Carlson Precision 3D Software

carlson precision 3D software

Carlson Software’s revolutionary Precision 3D platform combines the easy and delight of a completely 3D environment with the rigor and precision of sophisticated engineering tools. Much more than 3D just as a visualization tool, the software utilizes the newest technologies to allow users to easily combine data from a wide variety of sources to create high fidelity 3D surfaces (P3D Topo) and hydrology-related deliverables (P3D Hydro).


Rigorous and precise engineering in a 3D environment



Surface Creation:
● Create surfaces from point cloud data.
○ No reduction for highest resolution
○ Grid Reduction for faster loading of large surfaces
○ Simplification
● Create surfaces from imported points and polylines.
● Add points and breakline polylines to existing surfaces.
● Crop and merge surfaces

Surface Editing:
● Real-time surface editing with dynamic contours
● Unified calculate volumes command and includes new surface to surface volumes.
● Surfaces created or used as top surface display cut/fill volumes in properties window.
● Add/remove points
● Add breaklines
● Swap triangle edges
● Remove triangles
● Edit point elevation
● Set point elevation from slope
● Surface smoothing
● Improve ridges and valleys
● Remove dimples (small shallow spots)
● Create PAD template surfaces for cut and fill
● Simple texturing using polylines
● Crop surfaces to polyline
● Merge Surfaces


Control ‘the Cloud’ like Never Before

● Remove trees, vegetation, cars, building using bare ground filter.
● Apply bareground filter and all other filters within polygon boundaries.
● Point Cloud point selector tool for delete and crop, with the ability to create a new cloud from the selection.
● Copy pointcloud regions inside polygons.
● Save pointcloud to LAS/LAZ version 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 including coordinate projection WKT.
● Uses multiple CPU cores for faster performance.
● Merge multiple pointclouds together.
● Crop pointclouds.
● Delete pointcloud points.
● Crop/delete points using polygons.
● Reduce points using smart voxel grid, outlier and shadow points filters.


Remarkably Easy-To-Use 3D Engineering Design Software

  • Speed design with revolutionary drag and drop options for selecting headwalls and endwalls
  • Delineate drainage and ponding areas
  • Calculate runoff from surface models
  • Size culverts and place at low points
  • Fit headwalls from Headwall Library using solid modeling
  • Grade surfaces for both upstream and downstream designs
  • Move culverts and headwalls to new locations with full dtm restoration
  • Choose from multiple barrel options
  • Integrate easily into Carlson Civil Suite, AutoCAD and Microstation