New Releases for HoleBASE SI, HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D and HoleBASE SI Template Studio

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Once again our development team have been working hard at further enhancing our product suite and as such we are delighted to release the details of the releases for HoleBASE SI, HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D and HoleBASE SI Template Studio.

As always if you have a current maintenance agreement with us for these particular products, all of the releases can be downloaded free of charge.

HoleBASE SI has seen continuous improvements since its release in 2013.  HoleBASE SI’s unique features allow you to manage your data throughout the lifetime of a project and access historical information alongside your current project, transforming the way you archive and manage site investigation.  The latest version (1.24.0.x) has the following enhancements:[list type=circle_list]

  • Test Scheduling
    • Laboratory Management (add /edit / delete)
      • Full test management (linked to laboratory)
      • Import KeyLAB test definitions
    • Test Schedule Management (add /edit /delete)
      • Sample filtering / allocation
      • Test allocation interface
    • @MIS Integration
      • Transfer sample data into @MIS
      • @MIS test scheduling interface integration
      • Check for order completed
      • Download and import test results
  • QuickList Support / Rapid Soil Description Builder
    • Support for custom pick list ordering
    • Link Quicklists to any long description / text area
    • Fully customisable ordering and default values
  • Quick Section Enhancements
    • Ability to set custom Horizontal / Vertical Scales
    • Ability specify the Vertical scale increment
  • Template Configuration Enhancements
    • Ability to set default Site Plan template
    • Ability to set default Section template
  • Audit Log Viewer
    • Project Level Audit history viewer[/list]

As per our presentations at our User Group in November, we will be retiring support for HoleBASE 3.1 early in 2016.  So if you’ve not yet taken advantage of your free upgrade to HoleBASE SI, there’s no better time to do it.  Please contact Support if you have any queries about how to do this.

HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D is one of the additional elements for HoleBASE SI which allows quick and easy inclusion of all your geotechnical and site investigation data within the CAD environment.  If you have already purchased this extension and have a valid maintenance agreement, you will be able to download version 2.8.0.x free of charge here.  If you have not already purchased this extension and wish to understand the location and geology in context of your site or form the basis to start modelling the strata, please contact us for a quotation.

The following enhancements can be found in this release: [list type=circle_list]

  • Support for Inclined Boreholes
    • 3D Borehole Locations
    • 2D Strips on Profile Views
  • Compatibility with AutoCAD Civil 3D (SP2) [/list]

HoleBASE SI Template Studio is an additional module to HoleBASE SI which enables you to create customised report templates for use in HoleBASE SI.  The intuitive interface can be used to visually create and standardise the presentation of boring logs, cross sections and site plans.  If you have already purchased this module and have a valid maintenance agreement you can download the latest version for free here.  Alternatively, if you would like a price for adding this module, please contact us for a quotation.

The following enhancements can be found in this release, version 1.8.0.x: [list type=circle_list]

  • Site Plan Template Support
    • Fully customisable layout
    • New site plan image library component
    • New site plan legend library component
  • Strip Editor
    • Fully customisable strip columns
    • Supports all depth related area library components
    • Support for data objects in depth headers
  • Section Template Support
    • Fully customisable Header and Footer
    • Link to any strips designed using Template Studio
  • Civil Extension Section Template Support
    • Fully customisable Header and Footer
    • Link to strips designed using Template Studio (limited library item support)
    • Import templates into HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D
    • Bar Chart Component Enhancements
      • Ability to set start value / offset bar charts
      • Ability to show / hide scale and grid lines independently
    • Graph Component Enhancements
      • Support for evaluate / expressions on X values
      • Added simple scatter graph / symbol support
      • Dynamic scale support (auto scale doubling)
    • Depth Related Template Enhancements
      • Included vertical text support in depth area (Point / Box / Range)
      • Improved draw order / stacking control
      • Support for image / graphic overlays (with auto transparency) [/list]

If you have any queries regarding any of the above products, please contact us for more information



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