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Real-time Surveying with Carlson Field Hereâ€™s real-time kinematic GPS and total station data collection directly in CAD! Carlson Field enables real-time Surveying in CAD on small Palmtop/Laptop computers. This Carlson Field feature is an industry first from Carlson Software. The power of Carlson Field is revolutionary. If you are currently using Carlson Tsunami, or previous versions of Carlson Field, check out the current feature and improvement list. With this program, you can see what you are collecting, zoom in and out, or pan over. You can do any basic COGO operation and also any high-level CAD operation. You can even stakeout building corners, lot corners or any CAD feature by â€œsnappingâ€ to the CAD entity â€” without creating point numbers. In addition to Carlson Field running on top of any AutoCADÂ® or MapÂ®, Carlson Field comes with built-in IntelliCADÂ® for no extra cost with every license of Carlson products. Carlson Field is available as a modular program of the Carlson line of office software, which comes with 64-bit capabilities, is Windows 7 compatible. Ask a Question â€“ Free Trial â€“ Buy Now â€“ Find a Dealer
Carlson CSI Office â€” Reconstruct traffic accidentsâ€¦ Measure and map crime scenesâ€¦ Carlson Software Investigations (CSI) is designed with powerful forensic diagramming capabilities to measure and map crime scenes and traffic accidents. CSI is ideal for city and county police departments, State Police and consulting firms engaged in accident reconstruction. The all new, completely upgraded and revamped Carlson CSI Office 2013 has just been released. Read more. â€œOn its own or together with CSI Mobile, CSI Office can effectively and accurately reconstruct crash or crime scenes, complete with the capability for full 3D scene viewing.â€ â€“Bruce Carlson, President, Carlson Software Top new features in Carlson CSI Office include: â€¢ Extensive vehicle spec database including 2013 model vehicles; â€¢New Quick Import feature imports field data and creates scene drawing in one step; â€¢New Points Editor allows users to edit point information and have the change occur in real time on computer screen; â€¢New Design Palette enables creation of custom function groups and keeps them readily available. It also provides quick access to placing symbols, hatches, and color fills; â€¢New Room Builder lets users create walls, doors, and windows and view the room in 3D. Walls can be created based off linework shot in the field. Walls, doors, and floors can be colored to match the scene; â€¢New Body Outline function allows you to draw a â€œchalk outlineâ€ style body. The body can be manipulated, including movement of arms, legs, and head, to fit the anatomy of a scene.
Data Prep & Design for 3D Data Prep Affordableâ€¦ Easy-to-Useâ€¦ Intuitive Workflow Carlson Construction is an integrated cut/fill takeoff and 3D surface modeling software solution designed for site and road construction. It offers powerful inspection and 3D viewing tools for elevating 2D designs to 3D model files. New in 2014: Previously only in Takeoff and Civil, Material Quantities Reports are now available in Construction. This gives estimators the volume, area, length and/or count for items such as asphalt, gravel, curb, or any â€œsubgradeâ€ or â€œselect fillâ€ they define. Carlson Construction includes powerful tools for designing and modeling different aspects of road design, from new construction to road widening and repaving. Fully supporting all of the major 3D Machine Control formats for todayâ€™s heavy equipment with 3D Machine Control Systems, Carlson Construction gives you the tools you need for taking your data into the 3D environment. Whether your need is â€œData Preparation,â€ â€œSite Preparation,â€ or specifically creating Machine Control Guidance Models, Carlson Construction 2014 will get the job done for you.
Carlson Software Introduces All-New Simplicity â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey. This new release from Simplicty/Carlson provides well orchestrated harmony of COGO and CAD perfect for DOTs and for firms working with DOTs. SightÂ Survey provides simplified methods for solving commonly encountered coordinate geometry and construction surveying problems. Get Affordable Versatility. Simplicity â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey works with AutoCADÂ®, IntelliCADÂ®, and MicroStationÂ®. Power Boosters Included. â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey also includes several power boosters direct from other Carlson Software products. These include: Carlson File Compatibility; Field-to-Finish to bring field data directly into CAD; Raw File Edit and Reprocess; Enhanced Data Collector Communications; and SurvNET, CarlsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s powerful Network Least Squares application. What Is â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey? â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey is a fully three dimensional coordinate geometry package containing all the tools you need to solve your day-to-day COGO problems! With a virtually unlimited capacity for points (over 3.5 trillion), â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey is capable of projects from the smallest lot survey to the largest subdivision. And, if youâ€™re wondering about the word â€˜Siteâ€™ being misspelled as â€˜Sightâ€™ rest assured we didnâ€™t misspell it. Why? Because â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey is more than just a COGO program. It includes a fully operational CAD program that allows you to compute your data and produce your drawing at the same time! With â€˜Sightâ€™ Survey, you can SEE your work in progress!
Carlson Survey 2017 is here. The versatile and popular surveying software solution works like a surveyor thinks. Highlights in the new release include real-time linkage to SurvCE with the new Carlson Cloud and 3D Viewer upgrades, plus improved core survey commands such as Field-to-Finish and SurvNET.
Carlson Survey is a Windows software application for the Surveyor’s office to manage the complete job cycle from field data collection to drafting a final plan with several CAD options. With minimum effort and time, Carlson Survey allows users to design and produce a 2D drawing, an enhanced 3D surface model and construction layout data sets, for increasing their efficiency and profitability
Carlson Software™s Civil Suite is a powerful bundle made up of: Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, and Carlson GIS. These four civil-related modular programs, working together, provide the ultimate civil package that will help you dramatically increase your productivity and create better designs. Here is a complete toolset that allows you to move into 3D as needed. Get 3D intersection design, multi-baseline road networks, lot layout, storm and utility analysis and design, plus much, much more. If you can imagine it, the Carlson Civil Suite has the industry-leading software tools to make it a reality. Carlson Civil Suite 2013 has new 3D symbols in its library and 3D support in Field-to-Finish and Viewer Window. Edits to the profile can update the sewer network model. Also, the Report Formatter updates allow for more customized and better looking reports. CE News reported a business case study showing the extensive review that the civil engineering firm Dewberry went through to ultimately choose the Carlson Civil Suite for its 40 offices nationwide. "Carlson works for us", says Dave Palumbo, PE, Technology Manager for Infrastructure Services for Dewberry. It is highly cost effective and people are doing better work¦ I think they are also having fun! The Carlson line of software comes with 64-bit capabilities, is Windows 7 compatible, and works on AutoCAD® and IntelliCAD®. Choose the suite if you need all of the powerful solutions and save. Or, choose them individually, based on the demands of your business. However you use Carlson Software Civil solutions, you'll find both your creativity and productivity dramatically increased.
Carlson Hydrology is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-master civil engineering software solution providing automation you can use to meet your hydrology needs. Full 3D road and lot design feed directly into flow calculations and drainage design.
Includes access to lookup rainfall amounts in NOAA Atlas 14, watershed commands operated by grid files for watershed perimeters and runoff tracking, plus the option to draw out sewer lines just as a polyline before converting them in the sewer model.
The Utility Network has also been expanded to allow more shapes and utility types – gas, water, communication, storm. The Sewer Network commands allow users to label the drainage areas for each inlet and there are added controls for pipe label styles, the software supports negative step-up, and its reports now include multiple invert-ins.
Carlson Hydrology works on top of AutoCAD® 2018 and comes with IntelliCAD®8.3 built-in, and AutoCAD versions 2010 and up are also supported.
Enhanced collaboration options are highlights of the Carlson Civil and Carlson Hydrology. The Settings Server enables CAD managers to easily distribute uniform command settings and files to Carlson users throughout their company. Additional highlights of Hydrology m0odule include:
- Hydrograph Editor – New command to edit time and flow data in a spreadsheet.
- Pipe Culvert Design – Added outlet control by gradually varied flow method.
- Utility Network – New command to define model for utility networks.
With tools for data capture and linking, data labeling, import/export of SHP files, polygon topology creation and analysis, and more, Carlson GIS is an awesome GIS “Swiss Army Knife” for the surveyor or engineer. See the Carlson GIS Improvement List tab below and be sure to check out our GIS Primer.
The Carlson line of software works on AutoCAD® and comes with IntelliCAD built in. Carlson GIS includes the ability to utilize higher resolution Google Earth images even over large areas with the use of auto-tiling. And, more map types are available besides aerial for roads, terrain, or hybrid. The GIS editor also supports the import and export of the Esri® geodatabase and provides a smoother workflow with Esri ArcGIS® services.
Also included are hundreds of enhancements to basic AutoCAD commands. Part of the Carlson Civil Suite, Carlson GIS runs atop of regular AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map, Land Desktop or Civil 3D, as well as legacy versions, plus on IntelliCAD.
GNSS Solutions (Listen-Listen/Postprocessing)
Post Processing GNSS, SurveyGNSS post-processing software is a reliable and precise tool for all post-processing applications and is tightly integrated into the Carlson field and office workflow.
A new program for 3D editing of digital terrain models (DTMs) has been released by Carlson Software. P3D Topo offers many benefits:â€¢ Load and review the two most common formats for surfaces: LandXML and DXF files of 3D Faces, in addition to TIN and Grd files from Carlson Software.
â€¢ Overlay other LandXML file types such as points, alignments, parcels, storm and sanitary sewers, culvert pipes and other piping systems.
â€¢ View the 3D Surface with user-controlled textures to quickly spot errors in the DTM.
â€¢ Fix the errors in the DTM for re-saving and use in CAD programs, or for direct output for machine control and survey stakeout.
3D Solids for Intellicad
Agriculture Office Software
Carlson AgStar, Agricultural & Irrigation Software, offers a complete package of land-leveling tools for agricultural and irrigation purposes. It carries a versatile suite of commands designed to simplify and speed up the professional surveyor's work, as well as reduce costs by minimizing the amount of dirt to move. Agstar handles both the survey and the design sides of land-leveling, allowing you to survey large fields with GPS, and then determine the optimal field design requiring the least amount of dirt moved. The field design tool can be set to a user-specified field slope, or to search for the optimal slope. A host of other design parameters can be specified, including cut/fill ratio, amount of dirt to import or export, and constraints on the range of slopes to search. With Agstar, you can also subdivide the field and assign different designs to each subdivision, which is useful if you want crowns in the field. For data collection, Agstar supports a wide range of GPS RTK receivers, including such popular brands as Navcom, Ashtech, Leica, Sokkia, and Trimble; if you have it, Agstar probably supports it, which means you may not even need to upgrade your hardware. AgStar runs on IntelliCAD, which is built-in, so there is no need to buy an additional CAD engine to run the software. The new release includes updated GPS drivers for new receivers from John Deere, Ashtech, and others. There is also the ability to work with geo-referenced aerial images and SHP (shape) files.
Carlson Takeoff OEM Office Software
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. Takeoff R10 is built on the Autocad 2018 OEM engine 64 bit.
Survey Adjustment Products (Network Least Squares)
Carlson SurvNET: True Network Least Squares
This program, unlike other Network Least Squares program, automatically means all horizontal and vertical angles including slope distances. No need to manually mean and input all multiple direct or reverse or closed horizon pairs of angles and distances; SurvNET does this automatically. SurvNET also automatically weights redundant angle and distances, it applies and reports these new standard errors after adjusting. SurvNET Network Least Squares reports include mean angle and distance splits prior to adjustment, error ellipse reports, and positional tolerance inversing for Alta Survey compliance.
Aerial surveying is rapidly becoming a vital part of any surveyor’s toolkit. Thousands of people use drone site flyovers every day to help boost efficiency and lower costs.
With Carlson Photo Capture processing, you can use flyover data to:
• Quickly generate interactive 3D maps of sites
• Capture highly accurate 3D site data from any camera
• Share site maps with customers -anywhere, anytime!
• Save man-hours in the field
Our proprietary technology helps you track and share every metric about your site from anywhere in the world.
Bridge the gap between drones and CAD
Designed for use by surveyors, civil engineers, and contractors, Precision 3D Topo allows users to import survey data, points, polylines, surfaces, point clouds, both traditional LIDAR and aerial drone survey data, and more from a wide variety of programs and entities to create usable 3D surfaces.
• Importing Point Cloud data from Lidar and Aerial Drone mapping.
• Merge and edit point clouds to create surface models.
• Import survey data to further refine surface models.
• Powerful surface Editing tools to perfect surface models. Including Google Maps photographic background, automated Google surface creation.
• Easy surface volume tools directly from point clouds or surfaces.
• Advanced Texturing and Presentation Tools
• Import / Export all data as LandXML, DXF, and Surface Models as TIN, TN3, and TTM.
Coordinating MINE DESIGN with MINE OPERATIONS and MINE CLOSURE equals EFFICIENCY
Carlson Natural Regrade gives all faced with disturbed lands an affordable and natural way to achieve sustainability. The innovative GeoFluv™ fluvial geomorphic landform design method brings back the natural beauty of the reclaimed land while stability against erosion is established and the water quality remains comparable or better than surrounding undisturbed lands.
Carlson Natural Regrade enables users to:
- Build with on-site materials
- Save money on material moving
- Reclaim steep slopes in stable and suitable configurations
- Convey water and sediment discharge naturally
- Produce a self-maintaining, natural-looking result
The software uses .dwg format drawings and outputs .flt or .tin files that can be sent directly to GPS-machine control heavy equipment software for efficient construction.
Natural Regrade reclamation design will:
Field Scan to Finished Plat with Carlson Point Cloud Carlson Point Cloud is a modular program that provides this powerful ability to go from field scan to finished plat, all with seamless integration to Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil and Carlson Mining. Carlson Point Cloud delivers a whole new level of powerful automation for large data sets. It gives laser scanner users the ability to process millions of data points with Carlson Software ease-of-use. Register your scan to local coordinates, filter or decimate the points, overlay raster images in 3D, snap to edges and code the descriptions for automated field-to finish processing of linework and symbols and create contours, profiles, sections, and breaklines. You will be able to read scan data from many instruments, view and process up to 1 billion points, and then perform the Field-to-Finish from the scanned data! This Carlson Software office products allows users to export surface models, points, contours, breaklines, grid and profiles to CAD.