Category: Implicit modelling

Can Implicit Modelling transform the civil engineering industry?

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
― Abraham H. Maslow

For years the geologists working on civil engineering and environmental projects have grappled with the challenge of building ground models using tools designed for drafting engineering designs.
Traditional engineering design started by drawing 2D sections, plans and elevations to define a 3D structure, which isn’t practical for natural geological structures which are almost never straight and aligned. Geology is a science rather than an engineering discipline because it models the real world instead of designing man-made structures within it. Geology doesn’t come in boxes, triangles, straight lines or even sophisticated Bezier curves. All of these are simply ways of representing the geology on a computer.

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Implicit modelling – an insider’s guide

Leapfrog software has always set the standard in geological modelling. This began 11 years ago when we pioneered the 3D implicit modelling approach.Implicit Modelling - an insider's guide

3D implicit modelling is now used by all the major mining companies across the globe as well as firms in the groundwater contamination and geothermal industries. It is quickly becoming the preferred method of modelling geological data and we expect this will continue into the future.

Geologists find using implicit modelling software enables quick and efficient creation of 3D models enabling them to explore multiple geological scenarios, communicate complex information and ultimately reduce risk and better inform the decision making process.

But what exactly is implicit modelling?

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