QuickLog - Header/Footer Setup Software
QuickLog greatly speeds and simplifies the process of creating boring log/well construction diagrams. Featuring a point and click graphical interface, it's intended for use by geologists or data entry staff members to create diagrams without the need for a CAD system. Hundreds of different formats can be created without programming or lengthy formatting.
QuickLog - Header/Footer Setup
The first step in using QuickLog is to create the format for a template log. In the layout editor, you choose your paper size (8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17 portrait or landscape) and then 'drag and drop' the elements for your header and footer:
You can completely customize the header and footer to achieve any type of layout. Below are some sample headers:
QuickLog - Column Setup
The body of the log is created 'on the fly' by listing the column types to be shown from left to right. You can add, delete, or re-order these columns any time, even after you have entered data. Perhaps, you decide to add a lab test months after you have finished a set of logs -- inserting another column is no problem! Other logging programs, on the other hand, require the format to be pre-programmed before data can be entered.
QuickLog - Data Entry
QuickLog's 'point and click' interface makes data entry a breeze! When you open a log, it is shown on the preview screen. Just click wherever you would like to add or edit data:
A data entry editor then 'pops up' pertaining to the area clicked. In the editor, you enter new data, make changes, and click 'OK.' The log is then updated on the screen. This simple interface makes the program easy to learn, and it makes it easy for those who do not use it regularly to 'remember' how to use it when the time comes:
Fast, Standardized Description Entry
To speed entering soil and rock descriptions, you may set-up 'pick-lists' of often used description phrases (ex. 'SAND, Poorly Graded,' 'yellowish brown,' 'traces of silt,' etc). Then, you simply click on these phrases to have them placed in the description text editor, above. Also, you can use this method to standardize description entry so that your logs become more consistent.
QuickLog Field Version
For the ultimate in efficiency, you can use QuickLog in the field on either a tablet or regular PC. First of all, you save time by not having to transcribe field notes - enter data once in the field and be done. Second, unlike some other field logging systems, it's not a second program that exports to your main logging program. So, there is no learning curve or extra steps in using it. It's the same program but with a new interface designed for pen-stylus data entry - many buttons were added to minimize clicks. Lastly, because it's the full version of QuickLog, you can view logs to scale on-site, enabling you to make drilling and constructions decisions in real time.
Create Custom Fill Patterns using any Paint Program
The program includes 65 fill patterns (click here to see the default fill pattern guide). Each fill pattern is a BMP file which you can open and modify using any paint program. This format enables us (and you) to create a wider variety of fill patterns than a CAD program can offer (since CAD can only use vector fill patterns). Any BMP file can be used as a fill pattern -- you could even take digital photos of your soil samples and use them as fill patterns. Below is the dolomite .BMP file in a paint program:
Export Logs to Other Graphics Programs & CAD, if Necessary
After you've completed your log, you can simply print it, or you can export it to one of the following graphic formats: DXF, BMP, WMF, EMF.
Easy to Use File Format, Export to ASCII Text or AGS Data Formats
Some borehole logging programs require you to save your data in a complex database/library system. With QuickLog however, you don't need a database programmer as each log is saved as a small ASCII text file (ending in '.BOR'). If you ever need to send it to a client or colleague, you just email the .BOR file. QuickLog also features database import/export via ASCII text and AGS data formats - so, it can be used with databases, if needed.
Using QuickGIS, you can also export QuickLog data into other modeling programs such as EVS, GMS, and Arcview.