Installation information

For a list of supported controllers, see Supported equipment.

License requirements

You can install Trimble Access 2021.11 using a perpetual license or a subscription.

Perpetual license

To install Trimble Access 2021.11 onto a supported controller that has a perpetual license, the controller must have a Trimble Access software maintenance agreement valid up to 1 June 2021.

To upgrade from an older controller to a new controller, you can relinquish your Trimble Access software license from an older controller that has current software maintenance using the appropriate Trimble Installation Manager. Once your distributor has reassigned the licenses to your new controller, you can install Trimble Access to the new controller using Trimble Installation Manager.

Subscriptions

If you are using a Trimble Access subscription rather than a perpetual license, you can install Trimble Access 2021.11 onto any supported controller.

To use the software subscription:

  1. The License Administrator in your organization must assign a subscription to you using the Trimble License Manager webapp.

  2. On software startup, you must sign in using your Trimble ID to use the Trimble Access subscription on your controller.

    Subscriptions are locked to that controller until you sign out. Once signed out, you can run Trimble Access on a different controller and sign in to lock the subscription to that controller and use the software.

Don't have a current license? You can still try out the software

You can use Trimble Installation Manager to create a limited demonstration license and then install Trimble Access 2021.11 onto any Windows 10 computer or a supported Trimble controller running Android.

Demonstration licenses are limited to adding 30 points per job, however large jobs created elsewhere can be opened and reviewed. Demonstration licenses allow connections to GNSS receivers and total stations for the first 30 days. After 30 days you can emulate a total station survey using a manual instrument (Windows and Android), and emulate a GNSS survey (Windows only).

You can only create a demonstration license for Trimble Access on devices that do not already have a Trimble Access license.

For more information, refer to the topic To try out software in the Trimble Installation Manager Help for your controller operating system.

Installation and upgrades using Trimble Installation Manager

To install the software to your controller, use the appropriate Trimble Installation Manager for your controller operating system:

  • Trimble Installation Manager for Windows ,

  • Trimble Installation Manager for Android

To install the software to a Windows controller

To download and install Trimble Installation Manager for Windows , connect the controller to the internet, and then go to www.trimble.com/installationmanager and select the TIM for Windows tab.

To run Trimble Installation Manager on the controller, tap the Search icon in the Windows task bar and enter Install. Tap Trimble Installation Manager , in the search results to open the Trimble Installation Manager. When you run the software, it updates itself automatically with the latest changes and software releases.

Jobs that were last used in Trimble Access version 2017.xx and later are automatically converted to the latest version of the software when you open them in Trimble Access. There are a number of tools for converting older jobs. For more information, refer to the Trimble Access: Converting jobs to a newer version document, available from www.trimble.com/support_trl.aspx?Nav=Collection-62098&pt=Trimble%20Access.

Trimble Installation Manager for Windows can be installed and uninstalled as required, without affecting the Trimble Access software.

For more information refer to the Trimble Installation Manager for Windows Help.

To install the software to an Android controller

Trimble Installation Manager for Android is often preinstalled on Trimble Android devices.

To download and install Trimble Installation Manager for Android , connect the controller to the internet, and then go to www.trimble.com/installationmanager and select the TIM for Android tab.

To run Trimble Installation Manager on the controller, go to the Android Apps screen and tap the Trimble Installation Manager for Android icon. When you run the software, it updates itself automatically with the latest changes and software releases.

Trimble Installation Manager for Android must remain installed on the controller for the Trimble Access software to run.

Jobs that were last used in Trimble Access version 2019.xx are automatically converted to the latest version of the software when you open them in Trimble Access. There are a number of tools for converting older jobs. For more information, refer to the Trimble Access: Converting jobs to a newer version document, available from www.trimble.com/support_trl.aspx?Nav=Collection-62098&pt=Trimble%20Access.

For more information refer to the Trimble Installation Manager for Android Help.

Updating office software

You may need to update your office software, so that you can import your Trimble Access version 2021.11 jobs.

All required updates to Trimble Business Center are handled using the Check for updates utility provided with Trimble Business Center.

If you are using other office software such as Trimble Link™ to convert job files to other file formats, install the Trimble Installation Manager onto the computer where Trimble Link is installed and then run Trimble Installation Manager to install office updates.

Solution Improvement Program

The Trimble Solution Improvement Program collects information about how you use Trimble programs and about some of the problems you may encounter. Trimble uses this information to improve the products and features you use most often, to help you to solve problems, and to better meet your needs.

Participation in the program is strictly voluntary. At any time, you can choose to participate, or not to participate in the Solution Improvement Program. To do this, in Trimble Access tap and select About. Tap Legal and select Solution Improvement Program. Select or clear the I would like to participate in the Solution Improvement Program check box.