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This article details all of the releases of HoleBASE SI along with their release notes.

Each release contains a summary of what was changed within that release and also what versions of the extensions are supported with that release.

 

 

 

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If you have some documents you want to import but they need importing across multiple projects please follow the steps below.

First of all you will need to prepare the documents and a .csv...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are trying to connect to @mis through HoleBASESI and you're sure your login details are correct you may find the connection is blocked by a proxy. To fix this you will need to ask your IT...

Users who have migrated over from previously used competitor software such as gINT or GeoDASY may find use of the HoleBASE SI bulk import tool. In order for HoleBASE to bulk import data from these applications, the database must be in Microsoft Access format. Therefore if you have a database that is in Microsoft SQL format, this will need to...

KeyLAB Build 2.4.0.17

Date Released 15th March 2016

Changes

Improved database connectivity while running tests to eliminate the potential for data loss under certain circumstances

AGS export process has improved handling of staged test data

Enhanced performance of navigation between...

Fully Supported Software and Platforms

Fully supported indicates any software or platform that Keynetix are currently and proactively developing and supporting. This means that there will be frequent updates for these which are fully tested.

The following table illustrates which software is currently fully...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to freeze some colums within a HoleBASE SI Grid. Open the grid you wish to freeze, I'll use the Locations Details grid for this example.  On the extreme left of the grid you...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We now have a SQL backup tool available which should help you backupa database with ease.

Please download the installer linked below and follow the steps;

Backup Tool Direct...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need to add the location ID to a strip designed in Template Studio follow the steps below;

I'll assume you have made a strip already, if not then you need to look at this article...

There are occasions where it might be useful to show the same data in the same column of the depth related area when using Template Studio.  There are occasions where a horizontal line is used to represent a waterstrike, casing depth or core run.  In the same column at the same depth it might then be useful to show text based on the...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If when using the Data Entry Tool, in the step where you add Geology Descriptions and you find it freezes you need to close both HoleBASE SI and the Data Entry Tool. Then you need to rearrange the...

The following article will explain the process of importing images into HoleBASE SI and also how to setup the template within Template Studio to use the images that are imported.

Importing into HoleBASE

1.       Load up HoleBASE and enter the project that is to have the image attached to....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you find you get the error below when generating a report that contains a summary page;

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If you need to set up a default local database please follow the steps below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please open HBSI and on the login screen;
Select "Manage Connections"
Select "Create Database"
In the...

The instructions below are for SQL Server Management Studio 2012. Please contact support if you do not have access to this. Steps in other versions of SQL Server Management Studio (ie 2008) may differ slightly but should still be applicable.

How to Backup a Database

  1. Load up SQL Server Management Studio and login (...

A new function is available within Template Studio builds 1.10.0.x and above that allows for more control over text formatting within an item. This allows for more than one style to be applied to one item (seperating parts of the text) and also allows finer control then is available from within the ribbon interface. This function is the...

This Document is a guide set out to aid the user to creating a new database in SQL Express Server for KeyLAB2 and setting up a new User.

How to guide for upgrading SQL Express Server 2008 R2 to SQL Express Server 2014 for use with Windows 10.

These notes are for the installation of SQL Server Express which can optionally be installed automatically by the HoleBASE SI installer. However it can be installed manually if required. HoleBASE SI  and KeyLAB also work with full versions of SQL Server and the process will be very similar, if you require further help,...

We have found alot of people don't save their report templates as just reports and instead open a template in edit mode and then run the report. If you want to save a template as a report please follow the instructions below;
 
 
 
 
 
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If when doing a log report you find the locations are not in order you can follow the instructions below to put them in the correct order.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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To determine the version of SQL server that is running on the machine quickly, simply browse through to the following location;

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server

Once there, you should see a list of folders similar to the following;

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If after upgrading to build 1.26.0.x of HBSI and you preview a borehole record on a template you may find the installation border thickness is set to "0.0" making the installation have no borders when you preview the data on the template as shown below;
 
 
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If you are working in Template Studio and find you can't save the template or preview it but also no error message is given in the "Messages" tab, Its likely the template references a field that has been marked as "Inactive" in the configuration packs.
 
 
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If you run multiple instances of SQL for different systems you may want to check that your HoleBASESI instance has enough memory allocated to perform as intended. To check this please work through the steps below;
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If when creating a template in Template Studio and you find yourself needing to use either of the "Left", "Mid" or "right" syntax please follow the instructions below as an "if" statement is needed for the syntax to work.
 
 
 
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If for some reason you find yourself in the situation where you need to reinstall SQL Express, either due to a issue or a server change you will need to ensure you set the SQL express install to use the same collation that the HoleBASE Databases uses.
 
 
 
 
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If when using the Data Entry Tool or Data Entry Module and have a grid of data open but you wish to see more rows of data for that grid please follow the steps below to adjust the row limit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you wish to edit a Picklist or add a value to a Picklist please follow the steps below;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you use a combined log and want to have no divider line where the template switches to the second template please work through the steps below;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you plan on or have upgraded to WIN10 and you have a local database using SQL2008 you will find it no longer works as SQL2008 isnt supported in WIN10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will need to upgrade SQL2008 to SQL Express 2014.

  • Firstly take a...
From build 1.10.0.4 onwards we changed the box that holds the text for "End Of Borehole" from a simple text box to a box that accepts expressions. This means that the default expression used will show the final depth to how many decimal places you have in the data. For example, if your final depth is "10.000", it will...
If when saving a template to the configuration pack and it seems to just hang and not save please follow the steps below to correct the problem.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you want to remove the line at the base of the depth related area on a template as highlighted in the image below then please follow the steps below to remove the lines.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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From version 1.10.0.2 of Template Studio there is a option in the Depth Column setup screen for "Distinct Sequential Records". You can use this setting to stop the same depth being repeated on a template over and over again.

 

 

 

 

 

To find this...
Filter groups are used in Template Studio to filter out results of a specific value. For example you may have many sample types but for some reason only need to show "B" (Bulk). To make Template Studio filter on "B" you first need to set up the filter group. Please follow the steps below;
 
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If you have downloaded and installed HoleBASE, may it be a trial version or full version. Then you open it up to find you dont have any database listed. You can follow the steps below to make a connection to a existing database or creating a new one using our default details.
 
 
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The Data Entry Tool includes 5 default profiles which are based on a location type, these are basic profiles so if you find they dont include fields and/or the tables you're expecting then you can edit the default profiles or even create your own from within HoleBASE SI. If you wish to do this please work through the steps below;...
In version 1.26.x.x of HoleBASESI we have added a higher level of customisation for showing Monitoring Instrument Types and pipe details. Initially this will require you to do abit of setting up but following this you should be able to show any instrument type exactly how you wish to with multiple symbols in the same installation.
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When using the AutoCAD Civils Extension you may find the section profile templates dont look how you expect them to. This is because each of the AutoCAD Feature packs contain different section templates. We find the best ones that suit are the templates found in the UKIE Feature pack. If you dont have this feauture pack installed please...
If you find when you generate your report the locations, samples are in the wrong order its likely you need to toggle the option for Manual ordering to Auto ordering. To make this change follow the steps below;
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The symbols issued as standard can be adjusted.  This is generally performed in the configuration pack as this will distribute the new symbols to all associated projects.  Any raster image (jpeg, png, etc.) can be used as a location symbol.

1.       Login as a HoleBASE Administrator user.

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To create strips ready for use in the Civils Extension please work through the steps below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • First of all, login to Template Studio, open your project and then select "create" on the template screen.
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After settings up the first install on a PC and if you have further HBSi installs to complete you can copy the configuration file (HoleBASESI.config) over from the first PC to all others saving the need to type the connection details each time. To do this please follow the steps below.
 
 
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Below you can find some instructions on how to create a Location Group in HoleBASE SI
 
 
 
 
Location groups can be used in HBSI, Excel Extension, Civils Extension to run reports or just select a group of locations rather than all locations.
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If you draw a profile and wish to edit or delete the data that is displayed at the top of the strip please follow the guide below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HoleBASE SI includes an interface which allows a Chain of Custody to be recorded and distributed in AGS4 format.  The download below represents a related template for use with the Excel Extension. This will drill into the Chain of Custody data within HoleBASE SI, allow the required CoC to be specified and report the results to the...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you find your having problems applying a licence to KeyAGS4 and get the error message;
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If you wish to change a Hole ID in HoleBASE 3.1 you will find you cant do this directly through HoleDATA and instead need to do it through the Data Toolbox. To do this follow the steps below;

 

 

 

 

 

  • Open your project in HB3.1
  • Go to Utilities...

Additional HoleBASE SI Coordinate Systems

The below files are for use with HoleBASE SI and are not included in the default list of available coordinate systems within the program. To import, select the co-ordinate systems option from within HoleBASE SI and then select Import. You...

If there are any errors or crashes when using HoleBASE SI, a member of the support team will more than likely ask for an "Error Log File"

To save time this can be sent with your request for support

This file can be generated through "HoleBASE SI", go to "Help/Download Log"

The error log...

 

Before doing a upgrade to a new version of KeyLAB2 you can prevent the loss of connection details by taking a backup of the "connections.xml" found in;

C:\ProgramData\Keynetix\KeyLAB2\Connectivity

 

 

 

  • Browse to that location and take a copy of the...
If you wish to view who is currently using the licence for HBSI, Excel Ext, Civils Ext, Template Studio or KeyLAB2 you can do so from the licence server by going to this page from the server;
 
http://localhost:1947/_int_/sessions.html
 
By default this will only work on the...

If you wish to export a template from one database and then import to another please follow the steps below.

Please note that any templates that are imported / exported in this manner will not be editable within Template Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

Note, before you...

To import a strip you have created using Template Studio please work through the steps below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firstly you will need to have created a strip in Template Studio which can be imported. If you dont have this please follow the steps in this...

In this tutorial we shall look at the steps required to create a Fence Diagram from strata surfaces in AutoCAD Civil 3D.   The data has been imported and the strata surfaces created using the Autodesk Geotechnical Module developed by Keynetix.

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In this tutorial we shall see the steps  to model a lens and geology surfaces in AutoCAD Civil 3D.   The data has been imported using the Autodesk Geotechnical Module developed by Keynetix.

The steps use both AutoCAD Civil 3D functionality and the Autodesk Geotechnical Module functionality

 

For more...

 

 

 

If you wish to import custom hatch in to Civils for use with the Extension please follow the instructions below;

 

 

 

Copy your hatch pattern PAT file(s) into the default location that AutoCAD uses to find hatch patterns. The default path is...

This video walks through the entire process involved in identifying geology lenses from borehole data and applying AutoCAD Civil 3D functionality along with HoleBASE SI to create a 3D model including several material lenses.

The techniques in this video can be used for geology modelling or contamination modelling as the HoleBASE SI...

This Report View adds a new "Pipe Details by Geology" item to your Geology Reports Views within HoleBASE SI that lists all Installation details and their corresponding geology and location information.

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A combined log is created from existing templates you currently have. So the first thing to do is make sure the logs you wish to combine are setup in template studio. Once you are happy with those templates;
 
  • Login to Template Studio as the Administrator
  • Select your project
  • Select...

The Geotechnical Functions part of KeyLAB 2 can occasionally not load when needed within the application. This will be noticable when trying to use any KeyLAB sheet that is dependant on these functions.

 

 

 

 

 

The geotechnical functions can be re-added with the...

When producing a template that shows a date format, it can be very easy to plot the date using the minutes instead of the months. Please note the following syntax;

text(now(),'dd/mm/yyyy')

This would give the following result;

Day/Minute/Year

The syntax for months actually uses a capital 'M...

Users wishing to install KeyLAB2 onto a machine that has a previous version of Office installed on the machine may encounter issues in installing the software. To work around these issues the following process will need to be followed.

N.b. The below refers to machines with Office 2003 installed. Office 2003 is no longer supported...

This recording illustrates how different types of equipment and can recorded on the system and define what parameters need to be recorded in order to calibrate them.  A demonstration of how a new device is then put into service - with the necessary calibration results being recorded - is then given.

Note that the display of...

This recording demonstrates how a predefined Location Group can be displayed on the map within HoleBASE SI Professional.

 

With the 1.0.18.x release of HoleBASE SI support the import of external mapping in .shp format there are various free mapping sources which may be of use to users.  Here is a know selection of sites, although Keynetix canot endorse all the datasets referenced.  Please review the licencing / terms-of-use for each provider:

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Introduction

Quicklists are a set of predefined words that can be grouped together to quickly produce descriptions and such like. The main ideas behind Quicklists are to increase the speed, the consistency and to reduce the amount of mistakes made during data input.

By default, HoleBASE SI comes with one field setup for...

Should it be necessary to consistently change a value across a subset of data on a project - for example, if data has been entered into the wrong column in a grid - the Bulk Update feature can be very useful.  This video describes the best way of using this tool.

The files will be listed below as they become available.  Please download and unzip the file and then import the HBT file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HoleBASE SI Example Templates

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Importing a Component File (HBC) into a Configuration Pack

1.       Start HoleBASE SI and login.  You will see the Project List displayed in a grid on the screen.

2.       Click on the Configurations Packs icon on the ...

How to setup Sample Type Boxes in Template Studio

A number of users have asked how to setup a graphical column within their templates that can show the coverage of their sample items over the depth of their holes. The following article will explain how to do this and how this can then be used in further examples.

Rather...

Setting up a Non-continuous Bar Chart

When setting up bar charts, it may be necessary to create a bar chart that covers only a certain area of data rather  than a record that comes from the start of the graph. This is possible, but rather than using a single bar chart, a series of multiple bar charts have to be set up to...

This article contains links to each of the latest versions of the various older software products made available by Keynetix:

All newer software can be found on the downloads page of the Keyentix.com website.

***Please ensure that the version of certain products matches the...

This Report View adds a new "Water Strike by Geology" item to your Geology Reports Views within HoleBASE SI that lists all water strikes and their corresponding geology and location information.

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A number of our users have asked how they can create a coring 'step' chart that shows an output similar to the above:

The files needed for this are available within the zip file attached to this article.

For this to function the Report View contained within the zip file will need to be downloaded and installed into...

This Report View adds a revised "Water Strike by Geology" item to your Summary Reports Views within HoleBASE SI that lists all Water Strike data matched to the geology record for the Water Strike across the project.

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This Report View adds a new "Insitu Vane by Geology" item to your Geology Reports Views within HoleBASE SI that lists all vane tests and their corresponding geology and location information.

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Once a shape file has been imported into the HoleBASE SI system it's appearance can be adjusted within the Mapping | Manage Datasets interface.  From the dialogue select the required shape file and click the Styles button:

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This Report View adds a revised "SPT by Geology with Reduced Level" item to your Summary Reports Views within HoleBASE SI that lists all SPT data matched to the geology record for the SPT Top with Reduced levels included for depth values.

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Importing Additional Section Templates into HoleBASE SI.

The below templates are additional templates that enhance the section template set held with HoleBASE SI by default. To install these templates into a configuration pack, follow the steps below.

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The below templates are additional templates that enhance the site plan template set held with HoleBASE SI by default. To install these templates into a configuration pack, follow the steps below.

  1. Download the HBC (HoleBASE Component) file for the section template you require from the list below.
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HoleBASE SI hatching patterns can be changed by using the Pick List Manager using the following steps.

  1. Open a project and click on the Configuration Tab of the Ribbon (Note that these can also be applied to a configuration pack with the same method)
  2. Select the Manage Picklists...

Contacting the Support Team

When a problem has occured in HoleBASE SI, either during the installation, or within the application itself, then it may be necessary to contact the Support Team for further assistance. This can either be done on telephone (+44 (0) 1527 688888) or via email (support@...

Picklist Items

Below are the download links to download all of the default picklist images that are currently shipped for use within HoleBASE SI. These can be used by importing them into the system next to new picklist items. All items are supplied in a zip format and will need to be extracted.

To import these against a...

Geology Code definitions are generally transferred within the ABBR table of AGS files for project data.  However, this does not leave a method of transferring the coporate Geology Codes which may have been defined at system level.  The following method can be used to take the codes from an existing HoleBASE 3.1 system and...

Default Local connection for HoleBASE SI

Users who wish to create a new database within the local install of HoleBASE SI, or wish to connect the Civils Extension, may be asked for a username and password among other items. The details are listed below;

Name: Local

Database Name: HBSI

Server: localhost\...

It may be necessary for the values shown in HoleBASE SI to be changed depending on the requirement. In this example, we will use the Triaxial Total Stress General - CU (Undrained Shear Strength) field, although this principle can be expanded to any other numeric field in the database.

For this example, we will make this change...

A licence for HoleBASE SI can be delivered either through a Network Licence Manager or through a standalone licence. This article states the differences between the two mechanisms and also the process of how to request and apply a licence.

Standalone

Users who plan to use one machine for one licence should consider...

What is the difference between the Database Login and the HoleBASE SI login?

There are 2 different logins required for logging into HoleBASE SI; the SQL Server User login and the HoleBASE SI User Account login. A general user may never actually know that they need a SQL Server login as this may have been setup for them.

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If this message appears when first running HoleBASE SI, it may mean that you either need to install SQL Server Express on your local machine or connect up to a networked database. Generally, if your machine will be run as a standalone system, with no connection to else where then you will need to install standalone, if not then see Network...

When installing HoleBASE SI, you are presented with options to install either the Professional or Standard versions of HoleBASE SI. The version that you should install will be dependant on the version that you have licences for. If you do not have a licence for one of the products, you will not be able to run it.

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What is the default password for HoleBASE SI?

When first logging into the program, you will be presented with a dialogue, asking for a username and password to login, such as follows;

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This article assumes that a database has already been setup. If this is not the case then please see the article on Setting up a New Database.

Connecting to an existing HoleBASE SI Database

If you are connecting to a network SQL server then you must follow the steps...

Please note that we do not recommend editing any of the settings within the configuration file itself unless directed to do so under a support context. All of the settings required to setup and run HoleBASE SI can be configured within the program itself.

The HoleBASE SI Configuration File

The HoleBASE SI Configuration file...

How Do I Know if I’m Running 32-bit or 64-bit Office 2010?

Users of Office 2003 or 2007 will be running a 32bit version of Office so can ignore this article and install the 32bit versions of our Excel compatible software.

Office 2010 is the first version of Office with a native 64 bit version, but by default, most...

Note: the mapping and associated HoleBASE SI interface is only available under the Professional edition.  The mapping is not available under the HoleBASE SI Standard edition.

Mapping services can sometimes be blocked if the internet connection is handled via a proxy.  This results in the mapping tiles failing to appear;...

KeyLAB2 has a feature which can be exploited when designing test sheets which allows the minimum and maximum values along a graph to be used.  Further, the specific intervals at which labels are placed can also be specified.  Excel itself offers similar functionality but KeyLAB allows a cell within a workbook to provide these values...

The following message will most typically appear when the 'Zoom on Map' command is used for a location which does not currently have coordinate details currently defined against it:

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Assigning colours to Geology Codes can prove helpful when using templates which include a geological strip based on this field.  A typical example might be the 'Default Section Log with Geology Code', available for download from here.

The following routine should either be...

Ensure that no project is open and select Configuration Packs from the System menu, from within here, select the configuration pack that you wish to add this field to and then select Manage Model from the Configuration Tools menu.  From the ‘Manage Model’ screen select the group of data for which the field is required:

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Having logged into www.keynetix.com/The Keynetix Knowledgebase it is possible to set your password to something more memorable at the following page:

http://www.keynetix.com/changepassword/

 

Users who are upgrading from earlier versions of HoleBASE SI to release 1.16.0.x may receive the following request:

In order to support the new functionality provided by this release to allow the import of DWF and (beta)...

The following download contains the hatch patterns originally distributed with HoleBASE 3.1 in bitmap format.  These images may be used by HoleBASE 3.1 to replace any images which have been edited inadvertently.  Alternatively, these images maybe further edited using third party image editing packages to produce new hatch patterns...

When using a licence for HoleBASE SI Profressional a variety of mapping features can be displayed on the mapping area:

1.  Open a project and go to 'Mapping | Open Map' if it is not already open.

2.  From 'Map Tools' select 'Toggle Legend':

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Within HoleBASE SI it may be necessary to adjust the precision of certain fields within the database in order to allow for full representation of your data. This may also be affecting AGS imports of data due to the program rejecting values that are set to a higher precision then is currently allowed within the project.

A good example...

New Features In KeyLAB Build 2.1.4.0


Concrete testing options
•    Several new features have been added to help the scheduling, testing and reporting of concrete cores and cast samples.  Full details are included in section 9 of the updated user guide.
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Users who are upgrading a version of KeyLAB can run the 'setup.exe' as normal.

Please note that for a fresh installation under Microsoft Office 2003, the following process will need to be followed:

- Extract the installation folder to a convinient location on to the desktop.
- Browse through to 'installation...

This Excel spreadsheet allows you to connect to your HoleBASE 3.1 Central Database and extract the project list in a format that can be imported directly into HoleBASE SI.

To run this spreadsheet simply download and unzip that attached file and follow the instructions in the attached PDF file.

Please note that this is beta...

KeyLAB2 users with sufficient permissions can create their own test sheets, both for input and output.  However, where a summary sheet (this reporting the data from different types of test) a little guidance is often required.  In particular, users of the original KeyLAB (who will be used to a distinct 'Summary' sheet style...

With the release of HoleBASE SI and KeyLAB 2, it is becoming ever more important for users to determine what the architecture of their operating system is before selecting the correct installer for their application. To determine the architecture of your operating system, follow the steps relevant to your version of Windows listed below....

In this tutorial  we should take a quick tour of the Borehole Manager features in the Autodesk geotechnical module.

 

For more information about the Autodesk geotechnical module companion products see here, www.keynetix.com/civil3d

The new Autodesk...

Build 3.1.426.68 of HoleBASE includes a new feature which will allow users to perform a bulk AGS export, issuing data from multiple projects.  Although this is likely to have a general application it is intended to assist users who are seeking to migrate over to HoleBASE SI and require tools to move the data.

To use the feature...

It is possible to get any character into vFORMS for use with your HoleBASE templates. As long as the character belongs to a keyboard set within your installation of Windows then this can be imported into the template. Unfortunately not all character symbols can be used directly into a string input to place the character in a string of text,...

First impression suggest that it is possible to insert a reference cell to show the schedule name within KeyLAB as the field is not listed for selection in the interface.  However, with a little work it is possible to show the value.

When designing an input or output sheet Insert | Reference Cell in the...

The last date upon which the data for a hole changed can be displayed on printed output by making changes to the underlying form template.  Using vFORMS open the required form and create a Data Text Object.  Ensure the 'Source Table' is set to "HOLE".  Then 'Edit' the 'String Expression' to...

This article discusses how to setup and use a row which reports the calibration information associated with a piece of lab equipment used for testing.

Firstly, ensure that devices have been setup (and calibration details recorded) under Configuration | Equipment:

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Introduction

HoleBASE has long been used as the getechnical and geo-environmental data management tool of choice in the UK.  However, few people realise how The HoleBASE suite of software can help with the acquisition of data before a step has been placed on site.  Find out how HoleBASE can be used in the...

 

October's Free Training Webinar is on the subject of Digital Lab Scheduling.  
 
Frequently cited as one of the more frustrating areas for all parties; the process of exchanging data between engineer and laboratory is an area which can lead to confusion and delay.
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By default, the geology description which appears on form output is tagged with the Geology Code (where one has been recorded).  This is displayed with the nominated code, i.e. the item which is selected from a 'picklist'.  Thus, where the Geology Code is "TPGR" for "Taplow Gravel", for example, "...

One of the main difficulties in designing logs and templates with either vFORMS, KeyAGS or HoleBASE Reporter is not knowing how the data is represented.  Without knowing this, this it becomes very challenging to setup templates which read out as expected - not everyone is  an AGS...

This series of webinars explains the tips and tricks to show how to produce AGS4 data from HoleBASE3.1.  There will also be a demonstration of dedicated tools contained within the KeyAGS Checker to help create AGS 4.

This short tutorial will show the main steps for a successful install of the HoleBASE evaluation.

Please follow the instruction carefully.


In you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact via the 'Ask a Question' panel to the right.

This video shows some of the new features in the latest version of KeyLAB

Managing laboratory test data can be time consuming and expensive, especially if inefficient systems are resulting in double or triple entry of data. The introduction and requirement to produce AGS data on the majority of construction projects in the UK, coupled with tough economic conditions have forced UK laboratories to increase their...

This tutorial show how to import AGS sample data into KeyLAB

KeyLAB designer allows you to change the format of any of KeyLAB's input or report sheets.  This video gives a very brief introduction on how to use the functionality within KeyLAB designer to make cosmetic changes to existing sheets.

This tutorial provides an overview of KeyHOLE functionality and shows how sections can be quickly created for geotechnical data. 

One of KeyLAB's strengths is that it allows you to import your own spreadsheets.  The techniques in this video can be used to import a new spreadsheet into KeyLAB (as shown) or can be used to import existing KeyLAB spreadsheets downloaded from The Keynetix Knowledgebase, our support team or other KeyLAB users. 

A movie which illustrates the real-life application of 'data plots' alongside geological strips within KeyHOLE using the concepts of 'engineering parameters, associated 'plots' and geological strip 'frameworks'.  This example is based upon the display of ISPT N values with coring information (RQD and TCR) on a...

This presentation looks at how KeyCSM can export your Conceptual Site Models in to Microsoft Word

 

In recent months I’ve had a number of conversations about using KeyHOLE with AutoCAD Civil 3D. Often the initial reaction from users is that they do not work together. Even when we say KeyHOLE will run within Civil 3D often the thought is they will not integrate, it is true the ground model element of KeyHOLE produced by...

After HoleBASE has been installed on a Windows Vista or later machine, it will need to be run (at least once) as the administrator user to allow for the initial set up of the HoleBASE program to be complete. This will need to be done by right clicking on the HoleBASE shortcut and selecting the option to 'Run As Administrator'.

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