Upgrade to TBC – version 3.90 now available

Trimble has announced that Trimble Business Centre 3.90 is now available for download.

This version contains enhancements, as well as resolutions to known issues and is available for download now on the Trimble website.

Improvements in this version include

  • Extract a single point cloud region from multiple features
  • CAD creation commands in the Cutting Plane View
  • Line editing commands in the Cutting Plane View
  • Custom reporting enhancements
  • Point Comparison Report

This version is available to users whose current warranty expiration date is 1 May 2017 or later. In the TBC ribbon, select Support > License Manager to verify your warranty expiration date. If your warranty expires prior to this date and you proceed with the installation, licensed features will not be available. Contact your local UPG office to purchase a warranty extension.

Trimble Business Center version 3.82

Trimble have announced the release of Trimble Business Center (TBC) version 3.82.

This release includes two new features: Cutting Plane View and Plane Definition Manager. Working together these two features allow you to efficiently extract CAD data using user defined planes. They are especially useful in creating section views from non-horizontal objects like building facades and surfaces.

Find out more, and watch the video, on the Trimble Community or download TBC v3.82 from the Trimble website.

In-depth look into Trimble Business Center (TBC)

Surveyors have always used cutting-edge technology. Now that field notes have been replaced by controllers and most of the work is being done in software packages it only makes sense that this software is also cutting edge.

Trimble Business Center (TBC) provides you with the capability to efficiently edit, process, and adjust geospatial data and create deliverables with confidence and is still evolving.

Geospatial Applications Engineer, Chris Power, gives us an in-depth look into TBC in the video below.

Learn more about TBC on the TBC Survey YouTube channel.

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.

Getting the most out of your total station

Did you know that these functions were available in the latest Trimble total stations?

SureScan
Trimble SureScan allows you to collect the right points, not just more points. As you can see in the image below, the traditional scanning technology produces a radial surface, with ever TS-gridincreasing gaps in the data as the measured distance increase, while the SureScan scanning grid produces a more even grid spacing.

This technology is ideal for civil applications such as road surveys, general topography and also volume surveys.

 

 

VISION
Trimble VISION allows surveyors to see what the total station sees through a live video feed from the controller saving you a trip back to the office. You can select targets with just a tap of the controller screen and avoid rework by visually confirming all points have been measured correctly before moving on.

Use the total station imagery to measure points that may be inaccessible, for example roof heights. Take photos from the total station and then measure the lines within Trimble Business Center (TBC).

You can also take a photo using the jigger and use the tools within TBC to make notes on it and save it.

VISION Panorama takes many photos in a frame that you create in Trimble Business Center Advanced. The software can stitched together these images and processed them into a single panorama, which can also be exported as a JPEG, this makes a nice deliverable to provide to customers.

TS-pointsWhen DR shots are taken in the field they can be used to create a virtual plane in TBC. We can then overlay the image on the plane to virtually survey. Features can been identified with corner points created and linework introduced. This process is much quicker than measuring each individual point in the field and saves you time and effort. It is also handy if you have missed any items in the field because it saves you re-work.

Locate2Protect
Trimble Locate2Protect is a geo-locator that allows you to monitor the location and safety of your equipment and staff. It allows you to easily locate your equipment, set geo-fencing, to receive notifications when the equipment moves in or out of this location, and a G Force sensor to provide notifications if the jigger has been dropped.

Locate2Protect is available in Trimble S7 and S9 total stations and can be retrofitted in earlier machines. A subscription fee is required to activate Locate2Protect.

If you’d like to know more about any of these features contact your local UPG office.