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Less than two days until Trimble webinar event of the year... the TBC Power Hour on integrating the new Trimble X7 laser scanner data into your survey workflows in TBC.  You don't want to miss this!  Register today!


Wednesday, October 30th - 8am or 4pm US Mountain time - both live sessions working through #trimbleX7 data integrated with #trimbleSX10 and #trimbleR10 in #tbc


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Our projects can sometimes end up having various types of data with different parameters for each of the data types. Using this week’s tip I will be showing you how to query your selection so you can select just the objects you need using these parameters. 


First we must open the command ‘Advanced Select’ by navigating to the GIS ribbon 



From here we are welcomed to the advanced select pane. In the ‘Apply This selection To’ section we can clarify what we want to apply the selection to. 


The ‘Select’ section is where all the magic happens. The ‘data type’ drop down list shows all the different types of data in your project that you are able to choose from. See below for a comparison of two projects with two varying types of data types : 







We can either select all of the objects that fall under that data type or we can specify which specific objects we would like to select. 


As an example, I have a data set with features attributes extracted and with point values assigned to each of these features. I would like to select just the points with the feature code of Broad leaf tree (BT). This is how I would set up my selection : 


and as we can see, the points with the feature code of BT has been selected ! 


Hope this tip comes in handy, the next time you are using TBC ! 

Presenting our data and work from the field can sometimes be a very tedious operation. Countless number of screenshots, videos and creating slide decks. Well, using today’s tip you can create a presentation of your data straight from TBC that can be used to present to various groups such as the general public, your co-workers or even your customers. 


To enter presentation mode, you must first have created defined views (Tip # 86 : Creating different viewpoint using the ‘Defined Views’ command) of the views you would like to present. After these views are created, you must enter the support ribbon and select ‘Presentation Mode’ 



Once you have selected presentation mode, the following window pane will welcome you to the presentation mode parameters 




Automatic advance time specifies the amount of time each view will be displayed until moving to the next view

Automatic Reset time specifies the amount of time after user interaction the presentation mode will cycle through the views 


and the Exit password specifies the password you may want to type to exit the presentation (not required as there is an exit button located in the presentation mode) 



The presentation will follow the order of your defined views (which you may rearrange to your liking) 


Hope this tip comes in handy the next time you are using TBC ! 

Break through into new laser scanning workflows and deliverables with the new Trimble X7 terrestrial laser scanning solution. Announced in September 2019, the Trimble X7 laser scanner with Trimble Perspective field software offers a new level of scanning productivity with automatic calibration, survey-grade self-leveling, and in-field automatic station registration. And Trimble Business Center (TBC) v5.20 seamlessly supports Trimble X7 data through image-based station views; CAD and drafting tools; point cloud registration, classification, and extraction routines; and more. Join this month’s Power Hour on October 30th to learn how the Trimble X7 with TBC v5.20 provides a market-leading solution for surveyors and scanning professionals alike.


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The session will be offered twice to cover our global audience and will be recorded for free on-demand viewing afterwards.  See you there!