Carlson Survey OEM 2019 Released

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (November 2018) — The Carlson Survey 2019 OEM has just been released with the AutoCAD® 2018 OEM engine built-in. Carlson Survey users can read and write directly with the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format. Some of the new commands found in Carlson Survey OEM 2019 include: • Elevation Along Entity – A […] ...

Hybrid+ (What have they come up with now?)

……an advanced field solution for collecting data. When I first learned about this new module for SurvCE it was at the Go West user’s conference in San Diego last spring. I watched a demo of what was then a beta version of the software and being the practical application kind of person I am, was […] ...

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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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 […] ...

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 […] ...