Projects / Survex


Survex is a software suite for processing, viewing, and printing cave survey data. It is multi-platform and multi-lingual, can deal with extremely large and complex datasets, and can read survey data from many sources. A sophisticated GUI visualization tool (Aven) is included as well as the data processing tool (Cavern) and a data entry tool (Survex-edit). There are also printing and data conversion tools. Printing for HPGL, Postscript, PCL (Laser/inkjet), and Dot-matrix printers is supported. Output converters to DXF and extended elevation form are included. Survey data can be read in native Survex form, or Compass or CMAP files. Conversion from other formats such as SMAPS is easily accommodated.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 May 2012 23:56

    Release Notes: This release fixes processing of survey data from avrn on Mac OS X, and several minor bugs.

    •  09 Feb 2007 06:19

      Release Notes: Aven now remembers its window's size (or maximized/fullscreen status) between invocations. The "Export as..." menu item now brings up an options dialog like "Print..." does.

      •  11 Oct 2006 18:16

        Release Notes: This release includes updated translations for French, German, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, and Romanian. It also fixes the cursor keys to pan the survey in Aven on MS Windows (a long-standing bug).

        •  16 Jan 2005 06:36

          Release Notes: This release fixed the problem with vertical layout of multi-page printouts in Aven and printwin. There were also fixes to Aven's SVG export, and a new EPS export option.

          •  25 Jun 2004 15:38

            Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with the cad3d DXF exportation program which stopped exported files from loading with some drawing packages. (This problem was introduced in 1.0.27). The fixes allowing correct building on Red Hat 9, Fedora Core 1, and the latest Debian unstable. Initial Romanian support is included.


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