|Category: Machine Control|
|Topic ID: 316|
|Title: Interfacing to existing Carlson Software products|
Carlson Grade can interface with existing Carlson products in several ways. We read the "text" based tin (FLT) files from SurvCAD. We read the grid (GRD) files from SurvCAD. We read the coordinate (CRD) files from SurvCAD, SurvCE, C&G. We read the localization files (DAT) from Tsunami and SurvCE. NOTE: we do not support GEOIDal elevations. We read the polyline (PLN) files from SurvCAD. We read the centerline (CL) files from SurvCAD, Tsunami, and SurvCE. We read AutoCAD DXF and DWG files for plan view directly. Carlson Grade supports real-time data transfer via Telescope or Stargazer back to the the office database and the Carlson productivity suite. For PLN, DXF, and DWG files, we can set WARNING areas for no work zones, etc. For GRD and FLT files, we can set WARNING surfaces for no work zones, etc. For GRD files, we can set attributes. GRD, CRD, and DAT files can be updated from Carlson Grade and brought back into the office.