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Carlson Survey 2014 with IntelliCAD® Or on your AutoCAD®

Land Surveying Software built by surveyors for surveyors!

Carlson Survey

Carlson Survey 2014 is the leading land surveying software solution in the United States. Carlson Survey comes with IntelliCAD® 7.2 built-in and supports the AutoCAD® 2014 and later DWG formats. Carlson survey may also be installed on AutoCAD® versions 2014 to 2004 including the standard AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Map, Civil 3D and Land Development Desktop...

Carlson Survey 2014 with AutoCAD® Embedded

Land Surveying Software built by surveyors for surveyors!

Carlson Survey Embedded AutoCAD

Carlson Survey 2014 with AutoCAD® Embedded is Carlson's feature-rich, intuitive surveying office software with the AutoCAD® 2013 engine built in. ...

Carlson Civil Suite 2014

Survey, Civil, Hydrology & GIS all in one bundle.

Carlson Civil Suite

Carlson Software's Civil Suite 2014 is a powerful bundle made up of: Carlson Survey 2014, Carlson Civil 2014, Carlson Hydrology 2014 and Carlson GIS 2014. 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.

Carlson Field-to-Finish 3D
Carlson Field-to-Finish 3D
Spreedsheet Editor
Spread Sheet Editor
Carlson SurvNET
SurvNET Graphics View

Carlson Survey gives users upgrades to core features like the coordinate database, Field-to-Finish coding and cut sheets, as well as new commands, including one to twist points to a 3D view, among its many additional improvements.

Here’s a surveying software solution that is extremely versatile as well as a real time- and money-saver. As it always has, Carlson Survey works like a surveyor thinks.

The #1 office software solution for surveyors in the United States, Carlson Survey supports AutoCAD® and comes with IntelliCAD® built-in. This is in addition to working on legacy AutoCAD versions.

Carlson Survey delivers on customer feature requests with many useful improvements to existing commands along with many new commands. The user-interface also has a fresh look with a score of new and updated icons, plus an optional ribbon toolbar.

Compare Carlson Survey Versions
  Survey ICAD/ACAD Survey Embedded AutoCAD©
Reads and Writes .dwg format
Runs on Included IntelliCAD engine
Runs on AutoCAD 2004-2014 AutoCAD MAP, Civil 3D
Embedded AutoCAD 2014 Engine
Custom LISP Routine Support
Add Other Carlson Modules
Carlson Civil, GIS, Hydrology, etc.

Requires Crossgrade to ICAD/ACAD Version

General

  • Built on AutoCAD and IntelliCAD: Carlson Survey 2014 will run in AutoCAD® versions 2014 to 2004 as well as AutoCAD® Map, Land Desktop and Civil3D and also on IntelliCAD 7.2.
  • Project Setup: Flexible data storage methods
  • Drawing Cleanup: Fix common drafting errors
  • Drafting Enchancements: Handy tools for working in AutoCAD® such as Join Nearest, Shrinkwrap Entities, Polyline Utilities, Drawing Inspector, Layer Inspector and Twist Screen
  • Data Compatibility: Supports industry standard LandXML and scores of specific data conversions

Surfaces

  • Build Surfaces: By triangulation or rectangular grids
  • Contouring: One step triangulate and contour from 3D entities as well as contouring from surface files
  • Surface Manager: Change surface display properties and adjust surface functions to add and remove points and breaklines and swap edges
  • Volumes: Earthwork volumes between triangulation or grid surfaces
  • Pad Design: Tie cut/fill slopes from pad perimeter to surface, build pad surface, calculate and balance volumes, and edit pad parameters

Centerlines

  • Design and Edit Centerlines: Design or input alignments on screen or in dialog with graphics
  • Label Stations and Offsets: Annotate station and offsets along centerline and at selected points
  • Calculate Offsets: Reports stations and offsets for selected points along centerline
  • Create Offset Points: Create points at specified stations and offsets
  • Spirals: Flexible handling of the most complex spiral curves including "spiral-only" elements going arc-spiral-arc, arc-spiral-line and line-spiral-line

Profiles

  • Create Profiles: From surfaces, screen entities, points on centerline, etc.
  • Quick Profile: One step profile creation with real-time update while adjusting centerline
  • Input-Edit Profiles: Enter profile data in dual spreadsheet and graphic window, and design in reference to controlling profile grade points
  • Draw Profiles: Draws profiles on grids or plan-profile sheets with auto-updating based on edits
  • Profiles To 3D: Create points and 3D polylines from profiles

Points

  • Import/Export: User-defined import and export of point data along with conversions with specific other formats
  • Draw Points: Draw points with settings for symbols, layers and styles
  • Point Groups: Point group manager to define sets of point by filters
  • Coordinate File History: Tracks all changes to points with report and undo functions
  • Fix Point Label Overlaps: Finds point label overlaps with rule options to fix automatically
  • Point Tools: Utilities for modify point labels such as move with leader, twist and resize

Survey

  • Data Collection Interfaces: Upload and download to popular data collectors
  • Traverse Adjustment: Spreadsheet editor for raw data with graphics and processing for traverse adjustments
  • SurvNET: Advanced network least-squares for total station, GPS and level data
  • Field-to-Finish: Draw points with styles and in point groups set by point descriptions and draw linework by several flexible methods
  • Field-to-Finish Inspector: Inspect all field-to-finish elements, see description source and re-draw based on descriptions edits
  • COGO: Streamlined inverse, traverse, sideshot, intersections, interpolation, translate, rotate, scale and align
  • Coordinate Transformations: Transform coordinates and screen entities between lat/lon and grid projections as well as local to local by Helmert and least-squares methods
  • Deeds: Enter deed by description, read deed data from deed file, deed reports, deed correlation and generate legal description from drawing
  • Cut Sheets: Create custom cut sheet reports with reference grades and station-offsets

Area/Layout

  • Label Areas: Customized area label styles and several methods to select areas to label
  • Size Areas: Sliding side area, hinged area, area radial from curve and bearing area cutoff
  • Lot Manager: Lot definitions by point numbers with functions to create lots, conduct mapcheck for closure, edit in spreadsheet with graphics, report lots and draw lots
  • Lot Layout: Size lots along alignment with controls for target area, setback and frontage
  • Offsets, Intersection and Cul-de-Sacs: Layout for ROW and EOP linework

Annotation

  • Angle & Distance Labels: Flexible routines to label linework in all possible layout combinations plus available rules to automatically fix label overlaps and revise labels when entities move
  • Curve Labels: Label curve data in stack, along arc or in table
  • Survey Text: Routines to create typical plat labels such as offset and building dimensions
  • Label Elevations: Label spot elevations along an alignment
  • Linetypes: Draw special linetypes

for Carlson’s CAD-based Products

Note: Carlson products installed on top of the CAD products of IntelliCAD or AutoCAD, are subject to the same requirements as the CAD engine itself. Please follow the requirements for the CAD platform listed below and allow an additional 750 MB of hard-drive space for the Carlson application.

IntelliCAD

Carlson 2014 & 2013 (build 130120 and later) with IntelliCAD 7.2 and later

  • Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
  • Intel Pentium® or more powerful processor
  • 64-bit machines are supported, but application itself is 32-bit
  • 1 GB RAM (minimum), 4 GB recommended (for complex drawings)
  • 400 MB of free hard disk space (1.2 GB Total, see Note above)

Carlson 2012 and earlier with IntelliCAD 7.1 and 6.x based products

  • Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7
  • Intel Pentium® or more powerful processor
  • 64-bit machines are supported, but application itself is 32-bit
  • 1 GB RAM (minimum), 4 GB recommended (for complex drawings)
  • 400 MB of free hard disk space (1.2 GB Total, see Note above)

Learn more information about IntelliCAD.

AutoCAD®

Please visit the AutoCAD System Requirements page for current specifications which are subject to change without advance notice.

Please visit the Autodesk summary of the Operating system compatibility for AutoCAD (Autodesk Bulletin TS14078105) for historical references between AutoCAD and its supported operating system(s).

Please see Note above for hard disk space requirements for the Carlson application.

Embedded AutoCAD® OEM Engine

Carlson solutions based on AutoCAD 2013 Embedded

Takeoff R6, R7 / Survey OEM 2013, 2014

Please note the CPU compatibility below: older AMD CPUs like Athlon XP+ do not support SSE2 technology and can not run Embedded AutoCAD 2013 products.

  • Windows® 8 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition (requires installation of AutoCAD LT 2013 Service Pack 2); Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition (SP3 or later) with an Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology.

Or

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP3 or later) with an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.4 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Install from download or DVD

Carlson solutions based on AutoCAD 2010 Embedded

Takeoff R4, R5 / Survey OEM 2010, 2011, 2012

Please note the CPU compatibility below: older AMD CPUs like Athlon XP+ do not support SSE2 technology and can not run Embedded AutoCAD 2010 products.

  • Microsoft Windows 7, or,
  • Windows Vista, SP1 or later (Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, Home Premium) operating system, with,
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or greater with SSE2 technology
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 850 MB free disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 web browser or later
  • DVD drive

Or

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition operating system (SP2 or later), with,
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or greater with SSE2 technology
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 850 MB free disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 web browser or later
  • DVD drive

Carlson solutions based on AutoCAD 2007 Embedded

Takeoff R2, R3 / Survey OEM 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Microsoft Windows 7, or,
  • Windows Vista, or,
  • Windows XP Home or Professional SP1 or better, or,
  • Windows XP for Tablet PC SP2, or,
  • Windows 2000 SP3 or better
  • Pentium III 800 minimum, Intel Pentium IV recommended
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 550 MB free disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 with True Color
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Mouse, trackball, or compatible pointing device

Carlson solutions based on AutoCAD 2004 Embedded

Takeoff R1 / Survey OEM 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Microsoft Windows XP (Professional, Home Edition, or Tablet PC Edition), or,
  • Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0 (SP6a or later)
  • Pentium III 800 minimum, Intel Pentium IV recommended
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 300 MB free disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 VGA with true color (minimum)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Mouse, trackball, or compatible pointing device
  • CD-ROM drive

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No, Carlson software, including Carlson Survey, only work on Windows based computers. If your Mac is setup to emulate a Windows michine it should run but we can not provide support for this type of system.

Yes, C&G is included with Carlson Survey at no extra cost.

AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting, developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc.

IntelliCAD is a CAD-software programming toolkit and API published by the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium ("ITC"). IntelliCAD aims (at some levels) to emulate the basic interface and functions of AutoCAD.

Icad/Acad stands for Intellicad or AutoCAD. This version comes with the Intellicad engine or you can install it on your copy of AutoCAD. See System Requirements for compatible versions. OEM/Embedded means that AutoCAD is included.