2021.10

Version 2021.10 of the Trimble Access software is available from June 2021. To download these release notes as a PDF file, click this link.

These Release Notes describe the new features and changes available in this release of the Trimble® Access™ software.

Cloud users must upgrade to Trimble Access 2021.10 by 31 August

Trimble Access 2021.10 includes important security updates for customers using subscriptions or who work with projects and jobs that reside in the cloud.

To continue to sign in to Trimble Access with your Trimble Identity and be able to send data to and from Trimble Sync Manager or to use Trimble Access subscriptions, you must upgrade to Trimble Access version 2021.10 before August 31, 2021.

The latest Trimble Identity update provides multiple security and user experience features, including single sign-on (where signing in to one application signs you in to all of your Trimble applications), social sign-in with your existing Google or Apple account, and multi-factor authentication using SMS or Google Authenticator. You can choose to enable multi-factor authentication for your account from the Trimble Identity web page.

Cloud and subscription users still using version 2021.00 or earlier will not be able to sign in after August 31, 2021.

For more information, refer to this Support Bulletin: Trimble Access cloud security update required before August 31st 2021

New features

New Layer manager for managing linked files and feature layers

The new Layer manager enables you to manage all files linked to the job and to make features visible and/or selectable in the map and in the Video screen.

The Layer manager is available from the map, the Job properties screen, or the Video screen.

To open the Layer manager, do one of the following:

  • Tap in the Map toolbar or in the Video toolbar.
  • In the Job properties screen, tap the Layer manager button.

Files are grouped in separate tabs for faster viewing: Point files, Map files, Scans, and Inspections.

Use the Features tab to make features in the job visible and/or selectable in the map and in the Video screen by feature layer. The feature layers are defined in the Feature Library FXL file linked to the job. You can make features visible and/or selectable at the layer names level, or at the individual code level by expanding the layer names.

In addition, the Filter tab enables you to filter the job data shown in the map by measurement type or by creating a wildcard search. Previously this screen was available from the Map options menu.

When Auto update is enabled, the map is updated as you make changes in the Layer manager.

For more information, see the topic Layer manager in the Trimble Access Help.

New surface inspection methods

The Surface inspection Cogo function, which was introduced in Trimble Access version 2020.20, includes the following new methods:

  • Scan to surface, where you can compare a scan to a surface.

    Supported surface file types include TTM, DXF, and RXL, as well as whole objects or individual faces in an IFC model.

    For more information about whole objects and individual faces, see Surface selection enhancements for IFC and TrimBIM files below.

  • Scan to scan, where you can compare a scan or region against earlier scan data.

    For more information about the new region feature, see Create regions from scan point clouds below.

  • Scan to vertical cylinder, where you can select three points to define the vertical cylinder you will use as the reference surface.

    The existing Scan to cylinder method requires you to select two points that define the axis of the cylinder and then enter the radius of the cylinder.

All methods can be used with .rwcx scans created using a Trimble SX10 or SX12 scanning total station, or with regions created from .rwcx scans.

The example below shows the overbreak/underbreak when comparing a scan to an IFC tunnel design:

 

In addition, we have made the following enhancements:

  • The inspection point cloud can now be viewed in the Video screen. In version 2021.00 you were able to perform a surface inspection from the Video screen but to view the results you needed to switch to the map view.

  • When you tap Snapshot to create a screen capture of the current software view, the current view is first refreshed so that the names of the new points are shown.

  • When you tap Store, any inspection points selected in the map are saved to the job. The stored points can be viewed in Review job or when you generate a surface inspection report.

  • You can now create a Surface inspection report PDF file from the Job / Export screen. The Surface inspection report includes a summary of the surface inspection parameters, any screen captures of the surface inspection, and any inspection points stored with the surface inspection.

  • You can now rename inspections in the Layer manager screen. You can also delete and restore deleted inspections, if required.

For more information, see the topic Surface inspection in the Trimble Access Help.

Create regions from scan point clouds

If you are working with .rwcx scans created using a Trimble SX10 or SX12 scanning total station, you can now create a region from selected scan points. A region contains scan points from one or more .rcwx scan point clouds, or from other regions. Creating a region provides a fast way to select only the scan points you are interested in and is especially useful when performing a surface inspection. To create a region, select the scan points to include on the map and then from the tap and hold menu, select Create region.

You can manage regions and scans, including renaming, deleting, and restoring deleted scans or regions, in the Scans tab of the Layer manager.

For more information, see the topic To manage scans in the Trimble Access Help.

MultiTilt point measurement method for GNSS survey

When using a GNSS receiver with Tilt functions enabled in the survey style and a properly calibrated eBubble, you can use the new MultiTilt point measurement method to measure a point using three contributing tilted eBubble measurements in locations where you cannot level the pole.

   When measuring a MultiTilt point, position the tip of the pole at the desired measurement location, and keep the pole tip fixed at the same location during the entire measurement process. Tilt the pole first in one direction and measure, tilt the pole in the second direction and measure, and then tilt the pole in the third direction and measure. The software automatically measures when the pole is held still, and computes the resulting point using the intersections of the three tilt circles observed with the tilted pole.

The MultiTilt point measurement method is not available in data logging surveys or when IMU tilt compensation is active.

For more information, see the topic To measure a MultiTilt point in the Trimble Access Help.

Fix station setup Cogo adjustment

The new Fix station setup Cogo Adjust function allows you to apply corrections to the station setup and all measured points using the same station setup. The Fix station setup function can be used to reorient and translate a station setup where temporary or incorrect azimuth or station coordinates have been used.

Only station setups with a keyed in azimuth to the backsight can be reoriented or translated. A keyed in azimuth to a backsight is used when the coordinates for the station or backsight point are not known.

For more information, see the topic Fix station setup in the Trimble Access Help.

Compute average of points with different names

The Compute average Cogo function now provides an additional method for computing the averaged position of Points selected in the map. This allows you to collect multiple points with different names and average them.

In previous versions of the software the Compute average function only allowed you to average points with the same name. To use this method in the Compute average form, select the Points with same name method.

Reusing the code from an existing point

To quickly reuse a code from an existing point, tap inside the Code field of the Measure form or the Code field at the top of the Code list, and then tap the existing point on the map. The software populates the Code field with the code(s) of the selected point.

Enhancements

User configurable stakeout display

Trimble Access version 2021.10 features a customizable display when navigating during stakeout. Configure the software to:

  • Display only the stakeout deltas you are interested in.

    Select up to 10 deltas. When fewer deltas are shown, they are displayed using a larger font.

  • Configure different stakeout deltas for staking out different items:

    • Points

    • Points on a line, arc, polyline or road

    • Line, arc, polyline or road

    • Surface

  • Choose whether to display stakeout navigation graphics.

    Hiding the graphics can be useful if you are using a controller with a smaller screen, or if you want to show a larger number of navigation deltas at a larger font.

You can configure these settings in the Stakeout options screen of the survey style, or during stakeout tap Options.

For more information, see the topics Stakeout navigation display and Stakeout navigation deltas in the Trimble Access Help.

Defining a polyline from the map

You can now select lines, arcs, and even another polyline to define a polyline. Previously you could select only points to define a polyline. Select the entities you want to use in the map and then from the tap and hold menu select Key in polyline.

Stake out side slope on polyline

You can now stake a side slope from the polyline. Select the Side slope from polyline method to first define a hinge position and then define the side slope.

For more information, see the topic To stake out a polyline in the Trimble Access Help.

Staking a line, arc and polyline

We have made changes to provide greater flexibility and improved workflow when staking a line, arc and polyline, including:

  • The map is now displayed at the selection screen enabling you to see what you have selected to stake and to select a station to stake.

  • When staking a station or staking to the line/arc/polyline you can tap another station or line in the map to change what you are staking, and the stakeout details in the adjacent panel update to reflect the new selection.

  • You can now configure the Stakeout Station increment and Stakeout Station decrement survey options as favorite function keys for selecting the station when staking a line, arc, alignment or polyline.

  • When staking multiple items, the line, arc, or polyline being staked is no longer removed from the stakeout list once all points on the line, arc or polyline are staked out.

Connections enhancements

Trimble Access version 2021.10 features improved access to connection settings for connecting to an instrument, GNSS receiver, or other device.

You can now configure settings for any type of connection from a single screen. Select the appropriate tab for the connection: Bluetooth, Radio settings, Wi-Fi, Auto-connect, GNSS contacts, Auxiliary GPS.

To configure how the controller connects to the Internet, select the GNSS contacts tab and then tap the Internet Setup softkey at the bottom of the screen.

When connecting to a device the Connecting... pop-up message now includes a Settings button. Tap the button to open the Connections screen and change the connection settings.

GNSS contacts enhancements

Trimble Access 2021.10 features improved workflows for setting up GNSS contacts for RTK Internet surveys.

The Edit GNSS contact screen now provides two tabs.

  • Use the Network connection tab to select how you want to connect to the Internet.

  • Use the Corrections tab to select where you want to obtain RTK corrections from and to configure connection settings for the selected correction source.

Network connections are now also simpler, to make it clearer which device you are using for the Internet connection:

  • To use the controller to connect to the Internet, select Controller Internet.

    This option was previously named Operating System - Wi-Fi, Cellular.

    When you connect to the Internet using the controller, the Controller Internet connection is available for other functions during the RTK survey, not just receiving RTK data. Other functions include downloading projects and jobs or sending email.

  • To use the receiver to connect to the Internet, select Receiver Internet.

    Most Trimble receivers with an internal modem running firmware released after 2017 will work with the Receiver Internet option without any further configuration. If you do need to configure settings, for example to enter the APN, tap Edit.

    When you connect to the Internet using the receiver, the Receiver Internet connection can only be used for receiving RTK data. You cannot use the Receiver Internet connection for other functions, such as downloading projects and jobs or sending email.

  • If you have another device such as an older receiver or a mobile phone that supports the Bluetooth DUN service, you can connect the controller to the Internet through that device. You can also connect the controller to the Internet through a separate smartphone.

    When you connect to the Internet through another device, the connection is available for other functions during the RTK survey, not just receiving RTK data. Other functions include downloading projects and jobs or sending email.

If the controller is an Android device, the only network connection option is to use the SIM card in the controller. The connection named Controller Internet is selected by default in the Network connection field.

Existing GNSS contacts you have created using previous versions of the software can be used in Trimble Access version 2021.10 and do not have to be recreated.

For more information, see the topic To create a GNSS contact for a rover Internet data link in the Trimble Access Help.

Surface selection enhancements for IFC and TrimBIM files

You can now choose what is selected when you select surfaces in an IFC or TrimBIM (.trb) file in the map. Use the Surface selection mode field in the IFC group box of the Map settings screen to select your preferred option:

  • Select the Individual faces option to select only a single face of the object at a time.

    If you select multiple faces, each face is treated as a separate surface.

  • Select the Whole object option to select the whole object as a single surface.

    Any hidden parts of the object are also selected, such as parts that are used to join the object to another object.

For example:

  • When measuring to the top of a concrete slab, select the Individual faces option and then select the top face of the slab to ensure that when measuring to the surface the software will measure only to the top face rather than to the closest point of the whole concrete slab.

  • When performing a surface inspection of a square pillar, select the Whole object option so that when you tap the pillar all faces of the pillar are selected and used in the inspection.

Software functions that apply to surfaces can be used whether the Surface selection mode is set to Individual faces or Whole object.

To quickly change between surface selection modes configure a Fn key to Toggle Surface selection mode.

For more information, see the topic Map settings in the Trimble Access Help.

New job templates available

The following job templates are now available with the Trimble Access software :

  • Metric Scale Only (formerly named Default)

  • International Feet Scale Only

  • US Survey Feet Scale Only

These job templates are created in the System Files folder when you run the software only if there are no existing templates in the System Files folder. If the templates are not automatically created, first move any existing templates to a different folder and then restart the Trimble Access software.

GlobalFeatures.fxl feature library file now installed with the software

The GlobalFeatures.fxl feature library file is now installed with new installations of the Trimble Access software. Previous versions of the software did not install an FXL file.

Use the GlobalFeatures.fxl feature library file to assign feature codes to points, enter attributes, draw features using the CAD toolbar, or measure and code features in one step using Measure codes. If required, you can edit the GlobalFeatures.fxl feature library in Trimble Access.

The GlobalFeatures.fxl file is installed to the System Files folder only for new installations of the Trimble Access software. If you are updating the software, then the GlobalFeatures.fxl file is not installed. If you already have Trimble Access and want to have the GlobalFeatures.fxl file download the file from www.trimble.com/support_trl.aspx?Nav=Collection-62098 and copy it to the System Files folder.

For more information, see the topic Measuring points with feature codes in the Trimble Access Help.

Linked files on an external device now copied to the project

When you link a file to your job from an external device, such as a USB drive, the software now automatically copies the file to the current project folder and then links to that file. This means the file is available even when the device or USB drive is no longer connected to the controller.

Selecting a feature library file in a different folder copies the file to the System files folder

When selecting the feature library for the job, if the feature library file is not already in the System Files folder you can now tap Browse to navigate to the FXL file and select it. The file is now automatically copied to the Trimble Data / System Files folder and appears in the Select feature library list.

The Browse button is available in the Job properties / Select feature library screen and in the Settings / Feature libraries screen.

Exporting points selected in the map

When exporting points to a Comma Delimited (*.CSV, *.TXT) file, when you tap Map selection in the Select points screen the software now shows the map screen where you can view any points currently selected in the map and modify the selection before export.

Selecting items that are close together in the map

When you tap in the map to select an item and there are either items in close proximity, the Please select list appears, listing the items near where you tapped. Now, when the Please select list is shown, you can:

  • Tap a single item in the map to clear the current selection and close the list. The newly selected item is the one that is now selected.
  • Tap or drag around multiple items in the map to replace the items in the list with the new selection.
  • Tap in clear space to clear the Please select list.

Point name and code labels

By default, point name and code labels are abbreviated to show only the first 16 characters. To display the complete label, clear the Abbreviate labels check box in Display group box of the Map settings screen.

Cogo compute point and compute distance methods menu

To improve the Cogo workflow when computing a point or computing a distance you can now select the calculation method from a submenu available from the main software menu. For example, to compute a point using a bearing-and distance, tap / Cogo / Compute point / Bearing and distance. Previously you had to tap / Cogo / Compute point and then, select the method from a drop-down field in the calculation form. Note that you can still change the method in the calculation form to any applicable method.

Because the Compute point and Compute distance calculation methods are now in a submenu, you can now add your preferred calculation method(s) to the Favorites screen, rather than adding the Compute point or Compute distance form, which defaults to the last used method.

New line softkey when keying in a note

The Key in note screen now has a New line softkey, allowing a line break to be inserted for improved readability.

Enhanced Servo/Robotic settings for conventional instruments

The new Servo/Robotic group box in the Instrument screen of the survey style control whether the instrument automatically turns to known points, and also control the perspective used when measuring offsets and performing stakeout. When the Automatic switch is set to Yes, the software automatically applies servo settings when connected using Bluetooth, cable or a clipped on controller, and automatically applies robotic settings when connected using Wi-Fi or Cirronet radio.

When Automatic is used Servo setting Robotic setting
Auto turn HA & VA Off
Offset & Stakeout directions Instrument perspective Target perspective

When using Bluetooth in a robotic survey, set the Automatic switch to No to manually set the Auto turn and Offset & Stakeout directions settings.

For more information, see the topic Instrument configuration in the Trimble Access Help.

SX10/SX12 enhancements

  • When performing a scan or capturing a panorama, if you are using the SX10/SX12 Telecamera, or have enabled the Fixed exposure setting, before starting the scan or image capture the software now prompts you to point the instrument toward the location that defines the camera exposure and/or focal distance that you want used for the image.

  • When drawing a scan frame over an IFC file that is displayed in the video screen, the parts of the IFC file covered by the scan frame are no longer shown. Instead the scan frame shows only the camera view so that you can clearly see the objects that will be scanned.

  • When connected to a Trimble SX10 or SX12 scanning total station using Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi signal strength is now indicated in the status bar alongside the instrument icon:

FOCUS 30/35 instruments now supported on Android devices

You can now connect to a Spectra Geospatial FOCUS 30 or FOCUS 35 instrument when running Trimble Access on a supported Android device. Supported connection types are Bluetooth, radio, and the TDL2.4 Radio Bridge.

USB cable connections to the FOCUS 30/35 are not currently supported with the Android operating system.

Turn to softkey turns to the last selected point

When connected to a servo or robotic conventional instrument, if you select multiple points and then tap the Turn to softkey, the instrument now turns to the last selected point. Previously the Turn to softkey was not available if multiple points were selected.

Traverse adjustment enhancements

Trimble Access and Trimble Business Center can both perform traverse adjustments. When adjusting good clean traverse data both products give very similar results. However if the data includes bad observations or the data has been edited, then due to subtle differences in how the data is processed in Trimble Access compared to TBC, you may have seen different results. The following sections describe the improvements to Trimble Access to give more consistent results compared to TBC. For more details on the changes in TBC, refer to the Trimble Business Center release notes.

  • Mean Turned Angles: When multiple F1 and/or F2 observations to a point are made from the same station setup, they are combined by Trimble Access to create a mean turned angle (MTA) record. Trimble Access uses the MTA record for the calculations whereas Trimble Business Center uses the original F1 and F2 observations. MTA improvements:

    • Renaming observations in Point Manager: If you edit the name of one of the F1 or F2 observations or the MTA record, the software now gives you the option to rename all other observations with the same name observed from the same station. Now that you can easily set the correct name for all the F1, F2 and MTA records within Trimble Access you are less likely to see calculation differences between Trimble Access and TBC as long as all the point names have been correctly edited.

    • First versus last MTA records: When there are multiple MTA records for a point, the Trimble Access traverse adjustment calculation now uses the last MTA record, which now matches with the Trimble Business Center traverse adjustment calculations. In previous versions of Trimble Access it always used the first MTA record.

      Where multiple MTA records to the same point exist, the MTA records should produce very similar coordinates and so a discussion on whether the first is best, or the last is best, should be insignificant. If they are not similar then Trimble Access would have warned you before the observations were stored. If this occurs, the warning indicates a problem with some of the observations and Trimble recommends when you see this warning you select to Overwrite the previous observations, which will then delete previous F1, F2, and MTA records.

      For more information, see the topic To measure points in two faces in the Trimble Access Help.

  • Traverse weighting with angular adjustments: When a distance is measured to the closing angular foresight, and you set the Proportional to distance angular adjustment method, the distance is no longer being used as part of the weighting for the final angle adjustment. As the closing azimuth is held fixed it should have been assigned an infinite distance.

  • Recording traverse misclosure before and after adjustment: Trimble Access now records both the original misclosure and the misclosure after an angular adjustment. Previous versions of Trimble Access recorded only one traverse misclosure, which was the original misclosure or, if you adjusted the angular misclosure it recorded the misclosure after the angular adjustment.

  • Collimation and curvature corrections: The TBC help stated there is a difference in the way TA calculates curvature corrections as well as collimation corrections. This was incorrect, both products correctly compute both curvature and collimation corrections correctly.

Cloud project enhancements

Trimble Access version 2021.10 features the following enhancements for cloud projects:

  • Deleting and leaving a project: If a project resides in the cloud, you can choose to leave the project or delete it. To do this, select the project in the projects list and then tap and select Delete. If you are not an administrator, you are removed from the project and the project is deleted from the controller.

    If you are an administrator, you can choose to delete the project from the controller, delete the project from the controller and leave the project, or delete the project from the controller and the cloud.

  • Better control over uploading linked files: Project files linked to jobs are no longer uploaded to the cloud by default. To include project files linked to jobs when uploading data, select the project in the Projects screen and then tap , select Settings and select the Upload linked project files as well as field data and exports check box. Clear the check box to only upload field data and data exported from the jobs.

    WARNING – To sync Pipelines tally data, you must select the Upload linked project files as well as field data and exports check box.

For more information, see the topic Managing projects in the Trimble Access Help.

Coordinate view enhancements

  • When viewing a point in the Review job screen, the Point manager screen, or when keying in a point, you can now set the Coordinate view Type field to Polyline.

  • If the Coordinate view Type field is set to Road, you can now select a LandXML road. Previously this was limited to Trimble and GENIO roads.

  • When keying in a point with the Coordinate view set to Station and offset relative to an RXL or GENIO road, you can enter a V.Dist which is applied to the elevation computed at the station and offset entered, and if the elevation at the station and offset entered cannot be determined you can enter the elevation.

Coordinate system database updates

The coordinate system database installed with Trimble Access includes the following enhancements:

  • Added support for SnakeGrid for V4 file and ASA parameters.

  • Updated geoid model for Guyane.

  • Added legacy geoid models HT2_1997, HT2_2002v70 and HT2_2010v70 for Canada.

  • Fixed Hungarian geoid Vitel14.

  • Added Nova Scotia zones 4 & 5 for Canada (Atlantic).

  • Added new geoid RAF18v2 for France.

  • Added datum and zone PSD93 / UTM N057E used in Oman.

  • Added new zones and geoid model for Senegal.

  • Added new geoid model 2020 for Lithuania

  • Fixed WKT parsing of EPSG:28992. "RD_New" should resolve to zone 4800 = "RD 2018".

  • Added new zone CABA 2019 for Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Updated ITRF realizations to ensure they are used at epoch of measurement.

  • Improved RTX in Belgium using correct global reference datum.

  • Improved RTX in Switzerland using correct global reference datum.

  • Improved RTX in Poland using correct global reference datum.

The time-dependent transformation database installed with Trimble Access, which is used to transform between ITRF 2014 at the epoch of measurement and the global reference frame, includes the following enhancements:

  • Checked and updated <DataSource> for time-dependent transformation parameters.

  • Fixed Canadian displacement model CSRS Velocity Grid V7.0 to be usable at any epoch.

  • Improved transformation between ITRF2014 and ITRF1988.

  • Improved transformation between ITRF2014 and ETRS89.

  • Added grid transformations from GDA2020 to GDA94.

  • Added displacement model for KGD2002 in Korea.

  • Added displacement model for JGD2011 in Japan.

  • Improved local displacement model for New Zealand.

  • Added support for new datum RGF93v2b in France.

  • Renamed ETRF2000(R05) to ETRF2000.

  • Added transformations parameters between ITRF2014 and NAD83 (2011/MA11/PA11).

  • Added support for datum LKS-92 used in Latvia.

  • Added support for EUREF-NKG-2003 used in Lithuania.

  • Added support for ETRF2000 (EPOCH:2010.5 and 2017.5) used in the Netherlands.

  • Added support for CA SRS epoch 2017.50 (NAD83) used in California.

  • Added support for KSA-GRF17 used in Saudi Arabia.

  • Fixed SIRGAS-CON and SIRGAS1995, which were not working.

  • Added ETRS89-DREF91 at epoch 2000 for legacy software.

Resolved issues

  • Issues with older cloud projects: Cloud projects created with previous versions of Trimble Access or Trimble Sync Manager are now automatically upgraded to the latest release of Trimble Access when opened.
  • Copy job: We have fixed an issue when copying a job using the Copy Job function, where if you created a new folder in the Select folder screen you were then unable to select the folder you created.
  • Favorite function keys: When you favorite and select a function key for a GNSS or Instrument function, the selected keypad character now appears on the function tile. Previously the tile showed only ... next to the .
  • Line, arc, or polyline direction: The software now correctly computes the entity direction when you tap near one end of a line, arc, or polyline. This was not always the case for entities that were vertical or near vertical, or for polylines consisting of a line-arc-line, or when the map was zoomed in.
  • Automatic pan to current position: We have fixed an issue where the map would always pan to the current position. The map now only automatically pans to the current position when the current position is off‑screen and the previous position was on‑screen.
  • Map zoom extent: We have fixed an issue where, if you had set a custom zoom extent, the Clear user zoom extent option was not available after restarting the software.
  • Code labels in the map on Android: We have fixed an issue when running Trimble Access on an Android device, where code labels did not appear in the map unless you selected the Names check box as well as the Codes check box in the Display group box of the Map settings screen.
  • WMS: We have improved the software performance when zooming in the map when using a WMS server.
  • TIFF file colors: TIFF files exported from Trimble Business Center now appear in the map using the expected colors.
  • DXF files: We have fixed the following issues when viewing DXF files in the map:
    • Line features that are coded as white in a DXF file are now drawn in black in Trimble Access so that they are visible in the map.
    • DXF files did not render correctly in the map if they were set to Visible in the map rather than Visible and selectable.
    • Arcs were not displayed correctly when the map was orbited.
    • Blocks were not always oriented or positioned correctly in the map.
  • DXF export: We have fixed an issue when exporting to a DXF file, where the block elevation value was always exported in meters instead of the units selected for the job.
  • Keying in point: When keying in a point, if you change the name, coordinates or the elevation, the map now updates to show the location of the point using the new values.
  • Editing a note in Point Manager: The Esc and Enter keys now work correctly with one tap. when editing a note in Point Manager. In Trimble Access version 2020.20, two taps on the appropriate softkey were required.
  • Renaming observations in Point Manager: When editing the name of a total station observation which is one of a number of total station observations to the same point name, such as observations taking when measuring rounds, the software now prompts you to select whether to rename other observations with the same name observed from the same station. When renaming an MTA observation, then all other observations to the same point from the same station setup are now automatically renamed to match the MTA point name.
  • Surface inspection: We have fixed these issues:
    • Using an inclined plane from three points will now always produce positive deltas for points above the plane.
    • If you were using Color coded intensity as the color mode for point clouds in the map or video screen, then all visible scan points appeared to use the same color scale as that selected for the current visible inspection.
    • If you created a new surface inspection color scale and then tapped Esc to discard your changes before saving, then the software would not allow you to create a new color scale with the same name as the discarded color scale.
    • The names of the default color scales are now translated when the selected Trimble Access language is anything other than English.
  • Scan name: We have fixed an issue where if you entered the name of the scan, then enabling or disabling the Panorama check box in the Scanning window reset the scan name to automatically increment from the last completed scan.
  • Attributes form name: When entering attributes for a point that has multiple codes and each code has attributes, the Attributes form now displays the correct code name when you enter the attributes for each code.
  • Measure codes using multiple codes: When you enable the multi-code button, the software now automatically populates the Code field with the last used string of multiple codes , ready for editing or replacing the code string.
  • Staking a line, arc or polyline: The following changes have been made to station selection:

    • Tapping the Sta+ softkey now advances to the next even increment of the station interval, and then progresses in even increments from there. For example if the start station is 27.0 and the station interval is 10.0, tapping the Sta+ advances from station 27.0 to station 30.0, and then to 40.0 and so on. Previously, tapping the Sta+ softkey would advance to station 37.0, 47.0 and so on. This behavior now matches alignments and roads.

    • As part of this change, we have fixed an issue where selecting to stake the end station (for example, station 73.0) and then tapping the Sta+ softkey would advance to station 83.0, 93.0, and so on. It now advances from station 73.0 to station 80.0 and then to station 93.0 and so on.

    These changes apply to the following stakeout methods:

    • Station on the line/arc/polyline

    • Station/offset from line/arc/polyline

    • Station/skew offset from line/arc/polyline

  • Dynamic joystick: We have fixed an issue where the SX12 would sometimes remain continuously turning when using the dynamic joystick.
  • BeiDou signal tracking for RTX: BeiDou signal tracking is now enabled by default when RTX (Internet) or RTX (Satellite) is selected as the Broadcast format in the RTK survey style.
  • Radio settings not recognized: We have fixed an issue where occasionally the software would show the message "Leave unchanged" in the Radio settings screen if the selected radio is capable of any unsupported radio modes, even if an unsupported mode at the selected frequency was not selected.
  • Integrated survey: We have fixed these issues that occurred during an integrated survey:
    • The Measure button was sometimes not available in the map when you switched to using GNSS.
    • The Switch to GNSS menu item was not available when you tapped / Measure when connected to an SX10.
  • Chinese characters on Android devices: When running Trimble Access in Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese on an Android device, the software now correctly displays all Chinese characters.
  • Application errors: We have fixed several issues that caused occasional application errors when using or closing the software. In particular:
    • When a message box is displayed as the Trimble Access software is starting up.

    • When downloading and opening a job.

    • After tapping the Refresh button in the Jobs screen more than once while the software is still loading the jobs list.

    • When using a job that has a DXF file linked to it that causes issues in the map, for example an oversized bounding box or where some blocks were not being handled correctly.

    • When switching projects or jobs when a DTM file is selected in the Stakeout options screen.

    • When using a software function that opens the map, such as exporting points, when the job is not already open.

    • When changing the Display station values setting after changing jobs.

    • When changing feature codes when using Measure codes.

    • During stakeout using a TDC600 or a TSC5 controller.

    • When staking a polyline and tapping the Sta+, Sta-, Dist+, or Dist- softkey with no polyline selected. These softkeys are no longer displayed until you have selected a polyline.

    • When you suspended the controller while the "Receiver not responding" message is displayed.

    • When you computed an intersection where the selected entities included an arc but the arc was not the first entity selected.