Monthly News Roundup

Please note that the following news item is an archived article. Therefore any links and information may now be out of date.

Over the last 2 months, we’ve started to send the latest news in a different format.  This is proving a lot more successful in making sure you are better informed, so we are going to continue with this format and will publish a monthly roundup on our website, here is this month’s.  Please use the comments box at the bottom of the page if you found this to be useful or you have any additional ideas for us to include in next months publication.


As we continue to build on the success of 2014 here at Keynetix, we are pleased to welcome Daniel Roberts, our new Software Tester.

We are also 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]

  • Geotechnical Laboratory Software Consultant
  • Part Time Bookkeeper/Admin Assistant [/list]


We are now in the testing phase of the new release of HoleBASE SI and we have some exciting features to show you in the coming weeks.  These include lots of upgrade features to Template Studio and more ways to import data and project lists into HoleBASE SI.

We will be creating some video content or webinars when we announce the release in our next newsletter.


The rest of April and May are shaping up to be busy months for training with numerous organisations planning onsite training.  We have also announced the next public courses which will be run on the following dates:

  • Mastering HoleBASE SI course on the 16th – 17th June
  • Mastering HoleBASE SI Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D course on the 18th June


Our YouTube channel is proving to be a very useful tool for people all over the world.  We now have almost 16,500 views.  If you haven’t been watching any of the videos, take a look and see what you think.  Here are the last few videos:

3D Borehole Model – Fantastic Customer Visualisation Case Study

AutoCAD Geology Solids – New and Improved Method for AutoCAD Civil 3D

Displaying Boring Data in AutoCAD Civil 3D: AutoCAD Boreholes Demo

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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  • Setting up Equipment Calibration in KeyLAB 2 [/list]

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  • Civils Extension/Geo Mod has an error when connecting to HBSI
  • How to Delete Templates from Template Studio
  • Location Type Full Name Rather Than Abbreviations
  • Importing Determinants to HBSI from HB3.1
  • Excel Extension Report – Schedule Sheet Further Example



With High Speed 2 due to start on site over the next few weeks, 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.

Partner News


We are delighted to have both Spatial Technology and Diatec come on board as Specialist Partners, both companies are Autodesk Gold Partners.  Spatial Technology are one of the leading survey and engineering solution providers in the Greater China Region and specialise in end to end spatial data management for infrastructure development, they cover the Hong Kong region.  


Diatec are Ireland’s largest Autodesk Gold Partner, delivering software licensing, training, support and consultancy to clients in “BIM for Building”.

Case Studies

computerControlledConstructionThis month a Case Study on Computer Controlled Construction was published in the Ground Engineering Magazine, if you have not already seen the article, please click here to read it in full.

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

Roger Chandler, our Managing Director, has just returned from a very successful visit exhibiting at the IFCEE Exhibition with Dataforensics in San Antonio, Texas.  The show has generated lots of fantastic opportunities for us all the way from New York to California, we look forward to working with more companies in the US in the near future.  More information on the conference.

Looking Ahead

This month our software will be at lots of different shows, Carl Grice will be presenting at this month’s AGI BIM: The Next Level event which takes place in Cambridge on Thursday 23rd April.  To book your place, click here.  Dataforensics – our US agent will also be showcasing our HoleBASE SI and KeyLAB software at Geo Virginia on 27 – 29th April in Williamsburg, VA, USA, to book your place click here.

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  • Thursday 13 June 2019 and Cakes at Geotechnica 2019

    Geotechnica is the best trade show for the UK geotechnical industry, and in our opinion, the best one to visit for Site Investigation Professionals. This year Keynetix will be returning with our large stand to demonstrate our latest technology and helping existing customers get the most from their software solutions.

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  • Tuesday 30 April 2019

    SAVE THE DATE – “Geotechnical Data – A New Era” Keynetix User Workshop

    Keynetix will be hosting a User Workshop on Wednesday October 2nd from 1pm - Thursday October 3rd til 1pm at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Tuesday 16 April 2019

    Easter Opening Hours

    Keynetix will be observing the National Bank Holiday's over the Easter Period. The offices will close at 17:30 on Thursday 18th April and will re-open at 09:00 on Tuesday 23rd April.

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  • Monday 15 April 2019

    End of Life Support Date for Microsoft Products Affecting Keynetix Software

    In the next few months, Microsoft are retiring extended support for both Windows 7 and the SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 r2 versions. For users who initially installed HoleBASE SI before 26th September 2014 (Versions less than 1.22.0.x) and users who installed KeyLAB before the start of 2015 and who haven’t already upgraded should particularly check to ensure that they are not affected.

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  • Monday 18 March 2019

    Going to GeoCongress? Meet the team while you are there

    Keynetix will be exhibiting and speaking at GeoCongress, which takes place from Sunday 24th March through to Wednesday 27th March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.

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