BoreAidTM is a family of tools which was developed at the University of Waterloo to assist industry professionals with the planning and design of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) pipeline installation. It also fills a noted industry gap for HDD tools that are user friendly, windows-based, manufacturer and supplier independent, and that can easily produce project design or construction submission documents with the click of a button. For this reason, BoreAid is now being used internationally as an effective HDD design tool. The software has been developed for use by pipeline and utility owners, contractors, and technicians/engineers. It is the only known comprehensive HDD software that takes the user through the complete design process in a sequential and user friendly manner. Thus, both novice and experienced HDD users can use the tool with ease. It may be used to check the feasibility of a project using the built-in database of typical and/or suggested properties (based on current standards and good practice guidelines) or to construct a more detailed design dealing with every aspect of the project from bore path planning to load calculations and pipe selection to drill fluid requirements. It also contains impressive graphical representations that make it easy for users to check input and design values. It allows for the quick production of detailed contract or design submission documents as well as full access to all calculated values (via spreadsheet exporting).
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