Take a look at the video below, showcasing methods to create retaining walls in MudShark Create complex Retaining walls using a combination of Structures and Trenches. Establish the top and bottom of your wall separately. Separating the top and bottom of your wall into trench and capping structure gives you […]
Learn how to create complex structure surfaces. Take a look at the video below, showcasing the Overlay Surface tool for structures in MudShark Create surfaces that are otherwise not possible using surface overlay. Sometimes you’ll be given structures with internal surfaces defined by contours / spots or even both. This […]
We are proud to release MudShark version 9, now available to all our customers within Software Assurance, or those with an active MudShark Subscription. We have created a video alongside this blogpost that covers some of the most important new features. Please take a look at what has changed. Depth […]
New Year, New videos! We hope you all had a great Christmas & New Year break. This month we wanted to cover some of the features we feel are often overlooked by our users, MudSharks Measurement Tools & Material Management. Speed up your Cut & Fill estimation workflow by learning […]
Wait, it’s November already? This month we’re covering How to Input and Place Bore Hole Data, as well as a slightly different kind of video: Troubleshooting and Optimizing your MudShark projects. Converting the data from your Geotech Reports / Soil Reports isn’t always a straightforward task, we’d planned to fit […]
A little late, but here we are! Due to our Video producer contracting covid there’s only one video this month, rest assured we’ll be back to two for November though! This month, we’re covering Creating Contours and Spot Elevations. Plan quality is something most of our users have little control […]
Hi again! As we mentioned in our Mid-Year Update Blog Post, we’ve got another set of tutorial videos. This month, we’re covering Importing and Adjusting Your Plan Files and Trenching Networks. As MudShark’s Trenching Network tool has so many use cases, we thought it best to briefly cover as many […]
Improvements & Fixes This will be the final sub-release of version 8, with version 9 due out later this year. If you’re no longer in software assurance, this will be your last chance to re-join software assurance before MudShark version 9 arrives. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a quote. Patch Notes […]
What’s been in the works We thought it about time to update you all on what we’ve been working on behind the scenes. The pandemic impacted us all in different ways, however, we’ve been hard at work improving MudShark and helping our users on support. With Version 9 on the […]
Improvements & Fixes Enhancements Upgrade Remote support tool to latest version. Improved demolished structure back-fill calculation. Sped up splash screen loading when launching. Sometimes when MudShark launches there is a delay in the splash screen appearing which can lead to multiple clicks on the MudShark launch icon and multiple MudSharks […]
Improvements & Fixes New Features. Overview Video A project summary is now shown in the calculate check list so the user can verify that scaling and altitude ranges look right prior to calculation. Holding the P key down whilst moving a point maintains the plane of a surface if it […]
Improvements & Fixes Enhancements Enhance dashed line merger to manage separate lines with a common junction. Sometimes pdf’s present what appears to be a solid line but it is actually made up of lots of small joined lines. The dashed line transmute tool has been improved to handle this situation, […]
Improvements & Fixes IFC Support for Surface Processing MudShark can now read ifc files, which can then be used to create existing, or proposed, site surfaces from the ifc tin. See ifc surface video. Error checking on Boundary Input We have added error checking of boundary input to warn users […]
When Brightbox Software was formed in September 2009, we had a simple vision: develop earthworks takeoff software that was accurate and easy to use. And when we first released MudShark, the feedback we got was that we accomplished our goal. Over the years, we continued developing MudShark, striving to make […]
Our goal with MudShark has always been to make earthworks takeoff easy, simple and accurate. In the years since the software was first developed, we’ve developed many new tools and features to deliver on this goal. With MudShark 8, we’re continuing to deliver the best earthworks takeoff software, with a […]
DWG 2018 Support Our customers have already started receiving new .dwg and .dfx files, and here at Brightbox it’s important that you can make use of the latest technology. MudShark can now accurately read in .dwg 2018 and .dfx 2018 file formats, so you can read in these files when […]
Improvements & Fixes Improved how calculations are completed when invalid boundaries are in use. Improved how you can takeoff lengths; so curves are easier to trace from a plan and how you can use a transmuted line. Fixed an issue where Calculate was not available after overlayed measurements are calculated. […]
We’re happy to deliver on a request we’ve been fielding from our customers for years now; MudShark on a subscription. There are plenty of benefits to subscription for you and your business. The most notable is that it’s now cheaper to get started. Including MudShark Trench You biggest choice to […]
Our customers have been asking for a way to do more with their groundwork plans and civil projects. You use MudShark because it’s easy to use and makes even the most complex volumes easy to calculate. But with the plan loaded, there were other parts you wanted to be able […]
Technology is constantly advancing, and as changes continue at a rapid pace, it can be hard to keep up to date. But, it’s important to stay up to date on innovations and technological trends in construction. You don’t want to get left behind using outdated methods, while your competitors move […]
We’re determined to help you calculate even the most hard to estimate earthworks quickly and effortlessly. Banking and batter can be tricky to calculate, but MudShark is the best earthworks software for the task. Banking and Batter in 4 Simple Steps We’ve designed MudShark to be simple to use; and […]
In MudShark 7.0.17, we’ve included some minor fixes and improvements.
We are known here at Brightbox Software for our earthworks software: MudShark. And now with version 7, we’re delivering the best and most user requested features to date.
We’ve kept our customers at the front of our mind as we designed and developed MudShark 7, and we can’t wait for you to use take advantage of our work.
2019 is well and truly here, and after a great 2018, we’re starting at full steam. We’re excited to share some great news and some of our big plans we’ve got here at Brightbox Software, MudShark 7 We’re most immediately excited that MudShark 7 is almost here. And, it’s an […]
Safety of workers is one of the most important aspects of any site, and you can never be too vigilant in ensuring your staff are protected from the inherent dangers of your workplace.
The industry’s first choice for calculating trench and pipe networks is MudShark.
We all know that calculating your earthworks can be difficult and time consuming. So, any way you can speed up your earthworks takeoff and estimating is going to be useful. Surveying a site One of the most important and labour intensive elements of this, is actually surveying your site. And, […]