Carlson Survey 2019 Brings User-requested Features and DGN Compatibility


Maysville, Ky., USA (September 2018) – The latest version of Carlson from Survey 2019 brings more features requested by users as well as improved compatibility between CAD platforms.

Carlson Survey with IntelliCAD 9.0 supports direct reading of DGN files, which allows users to make edits without converting drawing formats. Surveyors who work with clients who require DGN as a deliverable can complete projects while remaining in the familiar IntelliCAD interface. While not all Carlson commands are supported yet, this latest release includes much of the basic CAD drawing and editing commands, as well as a large collection of Carlson commands including points, annotations, center lines, surface leveling and Field to finish. This benefits surveyors who have to walk through CAD platforms.

“Users who appreciate the benefits of customizing their workspace to create an environment that improves their efficiency and daily workflow will be very pleased with the new features offered by IntelliCAD 9.0,” said Doug Aaberg, Carlson Survey product manager . “Not only does the new CUI allow more robust customization, it is also more compatible. You can now create and share custom toolbars, ribbons, and menus on platforms such as AutoCAD.

New features include:

  • Drag and drop the CUI interface
  • Easily customizable tool palettes
  • Workspaces that can be saved and shared across multiple platforms
  • Toolbars that can be imported and exported between AutoCAD and IntelliCAD
  • Support for button icons in .dll, .bmp and .png formats
  • Compatible macro syntax

Carlson Survey 2019 can directly export a DWG file that contains Civil 3D object points, axes and surfaces and can also read profile styles and pipes. Other new features include daily workflow improvements such as tracking changes in RW5 files, direct storage of GIS data to a CRDB file, and an all new transparent PI Entity Capture override as well as significantly improved management of text and Mtext.

Carlson Survey 2019 comes with built-in IntelliCAD 9.0 and works with AutoCAD® 2019 to 2010 versions. Carlson Survey 2019 can also be purchased with AutoCAD 2019 built-in. This version of IntelliCAD includes native support for DGN drawings, allowing users to work directly with MicroStation drawings without the need to export / import. Other features of IntelliCAD 9.0 include an improved dialog for customizing the user interface and the addition of tool palettes, allowing you to truly tailor your CAD experience to your needs.

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About Carlson
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 worldwide, providing single-source technology solutions for the entire project. cycle. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, KY., USA, with branches in Boston, MA; Almere, the Netherlands; Brisbane, Australia; Ottawa, Canada; and York, England.


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