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Calculate Volumes and Subgrades

After you’ve completed digitizing the existing and design contours you then create a boundary around the design contours. The fastest way to create a boundary is utilizing the Shrink Wrap-Entities function. Draw > Shrink-Wrap Entities> Ok This command creates a closed polyline which encloses a given set of entities. The resulting polyline is created in […] ...

After the PDF Import- Scale Then Digitize

Last blog I covered  importing a PDF into Carlson Takeoff R6. This month we are scaling the image and digitizing contours. Scaling is one of the most important parts of doing a takeoff because if this is wrong it’s all wrong. So I always take a little extra time to make sure the drawing is […] ...

Takeoff R6 PDF Import

First things first in order to import a PDF on Carlson Takeoff you’ll have to install Ghostscript http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghostscript/.  “Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems’ PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files, for […] ...