eNewsletter: March 2018

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  Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificates Attend one of our live webinars and you can request a CEU Certificate. During the live webinar, we’ll include three letter codes. After the webinar, we’ll send you an on-line form. Submit the codes and payment and we’ll send you a certificate. Certificates are free to TPC Connection memebers. Others will pay $150 / webinar. Submit the certificate to your state for 1 hour of CEU credits. March Webinar What’s new in TPC Desktop 2018 … Read More

Traverse PC’s Planning Workflows – February 2018

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(1 hr 5 min) 2:35 Job Folder Subfolders for all contractors, city, client, etc 4:12 Site Survey background photos use point codes to create features 6:36 City Requirements parking, lighting, access, etc. 10:29 Parking Layout meet all city requirements use multi-point editing tools show dimensions create details 33:10 Grading & Drainage pervious / impervious areas transects & grading plan 38:46 Pavement & Curbing generate quantities for bid export CAD drawings for bid 42:34 BioSwales & Landscaping interior parking islands bio-swales and typicals landscaping non-CAD contractor drawings 49:35 Overhead … Read More

eNewsletter: February 2018

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  Support is Ending for TPC Desktop 2015 We will no longer be maintaining TPC Desktop 2015 after February 2018. We do this when the technologies a version uses become obsolete (updates to your computer’s hardware or OS may cause parts of TPC to stop working properly). You are welcome to continue using your copy of TPC Desktop 2015, but we want to offer you one last chance to get current. and update to TPC Desktop 2018. call 800.460.3002  offer expires … Read More

Traverse PC’s CAD Workflows – January 2018

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(50:48) Workflow Overview Simplified Workflow Drawing View Xreference Workflow Reference to Survey Layers Drawing Data Manager Tools Convert to Survey Exporting Data Drawing View Import Workflow Send/Receive Between Drawings and CAD View Workflow

eNewsletter: January 2018

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  Announcing TPC Desktop 2018 released January 3rd This version of TPC is all about improving your workflows.We’ve taken a look at some of the most common workflows and asked, How can we make this more efficient? This has led to fewer steps, greater consistency and better results in TPC Desktop 2018.Here are some examples of how TPC is improving your workflows. You’re reconciling a project you did years ago, before GPS with a new project. An architect sends you … Read More

What’s New in TPC Desktop 2018 – December 2017

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(42:43) CAD File Xrefs Tangent Intersections New Leader Tools Selecting and Editing Points Improvements Drawing Data Manager Improvements (If you aren’t already using the Drawing Data Manager, you’re missing out on a great tool!) LandXML Surfaces with Hidden Faces Legal Description Decimal Places Path Options in the Tasks Manager Generic Raw Data (CSV) Import/Export Improvements Groups Improvements

eNewsletter: December, 2017

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018! We hope 2017 was a good year for you and wish you all the best in the new one. 2017 was a good year for us. We celebrated our 30-year anniversary. In 1987, we set out to write surveying software for surveyors that is practical, innovative and fun to use. That original vision has guided us for the past 30 years and is still our focus today. So if you have been with … Read More

Traverse PC Basics – How it Works and Why it Works that Way – November 2017

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(44:56) 0:44 Point of View (Engineers vs. Surveyors, CAD vs. TPC) 3:18 All TPC Views Based on Data 4:51 Managers and Views 5:49 Tasks Manager 8:32 Points Manager 9:48 Traverses Manager 13:28 Drawings Manager 14:32 Names within your Survey 18:50 Drawing View 30:16 Traverse View 41:56 Resources Traverse PC Basics Q&A 11-15-17 (14:29) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-25-17 with live video links) Traverse PC Basics Q&A 11-16-17 (16:04) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-26-17 with live video links)

Line Label Formatting in TPC Desktop 2017 – October 2017

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How to format Line Labels with unlimited options in TPC Desktop 2017 Line Label Formatting in TPC Desktop 2017 (30:46) Line Label Formatting Q&A 10-25-17 (14:29) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-25-17 with live links) Line Label Formatting Q&A 10-26-17 (16:04) (PowerPoint Q&A 10-26-17 with live links)

What’s New in TPC Desktop 2015 – August 2017

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What’s New in TPC Desktop 2015 – (PowerPoint Presentation with live links)   Beginning with TPC Desktop 2010, TPC sports a new user interface with dockable panes and new managers. We use TPC Desktop 2015 to show it off. Updated Interface with TPC Desktop 2015 – (PowerPoint Presentation with live links)   You may need the PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft to open the PowerPoint files.  It is available as a free download from Microsoft HERE

eNewsletter: August 2017

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  Office Hours 7 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). We will be closed Friday, September 1- Monday, September 4 for Labor Day Join Traverse PC If you own TPC, join the Traverse PC Users group. If you’re interested in TPC, join the General Discussion group. Learn how to streamline your workflows in the NEW Learning Center Announcing TPC Desktop v17.2 This update of TPC Desktop includes dozens of enhancements to streamline your … Read More

eNewsletter: June 2017

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  Office Hours (We will be closed July 3rd and 4th) 7 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Join Traverse PC If you own TPC, join the Traverse PC Users group. If you’re interested in TPC, join the General Discussion group. Learn how to draw scale breaks in the NEW Learning Center Announcing TPC Desktop v17.1 This update of TPC Desktop includes dozens of enhancements to streamline your workflows. Like saving individual traverse reports and … Read More

Ed Barnett, Washington, Indiana

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Your instructions were very concise and accurate, as usual. I was able to create the detail drawing the first time through. I really appreciate the great support from you and John over the years. I have attached the plat. View PDF

eNewsletter: March, 2016

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eNewsletter – March, 2016 John Balcom – Best Fit Line, Mark Lull – Learning Guides, Oliver Bochsler – Better By Design, Eric Tanikawa – TPC Connection Offer John Balcom: Best Fit Line TPC 2016 R1 includes a new Fit Horizontal Line routine. Tie any number of points that reference a line and TPC will create the best fit line using one of three methods. Least Squares – This is a minimally constrained solution, so the end point of the line can … Read More

eNewsletter: February, 2016

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eNewsletter – February, 2016 President’s Message: Rotating and Translating Drawing Objects via COGO, Oliver Bochsler – New CRS Folder and Files, Eric Tanikawa – Surveyor Soup (PBJ: Potato, Bacon and Jalapeno No! It is not Peanut Butter & Jelly) President’s Message: Rotating and Translating Drawing Objects via COGO We just slipped a new feature into V16.0.4 because we wanted you to have it. When you translate and rotate via COGO, you can include drawing survey space objects. TPC will translate and rotate … Read More

Anthony Failla

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My client needed a site plan to replace an existing composite deck with a new shelter between existing tennis courts. These projects are quite simple when you take advantage of the Layers capabilities included with Traverse PC. I am able to produce quality, color drawings that make a lasting impression on my clients. The days of black lines on white paper are a thing of the past! Thank you Traverse PC! Anthony Failla, RLS, Cummings GA I have also attached … Read More

eNewsletter: March 2014

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President’s Message: Bruce Anderson Reviews TPC Desktop 2014  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: TPC Desktop 2014 is Out the Door  –  Eric Tanikawa: Ultimate Update Special  – President’s Message: Bruce Anderson Reviews TPC Desktop 2014 The February edition of Professional Surveyor Magazine includes a Software Review of TPC Desktop 2014 by Bruce Anderson, LS. Bruce is a long time user of TPC and did a great job talking about what makes TPC Desktop different and better than the other guys. Bruce … Read More

eNewsletter: December 2013

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President’s Message: Line Labels in TPC Desktop 2014  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Label Formats  –  Eric Tanikawa: Line Labels, Agile Releases and the TPC Connection  – President’s Message: Line Labels in TPC Desktop 2014 TPC Desktop 2014 is coming soon (look for an announcement in January) and I want to give you a heads on Line Labels . This year, a lot of you have been making the move from your old CAD software into TPC’s drawings. Because of our … Read More

eNewsletter: November 2013

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President’s Message: Traverse PC Adds Windows Code Signing  –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Online Protection  –  Eric Tanikawa: BBQ that Bird!  – President’s Message: Traverse PC Adds Windows Code Signing TPC Desktop 2013 Release 1 (released 10/13) includes lots of new features, like adding curved text to hand drafted arcs and expanding spirals in legal descriptions, but here’s one you might not have expected – we added Windows Code Signing. Now when you install TPC Desktop, Windows Code Signing is the … Read More

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