Trimble Business Center (TBC) is a robust software application for survey and construction automation. The tools and commands associated with the TBC application are powerful and extensive, but Rockpile Solutions is making TBC even better for our customers.
The TBC experts at Rockpile Solutions (RPS) have created additional TBC commands (called TMLs) that simplify many of the more complex and time consuming workflows associated with construction project estimating, surface modeling, site preparation, and machine automation.
Of the 82 commands in the Rockpile All Tools collection, some are used more than others, but they are all built to save time and increase productivity for the user. Below, please find more information on the most popular Rockpile TMLs!
Smart Join - For quickly joining lines - and fixing the endpoints to make continuous lines - from CAD or PDF sources
Extract Surface Features - to explode surface models and extract feature lines fromTIN Models
Convert to Linestring
To mass convert polylines to linestrings, remove CAD UCS data and clean up vpis and horizontal segments in imported contours
Create Site Improvement Legend - to create a nice looking legend on drawings showing site improvement areas - legend shows materials and material thicknesses for each site improvement type in the project
Cut Fill Labels - To add additional cut fill labels to supplement a cut fill map label grid.
Relayer Command - to rapidly relayer imported CAD or Vector PDF data
Geometric Selection Command - to select data using its length, aspect ratio, number of nodes or other geometric properties eg to separate contour dashes from other information on the same layer.
New Layer Command - See how it helps you to integrate the new layer into the Takeoff Categorization process
Crop Crossing Command - allows you to quickly remove / cut back eg Contours around curb and gutter sections for example
Offset Surface Command - Allows rapid vertical offset of a surface model
Import Boring Logs Command - Allows you to rapidly import and create hundreds of boring logs for projects through direct linking of Excel to TBC. See borehole strata cores in 3D and adjust the values in the spreadsheet to dynamically update the boreholes and strata models
Surface Area by Slope range - Reports surface areas by slope ranges for estimating purposes
The SI Legend command doesn’t really manage Quantities at all today - it simply creates a legend for a drawing that shows where different site improvements / material stacks are being placed around the project and shows which materials are in the stack and how thick the materials are in each stack.
When you say can we import Linear Quantities - what are you trying to create / generate - is this a Linear Mass Haul question - you can import Sectional Areas into TBC to create a simple Linear Mass Haul analysis - is that what you are trying to do - let us know what data you are starting with, and what you want to achieve as a result / output and we will try to advise.
You can call me on +1 720 323 0481 to discuss if needed or send me your email and phone no and I can setup a web meeting.