Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files.
Carlson SurvNET: True Network Least SquaresThis program, unlike other Network Least Squares program, automatically means all horizontal and vertical angles including slope distances. No need to manually mean and input all multiple direct or reverse or closed horizon pairs of angles and distances; SurvNET does this automatically. SurvNET also automatically weights redundant angle and distances, it applies and reports these new standard errors after adjusting. SurvNET Network Least Squares reports include mean angle and distance splits prior to adjustment, error ellipse reports, and positional tolerance inversing for Alta Survey compliance.
Carlson AgStarAgStar, Agricultural & Irrigation Software, offers a complete package of land-leveling tools for agricultural and irrigation purposes. It carries a versatile suite of commands designed to simplify and speed up the professional surveyor’s work, as well as reduce costs by minimizing the amount of dirt to move. Agstar handles both the survey and the design sides of land-leveling, allowing you to survey large fields with GPS, and then determine the optimal field design requiring the least amount of dirt moved. The field design tool can be set to a user-specified field slope, or to search for the optimal slope. A host of other design parameters can be specified, including cut/fill ratio, amount of dirt to import or export, and constraints on the range of slopes to search. With Agstar, you can also subdivide the field and assign different designs to each subdivision, which is useful if you want crowns in the field. For data collection, Agstar supports a wide range of GPS RTK receivers, including such popular brands as Navcom, Ashtech, Leica, Sokkia, and Trimble; if you have it, Agstar probably supports it, which means you may not even need to upgrade your hardware. AgStar runs on IntelliCAD, which is built-in, so there is no need to buy an additional CAD engine to run the software. The new release includes updated GPS drivers for new receivers from John Deere, Ashtech, and others. There’s also the ability to work with geo-referenced aerial images and SHP (shape) files.
Carlson CSI Office — Reconstruct traffic accidents… Measure and map crime scenes…Carlson Software Investigations (CSI) is designed with powerful forensic diagramming capabilities to measure and map crime scenes and traffic accidents. CSI is ideal for city and county police departments, State Police and consulting firms engaged in accident reconstruction. The all new, completely upgraded and revamped Carlson CSI Office 2013 has just been released. Read more. “On its own or together with CSI Mobile, CSI Office can effectively and accurately reconstruct crash or crime scenes, complete with the capability for full 3D scene viewing.” –Bruce Carlson, President, Carlson Software Top new features in Carlson CSI Office include: • Extensive vehicle spec database including 2013 model vehicles; •New Quick Import feature imports field data and creates scene drawing in one step; •New Points Editor allows users to edit point information and have the change occur in real time on computer screen; •New Design Palette enables creation of custom function groups and keeps them readily available. It also provides quick access to placing symbols, hatches, and color fills; •New Room Builder lets users create walls, doors, and windows and view the room in 3D. Walls can be created based off linework shot in the field. Walls, doors, and floors can be colored to match the scene; •New Body Outline function allows you to draw a “chalk outline” style body. The body can be manipulated, including movement of arms, legs, and head, to fit the anatomy of a scene.
Carlson Software’s Civil Suite is a powerful bundle made up of: Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, and Carlson GIS. These four civil-related modular programs, working together, provide the ultimate civil package that will help you dramatically increase your productivity and create better designs. Here is a complete toolset that allows you to move into 3D as needed. Get 3D intersection design, multi-baseline road networks, lot layout, storm and utility analysis and design, plus much, much more. If you can imagine it, the Carlson Civil Suite has the industry-leading software tools to make it a reality. Carlson Civil Suite 2013 has new 3D symbols in its library and 3D support in Field-to-Finish and Viewer Window. Edits to the profile can update the sewer network model. Also, the Report Formatter updates allow for more customized and better looking reports. CE News reported a business case study showing the extensive review that the civil engineering firm Dewberry went through to ultimately choose the Carlson Civil Suite for its 40 offices nationwide. “Carlson works for us,” says Dave Palumbo, PE, Technology Manager for Infrastructure Services for Dewberry. “It is highly cost effective and people are doing better work… I think they are also having fun!” The Carlson line of software comes with 64-bit capabilities, is Windows 7 compatible, and works on AutoCAD® and IntelliCAD®. Choose the suite if you need all of the powerful solutions and save. Or, choose them individually, based on the demands of your business. However you use Carlson Software Civil solutions, you’ll find both your creativity and productivity dramatically increased.
Carlson HydrologyCarlson Hydrology — Here’s automation you can use to meet your hydrology needs. Full 3D road and lot design feed directly into flow calculations and drainage design. Highlights of the recent Hydrology release include: •Added ability for user-defined custom fields to add to pipe, structure and inlet libraries •Enhanced Collision Conflicts Check with an added method to check 3D polylines with assigned pipe data •Added optional 3D symbols for structures for drawing model in 3D •Added option to label only structures with assigned ID’s intended to help clear up utility network plans These are in addition to other recent improvements: redesigned and enhanced sewer spreadsheet editor for working in profile view and added support in sewer network for multiple pipes between structures and for separate inlet locations, speed and ease design work for sewer or drainage networks. Carlson Hydrology is tightly integrated with HydroCAD. This collaboration brings together the extraordinary ease of use that Carlson is known for, its 25+ years of experience mastering the civil/survey CAD environment, with the 25+ years of experience of HydroCAD in the unique, rapidly changing and highly regulated storm water modeling profession.
Carlson GISWith tools for data capture and linking, data labeling, import/export of SHP files, polygon topology creation and analysis, and more, Carlson GIS is an awesome GIS “Swiss Army Knife” for the surveyor or engineer. See the Carlson GIS Improvement List tab below and be sure to check out our GIS Primer. The Carlson line of software has 64-bit capabilities, is Windows 7 compatible, and works on AutoCAD® and comes with IntelliCAD built in. Also included are hundreds of enhancements to basic AutoCAD commands. Part of the Carlson Civil Suite, Carlson GIS runs atop any AutoCAD, including regular AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map, Land Desktop or Civil 3D, as well as legacy versions, plus on IntelliCAD.
Field Scan to Finished Plat with Carlson Point CloudCarlson Point Cloud is a modular program that provides this powerful ability to go from field scan to finished plat, all with seamless integration to Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil and Carlson Mining. Carlson Point Cloud delivers a whole new level of powerful automation for large data sets. It gives laser scanner users the ability to process millions of data points with Carlson Software ease-of-use. Register your scan to local coordinates, filter or decimate the points, overlay raster images in 3D, snap to edges and code the descriptions for automated field-to finish processing of linework and symbols and create contours, profiles, sections, and breaklines. You will be able to read scan data from many instruments, view and process up to 1 billion points, and then perform the Field-to-Finish from the scanned data! This Carlson Software office products allows users to export surface models, points, contours, breaklines, grid and profiles to CAD.
Coordinating MINE DESIGN with MINE OPERATIONS and MINE CLOSURE equals EFFICIENCYRather than fight the natural forces that shape the land, Carlson Natural Regrade with GeoFluv creates a landscape that harmonizes with those forces and does not require expensive long-term maintenance and repair. Carlson Natural Regrade gives all faced with disturbed lands an affordable and natural way to achieve sustainability. The innovative GeoFluv™ fluvial geomorphic landform design method brings back the natural beauty of the reclaimed land while stability against erosion is established and the water quality remains comparable or better than surrounding undisturbed lands. Carlson Natural Regrade enables users to: •Build with on-site materials •Save money on material moving •Reclaim steep slopes in stable and suitable configurations •Convey water and sediment discharge naturally •Produce a self-maintaining, natural-looking result The software uses .dwg format drawings and outputs .flt or .tin files that can be sent directly to GPS-machine control heavy equipment software for efficient construction. Natural Regrade reclamation design will: •Help meet and exceed environmental standards •Provide maintenance-free stability against erosion and true sustainability •Provide reclaimed land run-off water quality comparable to surrounding undisturbed lands •Encourage wildlife and plant diversity in the reclaimed land •Enhance the local viewshed by returning the natural beauty of the land “Before even breaking ground, savvy operators consider material placement that is needed for a reclamation plan that meets all requirements. Mining and reclamation plans that are designed to work together will minimize material handling and can make for big savings.”
Carlson Survey Carlson Survey gives users upgrades to core features like the coordinate database, Field-to-Finish coding and cut sheets, as well as new commands, including one to twist points to a 3D view, among its many additional improvements. Here’s a surveying software solution that is extremely versatile as well as a real time- and money-saver. As it always has, Carlson Survey works like a surveyor thinks. To learn more about Carlson, find a Carlson representative or dealer near you or request a fully functional 30-day product evaluation. The #1 office software solution for surveyors in the United States, Carlson Survey supports AutoCAD® and comes with IntelliCAD® built-in. This is in addition to working on legacy AutoCAD versions. Carlson Survey delivers on customer feature requests with many useful improvements to existing commands along with many new commands. The user-interface also has a fresh look with a score of new and updated icons, plus an optional ribbon toolbar.
Real-time Surveying with Carlson FieldHere’s real-time kinematic GPS and total station data collection directly in CAD! Carlson Field enables real-time Surveying in CAD on small Palmtop/Laptop computers. This Carlson Field feature is an industry first from Carlson Software. The power of Carlson Field is revolutionary. If you are currently using Carlson Tsunami, or previous versions of Carlson Field, check out the current feature and improvement list. With this program, you can see what you are collecting, zoom in and out, or pan over. You can do any basic COGO operation and also any high-level CAD operation. You can even stakeout building corners, lot corners or any CAD feature by “snapping” to the CAD entity — without creating point numbers. In addition to Carlson Field running on top of any AutoCAD® or Map®, Carlson Field comes with built-in IntelliCAD® for no extra cost with every license of Carlson products. Carlson Field is available as a modular program of the Carlson line of office software, which comes with 64-bit capabilities, is Windows 7 compatible. Ask a Question – Free Trial – Buy Now – Find a Dealer
Data Prep & Design for 3D Data Prep Affordable… Easy-to-Use… Intuitive WorkflowCarlson Construction is an integrated cut/fill takeoff and 3D surface modeling software solution designed for site and road construction. It offers powerful inspection and 3D viewing tools for elevating 2D designs to 3D model files. New in 2014: Previously only in Takeoff and Civil, Material Quantities Reports are now available in Construction. This gives estimators the volume, area, length and/or count for items such as asphalt, gravel, curb, or any “subgrade” or “select fill” they define. Carlson Construction includes powerful tools for designing and modeling different aspects of road design, from new construction to road widening and repaving.Fully supporting all of the major 3D Machine Control formats for today’s heavy equipment with 3D Machine Control Systems, Carlson Construction gives you the tools you need for taking your data into the 3D environment. Whether your need is “Data Preparation,” “Site Preparation,” or specifically creating Machine Control Guidance Models, Carlson Construction 2014 will get the job done for you.
Carlson Software Introduces All-New Simplicity ‘Sight’ Survey. This new release from Simplicty/Carlson provides well orchestrated harmony of COGO and CAD perfect for DOTs and for firms working with DOTs. Sight Survey provides simplified methods for solving commonly encountered coordinate geometry and construction surveying problems. Get Affordable Versatility. Simplicity ‘Sight’ Survey works with AutoCAD®, IntelliCAD®, and MicroStation®. Power Boosters Included. ‘Sight’ Survey also includes several power boosters direct from other Carlson Software products. These include: Carlson File Compatibility; Field-to-Finish to bring field data directly into CAD; Raw File Edit and Reprocess; Enhanced Data Collector Communications; and SurvNET, Carlsonâ€™s powerful Network Least Squares application. What Is ‘Sight’ Survey? ‘Sight’ Survey is a fully three dimensional coordinate geometry package containing all the tools you need to solve your day-to-day COGO problems! With a virtually unlimited capacity for points (over 3.5 trillion), ‘Sight’ Survey is capable of projects from the smallest lot survey to the largest subdivision. And, if you’re wondering about the word ‘Site’ being misspelled as ‘Sight’ rest assured we didn’t misspell it. Why? Because ‘Sight’ Survey is more than just a COGO program. It includes a fully operational CAD program that allows you to compute your data and produce your drawing at the same time! With ‘Sight’ Survey, you can SEE your work in progress!
Carlson Survey 2017 is here. The versatile and popular surveying software solution works like a surveyor thinks. Highlights in the new release include real-time linkage to SurvCE with the new Carlson Cloud and 3D Viewer upgrades, plus improved core survey commands such as Field-to-Finish and SurvNET.
Post Processing GNSS, SurveyGNSS post-processing software is a reliable and precise tool for all post-processing applications and is tightly integrated into the Carlson field and office workflow.
A new program for 3D editing of digital terrain models (DTMs) has been released by Carlson Software. P3D Topo offers many benefits:• Load and review the two most common formats for surfaces: LandXML and DXF files of 3D Faces, in addition to TIN and Grd files from Carlson Software.
• Overlay other LandXML file types such as points, alignments, parcels, storm and sanitary sewers, culvert pipes and other piping systems.
• View the 3D Surface with user-controlled textures to quickly spot errors in the DTM.
• Fix the errors in the DTM for re-saving and use in CAD programs, or for direct output for machine control and survey stakeout.