RockWare Video Index

Contents:


The video shows how to configure YouTube for playing high-definition (HD) videos.

RockWorks Introductory Videos
   
 
This video describes some of the generic RockWorks capabilities that are used by virtually all geo-related industries. (less info)
   
Part 2 - Application Examples

This video shows how RockWorks has been applied within a variety of industries including coal, cone penetration testing (CPT), dam sites, education, contaminant plume modeling, geotechnical soil properties (site characterization), geothermal, static groundwater modeling, hydrocarbon (oil, gas, coalbed gas methane) exploration, hydrochemistry, industrial minerals, landfill site monitoring, base and precious metals mining, oil and gas production, tunneling, and uranium.
   
Part 3 - Main Screen Tour

High-definition video that provides an overview of the main RockWorks menu.
   
Part 4.1 - Utilities Overview - Introduction

Brief introduction to the Utilities portion of the RockWorks product.
   
Part 4.3 - Utilities Overview - Grid Options

This was an experiment to try and fit all of the Utilities/Grid items within the 15-minute maximum YouTube length. Big mistake - my wife hates it. We plan on splitting it into two or more videos and recording the voice at a normal rate. Thanks for the feedback.
   
Part 5 - Displaying Images in 3-D

This "rough-draft" video shows some of the ways that RockWorks can be used to display image data in three dimensions. Examples include cross-sections, draped airphotos, and raster logs.
   
Humor - Billy's RockWorks Presentation

Light-hearted introduction to RockWorks.
   
Request For Video Ideas

We at RockWare are looking for video topic ideas from our users. Specifically, we're interested in subjects that people find confusing or frustrating. Please contact with suggestions by commenting on this video or sending an email to [email protected] Thanks.

RockWorks Application Examples
   
Coal

Brief description of how RockWorks is used within the coal industry.
   
Cone Penetration Testing

Brief description of how RockWorks is used to model data from cone penetration testing (CPT) equipment.
   
Contaminant Plume Modeling

Brief description of how RockWorks is used to model contaminant plumes and compute volumes thereof.
   
Dam Sites

Brief description of how RockWorks is used at dam sites.
   
Education

Brief description of how RockWorks is used within the academic institutions as a computer geology curriculum supplement.
   
Geotechnical Soil Investigations

Brief description of how RockWorks is used for geotechnical soil investigations (site characterization).
   
Geothermal

Brief description of how RockWorks is used to model hydrothermal environments.
   
Groundwater

Brief description of how RockWorks is used to create static groundwater models.
   
Hydrocarbon Exploration

Brief description of how RockWorks is used for hydrocarbon (oil, gas, and coalbed gas methane) exploration.
   
Hydrochemistry
Brief description of how RockWorks is used for hydrochemical investigations.
   
Industrial Minerals

Brief description of how RockWorks is used for industrial minerals applications.
   
Landfills

Brief description of how RockWorks is used for landfill site monitoring.
   
Mining

Brief description of how RockWorks is used within the base and precious metals mining industries.
   
Oil and Gas Production

Brief description of how RockWorks is used in Oil & Gas production.
   
Tunneling

Brief description of how RockWorks is used for tunneling applications.
   
Uranium

Brief description of how RockWorks is used for Uranium exploration.

RockWorks Concepts
   
2D vs 3D Modeling

Interpolating regularly-spaced, two-dimensional and three-dimensional finite-element models is the mainstay of products like RockWorks. Understanding the difference between 2-D and 3-D models is important when dealing with geological data.
   
Volumetrics

A general description of how RockWorks computes volumes and masses based on grid models and block models.
   
Multivariate Modeling

This video describes how different variables can be modeled, filtered, and then combined into single models that show where all of the various parameters meet specific criteria. This is one of the most powerful, yet least used, of all RockWorks capabilities.

RockWorks "How-To" Videos
   
How To Launch RockWorks

There are several ways to start or "launch" the RockWorks program. This program shows all of them (except "shelling" from another application).
   
How To Backup and Restore the RockWorks Database

This video shows how to back-up and restore the main RockWorks project database. Note: This back and restore only applies to the MDB file - it does not apply to ancillary files (e.g. grid models) within a project database. If you have configured your RockWorks database for SQL, backup is something that you need to assign to your network/database administrator.
   
How To Import Excel Data Into The Utilities Datasheet

This video describes two methods for importing Excel data into the RockWorks Utilities datasheet; via the Windows clipboard, and via a direct file import. Note: This video does not describe how to transfer Excel data into the Borehole Manager.
   
How To Use The Project Manager

This video shows how to use the RockWorks Project Manager - a portion of the main RockWorks screen that provides easy access to the various tables and files that are associated with the current project.
   
How To Drape Images Over Surfaces

This video shows how to use RockWorks to drape images such as airphotos and other maps over a three-dimensional surface as defined by a grid model. Advanced topics include draping multiple images.
   
How To Convert Gamma To Uranium Grade

This video shows how to use RockWorks to convert downhole gamma radiation count per second data into uranium grade equivalent interval data.
   
How To Plot Borehole Locations in Goggle Earth

This video shows how to create a Google Earth map that depicts the locations for boreholes within the RockWorks database. It also shows how to set up Google Earth to display lithology, stratigraphy, and water-level data within Google Earth by simply clicking on a borehole symbol.
   
How To Depth-Register Raster Logs & Other Images

Detailed, step-by-step, instructions for depth-registering raster (scanned) logs and other images (bitmaps) for inclusion within RockWorks 2-D and 3-D striplogs.
   
How To Rectify And Crop Images To Project Dimensions

This video shows how to geo-rectify (or register) and crop images. It also shows how to create world files for these rectified and cropped images that are useful when used in conjunction with GIS software. The most common reason for geo-rectification and cropping involves draping images over three-dimensional surfaces.
   
How To Plot Oil Leases In Google Earth

Step-by-step guide to easily converting Public Land Survey lease description (i.e. range / township / section / quarter-quarter) into Google Earth maps. By clicking on the leases within Google Earth, related lease information will be displayed (e.g. acreage, price per acre, expiration dates, etc.).

RockWorks Case Studies
   
Denver Federal Center Plume Monitoring - Part 1 of 3

Three-part description of a case study in which a migrating contaminant plume at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) was modeled at various time intervals. Part 1 contains an introduction to RockWorks, Part 2 is the "meat" of the presentation, and Part 3 is the how-to.
   
Denver Federal Center Plume Monitoring - Part 2 of 3

Three-part description of a case study in which a migrating contaminant plume at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) was modeled at various time intervals. Part 1 contains an introduction to RockWorks, Part 2 is the "meat" of the presentation, and Part 3 is the how-to.
   
Denver Federal Center Plume Monitoring - Part 3 of 3

Three-part description of a case study in which a migrating contaminant plume at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) was modeled at various time intervals. Part 1 contains an introduction to RockWorks, Part 2 is the "meat" of the presentation, and Part 3 is the how-to.

RockWare Consulting Services
   
42 Second Commercial

Brief "concept" commercial for RockWare Consulting. Services range from simple data entry through hydrological, geochemical, and resource modeling. RockWare also provides field services.
   
Ancient Rome Fly-Over

Map of ancient Rome draped over three-dimensional terrain. Fly-over and narration provides example of video services provided by RockWare for clients who want to have an introductory video that depicts their project site. These videos are designed for inclusion within investor/regulator presentations and web sites. Narrated by Professor Nigel Swathbone.
   
Virginia Gulch, Idaho Springs, Colorado Fly-Over

Virginia Gulch, Idaho Springs, Colorado, Fly-Over based on mapping by Moench, R.H., et.al., 1965, Map of the Idaho Springs District, Colorado, Showing Location of Mines and Distribution of Veins and Igneous Rocks of Tertiary Age, U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 1208, Plate 1.

Experimental
   
Accidental Art

This is a collection of RockWorks-generated diagrams that aren't very useful geologically, but pretty, hence the term "accidental art". Some of them have been "enhanced" with PaintShop. Be sure to (1) watch this in full-screen, (2) turn on HD, and (3) press the "pause" button when it first starts up and let it "buffer" to your computer for awhile so that it doesn't "stutter". Enjoy!