Practical Changes Enhance Carlson Civil/Hydrology/GIS 2018

August 31st, 2017
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MAYSVILLE, Ky.— Enhancements to the Footprint Creator, LotNetwork, and RoadNetwork are just some of the newest features in the just released Carlson Civil 2018.

Create an island inside a cul-de-sac in Carlson 2018

New method to create an island inside a cul-de-sac in Carlson 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 crossings like an overpass or railroad,” says David Carlson, Carlson Software V.P. of Development. “In addition, users can now easily design driveway aprons and handicap curb ramps.”

The enhanced Footprint Creator allows users to place different style building footprints in multiple pads – it even allows tagging of “no build” areas. That’s added to the LotNetwork upgrades that draw driveways and determine buildable areas and setbacks to make designing an interesting, livable subdivision easier and quicker.

Detention pond design and sizing in Carlson Hydrology 2018.

Detention pond design and sizing in Carlson Hydrology 2018.

For Carlson Hydrology 2018, the Sewer Network commands have been improved. “Users can now label the drainage areas for each inlet and Carlson Hydrology 2018 also has more controls for pipe label styles, supports negative step-up, and its reports now include multiple invert-ins,” notes Carlson.

Improvements for Carlson GIS 2018 include the ability to utilize higher resolution Google Earth images even over large areas with the use of auto-tiling. And, more map types are available besides aerial for roads, terrain, or hybrid. The GIS editor now also supports the import and export of the Esri® geodatabase and provides a smoother workflow with Esri ArcGIS® services.

Other top features that are in all Carlson 2018 releases include the ability to Fix Text Overlaps either automatically or manually; to Geolocate DWG Files with the new command to display placemarks in Google Earth; and the ability to set sun position by location and time in the 3D Viewer Window.

Support for AutoCAD® 2018 and the improved and stabilized IntelliCAD®8.3 join enhanced features in the just released Carlson Civil 2018, Carlson Hydrology 2018, and Carlson GIS 2018 modules. In addition to working with AutoCAD 2018, AutoCAD versions 2010 and up are also supported.

Carlson Civil provides the most robust automation and ease-of-use of any civil design solution available today, and it does dynamic updating without a single custom object. Carlson software is provided as a perpetual license with no requirement to update every year—when you purchase Carlson Civil, Hydrology, or GIS, it is yours. If choosing to update each year, there is a convenient maintenance portal for customers — http://update2.carlsonsw.com/renew/. In addition, Carlson Software provides free technical support, which it has done since its founding in 1983.

Along with Carlson Civil, Hydrology, and GIS for 2018, Carlson Software is also releasing the 2018 version of Carlson Survey, which joins Civil-Hydrology-GIS to make up the Carlson Civil Suite. Carlson Point Cloud, Carlson Mining, Carlson Natural Regrade, plus Carlson GeoTech, Carlson CADnet, Carlson Trench, and Carlson Construction (these latter four make up the Takeoff Suite), all featuring their own industry-specific improvements, have also been released for 2018.

Carlson 2018 is available now for upgrade or new purchase. For more information about other enhancements in this new release, visit the Carlson 2018 page on its website, www.carlsonsw.com/2018. Carlson has been meeting land design professionals’ software needs since 1983.

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