Oct
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Trimble Business Center - Power Users Group 2020 - USA

Created by Alan Sharp on Feb 2, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Aloft Hotel, 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield, Colorado, 80021

Starts at 7:00 AM ยท Ends on Oct 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM, PDT (America/Los_Angeles)

  • Alan Sharp
  • Tim Ames

 

Trimble in association with Rockpile Solutions LLC are pleased to announce a second Trimble Business Center Power Users Group (PUG) meeting for the North American customer base in 2020. The event is as follows


Power Users Group 5 – Corridors Takeoff and Corridors Data Prep

Event will be held at the ALOFT Hotel Broomfield, CO from October 6 to October 9, 2020

 

As a user of Trimble Business Center / Business Center – HCE you likely have little available time to refine your knowledge and use of the tools available to become a true Power User of the product. In our experience, most users reach ~60% maximum capability on their own, however miss many key workflows and processes that can make them truly more productive. The Power User Group was established to focus on that 40% that you don’t know and may never find out on your own, and to give you, our users the ability to work with us directly to get answers to those questions that you have.

 

Below is your invitation to PUG 5.0 in October

 

We look forward to working with you

 

Ed Shappell                                                          Alan Sharp

Consulting Services Director – Trimble Inc.                        Marketing Director – Rockpile Solutions LLC

 

What is The Trimble Business Center – Power User Group?

The Trimble Business Center (TBC) Power User Group (PUG) was established around 2 years ago within the Civil Engineering and Construction sector, with the sole objective to provide high end training for key personnel in our customer and dealer organizations to make you more effective and productive with the product, and to assist you to better train your staff to get more from the product.

 

The Power User Group training events are limited to 120 places on a first come first served basis. All attendees should be capable users of Trimble Business Center / Business Center – HCE. Since this is not at all a beginner’s class, it is essential that all attendees “know the product reasonably well already”, and you should not attend if that is not the case. See the Power User Group as a class that will get you around third and fourth base, and not one that would get you to First or Second Base.

 

The 2020 events will take on a slightly different 3.5 Day format from previous PUG activities so that we can accommodate more attendees as well as focus more deeply on specific subject areas. Attendees can elect to participate on days 1 & 2 or on days 2 to 4 or for the full 3.5-day class. There will be a half day overlap on Day 2 that will be a general “Overlap” session for all attendees as follows

 

The Overlap session will cover the following

  • Rapid Fire Q&A
  • What’s New in TBC, Works Manager and SiteVision
  • What’s New in TBC Macros and Toolboxes
  • Your Ideas and Enhancement Requests


Training Venue

ALOFT Hotel, 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield, Colorado, 80021

Tel: +1 303-635-2000

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denal-aloft-broomfield-denver/

Click Here to Connect to the ALOFT Booking Site

 


Training Dates PUG 5.0 – Corridors Takeoff and Corridors Data Prep

Tuesday 6th October – Friday 9th October 2020

Class is split into two 2 Day Sessions with a 0.5 Day overlap for common information sharing. You can reserve a place for the Corridor Takeoff Days (Day 1 and 2) or the Corridor Data Prep Days (Day 2 (pm) through Day 4 (am) or for the full 3.5 Day session as you see fit.

 

When Should I Arrive?

For attendees of the Takeoff Session, you should arrive on Monday evening (October 5th) ready to start on Tuesday morning at 8:00am.

 

For attendees of the Data Prep Session, you should arrive on Wednesday Morning (October 7th) morning before lunch, ready to start at 1:30pm on Wednesday afternoon.

 

The general session will address subject areas common to both Data Prep and Takeoff. The session will be a “hands off” training and information session. The General Session will fill the Wednesday afternoon for both the Takeoff and Data Prep class attendees.

 

There will be Trimble and Rockpile Solutions staff on hand on Tuesday morning, Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning to assist people with computer setup issues if required prior to the class start from 6:30 am (Tues and Thurs) and until 8 pm (Weds).


When Should I Plan to Depart?

The training will finish at either 5:30pm on the Wednesday (Takeoff Class) or 1:30 after lunch on Friday (Data Prep Class). Lunch is provided prior to your departure. Ensure that you have at least 2 Hours 30 minutes to get to the airport after the training (travel time, rental car return and navigating security and check in lines etc.).


Do I Need My Own Computer?

Yes, you will need your own computer.

 

No computers are provided for the training. Your computer should be up to date (Windows Operating System, Windows updates, Manufacturers Updates, Graphics Driver Updates etc.) and should have TBC v5.30 installed as a minimum. We may be using the TBC v5.4 Release / Pre-Release version for the training, if so, we will let you know closer to the event, and can install the software as we kick off the training if not before.

 

Since this is a large group training, we provide additional monitors and big screen TVs for those further from the front, and we will be streaming the training content to those monitors and screens around the training venue.

You will also need Microsoft Excel installed on your computer.


What Software License Level Do I Need for The Training?

All PUG Attendees will receive a 10-Day Trimble Business Center Code and a 10-Day Code for all TML Macros from Trimble and Rockpile Solutions for the Training, so that they get the full software required for the class and have the opportunity to use all features of the software for up to 2 weeks after the event to consolidate their learning.

You will receive your specific software license for the training one week before the event.


Training Class Times

Training will start at 8:00 am and continue through 5:30 pm each day on Days 1, 2 and 3 and from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm on Day 4. On Day 2, the session from 1:30pm to 5:30pm is open to both the Takeoff and Data Prep class attendees and is an overlap session.


Catering

Trimble will provide lunches for all attendees at the PUG Event on all four days of the training classes. If you are reserving a seat at the class, please let us have any Dietary Requirements ahead of the event so that we can accommodate your needs.


Accommodation

You can book a room at the ALOFT Hotel Broomfield using Trimble Corporate Rate Code TMB and a nightly rate of $105 per night including breakfast. Trimble takes no responsibility for any hotel costs in the charges associated with the PUG event.

 

Breakfast for hotel guests will be served buffet style in the area outside the Grand Ballroom (Training Area) from 7:00 am to 8:00 am daily. For attendees staying at other local hotels, Trimble will provide Bagels and Pastries, Tea and Coffee during that same period.

 

Click Here to Connect to the ALOFT Booking Site


Power User Group Pricing

Attendees can reserve seats for Day 1&2 or for Day 2-4 or for Day 1-4 if they want to attend both sessions. The following pricing applies

 

Part NumberDescriptionPrice
PUG-INT-02Day 1 & 2 – Takeoff Training and General Session$595
PUG-INT-02Day 3 & 4 – Data Prep Training and General Session$595
PUG-INT-03Day 1 - 4 – Takeoff and Data Prep Training and General Session$845

 

Alternatively, Trimble and Rockpile Solutions are also offering annual pass bundles that include

  1. Rockpile Solutions Annual Support Package – 12 Months (Value $395)
  2. Rockpile Solutions TML Toolboxes Annual Subscription (CAD, Modeling, Takeoff) (Value $700)
  3. Attendance to 1x PUG 3.5 Day Session (Value $845) (PUG Bundle 1)
  4. Attendance to 2x PUG 3.5 Day Session (Value $1690) (PUG Bundle 2)

 

Part NumberDescriptionPrice
PUG - Bundle 11x PUG Attendee Seat, TML Subscription for 1 year, RPS Support$1595
PUG - Bundle 22x PUG Attendee Seat, TML Subscription for 1 year, RPS Support$2195

 

 

Note:

The PUG Passes included in the Bundle pricing can be used by any employee of the named company for either of the PUG classes in 2020. Please notify us how you intend to utilize the passes i.e. which classes / dates, how many people.

 

Places are limited to 120 at each class with an overlap of 40 additional places for the General Session. Places will be confirmed on a first come first served basis on receipt of a purchase order from your SITECH dealer or online registration and payment.

 

 

How to Order

Attendees should place their Purchase Order using the Part Number and Pricing shown above on their local SITECH dealer. The SITECH dealer should place their purchase order through the SITECH store.

 

The Bundle Offers can be ordered directly from www.rockpilesolutions.com or via manual purchase order to Heavy Highway Order Processing.

 

All orders need to be accompanied by the following attendee details

  • Attendee Name
  • Attendee Company
  • Attendee Job Title / Description
  • Attendee email Address
  • Attendee Cell Phone Number
  • Attendance of Takeoff or Data Prep Session if ordering the PUG-INT-02 Part Numbers


Class Leader

 

The classes will be led by Alan Sharp (Rockpile Solutions LLC). Alan has led all the PUG training events since their inception and is a 33-year veteran of Trimble. He started Rockpile Solutions LLC in 2020 with full support of Trimble Inc. 

 

Rockpile Solutions is an Authorized Trimble Consulting Partner and assists Trimble with Major Projects worldwide.

 

Rockpile Solutions is a Trimble Authorized Software Development Partner and is actively engaged in the development of extension capabilities for Trimble Business Center.

 

Rockpile Solutions / Alan also manage the CEC Community forum for Trimble Business Center for Trimble.

 

Rockpile Solutions and Trimble are actively engaged in developing the Trimble Business Center user community globally and are committed to help our user base to become more effective with the product.


What Will Be Covered in the PUG 5.0 2020 Training Event?

The detailed Agenda for the training is listed below. Please contact us for further information if required.


Networking Opportunity

The PUG Events are attended by the Trimble Business Center Product Management Team, Representatives from the software development team and the Regional Sales Management Team for CEC Software. In addition, staff from Rockpile Solutions will also be available.

 

The 2 / 3.5-day event represents a great networking opportunity where you can meet industry colleagues that carry out Construction Data Modeling and Estimating activities as well as all key Trimble CEC Software staff with whom you can get your questions answered and discuss your future product enhancement ideas.

 

As always, we are looking forward to seeing you in April or October and working to refine your TBC User capabilities. We also look forward to seeing how you use the products today and to hear your ideas for the future solutions that we can bring to the table on your behalf.

 

Alan Sharp

Marketing Director – Rockpile Solutions LLC

 

 

PUG 5.0 Agenda

Day 1   Corridor Takeoff

FromToSession Details
8:00 am10:00 amTemplates for Corridor Takeoff
10:00 am10:30 amBreak
10:30 am12:30 pmWorking with CAD and PDF Sections I
12:30 pm1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm3:30 pmModeling from PDF and CAD Sections II
3:30 pm4:00 pmBreak
4:00 pm5:30 pmModeling from PDF and CAD Sections III
6:00 pm7:00 pmPUG Happy Hour

 


Day 2   Corridor Takeoff / General Session

FromToSession Details
8:00 am10:00 amModeling from CAD and PDF Profiles / Retaining Walls
10:00 am10:30 amBreak
10:30 am12:30 pmCorridor Earthworks Reporting and Area Based Reporting
12:30 pm1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm3:30 pmGeneral Session – What’s New in TBC and Works Manager
3:30 pm4:00 pmBreak
4:00 pm5:30 pmGeneral Session – Macros, Ideas, Requests
6:00 pm7:00 pmPUG Happy Hour

 

Day 3   Corridor Modeling and Data Prep

FromToSession Details
8:00 am9:00 amTemplates for Corridor Modeling
9:00 am10:00 amWorking with Civil 3D and Bentley OpenRoads Data
10:00 am10:30 pmBreak
10:30 am12:30 pmRamp and Gore Area Modeling Techniques
12:30 pm1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm3:30 pmAdvanced Sideslopes and Conditional Instructions
3:30 pm4:00 pmBreak
4:00 pm5:30 pmCorridor Subgrade Modeling Techniques
6:00 pm7:00 pmPUG Happy Hour

 

 

Day 4 – Corridor Modeling and Data Prep

FromToSession Details
8:00 am10:00 amModeling Large Retaining Walls
10:00 am10:30 amBreak
10:30 am12:30 pmCorridor String Modeling Techniques
12:30 pm1:30 pmLunch / End of PUG

Aloft Hotel, 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield, Colorado, 80021