Integrating gINT, EQuIS, and AutoCAD

           Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.

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CONTACT
To obtain more info on Langan’s application LAgEQ, please contact the following:
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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. has developed an application called LANGAN gINT® EQuIS® (LAgEQ)which seamlessly integrates Microsoft® Excel, gINT®, EQuIS® Geology, Microsoft® Access, and AutoCAD® to simplify data input and quickly populate databases and generate professional looking boring logs and fence diagrams.

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Integrating gINT, EQuIS, and Auto CAD with LagEQ

  1. 1. Integrating gINT, EQuIS, and AutoCAD Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. LAgEQ Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. has developed an application called LANGAN gINT® EQuIS® (LAgEQ) which seamlessly integrates Microsoft® Excel, gINT®, EQuIS® Geology, Microsoft® Access, and AutoCAD® to simplify data input and quickly populate databases and generate professional looking boring logs and fence diagrams. Seamless Database Population T he purpose of the LAgEQ program is to facilitate the population of EQuIS® Geology and gINT® databases requiring only the most basic skill set in Microsoft® Excel. The user is presented with an easy-to-use Microsoft® Excel form that mimics the appearance of the company’s field log for borings. Since this form resides in Excel®, it can be customized to look like any company’s field log. The user simply enters the data from the field log into the Excel® form (or a field inspector equipped with a Tablet PC may enter the data into the Excel® form directly in the field) then uses the LAgEQ panel to import the data into the EQuIS® or gINT® database. Once the EQuIS® or gINT® database is populated, LAgEQ allows the user to output the data using gINT® to generate finished boring logs and fence diagrams. Because LAgEQ also handles the transfer of data from EQuIS® to gINT®, there is no need for Figure 1 the end user to be familiar with gINT®. This significantly shortens the learning curve involved in generating boring logs and fence diagrams. Alternately, these boring logs and fence diagrams can be exported to AutoCAD®. Again, using LAgEQ, the process is seamless to the user.
  2. 2. Data Input ata input is done via smart, user-friendly Excel® forms (templates). Because the Excel® D form resembles field logs used by companies to record geologic information, data input is a straightforward task. The form is smart in terms of providing early data validation, providing a high level of quality control before any data ever reaches a database. Many of the cells have ToolTips, or notes, providing information on what types of data to enter. Some cells utilize Excel’s Data Validation feature. Other cells contain drop-down menus forcing the user to pick a known value rather than enter data, avoiding inconsistent data entry. In addition, the Excel® form is smart enough to check the values of cells which are the key fields in either the gINT® or EQuIS® databases. For example, if a duplicated depth value for a lithology description is entered (a key field in both databases) the template will detect this discrepancy and the user will be notified. The Excel® form is comprised of 4 sheets: Lithology, Samples, Remarks and Optional. Each sheet contains sections of Log of Boring data as shown in Figure 1, above. Figure 2
  3. 3. Data Import D ata import to either the EQuIS® or gINT® database is simplified by using the LAgEQ panel shown in Figure 2, above. Each Excel® file created contains all the data necessary for the input of one boring into the EQuIS database. By selecting the Populate EDD button, the Excel files will then automatically populate the Geo3EDD.xls file. This Other Apps file is then imported into AutoCAD EQuIS automatically through LAgEQ (Batch Import button). Through the many export options provided by gINT EQuIS EQuIS®, LagEQ can easily, and seamlessly, export the data to other applications, such as gINT®, AutoCAD®, ArcView® and others. The relationships between the applications are illustrated in Figure 3, at right. Figure 3 Excel Once the data are imported into the gINT® database Data Output using gINT® is also a simple ® process. gINT contains templates
  4. 4. for creating your own professional-looking Logs and Fence diagrams. LAgEQ simplifies this task further by selecting either the Create Logs or Create Fences button from the control panel (see Figure 2). The user is then prompted to select the populated gINT® database (GPJ file) and a dialog box is then presented to the user as shown in Figure 4, below. The user can select which borings to process by either clicking on the Add All button or by manually clicking on the borings of interest. Finally, the output is generated through one of the three gINT Action buttons: Preview, Print, or Export to Acad. If gINT® has multiple reports available, they may be selected through the LAgEQ’s Select Report drop down menu (Figure 4.) The user can also edit the gINT® database directly by clicking on the Grid View button in lower left corner of the dialog box. Because gINT® is running in the background while using LagEQ, all of the printing, reporting and editing of the gINT® database can be accomplished without even opening gINT®. Below, Figure 5 is the sample output of a boring log and a fence diagram as generated thru gINT®. Figure 4
  5. 5. Figure 5
  6. 6. CONTACT To obtain more info on Langan’s application LAgEQ, please contact the following: Strahimir Antoljak santoljak@langan.com David B. Towsey dtowsey@langan.com Langan Engineering and Environmental Services River Drive Center 1 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 www.Langan.com (201) 794-6900 (Telephone) (201) 794-0366 (Fax)

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