Trimble MEP Robotic Total Station Layout Training – Regional

This training course affords participants an opportunity to acquire the skills and experience to effectively operate a Trimble Robotic Total Station configured for use in the mechanical, electrical and piping (MEP) disciplines of the construction industry.

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Class Setting

Virtual

Course Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend

Journeymen, Management, Operational Management, Construction Managers, Project Managers

Course overview

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to effectively operate a current model of Trimble MEP Robotic Total Station in their workplaces.

The layout training takes place in an instructor-led classroom with an approach that effectively combines demonstrations with hands-on practical exercises to reinforce learning. The instruction is delivered over 2 consecutive days.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively layout points using the system hardware, software, and accessories
  • Demonstrate basic competency with tablet controller and software (Trimble Field Link)
  • Describe the importance of site control
  • Describe best practices of system maintenance and storage
  • Effectively troubleshoot system software and hardware

Training Modules

Training Modules

Module 1– Robotic Total Station System Overview

  • Distance/Angle Measurement
  • Shooting in Control Points (Good and Bad Examples)
  • Direct Reflex
  • RTS Specifications
  • Track Light/Trimble Vision
  • Active/Passive Tracking
  • Battery Life and Conditioning

Module 2 – Parts, Pieces, and Setup

  • Tri-Pod – Setup, Safety and Security
  • Tribrach: Leveling Screws, Optical Plummet, Leveling Bubble,
  • Robot Head: Optics and EDM, Track light or Camera, Buttons and Knobs, Firmware.
  • Prism Pole: Pieces, configurations and Calibration
  • MT1000 or 360 Prism w/ target ID
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Column Clamp (if applicable)Carrying cases and bags

Module 3 – The Trimble Tablet Environment

  • Windows 7 User Interface: LED lights, Function buttons, Virtual Keyboard,Wi-Fi, Power Button
  • Joystick
  • USB plugs
  • Power Plug
  • Headphones Jack
  • Integrated Radio
  • Integrated Camera and Flash
  • Gorilla Glass and Screen Protector
  • Windows Mobility Center; display brightness, Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Storing projects in file folders
  • Transferring files between field and office: USB drive, FTO transfer site, email attachments
  • Introduction to Building Construction Installation Manager (BCIM)

Module 4 – Trimble Field Link for MEP

  • Main Menu Button: Home Base
  • Information Button: Current Version, Tablet Serial Number, Software Maintenance Expiration
  • Minimize Button
  • Home/Close Button

Module 5 – Trimble Field Link – Jobs Menu

  • Jobs Ribbon: Manage, Import (CAD, Points) ,Export (CAD, Points)

Module 6 – Trimble Field Link – Create Data Menu

  • Create Data Ribbon: Create from Model, Offset Points, Point Manager, Layer Manager

Module 7 – Trimble Field Link – Layout Menu

  • Layout Ribbon: Setup Instrument, Points, Linework, Arcs, Wall Penetrations

Module 8 – Laying Out Points

  • Map View vs. Hockey puck and Bulls eye
  • Green tolerance arrows
  • Point Dialog box pop-ups
  • Visual Layout

Module 9 – The Collect Data Menu

  • Collect Data Ribbon: Setup Instrument, Points, Linework, Floor Plan

Module 10 – Collecting Data

  • Creating a New Job
  • Operate Robotic Total Station using hardware servo knobs and software options.
  • Adding field data to an existing job

Module 11 – The Model Viewer Ribbon

  • Model Viewer Ribbon: Pan, Orbit, Wireframe,Rendered, Map Options Button

Module 12 – The Tools Ribbon

  • Tools Ribbon: Compute, Unit Conversion

Module 13– The Reports Ribbon

  • Reports Ribbon: Daily Layout Summary, Layout Deviations, Field Reports

Module 14 – The Settings Ribbon

  • Settings Ribbon: Units & Format, Setup & Layout, Contact

Module 15 – The Instrument Control Panel

  • Instrument Control Panel Button: Connection, Level & Temperature, Target, Reference Elevation, Measure, Calibration, Target Mode, Track Light (RTS 555, 655), EDM Mode, Joystick, Search

Module 16 – Map Options Button

  • Map Options Button: Display Tab ( point Info, background coloring), Layers Tabs (layer viewing options)

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