Rob Koot

How can I get my new Pipeline jobs created with all the necessary Pipeline options set?

Blog Post created by Rob Koot on Mar 21, 2016

Trimble Access provides a way to create templates (Settings / Templates), and when a template is selected as part of the process to create a new job, the new job adopts the settings in the Template. This works great for most Trimble Access applications, except for Pipelines, because Pipelines has a few additional options that the core Trimble Access system doesn't know about.


However, there is a way to create a template so that new Pipelines jobs can be correctly configured, without having to set up the extra Pipelines options on each new job created.


To create a Pipelines job template:

  1. Create a job as usual:
  2. Configure the pipeline options:
    1. From the main menu, tap Jobs / Pipeline options.
    2. Configure the options for the pipeline project. For more information, see Pipeline options in the Pipelines Help PDF file.
    3. Tap Accept.
  3. Copy the .job file you just created from the Trimble Data\<username> folder on the controller to your desktop computer.
  4. In Windows Explorer, change the file extension from .job to .jot.
  5. Give the new Pipelines template file a suitable name.
  6. Now copy the .jot file you created to the Trimble Data\System Files folder on the controller(s) required.
    The .jot file will now appear in the Template field when creating new jobs and should be selected to ensure the new job has all the appropriate pipelines settings configured.


When copying the new .jot template file to additional controllers, ensure that all the other files referenced are also on the required controllers:

  • Copy the tally.csv and any associated tally files (.dfn, .idx, .map extension) including the manifest .csv file if you are using one to check the tally against, from the Trimble Data\Common\Tally folder on the first controller to the Trimble Data\Common\Tally folder on the additional controllers.
  • Copy any other data files used, such as alignment, surface, corridor, and exclusion zone files to the Trimble Data\<username>folder on the controller.