3D Soil Profile Visualization Software – VisLog
VisLog is designed for three-dimensional modeling of the subsurface soil conditions. You can show borehole data, field and lab. test results, site features (creeks, hills, buildings, etc.), soil profiles, groundwater table, and topographic survey data.
In addition to direct data entry for borehole coordinates and soil layers at each borehole location, you can import ‘external objects’ created by other computer programs such as AutoCAD or 3D Studio Max to augment the capabilities of VisLog.
In 2018/2019, we completely re-designed VisLog from the ground up to make sure the new version meets the presentations goals of any geotechnical / environmental / mining company. With the new viewer engine, the sky is your limit!
3D PDF Technology
In its simplest form, a 3D PDF is a standard Adobe PDF document that contains interactive 3D content such as text and other data types, 2D Graphics, 3D Graphics (3D CAD data), plus from a user perspective: the ability to interact with the document on many levels (open an example here).
Export to Google Earth
You can directly export your soil profiles to Google Earth, by pressing a single button! Click here to download an example. VisLog comes with comprehensive Help file and online documentation. You can get up-to-speed with the program in a few hours.
In order to prepare the 3D model, you need borehole coordinates (any datum: local, UTM, etc.) and a list of soil layers encountered at each borehole. It is that easy! You can even add any test dataset to a borehole and we will plot that in the model.
Importing Your Borehole Log Data
If you have already prepared your borehole log using gINT or NovoLAB software, VisLog can import your data in seconds! No need to enter the same data again. If you use any other log drafting software (or Excel), that is fine; export your data to text format and import them back in VisLog.
A 3D Viewer That Works!
Once you entered borehole information, you can interact with the model:
- Pan / Move
- Zoom in/out
- Isometric View / Perspective View
- Plot Field Tests (SPT, CPT, DCP, etc) Along the Depth
- Turn on/off various layers of data
- Add External 3D Models or Survey Data
- Add Satellite Image
- Print / Export the Model
The screenshot above shows the 3D soil profiles created by VisLog, with an overlay of site ground surface and topography simulation made by 3D Studio Max.
The Power of Visual Communication: Adding More Details
For the purpose of visualization of the site, you may want to add more visual features to the model. The new version of VisLog is capable of adding ‘external objects’ to the model. These are 3D models made with other programs such as:
- Autodesk (*.dwg, *.dxf)
- 3D Studio Max (*.3ds)
- Wavefront Object (*.obj)
- Stereolithography (*.stl)
- 3D Printer Laser LAS (*.las)
- Points (*.asc)
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Our software is presented with flexible licensing in mind! You do not have to sign into expensive subscription-based contracts. Every company has different budget, licensing preference and purchasing timeline. Our flexible licensing model works based on the number of software packages, and number of licenses purchased.
Contact us today; We can provide you the best licensing solution that fits your company needs and budget.
If you would like to learn more about the features included in VisLog, please visit its online user’s manual.