The primary unit for the design of templates within Template Studio is the meter, regardless of the final output units of the log. A borehole log is composed of several parts that are dynamically assembled to generate the final output. The main component is the "Master Template", which defines page size and margins, as well as containing the static header and footer sections of the borehole logs.
The middle section consists of vertical columns of depth-related information, which make up the bulk of the borehole log. An individual column (or group of sub-columns) is referred to as a “Strip”. When grouped together for a given report style, these columns are referred to collectively as a "Strip Set". A Master Template can have multiple Strip Sets available to it. Strip Sets are groups of individual strips arranged in a specific order and may also have strips with visibility conditions that will only be displayed if those conditions are met (for example, if PID readings are present).
All of the default Template Studio parts are named according to a standard convention, regardless of region. The naming convention is as follows:
Item Type - Description - Region - Version (if required)
For example, "Master Template - Default Letter - AUS" indicates that this is the default letter-size template for the North American Metric configuration pack, and "Strip - Description - AUS" indicates the individual strip piece that contains the Description column in the AUS configuration pack.
This naming convention is used for all out-of-the-box Template Studio parts, making it easy to identify the type, purpose, and region of each part. If a version number is included in the name, it indicates that the part has been updated from an earlier version
This configuration pack has been prepared with reference to AGS 4.1 AU. Experience dictates that most relevant users will need to pay particular attention to AS 1726 in identifying possible customization requirements.
OpenGround offers both component-based and non-component-based methods for building geological descriptions of soil and rock. In a component-based approach, each parameter, such as colour, is saved individually in the database. These components are then assembled to create a generic description that can be modified to suit your needs.
The non-component-based description is essentially a free-form method of entering descriptions, allowing for faster entry at the trade-off of standardization and potential variations across users. Additionally, there is the ability to use “Quick Lists” to provide prompts on ordering and typical descriptors used for things like consistency or moisture value.
OpenGround will by default generate a description based on any values in the Component-Based Section, however, if there is a Non-Component Description present, it will use that instead to populate the Description field.
The way that Standard Penetration Test (SPT) results are summarized on a log output can vary between organizations. With the default settings in OpenGround, SPT results are summarized in the following way:
The table below shows some typical data entry occurrences and how they are reported on a log output:
Field Test Scenario
Reported Results on Log
3 intervals, full penetration (450 mm)
Rod weight and/or hammer weight penetration, full penetration (450 mm)
Hammer Bouncing, any penetration scenario 0-450 mm
Note that the way SPT results are summarized on a log output can be customized according to the specific needs of your organization. These default settings are provided as a starting point, but they can be changed as needed.