TPC uses the tagged traverses to draw the survey, but how it draws the lines, point symbols and labels of these traverses will depend on the Drawing, Traverse and Object Settings. As you learn to use TPC, you will 'mix-n-match' these settings to generate just the drawing you want. Using these settings is a significant departure from other CAD programs that provide only the BYLAYER option for entity properties.
Each traverse in the drawing can be drawn with its own Control Point, Side Shot and Lot Label settings. These are called the Traverse Settings.
The advantage of using Traverse Settings is that you can affect all the points, labels and lines in a traverse at once (in most CAD programs you have to edit each object and change its properties which can take a long time). Select a color and the color of every object drawn by that traverse is changed. Change the line type and every line drawn by that traverse is changed.
TPC lets you over-ride the Traverse Settings and control the way Control Points, Side Shots and Lot Labels are created for the whole drawing. You might do this while you are evaluating the survey data. If the side shot point symbols and labels are overlapping too much, just make them smaller. If you want to use a different color, line type or point symbol to delineate your control points, just edit the Control Point settings and choose OK. Turn on lot labels, or trim symbols or enter a scale not listed on the format tool bar.
When you are finished over-riding traverse settings, turn the Over-ride Traverse Settings off and TPC will once again use the Traverse Settings to create the drawing.
In addition to Traverse Settings you can also change Object Settings. Object Settings are different for each object. A line type object lets you edit line type and thickness while a text object lets you edit the font, font weight and text height.
When you edit Object Settings, the changes you make take precedence over the Traverse Settings but the Traverse Settings still control the settings you haven't modified. Let's say you modified just the line thickness of a survey line. TPC is still free to update the color of the line to match the Traverse Settings because you didn't modify the object's color. So any object setting you don't modify is still controled by the Traverse Settings.
If you have modified an object's settings, you can reset them back to the original Traverse Settings by right clicking the object and choosing Modify Objects | Reset Modified Attributes. If you have over-riden the traverse settings in a drawing, the object settings revert back to the over-riden traverse settings.
Right click any drawing object that references a traverse and choose Traverse Tools | Reset Modified Attributes. TPC will reset the modified properties of all objects referenced by this traverse.
To set the point symbol, size and rotation used for a point across all drawings in the survey, you can override point symbols.
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Lot Labels and Area
Lot Labels and Area
Survey Point Properties dialog
Viewing a Single Traverse in Quick View
Viewing Tagged Traverses
Adding Point Symbols
Overriding Point Symbols
Changing Control Point Settings
Changing Side Shot Settings
Changing Traverse Settings
Copying Traverse Settings