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What is New in Carlson 2013?
[ What is New in Carlson 2012? ]

Top 2013 Highlights

  1. Ribbons – Added new ribbon interface for supported CAD products that also support a ribbon interface along with many new toolbars.

  2. SQLite – Added support for SQLite for coordinate files, drillholes and GIS.

  3. Report Viewer – New output method from Report Formatter for formatted fields and table layout.

  4. Twist to 3D View – New command to rotate points, symbols and text to face the current 3D viewpoint.

  5. Google Earth – Support for points and import of KML.

  6. Tree Surveys – New Field-to-Finish coding methods plus tree reports and tables.

  7. Cut Sheets – New spreadsheet interface, import from SurvCE and plan view labeling methods.

  8. Dynamic Point Elevations – Added method to link point elevations to reference surface or 3D polylines.

  9. Wall Polyline Profiles – New command to define 3D wall for surface modeling by top and bottom profiles.

  10. Lateral Design – New lateral structure types for sewer network plus lateral reporting and profiles.

  11. Create Image From Drawing – New command to create a georeferenced image from the drawing entities.

  12. Geology Data Management – New database format, new lookup tables, upgraded editor, selection by filter.

  13. Range Diagram Calculator – New command to design cut/place for dragline with graphics and reports.

  14. Fence Diagram – Support for angled drillholes.

  15. IntelliCAD 7.2 – Improved performance and stability. Support for MrSid and JPG 2000 images.


  • AutoCAD 2013 – Added support for this new version.

  • IntelliCAD 7.2 – Improved performance and stability. Support for MrSid and JPG 2000 images.

  • Ribbons – New ribbon user-interface with ribbons for General, Survey, Civil and Takeoff.

  • Toolbars – Added 173 new toolbar icons plus many updated icons.

  • Report Viewer – New output method from Report Formatter for formatted fields and table layout.

  • Symbol Library – Added 22 new symbols.

  • Linetypes – Added 9 new linetypes.

  • Hatch – Added 30 new hatch patterns.

  • Barscale – Added two new barscale styles.

  • Twist to 3D View – New command to rotate points, symbols and text to face the current 3D viewpoint.

  • Draw Box Around Text – Added settings for gap offset and whether to round corners.

  • Draw Item - Added support for using point #'s from the current coordinate file and for creating 3D polylines.

  • Freeze Layer By Pick – New command to pick individual entity on layer to freeze.

  • Erase By Layer – Added functions to save and load layer selections.

  • Export Google Earth – Added ability to export point entities. Added support for layer and color attributes. Added support to create kmz files as well as kml.

  • Import Google Earth – New command to import points and linework from kml file.

Survey Commands

  • CRDB – New coordinate file format built on SQLite database for better performance than MDB.

  • Search Published Control - New command to lookup points from NGS geodetic control database.

  • Edit-Process Raw File – Added method to display only selected point range and hide the rest.

  • Field-To-Finish – Many new coding methods for tree surveys including coding by description sequence, by GIS attribute or by user-defined special characters. Also added method to draw circle for drip radius, method to draw circle for truck radius and method to draw polyline for treeline perimeter. Added function to generate tree table and reports based on tree coding in the point descriptions. For general point reports, added option to use the report formatter and include fields for the dwg description and code full name. For GIS labeling, added settings for decimal places and custom symbol attributes as reals. Also for GIS processing, added support for using GIS attribute for special codes such as horizontal offset. For ROT special code, added method to rotate by description using companion codes.

  • Edit-Multiple Point Attributes – New user-interface with tabbed dialog. Added method to change attribute colors. Added ability to toggle visibility of attributes.

  • Edit-Process Deed File – Added method to use label precision for calculating closure.

  • Twist Screen Surveyor – Added option to use grid mapping angle.

  • Inverse – Added option to report distances as delta north-south-east-west. Added option to report lat/lon. Added option whether to report coordinates.

  • Draw Locate Points – Added method to create points by entering lat/lon.

  • Bearing/Bearing Intersect – Added support for geodetic bearings.

  • Distance Between Entities – Added average distance to the report.

  • Map Check By Screen Entities – Added options whether to auto-select entities and set max offset.

  • Best-Fit Point – New command to average points and report statistics.

  • Cut Sheets – New spreadsheet interface, import from SurvCE and plan view labeling methods.

  • Lot File Manager – Added function to hatch lots.

  • Angle/Distance Annotation – Added settings for bearing quadrant labels. Added control for arrow size for end point leaders. Added separate settings for justification of angle and distance labels. Added option for prefix for distance labels.

  • North Arrows – Added ability to add custom north arrow symbols.

  • Label Coordinates – Added style for labels along X/Y axis.

  • Label Lat/Lon – Added real-time display of lat/lon while picking points to label.

  • Area Labels – Added option to use grid to ground conversion to label geodetic areas.

  • Geodetic Single Proportion – New command to split line by proportion between record part and total distances.

  • Geodetic Double Break – New command to break two intersecting lines based on mean bearing.

  • Geodetic Middle Break – New command splits line to make lines with same geodetic length and mean bearing.

  • Grant Boundary Adjustment – New command to apply Grant boundary adjustment on closed polylines.

Civil Commands

  • Centerlines – Added support for non-tangent spirals.

  • Station Polyline/Centerline – Added settings for deflection angle precision. For polylines on a profile grid, added setting for vertical exaggeration.

  • Label Station Offset – Added option for arrow on leader.

  • Draw Profile – Added method to label linework that crosses reference centerline. In options dialog, added screen pick method for dimensions like plan view window size. Added option for output to DWG to have separate DWG for each layout. In metric mode, added unit setting for pipe size labels as m, cm or mm. For horizontal axis labels, added settings for prefix/suffix on elevation labels. Also for horizontal axis elevations, added option to draw tick and option for separate interval along curves. For sewer labels, added control for vertical shift of labels with leaders, added method to place manhole label as offset from rim, and added controls for different combos of pipe length and slope labels. For sheets, new setting for whether to label sheet #. Added option for separate rows to crossing labels with vertical lines.

  • Profile Report – Added support for reporting elevations and cut/fill for any number of profiles at once.

  • Draw Sections – Added option to hatch cut/fill end areas. In metric mode, added unit setting for pipe size labels as m, cm or mm. For sheet output, added option for all in same layout or separate layout for each sheet.

  • Label Profile On Centerline – Added method to label at station interval.

  • Calculate Section Volumes – Added support for cut/fill gap stations.

  • Lock Sections – Added method in Input-Edit Section File to lock sections to prevent changes by any routines.

  • Input-Edit Section File – Added display of end areas when editing two section files.

  • Mass Haul Analysis – Added average haul distance per range to report. Added support for cut/fill gap stations.

  • Template Transition – Added report function.

  • Template Point Profile – Added report function.

  • Template Point Centerline – Added report function.

  • Road Network – Added cut/fill gap stations per road. In Show Sections review, added method to go to specific station. Added setting for transition distance from template ID at intersections. For report, added option to use report formatter.

  • Draw Spot Elevations – Added option for vertical offset and option to label a second elevation. Added method to use 3D polylines for elevation reference and added option to link labels to the reference polylines.

  • Set Point Elevations By 3D Polylines – Added option to link elevations to reference polylines.

  • Set Point Elevations By Surface Model - Added option to link elevations to surface model.

  • Cut/Fill Grid Map – New command to label cut/fill quantities at a grid interval.

  • Elevate Text – New command to set elevation of text entities by values in the text labels.

  • Edit Wall Polyline Profiles – New command to define 3D wall for surface modeling by top and bottom profiles.

  • Triangulate & Contour – Added option to control number of digits in elevation labels and put comma in labels for values in thousands.

  • Contour Elevation Label – Added options to label ends of contour lines and to align labels facing uphill.

  • Draw Contour Gradient Marks – New command to draw tick marks along contour to show slope direction.

  • Cut/Fill Slopes Lines – Added options to hatch slope areas and to use different slope symbols.

  • Draw Surface Boundary – Option to label polyline perimeter with user-specified text at an interval.

  • Triangulation Surface Volumes – Added ability to report staging volumes.

Hydrology Commands

  • Design Bench Pond – Added option for sloped pond bottom.

  • Design Valley Pond – Updated user-interface with new options dialog.

  • Sewer Network – Added method for headwall with skew rotation.

  • Lateral Design – New lateral structure types for sewer network plus reporting and profiles.

  • Plan View Labels – Added label options for deflection angle, structure description, northing and easting values. Added option to add pipe material to invert-out label. Added setting for separate layer for outside line of dashed thick linetype.

  • Sewer Spreadsheet Editor – Made dialog resizable.

  • Pipe Profile Label – New command to label bottom or top of pipe elevations at picked locations.

  • Library Files – Added default libraries for pipe and rainfall for North Carolina and Kentucky standards.

GIS Commands

  • Create Image From Drawing – New command to create a georeferenced image from the drawing entities.

  • Esri ArcGIS Services - Added support for server 10.x.

  • SQLite – Added support for SQLite databases in addition to MDB and ESRI MSC

Point Cloud Commands

  • Snap Modes – Added new snap modes for top of slopes and bottom of slope.

Geology Commands

  • CDB – New drillhole database format built on SQLite for better performance than MDB.

  • Define Drillhole – New user-interface with spreadsheets. Added method to restrict strata/bed/attribute names to pre-defined lists.

  • Define Lookup Database – New command to define drillhole and custom attribute tables.

  • Edit Drillhole – New user interface with spreadsheet. New functions to lookup strata and bed names from pre-defined lists. Added options to color strata by strata definition or by grade parameters.

  • Drillhole Data Sheet – Added function to run Edit Drillhole for selected drillhole.

  • Drillhole Core Images – New command assign core images to depth ranges of drillhole.

  • Drillhole Text Formatter – Added method to set text rotation per text field. Added option to create mtext.

  • Select Drillholes By Filter – New command to build selection of drillhole by parameter filters.

  • Auto-Run Isopach Maps – Added setting for whether to extrapolate models from grid files.

  • Fence Diagram – Added support for angled drillholes and drawing multiple additional surfaces.

  • Quick Geologic Column – New command to show selected drillholes in section view.

  • Geologic Column – Added options to draw mtext labels and to create a block of the geologic column entities. Added setting to control offset amount between columns.

  • Define Grade Parameters – Added support for up to 50 attributes to define grades.

  • Grid File Utilities - Scripts allow a custom message for file selection and perimeter selection prompts.

Surface/Underground Mining Commands

  • Range Diagram – New command to design cut/place for dragline with dynamic graphics and reports.

  • Design Bench Pit – Added support for using TINs as surface model in addition to grids. Added setting for minimum bench height. Added method to process multiple pits by using Timing file (TIM ) for sequencing.

  • Quantities By Grid Method – Added options to set grid resolution and choose modeling method.

  • Recalculate Extraction - Added additional layer capture ability: entry width and attribute group.

  • Assign Timing Grids – Added auto-run method to make assignments.

  • Surface History – Added support for TINs in addition to grid surfaces.

  • Hatch Pits – New command to hatch pit polylines.

  • Surface Equipment Timing – Added method to assign block sequence by rules. In 3D pit scheduling, added real-time display of selected quantities and qualities. Also, in 3D pick window, added time slider and scheduling information. Weight qualities by volume instead of area. Added ability to define precedence rules as formulas to be applied automatically based on custom naming strategy. Timing window has new function to adjust sorting of unassigned pit/panels so that precedence is satisfied. Added ability to define how attributes are weighted by another attribute. Pit attribute data is moved to the extension dictionary to allow for more attributes to be assigned.

  • Underground Equipment Timing - Additional option for the timing events to affect only secondary units and not the unit encountering the event.

  • Spoil Placement Timing – Added swell factor and added time available to place volumes.

Natural Regrade Improvements

  • Create Vegetation Scene – New command to create vegetation symbols with specified size and density within polylines by layer. [Back to Top]

TakeOff Commands

  • Drawing Cleanup – Added method to rename layers with wildcard characters in names.

  • Cut/Fill Color Map – Added two more coloring schemes.

  • Report Subgrade Areas – New command to report areas by subgrade type.

  • Make Surfaces – Added option to minimize flat triangles.

  • Make Existing Surface – Added drillhole surface elevations into surface model.

  • 3D Drive Simulation – Added display of current coordinates and option for reference CL for station-offset.

  • Trace Polyline – Added options to set polyline elevation, smooth polyline and continue from existing polyline. [Back to Top]

Data Conversions

  • ESRI – Added function to export ESRI grid surfaces from Grid File Utilities.

  • Geoids – Added three Bayern geoids and GCG05-KUESTE geoid for Germany, Romanian geoid, Papua New Guinea geoid, Slovenia geoid, Croatian HRG2009 geoid and TRST geoid.

  • Horizon – Added import for Horizon raw data.

  • Minex – Added import for Minex grids in Grid File Utilities.

  • Vulcan – Added imports for Vulcan grids and Vulcan block models

What Is New in Carlson 2012?

Quite a bit, actually! Here several of the major enhancements:

2013 Improvements for Survey/Civil/Hydrology/GIS/Takeoff/Mining/Natural Regrade/PointCloud

Top 2012 Highlights

Report Formatter – New controls for report header/footer and text properties.

GONS Support – Added support for angles in gons for many routines.

Coordinate Systems – Added support for many new projections including SurvCE CSL support. 3D Symbols – New 3D symbols in library and 3D support in Field-to-Finish, Point Clouds and Viewer Window.

ESRI Map Services – Bring in images from ESRI Map Servers.

Link Profile to Sewer Design – Edits to the profile can update the sewer network model.

Raster Editor – New set of tools to convert raster images to vector drawings.

Design Bench Pit – Support for haul road and method to assign slope group selections.

Haul Cycle Analysis – Calculate cycle time, fleet size and production rates based on truck and road parameters.

Spoil Timing – New set of commands for timing spoil placement. Point Clouds – 3D feature symbols and grid surface creation.

IntelliCAD 7.1 – NOTE: The IntelliCAD 7.1 that comes with Carlson 2013 is still in beta mode and is included for reviewing and testing. We are waiting for several more fixes from the IntelliCAD Consortium before calling it a release. The 7.1 version is included instead of 7.0 because 7.1 already has several important fixes. We expect to release a new build of Carlson 2013 with a release version of IntelliCAD 7.1 in a few months. In the meantime, IntelliCAD 6.6 is also included with Carlson 2013.


AutoCAD 2012 – Added support for this new version.

IntelliCAD 7 – Improved performance and stability.

Toolbars – Added 16 new toolbar icons.

Data Depot – Added XREF support.

Added option to unlock checked in drawing at close time.

Added unique icon for files that are newer on the server than local copy.

Added Purge Local Copies function per drawing.

Added Clean INI file function to remove missing files.

For ProjectWise, added ability to deal with the ProjectWise caching server.

Field Text – Added separate fields for drawing path, drawing name, time, project name and job number.

Added support for running with IntelliCAD.

Translate Layers – New command to rename layers by user-defined lookup table.

Select By Block– New command to build a selection set using a block name filter.

Scale Wizard – Added option for whether to scale in 2D or 3D.

Join Nearest – Added filter to match polyline widths.

Coordinate Systems – Added support for user-defined coordinate systems in Drawing Setup.

Added support for 14 more projection methods, hundreds more pre-defined projection definitions and added 11 more built-in ellipsoid definitions.

Added support for SurvCE CSL and ESRI PRJ projection definitions.

3D Viewer Window – Added support for showing 3D symbols.

Added ability to show realistic sky background and ground textures.

Symbol Library – Added 86 new 3D symbols for trees, people, vehicles and utilities. Settings Explorer– Only shows the settings for currently licensed modules instead of everything.

Report Header – Added option to set project name and job number to use in header for reports.

Report Formatter – New controls for report header/footer and text style properties per field.

GONS Support – Added support for angles in gons in many routines.

Survey Commands

GEOIDS Improved delivery of geoid models with addition of automatic download from web server when a geoid is referenced for the first time.

Added Geoid Manager function to Data Collection to carve out a portion for uploading to SurvCE.

Export Text/ASCII File – Added filter methods of within inclusion perimeter polyline, by coordinate window or center within radius.

SurvNET – Added ability to report both grid and ground coordinates.

Draw Locate Point – For polyline filter, added support for both inclusion and exclusion perimeters.

Field-to-Finish – Added option for two different symbols with different sizes. For size special code SZ, added method to scale symbol x,y separately from z. Also added method to scale symbol z by another shot. Plus added SZ code method as a scaler size instead of absolute size.

Edit-Process Raw File – Added method in Modify Measurements to adjust latitude/longitude/z of GPS records.

Enter Deed Description – Upgraded to use Auto-Annotate for labeling with full set of controls including ability to link labels to the linework.

Added option to choose Tangent for line segment after a curve to save having to enter the line bearing. Added option to enter angles as angle rights or deflections.

For RW5 output, added ability to append to the RW5 and include the deed name as a note.

Process Deed File– For Draw function, added option to label angles and distances in addition to drawing geometry.

Added function to copy a deed. Inverse – Added option to report mean bearing.

Label Station-Offset – Brought back feature to add offset description to existing point descriptions.

Offset Point Entry – Added support for custom field order for import from file, and support for importing a point description.

Station Polyline/Centerline – Added option for separate station intervals along curves.

Cut Sheet – For points method, added option to match points by description field and added description field filters for station and offset data.

Right of Way Crossing Table – New command to create table of ROW distances and lot data for polyline crossing through lots.

Sliding Side Area – Added method to set angle for new edge by two reference points, by entered angle or by reference line.

Survey Text Defaults – Added setting for decimal places to match current drawing precision.

Stack Label Arc – Added option to center justify labels and option for delta symbol.

Label Angles – Added support for labeling mean bearings.

Label Coordinates– Added setting for the text style.

Line/Curve Table Defaults – Added setting to control row height.

Added functions to save/load settings to a file.

Added support for Switch Bearing Quadrant to work with Table Entity style tables.

Added support for using an alphanumeric string for the tag label.

Split Table – New command to split a table entity style line or curve table into two tables.

Merge Table – New command to combine two table entity style line or curve tables into a single table.

Edit Table Values – New command for table entity style line or curve tables to edit table data in a spreadsheet.

Line Types – Added new double parallel continuous line type.

Civil Commands

Triangulate & Contour– Added option to filter selection set by the inclusion/exclusion perimeters.

Points By Slope– Added method to set slope by two points.

Design Pad Template– Added options to force cut slopes in fill conditions and likewise to force fill slopes in cut conditions.

Cut/Fill Centroids – Added option to use inclusion/exclusion perimeters.

Cut/Fill Slope Lines– New command to label cut/fill slope lines with slope direction arrows.

Quick Draw Surface – New command to draw a triangulation surface with temporary graphics.

Surface 3D Flyover – Added five more 3D vehicles.

Slope Zone Analysis – Added option to use Report Formatter.

Elevation Zone Analysis – Added option to use Report Formatter.

Vehicle Path Tracking – Added support for vehicles with hinge points.

Added save/load vehicle dimensions to a file.

Polyline to Centerline File – Added display of direction of polyline with option to reverse.

Best-Fit Profile – Added method to specify starting or ending elevations for matching onto existing road.

Draw Profile – Added ten new fields to the horizontal label box including vertical curve/slope and horizontal curve data, plus added more formatting options.

Added setting for separate layer for flow arrows.

Added option for text whether double-click edits text or profile settings.

Added option to label sewer data in individual data tables.

For drawing pipe crossings from sewer networks, added method to selected which networks to process from the drawing.

Design Template – For median elements, added support for dynamics on each median edge such as controlling height by a template point profile.

Template Grade Table – Added method to match surface with delta slope from a variable target slope such as a super elevation target.

Added function to import from super elevation. Road Network – For intersections, added option for second hinge point on side profiles.

Added support for a rock surface for special rock cut slope and quantities.

Draw Section File – Added settings for station text layer, style, prefix and suffix.

Added prefix and suffix settings to label elevation at zero offset.

Added option to label offsets at top of grid.

Added separate text sizes for offset and elevation grid labels.

Calculate Section Volumes – Added option to breakout quantities by staging.

Added report of horizontal and slope areas.

Calculate End Area – Added option to calculate another end area for unsuitable material.

Edit-Process End Area File – Added support for tracking and reporting unsuitable material.

Hydrology Commands

Drop Pipe Spillway Design – Added support for rectangular risers.

Advanced Weir Design – Added dynamic graphic preview of weir dimensions.

Input-Edit Stage-Storage/Discharge – Added option for Report Formatter for custom reports and Excel output.

Sewer Network Libraries – Added ability for user-defined custom fields to add to pipe, structure and inlet libraries. These custom fields are used in Report Sewer Network.

Sewer Network Symbols – Added optional 3D symbol for structures for drawing model in 3D.

Draw Sewer Network Plan View – Added option to label only structures with assigned ID’s intended for clearing up utility network plans.

Draw Sewer Network Profile – Added method to link edits to profile back to sewer network model.

Added option to label inlet type.

Collision Conflicts Check – Added method to check 3D polylines with assigned pipe data.

Added amount of overlap for any conflicts to the report.

Added checking of pipes within same network.

GIS Commands

GIS Query/Report – Added method to edit the records that match the query.

Place ESRI Map Service Image – New command insert an image from an ESRI ArcGIS Map Server.

Place Google Earth Image – Added support for running on x64 computers.

Snap Linework to Points – New command to snap linework vertices to points with tolerances.

Write ESRI Projection File – New command to create an ESRI PRJ file.

Point Cloud Commands

Large Coordinates – Added support for cloud with large coordinate values.

3D Cylinders – Added feature extraction for 3D cylinders.

3D Symbols – Added new Field-to-Finish code for sizing 3D symbols.

LAS Export – New function to export a .LAS format point cloud.

Import Grid – Added method to import grid data.

Create Grid – New function to create a .grd surface model.

Geology Commands

Edit Drillhole– When a series of strata are highlighted in the list, the summary of thickness, top/bottom z and depth are displayed.

Draw Drillhole Text – Added option to create text at elevation instead of zero.

Strata Polylines – Added option to set polyline reference as top elevation of strata.

Calculate Fault Shift – New command to assign fault shifts along polyline using strata model.

Input-Edit Strike/Dip Symbols – New command to place, edit, report and import strike/dip symbols.

Fence Diagram– Added option to set elevation range to draw.

Added settings for prefix and suffix for layers and separate layer for additional surface.

Added option for pit markers to draw from grid bottom to strata bottom.

Voronoi Diagram – Added option to use drillhole instead of specific strata value.

Make Block Model – For inverse distance mode, added method for elliptical factor with strike and dip angle.

Label Block Model – New command to draw labels of grade ranges at the block model interval in plan view.

Surface Mine Reserves – Added option to output spoil data file of waste and/or key volumes for spoil timing.

Surface/Underground Mining Commands

Grid Inspector– Switched to spreadsheet interface for defining grid files with support for more surfaces.

Import Pit Points – New command to create pit polylines by pit name and point data in text file.

Remove Empty Benches – Added support for checking pit quantities defined by grids.

Design Bench Pit– Added support for creating a haul road with the pit design.

Added option for separate layers for linework per bench.

Tag Slope Groups– New command to place symbols on pit perimeter segments to assign slope group selection for Design Bench Pit.

Assign Panel Attributes – New command to assign attributes to multiple panels at a time.

Cut Only – Added option to make cut for non-key such as prestrip in addition to key removal.

3D Pick: Surface Equipment Timing– Added method for multiple selections by crossing between two picked blocks.

Added option to ignore zero entities in the view.

Added save/load bench color settings to a file.

3D Pick: Underground Timing – Changes colors as blocks are selected for visual feedback.

Surface Equipment Timing – Added support for an unlimited number of output period grids.

Added option to output spoil data file of waste and/or key volumes for spoil timing.

Added method to split mining blocks into separate key only and non-key only blocks.

Haul Road Manager – New command to set road parameters on 3D polylines for  resistance and speed limit.

Haul Fleet Manager – New command to setup truck parameters including performance, capacity and timing.

Haul Cycle Analysis– New command to calculate and report cycle time, fleet size and production rates.

Design Spoil Pile – Added method for cone from point for specified volume or height.

Assign Spoil Names – New command to assign spoil name to perimeter polyline.

Spoil By Interior Point – New command to create spoil polyline by picking inside area bounded by linework.

Spoil Layout By Width – New command to create spoil polylines at specified width inside boundary.

Find Spoil Name – New command to zoom to and highlight spoil polyline with specified name.

Label Spoil Names – New command to label the spoil and site names of spoil polylines. Remove Spoil Names – New command to untag spoil data from a polyline.

Clear Spoil Volumes – New command to remove spoil quantities from selected spoil polylines. Merge Spoils – New command to combine two spoil polylines into combined polyline.

Spoil Directions – Set of  four new command to manage spoiling direction within polylines.

Calculate Spoil Volumes – New command to assign spoil volumes to polylines for specified surfaces.

Edit Spoil Volumes – New command to edit spoil quantities assigned to spoil polylines.

Edit Spoil Source – New command to edit spoil source data file with quantities from cuts.

Spoil Placement Timing – New command to sequence placement of spoil given cuts and haul fleets.

Natural Regrade Improvements

Create Vegetation Scene – New command to create vegetation symbols with specified size and density within polylines by layer.

TakeOff Commands

Digitize Cross Sections – Added method to highlight digitized sections on drawing instead of preview window.

Digitize End Areas – Added support for on-screen mouse mode.

3D Drive Simulation – Added ability to show realistic sky background and ground textures.

Set Raster Image – New command to set the image to process.

Trace Line – New command to create line by following raster pixels.

Trace Polyline – New command to create polyline by following raster pixels.

Raster Node Snap – New command to snap a picked point to the nearest of the underlying raster pixels.

Raster Endpoint Snap – New command to snap a picked point to the end of the underlying raster pixels. Cut Image – New command to erase raster pixels within a perimeter.

Crop Image – New command to erase raster pixels outside a perimeter.

Remove Speckles – New command to clean up noise by removing speckles in the image.

Undo Raster Edit – New command to undo the last change to the image file.

Merge Raster Files – New command to combine two raster files into single image by pair of control points.

Erase Raster By Closed Polyline – New command to erase pixels within perimeter polylines.

Data Conversions

AUS09 – Added support for this geoid.

EGM08– Added support for this geoid across world.

OCRS – Added support for Oregon zone projections.

US County Projections – Added support for MN and WI county projections

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