TPC Desktop 2022 R0

This release targets some common workflows and streamlines them.  Released 1/31/2022

Calibrate on Export

 We introduced calibrations in TPC 2019 R0.  They convert coordinates from any other coordinate system to your survey and back again.

This release lets you use calibrations when exporting coordinates.  Now you can deliver coordinates back to a grid that doesn’t match your survey without changing them in your survey.

ALTA/NSPS 2021 Minimum Standard

The ALTA/NSPS 2021 Minimum Standard describes two tests you can use to verify that your survey meets the minimum standards.  TPC now includes these two tests in our Least Squares Network solution, available in our Professional Edition.

Stakeout Report

We’ve expanded our stakeout report to accommodate just about any convention you use to relate as-staked positions to their design positions.  Choose from point labels, point numbers, point descriptions and side shots.  Or us this new report to related record to measured locations.

Easier Activation

Lots of our users use a single license on more than one computer.  Like a laptop they take to the field or a home computer.  This version makes this a lot easier.  Just choose HelpLicense Activation… and you’ll find everything you need to activate, deactivate and check your current activation.

Released 1/31/2022

Reverse Calibration on Export – Sneak Peek (5:42)

We introduced calibrations in TPC 2019 R0.  They convert coordinates from any other coordinate system to your survey and back again.  TPC has been using calibrations for background photos, grid to ground, CAD files, GPS/GNSS and lots more.

This release lets you use calibrations when exporting coordinates.  Now you can deliver coordinates back to a grid that doesn’t match your survey without changing them in your survey.

Turn on [x] Details and TPC will report the original and calibrated coordinates for each point exported.

Select calibration for Export

Reverse Calibrate

One of the secrets to streamline calibration workflows is the [x] Reverse Calibrate option.

A calibration is created going from one coordinate system to another.  So what if you want to go the other way?  In TPC, you just reverse calibrate.

Reverse Calibration for Export

ALTA 2021 Sneak Peek (5:06)

ALTA/NSPS 2021 Minimum Standard

The ALTA/NSPS 2021 Minimum Standard describes two tests you can use to verify that your survey meets the minimum standards.  TPC now includes these two tests in our Least Squares Network solution, available in our Professional Edition.

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Reporting Relative Positional Precision (RPP)

TPC’s Least Squares reporting has included the RPP option for a long time.  So it was a simple matter to have it report the results of the tests selected in the ALTA dialog.

ALTA 2021 Tests Passed

ALTA User Settings

Before you generate the Relative Positional Precision report, you can use this dialog to tell TPC which traverse or traverses contain the boundary you want to certify and which tests you want to run.

Then just solve the network and run the report.  It’s pretty simple.

ALTA Settings dialog

Available in Professional Edition.  Compare Editions

Expanded Options

We’ve expanded our stakeout report to accommodate just about any convention you use to relate as-staked positions to their design positions.  Choose from point labels, point numbers, point descriptions and side shots.  Or use this new report to related record to measured locations.

Stakeout Report dialog

Staked Points as Side Shots

In this example, we’ve set up our staked points so we can report them using

  • Point label difference, where 1002 would be a staked position for design point 2 based on its point label
  • Side Shots, where 1002 would be a staked position for design point 2 based on it being a side shot of point 2

Either option will provide the report you want.

Staked Points by difference and side shot

Record vs Measured

For years, TPC users have set up traversers that look just like this to relate record monument positions with measured points.  It’s a quick and easy way to generate corner searches or just compare measured positions to record positions.

Now, you can generate a report using the stakeout format to show their relationship.

 

Sample Report

The Staked points in this example, had a special character @ appended to the design point label.

This is a typical report.

 

Sample Stakeout Report

Running TPC On Multiple Computers

Lots of our users use a single license on more than one computer.  Like a laptop they take to the field or a home computer. 

This version makes this a lot easier by eliminating the need to access the License Manager.  Just choose Help, License Activation… and you’ll find everything you need to activate, deactivate and check your current activation.

 

Sharing a TPC License

If you share your TPC license with someone else in the office, you both will love the new Deactivate button.

Before you exit TPC, either manually Deactivate it or turn on the option to [x] Deactivate license when TPC closes.  Either way, that license will be available to the next person who wants to use it.

License Activation Dialog

TPC has always done a great job of interpreting geodetic positions it imports.  Even picking up on formats used by other software, like Trimble Business Center.

But when it came time to export, TPC relied on the angle type selected for display in the program.  So to export with a specific angle format, you had to change the default angle setting in TPC, export, then change the default angle setting back.

Here in the ASCII export settings, entering a T or G in the Format field activates the Latitude/Longitude Format selection.

 

Selecting a Latitude/Longitude Format

When you export latitude and longitude, like shown here for ASCII, TPC now includes a pulldown of the same angle formats you can select for the program, but they affect just this export.  Just select the format you want to use.  That’s it.

We added a [x] Clean option to remove the N/S and E/W designators so you get just the values as shown here in the Export as DMS and Export as Degrees samples.

In the Format, we use -G to make west longitudes negative.

Export ASCII Degrees Latitude & Longitude

Exported as DMS

201,48°05’48.881,-117°17’02.704,
202,48°05’48.881,-117°18’20.480,
203,48°05’48.881,-117°19’38.257,
204,48°05’48.881,-117°20’56.033,
205,48°05’48.881,-117°22’13.810,
206,48°05’48.881,-117°23’31.586,

Exported as Degrees

201,48.0969114,-117.2840844,
202,48.0969114,-117.3056889,
203,48.0969114,-117.3272936,
204,48.0969114,-117.3488981,
205,48.0969114,-117.3705028,
206,48.0969114,-117.3921072,

Send Drawing Objects to CAD View

We added more options to send objects from a Drawing View to a CAD View.  You can now select an object and send all the objects on that layer.

 

Allow Commas in Image Path and Filenames

Paths and Filenames for images you insert into a drawing can now include commas.  It’s a little thing, but if you are in the habit of including them, it matters to you.

 

Open Design Alliance 2022

We’ve included the latest CAD libraries, from the Open Design Alliance, Teigha2022.11.

Send Objects To Cad View

Send Objects To Cad View

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