About the Webinar Series

  • 12 months of webinar access is included with each purchase of new software
  • If you don’t need more software, you can also purchase 12 months or, for a limited time, 3 months access, from our online store.
  • Webinars are treated as live, interactive training – like a virtual classroom
  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation – both verbally and by typing them into a chat window
  • Read here to find out how you might receive PDH or CEU credit for the webinars
  • Recordings of webinars are typically (but not guaranteed to be) made available for approximately 1 week to everyone who attended the live presentation
  • The first webinar each month will always be an Introduction to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points and will be presented with the most current version of the product
  • Other webinars are scheduled and added regularly based on common training requests
  • You must pre-register for all webinars you wish to attend then, after confirming eligibility, you will receive final registration and login information a couple of days before each webinar.

Upcoming That CAD Girl Webinars

Date & TimeTopic
June 2021
Weds June 2nd - 12:00Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
Thurs June 10th - 12:00Using Carlson Hydrology for Detention Pond Design with Mark Long
Weds June 23rd - 3:30Drawing Cleanup for Model Building and Construction Staking with Walt Liles of Terrain Technology
Thurs June 24th - 4:00Making the Most of Carlson's LotNet with Doug Aaberg
July 2021
Thurs July 1th - 2:00Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
Thurs July 8th - 12:00Using Carlson Hydrology for Sanitary and Utility Design with Mark Long
Thurs July 15th - 3:00Overview of CAD (IntelliCAD and AutoCAD) for Carlson Software Users
August 2021
Mon Aug 2nd - 12:00Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
Thurs August 12th - 12:00Annotation for Profiles & Cross-Sections with Mark Long
Tues August 17th - 2:00Basics of Surface Modeling in Carlson Software
Weds August 25th - 2:30Drawing Cleanup for Model Building and Construction Staking with Walt Liles of Terrain Technology
September 2021
Weds September 1st - 4:00 Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
Thurs September 9th - 12:00 Cross-Sections for Roads, Streams and Everything In-Between with Mark Long
Weds September 15th - 2:00 Overview of CAD (IntelliCAD and AutoCAD) for Carlson Software Users Part 1
Thurs September 16th - 2:00 Overview of CAD (IntelliCAD and AutoCAD) for Carlson Software Users Part 2
October 2021
Weds October 6th - 2:00 Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
Tues October 12th - 1:00 More Surfaces: Volumes, Editing & Display Tips & Tricks
Thurs October 14th - 12:00 Practical LotNet in Carlson Software with Mark Long
Mon October 18th
Tues October 19th - 2:00
Annotation in Carlson Software - the Basics
Weds October 20th
Thurs October 21st - 2:30
Creating & Using Points for Construction Staking with Walt Liles of Terrain Technology

November 2021
Thurs November 4th - 12:00Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
Mon November 8th - 1:00Centerlines, Profiles & Overview of RoadNet
Thurs November 11th - 12:00TBA with Mark Long
Tues November 16th - 2:00 Making Models from a Mess - Carlson Tools to Elevate 2 D Drawings to 3 D for staking or surface models

Webinar Descriptions

Advanced Field to Finish – Perfecting Coding & Creating Linework
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The content presented in this webinar is a follow-up to the ‘Very Basics of Field to Finish’ webinar. This webinar will focus on perfecting coding for maximum efficiency and also how to create linework for drawing production.
Basics of Annotation in Carlson Software
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The content presented in this  webinar will cover the setup and management of text styles in CAD and Carlson Software.
Centerlines, Profiles & Overview of RoadNet
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The content presented in this webinar will cover how to manually define and draft centerlines and profiles – commands available in several Carlson programs such as Survey, Civil, Construction and Takeoff.

We will then use Carlson’s RoadNet command to automate the design of a network of roads, including intersections and cul-de-sacs.

Deeds of Lots and Lots of Lots
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The content presented in this webinar will cover a variety of ways to define and label lots in Carlson Software. If time permits, other lot defining and checking commands such as deed correlation and legal description writer will be shown.
Features of Carlson Civil
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The content presented in this webinar will serve as a follow up to the Intro to Carlson Software webinar and will cover features that are more specific to Carlson Civil. A basic understanding of Carlson annotation, points, surfaces, centerlines and profiles is recommended but not required in order to get the most out of this presentation.

Topics will vary but may include:

  • 3d data – elevate menu
  • Grading with Points
  • LotNet
  • SiteNet
  • RoadNet
  • Sections

Features of Carlson Hydrology – Drafting Pipes & Structures
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The content presented in this webinar will cover the basics of using Carlson Hydrology to create a sewer network and draw the structures and pipes in plan and profile view. A basic understanding of Carlson surfaces, centerlines and profiles is recommended but not required in order to get the most out of this presentation.
Features of Carlson Survey
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The content presented in this webinar will serve as a follow up to the Intro to Carlson Software webinar and will cover features that are more specific to Carlson Survey. A basic understanding of Carlson annotation, points, surfaces and centerlines is recommended but not required in order to get the most out of this presentation.

Topics will vary but may include:

  • Field to Finish
  • Deed Entry
  • Legal Desc Writer
  • Raw File Editor
  • LotNet
  • Cogo Commands
  • Import Shapefile
  • Import MrSID

Features of Carlson Survey & Civil - Setting Points and Stakeout
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The content presented in this webinar will serve as a follow up to the Intro to Carlson Software webinar and will cover features that are more specific to Carlson Survey and Civil. A basic understanding of Carlson annotation, points, surfaces and centerlines is recommended but not required in order to get the most out of this presentation.

Some of the topics that may be covered are:

  • Points by slope
  • Create points on entities
  • Creating points on a surface
  • Set spot elevations
  • Building offset extensions
  • Set points on offset
  • Offset points by interval

Features of Carlson Survey & Civil – Annotation in Carlson Software
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The content presented in this webinar will cover the basics of how annotation and labeling is managed in Carlson Software. During this webinar we will show how to set and save the settings for annotating points, parcels, centerlines, profiles and sections.
Features of Carlson Survey, Civil, Construction and Takeoff - Surfaces, Grading & Volumes
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The content presented in this webinar will serve as a follow up to the Intro to Carlson Software webinar and will cover the creation of surface models with points and breaklines and calculating cut & fill volumes between two surfaces. A basic understanding of Carlson points and surfaces is recommended but not required in order to get the most out of this presentation.
Features of Carlson Takeoff
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The content presented in this webinar will demonstrate the modules in Carlson Takeoff and Carlson Takeoff Suite including Construction, CADnet, Trench and GeoTech.

Some of the topics that may be included are:

  • Digitizing or otherwise converting printed plans to CAD entities
  • Quantity and material takeoffs
  • Surface Model creation
  • Trench templates and quantities
  • Subsurface model creation using soil boring data
  • Various reports and file output

Introduction to Carlson Software: Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
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The content presented in this webinar will cover the basics needed to get started in any Carlson desktop program. The only features to be covered in this webinar are those available in the first 7 menus (from File to Points) that are the same in all programs.

  • Carlson Configure
  • Establishing and Saving default Carlson settings
  • Drawing Templates
  • Drawing Setup
  • Toolbars
  • Various commands under the general set of menus
  • New drawings and CRD files
  • Overview of points

Introduction to Carlson Software - Annotation, Surfaces, Centerlines & Profiles
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The content presented in this webinar will cover the basics of annotation including the best method of using text styles and text size scaler settings. We will also provide an overview of creating surfaces, centerlines and profiles – commands available in several Carlson programs such as Survey, Civil, Construction and Takeoff.

Topics will vary but may include:

  • Text Styles
  • Lot and parcel annotation
  • Creating surfaces from points and breaklines
  • Defining and stationing centerline alignments
  • Extracting profiles from surfaces
  • Import/Export LandXML
  • Features of Carlson Survey

Intro to Carlson Surfaces, Centerlines and Profiles
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The content presented in this webinar will provide an overview of creating surfaces, centerlines and profiles – commands available in several Carlson programs such as Survey, Civil, Construction and Takeoff.

Topics will vary but may include:

  • Creating surfaces from points and breaklines
  • Defining and stationing centerline alignments
  • Extracting profiles from surfaces
  • Import/Export LandXML

Making Models from a Mess – Carlson Tools to Elevate 2D Drawings to 3D for staking or surface models
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The content presented in this webinar will cover some of the Carlson commands you can use to clean up and elevate 2d design data in order to generate quantity takeoffs and models for machine control.

Some topics that may be discussed are:

  • creating a working drawing from one or many design files
  • drawing cleanup to minimize file size
  • options for importing Land Desktop or Civil 3d data
  • converting spot elevations to Carlson points
  • elevating curbs, buildings and contours from spot elevations

Overview of Carlson CADNet – Working with Images & Converting to Linework
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This webinar will cover the functionality in CADNet that allows you to import BIM IFC files, PDFs or other images into your drawing files. We will show how to convert the features in those images to drawing linework either using special tools in the software or by digitizing with Carlson CADNet.

Topics will vary but may include:

– Digitizing PDFs and other images

– Converting polylines to linework and text

– Importing MrSID, Google Earth and other images

– Importing BIM IFC files

Overview of Carlson GIS
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The content presented in this webinar will show an overview of features available in Carlson GIS software.

Some of the topics that may be presented are:

  • Importing and exporting of shapefiles
  • Reviewing data with GIS Inspector
  • Displaying and querying GIS data
  • Attaching data to CAD entities
  • Insert Google Earth and other publicly available imagery

Site Project Grading from Start to Finish
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The content presented in this webinar will start with only an existing ground surface and layout of a proposed building and small parking area and show how to use tools in Carlson Software to determine buildable grades, elevate breaklines and generate a proposed surface model.
Surface Modeling with the SiteNet & Takeoff Menus in Civil, Construction & Takeoff
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The content presented in this webinar will cover layer-based surface modeling, volume calculation and material quantity calculation tools in the SiteNet and Takeoff menus in Carlson Civil, Construction & Takeoff.
Surfaces & Breaklines - The Basics
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The content presented in this webinar will touch on the different approaches to building a surface model depending on whether you’re creating it from points, breaklines or a combination of both. We will spend some time demonstrating why breaklines are important components of building an accurate surface.
Taking a Survey Project from Field to Plotted Sheet
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The content presented in this webinar will cover the basics of importing points, deed entry and inserting of sheet elements such as a title block, north arrow, legend and barscale.
The Very Basics of Carlson Field to Finish
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The content presented in this webinar will cover the creation of field codes for points only type codes and some tips and tricks for layering and displaying of descriptions.
Tips & Tricks to Recover Corrupt Drawings
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The content presented in this webinar will cover some of the tools and commands you can use to recover entities saved in DWG files that have become corrupt or cannot be opened.

Meet Our Guest Presenters

Doug Aaberg, Carlson Software
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Doug is a Registered Land Surveyor in Massachusetts and he currently serves in a Survey support role for Carlson Software.
Steve Cummings, Carlson Software
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Steve works for Carlson Software and serves as the Photo Capture Product Manager, Photogrammetry and Terrestrial Scanner Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Wyoming.
Walt Liles, Vice President of Terrain Technology
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Walt Liles, Vice President of Terrain Technology, has spent more than 20 years in surveying, civil engineering and construction and has previously provided training and technical support for Carlson Software and various GPS products and software.
Mark Long, Carlson Software
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Mark Long has been the Hydrology/Civil Engineering Specialist at Carlson Software since 2011. Prior to working with Carlson Software he spent 30+ years working with consulting engineering firms in Wake County NC focusing on residential and commercial development projects.
Dave Lorenzo, Intellicad Technology Consortium (ITC)
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Dave Lorenzo is the President of the Intellicad Technology Consortium (ITC).

Webinar Descriptions

Intro to Carlson Software – Settings, Setup, Configuration & Points
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This Introduction to Carlson Software webinar will cover the basics needed to get started in any Carlson desktop program. The only features that will be covered in this webinar are those available in the first 7 menus (from File to Points) that are the same in all programs.

 

Topics will vary but may include:

  • Carlson Configure
  • Establishing and Saving default Carlson settings
  • Drawing Templates
  • Drawing Setup
  • Toolbars
  • Various commands under the general set of menus
  • New drawings and CRD files
  • Overview of points

All About Jennifer
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This webinar will expand on the topics presented in the Intro to Carlson Software webinars and will cover the creation of surface models with points and breaklines and calculating cut & fill volumes between two surfaces. A basic understanding of Carlson points and surfaces is recommended but not required in order to get the most out of this presentation.

 

Topics will vary but may include:

  • Surface inspector
  • Cut/fill color map
  • Design pad template
  • Volumes
  • Pond design
  • Creating daylight lines
  • Walls
  • Combining surfaces
  • Export to LandXML
  • Export to machine control files

 

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