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In TPC, a survey 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.


Quick View Technology

Traverse PC's Quick View™ Technology turns your survey data into a drawing. If you let it, TPC will do most of the drawing for you. 

The result of using Quick View technology is that you DON'T HAVE TO MANUALLY DRAW EVERYTHING. Letting Quick View do the work for you allows you to draw your surveys with very little manual drafting and maintains the drawing integrity as you modify the survey data.  Remember, It's Not CAD.

As Easy as 1 - 2 - 3

Every time you use Quick View™, it works something like this.

1. Enter or import your data

Tag Traverses + Traverse drawing settings =  traverse survey objects (lines, point symbols, labels, hatching, etc)

Tag Surfaces + Surface drawing settings = surface survey objects (contour lines, labels, tin lines, slope shading, etc)

Drawing settings (text height, bearings vs azimuths, background clearing, etc.)

2. Quick View™ produces a working drawing

Add a drawing template (north arrow, scale bar, certificates, logo, etc)

Scale, position and rotate the survey to fit the page you want

Move objects where you want them and add text like drawing title narratives.

3. Your drawing is finished

The result of using Quick View™ technology is that you DON'T HAVE TO MANUALLY DRAW EVERYTHING.  Letting Quick View™ do the work for you allows you to draw your surveys with very little manual drafting and maintains the drawing integrity as you modify the survey data.  Remember, It's Not CAD.


The Drawing View

In TPC, you do all your drawing in the Drawing View

Although a survey can have any number of drawings, you'll work with one drawing at a time, and switch to any other drawing or add new drawings in the Drawing Manager.

Drawings Automatically Stay Current

This is a very powerful feature of TPC Desktop. Because each drawing references the survey data, each one remains current as you add or modify traverses and survey points. This is a welcome feature that typical CAD packages can't offer.


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 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.


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.


Multiple Drawings

You can have any number of drawings in a survey.

Each drawing remembers which traverses, surfaces, settings and drawing objects belong to it. You can open a drawing, work on it, then open a different drawing.  You can make a copy of an existing drawing and then add more information to the copy without affecting the original drawing.  Keep track of your drawings in the Drawing Manager.


Managing Drawings

From the TPC Desktop menu choose Manage | Drawings. TPC displays the Drawings Manager.

To open an existing drawing, just double click it. TPC opens that drawing in the Drawing View.

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.

From the Drawing View choose Tools | Export Drawing as.

Choose the drawing file type from the Export dialog.


Related Topics

Drawing
Quick View™ Technology
It's Not CAD
Drawing View
Drawing Settings
Drawing Manager
Drawing Data Manager
Drawing Templates

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