In this article we go over the basic reports that can be used in Trimble Field Link. You will also learn how to download, save, and locate these reports from the My Downloads explorer file.  Reports include Daily Layout Summary, Layout Deviation, and Field (aka Job) Reports. These reports are used to show supervisors, superintendents, and/or project managers what is being working on as well as what can be pulled weekly, bi-weekly, or at the frequency needed.

Once in Field Link, all reports can be found by clicking on “More” and then “Reports.” Let’s review the first report by choosing Daily Layout Summary and pick the day that you want to preview. Information includes:

  • Day report is created
  • Time
  • Date of layout
  • Job name
  • Setup time
  • Setup type
  • Instrument location
  • Instrument position within
  • Control points
  • Quality of shot
  • Position of instrument

Something to note – each layout session, or setup, is recorded separately but included in a single report. This means if you are performing multiple setups, each setup will be recorded. So, if you perform one setup at the beginning of your day and another session after lunch, each layout session will have its own setup record.

In the summary you can view the total points laid out, the points laid out per hour and your tolerances, plus your total sessions will be combined. Below your summary, all of your points will be listed by name, setup, description, and vertical and horizontal distances. Click Save after you view the Daily Layout Summary, and it will save as a PDF.

To view the Layout Deviation Report, go back to the Reports menu. This report will include point name, description, layer, X, Y, elevation, and distances. Just click Save and a popup will appear that will include the location where the report will be saved as a CSV file. You also can designate a different file location if you wish. The Layout Deviation Report will always be saved as a CSV file.

For the Field /Job Report, once clicked you will be prompted to add the destination where you wish the file to be saved and you will need to name the file. Click Preview to view the report and information that is being saved and then click Save. 

To access your reports, minimize the Field Link window and click on the folder that appears next to the Explorer icon. Once the folder is opened, click on Documents, Trimble Field Link and then Reports. You will see a list of files for each of the reports that you have saved. Within the files are PDFs that, once clicked, will open in a web browser window.

We hope that this tutorial was useful to better understand the many tools that Trimble Field Link has to offer. For additional training, contact BuildingPoint West and a team member will be glad to assist you.

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