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

Surveyor Needed in American Samoa

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We received the following information from one of our users in American Samoa. They are looking for a surveyor. Here is your opportunity! “I am in the process of closing down my survey business. Old age has taken it toll. “So you better understand there are only 3 licensed surveyors here in American Samoa. I am one of the three. Both of the other two work for the American Samoan Government and do not have time to do much outside … 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

TPC Desktop 2017 Pre-Release Update Offers Available

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TPC Desktop 2017 special pre-release update offers are now available to all Traverse PC users.  It doesn’t matter if you are on version 1 or on TPC Desktop 2016 – We have a special offer for you! Eric Tanikawa, Traverse PC Sales #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #topography #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss #rtk #traversepc

Traverse PC Holiday Schedule

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Our offices will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday weekend. We will also be closed Saturday, December 31st through Monday, January 2nd for the New Year holiday weekend. Please spend time with your families and loved ones and be safe.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Mark Lull, Technical Support #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #topography #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss … Read More

Improving Workflow and Efficiency

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In case you hadn’t noticed, we are all very excited about the improvements we are making to TPC Desktop. The reason is that all of the improvements we are making have the potential to save you a lot of time. From the very first version of Traverse PC, we have focused on improving your efficiency by providing tools that are intuitive for surveyors to use and that allow you to automate much of your workflow. The more things we can … Read More

Dennis Michael, PLS – Fruitland, IA

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“I’ve been using Traverse PC in my new business for almost a year now.  It was very easy for me to understand and I was up and running, creating professional looking plats in no time. “The staff is very knowledgeable and there to help you if/when you need it.  One of the best decisions that I have made! “Thanks TPC!“ Dennis Michael, PLS Fruitland, IA

New Font Tools

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Traverse PC Desktop 2017 will have many new features, however only one of them will change the world. Just kidding. It may not change the world but it will make your life a bit easier. I’ve been working on Font Tools. It’s a new right-click menu in the Drawing Data Manager that’s designed to help you manage the fonts used by the drawing. Simply expand the Font subtree and right-click a font to get to your options. Convert To Font: … Read More

Help When You Need It

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Here at Traverse PC, we have been evaluating potential road blocks to learning and using TPC. Those moments when you have to break stride to figure out how and why TPC did or didn’t do something you thought it should or shouldn’t have done. We know these are inherent in any software, but we want to minimize them so you can work confidently and efficiently with TPC. We just added 187+ help topics for the pop-up message windows in TPC. … Read More

New Subscription Options

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We want to provide more options for you to take advantage of all the new features and improvements we are constantly making to Traverse PC. To do this, we have implemented a new TPC Software Subscription plan that may appeal to those of you who do not care about having a perpetual license. Here’s how it works. You have the option of purchasing a 90-day subscription for any Edition of TPC at a very competitive price. At the end of … Read More

eNewsletter: November, 2016

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eNewsletter – November, 2016 John Balcom: Help When You Need It, Oliver Bochsler: New Font Tools, Mark Lull: Improving Workflow and Efficiency, Eric Tanikawa: New Subscription Options John Balcom: Help When You Need It Here at Traverse PC, we have been evaluating potential road blocks to learning and using TPC. Those moments when you have to break stride to figure out how and why TPC did or didn’t do something you thought it should or shouldn’t have done. We know … Read More

eNewsletter: October, 2016

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eNewsletter – October, 2016  John Balcom: Font Conversion, Mark Lull: Traverse Drawing Settings, Oliver Bochsler: TPC’s Hotlinks, Eric Tanikawa: Texas Visit and BBQ! John Balcom: Font Conversion We recently posted a hot fix to TPC Desktop 2016 R2 that had just one addition that a user needed to clean up a printer driver issue – Convert Fonts. Once you have the latest update to TPC Desktop 2016 R2, in the Drawing View, choose Tools | Convert Fonts and TPC will … Read More

eNewsletter: September, 2016

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eNewsletter – September, 2016 John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2016 R2 Is Ready, Mark Lull: Your TPC Desktop License, Oliver Bochsler: TPC Desktop 2017, Eric Tanikawa: Let’s Tailgate! John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2016 R2 Is Ready TPC Desktop 2016 R2 is ready. If you are on the TPC Connection, you’ve already received your download instructions and we hope you are already enjoying it. This release of TPC Desktop is all about SPEED. You can now work comfortably with larger surveys. Example … Read More

SSDs – A Computing Experience

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With the speed improvements from TPC 2016 R2 coming soon, it made sense to talk about another way to make your computer faster that doesn’t involve new software. TPC has made a great effort to ensure opening and working with survey files is fast. Opening a large survey on a standard hard disk drive versus a newer SSD can make all the difference. I’m going to talk a bit about SSDs – Solid State Drives. SSDs are one of the … Read More

Traverse PC’s Message View

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The Message View (Window | Message View) is one of the ways that Traverse PC communicates with the user. It is stored automatically and retains all messages, past and current, until the user removes them. I sometimes receive files from users who may be having trouble doing something in Traverse PC. When I open the file, TPC pops up the Message View telling me that it has detected this or that which could interfere with some operations. It is important … Read More

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