Carlson Software to Showcase New 3D PDF Features in CADnet 2015 At InterGeo

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As the new Carlson Takeoff Suite 2015 hits the worldwide market, the company takes CADnet to InterGeo 2014 to showcase the new 3D PDF conversion features powered by PDF3D technology.

With workflow, collaboration and 3D GIS being the big themes at this year’s InterGeo exhibition in Berlin this October, Carlson Software is keen to showcase their latest Carlson CADnet release to the civil engineering, survey and construction crowd.

After successfully integrating the SDK toolkit from leading 3D PDF developers PDF3D, Carlson can now offer the ability to convert DWG file data within their CADnet progam, into 2D and 3D PDFs.

“Our new PDF engine means that CADnet users can share their drawings with anyone regardless of whether or not they have access to CAD software. Recipients can now easily view the drawings in PDF using the free Adobe Reader, which comes standard with most computers. From a workflow perspective, this greatly simplifies processes and communications between parties,” explained Dave Carlson, VP of Development for Carlson Software.

In addition to creating 3D PDFs, the new CADnet release includes the ability to import layers in PDF documents and to create drawing entities from a SketchUp file. Users can also Freeze and Thaw linework instantly after importing, which results in significantly reduced estimation times.

“We really liked the compression capability that PDF3D’s tech gave us for images and point clouds. The fact that the product already had TEIGHA integration ready to go was a big plus when choosing which toolkit to use in CADnet. PDF3D’s SDK ticked all the boxes,” added Carlson.

Ian Curington of PDF3D said, “We’ve been very impressed at how well Carlson has integrated our technology into their software. It’s a great example of how well PDF3D SDK can be used with GIS and DWG files. As we’re both exhibiting at InterGeo this year, we’re looking forward to seeing their product being demonstrated live. We’re all expecting a great deal of interest in CADnet at the show from people working with geospatial information and AutoCAD.”

Software demonstrations from both PDF3D and Carlson can be viewed live at InterGeo 2014 running from 7th to the 9th October 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

About PDF3D
PDF3D ( produce a suite of widely respected software products and plugins for engineers, scientists and developers who need to communicate complex data and 3D models to others in the universally accessible PDF format. PDF3D’s technology provides the fastest and easiest-to-use, highly compressed 3D PDF conversion available for an ever-increasing range of formats and tools. From 3D CAD to GIS, DWG and LIDAR, PDF3D works closely with users and programmers within the engineering, geospatial, geology, aerospace, architecture, medical and product packaging communities worldwide.

Legal: Visual Technology Services and PDF3D are members of the Open Design Alliance and are supporters of Autodesk Inc. and AutoCAD, but unaffiliated with the company and its products. AutoCAD, DWG and DWF are trademarks of Autodesk Inc.

About Carlson Software
Carlson Software develops technically advanced software and integrated hardware providing full project life cycle solutions to the land development and mining professional. The industries served include land surveying, civil engineering, construction/machine control, mining, accident/crime reconstruction, and agriculture. For more information about Carlson Software, visit

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