TBC Master Class - Drafting (Feb 2021)

This TBC Master Class is a 3 week training comprising 2 x 2 hour sessions each week that covers the following elements of The Drafting process.

The objective of this class is to step through the plan set creation process using a real project from start to finish over the 3 week period. The class will focus on Creating a Drafting Template, Creating Plan Sheets and Plan Sets, and different Annotation methods within the drafting process.

The class sessions will cover the following:

Week 1
Working with standard drafting template.
Setting up your project template to work with your drafting template.
How to customize RPS drafting templates
Creating plan sets

Week 2
Creating Cross-sections
Creating Profiles
Creating Plan and Profiles
Creating Mixed sheet drawings, and Detail sheets

Week 3
Annotation
Using Dynaviews and Dynaview collections.
Printing Sheets to PDF with TBC driver and your own driver.

Class Dates:
Week 1 (Weds and Thurs)
February 17 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST
February 18 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST

Week 2 (Weds and Thurs)
February 24 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST
February 25 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST

Week 3 (Weds and Thurs)
March 3 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST
March 4 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST

Class Cost:
The full 3 week class cost is $350 for 12 hours of training. Classes are limited to 100 attendees only on a first come first served basis. All classes are recorded, you will be provided access to the recorded sessions after the training event has concluded. RPS Season Pass holders for training will be automatically enrolled for all classes offered and given access to all recorded sessions.

How to Order:
Place your order on the Rockpile Solutions website - Click Here . Payment is made from this page and you will be sent a confirmation email with your registration. The registration will also be added to your Rockpile Solutions User Account under the Training Section.

Class Pre-Requisites:
The training will use TBC v5.4. While other versions of the software can be used, we request that you upgrade to this version so that everyone on the class has the same version of the software. The class will also utilize the RPS Command Library, we will provide you with a demo license code (if needed) for the library for the duration of the training class so that you can use it during the class and also practice afterwards on your projects.

If you do not have a license for Trimble Business Center - Click Here to request one from Trimble. If you have had a trial license previously, please send us your information so that we can request a training license from Trimble on your behalf - Click Here. Please provide your name, phone number, email address and company information.

The training will be carried out using GoTo Meeting. In order to participate in the training you will need the following

  • Headset and microphone for good audio connection
  • A Good Internet connection
  • Laptop that has been updated with latest Windows Updates
  • Laptop that has been updated with all manufacturers updates (Bios, Drivers etc.)
  • Laptop that has latest Graphics Drivers installed
  • Trimble Business Center v5.4 or higher
  • You will need admin rights to be able to install TMLStatus and the RPS Command Library

Class Data:
Example data for the class will be provided prior to the class start time. The class data will be provided as a Zip File created with the 7 Zip application. You can normally open the zip files in File Explorer to copy and paste the contents into a folder on your computer. If for any reason you struggle to open the zip file, the 7 Zip application can be downloaded for free from the following link

Download 7 Zip Application - Click Here


This file contains everything you need for the class (Updated Week 2)

Weeks 1 and 2 Data - Drafting Class Materials.zip (12.3 MB)

Road Project With Subgrades and Strata: Road Test Project.7z (40.6 MB)


Week 3 Data

Project Template - Labels, Tables, Dimensions - USFT - Drafting Class - Rev 12.vct (82.9 KB)

Example Data - Week 3 - Drafting Class - Week 3 Data.7z (6.7 MB)

Final Day Exercise - Final Day Exercise.7z (8.8 MB)


These Files are the separated out versions of the material if you need a quick download

Updated Drafting Template (ANSI and ARCH) - Drafting Template.7z (60.1 KB)

Updated Project Template (ANSI and ARCH) - Project Template.7z (139.1 KB)

Updated Sheet Calculator - BC-HCE Sheet Layout Calculator 1.xlsx (49.9 KB)

Week 2 Data - Road Test Project - Road Test - Start Point - Rev 2.vcl (649.7 KB)


Class Details:
You will be sent the link to the class event (online classes only) the evening prior to the class. We will start the GoTo Meeting 20 minutes prior to the class so that you have time to login and test your audio / streaming connection, so that you are ready for the class to start at the nominated start time. In that 20 minute period, the class leader - Alan Sharp will be available by phone (+1 720 323 0481) to help you resolve any issues that may arise.

We look forward to working with you at the class.

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