Technology has moved on a great deal in the last five years and clients are increasingly demanding geotechnical data to be included in models and drawings.
Technology has moved on a great deal in the last five years and clients are increasingly demanding geotechnical data to be included in models and drawings. As a result, it is an ideal time for companies to review their software systems and practices, but many organizations are reluctant to invest time and money in new systems. However, market-leading firms continually invest in their businesses to stay ahead of the competition – and this includes geotechnical CAD and BIM software.
Peter Brett Associates replaced their gINT system with HoleBASE SI and the extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D, which has saved them a lot of time and is delivering huge cost savings.
As David Cotton says, “The projects we use the software on are really diverse, but we mostly deal with ground investigations from projects with just a few holes to ones with 400+ locations. It’s been a big cost saving and reduction in time to be able to generate these investigations almost instantly; with the added dynamic capability of the Civil 3D extension you can just click a button and it appears. Alignments can then be dragged into place and the software automatically updates for you. “Over the 2-3 years I’ve been using HoleBASE SI I’ve seen a huge improvement in the features and Keynetix are clearly listening to the industry with regular updates to suit wish lists and individual requirements.”
Keynetix has developed a Geotechnical CAD Cost Calculator to help companies review their own projects and to quickly work out the costs and potential savings that could be made and to evaluate if there is a business case to change. The calculator can show whether this a good short or medium term investment and of course indicates where process efficiencies can be made.
Read the full article for more information and download the calculator to find out if your geotechnical CAD/BIM team is costing you more than it should.
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