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TPC Desktop 2019

April 2019 – available now to TPC Connection Members!

  • Calibrations
    • Calibrate photos
      • select any number of point pairs and let TPC do a Least Squares best fit
      • automatically create world file (automatically scales, rotates and translates to survey)
    • Calibrate XRefs and CAD files
      • Calibrate CAD data from any other coordinate system to your survey
        • like the architect who uses 4 feet per inch
      • Establish relationship between CAD file and survey as you share data between a TPC drawing and the CAD file
        • CAD View’s Convert to Survey command calibrates as it converts
        • send drawing objects to CAD View or drawing entities to Drawing View
      • Apply reverse calibration when writing a new CAD file – ends up in CAD coordinate system
    • Calibrate GNSS to local site
      • Plot/use GNSS data in your survey’s local site coordinate system
      • Reverse calibrate to send local site data out to GNSS for stakeout
      • Happens automatically with new Site Calibration
    • Calibrate Google geodetic data
      • Plot your local site data directly in Google Earth
      • Create points and figures in Google Earth and plot/use them in your local site survey
    • Calibrate total station data based on assumed coordinates
      • Use any assumed coordinate system in the field then calibrate it to your survey
      • All tied points are used to create a Least Squares best fit
      • Send survey points back to the data collector in its assumed coordinate system for stakeout
  • Site Calibration
    • Use any existing calibration as the Site Calibration
    • GNSS points are automatically calibrated to your survey (coordinates are calibrated)
    • GNSS points always retain their original geodetic positions
    • Easily convert from grid<=>ground
  • Project Location
    • Pick a project location from any existing point
    • Separate elevation and grid factors compute the combined factor
    • Select and use the survey’s Project Location for Coordinate Conversion (grid<=>ground)
  • Average Point COGO Routine
    • Compute an average position from TPC’s What list (any points, traverse, drawing objects, etc)
    • Assign the computed average to the survey’s Project Location
    • Store the computed average as a traverse for future reference
  • View[+]
    • Press [+] to plot any COGO solution over the top of the current drawing
    • Press the View button to create a new drawing with just the solution (same as always)
  • Format Fonts
    • Points Manager and Traverse View
    • Select font attributes (bold, italics, underline) or color
    • Identifies Protected, Calibrated, Geodetic and Raw Data
  • AutoCAD 2018 Support

TPC Desktop 2019 R1

October 2019

  • Geoids
    • TPC now computes elevations and ellipsoid heights based on a user selected geoid model.
    • Seven geoid models are provided, including egm84, egm96, egm2008.
    • You can also use your own geoid models that are in the .pgm format.
    • TPC can cache geoid data over the extents of your survey so speed up geoid computations.
  • Block References
    • nested block references now perform as expected when duplicating a drawing.
    • block references now place their objects on separate layers, if specified, making it easier to access just what you want in a drawing.
  • XReferences
    • XRefs now reproduce the same layers they had in CAD – related to nested block references above.
    • TPC has improved the handling on long XRef layer names, whether the XRef is bound or unbound.
    • XRef blocks are no longer stored with drawings in the .TRV file. They are now managed entirely by the XRef.
  • Calibrations
    • You can now calibrate and uncalibrate objects from the Drawing Data Manager – no more hunting them down in the drawing.
    • The Calibrations node in the Drawing Data Manager is now much more selective and only shows calibrations involving objects in that drawing.
    • You can now calibrate a CAD file when importing it.
  • Dynamic offsets
    • can now begin/end perpendicular to any point on a circle’s circumference.
  • GIS
    • TPC now reads traverse names, point labels and point descriptions when importing it’s own exported GIS files.
    • TPC now supports geodetic shape extents when exporting GIS files.
    • Undo/Redo is now available when importing Polyline shapes.
  • Surfaces
    • Move elevations of existing survey points to a surface. Great for stakeout.
  • Help Topics
    • Added an Elevations landing page to discuss all the ways TPC works with elevations
      • like geoids, ellipse heights, benchmarks, instrument heights and more.
    • Added a Surface Elevation landing page to discuss elevation options and tools
      • like transects, profiles, cut sheets, restricting elevations of contours and more.


TPC Desktop 2018

January 2018

  • Workflows
    • We’ve taken a look at some of the most common workflows and asked, “How can we make this more efficient”?
  • XReferences
    • TPC now supports CAD Xrefs
    • Reference a CAD XRef to your survey – n a perfect world, everyone works on your survey grid. In an imperfect world, they don’t. So you can scramble at the last minute to get the right coordinates or figure out how to change the ones you’ve got, or you can simply reference the XReference CAD file to your survey.
    • XRef layers – We’ve added some great tools to help you locate just what you need.
    • Xrefs – bind, unload, reload –
  • New leader types
    • Curved – You can now draw Curved leaders in addition to angled leaders.
    • Dot – You can now end your leaders with a solid dot (circle) along with arrows and the other leader ends.
  • Drawing View
    • Polyline areas – You can now compute the area of a drawing polyline from its Properties dialog.
    • Rotating an object to bearing – Right click an object and choose Modify Objects | Rotate to Bearing to start the new rotate command.
    • Drawing View Undo – Any changes made to Traverse Drawing settings can now be undone.
    • Almost Black/White – We added two new colors you can use as Black or White backgrounds for fills or clearing, without defaulting to CAD’s White = Black convention.
    • Blockreference background clearing – You can now clear individual block references by turning on [x] Clear Background in their Properties dialog.
    • Move Not Allowed – Tired of seeing the Move Not Allowed when you accidentally bump a traverse object like a line or a point symbol? Well, now you can go to the Program Settings and turn that message off.
    • Table and Legend item Line Spacing – You can now enter decimal line space factors. Add more line spacing to make the table easier to read or squeeze the lines together to fit more lines in.
  • Drawing Templates
    • When you add a drawing template to an existing drawing, TPC used to remove any survey space objects from a layer in the current drawing if the template included that layer.
  • CAD
    • When exporting a surface from a drawing to a CAD file, TPC turns off the polyfacemesh layer.
    • Contour labels are now embedded into the contour lines when TPC exports a drawing to a CAD file.
    • Drafted lines like –[GAS]– are now written to the legend when TPC exports a drawing to a CAD file.
    • Anonymous blocks – We added support for Anonymous blocks when importing a DWG file.
  • CAD View
    • Send selected entities a group – select entities in the CAD View then right click and choose Drawing View | Send selected entities as group. All the entities selected will be sent over to the Drawing View as a group.
    • Send selected entities layers – entities from the unique layers of the currently selected entities will be sent to the Drawing View using the new Send selected entities’ layers command.
    • Convert to survey – Converts the selected entities to survey space. If you have multiple objects selected you’ll be asked if you want to create a traverse for each object.
    • Isolate a layer – The CAD View layer dialog now allows you to isolate a layer. The CAD drawing will automatically update to display only the isolated layer, until the layer is restored.
    • Entity properties – Select then right click any entity in the CAD View and choose Properties to display a dialog for that entity.
  • Drawing Data Manager
    • Delineate drawing objects from Drawing Data Manager.
    • Delete unused blocks from a drawing.
  • Closure View
    • [Warnings] section – The Closure View now includes a [Warnings] section you can turn on or off like you to the other sub-sections in the view. Just select View, Include Closure Data.
  • GIS
    • Importing geographic (llh) shapes – If your geographic shape files doesn’t come with a projection file, TPC asks if you want to read it as geographic positions using the CRS of the survey.
    • GIS layers – When you import GIS objects into a drawing, TPC now adds them to the drawing’s current layer. Just select the layer you want as the current layer for the drawing, then import your GIS file.
  • COGO
    • Tangent intersects – Tangent intersects are regular intersections with the added constraint that they must be tangent to some arc, curve or circle. In surveying, we run into these when do don’t have a starting bearing to work with.
  • Exporting Surfaces to CAD
    • The polyfacemesh layer is turned off by default. You can simply turn it back on if you want to see it.
    • Contours with labels are now drawn as polylines, just like they are if labels are not included. Plus all contours and labels are set to their respective elevations.
  • Point Codes
    • Label Formats (Lines, Curves, Points) are now stored with point codes.
  • LandXML
    • Support LandXML hidden faces – Now when you import a LandXML surface, TPC honors the invisible faces. They don’t show up in the TIN, volume or slope computations and contours don’t extend into them.
  • Traverse View
    • Now you can select all the points of a certain type in a traverse.
    • Edit multiple traverse points – And once you selected the points you want, enter one value for distance, bearing, elevation, etc. and all the selected points get updated.
    • Traverse Reports – Temporary Traverse Reports can now be saved as new reports.
  • Task manager
    • You can now format the Tasks Manager by choosing Format View… F9 or pressing the F9 key.
  • Import / Export
    • We added some new data types to the Generic Raw Data CSV filter – V – Vertical distance, y – Latitude, x – Longitude and z – Ellipse Ht
    • Support Carlson RW5 BP and GPS records
    • Option to set elevations to zero on import
    • Draw control point chain – TPC now provides an optional way to look at your control point chain.

TPC Desktop 2018 R1

April 2018

    • Phrase driven legal descriptions
      • You create Legal Description Styles you can reuse as needed, to get just the style of legal description required.
    • Crows feet
      • Crows feet work a lot like leaders in TPC. You can turn them on in the Traverse Drawing Settings or add them manually to object labels.
    • Surfaces
      • Surface exclusions – Select a traverse and TPC will exclude all the surface triangles within it.
      • Polyfacemesh Layer – You can create unique layer names for a surface, so you can do things like, put the major contours of the Existing Grade on the EG-Major layer and the major contours of the Finished Grade on the FG-Major layer.
    • Drawings
      • Multi-line curve and spiral labels
      • Prioritized Traverse Drawing Settings – a traverse takes control of all it’s own lines, line labels, point symbols and point labels, even if another traverse has already drawn them.
    • AutoCAD 2018 support
      • We added support for AutoCAD 2018 DWG, DXF and Binary DXF files so you can read and write the latest files.

TPC Desktop 2018 R2

Sept 2018

    • GIS
      • .prj files – TPC can now use GIS .prj files as the Coordinate Reference System for your survey.
      • – Now you can access projection sources, like, to find the projection you need. Export it as an ESRI prj file and you can use it in TPC.
      • Use the imported GIS projection as the survey’s CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
    • Geodetics
      • We added a new warning when you try to compute geodetics with a local grid.
    • Surfaces
      • You can now specify Minimum and Maximum elevations for contours. This lets you specify a single elevation for a FEMA elevation or restrict the contours to any elevation range.
      • We added one more range to the Slope Analysis for the City of Los Angeles. Now you have 6 ranges total, with the last one always being everything left above some slope.
    • Drawings
      • New options to sort layers by drawing order in the Layers dialog
    • Drawing Data Manager
      • Convert any drawing object to survey coordinates
      • More drag-n-drop for changing drawing order
      • New commands to delineate blocks and modified survey text
    • XReferences
      • Now store parameters used to reference to survey
      • Lots more XRef data exposed – just expand an XRef node
      • Missing xrefs now show {xref filename}, just like missing pictures and blocks do
    • Trimble DC Files
      • We expanded support for records like GPS Vectors, Ground Vectors, Stakeout Point Design, Point Grid Deltas, Long Feature Codes, Mean Turned Angles, Lines, Horizontal Arcs and Rounds MTA Residuals
    • Import
      • Message view now tells how many points were imported
    • New License System – you can now manage your own licenses on-line


TPC Desktop 2017

January 2017

  • Drawings
    • Line Label Formats
      • Multi-line labels above or below the line
      • Choose an orientation like parallel, perpendicular, horizontal or vertical
      • Specify an additional offset from the line or point symbol
      • Add brackets [ ] { } around your text for record data vs measured data
      • Lots of example label formats
    • Advanced leader control
    • New Font Tools
      • Convert one font to another
      • Select and delineate by font
      • Delete unused fronts from a drawing
      • Modify attributes of all text using a specific font
    • New point label formatting options
      • Select the label location from the point symbol – upper right, lower right, etc.
    • Enhanced tables
      • User defined title, fonts, background color, etc.
    • Enhanced legends
      • User defined title, fonts, background color, etc.
    • Varas and User defined Units Factor
  • Help when you need it
    • Most messages and prompts now include a [Help] button
    • Warnings and Errors in the Message View now include links to their help topics

TPC Desktop 2017 R1

May 2017

  • CAD
    • Contour Labels
      • Contour labels are now embedded into the contour lines when TPC exports a drawing to a CAD file.
      • Contour lines with labels embedded now export at the contour elevation.
      • When exporting a surface from a drawing to a CAD file, TPC now exports contours as polylines even if labels are being drawn.
  • CAD View
    • Transfer Selected Entities to Drawing View
      • Select some entities in the CAD View and right click and go to Drawing View | Send select entities… they will all appear in the Drawing View just like they were in the CAD View.
    • Convert to Survey
      • Converts the selected entities to survey data (points, lines and traverses).
    • Entity Properties
      • Select then right click any entity in the CAD View and choose Properties to display a dialog for that entity.
  • Closure View [Warning] section
    • The Closure View now includes a [Warnings] section you can turn on or off like you to the other sub-sections in the view. Just select View, Include Closure Data.
  • Import / Export
    • Draw Control Point Chain
      • We added new option to some data collector imports and the Traverse View called ‘Draw Control Point Chain’ to better represent instrument stations and backsights.
    • Option to set elevations to zero on import
  • GIS
    • TPC now imports GIS onto the current drawing layer
  •  Drawings
    • Table and legend line item spacing
    • Backsights
      • Added [x] Draw Backsights (using Control Point Settings) option to the Advanced tab of the Traverse Drawing Settings. It draws BS records in the traverse.
  • Points
    • Added Relabel Points command to Traverse View
  • Reports
    • New Save As… for reports

TPC Desktop 2017 R2

August 2017

  • Drawings
    • Reference group to survey
      • TPC will prompt you to select two pairs of survey / group points.
      • TPC then rotates, translates and scales the group based on the points you selected.
      • Automatically group the last import, then reference it to the survey.
    • Rotate any drawing object to a specified bearing
  • GIS
    • Support for GIS projection files
      • TPC now looks for projection (.prj) files when importing shapes.
    • Geographic shapes are now supported
      • If your geographic shape files doesn’t come with a projection file, TPC asks if you want to read it as geographic positions using the CRS of the survey.
    • GIS Coordinate Systems
      • TPC now supports 1) geographic, 2) projected and 3) local coordinates when importing and exporting shape files.
  • CAD
    • Anonymous CAD blocks
      • We added support for Anonymous blocks when importing a DWG file.
    • Contour Labels
      • Contour labels are now embedded into the contour lines when TPC exports a drawing to a CAD file.
      • Contour lines with labels embedded now export at the contour elevation.
      • When exporting a surface from a drawing to a CAD file, TPC now exports contours as polylines even if labels are being drawn.
    • Drafted Lines
      • Drafted lines like –[GAS]– are now written to the legend when TPC exports a drawing to a CAD file.
  • Import/Export
    • Select / Group last import – a must for referencing the import to your survey
  • LandXML
    • Export International vs US Survey Foot to LandXML
  • COGO
    • You can now do Offset From Alignment with selected points from the Points Manager.
  • Point Codes
    • Label Fomats (Lines, Curves, Points) are now stored with point codes.


TPC Desktop 2016

January 2016

  • CAD View
    • View your CAD files right inside TPC
      • Supports DWG, DXF, DGN, DXB
    • Open / Edit / Save existing CAD files
    • Write a New CAD file or Edit an Existing One
    • Send Data Back and Forth Between Drawing View and CAD View
      • Pull in just the CAD objects you need
      • Send your survey data over to a CAD file then save it for the client
  • CAD
    • Updated DWG / DGN Drivers
  • Google Earth
    • Fills with slider
      • If you fill traverses, these fills now export to Google Earth.
      • Plus, we give you the option to select the intensity of the fill before you export.
    • Line Data
      • Lines that TPC exports to Google Earth have a (L) Tangent, (C) Curve or (S) Spiral.
      • Click the symbol and get all the information about that line and it’s survey points.
    • Lot Labels and Data
      • Your Traverse PC Lot Labels will now display the Traverse Name in Google Earth along with its push-pin.
      • Clicking on either of these will display more of the lot information.
    • Survey Point Data
      • We’ve been working hard to give you just the data you need in the Google Earth pop-ups.
    • Point Symbols
      • We are continuing to expand our Google Earth compatible point symbol library.
      • Most of the point symbols you use every day are supported in Google Earth.
    • Side Shots
      • You can now export side shots with your traverses and even import them back into TPC.
  • Import / Export
    • Undo / Redo on Import
    • Standardized import/export settings
      • Point label modifiers
      • Reference Points in Descriptions
      • Create Drawing of Import
      • More…
    • Import options to reconcile matching points
    • Grid <=> Ground
      • Convert grid<=> ground on import and export
  • Traverse Report
    • Now includes Total and Average Lot Areas
  • Learning Guides on the web
  • COGO
    • COGO Rotate & Translate can now include drawing objects
    • Rotate / Translate drawing objects with COGO routines
  • Drawings
    • We added stock Metric Scale Bars
    • New Zero Background Clearing Width option
  • Points
    • New point relabel options
    • E* – use this modifier to prefix each existing point label with the letter E. So the existing label 2020A becomes E2020A.
    • *GNSS – use this modifier to append GNSS to each of the selected points. So the existing label 100 becomes 100GNSS.
    • +10000 – use this modifier to add 10000 to each existing point label. So the existing label 145 becomes 10145.
    • Combine it with the starting label to create just about any kind point label you want.

TPC Desktop 2016 Release 1

April 2016

  • CRS
    • Separate CRS files
      • Easier to edit or add Coordinate Reference Systems
    • New State CRS Files for Indiana and Iowa
    • NAD 83 Epoch 2010.00
  • COGO
    • Best fit line / curves with Least Squares
  • PLSS
    • Medial lines PLSS (Public Lands Survey System)
    • Create a source traverse that includes the boundary for a waterway and TPC will compute the medial lines for that waterway.
  • Drawings
    • New spacing options for bearings and line labels
    • Point symbol rotation by traverse
    • Undo for graphic rotate / translate
    • Snap for Polylines
    • Option to remove ‘Traverse PC’ from border
  • Import / Export
    • Option to open files after export
  • Program (User) Settings
    • Automatically merge settings from previous versions of TPC
    • Direct access to Program Data folder
  • Screen Sharing
    • New Screen Sharing link in Help menu
    • Easier for TPC to log onto your computer for technical support

TPC Desktop 2016 Release 2

September 2016

  • Faster
    • It’s all about SPEED
    • Open a survey  9X faster
    • Open a Traverse View  93X faster
    • Regenerate a drawing  134X faster
    • Import a 1.3M point ASCII file  71X faster


 TPC Desktop 2015

January 2015

  • LandXML support
  • Automatic Lot Setbacks
  • Automatic Updates
  • Survey Point Properties

 TPC Desktop 2015 Release 1

May 2015

  • Google Earth KML
  • Multiple backup
  • More font sizes, line widths, point symbols and line types
  • Enhanced lot labels
  • R-O-W Offsets now includes Elevation Offsets

 TPC Desktop 2015 Release 2

September 2015

  • Google Earth KMZ
  • Multi-column legends
  • Parcel location labels for LandXML compatibility
  • Drawing Data Manager now displays group and block entities
  • Point Codes can now be used in point attributes as well as descriptions


TPC Desktop 2014

Feb 2014

  • Label Orientation
  • Labels Inside and / or Outside
  • Reverse Directions
  • Stacked or Aligned Labels
  • Label Leaders
  • Combine Drawing Variables with Other Variables and Text
  • Coordinate Conversion for Selected Points / Traverses
  • Coordinate Conversion During ASCII Import

TPC Desktop 2014, Release 1

July 2014

  • COGO – distance and direction type now tracks through COGO tools
  • COGO Buttons
  • Relabel Points
  • Ellipses

TPC Desktop 2014, Release 2

October 2014

  • Predetermined Area Enhancement
  • Arc Aligned Text
  • Traverse Decimals
  • Selected Drawing Objects


TPC Desktop 2013

Aug 2013

  • Arc Aligned Curve Labels
  • Arc Aligned Text
  • Geodetic Intersections
  • Traverse aPriori Values
  • Automatic Closure
  • GMM Township Record File Import
  • Improved Reports
  • AutoCAD and MicroStation 2013 File Support
  • Trimble Business Center File Support
  • “Sticky” Traverse Adjustments
  • Improved Testing and Reliability
  • Added Spirals to Legal Description Writer
  • Added Point Codes and Volumes to Premium Edition
  • Added Generic Raw Data (CSV) File Support to Personal Edition


TPC Desktop 2011

Aug 2011

  • Geodetics
    • Distance and Direction Types
    • COGO
    • Drawings
  • Cadastral (PLSS)
    • Tools
    • Symbols
    • Templates
  • ALTA/ACSM 2011 Standards
    • Relative Positional Accuracy Minimum Standard
    • Relative Position Precision (RPP) Report
  • Lot Tables
  • AutoCAD and MicroStation 2011 File Support
  • Minimize COGO Dialog Boxes
  • Set Object Properties for Multiple Objects


TPC Desktop 2010

Oct 2009

  • Obvious Navigation
  • Dock, Tab, Auto-Hide Managers
    • New Tasks Manager, Drawings Manager, Drawing Data Manager, Surfaces Manager
    • Traverses Manager Replaces Survey View, Points Manager Replaces Point View, Point Codes Manager Replaces Point Code View
  • COGO Enhancements
    • Graphic “Pick” Buttons
    • Undo Buttons
    • “What” List
  • AutoCAD and MicroStation 2010 File Support


TPC Desktop 2008

Feb 2008

  • AutoCAD 2008 File Support
  • World File (Image) Support
  • Predictive Data Entry
  • Leave COGO Tools Open While Working
  • Traverse Groups
  • Drawing Tool Tips Provide Object Information
  • Unlimited Drawings per File
  • More Colors


TPC Desktop v9.5

Jan 2007

  • AutoCAD 2007 File Support
  • Spell Checking
  • New Survey View Columns (Closure Type, Error, Area, etc.)
  • Plat Checker
  • Slope Analysis
  • Traverse Precision
  • Traverse View Shares Drawings
  • Delineate Traverses and Points in the Drawing
  • Gap Points (Prevent Drawing Line)
  • Graphic Move and Rotate Tools
  • Graphic Offsets
  • ALTA/ACSM 2005 Standards
  • DCA R10 File Support
  • Pacsoft File Support
  • Thales Navigation Z-Max File Support
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Vector Image Support
  • Traverse View Single Row per Point Toggle Button

TPC Desktop v9.0/v9.1

Feb 2006

  • AutoCAD R10 – 2006 File Support
  • MicroStation V7 / V8 DGN File Support
  • Topcon GTS File Support
  • SMI Jett File Support
  • TPC PDF Writer
  • Point / Coordinate Table
  • HTML Help
  • Drawing Codes

TPC Desktop v8.5

July 2005

  • Faster Contouring and Volume Calculations
  • Optional Contour Border Traverses
  • Contour (Surface) Information Report
  • AutoCAD DWG File Enhancements
  • Updated TDS RAW File Support
  • MicroSurvey Genius File Support
  • CSV and User-Defined ASCII File Support
  • Point Code Enhancements
    • Set Survey Point Properties
    • Point Code Alias
    • Copy / Paste Traverse Settings
    • Update Codes by Traverse PC
  • 32 Drawings per File
  • User-Defined Point Symbols
  • Italic, Bold Italic, Underline and Strikeout Font Styles
  • Pan with Drag and Drop
  • Sort Points in Point View
  • User-Defined Closed Loop Tolerance

TPC Desktop v8.0

Aug 2004

  • Premium Edition Changes (Replaced Standard Edition)
    • Added Contouring
    • Import Drawing Objects from DXF Files
    • Import AutoCAD Drawings
    • Added Sun Shots
    • Manage Layers
  • Personal Edition Changes (Replaced Basic Edition)
    • Added Legal Description Writer
    • Added Multiple Points, Distance/Offset, Offset to Line, Curve Fitting, Remote Offsets and More COGO Tools
    • Added Stationing
    • Added Traverse and Station/Offset Report
    • Added Drawn Polylines with Smoothing
  • Least Squares Adjustments with Blunder Detection and Positional Tolerance
  • Dynamic Object Labels
  • Dimension Command
  • Dynamic Offsets
  • Object Snap Mode
  • Snap Nearest Command
  • Interior Angles
  • TDS RAW File Support
  • Trimble DC 10 File Support
  • Improved Spiral Offsets
  • Enter PI to PT Bearing for Curves

TPC Desktop v7.0

Jan 2004

  • Specify Decimal Places by View
  • Edit Survey Point Properties – Point View, Quick View, Traverse View
  • Enter Radius Point Bearing in Traverse View
  • Multiple Option Added to Right-of-Way Offset COGO Tool
  • Added Edit, Plot and Next Label Buttons to COGO Dialog Boxes
  • Added Accept Points Beyond Line Option to Intersection Dialog Box
  • Added Single Point Offset to Offset to Alignment Dialog Box
  • Added COGO Menu to Point View and Quick View
  • Expanded Hatching Patterns
  • Add Points to Traverse Tool in Quick View
  • Added Quick View Settings to Convert to Survey Dialog Box
  • Added Multiple Option to Quick View Drawing Commands
  • Added None Buttons to Quick View Settings Dialog Boxes
  • Added Draw Closing Point Option to Quick View Settings
  • Added Erase Command
  • Added Ability to Draw Line Annotations without Lines
  • Added Survey Point Information to Point Symbol Properties
  • Moved Decimal Place Settings and Trim Symbols from Miscellaneous Tab to both Control Points and Side Shots
  • Added Direction Decimals to Control Points and Side Shots
  • Added Survey Point Properties to Quick View
  • Added Copy to Scrap Command to Point View
  • Append Contour Lines and Polylines to Legend
  • Prompt for Description when Appending to Legend
  • Added Text Legend Item
  • Added Scroll Wheel Options
  • Enhanced Legal Description Writer
  • Enhanced ASCII File Support
  • Added Nikon RAW V2.0 File Support

TPC Desktop v6.5

Aug 2003

  • WYSIWYG Text and Text Box Tools in Quick View
  • Improved Line Types
  • Improved Fills
  • Rotate Survey Space Rectangles
  • Improved Picture Support
  • Windows Meta File (EMF / WMF) Image File Support
  • Added SMI Data Collector Support
  • Quick View Title Bar Displays Page Size

TPC Desktop v6.0

Dec 2002

  • Solid, Pattern and Bitmap Fills
  • User-Defined Line Types
  • Insert Images into Drawings
  • ESRI Shape File Support
  • NAD 27 Grid Projections
  • User-Defined Ellipse Parameters
  • Corner Staking Offsets
  • Single Row per Point Option in Traverse View
  • Cross Sections

TPC Desktop v5.0

June 2002

  • Contouring and Volumes
  • Transects and Cut Sheets
  • Import and Export DWG Files
  • Drawing Rotation
  • Align Center Command for Text Objects

TPC Desktop v4.5

Nov 2001

  • Manage Drawing Layers
  • Predefined Layers
  • Default Layer
  • Current Layer
  • Layers Toolbar
  • Import DXF Drawings
  • Convert Drawing Objects to Survey

This is only a synopsis of what has changed and is not a comprehensive list. To compare what is included in each Edition of TPC Desktop, you can Compare Features.