Upgrade to TBC – version 3.90 now available

Trimble have 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 AllTerra 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.

Trimble Access Aerial Imaging Version 2.2.6 Issues


It has been reported that the Trimble Access Aerial imaging v2.2.6. is causing problems with the Trimble Yuma 2 device where the GNSS positioning is not reported correctly or very slow to update its current position. As this can be a safety issue, we request all customers to not install Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v.2.2.6 on any device until this has been corrected. For customers that have installed Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v.2.2.6, a full roll-back to version 2.2.5 has to be conducted.

For more information please download the product bulletin.

We apologise for this situation and will keep you updated as soon as Trimble Access Aerial Imaging can be updated.

Opportunities and challenges for Surveyors

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the most intriguing opportunities for surveyors to come along in years. This model-based approach combines technologies and processes to support the efficient creation and use of information for building construction and operations. Because of its strong ties to spatial information, BIM offers a familiar landscape and rich possibilities for surveyors and other geospatial professionals, according to Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial.

Read more in this GIM news article.

If you would like to learn more about BIM, or how it could help grow your business get in touch.

Read more about BIM
  Does GIS + BIM = more business for you?

Enabling High Productivity for Indoor Mapping

The Trimble Indoor Mobile 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 imagery 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 all at speeds not possible with traditional laser scanning techniques.

TIMMS truly revolutionises indoor 3D mapping, enabling high-end productivity to give your business the winning edge in indoor mapping.

Where’s the money going to be?

Whether your business is booming, or if you are not experiencing growth, you need to know where your future growth is going to be. In 2016 Ron Bisio, Vice President, Surveying & Geospatial at Trimble, spoke to the Geospatial World Forum His talk covers two where the Geospatial professionals will need to move to stay profitable and successful.

Diversifying
Surveying and Mapping professionals are diversifying their offering to include scanning, mobile mapping and airborne data capture.

Domain-specific activities
Surveying and Mapping professionals are increasingly involved in domain-specific activities that require specific workflows and solutions.

Watch the 16 minute video below to find out more.

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 they 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.

New version of Trimble Pivot available

Trimble has released a new version of the Trimble® Pivot™ Platform software, a modular solution for real-time GNSS infrastructure management, ranging from a single-base GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) to a full Real-Time Network (RTN), serving thousands of end-users worldwide.

Version 3.10 provides improvements to network performance and office and field productivity. The new features and capabilities include:

    • Galileo support: provides access to five GNSS constellations—GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and now Galileo—allowing end-users to expect improved positioning accuracy and fix performance due to the 50 percent increase of accessible satellites;
    • GPS L5 support: utilises all available L5 third-frequency GPS observations to enable end users to further improve field productivity;
    • Code Bias Calibration client and server improvements: provides a higher availability of network-modeled RTK corrections to allow field users to reduce dependency on station biases;
    • Sparse Network: supports Galileo and BeiDou. Sparse Network, a Trimble technology, enables RTN operators to achieve the benefits of a full network-processed GNSS constellation even if the network is not fully covered with multi-constellation CORS.
    • Dynamic Station Coordinates (DSC) module improvements: minimises the impact of erroneous reference station coordinates to improve system performance.

“Accessibility to the Galileo constellation and the addition of the L5 third-frequency observations in particular, makes the Pivot Platform significantly more versatile to improve functionality and performance for end users in the field,” said Mark Richter, director of marketing for Advanced Positioning Division at Trimble.

The Trimble Pivot Platform version 3.10 is now available. Customers with a valid software maintenance agreement receive the new version at no additional cost. For more information, visit http://www.trimble.com/rtn or contact your local office.

Trimble Access version 2017.00 now available

Trimble has released a new version of Trimble Access. Version 2017.00 includes support for even more total stations and receivers and a number of customers 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 has 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.