Drawings

In TPC, a surveys can have unlimited numbers of drawings, with each drawing getting its data from the survey itself. If you change the position of a point in the survey, every drawing that uses that point automatically reflects the change in line labels, point labels, and lot areas.

Each drawing remembers which traverses and surfaces are included in it. To include a traverse in a drawing, you tag it in the Traverses manager when the drawing is active. To remove a traverse from the drawing, untag it.

Drawing Settings

Each drawing also remembers its own drawing settings like page size, orientation, traverse drawing settings, legend, title block, etc. You can also clear the background of all survey objects in a drawing, change the arrow type of all dynamic offsets and lots more by edit the drawing settings.

Drawing Templates

Drawing templates are also very easy to create. Just complete a drawing and save it as a template. TPC saves all the paper space objects, page size, orientation, scale, blocks and the survey position on the page.

Managing Drawings

Drawing Data

You can also access a drawings data in the Drawing Data Manager. This view exposes a drawing's data in a familiar tree structure, allowing you to edit objects or just turn them on and off.

Saving a Drawing

Drawings are saved when you save the survey. TPC doesn't have a 'Save Drawing' command. Drawings are also saved when the survey autosaves. So opening an autosave file will open the saved drawings also.

Sharing Drawings

TPC lets you share drawings with other programs through file formats like DXF, DWG, DGN, PDF, PNG, Shape, GIF, TIF, JPG and others. You share a drawing by exporting the current drawing.

Related Topics

Surface Objects

Editions

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