Carlson GIS

$1,095.00

Providing tools for data capture and linking, data labeling, import/export of SHP files, polygon topology creation and analysis, and more, Carlson GIS is an awesome GIS “Swiss Army Knife” for the surveyor or engineer.

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Description

Put Your Designs on the Map

Carlson GIS can be purchased as a standalone module or as part of the Civil Suite which also includes Survey, Civil and Hydrology. It can run standalone with the included license of IntelliCAD or on top of a separately purchased license of full AutoCAD. All Carlson Software purchases will be delivered by email with your new serial number and download instructions within two business days.

Carlson GIS is comparable to other GIS mapping programs such as: DCA/Softdesk/Land Desktop, AutoCAD Map and Civil 3d.

STANDARD FEATURES
  • GIS Database Settings
  • Input-Edit GIS Data
  • GIS Inspector
  • GIS Inspector Settings
  • GIS Query/Report
  • Hatch GIS Polylines
  • Mark GIS Polylines
  • Label GIS Polyline: Closed Polyline Image
  • Label GIS Polyline: Closed Polyline Data
  • Label GIS Polyline: Open Polyline Data
  • Links Manager
  • Create Links
  • Erase Links
GENERAL
  • Built on AutoCAD – Runs in AutoCAD legacy versions as well as AutoCAD Map, Land Desktop and Civil3D and on IntelliCAD
  • Project Setup – Flexible data storage methods
  • Drawing Cleanup – Fix common drafting errors
  • Drafting Enhancements – 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
GIS
  • Runs with AutoCAD Map 3D – All Map tools are available when running with AutoCAD Map plus additional commands to use Map data such as Label Object Data Areas
  • Data Capture – Extracts drawing text or block attributes into database
  • Attach GIS Data to Entities – Input, edit, label, inspect and report with simple tools, including querying for parcels or entities that meet conditions
  • Polygon Processor – Overlays layered polyline perimeters to create all the subareas
  • Import/Export Esri – Conversions between Esri Shape data and coordinates and polylines
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
COMPANION PROGRAMS
  • Carlson SurvCE – Data collection for Windows CE and Pocket PC
  • Carlson Field – Take Carlson and AutoCAD to the field for data collection and stakeout with total stations and GPS
  • Carlson Takeoff – Construction Estimating for earthworks, subgrades, material quantities, strata quantities and trench networks
  • Carlson Point Clouds – Process laser scan data to generate models, breaklines and points
  • Carlson Natural Regrade – Design stable land surfaces that follow natural hydrologic and geomorphology principle
  • Carlson Geology – Models drillholes and strata structures and attributes

New for 2021

2021 General Carlson Software Improvements

AutoCAD 2021Added support for this new version.
IntelliCAD 10.0Tool palettes with key Carlson command. New revision control feature for drawings. Graphics upgrade with anti-aliasing, visual styles and lighting.
Carlson Photo CaptureNew command to download project data including TINs, images, coordinate files and point clouds.
User InterfaceAdded 5 new ribbons, added 50 new toolbar icons and updated hundreds of icons.
File SelectionAdded functions to create, rename and remove subfolders.
Save Drawing Named By Current TimeNew command to create a copy of the current state of the drawing with a unique name by the current date and time.
Report FormatterAdded setting for attribute format for output to Excel. Added option to underline rows.
3D ViewersAdded ability to place text in the scene and draw text to CAD. Added support for TIN files with textures.
Google Earth ExportAdded option to make polygons for closed polylines.
Join NearestAdded setting to skip the options dialog. Added progressive filters option to automatically run multiple times with greater tolerances.
Draw 3D PolylineAdded ability to create a 2D polyline at the same time. Added method to create an arc to a specified tangent out. Added ability to simultaneously draw the polyline in the 3D Viewer window.
Draw TableAdded method to create a table from scratch using spreadsheet entries. Added setting for table justification.
Add Polyline VertexAdded method for projecting picked point onto the polyline.
Boundary PolylineAdded method to auto-select entities to process. Colors From Layers
Drift OffsetNew command the increases the offset amount proportional to the distance along the polyline.
Offset 3D PolylineAdded option whether to remove co-linear points.

2021 Improvements - GIS

Color TIN by ImageNew command to assign colors to the TIN faces using color from a georeferenced image.
Point GIS EditorAdded method to add all attributes for a feature. Added imports for Trimble JXL and format settings for Trimble CSV.
Define GIS FeaturesAdded import for feature attribute definitions from Google KML.
Import ODBCNew command to import GIS data from ODBC databases including relational databases.

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System Requirements

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.

Carlson 2016-2018 with IntelliCAD 8.x

  • Compatible with 32 or 64 bit Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
  • For hardware requirements, see Carlson 2013-2015* below

Carlson 2013-2015* with IntelliCAD 7.2

*Starting with 2013 build 130120

Intel® Pentium® 4 or comparable (minimum), Intel i7 or at least Intel i5 or comparable (recommended). Due to the variety of processors on the market, one can use cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php to do comparative analysis. While the overall processor score matters, the single thread performance is of the most interest.

  • 32-bit Windows 7-8.1: 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum for, 4 GB recommended.
  • 64-bit Windows 7-8.1: 2 GB of RAM minimum for, 8+ GB recommended.
  • Windows Vista: 1 GB of RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended.
  • Windows XP: 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended.

Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 1.4 or higher:

  • Recommended are desktop graphics level discrete (not integrated cards like Intel HD) graphics cards.
  • Preferably Nvidia Geforce due to their more consistent driver support.
  • Discrete ATI/AMD cards will be adequate, but ATI’s driver support has been spotty and user is frequently deferred to the computer manufacturer for support.
  • Professional Nvidia Quadro cards are not currently recommended due to driver issues.
  • Powerful gaming cards are not required and probably would not provide as much benefit as investment in more memory or better CPU

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)

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 2018 Embedded

Takeoff R10 / Survey OEM 2018

Please note the CPU compatibility below: older AMD CPUs like Athlon XP+ do not support SSE2 technology and can not run Embedded AutoCAD 2018 products.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only); Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit); Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • 4 GB RAM (minimum), 8 GB (recommended)
  • 2 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color
  • Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
  • Install from download or DVD

Carlson solutions based on AutoCAD 2013 Embedded

Takeoff R6, R7, R8, R9 / Survey OEM 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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 and 10 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition (8 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.
  • 1 GB RAM (minimum), 8 GB (recommended)
  • 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 (minimum), 8 GB (recommended)
  • 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

Free Support

Carlson Software Works For You

A customer’s relationship with Carlson Software goes beyond simply purchasing our software – with Regional Managers throughout the country, free technical support for life, and training options for any budget – we’ve got you covered!

Direct Technical Support
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (EST)
  • E-mail: moc.wsnoslrac@troppus
  • Problems/Suggestions: Send in a report
  • Telephone: 606-564-5028
  • Fax: 606-564-6422