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Customer-Driven Improvements Highlight Carlson Survey 2018

MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Just released, Carlson Survey 2018 continues to build on its development of survey features that are based on customer requests. Among the top improvements in Carlson Survey’s 2018 version are its new ability to place and prioritize building footprints on lots, the new Field-to-Finish Ramp Special Code, and its expanded 3D capabilities. […] ...

Carlson SurvPC & SurvCE help with disaster clean-up & rebuilding

As the destruction from Harvey continues along the Gulf Coast, those at Carlson Software watch with empathy for the staggering loss and suffering and hope for relief for all the residents in the near future. While clean-up and rebuilding may be in the future, here is some information on how Asbell Excavating in Joplin, Missouri, […] ...

Carlson SurvCE Now Supports the Topcon GT Series

MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Carlson Software’s popular data collection software, Carlson SurvCE, continues to defend choice on all drivers for customers, including support for the latest Topcon GT total station with its latest release, build 5.06. “Since SurvCE was first developed, Carlson has been dedicated to providing our users real choice to work with a wide […] ...
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University of Kentucky Students Take First Place in the 20th Annual Senior Design Competition

Congratulations to all schools that participated in the 2017 Senior Design Competition! Austin Miller, Cory Murphy, Cole Childress, and Jae Hong Song from the University of Kentucky took 1st place. Alesio Rios, Trever Detomasi, and Ralston Pedersen from the University of Nevada, Reno took 2nd place. Jeff Fetty, Abid Affach, and Grant Talbott from West […] ...

Glen Builders grows with Carlson Takeoff

Glen Builders’ business took off when they started using Carlson Takeoff. OK, that’s a somewhat corny play on words, but according to Matt Howard, V.P. of Business Development for Glen Builders Inc. in North Conway, N.H., that’s exactly what happened. “When I started with Glen Builders 14 years ago, they were going with paper plans […] ...

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 […] ...