TPC Desktop 2016 Release 1 Has Shipped!

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We are pleased to announce that TPC Desktop 2016 Release 1 shipped on April 27, 2016 to all of our TPC Connection members! See more All of our TPC Connection members now get to take advantage of the new features. Check out the new best fit line and curve routines: Best Fit Horizontal Line (13:08)Create a best fit line via Least squares, Fixed bearing or Pass through point. Best Fit Horizontal Curve (4:45) Fit a horizontal curve using Average radius or Least … Read More

Paul A Johnson – Stillwater, MN

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“What a team. You guys are doing a great job in keeping your users informed and updating TPC. “Thank you for creating a software that is for Land Surveyors and also very user friendly.” Paul A Johnson P J Land Surveying, LLC Mark, “Yes, you may post my comments on your website. “Some times we all forget to say thank you to those who work hard to upgrade our profession. “I feel TPC has done that for me with a software … Read More

eNewsletter: April, 2016

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eNewsletter – April, 2016  John Balcom – Best Fit Curve, Mark Lull – Coordinate Reference Systems, Oliver Bochsler – Sending Large Files, Eric Tanikawa – We’ve Got Your Back! John Balcom: Best Fit Curve Last month, I wrote about the new Fit Horizontal Line routine in TPC 2016 R1 (which will soon be released to TPC Connection members only). This month I want to tell you about the Fit Horizontal Curve routine. Traverse PC has had a best fit curve … Read More

PLSO 2016

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I am back in the office and who knows how long it will be before they let me out again.  I really enjoyed the time I spent at the PLSO 2016 conference.  It was really great to talk to all of the TPC users I met there (many for the first time) as well as all of the future TPC users I met (you may not realize that you are a future TPC user but you really are).  I learned … Read More

PLSO 2016

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I was able to talk with several TPC users yesterday.  It was very nice to put faces with the names and voices of those of you I hadn’t met before. Some of the TPC users I was able to chat with include NSPS President Tony Cavell, Ken Hoffine, Richard Smith, Rob Ward, Ron Rice, Dick Bath, John Stahl, Don Wallace Boyd Peterson, Adam DeGroot and John Wise.  (I apologize if I missed mentioning your name.  It was kind of busy … Read More

Waiting to Talk to You at PLSO 2016

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We’re all set up at the PLSO 2016 conference at the Hilton in Eugene, Oregon.  Stop by and see us during your breaks! Mark Lull, Technical Support #plso #plso2016 #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #topography #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss #rtk #traversepc

PLSO 2016

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Well, they’re letting me out of the office for once!  I will be at the PLSO conference at the Eugene Hilton today and tomorrow.  If you’re in Oregon, I hope to see you there.  Maybe they will even let me out of the office again sometime in the future!  One never knows. Mark Lull, Technical Support #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #topography #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss … Read More

eNewsletter: January, 2016

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eNewsletter – January, 2016 President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2016 Videos, Mark Lull: Undo / Redo on Import, Oliver Bochsler: Relabel Points, Eric Tanikawa: Update your old Traverse PC   President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2016 Videos TPC Desktop 2016 shipped on Jan 12th. It has lots of new features, including the new CAD View. We think you’re really going to like it. If you are on the TPC Connection, you have already received an email with the download link and your new serial … Read More

TPC Desktop 2016 Released

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We released TPC Desktop 2016 on January 12th.  It has been a great release so far! Mark Lull, Technical Support #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #topography #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss #rtk #traversepc

eNewsletter: December, 2015

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eNewsletter – December, 2015 Holiday Office Closures, President’s Message: Traverse PC’s New CAD View, Mark Lull: Coordinate Conversion During Import and Export, Oliver Bochsler: Online and eReader Learning Guides, Eric Tanikawa: Year-end Tax Savings Available Holiday Office Closures: Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. We will also be closed on Friday, January 1st for the New Year’s Day holiday. President’s Message: Traverse PC’s New CAD View We added a new CAD View to TPC … Read More

Relabel Points

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TPC Desktop 2016 Relabel Points with Point Label Modifier (4:06) We added a Point Label Modifier field to the Relabel Points dialog. Use it in conjunction with the starting label to create just the labels you want. E* – use this modifier to prefix each existing point label with the letter E. So the existing label 2020A becomes E2020A. *GNSS – use this modifier to append GNSS to each of the selected points. So the existing label 100 becomes 100GNSS. … Read More

A Day of Infamy

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December 7, 1941 Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii This Pearl Harbor day got me thinking a bit about where I have come from and the legacy that was passed on to me. Many of you know that I served in the U.S. Navy.  What you don’t know is that I served for four and a half years aboard the USS Miller (FF-1091).  The USS Miller was originally classified as a Destroyer Escort and was commissioned as DE-1091.  With classic military … Read More

Traverse PC and Google Earth in TPC Desktop 2016

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TPC Desktop 2016 We are hearing great things about the new Google Earth interface. We added this with TPC Desktop 2015 R1 and have been working hard on it ever since. Here are some of the new features you’ll find in TPC Desktop 2016. Fills with Slider If you fill traverses, these fills now export to Google Earth. Plus, we give you the option to select the intensity of the fill before you export. So if the fills look just … Read More

TPC Desktop 2016 CAD View

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TPC Desktop 2016 CAD View: Sneak Peek (4:12) Write a New CAD File or Edit an Existing One Now the choice is yours – write a new CAD file or edit an existing one. Write a New CAD File TPC has been able to write CAD files since it first came out. Back then it was just DXF, but for a long time now, you’ve been able to write DWG and DGN files too. So when the job calls for … Read More

TPC Desktop 2016 CAD View

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TPC Desktop 2016 CAD View: Sneak Peek (4:12) CAD View We’ve added a CAD View to work with CAD files directly. Open any CAD file (DWG, DGN, DXF), select just the entities or layers you want and send them to the Drawing View to use in TPC. Or send parts of your drawing over to the CAD file you have open. Or write a DWG file from TPC, then open it in the CAD View and tweak the drawing before … Read More

Drawing Data Manager is faster and expands groups and polylines

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Traverse PC Video Series (2:56) We made several changes to the Drawing Data Manager. It’s now much quicker and you can expand polylines and groups. All of our videos are available on our TPC Desktop On-line Videos page as well as on TPC TV. #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss #rtk #traversepc

Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016

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A few weeks ago, we posted a Grid <=> Ground (5:01) video showing how TPC Desktop 2016 will let you convert ground coordinates to grid coordinates when importing an ASCII file. This is a common scenario anytime you work with ground coordinates for data collection/stakeout and a TPC survey that uses a CRS (Coordinate Reference System) and its grid coordinates. In the video, we show how TPC integrates the conversion right into the import. You could do the same steps … Read More

eNewsletter: November, 2015

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eNewsletter – November, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure, President’s Message: Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016, Mark Lull: News Flash: Traverse PC Produces Time Machine!, Oliver Bochsler: More Google Earth Enhancements Coming in 2016, Eric Tanikawa: Dropping Support for TPC Desktop 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure: Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. President’s Message: Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016 A few weeks ago, we posted a Grid <=> Ground (5:01) video showing how … Read More

Finishing a Drawing

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Traverse PC Video Series (12:41) See how finishing a mortgage drawing takes just minutes. All of our videos are available on our TPC Desktop On-line Videos page as well as on TPC TV. #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss #rtk #traversepc

Taping a House Foundation

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Traverse PC Video Series (7:28) Learn how to enter data from taping around a house foundation. All of our videos are available on our TPC Desktop On-line Videos page as well as on TPC TV. #surveying #landsurveying #landsurvey #survey #landsurveyors #surveyors #surveyor #landsurveyor #subdivisionsurveying #constructionstaking #TitleSurvey #TopographicSurvey #maps #mapping #map #cartography #topography #geodesy #cadastre #cadastral #plss #gps #dgps #gnss #rtk #traversepc

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