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Carlson Survey

These are movies demonstrating various features found in the Carlson Survey for AutoCAD and Carlson Survey Standalone programs.

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Tree Survey Plotting Using Field-to-Finish

Using Carlson Survey 2013 (or later versions), learn how to code trees when surveying in the field and plot and label trees using Field-to-Finish. Features include coding for trunk diameter and tree canopy.
Size: 67,206,325 bytesDate: Feb 18, 2013Length: 31.50

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Tree Survey Tables Using Field-to-Finish

Using Carlson Survey 2013 (or later versions), create tree reports using Field-to-Finish. Use Report Codes/Points button to generate tables that print, plot to the screen, or export to Word or Excel or a PDF file. Demonstrates use of the Report Formatter to generate customized Tree Reports.
Size: 22,206,315 bytesDate: Feb 18, 2013Length: 10:05

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Tree Surveys linked to SurvCE and GIS Attributes

Using Carlson Survey 2013 (or later versions), this training video illustrates use of the GIS tab in the Tree Survey button of Field-to-Finish. This links tree plots and reports to field measurements using SurvCE and the use of GIS attributes for tree surveys. Attributes can cover trunk diameter, tree canopy radius and tree ID.
Size: 14,856,087 bytesDate: Feb 18, 2013Length: 9:19

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Quick Legends using Field-to-Finish Coding

Using Carlson Survey 2013 (or later versions), the Legend command will select symbols from the drawing and update the descriptions by reference to the feature codes in the Field-to-Finish “FLD” file. With just a few clicks, legends can be created based on screen selection of symbols uniquely associated with feature codes.
Size: 20,645,868 bytesDate: Feb 18, 2013Length: 7:17

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Exporting Points by Selection Set using List Points

Using Carlson Survey 2013 (or later versions), the List Points command, working through the Report Formatter, offers the ability to select points to export by a radius from a picked position or by an inclusion polyline. Use of the Report Formatter allows for a variety of export options including an ASCII file, Excel, a PDF or a table for plotting in CAD.
Size: 16,286,495 bytesDate: Feb 18, 2013Length: 7:40

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Cutsheet Tutotial

The Cutsheet command improvements in Carlson Survey 2013 offer full flexibility on cutsheet output, showing cut and fill between point data and any type of surface or second point data file. Formatting includes title line, image insertion, header and footer lines, and full column control with prefix/suffix formatting.
Size: 4,289,715 bytesDate: Feb 18, 2013Length: 3:30

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Carlson Annotation and Labeling

Are you overwhelmed by all the choices you have for how your labels and annotation are inserted into your drawings? Carlson Software dealer Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl will be presenting this 30-minute webinar to give a broad overview of Carlson annotation, as well as detailed examples in a variety of commands in the Survey, Civil, and Hydrology programs. Watch and learn from Jennifer, a CAD and Carlson expert.
Size: 105,528,845 bytesDate: Match 28, 2012Length: 1 Hour

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Tips & Tricks for Setting Points

In our continuing Wednesday Webinar Guest Series featuring Carlson Software dealer Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl, this 30-minute webinar will cover many of the creative ways Carlson Survey and Carlson Civil allows users to set points for stakeout or design.
Size: 89,464,545 bytesDate: Februry 29, 2012Length: 1 Hour

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From Field-to-Finish to Design-to-Field

This webinar is presented by Ladd Nelson and was originally broadcast on April 21, 2011. 
Utilizing Carlson SurvCE, Survey and Civil, Regional Sales Director Ladd Nelson will discuss/show the collection of survey data with an “Iowa Counties” field code list that has been based upon the Iowa DOT Get the power of Carlson Field-to-Finishcodes and conformed to National CAD Standards.
Ladd will use Carlson Survey to process data from SurvCE and routines in Civil to create a simple road network with the resulting .dwg and stake-out file uploaded back into SurvCE for field staking. The true and seamless field-to-finish for which Carlson Software is known.
Share the same coordinate data, raw data, field codes, centerline data; no conversions, nothing lost in translations between field and office — this is a webinar not to be missed.
Size: 89,075,363 bytesDate: April 21, 2011Length: 1 Hour

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Learn About the New Opportunities for Surveyors in GIS with SurvCE 2.5

Once again, Carlson is working for you — new with Carlson’s world renown data collection software, SurvCE, will be interoperability with Esri.

Gary Rosen of Carlson Software will be joined by Brent Jones of Esri to go over the many new features of the SurvCE upgrade to 2.51, with Brent detailing some of the many ways this will increase work opportunities for surveyors.

Gary will illustrate some of the many improvements of SurvCE 2.51, which will include the ability to read the GIS feature/attribute structure from a client’s Esri GIS, collect additional survey-grade data to that schema, and write it back as ArcGIS compatible data in a single seamless workflow.
Size: 79,499,061 bytesDate: Spe 23, 2010Length: 1 Hour

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Tips and Tricks for Preparing Drawing for Surface Model Building in Carlson Software

Need to create a good, accurate surface model from someone else’s drawing? In this hour-long webinar, Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl will show you the initial steps she takes after receiving a drawing from others that make it easier to create a surface model.

Some areas Jennifer will discuss include drawing cleanup, tips for elevating building pads and curb lines.

Both new Carlson users and those working with it for years are giving That CAD Girl’s webinars a thumbs up. If you you’re looking to expand your Carlson tool box, this webinar is for you.
Size: 126,276,705 bytesDate: August 26, 2010Length: 1 Hour

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Intro to Model Space & Paper Space for AutoCAD or IntelliCAD in Carlson

This is a repeat of a webinar conducted by Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl back in early June. It was extremely well received, but due to some technical problems, it was not recorded.

So, by popular demand, this webinar “Intro to Model Space & Paper Space for AutoCAD or IntelliCAD in Carlson” is back. It will serve as an introduction to the model space and paper space features in both IntelliCAD- and AutoCAD-based programs.


This class will cover topics such as: layer management, viewport scale and drawing orientation and rotation.
Size: 70,455,239 bytesDate: August 20, 2010Length: 1 Hour

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Working with DEM files

In this webinar for Carlson Software, Carlson dealer Paul Carlson of Carlson Desktop Solutions will be conducting this hour-long webinar to give background and educate people on the use of DEM files.

First, he will cover exactly what a DEM file is and where and how to get one. Then he will show how to use a DEM file inside of Carlson Software. Once the DEM file is in Carlson, he will then show you how to use the data to mike surfaces, contours and extract profiles..

This webinar will be exploring new territory for many and helping to show Carlson users new ways to utilize the power of the software.
Size: 66,983,347 bytesDate: August 19, 2010Length: 1 Hour

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Drawing Scales & Annotation in Carlson Software

This hour-long webinar will cover the use of horizontal scale settings, text sizing, linetype and dimension scaling & sizing in Carlson Software with IntelliCAD.

Whether working in plain IntelliCAD, AutoCAD or with Carlson, dealing with drawing scales and annotation sizing seems to always be a major frustration for drafters and designers.

Presented by Carlson dealer and Carlson College member Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl, this session will explain how Carlson’s use of a few key settings makes this task much easier.
Size: 62,995,091 bytesDate: August 5, 2010Length: 1 Hour

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Working with Points in Carlson Software.

This webinar, presented by Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl, will cover most aspects of Point creation and management with Carlson Software.
Features that this class will cover include default settings, translating & rotating, non-surface points and point groups.
Size: 71,163,103 bytesDate: July 22, 2010Length: 1 Hour

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Layers & Block Management with Carlson Software

This movie is presented by Carlson dealer and Carlson College member Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl and was originally broadcast on July 8, 2010.  This class will also cover the creation of blocks (and managing layers within blocks) and a symbol library for use in Carlson.
Anyone who has struggled with managing layers for drawing template files or tried to figure out what layer a block is on will benefit from this class.
Size: 76,248,408 bytesDate: July 8, 2010Length: 1 hour

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Introduction to Carlson Field-to-Finish

This webinar, presented by Jennifer DiBona.

This webinar will serve as an introduction to Carlson’s Field-to-Finish with Carlson SurvCE in the field and Carlson Survey in the office.

Presented by Carlson dealer and Carlson College member Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl, this class will cover creation of a new .fld file from scratch, establishing defaults for each code and also how to code in the field to make the most out of this powerful feature.

Carlson’s field-to-finish allows you to work seamlessly as you share the same coordinate data, raw data, field codes & centerline data. It ensures that the resultant 2D and 3D drawings are precise and sccurate.
Size: 63,955,584 bytesDate: June 17,2010Length: 1 Hour

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BIM, GIS and Carlson Software

This webinar is presented by Felicia Provencal, and was originally broadcast
on July 9, 2009;
This webinar is for those who have been asked or anticipate being asked to “BIM” a civil project — to essentially design and deliver a dynamic, 3d model of the entire project. Provencal will show that creating a dynamic 3d model for a Civil project (or “BIM”ing a civil project) is not limited to using a particular software program. And, she will illustrate how the term GIS — geographical information systems — still applies to attaching data and other information to objects, which allows management of the facilities after being built.

Learn how you can be assured that your designs will be ready for management once construction is complete with Carlson, a civil engineering design software that allows you to design to specific criteria, is able to show a great visual representation of all the components of your project in 3D view and is able to dynamically reflect changes. Attend this webinar and soon you’ll be able to “BIM” along with the rest of the world.
Size: 33,477,416 bytesDate: July 9, 2009Length: 1 Hour

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Construction Staking Using Carlson Survey

This webinar is presented by Boyd Jensen, and was originally broadcast
on Dec 18, 2008. 
We welcome you to join us for this webinar highlighting Carlson Survey’s powerful 2D/3D features for processing all construction site survey projects.


This session, presented by Boyd Jensen and Aaron Newman, regional sales directors at Carlson Software, will cover building offset extensions, building envelops, centerline stationing and offsets, locating points on objects, and more.

Carlson Survey comes in three varieties to meet customer’s needs. These include embedded with AutoCAD® or IntelliCAD® or as an add-on module to existing AutoCAD, versions 2000 and newer. All have the 3D tools you need for calculating stakeout on your site.
Size: 43,730,951 bytesDate: Dec 18, 2008Length: 1 Hour 15 minutes

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Discover Carlson Field-to-Finish

This webinar was originally broadcast
on Oct. 30, 2008. 
Surveying and mapping professionals will not want to miss this webinar demonstrating the amazing power of Carlson Field-to-Finish, the software that transforms field survey data into flawless maps and CAD drawings, with line work, symbols and points, all layered and drawn. Accuracy and speed using and downloading electronic field data collection are hallmarks of this valuable tool. Jason Dumas of the Carlson Technical Support Team will be leading this webinar and discussing how to edit codes as he leads the viewers through the process of using Carlson Field-to-Finish on a new job. Jason will also discuss the newest updates in Carlson Survey 2009 and show how they can work for you.
Size: 32,320,174 bytesDate: Oct 30, 2008

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Carlson SurvNet with GPS Webinar

This is the second webinar presented by Dean Goodman and Donnie Stallings, and was originally broadcast
on August 23, 2007.  This encore SurvNet webinar focuses in on the use of GPS data. For more information on Carlson Survey, click here.
Size: 48,763,276 bytesDate: August 23, 2007Length: 1 Hour

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Field to Finish Webinar

This webinar is presented by Jim Carlson, and was originally broadcast
on August 9, 2007.  The focus here is on the use of Field to
Finish for the automatic generation of linework, symbols and
layering.  Jim covers Field to Finish in the office with Carlson
Survey and also in the field with Carlson SurvCE. 
For more information on Carlson Survey, click here
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information on Carlson SurvCE, click here.
Size: 65,642,100 bytesDate: August 9, 2007Length: 1 Hour

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Carlson SurvNet Webinar

This webinar is presented by Dean Goodman, and was originally broadcast
on July 19, 2007.  Joined by Donnie Stallings, this is the SurvNet
core team, and they cover in depth the overall process of utilizing the
program, as well as many of the fine points that make it really
perform.  SurvNet is state of the art network least squares
adjustment from Carlson, and this webinar gets you using it effectively
right from the start. For more information on Carlson Survey, click here.
Size: 42,614,530 bytesDate: July 19, 2007Length: 1 Hour

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Carlson SurvCE Webinar

This webinar is presented by Bruce Carlson, and was originally
broadcast on June 29, 2007.  In this webinar, Bruce demonstrates
many of the awesome features of the all new SurvCE 2.0 software, as
well as many of the long standing powerful SurvCE strong points. 
If you are a user of earlier versions of SurvCE, or considering Carlson
data collection for the first time, this webinar is an absolute must
see! For more information on Carlson SurvCE, click here.
Size: 80,604,922 bytesDate: June 29, 2007Length: 1 Hour

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LotNet Webinar

This webinar is presented by Scott Griffin, and was originally
broadcast on June 12, 2007.  In this webinar, Scott explores the
all new LotNet functionality found in Carlson Civil and Carlson
Survey.  Scott demonstrates how to set up your parameters for
lots, lay out the initial boundary and centerlines, and then let the
software create a network of lots.  Once defined, the lots can be
easily edited, labeled and used to generate reports.  This webinar
is an excellent introduction to LotNet, and a great way to start using
this powerful feature.
For more information on Carlson Civil, click here.
For more information on Carlson Survey, click here

Size: 51,688,105 bytesDate: June 12, 2007Length: 1 Hour