Carlson Mining 2020 Features Upgrades, New Tools, and Functionality Enhancements


Carlson Mining 2020 Software includes Geology, Surface Mining, and Underground Mining Modules

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (September 2019) — Carlson Mining 2020 is available now and features upgrades to existing options, new tools, and functionality enhancements. Mining 2020 includes the modules Geology, Surface Mining, and Underground Mining.

Carlson Mining 2020 is able to run on AutoCAD® 2015-2020 and comes with IntelliCAD 9.2.

“Carlson Mining 2020 provides dozens of new updates to the various modules, enhancing block modeling, variograms, mining solids with improved 3D viewing and rendering, design and scheduling,” says Grant Wenker, Vice President of Carlson Mining. “These additions further expand the capabilities of the Carlson Mining Suite, linking the office software closer to the Carlson Laser Measurement and Machine Control solutions.“

Carlson Mining 2020’s Variogram features multiple updates like the ability to process multiple strata and attributes at once, data point composting, cross variable geostatistical analysis with cross variograms, a method to auto-fit model variograms, and output lag results.

The Block Model Viewer in Carlson Mining now shows a legend of grade names and assigned colors. Users can now switch the grade parameters for viewing the blocks colored by a different attribute, without exiting the command. Users can also define new grade parameters by attribute value range while in the viewer.

The Surface Equipment Timing has several upgrades with the 3D pick tool such as the ability to define attribute equations to display in the charts, tooltip settings that allow values to show, automatic tracking of non-key tonnage, and an undo button. Speed has been improved — allowing pit assignment within a few seconds even with up to 35,000 pit blocks.

There are new commands to create solid models including by grade from a block model and by 3D triangulation from a cloud of points. Additionally, there is a new option to create a solid using a Carlson surface object – providing better performance, as opposed to drawing hatched 3D faces, especially on larger models. The new solid-by-section model uses a series of slices through a model to make edits.

Another new tool within Carlson 2020 is the Settings Migration Wizard. The Settings Migration Wizard is a new way to transfer Carlson and CAD settings between previous versions of Carlson. When using Carlson 2020 for the first time, the Migration Wizard gives users the chance to transfer the settings. The Migration Wizard can be accessed anytime from the settings menu.

Carlson 2020 requires a 64-bit computer. For more details on Carlson 2020, visit For more information on IntelliCAD 9.2, visit IntelliCAD’s official YouTube channel. Along with Carlson Mining 2020, Carlson is also releasing 2020 versions of Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Carlson GIS, and Carlson Hydrology. The release also includes Carlson Takeoff Suite, which is made up of Carlson Construction, Carlson GeoTech, Carlson CADNet, and Carlson Trench modules. Each release has their own industry-specific improvements. Additional 2020 updates include Carlson Point Cloud and Carlson Field.

Founded in 1983, Carlson Software Inc. specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, laser measurement and machine control products for the civil engineering, surveying, GIS, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions for the entire project cycle. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, Ky., U.S.A., with branch offices in Boston, Mass.; Almere, The Netherlands; Brisbane, Australia; Ottawa, Canada; and York, England.

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