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Acccess Last week at Intergeo 2014 we saw some new releases for Trimble Access, including a new version and two new modules. Trimble Access version 2014.20 is now available for users that have controllers that are currently under software support. Below is a list of some of the new features in the 2014.20 version of Trimble Access.

  • Support for the new Active Track 360 Target

  • Support for the V10 Imaging Rover on the TSC3

  • Support for operating the V10 Imaging Rover with R4, R6 and R8 rovers

  • Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) image processing on the V10 Imaging Rover

  • Trimble RTX support via an internet connection in the field

  • Trimble R10 “Reset RTK” option to reset RTK only instead of all satellite tracking

  • Support for adding a receive-only radio frequency to the receiver’s internal radio via Trimble Access

  • Additional stakeout display options

  • Support for Stakeout Line by Azimuth

  • Smooth curve feature code support

  • User interface improvements for battery status

  • Store and Reorient after performing a Resection or Station Setup Plus

  • Updated keyboard layout for the Trimble Tablet which allows access to alpha and numeric keys on the same screen

Trimble Access Roads enhancements:

  • 3D drive-through of road on Trimble Tablet

  • 3D review of GENIO roads on Trimble Tablet

  • Review GENIO road from plan view

  • Workflow improvements

  • User interface improvements

For additional information, see the Trimble Access 2014.20 Release Notes.


Pipeline ModuleAlso released was the addition of the Trimble Access Pipelines module. The Pipelines module adds powerful tools to collect pipe attribute data, record the relationship between welds and pipes (joints), and when the pipe is surveyed, electronically link the joint attributes to the measured welds. All data is recorded electronically, available for checking at every step in the process, and all recorded attributes are stored with the survey data. This process streamlines the workflows in the field as well as in the office. Below is a list of some of the features in the new Trimble Access Pipelines module:

  • Complete pipe tally after the pipes are delivered to the site. The pipe details are stored as a .CSV for later use in the project

  • Complete joint map once joints are welded together. Each weld ID or X-ray ID/Number is associated with the joint ahead and joint behind. Data is stored as a map .CSV file for later use

  • As-built survey using conventional or GNSS instruments to record position of each weld, associate details of each joint, and to calculate depth of cover. Data integrates with pipe tally and joint mapping files by simply entering in the weld ID when measuring

  • Compute intersection angles

  • Compute deflection angles

  • Progress reports

  • Exclusion and Inclusion zone support

For additional information, see the Pipelines Module Tech Sheet.


Power Line ModuleWe would also like to announce the addition of the Trimble Access Power Line module. The Power Line module adds a powerful tool to the Trimble Access family of applications. It provides a streamlined conventional survey workflow to record points on both power poles and lines. The process of estimating the coordinates of the cable as well as the distance to ground is based on angle measurements and gives the user immediate information about the current height. Below is a list of some of the features in the new Trimble Access Power Line module:

  • Measure points of interest on structures, such as line attachment locations, etc.

  • Define line runs using new or existing measured points

  • Measure lines by automatically creating line segments to “stake to”, then measure the vertical angle difference to calculate the actual line location

  • Compute pole centers

  • Automated backsight checks for accuracy

  • Powerful integration with Trimble VISION technology

  • Power Lines Tech Sheet

  • Power Lines demonstration video

For additional information, see the Power Lines Module Release Notes.