If The Earth Were Flat…

If The Earth Were Flat…………. Cats would have knocked everything off by now…     ….also, it would be a heck of a lot easier to survey. I just returned from a very fun and informative Carlson User’s Conference that was held in San Diego. I taught five classes and assisted in a sixth over […] ...

Quinn-essential tool tips

As I write this blog, the Northeast, where I live, is being clobbered by another winter storm. This one named Quinn (above pun well intended). This year I have seen an increase in people and firms looking for training. That is a good sign to me. It means people are using the software and are […] ...
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To “Z” or not to “Z”

This one little button can have drastic effects on your company’s profitability!   Well ok, that might be a bit dramatic, but in reality, the decision whether or not to work in a 3D environment is something that in my early days of training I did not stress near enough. I have found that miss-using […] ...
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Up your survey game in 2018

Happy New Year! As surveyors, this is a great time to review our work flow and methodologies and look for ways to improve so come spring we can hit the ground running, becoming even more profitable. Most every firm I speak with, no matter how good they think their “system” is, will say that they […] ...
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Carlson Survey 2018 OEM Released

MAYSVILLE, Ky. — The recently released Carlson Survey 2018 OEM comes with the AutoCAD® 2018 OEM engine built-in. In this latest OEM version, Carlson Survey users gain the ability to directly read and write the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format. Carlson Survey 2018 OEM contains most all of the same improvements found in Carlson Survey […] ...
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Sticky Codes, Fixed Parameters, and Templates

As most of you who have been following my blogs know by now, I am all about production. Shortening the time between fieldwork and final plan is essential in maintaining a consistent profit margin and meeting time schedules. Carlson’s Field to Finish program is a great tool and asset for accomplishing those goals, but the […] ...

Staying competitive in a tight market

I saw this sign in Maine on the way back from a recent Carlson workshop. It seemed apropos because the workshop was on Carlson’s Field to Finish and its inherent time and cost saving benefits. A large part of my messaging since arriving here at Carlson is about ways to help surveyors become more profitable. […] ...

Meet Doug Aaberg—Carlson Software’s new Survey Product Manager

The heritage of Carlson Survey being “made for surveyors by surveyors” is now enhanced with the recent addition of Doug Aaberg as Carlson Software’s new Survey Product Manager. Yes, in 1983 Carlson Survey was the first software program of the company. That was when Carlson Software was founded by Bruce Carlson, a licensed surveyor and […] ...
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Taking Surveying From the Field to the Finish Line

  Carlson Software’s 6th User Conference is entitled “From the Field to the Finish Line.” While the “finish line” reference is appropriate because the User Conference is being held in Carlson’s hometown of Maysville, Kentucky, from May 3 to 5, right before the Kentucky Derby, Carlson’s software line-up also takes land development professionals from their […] ...

‘A Practical Guide to Carlson Survey 2017’; a Complete Resource for Learning Carlson Survey Released

CANBY, Ore. – “A Practical Guide to Carlson Survey 2017” has been released by Rick Ellis of Cadapult Press. “A Practical Guide to Carlson Survey,” which is updated following the annual release of Carlson Survey, focuses on effectively using Carlson Survey and providing you with skills other professionals are using in the workplace every day. “When you […] ...
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