In order to build the software evaluation and testing platform for surface topography measuring device and related enterprise, it is urgent to exploit the surface topography measurement and evaluation standard software application system. This paper proposes a novel method of surface topography design software base on exiting international standards. The method is introduced to obtain the reference line of surface profile. According to the reference line of surface roughness defined by the related standards, the functional evaluation parameters of surface characteristics were calculated. The procedure in designing the graphical user interface (GUI) is given based on the MATLAB software platform. This method realizes the software system that can evaluate the parameters of surface topography. The experimental analysis results show that the surface topography functional evaluation software using MATLAB has simple structure and reliable performance.