eNewsletter: August, 2015

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eNewsletter – August, 2015 President’s Message: 70% Conversion, Mark Lull: Traverse PC and Windows 10, Oliver Bochsler: Multi-Column Legend, Eric Tanikawa: The Traverse PC Website Search Tool President’s Message: 70% Conversion One of the metrics we track here at TPC is our lead conversion rate. Of those who contact us about Traverse PC for the first time, how many end up buying? So far this year, it’s 70%. So 7 of every 10 who contact us about Traverse PC purchase it right away. This varies for any … Read More

eNewsletter: July, 2015

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eNewsletter – July, 2015  President’s Message: Alaska Vacation, Mark Lull: KML and KMZ Files, Oliver Bochsler: Scaling Up for Larger Surveys, Eric Tanikawa: The “Ultimate” BBQ Tuna Steak Recipe (EDITED) President’s Message: Alaska Vacation ‘Nuff said. John Balcom, MSE, PLS, GISP Mark Lull: KML and KMZ Files I recently received an email from one of our CFedS Traverse PC users in Arizona about using KML and KMZ files (KMZ files are compressed versions of KML files) in Google Earth. This … Read More

eNewsletter: June, 2015

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eNewsletter – June, 2015 Very interesting article, “Mapping the Appalachian Trail” in the June issue of xyHt magazine. Long-time TPC users Chuck Sager and Joe Fuerst worked on this project. President’s Message: Update2015 Drop-Dead Update Offer, Mark Lull: Geo-referencing and KML, Oliver Bochsler: Multiple Survey Backups – How does it Work?, Eric Tanikawa: The Latest Recipe for Success – TPC Desktop 2015 R1 President’s Message: Update2015 Drop-Dead Update Offer We talk to TPC users everyday who are still using their 10+ year old version of TPC and love it. They know they are missing … Read More

eNewsletter: May, 2015

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eNewsletter – May, 2015 Check out Tony Cavell’s article, “To Think Like a Surveyor” in the April issue of The American Surveyor President’s Message: So What’s the Big Deal About Google Earth KML Files and Why Should I Care?,  Mark Lull: Agile Release TPC Desktop 2015 R1,  Oliver Bochsler: Scratching the Surface of Google’s Earth,  Eric Tanikawa: Is it Time to Throw Out that Old T-Shirt? President’s Message: So What’s the Big Deal About Google Earth KML Files and Why Should I Care? There … Read More

eNewsletter: April, 2015

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eNewsletter – April, 2015 Check out Tony Cavell’s article, “To Think Like a Surveyor” in the April issue of The American Surveyor  President’s Message: Adding USGS quad maps to Google Earth,  Oliver Bochsler: Where in the World are My TRB Files?,  Eric Tanikawa: Eats Crow!,  Mark Lull: Learning to Use Traverse PC President’s Message: Adding USGS quad maps to Google Earth You will want to read Oliver’s section of the March eNewsletter to see what Traverse PC is planning for Google Earth. You’ll have … Read More

eNewsletter: March, 2015

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eNewsletter – March, 2015 President’s Message:  Innovative Plat Checking,  Mark Lull:  Online Screen Sharing,  Oliver Bochsler:  Traverse PC and KML  Eric Tanikawa:  Is It Madness? President’s Message: Innovative Plat Checking I recently presented at the LSAW (Land Surveyors Association of Washington) conference and had the chance to talk with a number of Traverse PC users. One of the topics that came up was Plat Checking. I listened to the issues that were raised and was reminded how TPC had, once … Read More

eNewsletter: February, 2015

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eNewsletter – February, 2015   President’s Message:  Is Traverse PC Right for Me?  Mark Lull:  TPC Desktop 2015 – Smoothest Release Ever!  Oliver Bochsler:  Automatic Updates and Agile Releases,  Eric Tanikawa:  First 300 Special Recipe President’s Message: Is Traverse PC Right for Me? We talk with people every day who are trying to decide if TPC is right for them. They’ve done their research, come back to TPC and ordered their copy.  But buying new software, especially if it is … Read More

eNewsletter: January, 2015

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eNewsletter – January, 2015 President’s Message:  Automatic Lot Setbacks, Mark Lull:  Edit Multiple Selected Objects, Oliver Bochsler:  Survey Point Properties, Eric Tanikawa:  “No Brainer!” President’s Message: Automatic Lot Setbacks TPC Desktop 2015 includes one of our most requested features – Automatic Lot Setbacks. Just tell TPC: What distances to use for Front/Side/Rear setbacks Which lot lines are Front/Side/Rear What line type and color to use and TPC does the rest. Sounds easy right? Well it is, and here’s why. We’ve explored … Read More

eNewsletter: December, 2014

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eNewsletter – December, 2014 President’s Message:  Catching up with PC Desktop 2015, Eric Tanikawa:  Traverse PC and the Section 179 Tax Deduction, Oliver Bochsler:  Automatic Program Updates, Mark Lull:  TPC Desktop 2014 and Windows XP President’s Message: Catching up with TPC Desktop 2015 If you were on the TPC Connection this year, you received TPC Desktop 2014 releases 0, 1 and 2. We packed a lot of stuff into those agile releases and have really enjoyed your feedback on the … Read More

eNewsletter: November, 2014

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eNewsletter – November, 2014 President’s Message: LandXML Support, Eric Tanikawa: TPC’s Most Viewed Videos, Oliver Bochsler: Insert Existing Points and the “What” list, Mark Lull:  TPC’s Drawing Data Manager – An Underused Resource plus: A Correction President’s Message: LandXML Support It’s official. When TPC Desktop 2015 ships this coming January, it will include LandXML. In fact, we’ve already completed the basic components like points, parcels, alignments and surfaces and we are turning our attention to TPS, GPS, GradeModel, etc. Some of … Read More

eNewsletter: October, 2014

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eNewsletter – October, 2014 President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R2 on YouTube, Mark Lull: The TPC Forum, Oliver Bochsler: Traverse PC on Twitter, Eric Tanikawa: Traverse PC on Facebook and Social Media President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R2 on YouTube We just released TPC Desktop 2014 R2 for our TPC Connection members. It includes a number of specific things you’ve asked for. You can check out some of them at http://traverse-pc.com/traverse-pc-land-surveying-software-products/tpc-desktop-2014-r2/. We also put four new videos for this release on our YouTube channel – … Read More

eNewsletter: September, 2014

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eNewsletter – September, 2014 President’s Message: What Can You Do with $999? –  Eric Tanikawa: Coming Soon – eCommerce! –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Using Variables to Automate More of Your Drawings –  Oliver Bochsler: Traverse PC PDF Driver. President’s Message: What Can You Do with $999? A magazine I subscribe to recently featured an article, “What can you do with $1,000?” Several gurus weighed in on investment options and the returns that $1,000 would produce over time. It was a … Read More

eNewsletter: August, 2014

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eNewsletter – August, 2014 President’s Message: 27 Years –  Eric Tanikawa: Perfect Closure Chili – No Adjustment Required –  Oliver Bochsler: Keeping TPC Up-to-Date –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Windows 8, On-line Videos and More. President’s Message: 27 Years We started Traverse PC 27 years ago, in August, 1987. We kicked off TPC in a competitive field with the likes of Lietz, Boston Harbor, Universal, DCA, SMI, Pacsoft, Sierra Design and others. Some of you reading this newsletter owned those programs. … Read More

eNewsletter: July, 2014

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eNewsletter – July, 2014 Presidents Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R1 and Ellipses –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Ending Support for TPC Desktop 2011 –  Eric Tanikawa: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation –  Personnel Notes: Welcome – Oliver Bochsler President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R1 and Ellipses Agile releases are all about adding things you ask us for. You can check out all the things we added in Version 14 R1, but I want to highlight one of them here. We’ve recently had some users request a Draw Ellipse tool. They … Read More

eNewsletter: June, 2014

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eNewsletter – June, 2014 President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 Release 1 –  Mark’s Tech Corner: TPC Connection Member Exclusives – Agile Releases (2014 R1) and More –  Eric Tanikawa: Your 4th of July Barbecue – The Surveyor Burger President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 Release 1 Early next month, TPC Desktop 2014, Release 1 (2014-R1) will be available to our TPC Connection members. As promised, these agile releases are bite-sized and good. This one is no exception. 2014-R1 focuses on COGO. We’ve … Read More

eNewsletter: May, 2014

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eNewsletter – May, 2014 President’s Message: Our New Web Site (updated), Mobile Devices and YouTube –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Traverse PC – Found Online –  Eric Tanikawa: Download Only President’s Message: Our New Web Site, Mobile Devices and YouTube We just rolled out a completely new web site for Traverse PC. It does lots of things better. We added Life with Traverse PC blogs. These highlight the maps and quotes you’ve sent us, along with articles about TPC, press releases and user testimonials. We adopted tabs on most pages in … Read More

eNewsletter: April 2014

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President’s Message: Last call for Windows XP  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Microsoft Has Ended Support for Windows XP – What Does that Mean for You?  –  Eric Tanikawa: Wake-up Call! Staying on Windows XP Can Cost You!  – President’s Message: Last call for Windows XP For several years now, Traverse PC has reluctantly kept one last finger in Windows XP. We talk to lots of you who are still running Traverse PC on an old XP computer so you can … Read More

eNewsletter: March 2014

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President’s Message: Bruce Anderson Reviews TPC Desktop 2014  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: TPC Desktop 2014 is Out the Door  –  Eric Tanikawa: Ultimate Update Special  – President’s Message: Bruce Anderson Reviews TPC Desktop 2014 The February edition of Professional Surveyor Magazine includes a Software Review of TPC Desktop 2014 by Bruce Anderson, LS. Bruce is a long time user of TPC and did a great job talking about what makes TPC Desktop different and better than the other guys. Bruce … Read More

eNewsletter: December 2013

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President’s Message: Line Labels in TPC Desktop 2014  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Label Formats  –  Eric Tanikawa: Line Labels, Agile Releases and the TPC Connection  – President’s Message: Line Labels in TPC Desktop 2014 TPC Desktop 2014 is coming soon (look for an announcement in January) and I want to give you a heads on Line Labels . This year, a lot of you have been making the move from your old CAD software into TPC’s drawings. Because of our … Read More

eNewsletter: November 2013

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President’s Message: Traverse PC Adds Windows Code Signing  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Online Protection  –  Eric Tanikawa: BBQ that Bird!  – President’s Message: Traverse PC Adds Windows Code Signing TPC Desktop 2013 Release 1 (released 10/13) includes lots of new features, like adding curved text to hand drafted arcs and expanding spirals in legal descriptions, but here’s one you might not have expected – we added Windows Code Signing. Now when you install TPC Desktop, Windows Code Signing is the … Read More

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