Taking Photos with the TSC5 and Trimble Access

Taking Photos with the TSC5 and Trimble Access

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!

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Trimble Business Center: Create CAD Points & Coordinates from Scan Points

Trimble Business Center: Create CAD Points & Coordinates from Scan Points

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.”

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Using the New Trimble TSC5 Paired with Trimble Access

Using the New Trimble TSC5 Paired with 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.
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Using the TSC7 Onboard Camera in Trimble Access

Using the TSC7 Onboard Camera in Trimble Access

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.

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