Emailing LOGDRAFT or Soil Test Project Files

Last Revised December 18, 2015

This document provides instructions for e-mailing project files created for storing LOGDRAFT or soil lab. test (e.g., sieve, hydrometer, Atterberg, triaxial shear, etc.). Please note that the e-mail recipient must have a licensed GEOSYSTEM package to read the data.

If you are using LOGDRAFT, there are a couple of preliminary steps to take prior to e-mailing your project data:

  1. Start LOGDRAFT and open your project.
  2. Select "Project" > "Default Data Entry Form"; make a note of the highlighted data entry form then press the "Cancel" button.
  3. Select "Print" > "Borings, Test Pits, Wells, etc.", click on the "Report form" tab, make a note of the highlighted report form then press the "Cancel" button.
  4. Close the program down.

Regardless of which program(s) you have licensed, the next steps are identical:

  1. Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder where you're storing your GEOSYSTEM project folders (you should see one or more sub-folders with .GEO extensions).
  2. Right-click on the subfolder that has the same name as your project, and ends in .GEO
  3. Select "Send To" > "Compressed (zipped) Folder". Windows will bundle the contents of your GEOSYSTEM project into a single folder with a .ZIP exension that you can attach to an e-mail.
  4. If you are using LOGDRAFT, you need to attach several other files. Navigate to LOGDRAFT's shareable config. file directory: you will find a file which has the same name as the project's default data entry form and ends in .LDT. Attach this file to your e-mail message.

    In the same directory you will find several files which have the same name as the boring log form which you are using with your project: attach all of these.
  5. In your e-mail instructions, instruct the recipient to save everything but the .ZIP file to their own GEOSYSTEM package's shareable config file directory, then save the project .ZIP file to the folder where they're storing their project folders.

    After saving the files, the recipient should open their Windows Explorer program and navigate to their project folder directory, right-click on the .ZIP file they saved there, then select "Extract All".