Traverse PC has been providing land surveying software since 1987. Here's what some of our users have to say:
'I did not realize
at the time I purchased the program that I was not only buying software, but I had purchased a company that truly cares about its customers and could “look over my shoulder” to personally help me be a successful user.' Jim Sollmi, PELS, Farmington, CT
“Probably the most cost effective and efficient surveying and mapping software I have used over the past 25 years hands down!” Charles E. Porter, Kirkland, WA
"The economics are simple. Without Traverse PC our company would not have this lucrative contract." Bob Holtkamp, AB, Canada
"Traverse PC is one of the best." Gordon Bell, IN
"The last 22 years I have previewed numerous COGO software programs, but have never found anything close to Traverse PC, and with the ability to draft maps, the program is complete." Pete Ketcham, ID
"TPC Desktop is more impressive than any AutoCAD version that I have ever used." Bryan Hartsook, VA
"I really like a point based program like TPC and the friendly drawing environment that TPC has. There is no need for a lot of extensive/expensive training to do good, efficient work with TPC." Glenn Eastman, OR
"I cannot say enough about the Managers in TPC 2010... What a super great system!!! TPC will surely dominate all survey and CAD programs..." Jim Creasy, PA
"Traverse PC also includes the best, most personal, technical support we have ever seen in 26 years of surveying." Keith A. Heindel & Gary J. Ganjon, MD
"As a former CAD user, I have found the versatility and ease of use of Traverse PC to be a great benefit to my business." Dan Barry, NY
"[Traverse PC] is easier to use, less expensive, gets the job done, and comes from caring people who understand surveying and surveying needs." Joe Nachtrieb, CO
"Great stuff! You don't need to send me any other software, as I am perfectly happy with TPC and have no intentions of changing to anything else...and I have tried the other software." Randy Green, TN
"Once again you have set the standard for others to attain." George Anderson, NJ
"REALLY like everything I've seen so far... Things seem so much simpler & straight forward. Think you guys have something great here!" Cliff Tuck, AR
"[Traverse PC] is very user friendly and produces high quality survey plats." Fred Haidt, AL
"Traverse PC is the way to go for all Land Surveyors." Pete Jackson, CA
"While it has similarities to ACAD, . I would say [Traverse PC] is much more user (and surveyor) friendly." Scott Freshwaters, OR
"[Traverse PC has] cut my total production time down by making map preparation faster and easier." Sergio Sanchez, CA
"If you need surveying software, we highly recommend TPC be at the top of your list. We have found the product and support to provide us with the tools we need to improve our efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness when working for our clients." Keith A. Heindel & Gary J. Ganjon, MD
"Traverse PC is the one tool my little company has that does it all." Steve Parker, CO
“I find Traverse PC very easy and efficient to use. The applications are logical and the learning curve is very short. I would highly recommend this survey software for all land surveyors." David Holland, VA
"Yu ROCK! I am a student... ...I find the program to be very user friendly. Traverse PC is helpful with understanding how data is used to make decisions in a survey, as well as providing a visual image illustrating what the data collected is trying to show." Joel Kayser, NY
Traverse PC - Version 9.5 Update
Released Jan 2007
Version 9.5 adds some major new fieatures to TPC Desktop like spell checking, plat checking and slope analysis.
Getting Started | Learning Guide | Advanced Learning Guide | Plat Check
AutoCAD 2007 Support
This is one of those 'good news - bad news' things. The bad news is that AutoCAD has yet another file version AutoCAD 2007. So someone may ask you for a DWG 2007 file or worse yet, send you a DWG 2007 file you can't open. The good news is that V9.5 support AutoCAD 2007 DWG and DXF files directly.
We've added surveying abbreviations and terms to the default dictionary so TPC knows what 'Trilateration', 'Trimble' and 'IP' are, right out of the box. Skip right over bearings, numbers and program variables like #SCALE2 to check just the words that really need to be checked .
New columns in the Survey View format allow you to report closure information for each traverse and include it in a report or create a CSV file to import into your spreadsheet program.
The Insert Traverse command in Quick View is the key to quickly checking a single lot or hundreds of lots. It synchronizes the Quick View and Traverse View in such a way that you can select text right off the drawing to create your lot traverses.
The whole idea behind plat checking is to make sure the bearings and distances you report in your drawing accurately reflect your survey. Sounds simple doesn't it? Yet CAD based programs can't guarantee it. They leave too much room for inadvertent errors.
V9.5 introduces a whole set of tools designed to help you check your plats whether you created them in TPC Desktop or some CAD program. The end result is a closure based on known values and precisions.
TPC now does slope analysis on the DTM's it creates. Shade in all the slopes greater than 12% or find the total area above 20% or just shade in the slopes showing areas of moderate and steep slope.
You have options to include the slope breaks in the legend to denote their color and hatching. Plus you can include the area summary in the current report.
The Closure View includes tools to include precision in its closure computations. Once applied, TPC re-computes the coordinates based on the direction and distance precisions. So this does in fact adjust the coordinates.
You can think of this as synchronizing the survey data and the drawing data. When you apply precision to a traverse, the survey and the drawing data match.
Precision is reported in the status bar of the Traverse View, in traverse reports and in the Closure View as 'Precision: 10 minutes, 0.1 feet'. These vary based on your precision selections.
When V9.5 opens a Traverse View, it shares the current drawing. This is the first time we've changed the way you open a Traverse View since TPC was introduced almost 20 years ago.
V9.5 will delineate a traverse for you in the current drawing, showing you every drawing object that is part of that traverse. With the potential for so many traverses in a survey, this feature is a WOW! You get a better correlation between a traverse listed in the Survey View and where it lies in the drawing.
Both the Traverse View and Point View will delineate the current (highlighted) points in the drawing.
Both the Traverse View and Point View allow you to find a point in the current drawing. The Find Point dialog lets you select a zoom factor, then centers and zooms in on the point. The point is also delineated for you in the drawing. When you choose this command from Quick View, you can specify the point label you wish to find. The Traverse and Point views supply the point label and let you choose the zoom factor.
We have added a new Traverse View point type called Gap. When TPC sees a Gap point, it does not draw the line to the following point. You can think of this as a permanent line break in the traverse. Use gaps to omit a ditch line as it goes under a drive-way, or switch from left edge of a driveway to right edge.
Graphical Rotate and Move
V9.5 lets you rotate and move objects on screen. You can also rotate and move traverses and drafted objects (like a porch) together.
There are new commands to position and rotate the survey graphically on the page also. Eye-ball just the look you want for your plat right on-screen.
V9.5 lets you specify an offset distance, then select objects and which side of each object to offset to. Drawing objects knows if they can be offset and how, much like the way you offset objects in CAD programs.
We've rewritten the drawing commands in V9.5 to make them easier to use.
ALTA/ACSM 2005 Standards
V9.5 includes the ALTA 2005 specifications in the Least Squares Module. These APriori values ensure that the adjustments made comply with the MINIMUM STANDARD DETAIL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALTA/ACSM LAND TITLE SURVEYS.
Survey View Changes
We added columns for closure info like area, linear and relative error, closure type, etc. which allows the user greater flexibility in reporting lot information in plat checks. All of the new display sequence options are available in the Closure View and therefore in the Traverse Report.
We think users will either write a CSV file from the Survey View or append it to the Report View. Either way, they will have one line per traverse (lot) with whatever information they want.
Quick View Changes
Many of you have asked us to read your old DCA files and 'fix' the user coordinate system. You've asked other software manufacturers to try it, but they've never gotten it right. TPC now reads the survey points from the DCA file right into your survey as it imports the drawing entities and takes care of any user rotation / translation, so the imported entities correctly match the imported survey points. You can pick up right where you left off with your old DCA and never miss a beat.
V9.5 reads the survey points, coordinates and descriptors from your old Pacsoft files. TPC knows how to decipher your Pacsoft's binary CRD and PDT files and we're working on the PRJ files for a future release.
Import raw data files directly from your Thales Navigation Z-Max GPS receiver. The latitude and longitude come in as raw data which TPC can convert to coordinates based on your survey grid.
Includes the latest DGN libraries from the Open Alliance consortium.
We added PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files to Quick View Import / Export. PNG files store drawings as vectors, much like the PDF and EMF files do. They are small and operating system independent. As a result, they can be inserted into most desktop publishing programs.
We added a single row button that toggles between one and two lines per points.
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