Launched today for those customers with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, the Autodesk Geotechnical Module is available as a download from the subscription centre (www.autodesk.com/subscription) under the ‘AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Productivity Tools’.
Here are some introductory notes from the help file
The Autodesk® Geotechnical Module has been developed and licenced to Autodesk by Keynetix, it has been designed to ease the task of creating and viewing geological and subsurface information.
Geotechnical design is like any other engineering practice, the designs need to be revised and refined. In many respects this is more the case with geotechnics as the engineer with limited information tries to interpret the data to best fit the site. To this end the tool has been designed to quickly display data in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®to allow the user to start modelling and interpreting the site data.
The Geotechnical Module is designed to work with drill hole locations and geology data, this functionality includes:
Importing and connecting to geotechnical data, both AGS and CSV formats
Creating and managing Boreholes in both plan and model space
Creating and managing sub strata surfaces
Producing dynamic profiles and projecting log strips on to them
Geotechnical hatch and style management
The module is designed to show you the geotechnical data as-is, it does not interpret the data, however the surfaces that are created are a great aid and starting point in the interpretation, modelling and visualisation process.
There are going to be some video guidance and tutorials showing how the Autodesk Geotechnical Module can be used and examples of workflows modelling the data, visit:
Keynetix, based in the UK, is an Autodesk Industry Partner and has been developing geotechnical data management software for over two decades. The software ranges from on-site data entry tools for both drillers and engineers, desktop data entry tools including Excel extensions and the world leading geotechnical data management software HoleBASE SI. 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. HoleBASE SI allows you to rapidly produce logs, reports, charts and interpretations of your data within seconds.