Much of the time you spend running TPC will be spent in the Traverse View. It manages one traverse at a time. You can enter, edit or recall points, change data entry formats, view and print the traverse and a lot more.

To select a traverse from the Traverses Manager, highlight the traverse name with the up and down arrow keys and press [Enter] or double click the left mouse button on the traverse you want. The Traverse View will display the traverse that was highlighted in the Traverses Manager.

Traverse Point Sequence

Traverses are defined by the sequence of points. TPC displays a traverse's point sequence in the Traverse View stating with the first traverse point at the top. Here are just a few uses of these sequences.

Computations - traverse computations are based on the traverse point sequence. Changing the sequence may change the computed positions of the points.

Drawings - a traverse is represented in a drawing based on its point sequence. Changing the sequence may change the shape of the traverse in the drawing.

Breaklines - a surface creates breaklines from a traverse based its point sequence. Changing the sequence may change the breaklines.

Formatting the Traverse View

The Traverse View displays traverse data based on the Traverse View format. The format determines the sequence of the columns in the Traverse View.

### Decimals for the Traverse View

The Traverse View will display its decimal information based on the Traverse View Decimals settings. For example, if this traverse requires more decimals for the coordinates then it makes sense to increase the coordinates decimal setting in the Traverse View Format dialog under the Decimals tab.

Choose View | Format View | Advanced to see the advanced options you can use to format a traverse.

Slope Distance Stations

As a rule, stations are computed based on horizontal distance. However, if you want, TPC can compute them based on slope distances.

Grid vs Ground Distance

By default, the Traverse View displays gird distances but you can also display ground distances or distances based on any other appropriate scale factor.

In a drawing, each traverse controls the scale it uses to display distances on survey lines in a similar way in the Advanced tab of the Traverse Drawing Settings.

If you have selected a distance factor other than 1.000000000, TPC displays the current distance factor as DF=x.xxxxx in the status bar when you select a distance related column in the Traverse View.

Clipboard Functions

You can copy data from the Traverse View into the clipboard so you can paste it into a report or word processor.

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