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Traverses Manager





The Traverses Manager manages the traverses in the survey. It lists the traverses, allowing you to select which traverse you want to work with.

You can use the Traverses Manager to organize your data, making it easy to check record data, control data or topo data. Once you start using the Traverses Manager, you’ll wonder how you ever kept track of your data before.

To open the Traverses Manager choose Manage | Traverses from the desktop menu.

Creating a Traverse

To create a new traverse, double-click any blank line in the Traverses Manager or choose Tools | Insert New Traverse and choose one of the insert options like Append to End.

TPC opens the New Traverse dialog and gives the traverse's new name like Traverse 2. Go ahead and choose the options you want for this traverse then choose OK when you are finished.

See Creating Traverses.

Copying an Existing Traverse

Select the traverse you want to duplicate and choose Tools | Copy Traverse (share points) .

Copying a traverse differs from Duplicating a traverse in that it does not create new survey points. Instead, it references the same survey points as the original traverse. The two traverses are therefore linked by their shared survey points. Editing a shared survey point in one traverse will affect the other.

Duplicating an Existing Traverse

Select the traverse you want to duplicate and choose Tools | Duplicate Traverse (create unique points) .

Duplicating a traverse differs from copying a traverse in that it creates new survey points which are duplicates of the original survey points. Because new, unique survey points are created, you can play with the duplicate traverse (rotate, translate, adjust coordinates, etc) without affecting the original traverse.

Modifying the Points in a Traverse

TPC provides a few commands that operate on all the points in a traverse. You can protect or unprotect all the points and turn the Topo status of all the points on or off.

Editing Traverse Properties

Right click any traverse and choose Traverse Properties to display the Traverse Properties.

Opening a Traverse

You can open a traverse in one of three views: Traverse View, Closure View or Vertical Curve View.

Right click the traverse you want to open then choose Tools | Open and select the view you want from the list.

Adding a Traverse to a Drawing

To include a traverse in the current drawing, tag it. See Tagging Items.

To remove a traverse from the current drawing, untag it.

Initially, a tagged traverse is drawn with it's Traverse Drawing Settings. However, you can tell a traverse that you want to use settings that are unique to a particular drawing allowing you to retain the surfaces settings in other drawings that use it.

Formatting the Traverses Manager

To format the Traverses Manager choose Tools | View | Format View and choose the information you want to include in the view.

You can include quite a bit of information about each traverse in the Traverses Manager, including area, relative error of closure, precision, etc. See Displaying Closure Data in the Traverses Manager.

Formatting Traverses from the Traverses Manager

From the Traverses Manager select a traverse and right click it and select Traverse View Format. This will open the Traverse View Format Settings dialog for the traverse. If you wish to edit the Format settings for multiple traverses at once, select the traverses you want to edit from the Traverses Manager and right click any one of the selected traverses and select Traverse View Format Settings. The traverse you right clicked on will provide the default values for the dialog. Once you're done making changes click OK and the settings chosen will be applied to the traverse or traverses selected.

Organizing Traverses Into Groups

If you have lots of traverses, they can be grouped. In the example shown here, three As-Built drawings have been grouped together along with two Recorded drawings and 26 preliminary drawings.

To turn on groups choose Tools | Traverse Groups | Show Groups.

Dividing Your Field Data into Traverses

The Traverses Manager is all about helping your organize your survey into traverses. See Dividing Your Field Data into Traverses.


You can use TPC's clipboard commands to copy traverse data out of the Traverses Manager.  See Using the Clipboard.

Related Topics

Changing a Traverse Name
Copying Traverses
Duplicating Traverses
Moving Traverses
New Traverse dialog
Traverse View Format
Using the Clipboard


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