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2018

TPC Desktop 2018 R1

April 2018

    • Phrase driven legal descriptions
    • Crowsfeet
    • Surface exclusions
    • Multi-line curve and spiral labels
    • Prioritized Traverse Drawing Settings
    • AutoCAD 2018 support

TPC Desktop 2018

January 2018

  • Reference a CAD XRef to your survey
  • Xrefs – bind, unload, reload
  • New leader types – curved, dot
  • Delineate drawing objects from Drawing Data Manager
  • Tangent intersects
  • Support LandXML hidden faces
  • Edit multiple traverse points
  • Task manager format options
  • Support Carlson RW5 BP and GPS records

2017

 TPC Desktop 2017 R2

August 2017

  • Reference group to survey
  • Support for GIS projection files
  • Anonymous CAD block support
  • Rotate objects to bearing in the Drawing View
  • Select / Group last import – a must for referencing the import to your survey
  • Export International vs US Survey Foot to LandXML

TPC Desktop 2017 R1

May 2017

  • Improved export of surfaces to CAD – better contour lines with embedded labels
  • Closure View [Warning] section
  • Draw control point chains on total station import
  • Table and legend line item spacing
  • Option to set elevations to zero on import
  • Added Relabel Points command to Traverse View
  • New Save As… for reports
  • Option to draw backsights using control point settings
  • Convert to Surve directly from CAD View

TPC Desktop 2017

January 2017

  • New line label formatting – multi-line, orientation, additional offset, brackets [ ] { }, lots more
  • Advanced leader control
  • New Font Tools – select and delineate by font, convert one font to another, lots more
  • Help when you need it
  • New point label formatting options
  • Enhanced tables – user defined title, fonts, background color, etc.
  • Enhanced legends – user defined title, fonts, background color, etc.
  • Varas and User defined Units Factor

2016

TPC Desktop 2016 Release 2

September 2016

  • 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 2016 Release 1

April 2016

  • Separate CRS files – easier to edit or add Coordinate Reference Systems
  • Best fit line / curves with Least Squares
  • Medial lines PLSS (Public Lands Survey System)
  • 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
  • Option to open files after export

TPC Desktop 2016

January 2016

  • CAD View – view your CAD files right inside TPC
  • Google Earth enhancements
  • Standardized import/export settings
  • Import options to reconcile matching points
  • Convert grid<=> ground on import and export
  • Total and average lot areas
  • Learning Guides on the web
  • Undo / Redo on Import
  • COGO Rotate & Translate can now include drawing objects

2015

 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 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

January 2015

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

2014

TPC Desktop 2014, Release 2

October 2014

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

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

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

2013

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

2011

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

2010

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

2008

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

v1-v9.5

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.