Borehole Log & Lab. Testing Software

Borehole Log Drafting & Soil Lab. Testing Software – NovoLAB

Do you want to manage your soil tests and borehole log drafting by a single software? NovoLAB helps you process lab test data, draft your borehole logs and prepare eye-catching, professional reports. You can quickly set up a borehole or test pit in NovoLAB and start entering your field notes into a ‘smart’ log. NovoLAB will design and draw the boring log for you; In addition, it loads all the test results for each soil samples from your project database, and brings them into the log.

NovoLAB covers various drilling methods such as auger, mud-rotary, wash-boring, Sonic, etc. Different sampling method such as disturbed, undisturbed, shelby, core, etc. are supported. You will be able to define the type of each soil layer from a library of Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) or AASHTO classification and show corresponding hatch on the log.

AASHTO and USCS soil classifications for a soil sample will be determined by NovoLAB when sieve test data is entered. Explore the extensive features of NovoLAB and download a trial version today.

Our User Interface is Carefully Designed to Give You the Best Experience

  • NovoLAB Software

    Version 4.0.2020.822
    User’s Manual (PDF)
    User’s Manual (eBook)
    Online Help
    Software Brochure
    Sample Report (lab. tests)
    Sample Report (borehole log)
    User Agreement (EULA)
    View Update Log

  • System Requirements

    Min. 1024×768 Screen Resolution
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (up-to-date)
    Microsoft .Net 4.5.2
    100 MB of Disk Space

Online Order

Your online order takes only 5 minutes! You will receive the download link and an “activation code” by email immediately after your purchase. If you have not decided yet, grab a cup of coffee and watch the following short introduction video.

NovoLAB (12 month lease)

Log Drafting and Lab. Testing Software

$450.00 / year
NovoLAB (6 month lease)

Log Drafting and Lab. Testing Software

$300.00 every 6 months
NovoLAB (Perpetual License)

Log Drafting and Lab. Testing Software


This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • Optional Maintenance Plan $125 / year (FREE for first year) - $125.00

Versatile & Dynamic Design

In addition to borehole log report and various lab. testing reports, NovoLAB provides the following reports for a project:

Report of List of All Projects
Report of List of All Boreholes
Report of List of All Samples
Report of Summary of Lab. Test Results
Report of Number of Lab. Tests (invoicing)

Export to Google Earth & ArcGIS

If you have UTM coordinates of your boreholes, NovoLAB generates a Google Earth model (KML file) that contains the locations of the boreholes, plus detailed log information about each borehole. This KML file can be imported to ArcGIS. Please download the sample KML file generated by NovoLAB.

Borehole Logs

NovoLAB log drafting module is fully automatic. Here are the steps to create a boring log with NovoLAB:

  1. Enter laboratory tests data for each sample (if available)
  2. Enter soil layers for each borehole (from your field notes)
  3. Click on ‘Generate Borehole Log’ button!

The software automatically brings all field data and lab. test results and inserts them in the borehole log. User can design the log and specify how the soil stratigraphy, test data, the SPT/DCPT plots are shown on the log.

Flexible Log Template

NovoLAB comes with a default log template. But, there is no limitation on the design of your borehole logs! You can use NovoLAB log designer to add/remove columns from the log, adjust column width, choose paper sizes (Letter/Ledger sizes, and A4/A3 sizes).

The log may be designed in both Portrait and Landscape orientations.

Once the log template is completed, your next log will use that template for any report.

Log Report

You will see a preview of your borehole log. The log may be printed, or saved as PDF file for inclusion in your geotechnical report.

Click to See an Example of NovoLAB Log Report

Lab. Testing Features

Using NovoLAB you can process various laboratory soil tests. The program automatically carries out all the calculation and presents eye-catching test reports. NovoLAB covers the following soil laboratory tests:

  • Sieve Test (gradation)
  • Atterberg Limits Test (LL & PL)
  • Moisture Content and Density Determination Test
  • Field Density test
  • Soil Chemical Test
  • Permeability Test (falling head, constant head, etc.)
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Triaxial Compression Test
  • Unconfined Compression Test
  • Compaction test (proctor)
  • 1-D Consolidation Test

Field Testing Features

You can enter the following field test results in the log:

  • Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCP / DCPT)
  • WildCat Penetrometer Test / Any Other Type of Handheld DCP
  • Cone Penetration Test Results (CPT)
  • Any other test results, as you want to show on the logs

Sieve Test

This is the most common soil test in a soil mechanics laboratory. NovoLAB covers all sieve sizes. You can also enter hydrometer test data. If Atterberg Limits test is carried out on a sample, then LL, PL and PI will be automatically loaded into sieve test page.

Soil classification will be presented for both Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and AASHTO classification system. When it comes to reporting, you can place 1 to 5 test results on one page.

Do you use specific sieves in your lab.? You can select your favourite set of sieves so that only those sieves will be shown on sieve test page. This will make data entry much easier!

Gradation limit curves? Yes, we have it; you can specify upper and lower limit curves to be shown on sieve test report.

Click to Open a Sample NovoLAB Report

Atterberg Limits Test

Processing Liquid Limit (LL) and Plastic Limit (PL) tests cannot be easier! Enter any number of test data in NovoLAB and LL / PL and PI will be calculated automatically.

Click to Open a Sample NovoLAB Report

Moisture Content & Density Determination Test

These tests are among the most common tests in a geotechnical investigation.

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Contact us today; We provide you the best licensing solution that fits your company needs and budget.

If you would like to learn more about the theoretical background of the methods used in NovoLAB, please visit its online documentation.

Permeability Tests (lab. & field)

NovoLAB covers a variety of permeability tests. This includes laboratory tests (falling head, constant head) and field permeability tests such as portable permeometer or any type of pump test, etc. In the latter case, you enter the test results into NovoLAB and it will be presented in the borehole log. For falling head or constant head, details of lab. test are entered on this page and the program will calculate the coefficient of hydraulic conductivity (K).

Click to Open a Sample NovoLAB Report

Direct Shear Test

This test is used to measure the internal friction angle and cohesion of soils.

NovoLAB covers both square and circular shear boxes; There is no limitation on the box size and user can enter any size.

Software has the option to calculate the effective contact area to modify the calculated shear and normal stresses.

Triaxial Compression Test

This test is mainly done on clay and silty samples to obtain the internal friction angle and cohesion of the undisturbed soil samples. NovoLAB analyzes the following triaxial tests:

  • Unconsolidated Undrained (UU)
  • Consolidated Undrained (CU)
  • Consolidated Drained (CD)

The triaxial report prepared by NovoLAB includes the following:

  • Sample Info. & Test Results (Su)
  • Deviator Stress vs Axial Strain Graph
  • Shear Stress vs Normal Stress Graph

Click to Open a Sample NovoLAB Report


Unconfined Compression Test

The unconfined compression test is mainly done on clay and silty samples with the purpose of estimation of the undrained shear strength (Su) of the undisturbed soil samples.

Compaction Test

NovoLAB covers both Standard and Modified AASHTO and ASTM test methods. Moisture-density curve for various specific gravity (Gs) values, optimum moisture content and maximum dry density are calculated and presented in the compaction test report.

You can enter up to 5 trial data for each compaction test.

1-D Consolidation Test

NovoLAB accepts unlimited cycles and unlimited number of vertical loads for 1D consolidation test. The software provides pre-consolidation stress (Pc), compression index (Cc) and re-compression index (Cs).

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