In this article we explain how to take photos when using Trimble Access on the new TSC5 data collector. The TSC5 is equipped with a high-resolution 13mp camera, but users accustomed to Trimble’s previous data collectors having cameras (including the TSC3 and TSC7) may notice a significant difference. The TSC5 does not have a dedicated or “shared” camera key on the keyboard!
Let’s face it, sometimes we need to completely uninstall software to make it work better and Trimble Business Center (TBC) is no exception. Maybe it’s because the program is not running correctly or did not install properly. Alternatively, sometimes we just want to “clean-house” and restore default settings to return to a clean state.
In this article we will be looking at a very useful feature in Trimble Business Center (TBC) called Create CAD Points from Scan Points. To quote TBC’s Help menu, this allows you to “…create CAD points with elevations from selected scan points using spatial or random sampling. You can then use the scan-based CAD points to perform various CAD functions in TBC or export them to other systems.”
In this blog article, you can watch a video lesson on how to perform a site calibration using local coordinates in Trimble Access.
This month’s blog includes 10 short videos illustrating some common setup and configuration tasks for the brand-new TSC5 Trimble data collector. This is particularly exciting for us at Allen as the TSC5 is positioned to succeed the venerable TSC3, which has long established itself as a tireless workhorse for many surveying, engineering, and construction companies.
This blog article is about a valuable resource every Trimble Business Center user should know about.
It’s called the “TBC Resources PDF Presentation.” At first glance, you may not realize the full value if you don’t dig down a bit. Make no mistake, this is a treasure chest packed with a bounty of information.
Most Trimble Access users know that there are a variety of specialized report templates built into the Access “Export” options. Examples include Survey, Stakeout and Volume Computation Report among many others.
But did you know you can add more to this list?
In last month’s blog, we discussed “Using the TSC7’s Onboard Camera in Trimble Access.” This month, we’ll transfer our field data and photos to the office PC, then explore how to import and view the media files within Trimble Business Center.
Though often overlooked, most Trimble data collectors have the built-in ability to take quality photographs in the field. This can be extremely valuable for documenting survey data, saving time and increasing productivity by reducing the need for elaborate field notes and descriptions.
In this installment, we will look at how to use the onboard camera in the TSC7 data collector. We’ll also see how these photos can be linked to field measurements made using Trimble Access. In a future post, we will go over how the photos can be imported and viewed in a TBC project, and even included in special exports and deliverables such as Google Earth KMZ files.
View our video where we demonstrate searching, downloading and importing NGS control coordinates using Trimble Business Center’s Internet Download Routine.