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

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

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

eNewsletter: August, 2016

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eNewsletter – August, 2016  John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2016 R2 Beta Release, Eric Tanikawa: The Value of On-Line Training! Mark Lull: Traverse PC’s Message View, Oliver Bochsler: SSDs – A Computing Experience John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2016 R2 Beta Release Our next agile release focuses on speeding up parts of the program that run slow in surveys with lots of points, like LIDAR data. The Points Manager is a good example. In previous versions, just opening the Points Manager in a survey with 50,000 … Read More

eNewsletter: July, 2016

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eNewsletter – July, 2016  John Balcom: TPC’s Perpetual License vs Subscriptions, Eric Tanikawa: Yes We Do!, Oliver Bochsler: Turbocharging TPC, Mark Lull: Deleting Points John Balcom: TPC’s Perpetual License vs Subscriptions Here at Traverse PC, we are looking at moving some of our corporate data into the cloud. We sometimes work from remote locations, so cloud access would be convenient, but there are other reasons too, like not maintaining local servers, backups and IT expertise. We will probably end up … Read More

eNewsletter: June, 2016

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eNewsletter – June, 2016 John Balcom: The TPC Connection Is Evolving, Mark Lull: I Waited and Waited but now, I’m All In!, Oliver Bochsler: Window’s Shadow Copies, Eric Tanikawa: Grilled BBQ Teriyaki Chicken Thighs John Balcom: The TPC Connection Is Evolving It’s been a long time since we shipped a program CD with a TPC Connection renewal. Most folks just download the updates from our web site or use the automatic update feature that’s built into TPC. We have also … Read More

eNewsletter: May, 2016

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eNewsletter – May, 2016  John Balcom – TPC Desktop 2016 R1 Drawing Tools, Eric Tanikawa – Did you Miss the Boat?, Oliver Bochsler – What Lies Between the Boundaries?, Mark Lull – Automatic Merging of Program Data John Balcom: TPC Desktop 2016 R1 Drawing Tools Last week was fun. I talked with a number of TPC users who said something to this effect, “I can’t tell you how much I enjoy doing my drawings in TPC”. They said it out … Read More

eNewsletter: April, 2016

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eNewsletter – April, 2016  John Balcom – Best Fit Curve, Mark Lull – Coordinate Reference Systems, Oliver Bochsler – Sending Large Files, Eric Tanikawa – We’ve Got Your Back! John Balcom: Best Fit Curve Last month, I wrote about the new Fit Horizontal Line routine in TPC 2016 R1 (which will soon be released to TPC Connection members only). This month I want to tell you about the Fit Horizontal Curve routine. Traverse PC has had a best fit curve … Read More

eNewsletter: March, 2016

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eNewsletter – March, 2016 John Balcom – Best Fit Line, Mark Lull – Learning Guides, Oliver Bochsler – Better By Design, Eric Tanikawa – TPC Connection Offer John Balcom: Best Fit Line TPC 2016 R1 includes a new Fit Horizontal Line routine. Tie any number of points that reference a line and TPC will create the best fit line using one of three methods. Least Squares – This is a minimally constrained solution, so the end point of the line can … Read More

eNewsletter: February, 2016

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eNewsletter – February, 2016 President’s Message: Rotating and Translating Drawing Objects via COGO, Oliver Bochsler – New CRS Folder and Files, Eric Tanikawa – Surveyor Soup (PBJ: Potato, Bacon and Jalapeno No! It is not Peanut Butter & Jelly) President’s Message: Rotating and Translating Drawing Objects via COGO We just slipped a new feature into V16.0.4 because we wanted you to have it. When you translate and rotate via COGO, you can include drawing survey space objects. TPC will translate and rotate … Read More

eNewsletter: January, 2016

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eNewsletter – January, 2016 President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2016 Videos, Mark Lull: Undo / Redo on Import, Oliver Bochsler: Relabel Points, Eric Tanikawa: Update your old Traverse PC   President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2016 Videos TPC Desktop 2016 shipped on Jan 12th. It has lots of new features, including the new CAD View. We think you’re really going to like it. If you are on the TPC Connection, you have already received an email with the download link and your new serial … Read More

eNewsletter: December, 2015

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eNewsletter – December, 2015 Holiday Office Closures, President’s Message: Traverse PC’s New CAD View, Mark Lull: Coordinate Conversion During Import and Export, Oliver Bochsler: Online and eReader Learning Guides, Eric Tanikawa: Year-end Tax Savings Available Holiday Office Closures: Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. We will also be closed on Friday, January 1st for the New Year’s Day holiday. President’s Message: Traverse PC’s New CAD View We added a new CAD View to TPC … Read More

eNewsletter: November, 2015

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eNewsletter – November, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure, President’s Message: Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016, Mark Lull: News Flash: Traverse PC Produces Time Machine!, Oliver Bochsler: More Google Earth Enhancements Coming in 2016, Eric Tanikawa: Dropping Support for TPC Desktop 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure: Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. President’s Message: Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016 A few weeks ago, we posted a Grid <=> Ground (5:01) video showing how … Read More

eNewsletter: October, 2015

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eNewsletter – October, 2015 Temporary Office Closure, President’s Message: Tell Someone About Traverse PC!, Eric Tanikawa: Clarifying TPC’s Single User License, Oliver Bochsler: Google Earth Enhancements Coming in 2016!, Mark Lull: How to Stay Up-to-Date with Traverse PC Temporary Office Closure: Our offices will be closed from 11 AM to 2 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) from Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 23rd for meetings. President’s Message: Tell Someone About Traverse PC! Most of our sales come from word of mouth. Someone who uses TPC tells … Read More

eNewsletter: September, 2015

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eNewsletter – September, 2015 President’s Message: Using the Drawing Data Manager, Mark Lull: Point Codes and Attributes, Oliver Bochsler: Are You Ready for a Network License?, Eric Tanikawa: There’s the Snap! It’s on the Way! And… It’s Good! President’s Message: Using the Drawing Data Manager A TPC user recently wanted to place a lightly shaded rectangle behind their legend but then the legend disappeared. The fix was simple. The rectangle needed to be behind the legend in the drawing order. So … Read More

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