How to Use Trimble Business Center 2.81 ED for Survey and Construction Projects
Trimble Business Center (TBC) is a powerful office software for surveyors and contractors that allows you to manage all your survey and construction data within one platform. TBC 2.81 ED is the latest version of the software that offers new features and enhancements to help you streamline your workflows, improve your data quality, and deliver high-accuracy results.
In this article, we will show you how to use TBC 2.81 ED for various survey and construction tasks, such as:
Processing and adjusting GNSS, level, and total station measurements
Creating and editing CAD deliverables
Generating surface and corridor models
Working with point cloud data
Performing specialized workflows such as tunneling, monitoring, mobile mapping, and machine control
Before we begin, you will need to download and install TBC 2.81 ED from the Trimble website. You can also sign up for a 30-day free trial to test the software's capabilities. To activate the software, you will need to sign in with your Trimble Identity (TID) and select the subscription plan that suits your needs.
Processing and Adjusting Measurements
TBC 2.81 ED allows you to import data from various sources, such as GNSS receivers, total stations, levels, scanners, UAVs, and more. You can then process and adjust your measurements using robust tools such as least squares adjustments, network analysis, datum transformations, coordinate systems management, and quality control.
To process and adjust your measurements in TBC 2.81 ED, follow these steps:
Create a new project or open an existing one.
Import your data using the Import command on the Home tab.
Select the data type and browse to the file location.
Click OK to import the data into your project.
Review your data in the Plan View, 3D View, or Spreadsheet View.
To process your GNSS data, use the Process Baselines command on the Survey tab.
Select the baselines you want to process and choose the processing options.
Click OK to process the baselines and view the results in the Baseline Report.
To adjust your network of measurements, use the Adjust command on the Survey tab.
Select the adjustment type (e.g., traverse adjustment, network adjustment) and choose the adjustment options.
Click OK to run the adjustment and view the results in the Adjustment Report.
Creating and Editing CAD Deliverables
TBC 2.81 ED provides you with efficient CAD tools to create and edit various deliverables such as points, lines, curves, polygons, text, dimensions, symbols, hatches, images, and more. You can also customize your drafting templates, styles, layers, colors, units, scales, and annotations to suit your project requirements.
To create and edit CAD deliverables in TBC 2.81 ED, follow these steps:
Select the CAD command you want to use from the CAD tab or the CAD Command Line.
Specify the input parameters such as coordinates, distances, angles, radii, etc.
Click OK or press Enter to create or edit the CAD object.
To modify an existing CAD object, use the Select command on the Home tab or press Ctrl+A.
Select the object you want to modify and use the Properties pane or the Edit commands on the CAD tab to change its properties or geometry. 061ffe29dd