Getting Started with TPC

Schedule a time: (40 min)

“Perfect for TPC new comers who want to learn the basics.”

– Mark, Customer Success Team

A member of our Customer Success team will guide you through the general organization of Traverse PC Desktop  and make sure you’re set up for success as you continue to explore on your own.

Quick View™ and Drawings

Schedule a time: (45 min)

“Learn how Quick View™ takes the work out of drafting.”

– John, Customer Success Team

If you draw in TPC like you do in CAD, TPC won’t save you any time.  So take your CAD hat off – put your TPC hat on.  You will understand what we mean when we say, “It starts with your data… …and ends with your drawing.”

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Recorded Demos

Getting Started with TPC We show you how to start a new project, get your data into it and get started with creating a drawing

Quick View™ & Drawings

If you draw in TPC like you do in CAD, TPC won’t save you any time so take your CAD hat off – put your TPC hat on.
COGO We’ll show you how to access TPC’s COGO efficiently.  It’s pretty fun!
Calibrations Calibrations use Least Squares to fit any coordinate system to another coordinate system. User can then forward/reverse calibrate between the two plus use any existing calibration as the Site Calibration for a survey.
Offsets & Setbacks We take a look at TPC Desktop’s tools for doing offsets and setbacks. We use some tools in unexpected ways; these are some of the screwdrivers in the TPC Desktop toolbox.
Surfaces In TPC Desktop, surfaces are wickedly simple.  We show you how to create a surface, then improve the surface model with breaklines and a border.
Point Codes Using Point Codes in TPC Desktop can really be a time-saver in creating your drawings. See how easy it is to build a code list one job at a time to automate most of your drawing process.
Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions In TPC Desktop, you have complete control over how TPC writes legal descriptions by defining settings and phrases.
Google Earth

When we introduced background (raster) images in 2004 they caught on right away. Suddenly, clients could see our surveys superimposed right over an image of their property. With such a great visual reference, the survey made sense. They could see the encroachments and easements that were so hard for them to visualize before.

Well Google Earth is the next great visualization tool. Someone said, “It’s like playing with fire, but safer”.

GIS We show you how to work with ESRI .SHP files along with how the projections and coordinate reference systems work with them and your data.
CRS Part 1 of 3 We cast a wide net as we learn the components in TPC’s Coordinate Reference System (CRS) and how they interact in a survey.  Traverse PC is just as comfortable working with geodetics as it is with planar computations.
CRS Part 2 of 3 We take a deeper dive into Coordinate Reference Systems with 2 case studies.
CRS Part 3 of 3 We look at a PLSS case that uses geodetics and State Plane to meet the requirements of true bearing and ground distance.
Deliverables We walk through the steps of producing deliverables for a client – ASCII points, Drawing PDFs, CAD, LandXML, Traverse Reports and more.
Drawings We’ll show you how easy it is to produce your drawings using TPC’s proprietary QuickView™ technology.
Drawing Templates

Traverse PC’s drawing templates are dynamic, able to provide any desired page size and orientation because of TPC’s unique Paper Space vs Survey Space.

Learn how to create a drawing template from any existing drawing, then edit the template to provide just what you want moving forward.

Drawing Data Manager We show you some of the tools that are available to you in the Drawing Data Manager (DDM) for finding, accessing and modifying all of the objects in your drawing, even if they are hidden or off the screen!

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