We are very excited about the TPC Desktop Learning Guides. They present over 60 short “Learning Units” on the things our users ask about most and with which they’ve been most impressed.

Most chapters are just 7 or 8 pages to fit easily into your busy day and each page covers another bite-sized piece of the Unit. So whether you just read through the Guide or actually sit down and work through each Learning Unit on your computer, you’ll pick up those little pearls that will help build your TPC skills.

Learning Guides

Take a look at them now – the PDF files are right here. They are also available to you via the Tasks Manager within TPC Desktop.

Introduction This little booklet introduces you to some of the unique features of TPC Desktop like Traverses, Quick View, Drawings, Smart Drawing Objects and more. It’s an easy read and extremely helpful as you get started with TPC.
TPC Desktop The Traverse PC Desktop is completely user-customizable so you can set it up the way that it works best for you. Whether you’re running TPC on a laptop in the field or are using multiple monitors in the office, the TPC Desktop Learning Guide will help you set TPC up the way you want.
Import/Export The Import/Export Learning Guide helps you learn how to import, export and work with various file types from various sources within Traverse PC. We haven’t met a data collector,  instrument or CAD program we couldn’t interface with.
Traverses Traverses have always been at the heart of TPC and they continue to prove their worth with every new technology that comes along. The Traverses Learning Guide shows you how Flexible Traverses are, how to Format the Traverse View for what you need to do, how to Enter Data, how COGO Happens Automatically in Traverses and many of the ways you can Create Traverses.
COGO Traverse PC includes a complete and robust set of COGO tools that you can use as needed to complete your projects.  The COGO Learning Guide delves into the Common Features of the tools as well as how to work with specific tools such as Rotating, Translating, Intersections and Setbacks.
Closure The Closure Learning Guide walks you through Checking and Setting Closure Type, Changing Closure Tolerance and Changing Starting and Ending Points. It is all very easy and intuitive.
Adjustments TPC has always included the standard traverse adjustments. The Adjustments Learning Guide shows you how to set and adjust Closing Angles as well as how to use the Compass, Transit and Crandall Rules to adjust your traverses.
Least Squares The Least Squares Learning Guide walks you through Redundant Observations, Analyzing the Survey, Editing the Network, Solving the Network, Evaluating the Solution and Adjusting your Survey.
Alignments The Alignments Learning Guide shows you how easy it is to work with Horizontal Curves, Vertical Curves and Profiles.
Quick View TPC has used Quick View™ since its inception in 1987. The idea behind Quick View™ is simple – let the data do the drawings. The Quick View Learning Guide is divided into areas like Traverse Drawing Settings, Legends, Tables and Fills.
Drawings Learn how to create Drawings using our Quick View™ technology. Leave the hassles of CAD behind. The Drawings Learning Guide is divided into sections like Managing Drawings, Using Drawing Templates and adding Pictures, Blocks and Tables.
Surfaces TPC allows you to easily designate the points that should be used for creating your Surfaces (Contours/DTM/TIN) and editing tools that make it easy to fine-tune the surfaces. The Surfaces Learning Guide is divided into sections like Simple Surfaces, Computing Volumes and Editing Breaklines and Borders.
Point Codes TPC allows you to automate many of your drawing tasks with the use of Point Codes. The Point Codes Learning Guide is divided into chapters like What are Point Codes, Evaluating Field Data, Managing Point Codes and Sorting Points into Traverses.
Geodetic Learn how to survey on the ellipsoid or at ground distance in addition to the grid. The Geodetic Learning Guide is divided into chapters like Selecting a CRS (Coordinate Reference System), Project Factors, Geodetic COGO, Transformations and Geodetic Closure and Area.
Cadastral TPC includes tools to work with the Public Lands Survey System (PLSS). The Cadastral Learning Guide is divided into chapters like Double Proportions, Single Proportions and Grant Boundary Adjustments.
Plat Check TPC includes tools to quickly check a plat from any source. The Plat Checking Learning Guide is divided into chapters like Checking Lot Closure and Applying Precision.

How They Help You

You’ll love the easy-to-absorb format the Learning Guides use

  • Clearly stated tasks demonstrated in the chapter.
  • A .TRV file you can open to get started quickly.
  • A single page for each task, making the concept easy-to-absorb.
  • Concise 1, 2, 3. steps.
  • Lots of pictures saying, “Your screen should look like this.”
  • Hints about where to find more information in the On-Line help files.