Carlson Takeoff Suite 2015 is Here

July 22nd, 2014

Create a 3D PDF With Carlson Takeoff Suite 2015 — Includes Carlson GeoTech, CADnet, Trench, and Construction

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A.  (July 2014) – Easily share your drawings with the new ability to create a 3D PDF in the Carlson Takeoff Suite or in Carlson CADnet, if purchased separately.

Takeoff 2015 now released

New ability in 2015 to create a 3D PDF from your drawing.

“With a new PDF engine within Takeoff and CADnet, you can create a 3D PDF, which is then easily shared, unlike the original drawing,” notes Todd Carlson, Carlson Takeoff product manager. “This will simplify communicating changes to a client or across a project.”

Improvements to all four of the Takeoff Suite modules have been made for 2015. While Takeoff may still be purchased as one program, the modules — Carlson GeoTech, Carlson CADnet, Carlson Trench, and Carlson Construction – were broken out of Carlson’s popular site estimating and modeling program last year to better meet Carlson’s customers specific needs.

Top new features in the Carlson Takeoff Suite include improved 3D drive simulation and added support to define up to seven subgrades in Carlson Construction, plus new ability to import layers in PDF files with layers and also to create drawing entities from a SketchUp file in Carlson CADnet.

“When dealing with importing PDFs, there is now the ability to maintain layers within a PDF during the import process,” Carlson adds. “This allows users to Freeze and Thaw linework immediately after import, dramatically reducing the time it takes to estimate from a PDF file.”

The following is the overview of the four modules within the Carlson Takeoff Suite:

Carlson GeoTech provides the ability to import borehole data for analyzing subsurface conditions and materials. GeoTech models all core samples and produces a detailed, easy-to-read report for drill logs, cross sections, and plan view. This information is fully integrated with Carlson Civil, for determining site stability and suitability, and also Carlson Construction, for accurate strata takeoff estimation.

Easily share files by making PDFs of drawings.

PDFs with layers can be imported into CADnet.

Carlson CADnet allows users to create CAD from non-CAD documents such as PDFs, raster images, and paper plans. CAD text can also be generated from raster images with CADnet’s built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR). CADnet can also import BIM models (doors, windows, walls, roofs, etc.) and bring them into CAD as CAD entities; plus, CADnet includes a routine to export surfaces into BIM.

Carlson Trench is for calculations related to installing pipes, sewers, or utility lines. The software calculates the volume of the trench cut, the volume of backfill (excluding the pipe size), and the linear footage of pipe broken down by the pipe material, size, and/or depth. Similar to GeoTech, Carlson Trench is fully integrated with Carlson Civil and Construction, and also Carlson Hydrology to meet the variety of customers’ needs.

Carlson 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.

“Developed over more than a decade within Takeoff, these modules serve to answer the specific needs of geotechnicians, civil engineers, and construction professionals who may not have required all of Takeoff’s many capabilities,” says Carlson. (Note: Carlson Takeoff with built-in AutoCAD remains the same, all in one.)

As with the modules in the Carlson Civil Suite, these new modules can be purchased and run independently or in conjunction with other Carlson 2015 products. They have been developed to work seamlessly with Carlson Civil.

With the release of Carlson 2015, the Carlson Takeoff Suite joins Carlson’s flagship Civil Suite – Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, and Carlson GIS – plus Carlson Field, Carlson Point Cloud, Carlson Underground/Surface Mining, Carlson Geology, and Carlson Natural Regrade with providing 100s of improved tools to complete projects accurately and professionally.

For more information about the Carlson 2015 release, click here, contact your local Carlson representative by calling 800-989-5028/606-564-5028 or visit Carlson works for you.

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