• TBC Tips Vault

    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 - Febru...
    Joe Blecha
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  • Tip # 87 : Setting maximum edge length to trim surface edges

    We have all had times when we have created surfaces but there are unnecessary surface triangles in our surface model. Yes, we can clean these triangles using the ‘Trim Surface Edge’ command but using today...
    Sudam Fernando
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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...
    Joe Blecha
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  • Tip # 86 : Creating different viewpoint using the ‘Defined Views’ command

    Tired of always having to rotate your views to a specific spot to QA your data or want to share a specific perspective of your data to others ? Well using today’s tip, you can do exactly that !    The ...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip # 85 : Using ‘measure point’ tool to identify scans

    Ever export some point cloud data and you notice there is a scan that hasn't been properly registered ? But due to the large amount of data present you are unable to clearly identify which station and scan the point c...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip #84 : Adding to layer using the plan view

    In TBC, we are always looking for ways to make our workflows as fast as possible. Today I will show you another way to minimize your clicking and scrolling time.    Let us look at the data set below, it is a...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip # 83 : Scan registration QA using cutting plane view

    Whenever we use scan data, we want to make sure that the scans are properly registered to each other. There may be some cases where the imported data may look registered but it isn't quite so. Using today’s tip ...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • TBC import error

    I have a customer who has been receiving this error message when importing survey data into TBC, he is running the free version of TBC (V3.4). He says he only sometimes receives this error message and in turn has to m...
    Kirk van Maanen
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  • Tip of the Week #33 - Easy *.job to *.jxl file conversion

    Did you know there is a quick way to convert binary *.job files from Trimble Access into *.jxl files that can be opened in a text editor for review or re-imported into different versions of Trimble Access?  The c...
    Joe Blecha
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  • Tip # 82 : Lock leveled scan data for registration and georeferencing purposes

    Ever been worried that TBC may not be holding the levelness of your scans and tilting them when it performs registration ? Well you can say goodbye to your worries because of TBC’s new functionality of holding l...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip of the Week #67 - Background Map to Verify Data

    Are you a big fan of the Google Earth export in TBC? I sure am! It's handy for quickly sharing project data with clients in a digestible form. Did you know TBC has it's own background imagery? This is great for screen...
    Matt McLean
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  • Tip # 81 : How the geoid affects Height and Elevation computations

    TBC’s computation engine is always looking to compute grid coordinates (N,E,Elevation) and global coordinates (Lat, Long, Ellipsoidal Heights). But let’s imagine a scenario where you are measuring the coor...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip # 80 : Even More Granular Visibility with Selection Sets

    Have you ever wished for a more granular way to show and hide your data in a TBC view? The View Filter is definitely the right tool to turn to. Add a twist to it when combined with the Selection Sets!   Some of t...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip #79 - Naming bounding geometries using ‘Name from Inside Text’

      Do you ever create texts to nameboundaries in your project ? Do you ever wish that you could easily name these boundaries using the texts you just created ?    If you do, I have some great news ! Bec...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip # 78 : Cleaning up Point Cloud data using 'region' tab

    Ever look at your point clouds and how it is filtered with unwanted data ? Well Today I'm going to be showing you how to create new point cloud regions with only the needed data.    Let's start with our scan...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip of the Week #49 - Georeferencing Images

    Hello TBC'ers! This week we have a short but effective one for you.   It is very beneficial in cadastral workflows, and watch out for it used in the July 25, 2018 Power Hour! How’s that for a hook? You...
    Matt McLean
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  • Tip # 77 : Customizing the Ribbons Tab

    Remember first opening up TBC and being overwhelmed with the amount of information presented ? Even now, when I am trying to perform minor workflows I get lost due to the amount of ribbons presented. With today’...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip # 76 : Referencing to Object attributes and creating Smart Text

    Smart Text !! what a handy little tool, it lets us create texts by referencing to object’s attributes. Whether you are familiar with this function or it is completely new to you, I will walk through the process ...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip #75 : Removing parallax from station view

    Ever look at your Station View after importing your scan data and see that two images aren't lined up? You think to yourself, “Oh, I probably forgot to check the ‘Remove Parallax’ box at the bottom o...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Convert the processed data to rinex from the job file not the raw observation

    My survey contactor did the network observations and process it in tbc he needs to deliver it in rinex format.   He cannot get the observation after editing this job in rinex   Is it possible to do from TB...
    Sherif Gomaa
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