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Getting Started





Most new users of TPC Desktop Get up and running in a couple of evenings or a weekend.

Follow the few easy steps below and you should be able to take off quickly and be productive in your work flows with TPC Desktop!

We cover core concepts like

The TPC Desktop™


Quick View™ technology

What to do now that I have TPC installed

Step 1: Learn about the TPC Desktop

Learning to navigate through the various windows and controls in the TPC Desktop™ is easy and intuitive.  Understanding how to navigate and modify the layout to work best with your computer hardware and your work environment will help you avoid fumbling around looking for what you need.

 TPC Desktop Learning Guide – see how you can set up your Managers and Views to work best for you.

 Pressing the F1 key on your keyboard will always launch the Help topic for what you are working with.


Using the TPC Desktop™ (7:40)

Step 2: Learn about Traverses™

Traverses™ are at the very heart of how TPC Desktop™ is designed to work.   They streamline your work flows, making your more accurate and efficient.

 Traverses Learning Guide – understanding how to format the Traverse View is how you will be able to accomplish your calculations and COGO tasks with ease.

Entering a Lot Traverse (16:06)

Step 3: Learn about Quick View™ Technology

Because the traverses do the work for you and because every view in TPC Desktop™ is a view of your data, it is important that you understand how our Quick View™ Technology works.

If you are a long time CAD user, Take Off Your CAD Hat – because TPC Desktop doesn’t work like CAD.

 Quick View Learning Guide – want faster drawings?  This is how you do it!

Traverse Drawing Settings (8:45) - See how Traverse Drawing Settings (a key component of Quick View™) create drawing objects and control their properties.

Step 4: Putting them all together

Views, Traverses and Quick View (48:47) - sit back and watch as we show you how they work together.

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