Advantages include:

  • Increased hardware capability
  • Increased virtual memory & ability to work with large sets of data
  • Larger screen size & more convenient touch screen usage
  • More processing & graphic power (with aerial photo overlays)
  • Save directly to an Esri geodatabase with no import/export
  • File formats compatible with Carlson office products (.fld, .flc, etc.)
  • Import of MicroStation .dgn files and Import/Export of AutoCAD .dwg files is possible. Output to Excel for simple data management.