TPC Connection Member Exclusive
Beginning with TPC Desktop 2013, Traverse PC has implemented agile releases for TPC Desktop. These are full versions of TPC Desktop that are released more often (every 3 to 4 months) with a few new features to learn. Agile Releases are available only to TPC Connection members. Everyone else has to wait for the next major annual release to get these features.
If you own a smart phone or tablet, you are already familiar with agile releases which are usually delivered to your device automatically. TPC always gives you the choice to install an agile release, but the idea is the same. Each agile release will include new features you can start using right away, often with little if any change to the user interface.
TPC Road Map Agile releases are the final step in our 4-step program to bring you the best surveying software available. In addition to the many new features in each release, we’ve also been guided by the following road map:
Step 1 – TPC Desktop 2010 introduced a new user interface with slide-out views.
Step 2 – TPC Desktop 2011 introduced geodetics and the PLSS.
Step 3 – TPC Desktop 2013 contains a complete code rewrite for scalability and stability.
Step 4 – TPC Desktop 2014 introduces agile software releases.
What’s included in an agile release? Agile releases include any hot-fixes made to the previous releases along with new features, expanded help topics, sample files and so on.
Does the version change with an agile release? Agile releases increment the release number. So TPC Desktop 2015 R1 would be the first agile release of TPC Desktop 2015. R2 would be the next release and so on.
Do I have to re-validate an agile release? No. Your validation for your current program will still work for its associated R1, R2, etc. release. However, next major annual release will require a new validation.
Agile Releases and the TPC Connection: Agile releases (approximately two per year) are available only to TPC Connection members. Everyone else will have to wait for the next major annual release to get the new features that our TPC Connection members will be able to take advantage of throughout the year.