MAYSVILLE, Ky. U.S.A. – Just introduced with the release of Carlson 2010 office software, Carlson Construction 2010 is an integrated design and 3D surface modeling software solution designed for site and road construction, offering powerful inspection and 3D viewing tools for elevating 2D designs to 3D model files.

With Carlson Construction 2010, land surveyors, civil engineers, construction professionals, and 3D model builders will be able to import a PDF or MicroStation design file, open an AutoCAD drawing, and utilize many other file formats. After edits are made, then the newly created 3D surfaces can be exported to 3D machine control system formats including Carlson, Trimble, Accugrade, Topcon and Leica.

“Carlson Construction 2010 provides the powerful editing tools for 3D data prep that Carlson is known for,” says Bruce Carlson, president of Carlson Software. “And Construction 2010 also serves as an open ‘hub’ or bridge supporting data from most sources and then exporting to most all machine control systems.”

This is a product designed specifically for the model-building needs of the land development professional. Carlson Construction gives users the ability to create a surface from data – points and contours – within a CAD drawing. Moving “break-lines” or “grade-lines” from the wrong elevation and slope to the correct position can be done with ease.

It “cleans up” both AutoCAD and MicroStation files as it prepares them for 3D Data Prep and creating models. The 3D viewing tools for Graphics and Surfaces allow users to validate the changes they make. The robust surveying tools are designed specifically for a wide variety of Total Station and GPS equipment.

“Today there are companies estimating jobs by hand or with some program they may already own,” notes Randy Noland, V.P. of Carlson Machine Control Division. “If the next step is developing 3D models for machine control or to reverse engineer a project for stakeout, this is a product they must have.

“Carlson Construction 2010 was developed to meet the growing demand for 3D surface modeling,” he adds. “We listened to the end-user, tapped Carlson’s long-standing and widely recognized elevation routines to lift the drawing to 3D at the end, and, therefore, have given users a powerful toolbox.” For more information about Carlson Construction 2010 including a movie demonstration, visitwww.carlsonmachinecontrol.comor call Carlson Software at 800-989-5028 or 606-564-5028. To download a 30-day demo of this new product from Carlson Software, click on the demo request link on the top right-hand side of this page.

About Carlson Software. Founded in 1983, Carlson Software develops technically advanced software solutions to bring land development professionals from concept to completion. The independent, privately owned company produces comprehensive civil, surveying, machine control and positioning, mining, and law enforcement investigative software solutions. Its free technical support and dedication to customer service is unique in the industry. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, Ky., with branch offices in Boston and Queensland, Australia.