Accession Number:

ADA252913

Title:

User's Guide for the Boring Log Design File Builder

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NASH COMPUTING SERVICES NORTH LITTLE ROCK AR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES contracted to modify and enhance the Boring Log Design File builder BP, a PC-based MicroStation utility for creating boring log design files. BP was originally developed to replace an older, minicomputer-based plot system previously in use there. Input for the BP program consists of ASCII data files created by a dBASE Ill boring log database management system. The format of these input files is derived from a standard originally developed nearly 25 years ago. The BP program places boring log plate data into MicroStation design files using Corps-standard soil and rock symbology. These design files may be modified and plotted on any Intergraph platform i.e., PCs or UNIX workstations running MicroStation or VAX minicomputers running IGDS. The initial version of BP had several shortcomings that have been rectified in the new release. These include memory requirements, configurability, and conformance to Corps standards regarding plate size, cell library, symbology, and scaling.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE