It’s been a busy month for geo-software. RockWare has announced Version 14 of its popular RockWorks software package, a subsurface data visualization software tool that can handle maps, cross-sections, logs, fence diagrams, 3-D stratigraphic models and volumetrics. A new single-user license is $2,499 and the upgrade price for a single-user license from RockWorks 2006 is $399 (US$). Highlights of a few new features, more images and links after the break. (Images from RockWare – rockware.com)
On April 10, GeoStudio 2007 version 7.1 was released, a significant service pack update. There are numerous bug fixes and some major improvements. Geo-Slope claims that the overall speed of the product is faster when switching between analyses and views, a welcome change. There are some nice changes to the way Sketch Text is handled, which makes it easier to handle annotation of multiple analyses. And something interesting that’s new in SLOPE/W that allows you to specify a â€œSpatial Mohr-Coulombâ€ model which allows unit weight, cohesion and friction angle to vary across the geometry as a function of x and y. I canâ€™t think of a case where I would have used such a model, but it is very intriguing. More features listed after the break along with links.
The downloads page at ADAMA Engineering lists an update (Number 1) for ReSSA 3.0. I have not even heard anything about the release of version 3.0, and even other pages on their website only mention ReSSA 2.0 as the latest version. As soon as I hear anything about the new version and its additional features, I’ll be sure to post the info here. ReSSA is software for the design of reinforced soil slopes or RSS.
An update for the MSE wall design software MSEW was also released recently. This update is number 8.1 and primarily updates the way reinforcement database files are referenced, allowing the location of the database file currently in use to be stored in the project file. After recently completing a major MSE wall review using MSEW, all I can say is halleluia! I had to manually locate the database file for every single one of my old runs. This should be a nice fix.
Rockscience, Inc. of Toronto CA is perhaps best known (as their name implies) for their software related to rock slopes and tunneling, such as Dips, Slide, Swedge, Examine3D and others. However their latest software product, Settle3D is for settlement analysis in soils. Read on for some features and screen shots.
GEO-SLOPE International has announced that version 7.03 of GeoStudio 2007 is ready for download. They are referring to it as a "Service Pack", noting that it has been several months in the making. Read more…
gINT Version 8.1.016 update has been released as of May 4, 2007. You can download this release from gINT Software, Inc.’s website.
As of May 1st, GEO-SLOPE International Ltd. has released GeoStudio 2007, a major update to their popular suite of geotechnical and geo-environmental modeling software. The suite included SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SIGMA/W, QUAKE/W, TEMP/W, CTRAN/W, AIR/W and VADOSE/W. Read on for some of the new features.
Geo-Slope International is preparing for release of GeoStudio 2007, it’s flagship product, with a price increase on their 2004 version. The new prices will be effective as of May 1, 2007 but all new licenses […]
ADAMA Engineering Inc. has released Update 7.1 for MSEW 3.0 yesterday. MSEW is an MSE wall design software that can perform retaining wall analysis using procedures from AASHTO or NCMA (National Concrete Masonry Association) in […]