Big News Update!

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The following is the roundup from the last 6 weeks.  We are calling it our Big News Update as we have made 3 major announcements over the last few weeks.

The Big 3….

Big news 1

Every year we have had a bigger and bigger presence at the Geotechnica show.   This year is our best every Geotechnica show and it is turning into a mini User Group meeting.   This year’s event includes a dedicated (and free) AGS Conference which is hosted by Jackie Bland – the AGS Data Management Chairman.  It has guest speakers from throughout the industry, including us, and looks set to be a very popular one.  Make sure you register to attend, before all the places are taken. Click for more information

We will also be taking the Software Advice Bar with us to Geotechncia.  For those of you who attend our annual User Group Conference and Exhibition, you will already know what the Software Advice Bar can do for you. For those who haven’t it is an opportunity for you to come and meet the experts and pick their brains over anything that is important to you. At any one time, there will be three experts on hand, with dedicated laptops for you to use. No sales, just good old fashioned advice and assistance. Click for more information

We will also be running a series of lectures on our stand (yes our stand is huge this year!).  So we urge you to come to the Geotechnica 2015 Event to be inspired, to be educated and to catch up with all your suppliers in one place.  We will see you there on the 8th and 9th July!  Register Now  

Big news 2

Last week saw us announce some very exciting news about our collaboration with the BGS on an Innovate UK Project.  The project will see Keynetix and BGS developing BIM for the subsurface and offers lots of exciting opportunities for HoleBASE SI customers in the months and years to come, for more information read the latest news and watch the YouTube video

Big news 3

A couple of weeks ago saw the latest version of the Autodesk Geotechnical Module which has huge enhancements following the ongoing development of the module in line with the developments and updates to the HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D.  For more information and to read the article click here.



As we continue to build on the success of 2014 here at Keynetix, we are delighted to be recruiting for additional positions within Keynetix, we are currently recruiting for the following roles, Click for More Information: [list type=circle_list]

  • Software Developers
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Software Consultant
  • Part Time Bookkeeper/Admin Assistant



The demand for onsite training is continuing into June and July.  If you are interested in hosting your own course please contact  Alternatively, training is available at our offices in Redditch:

  • Mastering HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D course on the 21st July[/list]


Our YouTube channel continues to go from strength to strength.  Now with over 20,000 views and 200 subscribers.

In addition to the video regarding our project with the BGS, there is also a video showing AutoCAD Geology Lenses using HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D and the new features of the Geotechincal Module from Autodesk


Don’t forget to subscribe to the Keynetix YouTube channel if you would like to get instant notification as soon as we upload new content. It has been a busy month for Knowledgebase articles as well. In case you missed any, here is the list of articles added since our last update

Keynetix Knowledgebase


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To assist all of the data suppliers working on HS2, HS2 has appointed Keynetix as an advisor with the specification, checking and issue of AGS data for the work packages in the project.  For more information, click here.  If you are working on this project and require any templates or components for HoleBASE SI, please get in touch with us, so we can assist you.

Case Studies

We are regularly producing case studies with our customers, if you feel your company is using our software on a project that would benefit from the publicity of a case study, please contact Hayley who can arrange this for you.

Other News

May saw the National Railway Museum in York host the Railway and Geotechnics conference which was organised by the ICE.  Hayley and Gary attended the event as exhibitors and found the event very useful, click here to see the article.

Looking Ahead

July once again is set to hold the Annual Geotechnica event which takes place in Warwickshire.  Keynetix will yet again be exhibiting and training at this event.  We will be having a dedicated Software Advice Bar, AGS conference and all the help you need on our stand for more details, click here.

This year’s User Group Meeting will be held on the 24th November.  More information to following in the coming months but mark this date in your diary.  This year we are aiming for the largest Site Investigation Conference of the year and it’s free to all our users with active maintenance agreements.

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