Learn What’s New in the Trimble Connect Application Suite

This page provides an overview of the latest additions and improvements to the Connect application suite. Please contact our support team (connect-support@trimble.com) with any questions!

 

October 2019 Update

Feature Announcement: The new 3D viewer is now out of beta! Learn more about the new 3D viewer here.

 

March 2019 Update

Important Notice

Please be advised that we will no longer offer full support for the Internet Explorer web browser after May 2019. At that time, we are introducing our new 3D viewer with greatly improved performance and higher quality rendering capabilities, which requires a modern browser. We recommend you upgrade to Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Firefox if you are currently using Internet Explorer 11.

Connect for Browser (2.81)

Defects

  • The Dutch language menu option under the user profile icon was only shown partially.
  • File upload retry was not working when the storage limit was reached for a free user.
  • The download link we created when sharing data through email did not work.
  • IE 11 and Edge: it was not possible to access the comments section when navigating between pages.

Improvements

We are introducing the Trimble Connect Visualizer plugin! It is made available in the Apps page and can be used with the Trimble Connect for Windows application to generate beautiful, interactive renderings with the click of your mouse.

The messages in notifications related to suggested upgrades and opening of Sketchup (SKP) files have been improved.

 

January 2019 Update

Connect System Updates (2.80)

Based on requests from users, we are now hiding users that have been removed from your projects in the list of project members in the Team page.

Improved tracking of shared data: information about shared files and recipients can now be included in Activity reports.

We have added support for another language: users in the Czech Republic can now use Connect in their own language, as well - Vítejte v aplikaci Connect!

Connect for Browser (2.80)

Change of address: the Connect browser application has a new URL. The new address is https://web.connect.trimble.com. Users who navigate to the old URL will automatically be redirected.

Defects

Markup save/discard popup is now shown without 2D viewer refresh.

Share data: we fixed an error that occurred while using the "Get started" button for "Any users with link" mode.

Enhancements

We are introducing improvements for File Upload in Data Explorer: with the new upload function the Connect application will no longer be locked when files are being uploaded. Instead, a new File Upload Bar is presented when uploads are started; completed uploads are clearly indicated.

Connect for Windows (1.7)

The latest release of Trimble Connect Desktop addresses a number of issues reported for R1.6 related to conversion of models that were encountered by some users.

Connect Sync (2.48)

The latest release of the Sync tool for Connect has performance improvements that result in reduced processing time of sync operations.

The Sync tool now shows folder transactions in the sync progress window and the number of items to be uploaded/downloaded in the Sync preview. Additionally, we have made enhancements in the Activity page to make sorting of data easier.

Last but not least, we have removed some bugs and did some housekeeping to ensure application performance.

 

December 2018 Update

Connect for Mobile (R2.6)

New Features

Large Coordinate Support - Better accuracy for measurements

All the variables that are used to position the model are changed from ‘float’ data type to ‘double’ datatype to prevent floating point precision loss. As a result, measurements and Object property values will be displayed with improved accuracy for models with large coordinates.

Visualizing Selected Object Properties

In 3D model viewer, the objects selected are displayed in a redesigned list panel above the bottom menu bar.

In the objects list, each of the objects is represented by its name and property. The property can be customized for display by choosing it from a list of options in the "Settings" menu.

Marking Properties as Favorites

You can now set any of the object properties as a favorite and apply a filter to only view the favorite properties. Favorite properties are stored on a per-user-per-device basis. Once you set a property as favorite, it will be reflected across all your projects on that device.

Automatic Sums for Favorite Properties

For objects with properties of similar types, values will be summed up and displayed.

If the selected objects have summable values for favorited properties, the values of those properties are summed up and listed under "Sum" menu.

Visualizing Views Created with Hierarchical Objects

Views that are created from other clients using hierarchical objects, with their states/colors are now visualized correctly in TCM.

Object Links in Model Viewer

We are introducing the ability to visualize linked content that is attached to objects in the model viewer. Links will be displayed on top of the selected objects in model viewer.

You can also add/remove link targets for the objects within the links list page. In the object link details page, you can refresh the list to sync the latest link targets for that link.

Attach Existing Data, Create ToDo and URL as Links to Objects

You now have the ability to attach new URLs or existing files in a project to objects. You can also create new ToDo’s for objects selected in the model viewer. Depending on the link type, you can create the appropriate link targets to model objects.

Team Page - Company Mail Listing

This version of Connect for Mobile introduces the ability to invite members to a project. You can search through the list of email addresses belonging to a company to find the person you want to add to your project.

Todo Details Screen - New UX

The Todo details screen is updated to make it easier to use. When creating a new ToDo, you will only see the mandatory fields, which are Title and Description. Other fields like Priority, Assignee and Type will be minimized under "More Options" and the ability to add attachments is made more prominent.

The layout of text entry fields like Title, Description, Type and Completion Percentage is changed so that you don’t have to navigate to a next screen to complete these.

The "Assignee" section is redesigned to include a user thumbnail image, along with the name. The Priority Selection Page now has colored representations based on the type of priority (Low, Normal, High and Critical).

The "Attachments" section is redesigned so that all the attachments are now displayed in a single list with an icon representing the type of attachment (Image, File, Views). The comments section is updated to prominently show the author of the comment.

Text entry fields such as Title, Description, Type fields and Comments are automatically limited to a maximum of four lines to accommodate more information for easy viewing.

Automatic saving of ToDos is supported through live-edit of any of the fields, and this is reflected in the UI by a ‘save’ indicator animation.

The Attachments and Comments section can be expanded and minimized.

A new info section is added to capture information like "Created By", "Last Modified By", and "Last Modified Date".

Lastly, the Assignee selection screen is updated for a clear separation between project team Members and User Groups.

Improvements

Easy Download

A new selection bar is presented when selecting files in the data list. You can now launch the selected files in a single tap using the "Launch" button. If there are any non-downloaded files in the selection, they will be downloaded and launched.

You can also cancel all of the ongoing downloads with a single tap on the "Cancel Download" option.

Show/Hide Multiple Models

It is possible for models to have common objects, that is: objects with same global IDs. You will be able to launch these models together and set the visibility for each of the models. The visibility set for one model will not affect the other model in the viewer.

Team Invite - Usability Improvements

You can now add Email IDs to be invited in the "User Invite" page. Emails are shown in the UI after addition.

You can also edit the e-mail addresses and access a listing of company email addresses by tapping the company icon on the right side of email field.

Team List - Usability Improvements

The Project Members tab in the project page has been redesigned. Project Members and Groups are now separated.

User Details - Phone & Time Zone Preferences

Phone number and Time Zone fields have been added in the User Details page, which can be accessed from the Team List screen.

Connect System Updates (R2.75)

Centralized User Information

User information is no longer stored in the Connect application. All the necessary details for a user are managed through Trimble’s new centralized user information service. This change does not have any impacts for you as an end user.

Minimal user information will be maintained when a new user is invited as part of project.

Migration to Trimble Data Services Cloud Infrastructure

We are continuing our migration of core platform services to the Trimble Data Services cloud infrastructure. For this release, model assimilation (for 3D viewing in Connect client applications) and clash detection were completed.

  • The Dutch language menu option under the user profile icon was only shown partially.
  • File upload retry was not working when the storage limit was reached for a free user.
  • The download link we created when sharing data through email did not work.
  • IE 11 and Edge: it was not possible to access the comments section when navigating between pages.