Carlson Blogs

Switching to IntelliCAD® – Line Types, Fonts and Printing

In this new world of licensing issues, those who prefer a perpetual license are finding it a good time to explore switching to IntelliCAD. For many firms, this has turned out to be a very viable and cost-saving solution. There are, however, some differences to understand and configurations to pay attention to to prevent some […] ...
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Why Upgrade Your Software?

It’s pretty much common knowledge now that software companies upgrade their products on an annual basis. Carlson is no different. As I write this, Carlson is working diligently on the release of their 2018 product line, which includes, of course, Carlson Survey and Carlson Civil Suite. I have an iPhone and I get a notification […] ...

Carlson Software Adds Point Cloud Viewing in Free Precision 3D 2017 LandXML Viewer

Now with the free LandXML viewer, you can get some of the functionality of Carlson Precision 3D Topo, a drag and drop software that enables much faster design and analysis in the 3D environment than the many step processes of the CAD world, including the ability to load point cloud files. MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Carlson […] ...
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Adding Notes and Custom Attributes to F2F

It was great meeting so many of you at the 2017 user’s conference in Maysville earlier this month. It was my first one and I’ll have to say, the bar has been set quite high. During UC17, I taught a class entitled “Advanced Field to Finish” where I explored ways to get more out of […] ...

Carlson Civil Suite – Gibson-Thomas Engineering Tried It and Liked It

What’s the one big thing engineering software needs to be? Stable. There’s so much work involved in producing drawings and designs that having your software crash – and usually at the worst time – is just not acceptable. That was one reason staff at Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co., whose home office is in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, with […] ...

Easy Start Guide for Field to Finish

Thanks for the responses! I’d like to thank everyone that responded to my recent survey. The responses were both informative and helpful in establishing some priorities as I begin to formulate ways to help surveyors become more profitable through the use of Carlson Survey programs. As I suspected and what was confirmed by the survey […] ...

Taking Surveying From the Field to the Finish Line

  Carlson Software’s 6th User Conference is entitled “From the Field to the Finish Line.” While the “finish line” reference is appropriate because the User Conference is being held in Carlson’s hometown of Maysville, Kentucky, from May 3 to 5, right before the Kentucky Derby, Carlson’s software line-up also takes land development professionals from their […] ...

Follow the Water with Carlson Natural Regrade

Is It Time to Follow – Not Force – The Water? “Why spend money building something that’s unnatural when doing it nature’s way works better,” says Geo-Fluv™ developer Nicholas Bugosh. The Geo-Fluv™ method is available in Natural Regrade, a Carlson software product developed for the reclamation of disturbed land that has gained extensive use at mine sites […] ...
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Carlson Software Spotlight: Patrick O’Connor

Patrick O’Connor, who lives with his wife Cheryl Rohlf in Brisbane, Australia, is the director of Australia-Pacific Sales for Carlson Software. He’s been covering the extensive territory that goes from Pakistan and India to the international dateline and from Korea south–noting that he’s traveled more than 100,000 kilometers this year already. What was your first […] ...
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Carlson Takeoff training to be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Jan 31-Feb 2

This Carlson Takeoff Training Event will feature three full days of intense classes with the first two days geared toward beginners and the final day for advanced users (see below for class details). Sign up for one, two, or all three days with discounts for additional staff. Slated to be held Tuesday through Thursday, January 31st […] ...