Carlson Takeoff Suite


Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep (for layout or machine control) solution that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files. It is available in two configurations–Takeoff OEM (comes with AutoCAD® engine built-in) and the Takeoff Suite, comprised of Carlson Construction, CADnet, Trench, and GeoTech (see following).
Carlson Takeoff is the only estimating software that works in the .dwg environment natively, which gives its users a distinct “CAD Advantage” when estimating from an engineer’s electronic files. The Takeoff OEM has all of the same ingredients as the Takeoff Suite, which works on AutoCAD sold separately, or with IntelliCAD® built-in. The Takeoff Suite’s four modules are all fully integrated with Carlson Civil and Hydrology to meet the variety of customers’ needs.

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Product Description

Carlson Construction

For Data Prep, 3D Modeling & Mapping Needs

Carlson Construction is an integrated cut/ fill takeoff and 3D surface modeling software solution designed for site and road construction. It offers powerful inspection and 3D viewing tools for elevating 2D designs to 3D model files.

Core Abilities:

  • Cut/Fill Estimating
  • Output 3D Machine Control Files (Carlson Grade, Trimble, CAT-Accugrade, Leica, and Topcon)
  • Output Construction Staking files for site, roadway, and building columns and offsets
  • As-Built Mapping

Carlson Construction’s Material Quantities Reports give estimators the volume, area, length and/or count for items such as asphalt, gravel, curb, or any “subgrade” or “select fill” that’s defined. Includes powerful tools for designing and modeling different aspects of road design, from new construction to road widening and repaving. Plus, Carlson Construction can create surfaces from
points and contours and easily move lines from the “wrong” elevation and slope to the correct elevation and slope.


Carlson CADnet

Create CAD from Non-CAD/Bring BIM into CAD & Carlson into BIM

Carlson CADnet allows users to create CAD from non-CAD documents such as PDFs, raster images, and paper plans. CAD text can also be generated from raster images with CADnet’s built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
With Carlson CADnet, users can access a full set of digitizing routines for: Points, Polylines, Areas, Contours, Profiles, Sections, End-Areas.
CADnet gives users the ability to import BIM models (doors, windows, walls, roofs, etc.) and bring them into CAD as CAD entities; plus, CADnet includes a routine to export surfaces into BIM.


Carlson Trench

Software to Optimize Design & Minimize Cut

Carlson Trench is for calculations related to installing pipes, sewers, or utility lines. The software calculates the volume of the trench cut, the volume of backfill (excluding pipe size), and the linear footage of pipe broken down by the pipe material, size, and/or depth.

Core capabilities in Carlson Trench include:

■ Calculates trench excavation and backfill quantities
■ Creates trench network of structures and pipe lines
■ Draws trench network in plan view, profile and 3D
■ Automatically adjusts trench design based on pipe size
■ Produces Trench Reports including Manhole Depth Summary, Pipe Length By Size, Stations Depth Summary, Structure Details, etc.


Carlson GeoTech

Get Accurate Drillhole Data for Optimal Subsurface Analysis

Designed for geotechnicians, civil engineers, and construction professionals, Carlson Geo-Tech provides the ability to import borehole data for analyzing subsurface conditions and
materials. It models all core samples, producing a detailed, easy-to-read report for drill
logs, cross sections, and plan view. This information is fully integrated with Carlson Civil,
for determining site stability and suitability, and also Carlson Construction, for accurate
strata takeoff estimation.

Additional Capabilities:
■ Input and edit drillhole log data with strata elevation, depth and attribute data
■ Label drillholes
■ Draw Geologic Columns, Fence Diagrams and Isopach Maps for strata thickness, elevation or attributes
■ Draw Strata Surfaces
■ Draw Strata Depth Contours and Cut Color Maps
■ Annotate plan view drillhole location maps