Takeoff Estimating Software: Using a Subgrade Material Library

Customer Question: Todd, It seems that I have to re-enter my materials every time before I edit them in the existing/design subgrade layers. It always defaults back to the defaults. Is there a way to avoid this or where is the default library located and I will save my list as that? Thank you Answer: […] ...
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Takeoff Estimating Software: Define Topsoil Exclusions (changes from earlier versions)

Customer Question: We have been using takeoff R2 for about 5 years.  We recently (within last 6 months) purchased the latest takeoff.  We noticed that the setting of topsoil stripping areas and replacement areas is different than it used to be in R2. In R2 you would pick the areas that were to be stripped […] ...
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Takeoff Estimating Software: Training Material

Accompanying the takeoff tutorials found in the program under “Help” and the videos here on the website, we have posted training documentation and data sets from previous User Conferences. Subjects include: Drawing Cleanup 3D Models for Sites and Roads Material Quantities & Reports Trenching Drillholes and Strata Advanced Earthworks There are also presentation materials for other products such […] ...
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Takeoff Estimating Software: R6 / Topcon Fix

The Issue: When running the command “Export Topcon TN3 File” in Carlson Takeoff R6 to convert a Carlson surface model into a Topcon one, the command runs all the way through, but no Topcon (.tn3) files are created. The Fix: This is a simple issue of the Topcon TN3 and LN3 conversion files are missing […] ...
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Estimating Software: Data Prep

Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. This blog post will highlight Takeoff’s powerful tools to take data from the office to the field. Accurately prepare jobs for Stakeout or Machine Control in the […] ...
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Takeoff Estimating Software: Strata

Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. Carlson Software draws from its extensive Mining Software expertise for comprehensive strata calculations. Strata surfaces created from Drillhole data can be used to calculate Strata Cut, Topsoil Removal, or Over-Excavation […] ...

Takeoff Estimating Software: Trenching

Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. Additionally, Carlson Takeoff has routines specifically for Trench estimating. Easy input for Pipe, Trench, and Manhole data. Trench Quantities Report includes Cut volumes, Backfill quantities, linear footage […] ...

Takeoff Estimating Software: Roads

Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. In addition to standard site work jobs, Carlson Takeoff has several commands specific to road work and highways. Whether taking off Cross-Sections for Volumes or creating Machine […] ...

Takeoff Estimating Software: Material Subgrades

Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. This blog post will discuss how material subgrades are handled in the program. Subgrades are easily defined by the Layers and linework in the drawing. The Material […] ...

Takeoff Estimating Software: Cut/Fill Volumes

Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. This blog post will focus on Takeoff’s core Cut/Fill estimating capabilities. Clear and detailed Volume reports include Cut/Fill volumes, Subgrade volumes, Strata volumes, Topsoil Removal/Replacement, and Over-Excavate volumes. […] ...