Table of Contents Release Notes.......................................................................................................................................................1 Corporate Office......................................................................................................................................1 Product Information.................................................................................................................................1 Trimble Access Latest Release................................................................................................................7 Trimble Access Previous Releases........................................................................................................10 Other Information..................................................................................................................................20 Documentation.......................................................................................................................................21
Release Notes Corporate Office Trimble Navigation Limited Engineering Construction Group 5475 Kellenburger Road Dayton, Ohio 45424-1099 U.S.A. www.trimble.com Copyright and Trademarks (c) 2009, Trimble Navigation Limited. All rights reserved. Trimble, the Globe and Triangle logo, Terramodel, and TSC2 are trademarks of Trimble Navigation Limited, registered in the United States and in other countries. Access, GX, Link, Trimble Geomatics Office, Trimble Total Control, TRIMMARK, and VX are trademarks of Trimble Navigation Limited. RealWorks is a registered trademark of Mensi SA. Microsoft, ActiveSync, Windows, and Windows Mobile are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Trimble Navigation Limited is under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This document is for informational purposes only. Trimble makes no warranties, expressed or implied, in this document. Release Notice This is the November 2009 release (Revision A) of the Trimble Access Release Notes. It applies to version 1.3.0 of the Trimble Access software.
Product Information This section contains information about the TrimbleÂŽ Accessâ„˘ system version 1.3.0. The Trimble Access software provides a collection of survey tools for use in the field, and web-based
services for the office and in the field. These applications may be installed on the controller (Trimble CU, TSC2®, or Trimble Tablet), the office computer, or on servers hosted by Trimble, depending on the parts you have purchased. These Release Notes encompass the two basic systems: • Trimble Access for the Trimble CU and TSC2 controller This includes applications such as; General Survey, Roads, Tunnels, Internet setup, and AccessSync. For detailed information, refer to the General Survey Help. Note - The help is also provided on www.trimble.com as a downloadable PDF document, which you can search or print. • Trimble Access for the Trimble Tablet controller This includes applications such as; General Scanning, Volumes, and DTM.
New controllers Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers The controller operating system and base software are installed. You must use the Trimble Access Installation Manager to install additional applications and the license(s). Trimble Tablet controller The operating system is not installed. Turn on the controller to install the Windows® operating system and then apply Windows updates. Then install the Trimble Access Installation Manager, which in turn installs the applications and license(s).
Installing the Trimble Access Installation Manager for the first time Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers - install onto the office computer: 1. On the office computer, enter www.trimble.com/taim into the Internet browser and then click Downloads / Trimble Access Installation Manager. 2. Click Run and then follow the instructions in the installation wizard to download the Installation Manager onto the computer. 3. On the office computer, click Start / Programs / Trimble Access Installation Manager and then connect the controller to the computer using Microsoft® ActiveSync® technology or the Windows Mobile® Device Center. The Installation Manager is installed on the computer and is then ready to update the software on the controller. Note - For the installation of applications to run smoothly we recommend you have the latest windows updates and service packs installed. Trimble Tablet controller - install onto the controller:
1. Turn on the controller to install the Windows operating system and then install the latest Windows updates. 2. On the controller, enter www.trimble.com/taim into the Internet browser and then click Downloads / Trimble Access Installation Manager. 3. Click Run and then follow the instructions in the installation wizard to download the Installation Manager onto the controller. 4. On the controller, select Start / All Programs / Trimble Access Installation Manager. The Installation Manager is installed and is then ready to update the software on the controller.
Updating the software on the controller If you previously installed the Trimble Access Installation Manager software, you do not need to reinstall it. When you run the Installation Manager, it connects to the Internet and automatically updates. Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers: 1. Connect the computer to the Internet and then start the Trimble Access Installation Manager software. 2. Wait for the Trimble Access Installation Manager to update itself. 3. Connect the controller to the office computer using ActiveSync technology or the Windows Mobile Device Center and then select the additional applications, including language, to install. Click Start. Note - Languages that are already on the controller are automatically selected for re-installation when you upgrade the controller. You cannot deselect these. If you do not wish to install these languages, use the Remove Programs function on the controller to remove the existing languages before upgrading the controller. To do this: On a TSC2: 1. Tap [Start / Settings / System / Remove Programs]. 2. Select the program to remove and then tap [Remove]. On a Trimble CU: 1. Tap [Start / Settings / Control Panel / Remove Programs]. 2. Select the program to remove and then tap [Remove]. Trimble Tablet controller: 1. Connect the controller to the Internet and then start the Trimble Access Installation Manager software. 2. Wait for the Trimble Access Installation Manager to update itself. 3. Select the additional applications, including language, to install. Click Start.
Am I entitled to this version? To run Trimble Access software version 1.3.0, you must have a valid warranty agreement. Currently, every user has a standard 12-month warranty and is entitled to this update at no charge.
When you upgrade to version 1.3.0 using the Trimble Access Installation Manager, a new license file is downloaded to your device. For further information on how to install or update your software and license file, refer to the help file in the Trimble Access Installation Manager.
Trimble Solution Improvement Program The Trimble Solution Improvement Program collects information about how you use Trimble programs and about some of the problems you may encounter. Trimble uses this information to improve the products and features you use most often, to help you to solve problems, and to better meet your needs. Participation in the program is strictly voluntary. If you select to participate, a software program is installed on your computer. Every time that you connect your controller to this computer using ActiveSync technology or the Windows Mobile Device Center, the Trimble Access software generates a log file that is automatically sent to the Trimble server. The file includes data on what the Trimble equipment is being used for, what software functions are popular in specific geographical regions, and how often problems occur in Trimble products that Trimble can correct. At any time, you can uninstall the Trimble Solution Improvement Program. If you no longer wish to participate in the Trimble Solution Improvement Program go to Add or Remove programs on your computer and remove the software. Note - The Trimble Solution Improvement Program is not available with Trimble Tablet installations.
Converting job and style files and transferring data after an upgrade Note - This does not apply to Trimble Tablet controller installations. During the upgrade of applications on the controller, all existing \Trimble Data files on the controller are downloaded to the office computer. When required, they are converted so that they are compatible with the new applications and then they are transferred back onto the controller. During installation, new versions of files such as the predefined ASCII import and export formats are installed on the controller. If you created new custom import or export formats, or modified and renamed the existing formats, these files are also reinstalled on the controller during the upgrade/installation of the new applications. If you modified the predefined formats and saved them with the same name, they are replaced when you upgrade the controller. The downloaded files still exist on your office computer. If you create new formats or customize the predefined formats, Trimble recommends that you save the files with a new name. Use the Trimble Data Transfer utility or ActiveSync technology to transfer these files back onto the controller once the upgrade is complete. Note - You cannot copy old jobs onto the controller for the General Survey software to convert on-the-fly. The files are backed up in the following locations:
Office computer operating system Windows NT/2000/XP Windows Vista®
Backup location C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp\<controller serial number>-TA\<Timestamp> C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Temp\<controller serial number>-TA\<Timestamp>
Note - You can upgrade a controller with Trimble Survey Controller files, and these are converted to General Survey files. When the files are installed on the controller, they are initially saved to a folder called [UpgradedFromTrimbleSurveyController]. When you first run Trimble Access and log into the controller, this folder is renamed to the user name you logged in with.
Using Trimble Access software version 1.3.0 with other Trimble products Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers Trimble Access software version 1.3.0 communicates best with the software and hardware products shown below. The software can also communicate with any version later than that shown. Trimble software Trimble Geomatics Office™ Trimble Business Center Trimble RealWorks® Survey Trimble 4D Control Trimble Link™ (AutoCAD Civil and Civil 3D 2009) Trimble Data Transfer Trimble Total Control™ Terramodel®
Version 1.63 2.11 6.22 1.10 4.0.1 1.47 2.73 10.50
Trimble receiver Version Trimble R8 GNSS 4.11 Trimble R6 4.11 Trimble R4 4.11 5800 II 4.11 Trimble R7 GNSS 4.11 Trimble R5 4.11 5700 II 4.11 Trimble R8 2.32 5800 2.32 Trimble R7 2.32 5700 2.32
Trimble Instrument Trimble VXâ„˘ Spatial Station Trimble S3 total station Trimble S6 total station Trimble S8 total station Trimble 5600 Series Trimble ATS Trimble M3
Version R11.0.80 M1 R11.0.80 R11.2.4 696-03.08 696-03.08 1.10
Note - Trimble instrument firmware is available on www.trimble.com. Trimble Tablet controller Trimble Access software version 1.3.0 communicates best with the software and hardware products shown below. The software can also communicate with any version later than that shown. Trimble software Version Trimble RealWorks Survey 6.3 The Trimble GX Standard and Advanced 3D Scanner firmware is integrated with the Trimble Access software. When the controller connects to the scanner, it checks the instrument firmware and prompts you to upgrade to the latest version, if required.
Updating office software Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers When you upgrade to version 1.3.0, you must also update your office software. These updates are required if you need to import your General Survey jobs into Trimble office software such as Trimble Business Centre. When you upgrade the controller using the Trimble Access Installation Manager, the office software on the computer that has Trimble Access Installation Manager installed is also upgraded. To upgrade other computers that were not used to update the controller, install the Trimble Access Installation Manager onto each computer. If you use the Trimble Data Transfer utility, you must have version 1.47 or later. You can install the Data Transfer utility from www.trimble.com/datatransfer.shtml. In addition to Data Transfer version 1.47, you must run the Update Office software step. If the computer already has Data Transfer version 1.47, you do not need to re-install Data Transfer, but you must run the Update Office software step to install the latest file converters. Trimble Tablet controller There is no office software to update with Trimble Tablet installations.
Trimble Access Latest Release Trimble Access System version 1.3.0, November 2009 Monitoring version 1.00 - NEW SPECIALIZED APPLICATION Surveyors looking for a fast entry to deformation monitoring can take advantage of the newest specialized application for the Trimble Access software suite. Like other streamlined workflows for Trimble Access, the Monitoring module guides surveyors through a step-by-step process that makes setup, data collection, and reporting faster. The specialized application for the Monitoring software extends the functionality of the Trimble Access software to expedite data collection for monitoring applications. The workflow is streamlined for regular (but not necessarily continuous) control and deformation surveys. You can: • Easily set up a station. • Measure the backsight and all foresight targets and save their details to the job for subsequent site visits. • Define measurement parameters such as epoch interval and tolerance. • View reports of movement above the specified tolerance - there is no need for major analysis in the field. • View information on the measurement session while still in the field and then output reports that compare known coordinates with measurements over time. • Import the JobXML file into Trimble office software, such as Trimble Business Center or Trimble 4D Control, for further processing. The Trimble Access menu Login Offline now happens automatically. To log in online, tap the login bar at the top of the Trimble Access menu. Known issues: Resolved Login Online now automatically connects to the Internet when there is a valid connection created through the Internet setup. Your login status is now retained after a failed Internet connection. General Survey version 1.11 New features General Survey, Roads and Tunnels now leaves the Survey Core application running when they are 'shut down'. This ends the survey and shuts down all windows but leaves the Survey Core application in memory, ready to restart quickly. To shut down the application completely, shut down
Trimble Access. Configuring the TDL450 radio to use the TRIMMARK 3 protocol is now supported. Coordinate System database updates: ♦ Australia - GDA datum transformations and ACT Standard Grid Co-ordinates zone definitions ♦ China - datum transformation and 3 degree zone definitions ♦ Greece - datum transformation and zone definitions ♦ Iceland - zone definition ♦ Jamaica - datum transformations and zone definitions ♦ Netherlands - datum transformation and zone definition ♦ New Zealand - datum transformations and zone definitions False Easting and false Northing values of up to 100000000 are now supported. New Custom ASCII export style sheets You can access new and updated Custom Export Style Sheets from: www.trimble.com/tsc_ts.asp?Nav=Collection-32914 Known issues: Resolved Bluetooth® connection to Trimble GNSS receivers is now faster. NTRIP v1.0 can now be forced on. Select the Use NTRIP v1.0 check box when you configure the NTRIP settings. In previous versions of the software, the system would automatically revert to NTRIP version 1.0 if NTRIP version 2.0 was not supported, but there were situations where this fall-back system failed when certain casters issued a combination or version 1.0 and version 2.0 messages. Decimal symbol set to comma (configured in the controller's Regional settings) no longer creates the problem where you cannot access Units and Cogo settings. Instrument functions now better updates the button state when you configure multiple instrument function settings one after the other. Application errors You should no longer see occasional application errors when you do the following: ♦ Import a fixed format DC or SC file. Tip - Install the Trimble Solution Improvement Program when upgrading your controller. Trimble has identified and resolved several of these issues after receiving log files from customers. Other changes
Field text and highlighting is now colored appropriately to make it more easily readable. ♦ DXF layer selection is now easier to see. ♦ Highlighted fields are now easier to see. ♦ Progress bars are now easier to see. ♦ The font in the screen titles is now larger. ♦ Asian languages no longer use a bold font in the screen titles, which now makes fine characters easier to read. The Advanced Geodetic check box has been moved from Settings / Options to General Survey / Jobs / Properties of job / Cogo settings. The GNSS surveying and TS surveying check boxes have been moved from Settings / Options to Settings / Connect / Survey styles / Options. Roads version 1.11 There are no changes in this release. Tunnels version 1.11 Known issues: Resolved The List button in the Start station or End station fields of Key in Tunnel / Setout positions now displays the Station list. Settings version 1.10 Settings applications such as Connect, Feature libraries, and Language are more responsive, somewhat faster, and there is less screen flicker when you switch between Settings applications. Auto-connect to devices is now supported by Settings. This allows you to auto-connect to the GNSS receiver and configure the internal radio settings. Known issues: Resolved Decimal symbol set to comma (configured in the controller's Regional settings) no longer creates the problem where you cannot access Units and Cogo settings. Other changes The Advanced Geodetic check box has been moved from Settings / Options to General Survey / Jobs / Properties of job / Cogo settings. The GNSS surveying and TS surveying check boxes have been moved from Settings / Options to Settings / Connect / Survey styles / Options. AccessSync version 1.23
Folder displayed twice: An occasional problem has been fixed where a folder name appeared to be displayed twice, but was actually a second incorrectly displayed folder. Your login status is now automatically reinstated after a lost Internet connection is regained. GNSS Forecast version 1.03 Known issues: Resolved You should no longer see invalid latitude and longitude positions. You should no longer see an application error when using negative time zones. Internet Setup version 1.03 There are no changes in this release. Other changes The Service provider XML file format has been updated. Trimble Access Drive version 8.23 There are no changes in this release. Trimble Connected Community The Trimble Connected Community is installed on Trimble-hosted servers, and new features and updates may go live at any time. For information on other changes, go to the tccsupport site on the Trimble Connected Community.
Trimble Access Previous Releases Trimble Access System version 1.2.0, September 2009 General Survey version 1.10 New features Trimble R4 and R5 GNSS receivers are now supported. TDL 450L radios are now supported. NTRIP version 2.0 is now supported. NTRIP version 2 includes improvements to the original standard. The General Survey
software now supports the following NTRIP version 2 features: NTRIP 2.0 feature
Advantages over 1.0 Addresses proxy server issues. Full HTTP compatibility Supports virtual hosts using the "Host directive". Reduces data processing time. Chunked transfer encoding More robust data checking. Trimble S3 total stations are now supported. Auto focus is now available in more functions throughout the General Survey software. When Auto focus is enabled, the instrument automatically focuses whenever it turns to a point during Station setup, Station setup plus, Resection, Station elevation, Measure rounds, Measure topo, Stakeout, and Turn to. Notes ◊ Auto focus is available only on an Auto focus-calibrated Trimble VX Spatial Station and Trimble S8 total station with instrument firmware R11.0.76 or later. ◊ New instruments are shipped with Auto focus calibrated in the factory. When upgrading from an older version of the instrument firmware, you must first calibrate Auto focus using the Adjustment / Autofocus calib. function on the instrument face 2 display. ◊ To enable Auto focus, select the Auto focus check box from Instruments / Instrument settings. Compensator calibration for a Trimble VX Spatial Station or Trimble S Series total station. The General Survey software can now perform this calibration when the controller is connected robotically to the instrument. Service information. You can now check when your instrument is next due for a service. To check when the instrument is due for the next service, tap Instrument / Instrument settings / Service. Note - Service information is available only when using firmware version R10.0.58 or later. Customers upgrading to R10.0.58 will not have service information available until after the instrument has been serviced at an authorized Trimble Service provider. For more information, contact your local Trimble dealer. Instrument Functions icons on the Trimble 5600, Trimble VX Spatial Station and Trimble S Series total station have been updated to make them easier to see and use. Some buttons within Instrument Functions have different states. If the button is highlighted in yellow, the function is enabled. Field text and highlighting is now colored appropriately to make it more easily readable.
Seven parameter transformations are now supported. The Seven parameter transformation type is a 3D transformation that allows you to select up to 20 identical point pairs to compute a best fit transformation between the database grid points and the local grid coordinates for the same positions. A seven parameter transformation will provide a better solution than a Helmert transformation if the two coordinate systems are not defined with respect to the same horizontal plane. Stakeout delta display is split into two controls so that you can configure one default for point stakeout and another default for arc, line, alignment, and road stakeout. For example, this enables you to set Go in and Go out display for point stakeout, and Stationing and Offset display for line stakeout and then switch between the stakeout methods without needing to reconfigure the display setting each time. Triangle solutions can now be computed. You can use keyed-in data to calculate a triangle by various methods. You can then view the results as both text and graphics and then store the results in the database. Arc solutions can now be computed. You can use keyed-in data to calculate arc solutions when two parts of the arc are known. You can then view the results as both text and graphics and then store the results in the database. Points projected perpendicular on to a line or arc from another point can now be stored to the General Survey database. Compute distance had three Cogo methods that allowed the calculation of a distance between two points and the distance from a point to a line or an arc. Compute distance has been removed from the Cogo menu, but is still available from the Calculator. The Between two points method computes a horizontal distance between two points and can be computed using Cogo / Compute inverse. The Between point and line and Between point and arc methods have been replaced with two new methods available from Cogo / Compute point; Project point to line and Project point to arc. These new methods allow for the storage of the perpendicular intersection point. Corner angles are now computed when using the following compute azimuth methods: Bisected azimuths, Bisected corner, and Azimuth to line offset. Alignment stakeout now supports Offsets, Construction offsets, and editing the Design elevation. Units and Cogo settings are now available from Job properties. File upgrades from the Trimble Survey Controller software are now supported. When you upgrade a controller with the Trimble Survey Controller software installed to Trimble Access, the files are also upgraded. These upgraded files can be used by General Survey, Roads and Tunnels.
Known issues: Resolved Echo sounder depths are now correctly stored when measuring Continuous topo GNSS points with either the Fixed distance, Time and distance and Time or distance methods. Integrated surveys no longer automatically switch to GNSS survey mode when initialization status messages appear during a conventional survey. Use last now retains the correct orientation after the controller unexpectedly shuts down. GPS Search and Integrated Surveys. When using a Trimble survey grade GNSS receiver in an integrated survey with a job that has a projection and datum defined, an accurate relationship between the GNSS positions and local positions already exists using the Coordinate system definition, and GPS search is ready as soon as the Station setup is complete. In previous versions of the software, this did not always work when using a Geoid model. Measure backsight, and Offset and Stakeout directions check boxes are now displayed correctly. The True height and Bottom notch target label is now correctly displayed on measure forms. In previous versions of the software when switching between a target configured to true height and a target configured to bottom notch the label displayed on the measure form could get 'out of sync'. Angle offset measurement in fixed scale Resection and Station Setup Plus where the fixed scale is not 1.0 now works correctly. The Cut and Fill displayed in the map is now updated immediately after a target height change. DXF arcs within a block are now drawn. DXF redraw is now much faster when zoomed in close on a DXF file. Null elevation values in DXF files, for example -9999.999, can now be specified. Linked CSV file message. You no longer see an error message about a linked file from a previous job that could not be linked when creating a new job in a different folder. Custom ASCII Import and Transformations. Assigning a transformation while importing points in a custom ASCII file now works correctly. Initialization lost messages no longer appear when you first start a survey. Initialization can now be maintained when roving with four GNSS satellites during a postprocessed kinematic (PPK) survey. Changing Base radio mode. When changing the Base radio modes, the frequency no longer automatically defaults to the first in the list, unless the previously-selected frequency is no longer available.
Multistation RTCM when using internal GSM dial-in now works correctly. Enfora card PIN numbers are now correctly sent to the modem in a Dial-in survey. Field derived (FD) GNSS base records in the DC file are now correctly stored as coordinates. Starting an RTK with WAAS survey now correctly enables the WAAS satellites. Broadcast RTCM Grid files (*.rtd) associated with jobs in project folders can now be downloaded and converted using the Trimble Data Transfer utility. Broadcast RTCM Grid files (*.rtd) are now reloaded onto the controller when jobs within project folders are upgraded. Redial base data corrections. You can now successfully redial base data corrections for a connection involving a Bluetooth® device that is no longer switched on or is out of Bluetooth range. Continuous Offsets are no longer available in a GNSS survey in a No projection / No datum or a Scale Only job. A full coordinate system definition is required to convert the WGS-84 observations to Grid for the offset calculations. No projection / No datum and Scale Only jobs do not meet this requirement. The following improvements have been made to standard Trimble style sheets: ♦ The Survey Report style sheet no longer applies the distance conversion factor to the RMS values. ♦ The Line - Stake markup and Arc - Stake markup style sheets now have the design elevation labeled as the design elevation, not the V.Offset. When staking one of the following, you can no longer store multiple positions after losing lock to the prism: ♦ Lines by Stake option To the line or Slope from line ♦ Arcs by Stake option To the arc or Slope from arc Application errors You should no longer see occasional application errors when you do the following: ♦ Start Measure codes. ♦ Exit Rounds. ♦ Store and reorient to the backsight point after you deleted all the F1 and F2 observations to another point within the same station setup. ♦ Use the Filter in Point Manager. ♦ Key in Arc. ♦ Import fixed format files into a new job. ♦ Select or display a DXF file where the DXF file that was originally attached to the job was replaced by another file of the same name. ♦ Display a DXF file containing a spline without control points.
♦ Perform a station setup with GPS Search enabled. ♦ Start an Internet rover survey. ♦ Losing the connection to the GNSS receiver. ♦ Open the GNNS position screen while creating a new job. ♦ Stake a point with a DTM displayed in the map during a data logging survey. ♦ End an RTK and data logging survey when the Duplicate point out of tolerance form was displayed. Tip - Install the Trimble Solution Improvement Program when upgrading your controller. Trimble has identified and resolved several of these issues after receiving log files from customers. Roads version 1.10 New features The Station interval can now be defined immediately before you survey Trimble and LandXML roads. Known issues: Resolved Tangency of horizontal alignment elements is now respected when importing roads from the Trimble Business Center software. LandXML file to Trimble Road file conversions now include CrossSectPnt elements with offset elevation values when the delta offset or delta elevation from the previous element is 0. When you measure a point using Position on road from the cross section view, the correct point is now stored regardless of where you are when you tap Store. In previous versions of the software if you accepted a position but then moved before storing the position, the position at the time you tapped Store was saved, and not the position at the time you tapped Accept. Position on road no longer allows you to store multiple positions after losing lock to the prism. LandXML files with vertical alignments containing vertical circular curves with negative radii are now supported. Some LandXML files with vertical points of intersection (VPIs) at the start and end of the vertical curve, display an error when the road is saved as an RXL file or is staked out. This is caused by rounding errors that result in overlapping vertical curves. These VPIs are not required and are no longer considered when the file is saved as an RXL file and when the road is staked out. You should no longer see occasional application errors when you do the following: ♦ Tap the plan view icon while browsing a cross section element at review road. ♦ When the length of the road and the station interval result in too many cross sections. Tunnels version 1.10
New features A Rotation can now be applied to a tunnel template. The rotation pivot position can be around the centerline or a position defined by a horizontal and vertical offset from the centerline. The station interval can now be defined immediately before you survey by Auto scan or Set out. Position in tunnel functionality enables a position to be measured relative to a tunnel. Deltas reported include: Station and underbreak, Station and overbreak, horizontal and vertical offsets, and northing, easting, and elevation. Scan zones can now be defined enabling obstacles such as ventilation shafts to be excluded from the scan. Known issues: Resolved Selecting Report with no job selected now opens the Select job screen. If there is no job available, the New job screen appears. You should no longer see occasional application errors when you do the following: â™Ś Review a tunnel from the Define menu while surveying a tunnel. Other changes Manual measure functionality is now available only from the tap and hold menu at Auto scan. Settings version 1.10 Units and Cogo settings are moved from Settings into the Job properties of General Survey, Roads, and Tunnels. AccessSync version 1.22 File transfer now provides more status information, and is faster. Internet Setup version 1.01 New features The mobile network operators list, that is stored in the ServiceProviders.xml file, has been updated to include settings for many additional operators around the world. Known issues: Resolved The hangup button is now available when it should be.
Sharing a Bluetooth enabled device on a Trimble CU controller between applications to provide Internet connectivity should no longer result in the [Failed to register BT device] message appearing. Cellular modem errors are now handled better. You should no longer see occasional application errors when you do the following: ♦ When a connection attempt involving a mobile phone connected to the controller using a cable conflicts with the auto connect function in General Survey.
Trimble Access System version 1.1.0, August 2009 The Trimble Access menu The Trimble Access menu is new for the Trimble Tablet controller and the Trimble Access system version 1.1.0. If you use a Trimble CU or TSC2 controller, there is no change. General Scanning version 1.0 (Tablet controller only) General Scanning enables you to control the Trimble GX Standard and Advanced 3D scanners with a Trimble Tablet controller. When you define the scan parameters, the scanner acquires the point and image data, which is then stored on the controller. You can then process the data directly in the field (Trimble GX Advanced only, and if you installed one of the application modules described below) or use the RealWorks Survey office software back in the office. General Scanning continues the Trimble Access tradition of intuitive guided workflow. Main features: Framing • Classic rectangular and polygon framing • Classic framing-on-panorama or framing-on-3D-view • Framing by overlaying 3D in video and panorama (NEW) Scan parameter settings These now include: • SureScan technology (available with the Trimble GX Advanced Scanner) • An option to define angular resolution based on the time left to scan • On-demand image capture • Real-time point visualization in 3D with various rendering options • Single point measurement on the video • Pause/resume scan Station setup
• Classic surveyor workflows to perform a traverse • Classic free registration • Bundle adjustment Volumes version 1.0 (Tablet controller only) The Volumes application guides you through configuring the scan resolution, data acquisition, and processing phases, and provides suitable default settings. Once the point cloud is collected, the application generates the volume report in the field and then transfers the report to the Trimble Connected Community using Trimble Access Drive. Note - The Volumes application can be used only with the Trimble GX Advanced Scanner. DTM version 1.0 (Tablet controller only) The DTM application guides you through configuring the scan resolution, data acquisition, and processing phases, and provides suitable default settings. Once the point cloud is collected, the application generates the DTM (DWG, DGN, LandXML, or KMZ) in the field and then transfers the DTM to the Trimble Connected Community using Trimble Access Drive. Note - The DTM application can be used only with the Trimble GX Advanced Scanner. Settings version 1.0 (Tablet controller only) There is a new Settings application for the Trimble Tablet controller. If you use a Trimble CU or TSC2 controller, there is no change Trimble Access Drive version 8.23 There are no changes in this release. Trimble Connected Community The Trimble Connected Community is installed on Trimble-hosted servers, and new features and updates may go live at any time. If you use the Trimble Access software, the following significant changes may be of interest. For information on other changes, go to the tccsupport site on the Trimble Connected Community. Email your files to the field using a new filespace administration feature. This feature is available only in Enterprise Trimble Connected Community organizations. You can email files to the Trimble Connected Community filespaces and directly to the "To the field" folder, which means that you can then transfer the files to the controller through the AccessSync service. To enable this feature, select Administration / Manage Filespaces. Select the filespace that you want to email files to and click Edit selected Filespace. Select the Enable Mail Into Folder option on the filespace. Email the files to <organization shortname>.<site shortname>.<username>.To%20the%20Field@tccfile.com.
Trimble Access site layout is updated to improve visibility on all screen resolutions. The Filespace Viewer gizmo and Forum gizmo are now both full-screen width and have their own pages. New login page at www.myconnectedsite.com For information on other changes, log in to the Trimble Connected Community and go to the TCCCentral site: www.myconnectedsite.com/site/tcc/tccsite, and then click on What's New in TCC?
Trimble Access System version 1.0.1, May 2009 The Trimble Access menu Translations: This application is now available in the following languages; Chinese, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Netherlands, Portugues, Russian and Svenska. File Explorer: Is renamed Files. Internet Explorer: Is renamed Internet. Using the keyboard: You can now use the TAB key to access the bottom row of application icons. General Survey version 1.01 There are no changes in this release. Roads version 1.01 There are no changes in this release. Tunnels version 1.01 There are no changes in this release. Settings version 1.01 There are no changes in this release. AccessSync version 1.21 Translations: This application is now available in the following languages; Chinese, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Netherlands, Portugues, Russian and Svenska. AccessSync transfer history: You can now access more details about the AccessSync file transfer history: Tap in the status area at the bottom of the AccessSync screen. GNSS Forecast version 1.01
Translations: This application is now available in the following languages; Chinese, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Netherlands, Portugues, Russian and Svenska. Here button: You can now tap the Here button to complete the Latitude and Longitude fields and receive a GNSS forecast for your current position. Internet Setup version 1.01 Translations: This application is now available in the following languages; Chinese, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Netherlands, Portugues, Russian and Svenska. APN list updates: Service provider information is now available for over 45 different countries to help you easily configure a cellular Internet connection on a controller. If your service provider details are still not provided in the drop-down list, you can manually configure them. Further updates are now available for the service provider information for Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Trimble Access Drive version 8.23 There are no changes in this release. Trimble Connected Community The Trimble Connected Community is installed on Trimble-hosted servers, and new features and updates may go live at any time. If you use the Trimble Access software, the following significant changes may be of interest. For information on other changes, go to the tccsupport site on the Trimble Connected Community. New training videos are now available from the Help page on the Trimble Access Home site. The Trimble Access Site Creation Tool on the Trimble Connected Community now provides progress information during site creation. A new group called "AllSiteManagers" is now available in your organization. This group enables multiple users to access the Organization Administration page, which is where the Create New Trimble Access Site tool is located. The Filespace Viewer gizmo now enables you to drag-and-drop files. Select the file and then drag it to the new location. From the menu that appears, select to move the file or to create a copy.
Other Information This section applies only to Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers. Configuring the system options The new General Survey systems are shipped unconfigured. They are configured automatically when you
connect the controller to the instrument. Alternatively, select Settings / Connect / Survey styles / Options and then select the option(s) appropriate for you: • GNSS users - select GNSS surveying • Conventional Total Station users - select TS surveying For more information, refer to the General Survey Help or contact your local Trimble dealer. These options control the styles that are available and the relevant options that appear throughout the software. You can reconfigure the General Survey system at any time. Connecting a Trimble CU controller to the office computer The Trimble CU controller communicates through the docking station to the office computer using USB. The docking station must be connected to the office computer through the USB-to-Hirose cable. You cannot connect the Hirose-to-7-pin lemo cable to a 7-pin lemo-to-DB9 cable (supplied with GNSS systems) and use this to connect the docking station to the serial port on the office computer. Connecting a TSC2 controller to wireless devices When you connect a TSC2 controller to a device using wireless technology, the icon on the status bar at the top of the screen should be animated, showing that the connection is being attempted. Once the controller is connected, the icon should appear as two large arrows. This functions correctly in the operating system version 5.0.2, but not in version 5.0.3. However, if you click the icon, the Connectivity dialog correctly shows the connection status. Microsoft ActiveSync technology issues Microsoft Explorer and the Trimble Data Transfer utility may sometimes fail to find the folders and to show files on the controller. This can occur if another Explorer window is still browsing to the controller from a previous connection, or if the controller has been reset and a new connection made. To avoid this, make sure that you close all Explorer windows before you disconnect the controller.
Documentation This section applies only to Trimble CU and TSC2 controllers. General Survey Help is "context-sensitive." To access the Help: • On a Trimble CU controller, tap [ ? ] at the top of the screen. • On a TSC2 controller, tap [Start / Help] on the touch screen, or press [Fn + Space] on the keyboard. A list of Help topics appears, with the relevant topic highlighted. To open the topic, tap its title. The help is also available from www.trimble.com as a single file download in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), which you can view on an office computer, search for a particular word or topic, or print.