

    Installation and Operational Problems with TBC The following list are things that you can always try to resolve problems with TBC Installation or Operation. Below that you will find some typical support cases that ha...
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  • Happy Christmas and New Year To All TBCers

      For all of you that have become daily readers / posters on the TBC for Construction Forum, I would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and motivation about the product and for learning / absorbing through th...
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  • TBC v5.0 Issues

    If you are having issues with TBC v5.0 please de-install TBC v5 and run the Clean up utility before reinstalling TBC v5.0. While I had never really used the Cleanup tool prior to the v5.0 release, the Geospatial Team ...
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  • TBC TMLs Forum

    If you haven't already checked this out, you should - you can get a number of "free" macro tools to use with TBC v5   The Macro Forum can be found at this link   Click Here   The following Macro's ar...
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  • Enhancement Requests

    f you are logging a request for an improvement - please use #enhancement request in the Tags in your question / post. That way it shows up in a list for product management and I dont have to tag your requests for you ...
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  • Trimble Business Center Version 5.0

    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 de...
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  • Alignment Spiral Types and Our Support At Trimble

    We are getting the occasional question about our support of Spiral Types other than the traditional Clothoid Spiral that is used in Road Construction. There are many types of Spiral out there that get used in differen...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving TBCers

    Hey everyone - I just wanted to wish all those US based users a Happy Turkey Day - Being British we ate our Turkey on Monday Night - but I know you guys cant wait for tomorrow - if you are playing in a Turkey Bowl tom...
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  • New Messaging For CEC Software

    For those of you you that were at the DImensions 2018 conference, you will have seen and likely used Trimble Business Center v5 (see previous post) as well as had the opportunity to meet the teams and take a look at t...
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  • Dynamic Editing of a Horizontal Alignment

    I have been at Bootcamp this week for the Global SITECH dealer network - an awesome week with over 400 SITECH professionals in attendance. While running a Corridor Modeling session, one of my Trimble colleagues asked ...
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  • 2D Takeoff in TBC v5.0

    Thought I would share this video with you all - it demonstrates 2D Takeoff processes using TBC v5. I have a session at Dimensions next week on this and I get a lot of requests on how to do this efficiently in BC-HCE. ...
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  • Tip of the Day ...

    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...
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  • Business Center - HCE v4.12 Patch is Now Available

    Business Center - HCE v4.12 Patch Released Yesterday. Use Check For Updates inside Business Center v4.11 to get the patch added to your installation.   Enclosed are the Release Notes for the Patch - Mostly Bug F...
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  • PUG Training Materials from August 2018

    Many people have asked if they can access the PUG Training Class Materials from the last class held in Colorado in August 2018 using v4.11 of Business Center - HCE. In this Blog I am going to post the Materials and Vi...
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  • Importing LandXML with Layers - Way Cool

    Yesterday I was with a key customer on the Road Corridor side of the business. We got into discussions about what methods they could / should use for importing data primarily from the Civil Design Packages out there (...
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  • 2018 Power User Group (PUG) Conference

    2 weeks out now and we are ramping up for what we hope will be an awesome event. Having changed venues to the ALOFT Hotel to increase capacity we are now full, and ready to get to work on "Topping Up" those user skill...
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