October 2019 News

Click to view the October 2019 Newsletter ...

Smart Title Blocks

Carlson software contains a lot of tools to help you get your survey and/or engineering work done quicker and more efficiently. Programs like Field to Finish, Road Network and SiteNET are just a few of the examples of programs that drastically speed up the time it takes to complete a project from processing raw field […] ...

Hawaii DOT is Liking Carlson

One aspect of Carlson Civil that Daniel Sasaki, Land Surveyor III of the Hawaii DOT, happened upon and decided he really liked was the drive-through option. “You choose a car and you can have it ‘drive’ over your profile so it shows you if there’s a hump or bump in the road,” he said. “It’s […] ...

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 […] ...
Tags:    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·  

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 […] ...
Tags:    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·  

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 […] ...
Tags:    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·    ·  

Carlson Survey OEM 2019 Released

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (November 2018) — The Carlson Survey 2019 OEM has just been released with the AutoCAD® 2018 OEM engine built-in. Carlson Survey users can read and write directly with the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format. Some of the new commands found in Carlson Survey OEM 2019 include: • Elevation Along Entity – A […] ...

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 […] ...
Tags:    ·    ·    ·  

A Note from the President’s Desk – July 2018

Choice in the Survey and Civil Engineering Industries The consolidation in our industry has accelerated over the years, reducing competition and choice. Considering just robotic total station companies, you once had the choice of Geodimeter (Sweden), Zeiss (Germany), Topcon (Japan), Sokkia (Japan), Trimble (US) and Leica (Switzerland, owned by Hexagon based in Sweden). Geodimeter and […] ...