• Tip # 109 : TBC or TRW ? Which software package best suits your needs ?

    “Trimble Business Center (TBC) or Trimble Realworks (TRW)? Which of these scanning solutions best suits our needs?” -  I'm sure if you work with point cloud applications, you may have wondered this sa...
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  • TBC Tips

    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 20...
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  • TBC Tip of the Week #108: Pole Batch Feature Extraction

    Good afternoon TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to be able to easily extract the poles within your point cloud dataset? Well, today I will be demonstrating the new automatic pole batch extraction workflow in TBC v5...
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  • Tip of the Week #42 - TBC Point Symbols in AutoCAD

    Did you know you can use the *.SHX file to assure that your point symbols used in TBC translate exactly into AutoCAD?  Thanks to Evelina from TBC’s QA team, here’s how...   Symbols can be a...
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  • Tip #107 : Extract Ground or Classify Regions ?

    With the release of 5.30, you may have noticed that the ‘Extract Ground’ command is no longer in the point cloud ribbon ! You may be wondering if it's gone and if so, did you lose the ability to automatica...
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  • Tip of the Week #106: Flatten Surface Command

    Good afternoon TBC’ers! Have you ever wanted to flatten vegetation in a surface that you created to generate a clearer view of the ground surface? Well, the new flatten surface command in TBC version 5.30 remove...
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  • Tip #105 : Understanding the different Icons in the project explorer

    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. How...
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  • Tip #104: Changing the Display Settings of Image Files

    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 ...
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  • Tip #103 :Keeping track of your work using the ‘History Log’

    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...
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  • Tip of the Week #63 - Point Cloud by Boundary

    Hello and welcome to another TBC Tip of the Week! How do you like TBC v5.0 so far? Let us know!   In this tip we highlight one of the sample TML’s (Trimble Macro Language) available with any license of TBC ...
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  • Tip #102 : Understanding coordinate quality symbols

    Welcome to another TBC tip ! Got a pretty short but important one today. Many times we have used TBC, we may have wondered how to distinguish the coordinate quality. The symbols are displayed in the properties of the ...
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  • Tip # 101 - Understanding the session editor.

    Session editor has been a very handy tool in TBC and allows you to improve the quality of your baselines by either disabling unhealthy satellites, conceal bad satellite data and adjust occupation times. In this tip, y...
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  • Tip # 100 : Making CAD objects and points using virtual DR

    Many of us may have used Direct Reflex in the field, but did you know that you can use DR straight within TBC as well ? Direct Reflex allows surveyors to take measurements to surfaces and objects without the need for ...
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  • Tip # 99 : Understanding ‘?’ line elevations

    As many of us have worked with various types of lines and points in TBC, we may have run into a situation where we wonder if we set the elevation to ‘0’ or leave it as ‘?’. This short tip will ...
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  • TBC Tip of the Week #5 - Process Panorama

    Don't know what to do with all that imagery?  Did you know that TBC can create panoramic images from Trimble VISION instruments such as the SX10, S7, S9, and VX total stations?  Perfect addition to your...
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  • Tip # 98 : Understanding the horizontal and vertical components of a linestring

    Linestrings are a very powerful tool that is used in TBC for the creation of complex 3D or 2D lines and curves with CAD properties feature codes, used for construction, modeling, surface creations and various other de...
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  • Tip of the Week #51 - Quick Zoom Extents

    Hello fellow TBC’ers! Happy friday!   Short and sweet one this week for you folks, I learned this myself recently and hopefully it soon becomes common knowledge! When navigating the plan or 3D views in TB...
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  • Tip #98 : Creating Scan Stations from Total Station scans.

    The introduction of Trimble’s SX10 made it possible to combine survey data with scan data. With the ability to capture point clouds and imagery using a total station with survey workflow, almost eliminating the ...
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  • Tip # 96 : Breaking apart objects using the explode command

    Welcome back to a brand new year of TBC ! We can kick off 2020’s collection of tips by learning how we can break apart any objects that contain multiple components for further modifications, moving or even expor...
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  • Tip # 97 : Expanding functionality using TML's

    As we all know, TBC is home to an abundant amount of commands and functions that help our ease our workflows, but there may be times when we need something very specific that the current commands are not capable of do...
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