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Hello and welcome for another—you guessed it!—TBC Tip of the Week! In this weeks segment we delve into the elusive donut surface. This is a surface with areas where a surface isn’t wanted in the final deliverable or volume computation.

 

Here I have a surface created of a surveyed property containing a house.

 

In the Surfaces ribbon, navigate to Surfaces > Create > Surface Boundaries.

 

In the Add/Remove Surface Boundaries command, select the surface you want to apply the outer and inner boundaries to, I have a poorly named New Surface(2).

 

Hold the Control key, and select each boundary. It is good to note, if there are multiple places within the boundary that you don’t want the surface, you can have multiple interior boundaries. For example dirt piles or a house and shed.

 

And there you go! Neat hey?

 

TBC - From Field to Finish (and back!) with Confidence

Welcome back to another Tip of the Week! Amid the US government shutdown, you may be missing your OPUS post-processing corrections from the NGS. Fortunately for your static GNSS data, Trimble is not shut down and can supply another correction service, CenterPoint RTX Point Positioning. The best part? CenterPoint RTX-PP is available directly through TBC!

 

This feature is licensed in TBC Advanced and higher in v5.0.

 

Before getting into the how-to, I'll give a little introduction to RTX-PP within TBC. First and most notable: If your receiver is capable of tracking more constellations than just GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo, (like BeiDou or QZSS), then RTX-PP will already get you one step ahead of OPUS. RTX-PP supports observations up to 24 hours in length, with a recommended length of at least 60 minutes.

 

There are three ways to post process static data using RTX-PP in TBC: 

1. Send to RTX-PP on import.

 

2. From the Project Explorer. Right click on the imported observation file, and click Send to RTX-PP.

 

3. From the Survey ribbon. Survey > GNSS > Send to RTX-PP.

 

If you want to submit the files directly to CenterPoint RTX-PP, that can be done from the website www.trimblertx.com

 

Best of luck and thank you for reading!

 

TBC - From Field to Finish with Confidence

Joe Blecha

TBC Tips of the Week Vault

Posted by Joe Blecha Jan 17, 2019

Here you'll find all TBC Tips of the Week linked and accessible for viewing (and re-viewing!):

To download a PDF containing all below tips (as of April 1, 2019) click here.

 

 

Field Data

#4 - Spreadsheets - February 2017

#5 - Process Panorama - March 2017

#18 - Visualizing Survey Data in Google Earth - July 2017

#19 - Investigating Data with Point Derivation Reports - August 2017

#27 - "Sunny" Level Editing - February 2018

#33 - Easy *.job to *.jxl File Conversion - March 2018

#43 - New GNSS Planning Online Tool - June 2018

#62 - Observation Vector Arrows - December 2018 

 

Adjustment & COGO

#1 - Coordinate Controls - January 2017

#9 - Bearing/Azimuth Angle Controls - May 2017

#22 - Transform Survey Points - January 2018

#29 - Sources of Default Standard Errors - February 2018

#34 - The Power of the Comp Engine and Point Derivation Report - March 2018

#47 - Network Adjustment North/East Components - June 2018

#58 - Average Points vs Merge Points Command - September 2018 

#65 - OPUS Alternatives—Post Process Static Data from TBC - January 2019 

 

CAD & Drafting

#2 - Layer Manager - January 2017

#3 - Project Cleanup - February 2017

#6 - Using View Filters - April 2017

#15 - Using the Best-Fit Line Command to Draft Catenary Lines - June 2017

#16 - Using Selection Sets for Time Saving - June 2017

#24 - Label Style Previews - January 2018

#25 - Hiding the Dynaview Frame - January 2018

#32 - Customize Drafting Templates - March 2018

#42 - TBC Point Symbols in AutoCAD - May 2018

#44 - Locking manual edits to feature coded geometry - June 2018

#45 - Creating Arcs with Polylines - June 2018

#46 - Ortho Snap Modes - June 2018

#48 - Object Snaps - July 2018

#52 - Creating a Point On-Line Between Two 3D Points - August 2018

#56 - Smart Text in Plan Set Templates - September 2018

#61 - Consistent Drafted Deliverables - November 2018 

 

Surfaces & Volumes

#11 - Breakline Tolerances for Surfaces - May 2017

#26 - "Draping" Ortho Images on Surfaces - February 2018

#28 - Staking Cut/Fill Data - February 2018

#39 - Reproject Surface to a New Plane Definition - May 2018

#40 - Offsetting a Surface - May 2018

#41 - Vertical Exaggeration in 3D View - May 2018

#54 - Speed up Surface Volume Calculations - September 2018

#66 - Donut Surfaces (Multiple Surface Boundaries) - January 2019 

 

Corridors

#10 - Measuring Clearances with SX10 Data - May 2017

#13 - Using the Explore Objects Command - June 2017

#30 - Re-using Road Corridor Templates - March 2018

#53 - Undefined in Corridor Template Instruction - August 2018

 

Data Prep

#7 - Auto-Advance - April 2017

#8 - Doing Math in TBC - May 2017

#49 - Image Georeferencing - July 2018

#74 - Create Linestring by Station + Offset - May 2019

 

Specialty Solutions

Photogrammetry

#12 - Creating Orthorectified Image for Facade Reconstruction - Using Multiple Stations - May 2017

#17 - Quick + Clean Facade Segmentation for Orthophotos - July 2017

Point Clouds

#23 - Maximize your PC's RAM for Improved Point Cloud Rendering - January 2018

#60 - Point Cloud Ambient Shading - October 2018

#63 - Point Cloud by Boundary - December 2018

#71 - See Inside Point Clouds - March 2019

 

 

Platform

#14 - Customized Keyboard Shortcuts, Ribbons, and the Quick Access Toolbar - June 2017

#20 - Tricks and Right-Clicks - August 2017

#21 - Tips and Zips (Importing a .zip file) - October 2017

#31 - TBC Help is Closer than You Think - March 2018

#35 - Where are all the TBC Report Settings at? - April 2018

#36 - Your New Home Page... - April 2018

#37 - Version Upgrade Eligibility - April 2018

#38 - Available License Servers - April 2018

#50 - Graphic Selection Methods - August 2018

#51 - Quick Zoom Extents - August 2018

#55 - Save Reminders - September 2018

#57 - Context Menu Customization - September 2018

#59 - Freehand (Lasso) Selection - October 2018 

#64 - View Filter Manager Shortcuts - January 2019 

#67 - Background Map to Verify Data - February 2019 

#68 - Dock the Properties - February 2019

#69 - Guided Workflows Directly from TBC Help - March 2019 

#70 - Drag and Drop Data Import - March 2019  

#72 - Selection Box in Commands - April 2019

#73 - Make Objects Unselectable - April 2019

Here we go, 2019! Is it just me or do the work days seem to continually have less time in them?

 

For this week’s TBC Tip of the Week, we highlight some shortcuts in the View Filter Manager which can reduce the amount of scrolling required to find that pesky layer, and quickly isolating the desired layer(s).

 

First:

Shift + Click on the expand toggle. Holding Shift, select any toggle to open/close all Layer Groups.

 

Second:

Right click on any Layer Group that contains layers, (not an empty group), Right Click, and select View All or Hide All. This doesn’t toggle the surface layer group, as that would cause more harm than good in quickly finding a point or line that didn’t make it to the correct layer.

 

Third:

Right clicking on a layer, and toggling View All or Hide All. This will turn on/off all layers in the Layer Group which contains the layer.

 

And that concludes this week’s TBC Tip of the Week! It’s all about shaving off those seconds in the work day!

 

TBC - From Field to Finish with Confidence

Start your 2019 by learning how to integrate Sonarmite bathymetric data with SX10 topo scans in TBC v5.00.  Join our free TBC Power Hour on January 30th, guest hosted by Chris Guagliardo of Keystone Precision in Maryland, US.

 

Learn more and sign-up here - https://geospatial.trimble.com/SX10-and-Sonarmite-Date-Together-in-TBC