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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Point Groups – How to Make Them Work for You

The use of point groups is nothing new to most surveyors. For years, surveyors have been using point groups to segregate their data, usually to facilitate the drafting process. By creating a point group for all of your edge of pavement shots for example, you can isolate those points giving you a cleaner screen to […] ...
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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. […] ...

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 […] ...

Improve Your Field-to-Finish Ability with the New Carlson Survey 2017

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (July 28, 2016)— The powerful, flexible Carlson Survey 2017 is released with many improvements to its Field-to-Finish abilities. The number one office software solution for land surveyors in the United States, Carlson Survey provides surveyors with CAD software to apply full Field-to-Finish coding to all routines that draw points and linework. In Carlson […] ...

Carlson SurvPC Data Collection Software for Ruggedized PC Tablets

If choosing to use a ruggedized PC tablet in the field, then Carlson SurvPC is the data collection system to use with it. SurvPC has unprecedented versatility providing access to CAD, Esri® ArcGIS, and MicroStation DGN files directly in the field. MAYSVILLE, Ky., U.S.A— SurvPC is a complete data collection system for Real Time Kinematic […] ...

Enhanced Field-to-Finish in Carlson Survey 2016 & Much More

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (July 31, 2015)— Among the top new improvements in Carlson Survey’s 2016 version are its support for AutoCAD® 2016 and IntelliCAD® 8.1. Recently released, IntelliCAD 8.1 represents major improvements in its CAD engine technology, now including support for Microsoft Windows 10 along with multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files, which provides […] ...
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Carlson Works – Estimating, Planning & Building with Carlson Construction

“The more you get to know it, the more you can do it with it,” says Sean Roberts, an “outsetter” for Van Etten/Blijdorp in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, of the Carlson Software he uses for his job. While not technically a surveyor, Roberts, who hails from Australia, does all of the measuring for the drawings, revisions, […] ...