About the Blog

Grok: (verb) To have an intuitive understanding of.

GeoStudio: (proper noun) Suite of CAD software for geotechnical modeling.

As a UI programmer for GEO-SLOPE, I’m one of the guys whose job is to make sure you only have to wrestle with your geotechnical problem, not with our software.

That’s a constant struggle for me! How to make the software more powerful and yet easier to use?

Often it means the most common features are easily discovered but the more powerful ones are hidden.

In this blog I hope to uncover some of the more hidden features of GeoStudio, explain some of the thinking that goes into the product’s interface, and give you an intuitive understanding of how things work.

Please note: I am NOT an engineer!
I won’t—and can’t!—talk about how to model or when to use one material model over another. What I can—and will—give you is an insider’s look at the GeoStudio interface.