Choose the Edition & License That’s Right For You

With TPC Desktop™ land survey software, you buy the Edition that’s right for you. Compare Editions
If you decide later on that you need more features, you can upgrade to the next edition for just the price difference.

Compare Editions

Compare all three editions and see which one has the features that’s right for you.

Two Ways to Purchase!

Choose from either an ongoing subscription license or a perpetual license:
See Licenses, Policies, Requirements.

Subscription License


  • Billed quarterly or annually
  • Free updates
  • Free training – including one-on-one phone support
  • Free access to all our training tools in our Learning Center
  • Need more tools for the new jobs that are coming in?
    Upgrade to the next Edition on-line, anytime, just by paying the price difference.
  • Cancel anytime

Perpetual License


  • One-time payment
  • You own your license forever
  • Free access to all our training tools in our Learning Center
  • Subscribe annually to TPC Connection to get annual updates, training and CEU credits

Educational License

We offer our Professional Edition at no cost to land survey training programs. When it comes to teaching and learning surveying, TPC Desktop is the best surveying software available.


Compare and Save

We understand we understand that buying software is just the beginning of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
We’ve compared the TCO for TPC Desktop Professional and Civil 3D below:

Purchase Price:


TPC Desktop Professional Edition Perpetual (lifetime) License, including one year of the
TPC Connection Membership:
$2,195

Civil 3D One Year Subscription License:
$2,205 *

Training:


TPC Desktop Training: 
Included for Free with TPC Connection


Civil 3D Training: 
$2,195 (4 days) *

Classes:


TPC Desktop Classes (single topic): 
Free

Civil 3D Classes (single topic):
$825 – $1,395 **

That’s a savings of well over $2,000 annually. With TPC Desktop you get a lifetime license, free training, and free classes at less than half the Total Cost of Ownership of Civil 3D

As part of our free training, if you do need help getting started, we provide a wealth of resources via our Learning Center including step-by-step Learning Guides, a video library of hundreds of how-to videos, online Help topics, our TPC User Forums and free Web Seminars. And we want you to keep learning, so with every update purchased we include one year of the TPC Connection Membership .

* All Civil 3D pricing is per the Autodesk website on 9/16/2019
**  Per ONLC Training Centers website on 9/16/2019


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