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Carlson Takeoff

These are movies demonstrating various features found in the Carlson Takeoff program.

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Working with Trenching in TakeoffR4.

Todd Carlson, product manager for Carlson Takeoff, Working with trench networks in Takeoff R4 and Takeoff 2011.
Size: 60,414,166 bytesDate: Feb 14, 2011Length: 1 Hour

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Working with Drill Hole in TakeoffR4.

odd Carlson, product manager for Carlson Takeoff, Working with Drillholes in Takeoff R4 and Takeoff 2011.
Size: 85,606,556 bytesDate: Feb 14, 2011Length: 1 Hour

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Carlson Takeoff — What’s new for Takeoff 2011

This webinar was originally broadcast
on Sept. 16, 2010. 
Todd Carlson, product manager for Carlson Takeoff, will be presenting this webinar to highlight some of the new features of Carlson Takeoff 2011, which is soon to be released.

Among the many things that Todd will show viewers include: 1) how working with PDFs will be a lot more automated;and how 2) trenching has been improved for more detailed and broken down reporting.

Takeoff is powerful site and road estimating / data prep software that truly works for you–use it for accurate estimating and then use it to increase your productivity once you get the bid.
Size: 72,393,138 bytesDate: Sep 16, 2010Length: 1 Hours

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Importing PDF files in TakeOff/Construction

Size: 2,423,346 bytesDate: August 17, 2010Length: 3 min

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BIM, GIS and Carlson Software

This webinar is presented by Felicia Provencal, and was originally broadcast
on July 9, 2009;
This webinar is for those who have been asked or anticipate being asked to “BIM” a civil project — to essentially design and deliver a dynamic, 3d model of the entire project. Provencal will show that creating a dynamic 3d model for a Civil project (or “BIM”ing a civil project) is not limited to using a particular software program. And, she will illustrate how the term GIS — geographical information systems — still applies to attaching data and other information to objects, which allows management of the facilities after being built.

Learn how you can be assured that your designs will be ready for management once construction is complete with Carlson, a civil engineering design software that allows you to design to specific criteria, is able to show a great visual representation of all the components of your project in 3D view and is able to dynamically reflect changes. Attend this webinar and soon you’ll be able to “BIM” along with the rest of the world.
Size: 33,477,416 bytesDate: July 9, 2009Length: 1 Hour

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You’ve won the bid! Now use Takeoff for quantity and quality control — PLUS, All About Roads with Takeoff!!!

This webinar was originally broadcast
on Sept. 25, 2008. 
Carlson is presenting two back-to-back Takeoff webinars. “Using Takeoff for Quantity and Quality Control.” The job is won – now learn how Carlson Takeoff makes the data work for you after the estimating process. Join Tom Peak, Carlson Regional Sales Director, for this informative webinar showing how Carlson Takeoff can take the information built during the estimation process and turn it into data that can be used in the field for layout and/or machine control. Included will be information about how to fine tune an existing 3D model by adding points and breaklines. The webinar will also cover how to check the model for accuracy – how you can evaluate throughout the process for quantity and quality control. You’ll see how to convert/manipulate the models to obtain layout points and how to export linework and the actual model for stakeout, machine control. Webinar #2 will be “All About Roads & Takeoff” covering the many ways that Takeoff gives you to estimate and build roads. Presented by Aaron Newman and Todd Carlson of Carlson Software, the webinar will present the three methods exclusively available in Carlson Software’s powerful estimating package, Carlson Takeoff, for estimating roads. First covered will be a new method: using section files to build a surface to calculate volumes. The second method will illustrate how the RoadNET feature within Takeoff enables accurate estimates. And the third method, is the traditional method of digitizing in the information. These are can’t-miss webinars for anyone looking to learn more about how Takeoff, Carlson’s powerful estimating and data prep software, can improve their efficiency and bottom line.
Size: 51,157,623 bytesDate: Sep 25, 2008Length: 1.5 Hours

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Carlson Takeoff — Strata and Trench Quantities

This webinar is presented by Jan Bech and Todd Carlson, and was originally broadcast
on Aug 21, 2008. 
Join Jan Bech and Todd Carlson of Carlson’s nationwide support and sales team as they cover the core functionality to input, quantify, and verify Strata and Trench information exclusively available in Carlson Software’s powerful estimating package: Carlson Takeoff. Aspects of Drillholes to be covered include:
  • Drillhole Input – Take a drillhole log and incorporate it into the project’s drawing. No limit on the amount of strata layers.
  • Strata Quantities – Get cut volumes broken down by different Strata, and see Strata volumes according to a customizable Depth Interval.
  • Strata Verification – Verify your Strata volumes with Strata Cut Color Maps, Surface Profiles, and a “Real-time” Surface Inspector.
Aspects of Trenching to be covered include:
  • Trench Input – Assign Trench data to linework from the engineer.
  • Trench Quantities – Report out cut volumes by strata, backfill quantities, linear footage of pipe by pipe size, and more.
  • Trench Verification – Create 3d Pipe, Pipe Profiles, and a Depth Zone Color Map.
Size: 27,538,657 bytesDate: Aug 21, 2008Length: 1 Hour

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Carlson Takeoff R2 Webinar

This webinar is presented by Todd Carlson, and was originally broadcast
on Sep 12, 2007.  Todd is the Takeoff Product Manager. For more information on Carlson Takeoff, click here.
Size: 46,215,866 bytesDate: Sep 12, 2007Length: 1 Hour

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Carlson Takeoff Webinar

This webinar is presented by Todd Carlson, and was originally broadcast
on July 26, 2007.  Todd is the Takeoff Product Manager, and in
this webinar he shows you the power of Takeoff to clean up drawings,
elevate 2D data to 3D, build surfaces, get volumes, and do reports and
graphics.  Whether you are a contractor, estimator, or civil
designer, this webinar is a hugely informative look at this powerful
solution. For more information on Carlson Takeoff, click here.
Size: 64,588,552 bytesDate: July 26, 2007Length: 1 Hour