The Smart Survey System ™
Buying new software is a big decision.
We understand that. So we provide some great resources and quick links to help you Discover, Compare and Learn how TPC Desktop can Benefit you and reduce your TCO.
Here at Traverse PC, we’ve designed and implemented technologies specifically for surveying. They’re built around surveys and what you want to do with them.
We call it the Smart Survey System™.
So kick your chair back, put your feet up on the desk and take at look at Life with TPC.
Discover how TPC is different and why we don’t want to be a CAD program.
Better By Design ™ – TPC Desktop was designed specifically for land surveying. See why we say, “The Power’s In the Views“.
The No CAD Zone ® - TPC Desktop isn’t another CAD program with land surveying tacked-on. It’s point based land surveying software that starts with your data and ends with your drawings. We call it the No CAD Zone®.
Quick View ™ - We can’t say enough about our Quick View™ Technology. You get to see what your data looks like without drawing it and without fiddling with those drawing commands you can never remember how to use.
Smart drawing objects - like the legend, title block and line table automatically update themselves as you edit the drawing, saving you a ton of time and ensuring that your drawing is accurate and complete.
Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to the questions we get asked the most.
On-line Videos - We’ve posted hundreds of short on-line videos. The Introduction videos are a great place to start.
Compare the Editions and choose one that’s just right for you.
Compare Editions – Wander through the feature list and see if TPC does what you want.
Personal Edition - TPC Desktop Personal offers the Basic COGO, Basic Drawing Tools, Basic Traverse Adjustments, Custom Reports and Import/Export tools you’ll use everyday.
Premium Edition - TPC Premium Edition provides the tools to perform routine land surveying tasks and may well serve the needs of many surveyors not fully engaged in more advanced surveying projects. If you don’t need profiles, vertical curves, cross-sections or Least Squares Network adjustment – this may be just the right edition for you.
Professional Edition - TPC Professional Edition is the “complete package” for land surveying. The powerful list of features provide the tools to perform basic as well as advanced surveying tasks.
TPC is easy to learn and use.
On-line Videos – Select a recorded video and watch it any time 24/7 on your computer.
Learning Guides – Take a peek at our printed Learning Guides. They provide step-by-step instructions for over 30 common tasks.
User Forum – Ask others how they are using TPC.
TPC Connection – Get personalized one-on-one training plus automatic updates and more.
It all comes down to how TPC can benefit you.
Confidence – You’ll have Confidence using TPC Desktop because here at Traverse PC, we’ve designed and implemented technologies specifically for surveying. They’re built around surveys and what you want to do with them.
Craftsmanship – TPC Desktop is a complete survey program. Depending on the edition you choose, you’ll find all the tools you need to put the Craftsmanship back in your surveying.
Control – The most frequent comment we get about our software is that it is so easy to learn and use. “It works like surveyors work” making it instinctive and intuitive. Right out of the box, you’ll find that you are in Control of TPC Desktop. And that’s a nice feeling.
But don’t take our word for it. See what TPC users are saying: Testimonials
Here at Traverse PC, we understand that buying software is just the beginning of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
You also have to add in the cost of learning and updating the software plus getting support when you need it. And in the long run, these costs usually far exceed the purchase cost.
We offer three Editions of TPC Desktop so you only purchase the tools you need. And when you want to upgrade to a more powerful edition, you pay only the cost difference between them.
TPC Desktop thinks like a surveyor. So many of you will just start using it, without really thinking about learning it. We have people send us maps all the time that they just completed – their first day of using TPC Desktop. We love it. That’s just the way it should work.
If you do need help getting started, we provide printed learning guides and on-line videos that walk you through the basics, step-by-step. They are ‘cook book’ examples with steps and screen shots to follow.
Yes, we know that other software providers say their software is easy to learn. Right before they tell you that you’ll also need to learn CAD because they are CAD-based. But don’t worry, they can provide the extra training you will need. Just don’t stop to think how much your time is worth – because it all takes time.
Update & Support Costs
We’ve combined these two costs because it all depends on how a manufacturer packages their costs to you. At Traverse PC, we spell out our update policy in plain english along with your support options.
What do most TPC users do? - Most TPC users learn TPC on their own, rarely use our technical support and order the updates they want when they want them. And because we ALWAYS provide an update path, the most you will ever pay to update an old copy of TPC is just 50% of a new copy. It’s our way of saying thank you for using TPC Desktop.
How much is a typical updates? - Updates vary by Edition, but are usually around $300 for Personal and up to $500 for Professional. We also offer specials at release time that reduce these costs even further.
How much does support cost? - Most of our users never pay for any technical support because much of it is FREE. We provide free downloads, videos, e-Learning guides, incident reports and access to user forums. Those that do purchase support, usually purchase the TPC Connection which combines updates and suppport.