RSLog Now Integrates with Slide2 and Settle3

Published on: Nov 23, 2022 Updated on: May 23, 2024 4 minutes read
  • Steve Chai, Geotechnical Project Manager at Rocscience

RSLog is Rocscience’s easy-to-use web-based borehole log application. It allows users to log their test borehole data on an online platform which can be accessed from anywhere, on any device. One of the newest features in RSLog is the cross-section designer. With this feature, the engineer can design cross sections between their test holes and modify the cross sections to their liking with simple CAD tools.

In the latest update of Slide2 (v9.025) and Settle3 (v5.018), we have integrated with RSLog, allowing users to easily import their RSLog cross sections into Slide2 and borehole log data into Settle3.

Slide2-RSLog Integration

To access the feature in Slide2, select File > Import > RSLog Cross Section, or select the RSLog Import button in the toolbar.

Slide2 Screen Showing RSLog Cross Section Import
Import RSLog Cross Section from Slide2

Online Import

Input your company credentials in the resulting dialog and click Next.

Screen Showing RSLog Login Page
Import RSLog Data dialog in Slide2 - login page

Slide2 will log into your RSLog account live, and you will be taken to the list of projects you have defined in your account, along with an indication of how many cross sections are defined in each project.

Screen Showing RSLog Data Import Process
Import RSLog Data dialog in Slide2 - project list

After selecting the desired project and clicking Next, the final page will show you the cross sections you have defined in that project along with a preview image:

Screen Showing RSLog Cross Section Selection Process
Import RSLog Data dialog in Slide2 - cross section list

By default, the “Import as Soil Profile” box is on. This will bring the cross section in as a soil profile and allow you to cut the desired slope out of the profile. Alternatively, it can be unchecked to bring the soil profile in as the final slope.

RSLog Cross Section Tab showing Soil Layers
RSLog cross section imported in Slide2 as a soil profile

Note that all the material names, material colours, and piezometric lines will be imported, but material properties and piezometric line assignments are left to the user.

Offline Import

Worried about your internet connection in the field? Export your cross-section from RSLog ahead of time and save it to your machine. In your RSLog cross-section, select Export > Rocscience Section (JSON):

Screen Showing Rocscience Section File from RSLog
Export Rocscience Section file from RSLog

Then import it to Slide2 using the Import button in the dialog:

RSLog Dialog Showing Cross Section Import Button
Offline import button in Import RSLog Data dialog in Slide2

Learn More

Learn more about the integration with the Slide2-RSLog tutorial.

Settle3 - RSLog Integration

Select the ‘Extruded section layer’ in Project Settings. Then, select Soils>Import from RSLog and log in using the dialog as shown below.

RSLog Screen Showing Extruded Section Selection
Figure 1. Extruded section layer option in Project settings
Tab Showing the RSLog Log in Page
Figure 2. Log-in credentials for RSLog import

Once you are logged in, you’ll be able to select which project you wish to import the borehole data to.

Screen Showing Project Import Screen
Figure 3. RSLog import project list

You’ll be able to see the details for each project on the right panel as shown above. This will make it easier for you to identify specific projects and review the information that is required for importing borehole data.

In case, there is any missing data, Settle3 will pop a warning message up with the missing information details and will ask you to address the issue in your RSLog account. You can update the missing material in your RSLog account and continue to import boreholes.

After importing the borehole data, you’ll be able to see a list of boreholes along with the detailed stratigraphy for each borehole:

Image showing boreholes available for import from
Figure 4. List of boreholes available for import from RSLog to Settle3

Now, hit Finish and you will be able to see the imported boreholes in the plan view. Select Soil>Section Creator and you’ll be able to see the imported boreholes in the dialog shown below:

Image of RSlog boreholes in section creator
Figure 5. RSLog boreholes shown in the section creator

Click OK to see the completed soil profile generated with the boreholes.

Image of soil profile in the section creator
Figure 6. RSLog boreholes drawn with soil profile in the section creator extruded in 3D view

The imported RSLog boreholes will have RSLog symbols beside the text. Simply right-click on the boreholes and view the borehole to see the full list of boreholes with soil layering.

Further, you can use the soil model created with the section creator for settlement analysis.

Image showing settlement analysis model
Figure 7. Settlement analysis using RSLog boreholes

Need More Details on this Integration?

To get more insights, follow along with the Settle3 - RSLog tutorial.

Getting your Data into RSLog

Worried about getting your old data into RSLog? RSLog allows users to import various file types directly into the program, including gINT, Excel, DIGGS, and AGS.

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