Carlson Software Introduces Civil 2008 – An Industry Powerhouse

Carlson Civil 2008 works within 24 AutoCAD® platforms

Maysville, Ky. (June 27, 2007) – Introduced today, Carlson Software’s new Civil 2008 is designed to increase user productivity as it creates better designs.

Hundreds of new features work simply and simply work in Carlson Civil 2008, including the revolutionary LotNet for quick and easy subdivision design, the new SiteNet for automated earthworks, and the enhanced RoadNet, StormNet and SurvNet, to streamline the steps to get even the biggest jobs done quickly and easily.

“The improvements our customers asked for give Carlson Civil 2008 the exclusive ability to tackle complex challenges in road, site and subdivision design, including 3D street intersections and cul-de-sacs, with fully integrated hydrology and storm sewer design,” says Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software. “Carlson Civil 2008 is the flagship engineering office product from Carlson Software,” he adds.

Designed for civil engineers by civil engineers, Carlson Civil 2008 provides the highest level of robust automation and ease-of-use of any civil design solution available today. What used to be difficult, time-consuming procedures are accomplished quickly thanks to the Carlson Civil 2008 wide selection of “power” tools – dozens of brand new commands, along with hundreds of user-driven improvements. Included are:
• New Grading rules for elevating pads and lots with ability to balance sites by rules
• Site Network to organize surfaces by layers, apply topsoil and subgrade adjustments and calculate volumes and materials
• New dynamic Lot Network model for subdivision design
• New hydrograph routing routines for watersheds, reservoirs, channels and pipes
• Many more Draw Profile controls and new adjust plan-profile sheet

Carlson Civil 2008 works in AutoCAD® and its release is timed to coincide closely with the recent release of the latest version of this widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software. With more than 15 years producing products that work inside AutoCAD from Autodesk, Carlson Software has produced a 2008 product line that works flawlessly inside 24 AutoCAD platforms. These include AutoCAD 2000 through 2008, eight versions of AutoCAD Map 3D, plus past and present versions of Autodesk Map 3D that comes with AutoCAD Civil 3Dâ and AutoCAD Land Desktop.

Carlson Civil 2008 is available now. To learn more or to place an order, go to to find the dealers/resellers closest to you. For more information, call Carlson Software at 800-989-5028.

About Carlson Software
Founded in 1983, Carlson Software Inc. specializes in field data collection, office design and machine control products for the civil engineering, surveying, construction and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction. Carlson Software,, is headquartered in Maysville, Ky., with offices in Boston, Atlanta, and Queensland, Australia.