What’s New in TPC Desktop 2018 – December 2017

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(42:43) CAD File Xrefs Tangent Intersections New Leader Tools Selecting and Editing Points Improvements Drawing Data Manager Improvements (If you aren’t already using the Drawing Data Manager, you’re missing out on a great tool!) LandXML Surfaces with Hidden Faces Legal Description Decimal Places Path Options in the Tasks Manager Generic Raw Data (CSV) Import/Export Improvements Groups Improvements

eNewsletter: December, 2017

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018! We hope 2017 was a good year for you and wish you all the best in the new one. 2017 was a good year for us. We celebrated our 30-year anniversary. In 1987, we set out to write surveying software for surveyors that is practical, innovative and fun to use. That original vision has guided us for the past 30 years and is still our focus today. So if you have been with … Read More

Traverse PC Basics – How it Works and Why it Works that Way – November 2017

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(44:56) 0:44 Point of View (Engineers vs. Surveyors, CAD vs. TPC) 3:18 All TPC Views Based on Data 4:51 Managers and Views 5:49 Tasks Manager 8:32 Points Manager 9:48 Traverses Manager 13:28 Drawings Manager 14:32 Names within your Survey 18:50 Drawing View 30:16 Traverse View 41:56 Resources Traverse PC Basics Q&A 11-15-17 (14:29) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-25-17 with live video links) Traverse PC Basics Q&A 11-16-17 (16:04) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-26-17 with live video links)

Line Label Formatting in TPC Desktop 2017 – October 2017

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How to format Line Labels with unlimited options in TPC Desktop 2017 Line Label Formatting in TPC Desktop 2017 (30:46) Line Label Formatting Q&A 10-25-17 (14:29) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-25-17 with live links) Line Label Formatting Q&A 10-26-17 (16:04) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-26-17 with live links)

What’s New in TPC Desktop 2015 – August 2017

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What’s New in TPC Desktop 2015 – (PowerPoint Presentation with live links)   Beginning with TPC Desktop 2010, TPC sports a new user interface with dockable panes and new managers. We use TPC Desktop 2015 to show it off. Updated Interface with TPC Desktop 2015 – (PowerPoint Presentation with live links)   You may need the PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft to open the PowerPoint files.  It is available as a free download from Microsoft HERE

eNewsletter: August 2017

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  Office Hours 7 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). We will be closed Friday, September 1- Monday, September 4 for Labor Day Join Traverse PC If you own TPC, join the Traverse PC Users group. If you’re interested in TPC, join the General Discussion group. Learn how to streamline your workflows in the NEW Learning Center Announcing TPC Desktop v17.2 This update of TPC Desktop includes dozens of enhancements to streamline your … Read More

eNewsletter: June 2017

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  Office Hours (We will be closed July 3rd and 4th) 7 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Join Traverse PC If you own TPC, join the Traverse PC Users group. If you’re interested in TPC, join the General Discussion group. Learn how to draw scale breaks in the NEW Learning Center Announcing TPC Desktop v17.1 This update of TPC Desktop includes dozens of enhancements to streamline your workflows. Like saving individual traverse reports and … Read More

Ed Barnett, Washington, Indiana

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Your instructions were very concise and accurate, as usual. I was able to create the detail drawing the first time through. I really appreciate the great support from you and John over the years. I have attached the plat. View PDF

eNewsletter: May, 2017

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eNewsletter – May, 2017 John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2017 R1 Released!, Mark Lull: CAD View Improvements, Oliver Bochsler: Traverse Reports, Eric Tanikawa: Agile Releases – A TPC Connection  Perk John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2017 R1 Released! We released TPC Desktop 2017 R1 on May 15th to our TPC Connection members. If you are on the TPC Connection, you should have already received your download instructions and we hope you are enjoying it. Agile Releases, like this one, are available only … Read More

eNewsletter: April, 2017

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eNewsletter – April, 2017 John Balcom: Another Surveyor Walks Away From CAD, Mark Lull: Drawing View Enhancements, Oliver Bochsler: Convert to Survey in the CAD View, Eric Tanikawa: Real Land Surveyor’s Corn Bread (With Smoked Bacon) John Balcom: Another Surveyor Walks Away From CAD Last week, I was on the phone with Scott, a long time TPC user. He started the conversation with , “I’m not updating my CAD program. I’m now doing all my drawings in TPC”. The week … Read More

eNewsletter: March, 2017

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eNewsletter – March, 2017 John Balcom: The New TPC Desktop Learning Center We are pleased to announce the new TPC Desktop Learning Center. This is the place to come when you want to discover and evaluate TPC or learn how to use it better. We’ve combined videos, learning guides, help topics, web pages and on-line resources in one place. Organized by Functionality We’ve started with over 30 broad topics for you to choose from. Open the tab for the topic … Read More

eNewsletter: February, 2017

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eNewsletter – February, 2017 John Balcom: A Little Consistency Goes a Long Way, Mark Lull: I Told You So!, Oliver Bochsler: Leader Enhancements, Eric Tanikawa: Pennsylvania Visit and Chocolate! John Balcom: A Little Consistency Goes a Long Way We continue making TPC Desktop easier for you to learn and use. TPC Desktop 2017 (released January 30th, 2017) is no exception. It includes a number of changes implemented specifically with this goal in mind. Help When You Need It – Last … Read More

Grant Beach – Opus Stewart Weir Ltd – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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“I finally had a chance to work with TPC Desktop 2017 and boy have you guys got something special going on with this version. I found it really easy to learn and incorporate into my existing drawing. Have a look at the PDF of a job that I labeled in probably half the time it would have taken with TPC Desktop 2016. I’m really excited to work with this new version and can see why you have been pushing it … Read More

eNewsletter: January, 2017

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eNewsletter – January, 2017 Mark Lull: TPC Desktop 2017 – The Best Release Ever! Wow! What an honor! I got this entire newsletter to myself! Why? I stated in my last newsletter article that, “No other software can do what we do”. Well, as we wrap up TPC Desktop 2017 and get it ready for release, everyone here at Traverse PC keeps ribbing me for saying, “this is the best release ever”. I bring it up just about every time … Read More

Allen Yard, PLS – A. R. E. A. Surveying, First Place Plat

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Allen Yard, PLS, A. R. E. A. Surveying in Waterford, PA (AREASurveying.net) took first place in the Subdivision category of the Plat Competition at the 2016 PSLS Conference with this plat that was created in Traverse PC.  Allen is planning to submit two plats for this year’s competition and Traverse PC’s Eric Tanikawa will be there.  Good luck in the competition, Allen! View PDF

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