WHAT'S NEW IN 2023?
In-Person & Virtual Training Events
SITECH Northland Trimble Certified Training will feature a mix of in-person and live stream hardware and software training workshops in 2023. This format provides alternative options making it easier for everyone to attend the training they desire without disrupting schedules.
All live stream training events and Power Hours will be free of cost.
Similar to last year, as 2023 training occurs, the virtual sessions will be recorded and made available to customers here. Access recorded training videos.
Site Technology Course Descriptions
Site Setup Basics
This course will demonstrate how to set up a site from start to finish using Siteworks, Trimble’s site positioning system. We will cover loading design files, setting up the equipment, and site calibration.
- Recommended attendees: Field personnel responsible for site setup and basics SPS functions.
This course will cover the basic features and functions of Trimble Siteworks Rover software, including site setup, calibration, measurement, and stakeout. This course will also cover the advanced functions of Siteworks with an emphasis on advanced staking, design building in the field, and Advanced Measurement module functions.
- Recommended attendees: Great for beginners as well as experienced Rover users that want to know more about each of the basic Siteworks functions available.
This course will cover the cutting-edge functions of Siteworks with an emphasis on advanced staking, design building in the field, and innovative workflows using COGO.
- Recommended attendees: Field personnel that want to learn the advanced capabilities and new features of Trimble Siteworks.
Operational training for Trimble’s next generation machine control platform, Trimble Earthworks. In this course we will cover everything from loading files to system operation.
- Recommended attendees: Machine operators using Trimble Earthworks Machine Control Technology.
Universal Total Station (UTS)
Instruction on the daily setup, calibration, and basic functions of Trimble Universal Total Station with an introduction to UTS uses in Machine Control.
- Recommended attendees: Field personnel who use UTS on site.
In this course we will take an in depth look at the process for setting up a job that requires the use of Intelligent Compaction and Thermal Paving technology. In this course, everything from preparing site files, connecting to the VRS network, file synchronization and management, and daily check-in of IC equipped machines, will be covered. We will also cover on machine display operation and recommended settings for both PCS900 (paving) and CCS900 (compaction) software.
Recommended Attendees: GPS Champions and field personnel responsible for the set up and supervision of Intelligent Compaction and Thermal Paving operations.
Site Technology - POWER HOURS
Earthworks Infield Design
See the step-by-step process for creating an infield design using the Trimble Earthworks machine control software.
Learn how to stake a Catch Point, Side Slope and more in this in-depth look into Siteworks staking methods.
Siteworks COGO/Creating Surface as a Design
Use point, linework data, and more in the field to create a finished design which can be used in the Trimble Rover or Machine Control systems.
Siteworks Volume Calculation
Learn to calculate material volumes compared to a finish design surface or a specified elevation, while accounting for expansion or compaction in this in-depth look into Siteworks Volume Calculations.
Trimble Business Center to Trimble Rover & Machine Control
Understand the workflow from the office to the field with this session on exporting files from Trimble Business Center to the Rover and Machine control systems.
Rover Design and Calculation Exercises (Outdoor Session)
This course will be entirely hands-on, allowing the Rover operator to connect to our Base Station and work through a series of tasks. Tasks covered in this session will include the following: creating a 3D Linework design and exporting to Trimble Machine Control; creating a building pad surface model and exporting to Trimble Machine Control; performing a basement excavation volume calculation and exporting to a PDF report; and performing an original grade topography to compare to a finish grade design. Self-guided design build. GPS or UTS.
3D Machine Control and Basic Site Troubleshooting
Instruction for company mechanics and technicians, focused on troubleshooting and diagnosing GPS issues. Recommended attendees: Company technicians and shop personnel responsible for technical work and troubleshooting on 3D machines.
TBC Course Descriptions
New TBC users: You must attend both day one and day two Basics courses prior to attending the Advanced courses. Experienced TBC users: You are allowed to sign up for Advanced courses without attending any previous courses. All attendees must have Trimble Business Center version 5.8 or higher installed on their computer prior to attending a TBC course.
*All Attendees must have Trimble Business Center version 5.8 or higher installed on their computer. Attendees may also bring their own monitor to class if they prefer. Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided.
Business Center Basics
Learn how to navigate in TBC. Users will also learn how to import, manage layers, create simple templates, and customize TBC for their needs.
Attendees: Required for users who are new to TBC.
Use TBC to perform quantity takeoffs by building a 3D model. Users will learn how to build original ground and finished ground models, manage site improvements, and run takeoff reports.
Attendees: New users who have attended Business Center Basics and experienced users of TBC looking for a refresher.
Prerequisites: Business Center Basics
Data Prep Basics
Use TBC to prepare data, build models, and export to Trimble GPS equipment. Users will learn how to build their 3D models, and create surfaces for field use.
Attendees: New users who have attended Business Center Basics and experienced users of TBC, looking for a refresher.
Prerequisites: Business Center Basics
Use TBC to perform quantity takeoffs by building a 3D model. Users will learn how to build more complex original ground and finished ground models, manage site improvements, and run takeoff reports using advanced commands and workflows.
Attendees: Experienced users of TBC or those that have completed the previous day’s course of Takeoff Basics and are comfortable to move into this fast paced course.
Prerequisites: Takeoff Basics
Data Prep Advanced
Use TBC to prepare more complex data, build models, and export to Trimble GPS equipment. Users will learn how to build their 3D models, and create surfaces for field use using advanced commands and workflows.
Attendees: Experienced users of TBC or those that have completed the previous day’s course of Data Prep Basics and are comfortable to move into this fast paced course.
Prerequisites: Data Prep Basics
TBC POWER HOUR
Learn how to create projects in WorksManager and export design files from Trimble Business Center to your WorksManager project.