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.