LEAPFROG WORKS 2.2

Leapfrog Works 2.2 is out now! Building on the last version of Works, it continues our pursuit of smoother interoperability with BIM and CAD engineering software. Key features include interoperability enhancements, improved visualisation, cross sections and Central model management.

NEW INTEROPERABILITY

  • USER DEFINED ATTRIBUTES ON MODELS

    • Add user defined attributes to models to capture and communicate key domain details.
    • Spell out components of ground type classifications or weathering profiles in a single domain. At a glance understand the properties of the geological, geotechnical or hydrogeological unit viewed.
    • Include user defined attributes in exports to IFC and communicate subsurface properties on projects using BIM workflows.

    EXPORT IFC BOREHOLES & DGN MODELS

    • Publish boreholes from Works projects direct to IFC format for transparent sharing of critical ground investigation data points with other disciplines and BIM project collaborators.
    • Export models direct to Bentley’s design (DGN) format for use in Microstation and wider application across the Bentley project suite.

    EXTRACT VOLUME SURFACES

    • Easily extract the top or bottom surfaces of a given volume, or any unique contact surfaces that make up a volume with new single-action surface extraction tools. Avoid the hassle and clutter of extensive mesh clipping and easily export to design, layout or geotechnical software.

ENHANCED 3D VISUALISATION

  • SPLIT SCENE VIEWS

    • Visualise 3D data from 1, 2 or even 3 viewpoints, to provide context and clarity, especially useful when exploring in close up and controlling object visibility, scene slicing, zoom level and image rendering.
    • Add a second monitor, double your desktop and easily compare views for increased productivity and even richer engagement.

    COLOURMAP IMPROVEMENTS

    • New colour gradient options replace the existing colour maps for better display of heatmaps, elevation, azimuth and geophysics data as well as diverging data and grayscales. Existing colour maps may still be used if preferred.
    • Discrete Colourmaps can now be easily created using various statistical methods for use with numerical interpolants.

    DOWNHOLE GRAPHS IN 3D SCENE

    • CPT, Geophysics or other downhole numeric data can now be displayed in the 3D scene to quickly visualise downhole data in 3D as a trace line or bar graph.
    • Use it along with movie making or saved scenes to communicate understanding of the different downhole parameters influencing the model and driving decisions.

IMPROVED CROSS SECTIONS

    • Using the new line symbology tool in section layout, clearly document and convey the confidence level of modelled contacts, or where the water table is.
    • As cross sections are dynamically linked, save time and effort refining layouts and maintaining cross sections over the project lifecycle.

CENTRAL 2.1 MODEL MANAGEMENT

  • Leapfrog Works 2.2 is now compatible with Central 2.1 for continuous model management, review and collaboration. Improvements include:

    • New roles and flexible project-based permissions - reflect the varied levels of access parties have when collaborating on Central managed models.
    • Even easier project sharing - the project owner can now select the project in the history tree and share directly from within Leapfrog Works.
    • Fence and Serial Sections, polyline colours and 2D grids - can now be published to Central and viewed in the Central Browser by project stakeholders.
    • Users can now specify the folder for temporary Central data storage, avoiding limited C drive capacity issues.

Download Leapfrog Works 2.2 now to to benefit from this new functionality

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FEATURES RELEASED IN LEAPFROG WORKS 2.1

BIM WORKFLOW SUPPORT

  • Works 2.1 integrates with key Civil Engineering processes to smooth workflows with Building Information Modelling (BIM) projects for better communication and stakeholder understanding of how the ground conditions will impact the project.

    New functionality:

    • Model Export to Industry Foundation Class (IFC) format – share full geological insight directly to the project BIM environment.
    • Model Export to Autodesk Drawing (DWG) format – export models into Autodesk BIM environments such as Navisworks or BIM 360.
    • Track object history – audit and verify model provenance before publishing to BIM.
    • Central publishing improvements – best practice single source of truth and key platform for BIM integration.

DESIGN GEOLOGY INTERACTION

  • Easier management of designs for better interaction of designs with geology.

    New functionality:

    • Design reloading for easy update of new versions as changes are made by design engineers.
    • Design moving - shift part or all of the design in 3D space to adjust to local coordinate differences or to analyse alternate locations.
    • Autodesk drawing (DWG) export for points, lines, meshes and cross sections for interoperability with CAD and Geotech software.
    • Mesh repair - Remove self-intersections for detailed analysis like cut and fill volume reports.

MY LEAPFROG INTEGRATION

  • Improvements to My Leapfrog for a much more personalised and accessible experience.

    New functionality:

    • Integrated demonstration projects – discover key concepts and link to a world of help and training resources.
    • Usage policy & reference codes – suspension when idle to avoid unintentional charges, set lists of allowable codes and policy to prompt for codes.
    • Single sign-on combines Works login with View – log in just once to access both services.
    • Monitor – view usage any time for valuable insight.

CROSS SECTIONS

  • Complete your cross section layouts in Leapfrog where they are dynamically linked to your model, and spend less time in manually recreating cross sections and layouts in other drawing packages.

    New functionality:

    • Borehole hatching – select from industry standard hatch patterns to simply deliver cross sections to the standard your clients expect.
    • Label arrangement – drag your collar labels to suit your presentation needs.
    • Line evaluations – show pierce points of GIS lines or engineering design lines that intersect your cross sections.

ANALYSIS AND VISUALISATION

  • Understand your data with new statistics and visualise numeric data and planned boreholes with greater ease.

    New functionality:

    • Structural data analysis – use Bingham statistics in stereonets uncover to non-directional trends in highly folded geology.
    • Statistics tables for analysis of numeric data with option to weight results by interval length.
    • Accentuate trends by scaling the radius of downhole intervals by a numeric column in your database, for clear visualisation of downhole numeric distributions.
    • Planned borehole groups for management and evaluation of ground investigation campaigns.

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