Generating Reports

Of course, LOGDRAFT has the ability to present logs of subsurface investigations: These logs may be formatted to report one boring, test pit or monitor well per report (called "single-source" reports) or multiple borings, test pits or monitor wells per report -- the latter are called "subsurface profiles", or "profiles" for short.

Single-Source (Boring Log) and Multi-Source (Profile) Reports

Comparison: Single-source reports may extend over multiple pages if the bottom of the borehole extends below the bottom of the first page. Boreholes presented on profiles only take up one page -- if the borehole extends below the bottom of the page, the information below the page bottom is discarded.

The software can also generate summaries of the data entered for a single boring or for multiple borings:

Multi-Source Data Summary

Comparison: In contrast to boring logs and profiles, which present subsurface data scaled vertically relative to the actual depths where the data were acquired, summaries present subsurface data in a table consisting of equally spaced rows.

LOGDRAFT can also produce a special kind of summary called a project summary, which basically lists every bit of information you've entered into a project. Project summaries are useful for data entry checking and as hard copy records -- they're covered in detail in this section in the Customization Guide.

Project Summary

LOGDRAFT also supports reports showing plan views of a site and special symbol legend reports that present a visual key to all of the graphical symbols used on a sequence of reports: These reports are covered in this page and this page.

Before a printed report may be generated, the program must be told something about the layout of the report. This process is done once for a given report form by using the facilities discussed in the Customization Guide. Once a form has been set up the program can combine it with data you enter in order to produce a printed page.