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  • All tutorials — Download a single ZIP file containing all of the available tutorials. Note that the ZIP file is quite large and, depending on your Internet connection, may take a while to download. Alternatively, download any of the individual tutorial ZIP files listed below.  Download...

Getting familiar with Trimble Business Center

  • Setting Up a New Project — Set up a new project, select various project settings, and save the project as a template that can be used for other new projects.  Download...
  • Using Spreadsheets, Selection Sets, and COGO Controls — View spreadsheets, create a selection set, and work with COGO controls.  Download...

Importing and processing GNSS data

  • Importing GNSS Data — Import control and static GNSS data into a new project, merge points, and download reference and precise orbit data.  Download...
  • Processing GNSS Baselines — Process baselines from GNSS data that has already been imported into the project.  Download...

Importing total station and level data

  • Importing Total Station Data — Import traverse data collected with a total station into a project that already contains GNSS and level data.  Download...
  • Importing Digital Level Data — This tutorial includes three workflows: (1) import and edit Trimble DiNi level data, (2) Import level data using a custom importer, and (3) import variable row-type level data using a custom importer.  Download...

Performing common workflows

  • Adjusting the Network — Adjust the network for a project that contains GNSS, total station, and level data.  Download...
  • Calibrating a Site — Import grid coordinates for a survey of two water towers, and import RTK data to use for the site calibration. Specify how sideshots in the project are computed, pair up the local control points and GNSS control points, and perform the site calibration.  Download... 
  • Creating and Adjusting Traverses — Create and adjust three traverses that were surveyed in the field as part of the same project.  Download...
  • Importing As-Staked Points — Import points that were staked in the field ("as-staked" points). Review the deltas for the as-staked points and their corresponding design points to ensure the appropriate tolerances were achieved in the field.  Download...
  • Performing Data Prep — Change design data depicting a final grade into intermediate surfaces and objects required to construct the final design.  Download...
  • Creating Custom Reports — Create a custom report template and then use it to run a custom report on data in the tutorial project. Also modify a predefined custom report template.  Download...  

Processing features and working with GIS sources

  • Processing Feature Codes — Process and edit feature codes that have been imported into your project. Then view feature data in the various project views, and export the features as a CAD drawing.  Download...
  • Integrating Survey and GIS Data — Integrate survey and GIS data by first downloading a data schema from a file geodatabase and using it to create a Feature Definition Library (FXL) file. Then process feature data that was collected in the field using the FXL file, and directly upload (write) processed feature data back to the file geodatabase.  Download...
  • Processing TerraSync SSF Data — This tutorial explains how to import a Trimble Standard Storage Format file (.ssf) into TBC, along with an appropriate reference/base station RINEX file, and perform post-processing of the continuous GNSS data to create a trajectory that accurately positions the recorded feature points and line work.  Download...

Working with point clouds

  • Working with Point Clouds — Specify how to render a point cloud region in the graphic views, create additional point cloud regions, selectively clip (hide) and unclip scan points, and use scan points to create a surface and measure a volume.  Download...
  • Creating Projected Surfaces — Create a projected (non-horizontal) surface for each of two point clouds of an exterior building wall that were collected before and after adjacent ground excavation to determine wall movement resulting from the excavation.  Download...
  • Processing Trimble SX10 Data — Import and process data captured with the Trimble SX10 scanning total station that includes two station setups and one scan station located on an unknown position. You will use the Register Scans command to ensure that the scan captured by the scan station is correctly aligned with the overlapping scans from the station setups, resulting in a "rigid" point cloud.  Download...

Using CAD and drafting features

  • Working with Advanced Drafting — Prepare an entire set of construction plans and maps with various drawing elements, such as a border and title block, dynaviews (of plan or cross-section drawings), north arrows, titles, labels, and sheet numbers.  Download...
  • Creating Labels — Create style templates that you will use to create single/multi-line labels and table labels.  Download...
  • Creating COGO Collections and Parcels — Create a COGO collection of linework in your project that you can, optionally, use to create parcels and compute parcel closure.  Download...

Working with aerial photogrammetry

  • Processing Aerial Survey Data — Import ground control points (GCP) names and coordinates and aerial survey data, adjust the aerial photo stations to ensure the highest precision, and create orthomosaic, point cloud, and raster-based digital surface model deliverables.  Download...
  • Processing Trimble UX5 HP Aerial Survey Data — Process survey data collected by a Trimble UX5 HP unmanned aircraft system (UAS) using TBC and Trimble UASMaster.  Download...

Working with corridors and tunnels

  • Working with Corridors — Create a road corridor based on an existing surface and alignment.  Download...
  • Working with Superelevations — Define a superelevation for an alignment used for a curved road.  Download...
  • Creating a Tunnel Design — Create a simple tunnel design in TBC that will familiarize you with all of the elements used to define a tunnel.  Download...
  • Working with Tunnel As-Built Points — Import tunnel as-built points to compare with a tunnel design to generate overbreak and underbreak information in reports and drafting sheet sets.  Download...

Working with machine control

  • Working with Machine Control — Create a set of job site design files that can be downloaded to a Trimble Site Controller (SCS) installed on an earth-moving machine at a job site.  Download...

Working with terrestrial photogrammetry

  • Measuring Points Using Photogrammetry — Make photogrammetry measurements to create points, modify photogrammetry measurements, and view photogrammetry point properties and intersection observations in the Project Explorer, Properties pane, Photo Point Spreadsheet, and various graphic views.  Download...
  • Creating SketchUp Models from Trimble Vision Images — Export Trimble Vision images along with precisely measured points from TBC to Trimble SketchUp where you will use them to create a 3D model.  Download...