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Dave Terry

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Dave has worked for PG&E for 29 years. He is currently Senior Inspector, directing and coordinating construction and planning surveys throughout California. He also coordinates and directs Diving Operations across PG&E ‘s service territory in lakes and waterways, both on and offshore .

Dave Terry, Pacific Gas & Electric, Anderson, CA

From Professional Surveyor Magazine, 2006

Q: How long have you used Traverse PC?

A: 2 years.

Q: What CAD software have you used in the past for surveying?

A: Bentley MicroStation, MicroSurvey CAD.

Q: What don’t you like about using CAD software for surveying?

A: The uploading and processing of data in CAD is more labor intensive as is the learning curve to become proficient with the software. Downloading useful, efficient data for field work is likewise more labor intensive.

Q: What do you like about using TPC’s No CAD Zone for surveying?

A: First of all the program uses processes similar to and supportive of Microsoft products greatly enhancing efficiency and reducing the learning curve when beginning. Additionally this affords the ability to process various forms and formats of data in familiar Excel and Word formats. The program is extremely flexible in it’s ability to read and write to DGN, DWG, DXF, JPG, PDF etc.

Q: Why is Traverse PC easier to use than CAD for surveying?

A: The thought process for work layout and processing is as flexible and infinite as your imagination. It is not necessary to adopt a process that someone else has determined.

Q: How does Traverse PC’s ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ compare with CAD?

A: The overall pricing of maintenance and support is extremely agreeable. The response and focused support has been exceptional.