Lets walk all the way through a survey in TPC

The objective is simple – walk through the steps to produce a finished survey and send if off for billing.

  • each step has a short video – some are a little longer
  • see how TPC does common tasks like adding a legend to a drawing

We’ve selected a mortgage survey where you are asked to locate an existing house on an existing lot and verify that it is where the buyer and seller think it is.

If you don’t do Mortgage Surveys, that’s OK.  You’ll still walk through steps you will use for just about any survey you do.

Where to Start

Where to Start

In a few moments, we’ll show you where we are going with this survey.

 Where to Start (1:10)

Starting a New Survey

Starting a New Survey

  • start a new survey
  • create a job folder where you can keep track of all the files related to this job
  • enter a Job ID and have it show up in the title block automatically

 Starting a New Survey (4:27)

Using the TPC Desktop

Using the TPC Desktop

  • learn the bare bones basics about how to get around in the Traverse PC Desktop

 Using the TPC Desktop (6:10)

Entering Record Data

Entering Record Data

  • enter a deed for this parcel
  • learn how to enter bearings and distances in a Traverse

 Entering Record Data (10.47)

Checking Closure

Checking Closure

  • learn how to create a unique closing point and check the closure
  • pick up any mistakes you may have made entering the deed calls

 checking Closure (8:43)

Entering Field Data

Entering Field Data

  • if you typically import data from your data collector you can skip this step
  • you’ll get the nitty gritty on how to enter angles, distances, instrument and target heights

 Entering Field Data (9:08)

Taping a House

Taping a House

  • sometimes surveyors get out a 100′ tape and take around a foundation
  • it’s a quick way to get the footprint of a structure
  • TPC makes this super simple with deflection angles

 Taping a House (7:29)

Drawing As You Go With a Working Drawing

Drawing As You Go With a Working Drawing

  • once you get good with TPC, you realize you are creating your drawing as you import or enter data
  • we like to call this a working drawing

 Working Drawing (1:03)

Starting a New Drawing

Starting a New Drawing

  • once you got your data where you want it, you can switch to full-on drawing mode
  • we show you how to start a new drawing and set it up the way you want

 Starting a New Survey (2:59)

Scaling and Positioning Your New Drawing

Scaling and Positioning Your New Drawing

  • with TPC, you zoom extents, scale and position a drawing as often as you need
  • and there’s no penalty or time list

 Scaling and Positioning Your New Drawing (1:47)

Exploring Drawing Variables

Exploring Drawing Variables

  • TPC gathers data from your survey and uses it to populate drawing variables
  • create drawings faster and with fewer typos

 Exploring Drawing Variables (0:43)

Modifying Symbols, Lines and Labels

Modifying Symbols, Lines and Labels

  • our Quick View™ technology creates all the drawing objects for you
  • then you can simply modify any of them to get just what you want

 Modifying Symbols, Lines and Labels (1:19)

Adding Automatic Lot Setbacks

Adding Automatic Lot Setbacks

  • Smart Drawing Objects™, like lot setbacks, make drawing fun
  • tell TPC to add lot setbacks, then watch them redraw automatically as you change the setback properties

 Adding Automatic Lot Setbacks (1:49)

Adding Offsets To a Lot Line

Adding Offsets To a Lot Line

  • you’ll use this tool a lot
  • we call it a Dynamic Offset because it updates automatically if the offset changes

 Adding Offsets To a Lot Line (1:11)

Adding a Legend

Adding a Legend

  • skip all the tedium of drawing legends
  • TPC draws them for you – automatically

 Adding a Legend (0:49)

Adding Automatic Leaders

Adding Automatic Leaders

  • skip the tedium of add leaders to line and point labels
  • TPC draws them for you – automatically

 Adding Automatic Leaders (4:39)

Drawing Manual Leaders

Drawing Manual Leaders

  • when you need them, TPC has all the CAD tools, like drawing leaders
  • take a few more minutes and get just what you want in your drawing

 Drawing Manual Leaders (3:17)