Carlson Software Introduces Carlson TerraVision

Software to Change 2D Designs Into Photo-Realistic 3D

Maysville, Kentucky, U.S.A (May 7, 2014) – Carlson Software’s all-new TerraVision software enables users to present their plans more realistically. This ability helps increase comprehension of what the finished product will look like for their clients or for other interested parties such as city councils, planning boards and construction crews.

Terravision produces high-quality site renderings in just a few minutes. Just load a surface file or entities from CAD into TerraVision, choose surface textures and add 3D objects like trees and poles to produce the final 3D rendering. Any Carlson CAD-based office software will work with TerraVision. This includes Carlson Civil, Carlson Survey, Carlson Construction, and Carlson Mining.

“TerraVision takes 3D TIN files and multi-colored mesh surfaces and overlays paving, vegetation, buildings, figures and vehicles for photo-realistic site presentation,” says Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software. “The visualization can actually improve in-house design by revealing planning flaws visually.”

For civil engineers, land surveyors and contractors, two-dimensional drawings work well but don’t tell the whole story, especially to those not directly in the designing or building industries. Carlson TerraVision enables users to go from a 2D line drawing to a 3D site presentation complete with near-realistic textures and features that make the plans come to life.

“It’s quick, easy, and fun-to-use,” says Carlson, who notes that TerraVision also allows the automatic addition of shadows depending on the time of day chosen. “This software provides fly-through video enhancement that could help win a project. TerraVision reveals your designs as they would appear when built, and will help sell your design services.”

For more information, visit or contact your local Carlson representative via 606-564-5028 in the U.S. and Canada, +31 36 750 1781 in the EMEA region, or +6148897508 in the Australia-Asia region for a demonstration.