Latest release notes and readme updates

  • TBC 5.32 ReadMe — This English-only document includes all bugs and enhancements included with the TBC v5.32 release in August 2020. View...

Version-specific notes

  • v5.32 Workflow Matrix (August 2020) - Get an overview of the workflows and routines supported in each of TBC v5.32's editions and modules in this bulletin.  View...  
  • v5.32 Command Matrix (August 2020) - Find what edition or module each command is licensed to in TBC v5.32 with this bulletin. Disclaimer: Trimble reserves the right to change the licensing or make corrections to the program at any time through an update to Trimble Business Center and or a correction to this list. No guarantees are implied and you should confirm licensing details with your Geospatial Distribution Partner before purchasing.  View...

Product bulletins and Support notes

  • Trimble Software: A Guide to Getting the Best Performance with Large Data Sets (July 2020) - Trimble’s suite of software for surveyors offers an array of functionality that saves time and produces high quality deliverables; however, very large data sets can prevent the user from maximizing the full potential of the software. With some pre-planning, the most advantageous configuration of computers and storage devices can be selected to facilitate the transfer and processing of large data sets. View...
  • Convert TGO Project command - End of Life Announcement (June 2020) - The Convert TGO Project command used to migrate data from TGO to TBC will be sunset effective September of 2020. Please read the attached document in the link provided to see further details. View...
  • TBC Mobile Mapping MX9 Best Practices v3 (May 2020) - Use the following tips and guidelines to best collect, prepare, and process MX9 mobile mapping data in Trimble Business Center (TBC) v5.30 and later. TBC Survey Advanced edition with Mobile Mapping and MM MX9 Laser Correction modules are required.  This version revised for calibration routines.  View...
  • Understanding and Applying Scale Factors in Scanning Workflows in TBC (May 2020) -This white paper explains the concept and need for scale factors across multiple survey sensors and how TBC brings each together into a single project.  View...
  • Comparing TBC + TRW for Scanning Workflows (May 2020) -This bulletin showcases the different features of TBC and TRW for scanning workflows and will help you decide which software to utilize on your next scanning project. View...
  • Licensing changes for v5.30 (April 2020) - In previous versions, both Extract Ground and Classify Regions were licensed to the Scanning module. In v5.30, the Extract Ground command is licensed to the Aerial Photogrammetry module. View...
  • Publish to Trimble Clarity from TBC (December 2019) - TBC v5.20 and later support direct publishing of survey and point cloud data to Trimble Clarity - Trimble's web-based geospatial data viewer and platform. Use this Support Note to help troubleshoot any issues in the publishing process.  View...  
  • TBC Road Strings Export (August 2019) - The Trimble Access Road Strings exporter is recommended for complex or detailed road corridor models when ready for staking in Trimble Access Roads.  Read this bulletin for more information.  View...
  • GPS Week Number Rollover - April 2019 (March 2019) - This Support Bulletin describes the GPS Week Number Rollover (WNRO) event to occur on April 6, 2019.  Trimble has released a comprehensive bulletin describing how the WNRO impacts Trimble products.  View Trimble-wide bulletin...  
  • Trimble Macro Language FAQ (November 2018) - TBC v5.00 introduces the ability to write custom commands with IronPython scripting language. This document provides answers to some of the most common questions regarding the newly released Trimble Macro Language capabilities in TBC v5.00.  View...  
  • Modernized Approaches for GNSS Baseline Processing White Paper (September 2018) - Launched with v4.00, TBC includes a new dedicated processor for static GNSS baseline processing.  This white paper describes the new engine's improvements, from dynamically selecting processing modes based on the data, incorporating extended tropospheric modeling, optimizing the epoch processing interval, and more.  View...  
  • New SSF Post-Processing Workflow (April 2018) — TBC v4.10 GIS Module and later versions can post-process SSF files.  This workflow bulletin describes the steps to import, process, report, and use SSF data in TBC.  View...  
  • New Static GNSS Baseline Processing Engine (January 2018) — After more than three years in development, TBC v4.00 introduced a new static GNSS Baseline Processing engine that improves accuracy and results in more fixed solutions for all baseline lengths. The new engine also supports three frequency post-processing, mixed-signal post-processing, and all IGS precise product corrections needed for ITRF support.  View...  
  • Working with Point Clouds in Trimble Business Center  (November 2017) — This bulletin explains the differences between working with point clouds in TBC and Trimble RealWorks® software as of November 2017, and how to work with point cloud data from multiple sources like terrestrial and aerial hardware in TBC.  View...  
  • Stamp Worthy Data (November 2017) — TBC is the best way to manage, process, clean, and prepare your survey data for Civil 3D.  View...  
  • Terramodel Equivalent Commands in TBC (October 2014) — If you are interested in how your old Terramodel commands translate into TBC, view this document.  Benefits of using TBC instead of Terramodel are also highlighted.  View...

Technical notes

View and download the latest PDF TBC Tech Sheets, which include product features, supported workflows, and system requirements:


    Tips of the Week Publications

    The TBC Team has combined each Tip of the Week into a single document for your reference and quick access.  The entries are organized by topic, making it easy to find useful information.  There are more than 70 tips included, each since the project was started in January 2017.  For the new weekly tips, check out the Tips of the Week blog.