New P3D Features I Like – And, You Might, Too!

You can have all the RGB or LiDAR point clouds you want, but if you can’t quickly and easily generate a quality surface with smooth contours, there’s no chance of creating deliverables you are proud of, or running good hydrology calculations, or anything else you might need for a surface. I come at this not […] ...
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Compatibility (with Civil 3D®)

I think that Carlson Software is one of the few companies left that intentionally works toward compatibility with other products. Carlson SurvCE still works on most top data collectors on the market today, but did you also know that Carlson office software also supports a large variety of import files from other data collectors and […] ...
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Up to Speed in Twenty-Nineteen

I was reading a recent edition of xyHt magazine and came across an article regarding changes to the 2019 Professional Surveyors exam by NCEES. In the “why” section of the article explaining the need for routine updates to the exam criteria, I read “…because of the rapid adoption of unmanned aerial systems, laser scanning, and […] ...
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Save and get only what’s needed with Carlson Select Suites

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (February 2019) — Recognizing that its customers in the land surveying, civil engineering, and construction fields have diverse needs, Carlson Software is now offering Select Suites. Customers can choose from two to all six software modules from Carlson’s most popular programs: Survey, Civil, Hydrology, GIS, CADnet, and PointCloud Basic and configure them […] ...
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Let’s Get Well Adjusted

It’s December! Over this past year, my blog has focused on some new products, underutilized software routines, and various other tips and tricks. For this last blog of the year, I am going to circle all the way back to a rudimentary survey issue: Traverse Adjustments. While this article is lengthy, I think you’ll find […] ...

IntelliCAD 9.0

The release of Carlson 2019 products also brings with it the latest version of IntelliCAD®. It is version 9.0, which offers some improvements that should especially help those who have moved or are considering moving from AutoCAD® into the IntelliCAD environment. The move to IntelliCAD offers tremendous cost savings, but for some, there have been […] ...
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Handle Large Files Faster and Better With Carlson Civil/Hydrology/GIS 2019

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (September 2018) — Enhancements to the 3D Viewer routine, triangulation file utilities, and parking lot design abilities are just some of the newest features in the just released Carlson Civil 2019. “The 3D Viewer routines have all been overhauled in Carlson Civil 2019,” says David Carlson, Carlson Software V.P. of Development. “That […] ...
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Too Busy to Learn?

It’s July, which means companies are, hopefully, head down working on deadlines with little time to think about much of anything else, especially learning something new. I know for myself that even profits were not something I could really spend much time thinking about when everyone was working countless hours and there was a mad […] ...
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Practical Changes Enhance Carlson Civil/Hydrology/GIS 2018

MAYSVILLE, Ky.— Enhancements to the Footprint Creator, LotNetwork, and RoadNetwork are just some of the newest features in the just released Carlson Civil 2018. “We’ve added support for creating an island inside a cul-de-sac, provided a means to use separate centerlines for divided highways, and added an option to skip creating intersection curb returns for […] ...

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 […] ...