Surfaces – June 2018

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 (54:00) (2:20) Example Survey topo survey for architect export CAD file (8:37) Surface Overview source & border TIN Breaklines Slope Analysis (18:34) Surface Modeling site survey adding a border using breaklines to model the surface using exclusions smoothing contours exporting to CAD (41:10) Grading, Drainage and Volumes construction survey creating transects (profiles) from a surface creating a finished grade moving a traverse to finished grade creating the subgrade surface computing volumes

Jack Kessler Trains BLM for Lode Mining Claims

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I am a Mineral Surveyor and have been one for some time. The BLM retained me to teach BLM surveyors at the National training center in Phoenix the methods of dependent resurveys of Lode mining claims. I put the plat together as a demo for my talks and lectures on how to follow the notes. It also served as a lead in to why TPC is perfectly suited for surveyors of all types. The NTS training sessions were designed to … Read More

eNewsletter: May 2018

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  Traverse PC Land Survey Software… From Your Point of View TPC Desktop 2018 Release 1 is Now Available! Streamline Your Workflows We’re taking a fresh new approach to some of the things you do every day in order to streamline your workflows. Our goal is your goal – take a project from beginning to end as efficiently as possible. So whether you are writing legal descriptions, adding crows feet to a drawing, labeling curves and spirals or platting your … Read More

Anthony Cavell Explains Traverses

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“Traverse PC is perhaps the most innovative survey/analysis/drawing software by NOT trying to innovate (change) how surveys are done! It uses data in groups, made logically as a surveyor thinks, called ‘TRAVERSES’. It increases the surveyor’s confidence, drawing accuracy, and in the end, productivity.” J. Anthony Cavell, PLS, CFedS, Baton Rouge, LA

Patrick A. McGannon, Registered Professional Surveyor, Ohio

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“To all of the staff at Traverse P.C. : I had to take a moment to thank you all, for the great new feature, Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions. This is the most powerful and complete legal description writing program, included with any survey software I have ever seen. The description writing feature is a real time saver and eliminates all of those annoying typographic errors. My time in preparing a legal description, in my own style, has decreased by over … Read More

Ben Yanez, RLS  – Globe, AZ

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“Traverse PC is a great company to work with and they produce the best software for land surveyors. First, the software is made specifically for land surveying, organizing survey data such as points, traverses and drawings far better than any CAD program can do. The more complicated the project, the more Traverse PC software rises above the competition. Also, the customer service is outstanding. They are very responsive to customer input and also provide individualized help in using the software. … Read More

James C. “Pete” Rawls  – Winnesboro, LA

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“Traverse PC is a great cogo and drafting software; developed with the land surveyor in mind. I would not want to go back to the “big boy” cadd package I used for years. Updates and improvements are frequent. Customer support is second to none.” James C. “Pete” Rawls  – Winnesboro, LA

Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions – April 2018

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(58 min) Welcome & Overview 6:43 Typical Workflows We’ll take a quick look at 3 typical workflows Add a legal description to a drawing Write a legal description for a title company Generate a Traverse Report for multiple lots, each with a legal description 16:21 Styles  Styles are like drawing templates Edit once, reuse many times Styles are phrases and settings 19:51 Settings Distance & Direction Individual Courses Area Miscellaneous 25:04 Phrases  25:59 Sequence phrases for POC and POB 27:09 … Read More

eNewsletter: April 2018

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  TPC Desktop 2018 Release 1 – Sneak Peek Videos Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions (2:25) Surface Exclusions (1:24) Crows Feet (3:30) Multi-Line Curve Labels (1:12) Prioritizing Traverse Drawing Settings (2:45) Coming in April! April Webinar Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions in Depth April 25 & 26 Styles Sequence Phrases Geometric Phrases Nested Phrases Using placeholders to insert data Traverses define the parcels Specifying Point of Commencement and Point of Beginning Q&A New TPC Maps in Our Map Gallery! Tom Wawrzeniak uses … Read More

eNewsletter: March 2018

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  Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificates Attend one of our live webinars and you can request a CEU Certificate. During the live webinar, we’ll include three letter codes. After the webinar, we’ll send you an on-line form. Submit the codes and payment and we’ll send you a certificate. Certificates are free to TPC Connection memebers. Others will pay $150 / webinar. Submit the certificate to your state for 1 hour of CEU credits. March Webinar What’s new in TPC Desktop 2018 … Read More

Planning Workflows – February 2018

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(1 hr 5 min) 2:35 Job Folder Subfolders for all contractors, city, client, etc 4:12 Site Survey background photos use point codes to create features 6:36 City Requirements parking, lighting, access, etc. 10:29 Parking Layout meet all city requirements use multi-point editing tools show dimensions create details 33:10 Grading & Drainage pervious / impervious areas transects & grading plan 38:46 Pavement & Curbing generate quantities for bid export CAD drawings for bid 42:34 BioSwales & Landscaping interior parking islands bio-swales and typicals landscaping non-CAD contractor drawings 49:35 Overhead … Read More

eNewsletter: February 2018

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  Support is Ending for TPC Desktop 2015 We will no longer be maintaining TPC Desktop 2015 after February 2018. We do this when the technologies a version uses become obsolete (updates to your computer’s hardware or OS may cause parts of TPC to stop working properly). You are welcome to continue using your copy of TPC Desktop 2015, but we want to offer you one last chance to get current. and update to TPC Desktop 2018. call 800.460.3002  offer expires … Read More

CAD Workflows – January 2018

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(50:48) Workflow Overview Simplified Workflow Drawing View Xreference Workflow Reference to Survey Layers Drawing Data Manager Tools Convert to Survey Exporting Data Drawing View Import Workflow Send/Receive Between Drawings and CAD View Workflow

eNewsletter: January 2018

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  Announcing TPC Desktop 2018 released January 3rd This version of TPC is all about improving your workflows.We’ve taken a look at some of the most common workflows and asked, How can we make this more efficient? This has led to fewer steps, greater consistency and better results in TPC Desktop 2018.Here are some examples of how TPC is improving your workflows. You’re reconciling a project you did years ago, before GPS with a new project. An architect sends you … Read More

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)

Robert C Hines  – Eugene, OR

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“I highly recommend Traverse PC. Great support and always updating to support the users. I have used this software for years with my previous employer and now will be using it as my go-to platform for my new private practice startup.” Robert C Hines  – Eugene, OR

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