PileDVR-DeviateVR – Drilled Pile Verticallity Inspection
3D and Virtual Reality
Another Geo-Innovation by Deep Excavation LLC, supporting Jean-Lutz Equipment
When piles are drilled in, their installation usually deviates from what the design originally calls. For this reason engineers specify verticality and deviation tolerances that must be met during pile installation to ensure that the construction meets the design requirements.
For drilled piles, specialty monitoring equipment can be attached to the drilling head that records the vertical position of the drill head with depth. Up to now the only way to visualize pile deviations has been to use two dimensional cross sections with depth, we were unable as engineers to see and inspect the pile records as if we were really underground, but that is not any more the case!
With DeviateVR we are launching a new era in geotechnical inspection. We can now inspect pile installation records in three dimensions or using virtual reality. We can now achieve what is physically impossible, we can now visualize underground installation as if we are standing in real scale within the ground.
+ See the installation in actual dimensions
+ Ensure construction quality
+ Prepare an action plan in advance
+ Impress the project owner!
How the Software Works
The system uses two software programs, PileDVR for processing data and creating reports, and DeviateVR for visualizing data in either 3D (regular computer screen) or in virtual reality.
Raw pile verticality installation data is first imported into our processing software PileDVR. The PileDVR software allows us to process data such as pile overlaps, deviations, and tilt as a percentage of pile depth. The processed data can then be exported to the DeviateVR software that is responsible for visualizing the installation records.
If a virtual reality headset is attached the DeviateVR app will launch into the virtual reality environment. Otherwise, the DeviateVR will launch into the desktop mode as a regular application.
What are the minimum requirements?
PileDVR: PC windows 7+, with 2GB or Ram or greater
DeviateVR (3D): Windows 10, Integrated Graphics Card
DeviateVR (VR): You will need a relatively good PC with a 1050+ graphics card and good memory. The following specifications are provided by Microsoft (Click here).
What will it cost?
PILEDVR pricing: PileDVR is the processing software for exporting data to the DeviateVR viewer. DeviateVR is free from the Microsoft store. PileDVR is provided on an annual subscription basis. Multiple license discounts are available. PileDVR subcription pricing is:
1st year: $1650 with technical software support
2nd year+: $650 per year
The PileDVR user interface can be seen next. Here we can see the pile overlaps at any elevation. The software can also highlight potentially problematic piles when installation tolerances are specified.