2018 Release 1: April 30th, 2018
TPC now supports phrase driven legal descriptions via templates.
Legal Description Styles
You create Legal Description Styles you can reuse as needed, to get just the style of legal description required.
If Lane County wants their legal descriptions written a certain way, just create a style for that. If your local land title company wants their legal descriptions written a certain way, just create a style for that.
You get the picture. Create as many styles as you need to keep everyone happy – including yourself.
Legal Description Phrases
Legal description phrases are the heart and soul of our new legal description writer. We break them down into Sequence, Geometric and Nested phrases.
TPC lets you edit each phrase to say just what you want, using place holders where you want the data to go. So use the words, grammar, spelling, etc. that you want and TPC will generate each legal description to match.
Each traverse can include the calls from the POC (Point of Commencement) to the POB (Point of Beginning) at the start of the traverse, or you can store them in the traverse’s Commencement string. Either way, TPC creates the right calls from the POC to the POB and back to the POB if the traverse is a closed loop.
In this example, we’ve told Lot 3, that it commences at point 1, then travels through point 2, before reaching point 3, the POB for the Lot 3 traverse. Now TPC has everything it needs to properly describe Lot 3 from it’s POC.
ExclusionsSneak Peek (1:24) A deeper look at surface exclusions (7:27)
You can now easily create exclusions in a surface.
Select a traverse, like the Covered Trailer Area, shown here, and TPC will exclude all the surface triangles within it.
You’ll also find tools to manually edit exclusions, get exclusions from selected traverses and turn exclusions on/off to see how they affect the surface.
And TPC’s exclusions translate directly to CAD polyfacemesh and LandXML exclusions. So the engineers on the project will see just what you see in TPC.
Want even more tools? You can decide what parts of the surface to apply the exclusions to. Just the contours, or volumes, slopes, transects, extents and area.
You can create unique layer names for a surface, so you can do things like, put the major contours of the Existing Grade on the EG-Major layer and the major contours of the Finished Grade on the FG-Major layer.
Now you can do the same with the Polyfacemesh layer exported with a surface. It uses the same prefix as the other surface layers, so you get EG-Polyfacemesh and FG-Polyfacemesh.
Crows feet work a lot like leaders in TPC. You can turn them on in the Traverse Drawing Settings or add them manually to object labels.
We’ve included some great settings so you can make them look just the way you want. Short ones, long ones, arrows toward the label or toward the points. Or no arrows at all. You get the point. Set them the way you want in your drawing templates and turn them on whenever you want.
Multi-Line Curve LabelsSneak Peek (1:12) A deeper look at Multi-Line Curve Labels (3:25)
TPC now supports multi-line curve & spiral labels. These labels are still aligned to the curve or spiral, but the multi-line option lets you fit them into tighter spaces.
Use the Traverse Drawing Settings to format all your curve labels for multi-line or edit just the ones you want to be multi-line.
Prioritizing Traverse Drawing SettingsSneak Peek (2:45) A deeper look at Prioritizing Traverse Drawing Settings (7:46)
Now you can prioritize Traverse Drawing Settings so a traverse takes control of all it’s own lines, line labels, point symbols and point labels, even if another traverse has already drawn them.
TPC uses the traverse sequence to determine how lines, line labels, point symbols and point labels are drawn. The first traverse to draw that line or point, controls how it is drawn.
Prioritizing just creates a higher level (priority) than the traverse sequence. Now, no matter where a traverse is in the sequence of traverses, it can draw itself the way it wants. This improves the workflow of drawing individual lots with adjoiners, where you want the lot to be drawn one way and all the adjoiners another.
Shared Printer Fonts
Drawings now share their printer fonts with all of the drawing’s dialogs. Depending on your Windows printer, you will notice that the Drawing View is quite a bit snappier.
We added support for AutoCAD 2018 DWG, DXF and BinaryDXF files so you can read and write the latest files.