eNewsletter: September 2013

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President’s Message: How Does a 20% Increase in Productivity Sound? – Mark’s Tech Corner: The Windows XP Story – Eric Tanikawa: Why we Update…… Anything! President’s Message: How Does a 20% Increase in Productivity Sound? We recently received this unsolicited endorsement from a TPC user who purchased TPC six months ago. “I’ve been doing a tremendous amount of production work using Traverse PC since we’ve last corresponded. For the past 20 years we’ve been using a combination of AutoCAD, MicroSurvey and … Read More

eNewsletter: August 2013

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President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2013 Premium Edition – Mark’s Tech Corner: Arc Aligned Curve Labels – Eric Tanikawa: The TPC Connection May Be a “6” Star Product! President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2013 Premium Edition TPC users with the Premium Edition are in for a pleasant surprise when they update to TPC Desktop 2013 – Volumes and Point Codes (Field-to-Finish), previously available only in the Professional Edition, are now included in the Premium Edition. The addition of Volumes will allow you to say, “Yes” to more jobs that … Read More

eNewsletter: June 2013

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President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2013 and the Traverse PC Road Map – Mark’s Tech Corner: Traverse PC’s COGO Tools: Things to Keep in Mind – Eric Tanikawa: Surveyor’s 4 “S” Method Barbecue Sauce President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2013 and the Traverse PC Road Map Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sending you information on updating to TPC Desktop 2013, scheduled for release at the end of June. We’ve put in lots of great stuff like curved text, 2013 CAD drivers, … Read More

eNewsletter: May 2013

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President’s Message: TPC Merges GPS with GLO – Mark’s Tech Corner: Updates on Previous Articles: Fonts, File Viewers, Windows 8 – Eric Tanikawa: What New Users Say about TPC President’s Message: TPC Merges GPS with GLO One of our goals for Traverse PC’s PLSS tools is to merge GPS with GLO (so to speak). We want you to use GPS where possible, but stay true to the requirements of the BLM manual. A user recently asked us if they could import … Read More

eNewsletter: April 2013

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President’s Message: “Traverse PC? I’m Using it Right Now!” – Mark’s Tech Corner: Windows 8? Oh My! – Eric Tanikawa: Beyond Surveying – Outside the Boundaries President’s Message: “Traverse PC? I’m Using it Right Now!” I was talking with my friend Andy the other day. He is a retired orthopedic surgeon. We’ve owned a salmon fishing boat together for over 20 years. Recently, he needed a survey on some property he owns near Seattle, Washington. When the surveyor arrived, Andy asked, … Read More

eNewsletter: March 2013

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President’s Message: Helping You Be Successful – Mark’s Tech Corner: Fonts in Traverse PC President’s Message: Helping You Be Successful We recently announced our “Get Connected w/Free Software” offer. The first 300 folks who buy the TPC Connection get TPC Desktop free. The first 100 went fast. The next 100 will be gone by the time you get this newsletter and it won’t take long before we reach the 300 limit. Our motivation is simple – we want to help … Read More

eNewsletter: February 2013

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President’s Message: Get Connected with Free Software! – Eric Tanikawa: Back in the Saddle Again! President’s Message: Get Connected with Free Software! Be one of the first 300. You must purchase one of the first 300 TPC Connections in 2013 to receive your Free copy of TPC Desktop. Once that quota is filled, you’ll pay the regular price for TPC Desktop plus the Connection to get the same opportunity. Why are we offering Free Software? We’ve just finished five years of the most difficult … Read More

eNewsletter: January 2013

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President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2013 – Mark’s Tech Corner: Traverse View Formats – Redux – Eric Tanikawa: Surveying and Coaching Football President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2013 We hope to announce the release of TPC Desktop 2013 in a couple of months. It will be the first in a new series of agile releases. This is how software is delivered to your mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. And it’s how we plan to deliver TPC desktop starting this year. To … Read More

eNewsletter: August 2012

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President’s Message: Web Drives – Mark’s Tech Corner: COGO Tools Used For Unintended Uses! – Eric Tanikawa: Bratwurst! (Camping Style) President’s Message: Web Drives At the Hawaii conference this past February, I included some information on how I am using DropBox to store survey data on the web. I just create a \DropBox\Surveys\ folder on my PC and all my surveys are synchronized to a web copy of the same folder. You can get 2 GB free when you sign up … Read More

eNewsletter: May 2012

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President’s Message: “SIMPLE Civil 3D Strategies” – Mark’s Tech Corner: The Most Powerful COGO Tool – The Traverse View – Eric Tanikawa: On My Own! President’s Message: “SIMPLE Civil 3D Strategies” We found an article in the April 2012 Point of Beginning magazine that we thought was pretty amusing. It is on page 40 and its title is “SIMPLE Civil 3D Strategies”.http://digital.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=104962 In the article, the author describes five tips that “can help land surveyors more easily navigate the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil … Read More

eNewsletter: April 2012

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President’s Message: Automatic Closure Settings – Mark’s Tech Corner: The Value of the TPC Connection – Zero to Topo in Two Days! – Eric Tanikawa: Yes, We Can! President’s Message: Automatic Closure Settings Quite a few of you have asked for a way to set the closing points and closing angle in a traverse, so that you can quickly check your closure. We’ve been giving this some thought, and have a slick way to make this work with any data collector, … Read More

eNewsletter: March 2012

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President’s Message: Closures and Adjustments – Mark’s Tech Corner: Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – Your Data – Eric Tanikawa: March Madness President’s Message: Closures and Adjustments Just about every day, we get asked, “Does TPC do closures?” And the short answer is, “Yes.” Every traverse has a closure because it starts somewhere and stops somewhere. If it closes back on itself, it’s a Closed Loop and generates an area. Traverses know if they close back on themselves, so they can … Read More

eNewsletter: February 2012

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President’s Message: Why We Love Traverses – Mark’s Tech Corner: Interface with HP48 Data Collectors – Eric Tanikawa: Father vs Son(s) (Blackened vs Burnt) President’s Message: Why We Love Traverses I spoke recently at one of the state surveying conferences and got to sit in on a ‘Field to Finish’ presentation by one of our software competitors. I kept a list of the neat features they highlighted like sorting points by point codes, assigning symbols and line work, nearest neighbor sort and so … Read More

eNewsletter: January 2012

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Eric Tanikawa: Your Software Investment in a Difficult Economy – Mark’s Tech Corner: Button Sizes and Customizing Toolbars in Traverse PC Eric Tanikawa: Your Software Investment in a Difficult Economy I have been the Business Manager for a land surveying company and for Traverse PC for over ten years. I understand the very tough choices that must be made every day in running a business because I have to make those decisions. When times are good, I don’t have to worry quite … Read More

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