Carlson Software offers technically advanced software and integrated hardware for the full life cycle of a land development project. From data collection, to office design, to 3D model building, to machine control, Carlson’s solutions utilize the same data throughout and are designed to work seamlessly with each other. These core values are reinforced with the latest developments at Carlson, including the just-released Carlson 2016 and soon-to-be-released SurvCE 5.0.

In the Office: Carlson 2016 Is Here!

Among the top new improvements in Carlson 2016 is its support for AutoCAD 2016 and IntelliCAD 8.1.

Recently released, IntelliCAD 8.1 represents major improvements in its CAD engine technology, now including support for Microsoft Windows 10, along with multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files that provides a 1.5- to 3-times’ performance improvement on multi-core computers.

“When anyone buys or upgrades to Carlson Software, they are then able to work on either AutoCAD or IntelliCAD,” says Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software. “We feel it’s important to give our users the choice.”

The improvements to Carlson Survey for 2016 include:

  • Added method to calculate a best-fit 3D line
  • Improved cut sheet report with added functions to set and modify values for elevation, station and offset, plus added method to import from TDS raw data
  • Added method to renumber coordinates by adding prefix or suffix to point numbers
  • For deed correlation, added method using polylines for input instead of points
  • Enhanced “cloud” collaboration options with a new settings server for CAD managers, and Subversion (SVN) and the Bentley ProjectWise support for project data.

“The ability to apply full field-to-finish coding to all routines that draw points, as well as write comments or GIS attributes to further label points, are other top features in Survey 2016,” says David Carlson, vice president of development for Carlson Software. “We’ve also improved core survey commands in SurvNET, adding a method to draw the least-squares network graphics in the drawing.”

Carlson’s 2016 release also includes Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, Carlson GIS, Carlson Point Cloud, Carlson Field, Carlson Mining, Carlson Natural Regrade and Carlson Takeoff Suite products, all featuring their own industry-specific improvements.

In the Field: Look for Speed in Survce 5.0

Many of the new features in SurvCE 5.0 will be dealing with speed, such as the full use of Windows CE7 in the Carlson Surveyor2 data collector to handle large files and graphics faster. Its improved memory management through memory allocation also makes the SurvCE-Surveyor2 combination faster with the ability to handle huge files.

Other top new improvements include enhanced GNSS tilt technology, all-new GNSS mission planning, and the map-picked, cursor-displayed stakeout and one-pick measurement options.

As always, SurvCE 5.0 can be paired with the rugged, fast and popular Surveyor2 data collector, the BRx5 GNSS receiver, CR2 and CR5 robotic total stations, and other equipment recommended by Carlson.

Be the first to see SurvCE 5.0 and our other product offerings at INTERGEO Booth #C8.017 (Hall 8), or visit online at

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