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  • 1.  Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-04-2024 23:05

    Hello, 

    Kindly throw some light on whether Trimble Business Centre will work on ARM Based processors. Earlier I was working with TBC on my Intel Macbook Pro via Windows on Parallels. Now, I have upgraded my MAC to the latest M3 Processors and TBC doesn't seem to install on the windows that run on this laptop now. Please help!



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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 2.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-06-2024 07:57

    I don't think you're going to find much help on this. I'm sure the number of Mac users running on Parallels is very very small.



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    Adam Bower
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  • 3.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-06-2024 22:03
    Edited by Adinath Pandit 02-06-2024 22:57

    Hi Adam,

    I agree. But thought there would good enough users running TBC on a new computer with ARM Processors like the Surface Pro or similar. 



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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 4.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-07-2024 08:18

    We have in our office 7 MacBook PRO with M1 and M3 ARM  processors and Parallels with Windows 11 PRO but nothing works with TBC 



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    Alexander Holsteinson
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  • 5.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors
    Best Answer

    Posted 04-16-2024 05:52

    Okay guys! After weeks of persistently trying various methods, I finally got it to install on my Mac M3 and it works perfectly.

    So if you try to install TBC with the regular install wizard, it doesn't install. What I did was I unpacked the TBC install file using 7zip. Once you unzip the install file, you get all the associated softwares individually in separate folders. From there I installed only TBC software as standalone. Installs perfectly without any errors. Once installed, I opened TBC and clicked on check for updates, from there I installed all the other associated softwares like coordinate manager, convert to rinex etc. 

    If somebody is not able to get through with it, let me know, I will post a detailed step by step procedure. 



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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 6.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 04-23-2024 09:50

    Adinath,

    Could you please detail this process for me?

    Glen



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    Glen Williams
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  • 7.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 04-24-2024 01:13

    Hi !

    So this is the setup file. irrespective of the version. This setup file will have to be unpacked.

    Download the 7zip unpacker from their website. link: 7-Zip

    Once you install the 7zip software. Unpack the install file using 7zip. You can right click on the install file and select 7zip and then select extract here. It will take about 5 to 10 mins to unpack the install file. shown below

    After 7zip has finished unpacking the setup file. You will be to see all the folders for install. Go to the TBC folder as shown below.

    Inside the TBC folder, use the setup file to install the software. As shown below

    Follow the install instructions and install TBC. 

    After TBC has been installed. Open TBC and click on support tab in the menu ribbon bar on top. Then click on check for updates. shown below

    Once you click Check for updates, you will the updates dialogue box. From that select which ever supporting software you need and install it by following the onscreen update box. You can install the necessary softwares like Coordinate system manager, Feature definition manager, Convert to Rinex utility etc. 

    Hope it is helpful. Let me know if you come across any hurdles. 



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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 8.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-08-2024 19:03

    TBC has yet to support AMD/Radeon officially. ARM is another leap!



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    Makato Gonzo
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  • 9.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-09-2024 07:27

    I too am struggling to find a solution to this. Have you tried using a program like CrossOver? I wonder if that might work? 



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    Cody Allmon
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  • 10.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-21-2024 00:00

    Hi, Tried with CrossOver as well, same result, doesn't work. Guess the only option is for Trimble to start supporting ARM processors.



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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 11.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-21-2024 07:58

    I actually went out and bought an M3 Pro to test this out for myself and came to the same conclusion.  However, through a trail of Parallels I was able to get TBC to load and work.  It did have an error message at some point during the install but it did install and I was able to work on a file.  I do not believe this to be highly reliable route and I soon returned the Mac but just putting it out there that I was able to run TBC through Parallels.



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    Cody Allmon
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  • 12.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-23-2024 03:33

    @Cody Allmon Whoa!

    It would be great if you could share some details which will be of great help!

    1. What is the version of TBC you installed?
    2. What is the error you got and how did you proceed with installation inspite of an error?
    3. What is the version of windows you used? Windows 10 or Windows 11 ?


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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 13.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-23-2024 08:03

    I basically installed the latest versions of Parallels, MacOS, Windows 11, and when I installed TBC I installed it as vanilla as I could.  Everything was unchecked in the additional software options screen.  I did this just to save time as I was just curious as to if it would even run.  

    I do not specifically remember the error, but I just clicked "Ok" to keep the install going.

    Unfortunately, I know longer have access to a MacBook to repeat the process, but I am keeping an eye on this integration in hopes of moving back to Mac down the road.

    Let me know if you have any luck or if you encounter any errors.  If I get a wild hair and some free time, I may purchase one again to see if I can replicate the install.

    Best of luck!



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    Cody Allmon
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  • 14.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-25-2024 01:04

    I think you have done more than bargained! Will figure it out. Thanks a lot. 



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    Adinath Pandit
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  • 15.  RE: Trimble Business Centre on ARM Based Processors

    Posted 02-09-2024 07:28
    Edited by Cody Allmon 02-09-2024 14:28

    disregard this post, did not mean to post twice!