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2020
Hello TBC users,
On behalf of the TBC marketing and engineering product team, it is my pleasure to announce that TBC v5.30 is available for download today, Monday, April 27th, 2020! Download Here - or use TBC's Check for Updates routine within the software.
Major new features include the CAD command line, point feature extraction for signs and poles, and updated tunneling workflows.
We hope you’re as excited about this release as we are!

The project explorer can be a very powerful tool when using Trimble Business Center, allowing us to see all of the data that is in our project in an organized manner, as well as all of the raw data from the field. However, the abundance of icons representing these data types can be hard to keep track of. In this tip, we will be showing you what most of the Icons that appear in the project explorer and what they represent! 

 

 

 

 

Whenever we may be unsure of what an Icon may represent, the help document can surely give us the answer! 

 

Hope this tip comes in handy the next time you are using Trimble Business Center! 

Good afternoon TBC’ers! Have you ever imported an image but was not satisfied with its’ display? Wishing you could change some display settings? Well, today I will be showing you how to change the display settings of imported image files, such as JPGs or TIFs, in TBC. From your project explorer, open the properties of your image file by right clicking on your imported file:

 

Under the “Render Settings” heading in the properties pane, there are four settings that can be adjusted to change your image display: 

 

The “view priority” specifies the stacking order if you have more than one imported image file. The “display style” applies a selected display to your image and has four options for you to choose from-- desaturated, bluelined, inverted, or dim. The “transparency” simply specifies a transparency percentage, and the “smooth” option will literally smooth your image. Here, I will choose a display style of “desaturated” with a transparency of 25% and smoothing turned on. All image display settings update automatically in the plan view:

 

This is also great for changing the display of images on a drafting sheet within a dynaview. Such an adjustment comes in handy when you want to print your drafting sheet in black and white, and not in color. If you change the display settings of an image located within a dynaview in your plan view, you can simply right click on your dynaview in the drafting sheet to hit “refresh”, and the image display style will instantly update: 

 

I hope this tip comes in handy next time you are working with images within TBC!

Ever come back after the weekend to your TBC project and have trouble recalling what you already computed and which processes you have performed? I hate to admit it, but I definitely do! Well with today’s tip we can see how you can easily keep track of all the functions you performed in a TBC project using a very handy tool called the ‘History Log’.

 

Let's take the following project as an example: this is a project that I received from a fellow colleague but I'm curious as to what they already worked on, so I can carry forward with my operations. To access the history log, we can navigate to the Survey tab and under ‘Field Data’, we can find the ‘History Log View' command. 

 

 

 

And in the command, if we navigate to the bottom left we can find the log files. These files are saved every time you save your project in reverse chronological order. To access the logs of each session, all we have to do is select the specific transaction and all commands (and sub commands) are shown. 

 

 

 

 

Accessing the most recent transaction, I can see that my colleague has created a tunnel, created tunnel templates and performed various edits. Expanding some commands can give us a greater understanding of what was created using each command. For example, expanding the ‘Create Tunnel Template’ command shows us where the positions and which templates were created. 

 

 

 

 

These Log files are stored in your project folder and can be easily shared with others for troubleshooting purposes. 

 

Hope this tip comes in handy the next time you are using Trimble Business Center!

Joe Blecha

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