Public Release of SVOFFICE™5 - SVDESIGNER™ BETA - 3D Conceptual Modeling and Visualization Software for Geotechnical Engineers

This completely new software product introduces a powerful new geometry construction/excavations and manipulation tool to the SVOFFICE™ Suite.

SASKATOON, October 23, 2015

The beta release of SVDESIGNER™ is the third beta release of a package from the new SVOFFICE™5 suite of geotechnical and geoenvironmental software products. A major piece of the concept-to-solution workflow has been missing in the geotechnical design process...until now. SVDESIGNER™ is here to fill that need. Historically it has been very difficult to conceptualize and dynamically create representations of complex geostrata, roads, embankments or tailings dams in 3D space. Using an easy-to-use set of tools, the user can then quickly prototype and visualize the planned construction or excavation sequences or generate site flyover animations. Advanced features in the software handle intersections of various surfaces so the 3D geometry can be represented accurately. Volumes can be calculated and the 2D or 3D representations of geometry can be moved into any of the SVOFFICE™5 numerical modeling modules for advanced analysis.

SVDESIGNER™ represents a new paradigm for geotechnical design in that the full three-dimensional site geometry is represented. Subsequent 2D or 3D numerical modeling activities can be initiated based on professional judgment of the project engineer. Overall design and prototyping time is reduced in this system. The complexity of 3D numerical models that can be created in a short time frame is also improved.

We are providing a beta of SVDESIGNER™ for the purposes of gaining feedback from the growing number of users wishing to perform 3D analysis. The SVDESIGNER™ software contains a robust feature set such as:

  • Construction Sequences: Sequences of layers or lifts of material as placed in earth dams or in mining operations can be easily represented in the 3D conceptual model.
  • Surface cuts and excavations: Cuts into topography can be easily performed as per the design of a road cut into the side of a hill. Mining cuts such as with open pits can also be represented.
  • Representation of Complex 3D Surfaces: 3D surfaces can be imported from a variety of formats and represented as grids or triangulated surfaces consisting of hundreds of thousands of individual polygons.
  • Volume calculations: Volumes of material can be calculated to aid in construction activities.
  • High-Performance Graphics Engine: The entire SVOFFICE™5 suite benefits from our newly developed 3D CAD graphics engine.
  • High fidelity contouring: For both elevations and thickness parameters.
  • Stunning Visuals: High fidelity 3D conceptual designs can be captured for display to clients and review of potential designs.
  • Easy-to-use User Interface: Featuring a familiar user interface with easy to understand icons and functions. The software tools behave exactly how you would expect with a short learning curve. You will be able to start modeling right away.
  • New SVOFFICE™5 Manager: the project manager dialog has been redesigned to greatly simplify its usage. Models can easily be grouped by project and stored anywhere on the users disk drive.

SVDESIGNER™ takes 3D modeling to a whole new level and it will continue to evolve and strengthen based on close interaction with our customers. We would welcome you to review our work with the beta version. Applications to beta-test the software may be found here!

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