Carlson Point Cloud

$1,750.00$5,000.00

Carlson Point Cloud is a modular program that provides this powerful ability to go from field scan to finished plat, all with seamless integration to Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil and Carlson Mining. Carlson Point Cloud delivers a whole new level of powerful automation for large data sets.

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Description

Carlson Point Cloud is a modular program that provides this powerful ability to go from field scan to finished plat, all with seamless integration to Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil and Carlson Mining. Carlson Point Cloud delivers a whole new level of powerful automation for large data sets. It gives laser scanner users the ability to process millions of data points with Carlson Software ease-of-use.

Register your scan to local coordinates, filter or decimate the points, overlay raster images in 3D, snap to edges and code the descriptions for automated field-to finish processing of linework and symbols and create contours, profiles, sections, and breaklines. You will be able to read scan data from many instruments, view and process up to 1 billion points, and then perform the Field-to-Finish from the scanned data! This Carlson Software office products allows users to export surface models, points, contours, breaklines, grid and profiles to CAD.

All Carlson Software purchases will be delivered by email with your new serial number and download instructions within two business days.

Features

Data Extraction
  • 3D extraction of poles, trees, and hydrants
  • Extract data from clouds or meshes — TINs, Contours, Profiles, Sections and
  • Breaklines — and draw them in CAD design
Import / Export
  • Import/export of grids
  • Import/export point clouds containing up to 1 billion points
  • Import more cloud formats, including LAS, Leica, Faro (requires installation of conversion software), E57, DEM, GeoTiff, and more
  • Export to ASCII, LAS, or PDF (new in 2016)
Multiple Scan Consolidation
  • Register multiple scans into one cloud
  • Merge clouds (new in 2015)
Anomaly Reduction
  • Reduce anomalies with Clean Cloud and reduce density with Resample Cloud
Data Improvement Tools
  • Continue data improvement with Smooth Mesh and Simplify Mesh (this
    reduces the size of the model by removing least significant data points
Field-to-Finish
  • Use the full power of Carlson Field-to-Finish with Point Cloud data. You can use the same FLD files you use with GPS or conventional total stations with Symbols, Line Work and Labels all drawn in CAD
Viewing Cloud Data
  • Color Adjustment (new in 2015)
  • View multiple clouds at once
  • Color by Elevation or Intensity
  • Adjust point size and cloud detail
  • View as cross sections (new in 2017)
Draw Linework
  • Multiple snap modes to extract edges and slopes
Surface Data Commands
  • Load Surfaces — Import scan data from various sources
  • View Surface — 3D viewer for point cloud data
Scan Utilities
  • Resample and filter scan data
Breaklines
  • Automatic 3D breakline creation based on surface zones
Generate Profiles & Sections
  • Trace an alignment across the site and generate profiles or sections

New for 2022

2022 General Carlson Software Improvements

AutoCAD 2022Added support for this new version.
IntelliCAD 10.1Improved speed and new features like sheet sets with the Publish command.
ToolbarsAdded over 30 new toolbar icons and a new ribbon for GeoTech.
Open Drawings Map Added method for custom properties for drawing records and method to store a drawing database on a shared network location. From the Map view, added function to open Windows File Explorer for the drawing’s project folder.
Settings ServerAdded method to copy data files into project folders.
Project Data Sub-FoldersAdded separate Program Settings folder for settings files.
Data DepotAdded details to the history log and the ability to restore a previous version of a data file. Adding files to Data Depot supports working from project level with controls on which files to add.
Carlson ConfigureAdded setting to control font used for dialogs.
Select CAD Default SettingsNew command to choose classic or modern CAD user interface settings.
Drawing CleanupAdded functions to remove duplicate text and to remove unused registered apps.
Import Polyline FileAdded method for locating by station/offset values from the file.
Drawing Inspector For polylines, added reporting of current position distance. For centerline polylines, added reporting of spiral data.
Draw MText In many commands that create MText, added an option to set the Text Frame to draw a box around the text.
Translate LayersAdded method to import layer names from the drawing.
Line Up Text Added method to pick two points to define angle, option to respace and option to use text for alignment reference.
Arrowhead with LineNew command to draw a two point leader with an arrowhead.
Boundary PolylineAdded option to create 3D polyline.
Shrink-Wrap Entities Added options to ignore zero elevation entities for input, to elevate zero elevation vertices, and to erase the input entities.
Add Intersection PointsAdded option to average elevations at intersection within a tolerance.
Draw Label For Companion LineworkNew command for Draw To Standard to create a label using properties by layer.
Draw Standard Item by Quick KeyNew command to create entities for Draw To Standard by typing a quick key instead of dialog list selection.
Reports For PDF reports, added option to make PDF report files read-only. For Report Formatter, new option to put text lines at the bottom of the report and added function to sort the list of available fields.
3D ViewerAdded zoom extents function.
Angle InfoAdded ability to handle 3D angles.
Layer IDAdded option to label the layer name.
Command SearchAdded reporting of toolbars for the commands.

2022 Improvements - Point Cloud

ImportAdded function to import cloud data from CAD points.
ExportAdded support for E57 format and RCS format.
Bare EarthAdded option to put the ground points into a region instead of creating a new cloud. Added method to create a cloud of the non-ground points.
Create PolylineAdded method to create polylines with tangential arcs.
Edit PolylineAdded function to zoom scene to current polyline in editor dialog.
Extract SlicesNew function to view cross sections of cloud data and create points and polylines.
Curb BreaklinesNew method to create 3D polylines for top and bottom of curb by using edge clusters.
Create Breaklines By SlopeNew function to create 3D polylines at the boundaries of slope zones.
Color LinesAdded new method for creating polylines that follow color lines in the cloud such as roadway paint stripes and new method to follow color boundaries such as edge between pavement and grass.
Slope LinesNew function to create breakline polylines by following a slope grade break.
Feature ExtractionAdded batch process method to extract multiple features at a time.
Power LinesNew function to extract overhead wires as polylines.

Comparison

Click below for a feature comparison between Point Cloud Basic and Advanced  (Download PDF Here)

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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

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