Carlson Software announced Carlson SurvCADD 2006, the latest version of its flagship product. Carlson SurvCADD 2006 includes more than 100 new commands, 300 improved commands and two new modules, and works with AutoCAD 2006 and previous releases. New feature highlights include automatic annotation overlap avoidance, cut/fill centroid delineation and optimization, quick sections for one step section creation and drawing, and real-time road design inspector. Also new are commands to check lot reports, create 3D breaklines for ridges and valleys from contours, and draw sewer network profiles with hydraulic and energy grade lines. A complete listing of all new features in available at screv011.htm. The new Takeoff module calculates earthwork quantities for estimating. The new Natural Regrade module employs patented technology to design surfaces for stable drainage. All customers on the Carlson SurvCADD Maintenance Plan will automatically receive their upgrade to Carlson SurvCADD 2006. (Carlson, Maysville, Ky.)