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Carlson Point Cloud

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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 2023

2023 General Carlson Software Improvements

AutoCAD 2023 – Added support for this new version
IntelliCAD 11.0 (pre-release) – Added support for this new version
Improved interaction between Rollover Tooltips and Drawing Inspector display
Export KMZ file has improved shading/transparency
Improved consistency of dialog boxes
Added Search function for selecting Zones for State Plane Projections and consistency of Projection selection
Drawing Inspector dialog box now allows multiple changes at a time

2023 Improvements - Point Cloud

Improved functionality and interaction between mouse cursor and cloud when drawing and editing polylines
Selecting polyline from project panel now highlights in scene as well
Polyline selection now limits to those that exist in the current scene
Added prompt to view imported polylines into existing scene when imported into a project
Added the ability to control elevation units of DEM/GeoTIFF if none are contained in the file
Improved speed of inserting and deleting objects in cloud
Added informative prompt if user attempts to create a new scene when one already exists containing those same objects
Improved color edge identification which includes preset defaults for grass and pavement
Added improved editing tools to trim and adjust color edges
Added informative message when importing solids with errors
Improved Autosave function including matching CAD save time and ability to disable
Added Undo function to Draw All Parking Lines
Improved Paint Line and Parking Stripe detection
Added recognition of existing Paint Stripes and Parking Lines to avoid duplication
Improved feature extraction for poles, hydrants and trees including ability to draw perimeter base
Color Polyline now works in all color modes
Added unit based defaults dimensions and additional control over curb extraction
Added Red warning labels for missing items in the Project Tree
Improved consistency of the ESC key while in commands
When performing Bare Earth to Regions, the Regions tab is automatically displayed
Profile extraction now uses a modeless dialog box for more controlled viewing
Improved cloud visibility with Intensity Color by automatically setting Minimum and Maximum range limits
Added adjustment options for Parking Lines and the ability to count and export Stall Numbers
Added ability to extract Parking Lines, Paint Stripes and Color Edges in other than direct color mode
Added more options for color selection including sphere, window and perimeter
Added Shift->right Click Menu Point Filters when creating and editing polylines
Added new Building Extraction feature
Improved Bare Earth with more automation and simplified user input
Added prompts to view cloud when modified with commands such as Clean or Bare Earth
Added option to set CAD view to approximate cloud view
Added Station and Width control for Polyline Cross Section view in Camera Tab
Improved user interaction for Extract Plane command
Added angle parameter to rotate the survey by grid points
Added point preview for survey by grid.

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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