Carlson Civil

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4.2 out of 5 stars

Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

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Carlson Civil review by <span>Trey G.</span>
Trey G.
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"Carlson Civil Suite vs. Civil 3D"

What do you like best?

Drafting tools, ease of use, surfaces module, surveying module not too much I don't like about it. Didn't realize how much I liked Carlson Civil Suite until I started using Civil 3D. TWIST SCREEN is SO much easier than DVIEW Twist or using an User Coordinate System (WHY????).

What do you dislike?

I don't like my company doesn't use Carlson over C3D. Customizing Spot elevations to use multileaders so they are parallel with the twisted screen. Actually probably and Autodesk problem more than Carlson.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For me it's a no-brainer to use Carlson over Civil 3D for just the ease of use but every module is just a better product that that of C3D.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Civil site development and surveying. Ease of use and ability of customization is much better than C3D. The drafting tools alone are an enormous benefit compared to other software packages. I will probably buy my one version to use at work so i don't have to design with C3D.

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Carlson Civil review by <span>Austin H.</span>
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"Carlson Civil And Takeoff for for a civil construction company"

What do you like best?

The ability to work with many different file types from the engineers to the field.

What do you dislike?

That more of the surface viewing, modeling, and calculations are not more dynamically linked and smoother to transition between. It can also be difficult for users that don't have CAD experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From my Civil construction experience it is great software for doing Takeoffs and light site modeling, but can be difficult for new users without AutoCAD experience to pick-up

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We work with multiple software programs with their benefits and drawbacks, We do mostly takeoffs for estimating purposes, and light model building for the field. Carlson is a fundamental piece to our daily activities from pdf linework imports, and CAD clean-up to pad building and site excavation modeling.

What Civil Engineering Design solution do you use?

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Carlson Civil review by <span>Bill P.</span>
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"Carlson Civil was exactly what I needed for a start up firm."

What do you like best?

Carlson civil was cost effective and intuitive to learn. My previous experience was with a competitor and when I branched out and started my own firm, I found Carlson for a fraction of the price. What I liked most was that the support was excellent and the modules that I needed came with the Civil Package without having to pay for a lot of add ons.

What do you dislike?

I really haven't found anything that has given me problems. The support is excellent but I suppose because not everyone uses Carlson my only complaint would be that I wish more training materials were available to compare with high price competitors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using Carlson, as a small business owner I could provide the same services as my competitors at a fraction of the overhead costs. I was also able to be more competitive on hourly rates because I had much less overhead to account for.

Carlson Civil review by User in Oil & Energy
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"Pleasant alternative to Civil 3d"

What do you like best?

The ease of use of the Carlson Software is the best part of it. I have found that I can simplify work flows based on this. We use this in Pipelines and there are a ton of simple commands that make pipeline data management easy. Everything from centerlines and stationing.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the way Carlson has the product set up to check for a license each time you run a command. This needs to be addressed and should just be and Start Up. This would benefit users that move from the office to the field.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are coming from a Civil 3D background there will be a learning curve. Just stick with it in the end you will be overall satisfied. there is also a ton of users out that have multiple help workflows for coming from one software to the next.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Over all cost of the software is better then the competitor. We can use this on multiple computer due to the cost of the project.

Carlson Civil review by <span>Wes M.</span>
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"I use Carlson every day and love it."

What do you like best?

I like the Carlson package with the intelacad drawing engine because I used that previously. The integration with survey works very well.

What do you dislike?

I’ve had trouble upgrading from 2012 version. I tried 2013 briefly, then 2014 too. Still stuck on 2012.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It will do pretty much anything you need as far as I’m concerned. Looking into some features I could use now and I’m sure they would work on it if I asked. You can tell by the many, many features that if you want it and they can do it, they will and have done so.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it for everything in a couple mines from blast pattern design and asbuilts to the complete mine status map calculating all the volumes daily, weekly and monthly. Many various other construction type projects for producing sketches and creating layout points for survey. I have also used the roads program designing and editing roads. Now I am using it for 3d ditch design for installing pipelines.

Carlson Civil review by <span>Xutong N.</span>
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"Carlson Civil for Surveying Drawing"

What do you like best?

This review is about Carlson Civil Suite for surveying drawing. The software is very handy and easy to learn. Some of integrated functions can not only shorten the learning time but also help to speed up drawing time. The way that these commands run follows collection process of field surveying. I like the field-to-finish function. The tutorials in the help documentation really helps as well. Users can follow the step-by-step instructions to learn different aspects of Carlson Software.

What do you dislike?

The interface to access feature codes was a little bit of intimidating initially. There are so many settings you can choose and change.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Surveying mapping. Easy to follow and intuitive user interface.

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