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Characteristics of the user interface


The new releases of the geo&soft international programs feature:

  • improved calculation speed
  • renewed user interface
  • data exchange with "cut and paste" (for example from and to Excel)
  • export of output listings in Microsoft Word format
  • export of output listings in Microsoft Excel format
  • complete manual available on-line
  • multilingual support (English, French, Spanish and Italian)
  • measurement units upgraded to use SI units
  • single version for Windows 9x, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP
  • LAN support (with appropriate protection scheme)
  • possibility of activating the "demo" versions for a test period of two weeks

ROTOMAP - Three-dimensional analysis of rockfalls - determination of the path of falling boulders - frequency distiribution contour lines of the stop points of the rock blocks - energy distribution in relation to the mean and maximum kinetic energy - planimetric graphical restitution and in-section restitution of resulting data - optimisation of protective systems.

ROCK3D - Analysis of rock slope faces with the Key Block Theory - recognition of the main discontinuity sets through hierarchical and non-hierarchical clustering - analysis of real discontinuities, based on their length and position on the slope face - identification of complex removable blocks based on the selected kinematic mode - determination of the volume of the rock blocks and of the safety factor of each identified block - design of the rock bolting that is necessary to reach a required safety factor.

CLU_STAR - Structural geology data collection - identification of the discontinuity sets through hierarchical and non-hierarchical clustering - calculation of the tensor of permeability - determination of the safety factor of removable rock wedges: seismic conditions, water pressure, tension cracks, external overloads and bolt forces are taken in account.

ACCECALC - Evaluation of the displacement of rock boulders subjected to dynamic forces, on the basis of a given accelerogram - determination, through pseudostatic analysis, of the acceleration that is necessary to bring the slope to limit equilibrium conditions - evaluation of the velocity and displacements in the direction of the sliding for each point of the considered accelerogram and calculation of the total displacement at the end of the seismic event in order to evaluate the stability of the slope under examination.

CLASROCK - Classification of rock masses with the Bieniawski (RMR index) and Barton (Q index) methods - the results of the calculation are presented as a list that can be viewed and directly printed by the program or imported into any word processor.


I.L.A. - Verification of the stability of slopes in granular soils - calculations under normal and seismic conditions - analysis of sliding surfaces with arbitrary shape or families of plane or circular sliding surfaces - analysis in the presence of water, in terms of total or effective stresses - possibility of dealing with heterogeneous stratified terrains - verification of the interaction between the slope and the restraint systems.

CE.CA.P. - Foundation analysis and design - bearing capacity of shallow foundations with different shapes - comparison of the most used calculation methods - homogeneous and stratified soils - bearing capacity of deep foundations: micropiles, small and large diameter piles - immediate and long term settlement in homogeneous or stratified terrain for single and for multiple shallow foundations - differential settlement - verification under seismic conditions and in the presence of water.

DIADIM - Design and verification of sheet-piles and bulkheads - several levels of anchoring can be defined under different load conditions - iterative calculation for correct evaluation of successive excavation phases - the structure is calculated as a flexible beam on elasto-plastic supports with different constraints at the extremities - structural analysis of different sections (continuous diaphragms, beam bulkheads, armoured piles, sheet-piles) is performed through the determination of the moment and vertical stress, determined in the section under the highest stress, with a method based on the limit-state concept used in conjunction with the partial safety factor method (Eurocode 2).

INSITU - Interpretation of static and dynamic geotechnical in situ tests according to the most commonly adopted methods - STP tests: relative density, friction angle, effective and total vertical stress, constrained modulus, Young's modulus, cone resistance, shear modulus, cyclic modulus of deformation, upper limit allowed for the subsidence/load ratio. - CPT tests: friction angle, drained compressibility and relative density, undrained shear strenght, compressibility, sensitivity and overconsolidation - DP tests: all the information for the SPT tests is supplied - the program can be adapted to any measuring apparatus through correlation coefficients.

VERCAM - Verification and design of retaining walls - gravity, semigravity and cantilever retaining walls - evaluation of the safety factor under normal and seismic conditions - validation of the concrete design and dimensioning of the reinforcement through the calculation of the bending moment of the foundation and of the footing pressure.

LIQUITER - Determination of the safety factor for the liquefaction of saturated coehsionless soils subjected to seismic tremors - the evaluation of soil resistance to cyclic shear forces is determined through the correlation between the resistance to liquefaction and the number of blows of the STP test - it is also possible to consider the presence of overloads and the water table effect - the resistance to liquefaction factor is calculated as the ratio between of the shear force that induces liquefaction and the maximum shear force induced by the seismic waves.


INQUIMAP - Aquifer models using finite differences or superposition of effects - unconfined, semi-confined and confined aquifers with transitory flow rates - horizontal anisotropy of permeability - reconstruction of the undisturbed aquifer - analysis for the designing of the wells, catchment basins, barriers - determination of flow isochrons - concentration of contamination using numerical analysis during stationary or transitory flows.

HAPPIE - Definition and evaluation of areas at risk from contamination around a waste disposal site - the territorial impact in the presence of several wells - determination is performed on the basis of parameters that are easily determined using an extension of the Legrand method - graphic presentation of the form, dimension and risk level of every zone.

WELL - Analysis and interpretation of pump tests - calculation of the main hydrogeological parameters - unconfined, confined and semi-confined aquifers - constant discharge pumping tests, variable step drawdown, and constant head - stationary or transitory conditions - single well or with one or several observation wells - analytical calculation methods or automatic interpretation of tables.

SID - Calculation of hydraulic sections with any geometrical or hydraulic properties - determination, for the given section, of the trend of the velocity and height values reached by the water - calculation of a diagram of the flow in relation to the height, with an indication of the height reached by the flow, as required by the design.

W.Q.E. - Evaluation of water quantities for human use in accordance with the parameters defined by the European Union directive number 80/778 - the index of the water quality is evaluated through a user-defined system of points - for each parameter required, guide points are given as well as maximum admissible values, measurement units and the comments as contained in the directive.


ISOMAP - Construction of map surfaces for geological sciences - contour lines - perspective views - the calculation methods are: inverse distance weighting, kriging, extrapolation of the surface with the recognition of the regional polynomial trend trough the elimination of closures of the contour lines - vectors and flow lines - digital filtering for geophysical techniques.

DBSOND - Archiving of geological/geotechnical data and the results of in situ tests - data are represented as stratigraphies - ample choice of descriptive columns - flexibility in the choice and position of the columns - most geological textures are available with the option of adding and personalising them - graphical restitution of sections with height profils - stratigraphical columns can be inserted into the sections.


ELETOM - Tomographic reconstruction of a vertical soil section through the deployment of an array with a maximum of 64 electrodes - full inversion using a Finite Elements Method (Sasaki, 1994) - high resolution results - the classical pseudosections method is also available - works with dipole-dipole, pole-dipole, Wenner and Schlumberger measurement system.


All the programs, developed entirely by our company, are extremely simple and easy to use and sport the same interface in order to minimise the time necessary to use them proficiently.

All the commands are contained within the menus on the menu bar at the top of the window and can either be selected with the mouse or with the shortcut keys.
The layout of the menus, according to an ergonomical design, follows the logical order of operations preventing access to the following commands until all the required data have been supplied.
The programs use practical and efficient input windows that give immediate information on the data fields and automatically validate the entered values.
A first type of input window allows entering tables of numerical or alpha-numerical values. The automatic validation procedure performs a check to immediately intercept range or typing errors in the entered data.
The data entered in the tables can be copied into other tables using "cut and paste" options.
Other windows allow entering single numerical, alpha-numerical or multiple-choice values. Those windows also perform the automatic validation of the entered data.
Regardless of the type of field, the introduction of inadequate values activates warning messages.
The introduction of data such as geomechanical parameters can be performed through an interactive graphic interface.
Working with the mouse directly on the screen, it is so possible to assign different sets of values to the selected areas.
Every program offers on-line help for each window or data field.
The yellow box in the input windows shows a detailed description of each required input.

Particular attention has been paid to the handling of printing devices. The graphic output is produced using vectorial procedures that maintain the highest quality both in the direct prints and in the exported files.

Every program has a print preview window, whose tool bar allows zooming onto the details of the drawing and panning of the whole image to check the grafics before output.

Graphics can be exported to EMF, a vectorial format that allows pasting the images into programs like Microsoft Word or Corel Draw maintaining the same high quality of the direct printouts; the DXF format is also available to to transfer the drawings into CAD programs.
Colour, font and line thickness of each detail of the graphic output can be individually configured.

The output listings can be pre-viewed or directly printed, and can be exported to Microsoft Word, Excel or NorePad.

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