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RSLog is designed with flexibility in mind. We understand that consulting engineers use different data templates and borehole log templates depending on the type of subsurface investigation, type of project, and local practice. The following provides customization options available in RSLog:

Data Entry Customization

The following is a summary of data entry customization. Please note that these customizations are applied to your RSLog account (i.e. all users) and it covers all previous, current and future projects.

Default Settings

These settings determine the default values pre-selected by RSLog on various data entry pages (e.g. default project unit system).

  • New Projects: default values when creating a new project.
  • New Test Holes: default values when creating a new test hole.
  • Completion Notes: the default text for Start Notes and Termination Notes is generated based on these settings.
  • Templates: determines the default log template and figure template used on Test Hole Logs page for generating borehole logs, as well as on Reporting > Figures pages.
  • Page Settings: default page settings when creating a new report template.

Dropdown Lists

Data entry for a test hole uses several dropdown lists that can be customized by user:

  • Rock Classifications: The Rock Classification tab is used to edit the default rock classification systems used in RSLog.
  • Soil Classifications: The Soil Classification tab is used to edit the default soil classification systems used in RSLog. This mainly affects the strata description on test hole data entry page, when the Detailed View is selected by user.
  • Field Tests: Use this to add a new field test to your RSLog account or delete one from the list.
  • Sample Types: Use this to add/remove items in the sample type dropdown.
  • Drilling Methods: Use this to add/remove items in the drilling method dropdown.
  • Moisture Descriptors: Use this to add/remove items in the moisture level dropdown.
  • Piezometer/Well Types: The list of piezometer/well types and well plugs can be customized.
  • Consistency: This list contains the consistency descriptors (for fine-grained soils) used on the Stratigraphy tab of the borehole page.
  • Apparent Density: This list contains the apparent density descriptors (for coarse-grained soils) used on the Stratigraphy tab of the borehole page.
  • Status Levels: Projects and test holes can have Status; This allows determining at what stage the project or test hole is. User can change / update the status as the project proceeds to the next phase, or as the subsurface investigation of the test hole advances.

Lab. Tests

The User-Defined tab allows you to create additional lab tests that are not covered within the scope of the Index, Strength or Chemical tests. Examples include Fines Content (%), RQD, UCS, etc.

Extra Tags

You can expand the list of data entered for a project or test hole by adding Extra Tags on Settings page > Data Entry tab > Extra Tags tab. Here are some examples of Extra Tags: Contract Number (for projects), Drilling Fluid (for boreholes), Abandonment Reason (for boreholes), etc. Once created, you can enter the values of Extra Tags at:

  • For Project: edit the project and go to Additional Settings tab.
  • For Test Hole: edit the test hole and on General tab go to Extra Tags tab (right side of the page).
Please note that Extra Tags are top-level variables assigned to the project or borehole, and are not 'depth related'.

Layer Description Compiler

When stratigraphy data is entered in Detailed View, RSLog puts all pieces of soil / rock description together and compiles into a Layer Description. This is done when user clicks on the Compile button on stratigraphy data entry page.

The pieces of data that participate in the Layer Description text and their formatting / order is defined by 'Layer Description Compiler'.

Report Customization

Template Design

Create your own figure template and borehole log template using RSLog template designer. With regards to the borehole logs, user can design both header & footer as well as decide which log columns should be displayed on the log.

Need a Different Log Column?

RSLog covers several different log columns for your borehole logs. If you are looking for a specific log column and you cannot find it in the list please see below:

» I Want to Show Variation of a Parameter vs Depth

For example: you read pressure or torque from the drill rig. In this case this data would be presented in the borehole log as a dataset comprising of {depth, value}. To achieve this:

  1. In order to be able to enter data in RSLog, add the subject parameter by creating a new Field Test on Settings page (e.g. name it "Torque Dataset"),
  2. Once the new field test is added, go to borehole edit page > Field Tests tab, and select the new field test (e.g. "Torque Dataset") from the list and start data entry (or import data from CSV file),
  3. In your log template you can decide if this dataset should be shown as numbers or displayed as a graph:
    1. Edit your log template and add a log column of type Text/Number; For this new log column, select Field Test Results from the list of log columns, then in the Field Tests dropdown list select the new field test (e.g. "Torque Dataset") added in Step 1, or
    2. Edit your log template and add a log column of type Graphic; For this new log column, select Field Tests Graph from the list of log columns, then in the Field Test To Show dropdown list select the new field test (e.g. "Torque Dataset") added in Step 1.
  4. Click Save button and use this template to generate your borehole log.

Another example includes adding specific notes/comments at certain depths in the borehole log. This could be anything from driller notes to discontinuities description, lab test summary etc. Since the values entered for a field test can be text, you can use the same approach and add a new Field Test as described above.

» I Want to Show Additional Data Associated with a Sample

In this case, you want to show data that is associated with a sample; For example: sample weight, color, RQD, or a lab test that is not covered by RSLog default lab tests. The best way to handle this type of cases, is to add a user-defined lab test in your RSLog account. This is because lab tests are conducted on a soil / rock sample and therefore the test results are shown at the exact depth at which the sample was taken.

Displaying SPT Blow Counts

Please see this article for various options to show SPT blow counts on the borehole log.

Special Reports

Many types of reports could be created in RSLog by a combination of these log columns: Depth Scale, Elevation, and Graph (Customizable). For example, to create a Cone Penetration Test (CPT) report in RSLog:

  1. Create a new log template (or copy an existing one),
  2. Setup the page settings and header & footer,
  3. Add a Depth Scale log column,
  4. Add a Graph (customizable) log column, and add the following data series:
    1. CPT field test > qc
    2. CPT field test > fs
    3. CPT field test > u2
  5. Add a Field Test Graph log column,
  6. Add a Lithologic Description log column,
  7. Add an Elevation log column.

This will result in a CPT and SPT log shown below:

CPT & SPT Report Template
CPT & SPT Report Template


You can customize RSLog GIS map by importing your GIS data (e.g. KML/KMZ, GeoJSON etc).

Other Configuration Options

In addition to the aforementioned customizations, the following configurations are available in RSLog:

User Management

The Admin of your company RSLog account can manage RSLog users.

Access Levels & Permissions

Please use Roles to specify user permissions and access levels.

Visibility of Projects

You can assign a project to certain users and hide that project from other users.

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