Carlson Takeoff R5 Speeds Up Converting PDF Files & Much More
MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. — Carlson Takeoff R5, which comes with the AutoCAD® engine built-in, gives users increased 3D visualization, a whole new set of commands for working with PDF files, and the ability to produce customized, more professional reports among its many additional improvements.
A comprehensive and accurate CAD-based project-estimating and modeling software solution for contractors, Carlson Takeoff 5.0 (R5) allows users to estimate and report cut/fill quantities, subgrade materials, topsoil removal/replacement, over-excavation, trenching, roads and strata calculations from a variety of possible sources.
“Contractors are increasingly getting design files as PDFs that often contain images,” explains David Carlson, V.P. of Development for Carlson Software. “The new routines in Carlson Takeoff R5 that convert images to CAD linework speed up the process of making this image data useful.
“For road work in Carlson Takeoff,” he says, “we added the ability to break out cross section quantities by staging and also the reporting of unsuitable material for end areas.”