We are pleased to announce the release of the RPS Command Library v5.91 for Trimble Business Center software. This release includes the following major updates
Video Highlights of The New Release
The following videos highlight the improvements to be found in this release.
CAD Cleanup Command
The new CAD Cleanup command provides a productivity boosting work process tool for cleaning up imported CAD data and initiates work to support the US National CAD Standards as a part of the RPS product workflows. The command takes processes that take a significant amount of time down to a couple of minutes of work, and ensure that the data is ready for Data Prep and Modeling processes. Significant time savings are also made downstream through better structured information and cleaned CAD objects, eliminating many typical issues associated with building models and doing Takeoffs from imported CAD data.
The command provides the following key capabilities
- Find the CAD data - provides a simple workflow to find the CAD data after import when the CAD data includes objects at 0,0, in the project area as well as other potential locations.
- Imported CAD Block review, selection and explode process including support for CAD Blocks with visibility status properties. The processor provides automated explode of multiple nest levels of blocks eliminating laborious and time consuming select and explode processes.
- Automated selection and deletion of imported AECC objects (Civil 3D AECC objects represented by a rectangle and AECC text item).
- Automated removal of zero length lines
- Automated conversion of True Type fonts to Stroke fonts for improved graphics performance, reduced graphics regenerations and general speed of operation improvements. The process can be reversed at any time if you wish to restore the true Type fonts for printing purposes.
- Automated conversion of CAD Text to more flexible Multiline Text objects that can incorporate Smart Text, integrated formatting, that can be edited using the double click text editing and manipulated using CAD grips.
- Automated deletion of unprotected empty layers and optionally protected empty layers
- Reset objects with 0 or other defined elevations below a defined threshold to undefined elevation.
- Removal of hidden object data from CAD Blocks that have Block visibility status properties that were not exploded using the selective block management tools.
- Removal of unnecessary Plan Sets, Sheet Sets, Sheets and Dynaviews (View Ports) that were stored in or used to define printable data in Paper Space of the imported CAD files.
- Rapidly review all imported CAD layers for object counts and graphically inspect the layer content.
- Regroup imported CAD Layers into TBC Layer Groups using user defined Rulesets that map Layer Names to Layer Groups. Use predefined Rulesets to map imported CAD Layers that use the National CAD Standard conventions to predefined Layer Groups, making it easy and fast to work with the imported CAD Data.
- Categorize imported CAD Layers into the Takeoff Categories (Original, Design, Utilities, Other, Unused, Unknown) using user defined rulesets so that the layers are ready for the Takeoff Process.
Improved Linestring by Station Command
In response to customer request to improve the Linestring by Station command to assist them with Beach Profile Surveys and River Section surveys that result in the creation of profile drawings using the Corridor Modeling and Drafting workflows, we have made significant changes to the Linestring by Station command. The command now provides
- Style creation and selection to automate the selection and definition of properties and settings to automate the process execution.
- A templated approach to defining Layer and Created Line names that utilize the source point layer names, source reference line names, source reference line layer names, or the source point Feature Codes or Description 1 properties.
- The ability to process the selected data using a single or multiple reference lines or alignments, mapping the points to the closest reference line using a maximum offset tolerance.
- The ability to join selected points whether they are coded or not using just the reference lines for station sorting purposes - for road operations, if you have design lines at which measured points have been captured, you can use the design lines to determine the line creation process.
The new command provides extremely rapid data preparation processes to create the data needed to generate longitudinal profiles for beach erosion studies and flood protection studies as well as for creating 3D linework between imported design or measured points.
Improved Piling Commands for Solar Farm Workflows
The latest updates to the Pile Definition Manager, Import Pile Plans and Piling QA Report continue to evolve our work for Solar Farm Piling and Construction operations. The updated commands provide
- New support for Dog Ear bracket positioning on the installed piles. The new calculations compute the adjustments required for each Dog Ear bracket for each pile so as to automate the fitting of the brackets and reducing the time required to install the Bearing Assemblies / solar panel arrays.
- Pile definitions now allow each pile definition to have a bolt hole location definition required for the Dog Ear bracket computations. The Bolt Hole Definition functionality incorporates an interactive settings dialog that graphically highlights the measurement input requirements - continuing our focus on usability of our solutions, making them easier to understand and work with.
- Import Pile Plans function has been improved to determine the Ass Built Pile IDs using proximity to Design Pile locations when the As Built Pile data does not include the Pile IDs.
- Piling QA Report has been updated to accommodate the Dog Ear reporting requirements. A number of other reporting improvements have also been implemented.