New in Carlson 2017: Supersonic Viewer

September 6th, 2016
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It’s vivid, fast, and fun…

The all new Supersonic Viewer in Carlson 2017 got this mere mention in the official information – “…the new ‘Supersonic’ 3D Viewer for loading surfaces that provides excellent graphic presentations” – but it might just be one of the most exciting and fun features in this new release.

Mining screenshot--from wireframe to fully textured.

Mining screenshot–from wireframe to fully textured.

The Supersonic Viewer was developed to give engineers a quick way to view and evaluate designs. With the performance breakthrough of the Supersonic Viewer, even the largest models are handled with ease. Users can load up a surface model and within seconds say, “Hold up, that design TIN is far too steep in this area. Let’s rethink that design.”

The program’s designer, one of Carlson’s new, young programmers, says, “3D isn’t just for deliverables anymore,” noting that future users are coming out of college with the desire to be able to work within the 3D environment. Carlson is working to meet their needs.

Supersonic 3D Point Cloud

Supersonic 3D Point Cloud

Feedback from customers tells Carlson that not only is it fun to use, but that it is also fast and easy to use. “It gives a big turbo boost that breaks the sound barrier on viewing large models,” says Dave Carlson, VP of Development for Carlson.

Supersonic can work with large and complex datasets, including massive LIDAR scans, even on mobile systems that have very little memory and no dedicated graphics cards. Besides speed, Supersonic has sharp graphics, including detailed backgrounds to choose from and surface textures by slope.

Supersonic 3D roadway linework

Supersonic 3D roadway linework

Carlson is known for creating intuitive, common sense design routines and features, which have been developed over the more than 30-year history of the company. The new Supersonic Viewer is following in this direction. Give Supersonic a try in Carlson 2017 and then stay tuned to see its tools expand to meet requests and needs.

 

More illustrations:

Supersonic 3D Roadway

Supersonic 3D Roadway

Supersonic 3D tractor

Supersonic 3D tractor

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