Trimble Access version 2017.00 now available

Trimble have released a new version of Trimble Access. Version 2017.00 includes support for even more total stations and receivers and a number of customer requested enhancements.

Trimble Access now supports the Spectra Precision® FOCUS 30 and FOCUS 35 total stations, and the Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. Please note that the TSC2 controller is no longer supported.

New features and enhancements

Based on customer feedback, Trimble have made it easier to work with jobs in Access with the following enhancements.

  • Enhancements to copy job files to a different location
  • Longer job names supported
  • Keyboard shortcut for selecting job or folder

Plus, you can now measure your position relative to an alignment, and configure the behaviour of the General Survey software when exiting from a stakeout alignment.

Trimble Access 2017.00 also has improved Trimble SX10 scanning total station support.

If you would like to learn more about what the new version of Trimble Access can do, see the release notes on the Trimble website.

Enabling High Productivity for Indoor Mapping

The Trimble Indoor Mapping Solution (TIMMS) is the optimal fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas of all sizes and locations.

It provides both LiDAR and spherical video of a facility, enabling the creation of accurate, real-life representations (maps, models) of interior spaces and all of its contents, every object in the interior space, including desks, chairs, stairs, and doors appear in the plan. The maps created are geo-located, meaning that the realworld positions of each area of the building and its contents are known.

Capturing Machu Picchu for preservation

Located 2 430 meters above sea level, Machu Picchu is under constant threat from the weather. Preservation of this 500 year old citadel is of increasing concern. Accurate data captured from above will assist those preserving the site in monitoring it.

That’s why, in 2014, a team from Trimble took their Trimble UX5 on a 3.5 hour train ride up the mountain to capture the site from the air.

Read about their adventure and see some amazing scans and photos from the day on the Trimble UAS website.

Scanning Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge – in half the scans

Scanning one of Brisbane’s Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges is no small task. The first of the bridges, formally known as the Gateway Bridge, is 1.6 km long.

However some of our surveyors have recently captured the bridge with the Trimble SX10 demo unit and with half as many scans as you might expect.

They were able to do the survey with 10 station set ups and thirteen scans. The results were processed in Trimble Business Center and UPG staff were impressed.

“Previously we would have had to scan the bridge using twice as many set ups to ensure sufficient overlap to successfully register the data. Alternatively we could have captured the bridge as a topographic survey,” commented one surveyor. “Either way we would have been in for a lot more work to even get close to the same result”.

The demo unit has been around the country, also scanning the Melbourne War Memorial.

See more of the scans from the Trimble SX10, or register for a demo.

UPG would like to thank Tim Gahan from QRGF for his assistance in making the Gateway Bridge survey possible.

5 reasons you should consider asset tracking software

Businesses that operate a fleet of portable equipment critical to their operation often find it difficult to keep track of where their assets are and if they are being used efficiently.

Here are 5 reasons you should consider an asset tracking software.

1. Ensure maximum utilisation of assets

By monitoring y our productivity rates you can determine what equipment is being under-utilised. This information means you are better placed to determine how to best deploy the asset, for example idle assets can be redeployed.

Historical usage data can also assist with accurate billing, better warranty recovery, and in future planning.

2. Know where your assets are

Asset tracking allows you to view where your assets are at any point in time. Locate misplaced items, or track down stolen assets. Quick action might be the difference when retrieving your asset and preventing damage and losses.

3. Minimise downtime by managing maintenance

Knowing the usage of your assets gives you the ability to plan maintenance, keeping your equipment running reliably and reducing unplanned outages. Adopt a preventative and predictive approach to the service and maintenance of your equipment.

4. Save your time!

Manual asset tracking is time consuming. There are many moving parts to keep track of and human error can sneak in. Imagine opening a screen that keeps track of your vehicle fleet and portable equipment – all in the one place.

5. Increase safety

Safety for your employees and safety for your assets. Asset tracking allows you to quickly find staff’s assets if they become not contactable. The increased accountability can also mean that your equipment is being treated the way they should be.

Whether you’ve got a fleet of vehicles, a contractor workforce, or a range of portable assets Trimble has a range of solutions. Find out more.