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TPC Desktop Premium Edition* w/TPCC** –
*Premium Edition Perpetual License – TPC Desktop Premium Edition provides the tools to perform routine land surveying tasks and may well serve the needs of most land surveyors anywhere in the world. If you don’t need profiles, vertical curves, cross-sections or Least Squares Network adjustment available only in the Professional Edition, this may be just the right edition for you. Compare Editions
All prices are in US Dollars. The program is in English only and technical support is available only in English.
No matter where in the world you are, Traverse PC is designed with the Land Surveying tools you need.
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Traverse PC is designed from the bottom-up to be flexible to meet land surveyors needs worldwide. We are surveyors too and we know that no two surveyors do things the same way. Because of that, we designed TPC to provide the tools surveyors need while being flexible enough to work any where and any way. Traverse PC is quite literally, “Better by Design”
Discover how TPC is different and why we don’t want to be a CAD program.
Better By Design™ – TPC Desktop was designed specifically for land surveying. See why we say, “The Power’s In the Views“.
The No CAD Zone® – TPC Desktop isn’t another CAD program with land surveying tacked-on. It’s point based land surveying software that starts with your data and ends with your drawings. We call it the No CAD Zone®.
Quick View™ – We can’t say enough about our Quick View™ Technology. You get to see what your data looks like without drawing it and without fiddling with those drawing commands you can never remember how to use.
On-line Videos – We’ve posted hundreds of short on-line videos. The Introduction videos are a great place to start.
Remember when surveying was fun? – It can be fun again, with Traverse PC!
Smart drawing objects – like the legend, title block and line table automatically update themselves as you edit the drawing, saving you a ton of time and ensuring that your drawing is accurate and complete.
Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to the questions we get asked the most.
No CAD Zone
TPC Desktop isn’t another CAD program with land surveying tacked-on. It’s point based land surveying software that starts with your data and ends with your drawings. We call it the No CAD Zone®.
Designed for Land Surveying – Land Surveyors deserve to have a program designed specifically for them, and Traverse PC provides just that. The No CAD Zone® offers a fully-integrated survey solution that has the absolute best data entry in the industry, all the necessary built-in COGO tools that surveyors need and an easy to use drawing engine that draws your map as data is entered. Isn’t that the way it should work?
Quick View™ Technology – We can’t say enough about our Quick View™ Technology. You get to see what your data looks like without drawing it and without fiddling with those drawing commands you can never remember how to use. Just choose the settings you want for Control, Side Shots and Lot Labels and let Quick View™ do the rest.
Draw everything the same, or choose settings for individual traverses and you have a very sophisticated drawing without ever drawing a thing yourself. And when it comes to finishing a drawing, our Quick View™ Technology gives you the drawing tools you need to complete your drawing.
The problem with CAD – Many of you have used CAD in the past, as we have in our own survey business. You know the problems inherent in CAD – move an entity and its coordinates change, change scale and the text size changes, multiple lines draw over the top of each other, and trimmed lines have a different length than untrimmed lines – just to name a few. The result is that it often takes much more time to do a drawing in CAD than it should.
The solution – The solution to the CAD problem is the No CAD Zone®. Because TPC Desktop is not built on top of somebody else’s CAD engine, it is not encumbered with the inherent problems of CAD. The No CAD Zone® is the choice for Professional Land Surveyors worldwide.
In the No CAD Zone®, you can drag-and-drop the survey anywhere on the page without changing the coordinates or change the drawing scale and the text size stays the same. Each point and line can only be drawn once and trimming a line for symbols doesn’t change the line length. Smart Drawing Objects like legends, title blocks, line / curve tables and scale bars automatically update themselves as you edit a drawing, and you can include them in the User-Defined Templates so you don’t have to repeat the same steps drawing after drawing. You’ll find solutions to lots of CAD problems in the No CAD Zone®.
CAD Compatible – The many CAD work-arounds and the costly CAD updates and modules make using CAD for surveying impractical and expensive! Of course TPC knows that not everyone is lucky enough to have left CAD behind. That’s why Traverse PC maintains full compatibility with AutoCAD and many other programs.
You have now entered the NO CAD ZONE®!!!.
TPC is easy to learn and use.
On-line Videos – Select a recorded video and watch it any time 24/7 on your computer.
Learning Guides – Take a peek at our printed Learning Guides. They provide step-by-step instructions for over 30 common tasks.
TPC Connection – Get personalized one-on-one training plus automatic updates and more.
It all comes down to how TPC can benefit you.
Confidence – You’ll have Confidence using TPC Desktop because here at Traverse PC, we’ve designed and implemented technologies specifically for surveying. They’re built around surveys and what you want to do with them.
Craftsmanship – TPC Desktop is a complete survey program. Depending on the edition you choose, you’ll find all the tools you need to put the Craftsmanship back in your surveying.
Control – The most frequent comment we get about our software is that it is so easy to learn and use. “It works like surveyors work” making it instinctive and intuitive. Right out of the box, you’ll find that you are in Control of TPC Desktop. And that’s a nice feeling.
But don’t take our word for it. See what TPC users say: Testimonials
Total Cost of Ownership
Here at Traverse PC, we understand that buying software is just the beginning of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
You also have to add in the cost of learning and updating the software plus getting support when you need it. And in the long run, these costs usually far exceed the purchase cost.
We offer three Editions of TPC Desktop so you only purchase the tools you need. And when you want to upgrade to a more powerful edition, you pay only the cost difference between them.
TPC Desktop thinks like a surveyor. So many of you will just start using it, without really thinking about learning it. We have people send us maps all the time that they just completed – their first day of using TPC Desktop. We love it. That’s just the way it should work.
If you do need help getting started, we provide printed learning guides and on-line videos that walk you through the basics, step-by-step. They are ‘cook book’ examples with steps and screen shots to follow.
Yes, we know that other software providers say their software is easy to learn. Right before they tell you that you’ll also need to learn CAD because they are CAD-based. But don’t worry, they can provide the extra training you will need. Just don’t stop to think how much your time is worth – because it all takes time.
Update & Support Costs
We’ve combined these two costs because it all depends on how a manufacturer packages their costs to you. At Traverse PC, we spell out our update policy in plain english along with your support options.
What do most TPC users do? – Most TPC users learn TPC on their own, rarely use our technical support and order the updates they want when they want them. And because we ALWAYS provide an update path, the most you will ever pay to update an old copy of TPC is just 50% of a new copy. It’s our way of saying thank you for using TPC Desktop.
How much is a typical updates? – Updates vary by Edition, but are usually around $300 for Personal and up to $500 for Professional. We also offer specials at release time that reduce these costs even further.
How much does support cost? – Most of our users never pay for any technical support because much of it is FREE. We provide free downloads, videos, e-Learning guides, incident reports and access to user forums. Those that do purchase support, usually purchase the TPC Connection which combines updates and support.