What is the best way to take Linestrings and Points from TBC into Trimble Access? (I have used DXF and CSV for years, but wanted to know if there is a better option?). Thanks
If you have 3D Strings and an Alignment - you can use the Rockpile Solutions Macro to Export a MX GENIO File (Read Trimble Access Road Strings) and then use that file to use the Road Stakeout functions in Trimble Access. If you send me a file I can trigger an output for you that you can take a look at. Note MX Strings have 4 character names, so you typically map by Layer Name to a 4 character string name / string Number which our Macro takes care of. I would need to know what your Layer Name to String Name mapping would be or your Feature Name to String Name mapping would be - I can take a stab at it to show you the way here
Hello, are you wanting to stake the linestring in a format that you catch all the Horizontal and Vertical changes similar to an alignment?
Not only the scenario above, but also the traditional stake line, selecting each end.
I was thinking more along the lines of a .vce file straight into Trimble Access.
What do you use?
Trimble Access on TSC 7 should take VCL file.
I am not sure what would be the best option for TSC 3.
If you created the VCL with alignments selected on export, would Access be able read the alignments for staking?
Hello, for staking curb, roads etc; we convert the linestring to an alignment in TBC and then export the alignment as an .RXL file. I also have a 2d .dxf file in the background for staking the radius points on the smaller radi.
This works nice as no points are need to be created for staking and all the VPI's/Horz changes covered.
I like the idea of the VCL file if the alignments are read in ACCESS without converting but haven't tried it.
RXL is the native format for alignments in Trimble Access. However if you have polylines in a DXF file you can select these and stake them out as an alignment.
Trimble Access does not support VCL files. So if you are using TBC you are best to export DXF or RXL files.
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