Joe Blecha

TBC Tips

Blog Post created by Joe Blecha on Jan 17, 2019

Here you'll find all TBC Tips 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 

#82 - Lock Leveled Scan Data for Registration and Geo referencing Purposes - August 2019

#101 - Understanding the Session Editor - March 2020

#115 - The Job Converter - July 2020

 

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 

#76 -  Referencing to Object Attributes and Creating Smart Text - June 2019

#79 - Naming Bounding Geometries using 'Name from Inside Text' - July 2019

#94 - Vector PDF to CAD - December 2019 

#96 - Breaking Apart Objects Using the Explode Command - January 2020 

#98 - Understanding the Horizontal and Vertical Components of a Linestring - February 2020 

#99 - Understanding '?' Line Elevations - February 2020 

#122 - Create Fillets & Chamfers with the CAD Command Line - September 2020

 

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 

#87 - Setting maximum edge length to trim surface edges - September 2019

#106 - Flatten Surface Command - May 2020

#110 - Create Surface Intersection Lines - May 2020

#114 - Creating Contour Lines Over a Surface - June 2020

#116 - The Surface Slicer View - July 2020

#121 - The 3D Drive View - August 2020

#123 - The Points to Surface Command - September 2020

 

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

#93 - Exporting to Sitevision Straight from TBC - December 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

#75 - Removing Parallax from Station View - June 2019

#120 - The Capture Image Command - August 2020

 

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

#83 - Scan Registration QA Using Cutting Plane View - August 2019

#85 - Using 'Measure Point' Tool to Identify Scans - August 2019

#92 - More Efficiency with Scan Registration - November 2019

#97 - Creating Scan Stations from Total Station scans - January 2020

#100 - Making CAD Objects and Points Using Virtual DR - March 2020

#107 - Extract Ground or Classify Regions ? - May 2020

#108 - Pole Batch Feature Extraction - May 2020

#109 - TBC or TRW ? Which Software Package Best Suits Your Needs ? - May 2020

#112 - The Keep In/ Keep Out Commands - June 2020

 

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 

#76 - Customizing the Ribbon Tabs - June 2019 

#80 - Even More Granular Visibility with Selection Sets - July 2019 

#81 - How the Geoid Affects Height and Elevation computations - August 2019

#84 - Adding to Layer Using Plan View - August 2019

#86 - Creating Different Viewpoints Using the 'Defined Views' Command - September 2019

#88 - Easy Navigation to Commands Using the 'Command Pane' - September 2019

#89 - Presentation of Your Data Using TBC - October 2019

#90 - Modify Your Selections Using Advanced Select - October 2019 

#91 - Help Getting Started with Major Workflows Instructions - November 2019

#95 - Finding Points in the Graphical Views - December 2019 

#97 - Expanding Functionality Using TML's - January 2020

#102 - Understanding Coordinate Quality Symbols - March 2020

#103 - Keeping Track of Your Work Using the 'History Log' - April 2020

#104 - Changing the Display Settings of Image Files - April 2020

#105 - Understanding the Different Icons in the Project Explorer - April 2020

#111 - Utilizing the Import Pane - June 2020

#113 - Right Clicking in the Command Pane - June 2020

#117 - Release Notes Shortcut - July 2020

#118 - The Edit Shortcut - August 2020

#119 - Unzipping & Zipping a VCE Package - August 2020

#124 - The Export Feature Attributes Command - September 2020

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