For those of you who’ve imported a Trimble .job file into Land Desktop, you may recall that when you converted the file to an FBK format, the Trimble add-on first created the FBK file then immediately launched the LDT utility to import the FBK file. Well, what’s old is new again and what at first I thought was just a bit of marketing on Trimble’s part turns out to be a pretty nifty tool.
The recently posted Trimble Link for Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 (with direct FBK file import) interfaces directly with the Survey databases, letting you create a new survey data base; add FBK data to a network in an existing database; or create a new network. Basically, you can control all the settings you normally set directly in the Survey toolspace. See image below.
This is not a major revealation, but it may save you a few clicks and those can all add up to time savings.