• 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.           Fiel...
    Joe Blecha
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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 ...
    Matt McLean
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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 ...
    Sudam Fernando
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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...
    Sudam Fernando
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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 ...
    Sudam Fernando
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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 ...
    Sudam Fernando
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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...
    Riley Smith
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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...
    Sudam Fernando
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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...
    Matt McLean
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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 #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 ...
    Sudam Fernando
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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...
    Sudam Fernando
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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...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Tip # 94 : Vector PDF to CAD

    PDF drawings of plan sets contain copious amounts of useful information such as line works, structures, elevations, contours and other information. However, did you know that you can convert these PDF’s into CAD...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • Flags Not Displaying in Plan View TBC 5.2.2

    Hello, I'm not able to see the warning flags in plan view. Is there a new setting to enable?  Please see video.   Thanks!
    Thomas Mauriello
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  • Tip # 95 : Finding points in the graphical views

    TBC is home to all kinds of observations, such as total station observations and RTK vectors. With all of these observations and data types in one project, it can be somewhat difficult to find each point in your graph...
    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 of the Week #12 - Creating Orthorectified Image for Facade Reconstruction - Using Multiple Stations

    Do you projects require facade or vertical wall reconstruction or modeling or vertical surface (e.g. facades)? If so, then you might find this tip being useful to you. In some projects, it’s impossible to find ...
    Boris Skopljak
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  • Tip # 93 : Exporting to Sitevision straight from TBC !

    With Trimble Sitevision released, you are able to use Augmented Reality technology to bring your data to life and visualize your data in the real world. With this new release, TBC has introduced the ability to export ...
    Sudam Fernando
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  • where do I find an as-staked style sheet that will include the timestamp of the vectors?

    I am trying to create a simple raw data As-Staked document that includes the date and timestamp. can anyone tell me if they have created one or knows of where I can find one? I do not see anything similar on the style...
    Scott Catron
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