Onsite training brings bespoke manual to life

(L-R) Jim Skelhorn, Jake Madden, Shaun Gray and Sean Madden hit the ground running....

Contact your local SITECH support rep for training information.....

While many of us were perhaps having a slow start to the new year, two SITECH trainers and a group of surveyors and grader operators hit the ground running with a two-day workshop in the Gold Coast Hinterland in Qld.

The sessions were held in January at a civil site at Upper Coomera for surveyors from Survey Management Solutions and operators with CCA Winslow.

The aim of the training was to refresh and revise the group’s skills and knowledge of both the SCS900 and GCS900 software packages from Trimble and how they work and interact with the Trimble Total Station.

At the basis of it all were new manuals created by SITECH product support representatives Shaun Gray and Jim Skelhorn which, as Shaun explained, were specifically created for SMS and CCA Winslow to make life easier for everyone.

“The manual contains all the info we know these guys need specifically for the work they do,” he said.

“Because it has been customised for them they now don’t have to wade through the whole manual looking for what they need.

“It means less downtime - and we are only able to do this because of the solid and long-term relationships SITECH has with the companies.”

Part of the training involved the surveyors getting to know GCS900 (which is aimed at the operators) and the operators with SCS900 (surveyor orientated) so that both groups understand how the other works, potentially leading to more seamless operations.

“An example of that would be the surveyors seeing how the info from SCS900 is handed over to the machines for machine guidance,” Shaun said.

“It gives them a greater appreciation of how the information they gather and create translates, in this case, into the actual operation of a grader.

“The sessions also gave the guys the chance to ask questions and to explore aspects of the software and hardware they perhaps hadn’t fully exploited before.

“Everyone involved has been using the system and software for some time, so the sessions were really about fine-tuning and sharing knowledge.”

SITECH undertakes such training on-site on a regular basis. If you would like further information on training available for your operation, contact your local SITECH rep to find out more.

New versions of SCS900 Site Controller and SitePulse

Trimble have announced upgrades to their Trimble SCS900 software and Trimble SitePulse software.

Trimble SCS900 version 3.60 includes many enhancements.

  • UTS DR Averaging
  • UTS Benchmark Height Setup
  • Live COGO help icons
  • Time-based measurements in Walking and Driving modes
  • Set number of decimal points in Cut/Fill displays

The software can be loaded onto controllers with an active software warranty using Trimble Installation Manager (TIM).

Trimble® SitePulse Software version 1.80 is now available, featuring a new 3D surface viewer.

The software can be loaded through the Trimble Installation Manager (TIM) or via the Google Play Store.

Trimble Updates

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Having the latest version means you have the software or firmware’s latest features and advances and can be functioning at your best. That’s why we’re bringing you Trimble’s latest updates.

 

 

Heavy Civil Installation Manager has been replaced with Trimble Installation Manager

Heavy Civil Construction Installation Manager (HCCIM) will no longer be supported by Trimble, as of last week, and will be replaced by Trimble® Installation Manager (TIM).

TIM is used to install and update supported Trimble® software to a field controller connected to an office computer or tablet, or an office computer or tablet running TIM.

After the 19th October, the next time you run HCCIM on your desktop, laptop, or Trimble Site Tablet it will automatically be uninstalled and updated to TIM. You do not have to take any action to receive this update. There will be no impact to the way Trimble SCS90 Site Controller Software, Trimble SitePulse™, and Trimble DPS900 Machine Control Systems are downloaded onto licensed controllers.

You can find more information on Trimble Installation Manager on the Trimble website.

Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software version 3.53

product-SCS900The new version of Trimble SCS900 Site controller Software, version 3.53, is now available for download.

This new version contains several enhancements, including:

  • Support for the Trimble Site Tablet 10
  • Pinch to zoom on Trimble Site Tablet
  • 3D surface view on Site Tablet
  • Remeasure existing control points
  • Fine stakeout guide orientation selection
  • Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System export of 3D linework as SVL format

You can load the software and its modules through the Trimble Installation Manager.

Trimble SitePulse Software version 1.60

product-sitepulseTrimble SitePulse™ Software version 1.60 is now available for download. The new version contains several enhancements to features, including:

  • Access to previously created reports within the app
  • Measured point information
  • Wi-Fi rover support

You can load the software and its modules through the Trimble Installation Manager, or via the Google Play Store.

If you would like to learn more about these updates, contact your local SITECH office.

Managing Trimble Field Data

Managing data in the field is important to keep you efficient and productive. To help we have created a playlist on our YouTube channel with a library of videos to demonstrate how to upload and manage files for GSC900 and SCS900.

Check out the videos to learn:

    • How to add and remove designs via USB
    • Using SCS Data Manager (SDM) to upload SCS900 design files.
    • Learn how to assign and manage designs on Trimble SCS900 and GCS900 systems with Business Centre – Heavy Construction Edition

Watch the videos.

Preparing and exporting alignment based designs

Trimble Business Centre is a powerful tool that helps you create accurate, integrated 3D models for sites and highways quickly and easily. Make better decisions, decrease costly mistakes, and increase efficiency in the office and on the job site.

Check out this 8 minute video to learn tips for preparing and exporting alignment based designs for Trimble SCS900 using Business Centre – Heavy Construction Edition v3.22