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Welcome to the new Trimble Community!  You may have heard about us through the grapevine, or perhaps you saw a post on social media, or maybe someone referred you.  No matter how you got here, we are happy you’re here! I bet you have some questions, and we have some answers below to help you navigate this new experience and get the most out of it.


First off, what is the Trimble Community?


The Trimble Community is a new, unified online community for you, our partners, and prospective customers, regarding all things Trimble. This is an entirely new web experience giving you universal access, a highly personalized feel, and a concerted focus on interaction and collaboration with peers, Trimble employees, and other industry experts.,


Now that all the official things are out of the way, Lets see what you can do in our new community.


What Can I do in the Trimble Community?


There are a lot of things to do in the community but here are a few to get you started.


  1. Set-up your profile.  Tell your fellow community members a little bit about yourself and what you do.  You can add a picture, choose which Trimble products you currently use, select an avatar and see all of your activity in the community.
  2. Follow some of your peers. Check out all of the people who have joined the community and choose to follow a few.  Interested in all things Trimble - Geospatial, Civil Construction, Buildings – there is sure to be someone talking about these topics and more; by following them, you will get updates on new content right away.
  3. Find a document or conversation using the search bar,  With new search functionality, it is easier than ever to find what you are looking for.  Simply type the subject, name of the product, or type of material you are looking for in the search. You can be as micro or macro as you want with your searches.
  4. Ask a Question or Start a Discussion. Want to know something or always had a question that you wanted to ask?  Now is your chance.  Go into the Forums and ask away.  You will get feedback from Trimble enthusiasts, experts and peers.  That’s why we started this community -- to give you a chance to get direct access to the information you need.


Make sure to check back often.  The best part about having an online community is that the information, knowledge sharing and collaboration will continue to grow and evolve with your participation.


We are glad your here!


Trimble Business Center (TBC)  and Trimble RealWorks (TRW) Loyalty programs for those products not eligible for a protection plan extension (plan has lapsed more than 12 months) is drawing to a close.


The Loyalty Program promotional period expires on 4 July 2016. Any user of TBC for Base, Complete and Advanced editions or TRW for Base and Advanced editions who's product is “Out-of-Coverage” and not eligible for a protection plan reinstatement can put your product back on a protection plan. You will need to hurry though as the program ends 4 July 2016!


For details see the TBC bulletin or TRW bulletin or contact your Global Services Regional Channel Manager for questions.

Did you know in Trimble TerraFlex you can use background maps in remote areas with no cell or Wi-Fi coverage by building an offline map cache to take with you?


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Find out how by checking out the updated 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With TerraFlex website. We've added a further 10 tips to help you understand and fully utilize TerraFlex so you can work faster and more productively in the field and office.


See how you can...


Obtain metadata to track the quality of your data

Create a region of interest as a location and link to multiple projects

Show filtered features on map view

And more...


We hope you find these new tips helpful! If you have any of your own, please share with us in the comment section below.


View the website here:

We are excited to announce that we will be integrating the Trimble Community with Trimble Identity on May 4th. This will allow you to use a single account across all Trimble products. This change will have minimal impact on your use of the Trimble Community. All that is required is a simple password change for those who have a Trimble Identity, or a quick account set-up if you are new to Trimble Identity.


If you do not have a Trimble Identity account, the next time you login:


  1. Go to
  2. Click on login
  3. On the new sign-in page, click create an account
  4. Enter in first name, last name, email address and captcha and click create a new account
    1. Make sure that the email address you use is the same as the one you used when creating your community account.
  5. This will create you a new login and will sync your old community account with the new one.
  6. An email will be sent asking you to verify your email.  Click on the link in the email.
  7. Login to the community using your email address and password.

If you have a Trimble Identity account:* 

  • Login to Trimble Community with your Trimble Identity credentials. If your existing Trimble Community  account uses the same email address, your data and information will be ported to your Trimble Identity account.
  • If you cannot remember your password, please click "Forgot Password" and create a new one.
  • *You probably have a Trimble Identity account if you have used Trimble Connect, Trimble Data Marketplace  or Trimble SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.

If you have any problems migrating your Trimble Community account, please contact us at community@trimble com.

The time has come! We're looking for engaging and educational speakers for Dimensions 2016. Submissions are due by June 20th so don't delay in submitting your abstract. Don't forget, if selected, you get a steep discount off your registration . Find out more here.



We're blown away by the structure our friends at ModTruss made for the Super Bowl this past Sunday using #SketchUp


Check out this walk thru of the giant 40x40 2 story ModTruss broadcast set created in Superbowl city 50.


P.S. Way to go Denver Broncos, Superbowl 50 Champs!!


In preparation for Super Bowl 50 (Go Denver Broncos!) the city of San Jose California launched an innovative Geospatial app, powered by Trimble TerraFlex to help keep the city clean. This mapping app identified more than 800 illegal dumping sites for cleanup and the city will continue to use the app well after the Super Bowl.  Read more


Did you know you can navigate in a straight line to a feature using Trimble TerraFlex by being able to see how far away a feature in a list or on a map is, and in which direction?



Find out how by checking out the updated “10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With TerraFlex” website! We’ve added a series of NEW tips and tricks to help you get more out of TerraFlex.


See how you can…


Create a field collection form directly from a shapefile, XML schema, or in ArcMap

Pull barcode values into an attribute text field

Measure bearings, distance, offsets in an all-in-one workflow

And more…


We hope these tips will make your data collection tasks with TerraFlex even more productive. If you have a favorite TerraFlex tip you'd like to share, let us know in the comments below.


See the website here:

We have created a digital version of the 2016 calendar. Sign up for your monthly notification to download a new image each month to add as your desktop or smart device wallpaper.

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To get your 2016 calendar started:    Sign Up Here!

Trimble recently demonstrated the TX8 3D Scanner and RealWorks software in Iceland at Reykjavik’s famous “Halgrimskirkja.” The statue is Leifur Eiriksson himself, considered by some as the first European to land in North America, before Christopher Columbus. The great tower is almost 80 meters tall, but still the TX8 produced good data all the way up to the top.


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cody cooper

Trimble Webinar Series

Posted by cody cooper Oct 15, 2015

You're invited to join Trimble for our next live webinar series. These interactive webinars will show you the latest solutions and best practices for collecting and processing data. Participate in one or all of them today!

  • See case studies from around the world
  • Get tips and tricks to capture and process data faster
  • Learn about new solutions to use in the field or office
  • Get your questions answered live


Sign Up Now:

Trimble Webinar Series: Time to Do More


October 21st: The New Trimble ZX5 Multirotor UAS


Wondering what the new Trimble® ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) can do for you? Learn about ZX5 UAS key system features, tips for data collection and review sample datasets.


October 28th: TBC Power Hour: How to Integrate Total Station, Level, and GNSS Data

In this webinar, we will cover different workflow scenarios for combining locally scaled total station data with WGS-84 based GNSS observations. Learn best practices for conducting survey data transformations and combining optical and GNSS data into the same Trimble Business Center software project.

November 4th: Integrated Surveying - A case study in the ultimate data collection and processing project.

What happens when you take a Trimble R10 GNSS receiver, UX5 UAS, TX8 3D scanner, V10 imaging rover and a full suite of software to a beautiful island to capture a world heritage site? Join us and explore the results and get tips and tricks for processing different datasets to create the most complete deliverable possible.

And many more!!

Did you know that you can set accuracy thresholds for data collection in Trimble TerraFlex? All you have to do is define the required accuracy within the Geometry Settings while creating a Form template.


If you're a current TerraFlex user, you may find the new "10 Things You Didn't Know TerraFlex Could Do" website your new favorite resource. The page compiles some of our top tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your GIS mobile data collection using Trimble TerraFlex software. This evolving online tool will be updated regularly to help you understand and fully utilize TerraFlex to keep you productive, both in the field and office.


See how you can...


Easily move TerraFlex licenses between your field users

Sync to the cloud in real-time

Create form templates for multi-use

And more...


We'll be adding to this list over time and will keep you informed as they are included. If you have any tips you would like to share, we'd love to hear from you! Comment on this post with your favorite tip/trick.


See it here:

Thanks for everybody visiting Trimble at the Photogrammetric Week in Stuttgart. Trimble presented the latest developments in:

  • Imaging hardware
  • UAS
  • Photogrammetric processing capabilities with Inpho and UASMaster
  • Feature analysis with eCognition.

Trimble also presented the release of SATMaster and the new Trimble Remote
Sensing Suite. The new releases were very well received by the about 200

registered visitors that followed Trimble in 8 presentations. We'd like to thank all visitors and organizers of that great event. It was a very good week with a lot of valuable information about the latest trends in photogrammetry and remote sensing.

For more information about the event visit: