Joe Blecha

TBC Tips Vault

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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