What are the system requirements to run Carlson SurvPC?
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Carlson’s field data collection software comes in two formats: Carlson SurvCE for mobile, hand-held collectors running on Windows Mobile and Carlson SurvPC which can be installed on PCs, tablets and laptops running full-Windows 7, 8, 10, etc.

Click here to review the minimum system requirements for SurvPC.


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How do I know if I’m running the latest build of my Carlson Software?
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The first time you launch your Carlson Software after a computer restart, the program will usually check in with Carlson’s website to see if a new build of the software has been posted; however, sometimes this automatic Check for Updates doesn’t occur and you have to force it to check.
 
There is a link to Check for Updates in your Windows Carlson Software program folder as shown below:
 
2017_WindowsStartMenu_CheckForUpdates

 
Rather than use the Check for Updates link, if you need Carlson Software help, you can also follow these FAQs to manually check and see if the build you currently have installed is the same as the one posted on Carlson’s Software Downloads page.


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Does Carlson run on a Mac?
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No, not at this time.
 
I have several customers who run Carlson and CAD software for Mac using Windows emulation apps. The two that I am aware of are Parallels and Boot Camp.


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Where can I download my Carlson Software?
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You can go to Carlson’s Software Download page to download complete installation files or files that will update your current installation to the newest build.

You will first have to select the correct program and version for downloading. You can choose your Carlson program and version from a drop-down list or, if you’re not sure of one or both, you can also enter your serial number to find the right download.

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If you’re choosing your own product, here are some tips:
 

  • For any of the Carlson Software desktop products that run on top of AutoCAD or come with IntelliCAD, select the default product Carlson Survey/Civil/Mining/Takeoff for CAD
  • For Survey with embedded AutoCAD (OEM) select Carlson Survey Embedded
  • For Takeoff with embedded AutoCAD (OEM) select Takeoff

 
After selecting the correct product, pick the Show Files button and then select the correct version.
 
Depending on the program and version you choose, you may be presented with a long list of downloadable files including full versions for 32-bit or 64-bit computers and various files that will update your current installation to the newest build. Just read the download file descriptions carefully and download the one that matches your system.


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Are there any problems running Carlson on Windows 10?
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Only one that seems to show up every once in awhile… But it’s Microsoft’s fault!!

Windows 10 does updates – automatic updates – a lot. And, sometimes these updates can mess with your Carlson license registration. Carlson has free technical support so you can always call 606.564.5028 or email them at support@carlsonsw.com during regular business hours but, if this happens on a weekend, their support staff is probably out enjoying Kentucky bourbon. Or something.

So, when Murphy’s Law strikes, you can refer to this Knowledge Base article on Carlson’s website: Carlson KB 995: Windows 10 effect on previously registered software.


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How do I register my Carlson Software? And what are change keys?
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After installation of any Carlson desktop software program, you will be required to register the serial number that was entered during the install process. After the software and serial number has been successfully registered a report will be displayed on screen. The registration report includes a 5-digit “Change Key” that eliminates most steps in the registration process in the event that you need to re-install with the same serial number.  It is best to print or otherwise save this report for future reference.
 
In the first tab of the dialog box you must specify your Registration Method. If you have a change key from a previous registration, you can simply choose the option Already have a change key. Otherwise, choose the option Register to obtain a change key.
 
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In the next tab you must specify the Reason for Installation from one of these 5 options:
 
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  1. Initial install or maintenance upgrade of Carlson
  2. Re-installation of Carlson
  3. Windows or AutoCAD Upgrade
  4. Home/Field use. See License Agreement.
  5. New Hardware (new hard drive, network card, new computer)

 
It’s a little dated but you can refer to this Knowledge Base article from Carlson’s website explaining these options: Carlson KB 893: Desktop Software Reasons for Registration. This FAQ explains where to find your Carlson Software License Agreement (EULA).


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Download & install your license of Carlson Takeoff with embedded AutoCAD (OEM)
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The instructions below are for installing your standalone (non-network) Carlson Takeoff with embedded AutoCAD (OEM). If you purchased a network license of this program see Download & Install the Carlson Network License Manager FAQ for help.
 

  1. Follow this link: http://www.carlsonsw.com/support/software-downloads/?ss_email=&product=TakeOff
  2. Next to, “Takeoff”, pick “Show Files”.
  3. From the drop-down list, select the correct “Product Version”
  4. Download #1 or #2 will be the full, complete, up-to-date version of the software. Select “Download”.
  5. During installation, enter your serial number when prompted: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

 
If you have previously downloaded and installed Carlson and have been running it under a trial serial number, you do not need to re-download and re-install. You can follow the instructions below to update your registration with your new purchased serial number:
 

  1. Start Carlson Software
  2. Go to Help > About Carlson
  3. Pick the “Change Registration” button
  4. Once the “Add/Remove Serial Number” dialog box is open, pick the “Add” button
  5. Complete the Registration Information with your new serial number: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.


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Download & install your license of Carlson Survey with embedded AutoCAD (OEM)
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The instructions below are for installing your standalone (non-network) Carlson Survey with embedded AutoCAD (OEM). If you purchased a network license of this program see Download & Install the Carlson Network License Manager FAQ for help.
 

  1. Follow this link: http://www.carlsonsw.com/support/software-downloads/?product=CarlsonSurveyEmbedded
  2. Next to, “Carlson Survey Embedded”, pick “Show Files”.
  3. From the drop-down list, select the correct “Product Version”
  4. Download #1 or #2 will be the full, complete, up-to-date version of the software. Select “Download”.
  5. During installation, enter your serial number when prompted: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

 
If you have previously downloaded and installed Carlson and have been running it under a trial serial number, you do not need to re-download and re-install. You can follow the instructions below to update your registration with your new purchased serial number:
 

  1. Start Carlson Software
  2. Go to Help > About Carlson
  3. Pick the “Change Registration” button
  4. Once the “Add/Remove Serial Number” dialog box is open, pick the “Add” button
  5. Complete the Registration Information with your new serial number: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.


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Download & install the Carlson network license manager
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You can find instructions for installing Carlson Software’s network license manager here: Carlson KB 55: Setting Up License Server and Requesting A Network License.


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What versions of AutoCAD & IntelliCAD & Windows does Carlson run on top of? And what about AutoCAD LT? (a running thread)
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Carlson Desktop Software with IntelliCAD or for Your AutoCAD

Carlson can be installed on top of any full-AutoCAD-based program such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map, Land Desktop or Civil 3d. Carlson cannot be installed on top of any version AutoCAD LT.

Carlson VersionAutoCAD & IntelliCAD PlatformsWindows Platforms
2017AutoCAD 2010-2017, IntelliCAD 8.232 or 64 bit Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
2016AutoCAD 2007-2016, IntelliCAD 8.132 or 64 bit Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
2015AutoCAD 2007-2015, IntelliCAD 8.0XP, 32 or 64 bit Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1
2014AutoCAD 2004-2014, IntelliCAD 7.2XP, 32 or 64 bit Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1

 

Carlson Desktop Software with Embedded AutoCAD (OEM)

Carlson VersionEmbedded AutoCAD EngineWindows Platforms
Survey 2017/Takeoff R92013Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
Survey 20162013Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
Survey 2015/Takeoff R82013Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
Survey 2014/Takeoff R72013Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10


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How can I install Land Desktop on a Windows 7 computer?
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Here’s a little trick that may allow you to install Land Desktop on Windows 7 machines without using a virtual machine or XP Mode…

I had actually forgotten about this but recently had to re-install Land Desktop myself and I figured it was worth sharing. This method is not guaranteed but it just might work.

Instead of trying to install Land Desktop from the original DVD, try copying the contents of the DVD to a new folder on the hard drive of the Windows 7 machine. Then, run the installation from there by clicking on the Setup.exe file.

I haven’t tried this with anything newer than Windows 7 but it worked flawlessly on my Windows 7 64 bit computer.


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I think I found a bug in my Carlson Software – how can I get it resolved?
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In addition to the annual release of new versions of their software (2015, 2016, 2017, etc), Carlson posts minor updates called “Builds” through the year to fix bugs and other problems found after the initial release.

If you encounter a bug in the program, you’ll first want to check for updates to see if you’re running the latest build of your program. If not, the latest build might resolve the issue.

There is a link to Check for Updates in your Windows Carlson Software program folder as shown below:

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Rather than use the Check for Updates link, you can follow these FAQs to see if the build you currently have installed is the same as the one posted on Carlson’s Software Downloads page.

Once you’ve confirmed you’re running the latest build, you have several ways to submit a request for tech support.

After they have verified it’s a repeatable error/bug, Carlson may handle it a couple of ways. If it’s a stop-work situation for you in the latest version, Carlson will work to correct it and send you updated program files with instruction on how and where to copy them. Anyone else who stumbles upon the same issue will get the same files sent to them.

Your bug fix will be incorporated into the next build of the program when it’s posted to Carlson’s website.


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Download & install your Carlson SurvCE
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You will need your SurvCE serial number in order to download the installation file.
 

  1. Follow this link: http://www.carlsonsw.com/support/software-downloads/?product=SurvCE
  2. Select your “Product Version”
  3. Enter your serial number to get access to the download files: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

 


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What happens if I get a new computer and need to reinstall Carlson?
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No problem. Carlson’s registration process provides for that scenario.
 
When you reinstall on the new computer, follow the same steps to download and, during the installation process, use your same serial number. The key to NOT getting in trouble is how you register it the first time it launches on the new computer. The image below shows the Install Info tab of the registration dialog box.
 
You must specify the Reason for Installation from one of these 5 options:
 
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  1. Initial install or maintenance upgrade of Carlson
  2. Re-installation of Carlson
  3. Windows or AutoCAD Upgrade
  4. Home/Field use. See License Agreement.
  5. New Hardware (new hard drive, network card, new computer)

 
For your reinstall, you’d choose option #5. It’s a little dated but you can refer to this Knowledge Base article from Carlson’s website explaining these options: Carlson KB 893: Desktop Software Reasons for Registration. This FAQ explains where to find your Carlson Software License Agreement (EULA).


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Where do I get Carlson support? How much will it cost me?
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It’s free. It’s always free. Straight from Carlson.

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the latest version or on a version that’s 10 years old – it’s always free.

You can email Carlson tech support or call (606) 564-5028. You might also check Carlson’s Knowledge Base site which provides answers to many common questions.

Because I have them as a backup, I also try to answer as many tech support questions as I can. You can follow this link then click on Request for Tech Support or just feel free to copy me on that email to Carlson.

BIG REQUEST: When calling or emailing for technical support, the first question you’ll likely get from either me or Carlson is “Are you using the current build?”. If you want us to love you even more make sure to say, “Oh, by the way, I’ve already checked and I’m using the current build”.

Read this FAQ to verify you are running the latest build of your software


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Can I install my Carlson desktop software on two computers?
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Yes. Each standalone license of Carlson can be installed on two computers for your personal use. For instance, install at home and at the office or on your office desktop computer and your field laptop. But, if you own one license, both computers cannot be using Carlson at the same time or it is a violation of your Carlson Software License Agreement (EULA).

For your 2nd installation, follow the same steps to download and, during the installation process, use your same serial number. The key to NOT getting in trouble is how you register it the first time it launches on the 2nd computer. The image below shows the Install Info tab of the registration dialog box.

You must specify the Reason for Installation from one of these 5 options:

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  1. Initial install or maintenance update of Carlson
  2. Re-installation of Carlson
  3. Windows or AutoCAD Upgrade
  4. Home/Field use. See License Agreement.
  5. New Hardware (new hard drive, network card, new computer)

For your 2nd installation, you’d choose option #4. It’s a little dated but you can refer to this Knowledge Base article from Carlson’s website explaining these options: Carlson KB 893: Desktop Software Reasons for Registration. This FAQ explains where to find your Carlson Software License Agreement (EULA).


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Is it better to network Carlson than use standalone licenses?
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This is another one of those maybes

The only time I’d recommend networking individual licenses such as Survey, Survey OEM, Civil, etc. is if you have 2 or more people who can literally share a license. For instance, if you have a technician who works in one office or on one computer from 8-12 and another who works in a different office or computer from 1-5 then, yes, network away!

Using this example, only one license will ever be in use at any one time so you would only need to buy one networked license that can be shared on multiple computers.

Networking one or more licenses of individual seats can also be beneficial if you have several people using the software part-time. Maybe you buy 3 licenses for 4 to share because only 3 people will ever be using it at the same time.

All that being said, networking one of Carlson’s Suites (Civil or Takeoff) can potentially save a lot of money. Civil Suite includes 4 programs: Survey, Civil, Hydrology and GIS. Takeoff Suite includes 4 as well: Construction, CADNet, GeoTech and Trench. If you network either of the Suites, each of those programs acts like an individual license. Sweet Suite!

So, if you buy one standalone license of Civil Suite, that license is registered to one user who can access any of the 4 programs at will. But, if you network that Civil Suite, you can have one person working in Survey at the same time someone else is working in Civil, while a 3rd person is working in Hydrology and a 4th is in GIS.

Even though this sounds like a great way to save money, you should also be aware that sharing licenses can also become a headache to your staff and lead to some loss in productivity. It’s like anything else, networking the Suites has its pros and cons.


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I lost my data collector with SurvCE, am I outta luck?
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Not at all.
 
Carlson allows you to purchase hardware and software separately so all you need to do is purchase a new collector and install your SurvCE on it. You will need your SurvCE serial number but, if you have trouble finding it, just email me and I’ll help you track it down.


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What data collectors, GPS and total stations can I run with my Carlson SurvCE or SurvPC?
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Click here for the list of data collectors, GPS and total stations that are supported in the various versions of SurvCE and SurvPC.
 
It’s easy to overlook but the “micro-links” at the bottom of the table let you switch between Carlson data collectors, Carlson GPS and total stations.
 
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What are the system requirements to run Carlson Software in the office? Do I need a monster computer?
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Save your money! You only need a monster computer if you’re running it on top of an Autodesk product that requires a lot of horsepower. If you’re running Carlson on top of AutoCAD or one of their vertical applications like Civil 3d, then yes, you will want to make sure your computer is configured to meet Autodesk’s specifications.

But, Carlson’s core product and IntelliCAD can run on pretty light-duty machines.

The minimum system requirements for running Carlson with embedded AutoCAD (OEM), on top of AutoCAD and with IntelliCAD are posted here.

Note: If you are using an Nvidia video card, you will want to make sure you get the driver and updates directly from Nvidia.com and not just let Windows search for updates.


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Download & install your license of Carlson Software (with your AutoCAD or IntelliCAD)
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The instructions below are for installing your standalone (non-network) Carlson Takeoff OEM (with embedded AutoCAD). If you purchased a network license of this program see Download & Install the Carlson Network License Manager FAQ for help.
 
The instructions below are for installing your standalone (non-network) Carlson Software on top of a separately purchased license of AutoCAD or the IntelliCAD that comes with the program.
 

  1. Follow this link: http://www.carlsonsw.com/support/software-downloads/
  2. Next to, “Carlson Survey/Civil/Mining/Takeoff for CAD”, pick “Show Files”
  3. From the drop-down list, select the correct “Product Version”
  4. Download #1 or #2 will be the full, complete, up-to-date version of the software. Select “Download”.
  5. During installation, enter your serial number when prompted: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
  6. When prompted for the platform, select IntelliCAD or your current version of AutoCAD.

 
If you have previously downloaded and installed Carlson and have been running it under a trial serial number, you do not need to re-download and re-install. You can follow the instructions below to update your registration with your new purchased serial number:
 

  1. Start Carlson Software
  2. Go to Help > About Carlson
  3. Pick the “Change Registration” button
  4. Once the “Add/Remove Serial Number” dialog box is open, pick the “Add” button
  5. Complete the Registration Information with your new serial number: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.


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What you should know about purchasing Carlson Software
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Carlson Platform Options

IntelliCAD/for CAD

Carlson Software’s desktop programs can be installed as a standalone program on top of IntelliCAD or on top of your separately purchased, full-AutoCAD-based program.

Carlson includes the latest version of IntelliCAD with every purchase.

The full-AutoCAD-based program can be AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map, Land Desktop, Civil 3D or other vertical – but does NOT include AutoCAD LT.

 
Embedded AutoCAD (OEM)

Carlson Survey and Takeoff can also be purchased and installed standalone with embedded AutoCAD (also known as the OEM version).

The embedded AutoCAD (OEM) programs include a limited, stripped-down version of AutoCAD that has functionality similar to AutoCAD LT.

The embedded AutoCAD (OEM) programs do not include IntelliCAD and do not require a separate purchase of AutoCAD.

The embedded AutoCAD (OEM) programs are a completely separate install than the programs that run with IntelliCAD or separately purchased license of full-AutoCAD and, although both programs can be installed on the same computer, the programs cannot be “combined”. For instance, if you own a license Survey OEM and also a license of Carlson GIS with IntelliCAD and need to access commands in both programs for work on a single drawing (.dwg) file, you would have to close the drawing out of the Survey OEM and then open it in the GIS program to do the work there.

Refer to our Buying Guide FAQs for pros and cons and more information about the different platforms.

Retail Pricing for Carlson Software

Current as of August 2016

ProgramRetail Price of StandaloneRetail Price of NetworkThat CAD Girl Pricing
Civil Suite
(Survey, Civil, Hydrology & GIS)
$ 3,750$ 4,125* See in store
Survey$ 1,750$ 1,925* See in store
Civil$ 1,750$ 1,925* See in store
Hydrology$ 1,250$ 1,375* See in store
GIS$ 1,095$ 1,205* See in store
Takeoff Suite
(Construction, CADNet, Trench, GeoTech)
$ 7,500$ 8,250* See in store
Construction$ 3,750$ 4,125* See in store
CADNet$ 1,595$ 1,755* See in store
Trench$ 1,595$ 1,755* See in store
GeoTech$ 1,595$ 1,755* See in store
Takeoff with embedded AutoCAD (OEM)$ 9,000$ 9,900* See in store
Survey with embedded AutoCAD (OEM)$ 2,995$ 3,295* See in store
Other Software or HardwareRequest Pricing
or *See in store

* Prices shown in our online store reflects Carlson Software’s Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) policy but additional discounts may be available through That CAD Girl by requesting custom pricing.

Carlson Software Annual Maintenance

Carlson’s Annual Maintenance is an OPTIONAL program that allows you to keep your software up-to-date with the latest version of the software. Every new license includes 90 days of maintenance for free. This ensures that, if a new version is released within 90 days of your purchase, you will automatically receive the newest version of the software.

If it is renewed prior to expiration, maintenance costs 10% of the retail price of the software. See Upgrading Carlson Software below for more information about renewals after maintenance has expired.

Carlson’s Annual Maintenance is NOT available for embedded AutoCAD (OEM) products, for SurvCE or for SurvPC. It is only available for IntelliCAD/for CAD-based products.

Carlson’s policy on Software Maintenance can be viewed by clicking here.

ProgramRetail Price
of Standalone
Annual Maintenance
for Standalone
Retail Price
of Network
Annual Maintenance
for Network
Civil Suite$ 3,750$ 375$ 4,125$ 412.50
Survey$ 1,750$ 175$ 1,925$ 192.50
Civil$ 1,750$ 175$ 1,925$ 192.50
Hydrology$ 1,250$ 125$ 1,375$ 137.50
GIS$ 1,095$ 109.50$ 1,205$ 120.50
Takeoff Suite$ 7,500$ 750$ 8,250$ 825.00
Construction$ 3,750$ 375$ 4,125$ 412.50
CADNet$ 1,595$ 159.50$ 1,755$ 175.45
Trench$ 1,595$ 159.50$ 1,755$ 175.50
GeoTech$ 1,595$ 159.50$ 1,755$ 175.50

Upgrading Carlson Software

Upgrading IntelliCAD/for CAD Products

Upgrading Carlson’s non-OEM desktop products is done through the Maintenance Plan.

If it is renewed prior to expiration, maintenance costs 10% of the retail price of the software. If Maintenance is not renewed prior to expiration, a 1-year Maintenance Plan costs 15% of software list price and increases by 5% per year after the expiration date.

If your license is not currently on maintenance, you can pay the maintenance fee plus an expiration fee which will both upgrade you to the current version of the program AND include any upgrades that are released within the maintenance year.

Maintenance StatusAnnual Maintenance
(Percentage of Retail)
Expiration Fee
(Percentage of Retail)
Total Fee
(Percentage of Retail)
Current10%010%
Expired less than 1 year10%5%15%
Expired more than 1 year10%10%20%
Expired more than 2 years10%15%25%
Expired more than 3 years10%20%30%
Expired more than 4 years10%25%35%
Expired more than 5 years10%30%40%
Expired more than 6 years10%35%45%
Expired more than 7 years10%40%50%

Sample Upgrade & Maintenance Renewal Pricing

ProgramYear(s) Past Maintenance
Expiration
Retail PriceTotal Fee
(Percentage of Retail)
Total Fee to Upgrade and
Renew Maintenance for 1 Year
SurveyLess than 1$ 1,75015%$ 262.50
Networked SurveyLess than 1$ 1,92515%$ 288.75
Civil SuiteMore than 1, less than 2$ 3,75020%$ 750.00
Networked Civil SuiteMore than 2, less than 3$ 4,12525%$ 1031.25

Upgrading Survey and Takeoff with Embedded AutoCAD (OEM) Products

The cost to upgrade Carlson’s OEM products varies depending on the program and how many versions behind you are.

Follow this link then click on Request a Custom Proposal to request upgrade pricing.

Competitive Upgrades

Periodically That CAD Girl offers competitive upgrade pricing for anyone wishing to trade-in Civil 3d, Land Desktop, Eagle Point, Terra Model or other similar product.

Follow this link then click on Request a Custom Proposal to see if additional discounts are available.

System Requirements for Desktop Software

Because it changes from version to version, my “go-to” answer is going to always point to this page where Carlson lists the minimum system requirements for running Carlson with embedded AutoCAD (OEM), on top of AutoCAD and with IntelliCAD.

You may also keep an eye on our System Requirements and Hardware Compatibility FAQs for the latest information.

30 Day Trials

Want to try before you buy? Any Carlson desktop software is available for a 30 day trial – just Click right here!

Then click on Request a 30 day Trial Serial Number

Once you decide to purchase, you won’t even need to uninstall. You can activate your software by simply updating your registration with your purchased serial number.

Technical Support & Training

Carlson Software offers FREE technical support for Carlson Software and IntelliCAD. This is the case whether you are running the latest version of Carlson or one that’s 10 years old or, even, if you’re only trying before you buy.

You can see all the opportunities for training with That CAD Girl here and you can follow these links for to see our FAQs about the training and technical support available from Carlson and That CAD Girl.


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