Trimble data folders
All data used by the Trimble Access software must be stored in the appropriate folder in the C:\ProgramData\Trimble\Trimble Data\System Files folder.
Trimble Access expects data to be organized in a specific folder structure inside this folder.
To view this folder from the Trimble Access software, tap and select Job data / File Explorer.
To pin the Trimble Data folder to your Favorites list in Windows Explorer, select File explorer from the Job data menu in Trimble Access. In Windows Explorer, scroll up to the Favorites list at the top of the left pane. Right click Favorites and select Add current location to Favorites. To see the System Files folder, select View at the top of the window and select the Hidden items check box.
All system type files are stored in the C:\ProgramData\Trimble\Trimble Data\System Files folder. System files are files that can be used by any project or job, such as survey styles, coordinate system files, and feature library files.
System files cannot be accessed if they reside in another folder.
The following files must be stored in the System Files folder:
|File type||File extension|
|Feature Library files (TBC)||.fxl|
|Survey Style files||.sty|
|Geoid Grid files||.ggf|
|Combined Datum Grid files||.cdg|
|Projection grid files||.pjg|
|Shift grid files||.sgf|
|UK National Grid files||.pgf|
|Broadcast RTCM transformation files||.rtd|
|GNSS Contacts file||.xml|
|Custom ASCII Import file definitions||.ixl|
|XSLT Custom ASCII Export Stylesheet files||.xsl|
|XLST Custom Stakeout Stylesheet files||.sss|
|Measure Codes Database files||.mcd|
|Coordinate System Database files||.csd|
- Language files (.lng) and sound files (.wav) are stored in the appropriate language folder, stored in Program Files x86\Trimble\Trimble Access\General Survey\Languages\<language>.
- Stakeout stylesheet files (.sss) and Custom Export stylesheet files (.xsl) can be located in the language folder or System Files. Translated Stakeout stylesheet files and translated Custom Export stylesheet files are typically stored in the appropriate language folder.
Each project is stored in its own folder in the C:\ProgramData\Trimble\Trimble Data\Projects folder. The Projects folder is created the first time you run the Trimble Access application.
Project files are stored in the appropriate <project> folder and can be used by any job in that project. Project files are typically map files, alignments, or control point files.
The following files are stored in the <project> folder:
|File type||File extension|
|Comma Delimited (CSV) files||.csv|
|Comma Delimited (TXT) files||.txt|
|Digital Terrain Model files||.dtm|
|Triangulated Terrain Model files||.ttm|
|ESRI map Shapefiles||.shp|
|GENIO road files||.crd .inp .mos|
|LandXML road files or XML Documents||.xml|
|Trimble road or alignment files||.rxl|
Htm reports (.htm) and comma delimited files (.csv) that are created when you export data using the Export function in the Jobs screen are also stored in the <project> folder.
Each job is stored as a .job file in the appropriate <project> folder. Each job has a <job name> Files folder which contains files such as image or GNSS data files that are created as work is done on the job.
The following files are stored in the <job name> Files folder:
|File type||File extension||Subfolder|
|GNSS data files||.t01 .t02|
|VX or S series scan files||.tsf|
|Original image files||.jpg||<project>\<job name> Files\Original Files|
|SX10 scan files||.rwcx||<project>\<job name> Files\SdeDatabase.rwi|
When a scan point measured using a Trimble SX10 scanning total station is used in the job, for example in a Cogo calculation, a point is created in the job at the same position as the scan point.
Auto‑generated folders are created as required, inside the <job name> Files folder:
- <project>\<job name> Files\Original Files is created when you draw on or annotate an image file. The original, unedited image is copied to the Original Files folder.
- <project>\<job name> Files\SdeDatabase.rwi is created to store .rwcx scan files if you scan using a Trimble SX10 scanning total station.
To easily copy jobs and associated files from one folder to another, or from one controller to another using an external drive such as a USB stick, tap Copy in the Jobs screen.