TBC Does That: Ultimate Collection
Did you know that TBC can do that?
Trimble Business Center's field-to-finish survey CAD software helps surveyors deliver high-accuracy GNSS data, create CAD deliverables, and leverage full data traceability throughout a project's lifecycle. We invite you to browse through the quick links below to commonly used functionality:
TBC includes Google Earth tools that allow you to overlay your survey data on a current Google Earth basemap to create a user-friendly visualization for a project. TBC also has built-in background maps and DigitalGlobe imagery to provide a convenient verification of project location.
Surveyors measure land surfaces using a ground coordinate system, and TBC displays survey data in grid coordinates. In case you prefer to work in TBC with ground coordinates, TBC can convert grid to ground with the click of a button.
When doing field work, it can be very helpful to use a georeferenced image as a basemap to better understand the lay of the land and to visually inspect points to ensure they closely match the paper plan or aerial/satellite imagery. We explain how...
Do you find it helpful to have orthophotos showing your job site before, during and after construction? The SX10 scanning total station collects point clouds and images to archives information when surveying a job site; however, if there is an area not covered by an image, or if you’re using a different scanner that doesn’t collect images, you can use TBC to create an orthophoto by converting the point cloud into an image.
Original field observations are always retained in TBC, even after data are processed, filtered, cleaned, and incorporated into final deliverables. For any field data, you can access the complete metadata, including instrument type and height, time and date collected, GNSS satellite condition, total station setup type, and more.
With some upfront work, you can avoid exporting and reformatting when moving data between ArcGIS and Trimble Business Center (TBC). The feature schema you created in ArcGIS is used during field data collection in Trimble Access and throughout project completion in TBC. TBC connects the directories and syncs the data in the schema that you originally chose in ArcGIS.
TBC helps you create projected surfaces along a vertical wall and perform earthwork analysis to detect and monitor the quantitative movement of the wall. Generating cut/fill maps for projected surface allows you to perform change detection over time on structures such as a dam or a building wall.
The power industry must analyze the shape of catenary lines to ensure clearances are adequate regardless of the weather. In TBC, the Best-fit Line command automates the process of drafting catenary power lines in point cloud data.
TBC offers great interoperability with Autodesk Civil3D and offers comprehensive QA/QC tools and CAD functions to clean, process and analyze field data.
Automatically extract ground points from a point cloud to create a new classification group for surface data.
Use machine learning to identify similar objects in a point cloud by recognizing the assigned feature attributes.
Extract street poles and signs from point clouds with partially automatic identification.
Generates an ALTA/NSPS Allowable Relative Tolerance Report to ensure your survey data is in compliance.
Consolidate data collected by many kinds of sensors, such as mobile mapping sensors, terrestrial scanners, drones; integrate raw measurements from GNSS, total stations, and levels.
Synchronize your survey data to the GIS database in Esri ArcMap and ArcGIS Online to facilitate integration.
The “TBC Does That” series, written by the Trimble Business Center (TBC) Team, focuses on the broad range of functionality that TBC delivers to you. Periodically we will release information to help you improve productivity by making the most of TBC’s built-in tools.
We also have a helpful tips section for our existing users on Trimble Community.
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Trimble Geospatial provides Land Surveying, GIS, Scanning, Mobile Mapping, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Forensics professionals with industry leading hardware and software solutions.