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There has been a lot of buzz and excitement about surveying with drones, scanners, and mobile LIDAR units over more than a decade and companies worldwide are scrambling to get on top of it. Manufacturers are spending a lot of time and resources in producing both hardware and software for what appears to be one […] ...

Carlson Mining 2019 Introduces New Features and Commands for Added Functionality

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (September 2018) — Carlson Mining 2019, which includes the Basic Mining, Geology, Surface Mining, and Underground Mining modules, has just been released. Substantial new features and commands in this release provide useful additional functionality. “The solids menu within the underground mining module has expanded to include commands for editing, cleaning, refining, and […] ...

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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Carlson Survey 2019 Brings User Requested Features and DGN Compatibility

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (September 2018) — Carlson’s latest release of Survey 2019 brings more user requested features as well as enhanced compatibility between CAD platforms. Carlson Survey with IntelliCAD 9.0 supports direct read of DGN files allowing users to make edits without converting drawing formats. Surveyors who work with clients that require DGN as a […] ...
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Note from the President – August 2018

IntelliCAD, Carlson iCAD, Dynamic CAD and Dual .DWG and .DGN CAD There is a lot happening at Carlson Software on the CAD front. Virtually all of our office software, including the flagship Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Takeoff and the Carlson Mining modules, work on both AutoCAD® and IntelliCAD. These are similar platforms. The beauty of […] ...

Hot Summer Tips

Ah, we’re into the dog days of summer with temperatures in many parts of the country well above 90°–a good time to get out of the heat and learn some new, infrequently used, but very useful Carlson commands to get ready for what should be a very busy fall for all of us. Let me […] ...

Carlson Boretrak® Case Study by Doug Ray, Owner of Dallas Hydraulics

Recently, one of my underground mining customers from Louisiana asked me to solve a critical issue they were facing. The mine had used several types of drills and had been successful in their operation for many years until they made a change in drill size to increase production. They were drilling vertical holes 50-feet deep […] ...
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Virginia Tech Students Take First Place in the 21st Annual Senior Design Competition

Congratulations to all schools that participated in the 2018 Senior Design Competition! Corey Hauck, Morgen Leake, and Clay Metcalf from Virginia Tech took 1st place. Mauricio Solorio, Roydydt Royo, and Evan Klouse from the University of Nevada, Reno took 2nd place. Jared Urcheck and Chad Martin from West Virginia University took 3rd place. The 1st […] ...

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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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 […] ...