RockWorks/14 Revision History
(74) New Feature (03/31/08/JPR): The popup menu that appears when a user right-clicks on an item within the Borehole Manager now includes the "Refresh" option (see item #73).
(73) New Feature (03/31/08/JPR): A new button titled "Refresh" has been added to the Project Manager. This option will re-scan the project folder for any new files.
(71) New Feature (03/31/08/MIW): The popup menu the appears when you right-click within the RockPlot/3D data tree now includes a options for adding legends.
(70) New Feature (03/30/08/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Model menu now includes an option for truncating the base (rather than the top) of a stratigraphic model based on a ground surface (e.g. a pit design).
This new capability can be used to show the material that will be removed by an excavation.
(69) New Feature (03/30/08/JPR): A new option titled "Explode" has been added to the Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Model menu.
This option is used to separate the stratigraphic units by a user-specified distance resulting in an "exploded diagram"
Note: The "Explode" option should not be used in conjunction with the "Plot Logs" or "Reference Cage" options for hopefully obvious reasons (i.e. the stratigraphic units are no longer in the correct vertical positions).
(68) New Feature (03/28/08/JPR): The triangulation-based gridding algorithm now includes options for setting undefined node values to a null (undefined) setting.
This new capability will prevent the deep divots that appear when triangulation modeling is used in conjunction with the high-fidelity post-processing (a somewhat redundant proposition) for data sets that in which the z-values are well above or below the user-defined null value.
(67) Improvement (03/28/08/JPR): The Utilities / File / Open program now warns the user if the ATD file is too large.
(66) Bug Fix (03/28/08/JPR): The RCL "Section_Map" command now uses the file name specified by a preceding "General/2D-Output" command.
(65) Bug Fix (03/28/08/JCJ): The Trend-Surface Residuals no longer starts the output within the title row of the datasheet. This was only a problem when the titles were numbers. In addition, the "modified tab" is now set for this operation meaning that the user will be prompted to save the datasheet if they exit the program.
(64) Bug Fix (03/28/08/JPR): The Utilities / Hydrochemistry / Piper program no longer bombs if the user de-activates the Point Symbols option.
(63) Improvement (03/27/08/MIW): The width of the RockPlot/3D legends has been doubled and the size and placement are now based on the maximum width of the legend.
(62) Bug Fix (03/27/08/MIW): A node within the a RockPlot/3D data tree can now be dragged to the bottom of the list without ending up in the last group.
(61) Improvement (03/27/08/MIW): The ReportWorks program now displays the non-printable region of a page with a cross-hatched pattern.
(60) Improvement (03/27/08/MIW): The ReportWorks program now includes an option for displaying a background grid that helps the user to position items.
(59) Improvement (03/27/08/MIW): The Tools / Preferences / Project Manager settings now include options for defining the size of the preview image.
(58) Cosmetic (03/27/08/MIW): The Project Manager is now enabled by default.
(57) New Feature (03/27/08/JPR): The Utilities / File / New template menu now includes options for creating three different types of sieve-based data sheets. In addition, the "Civil Engineering" category has been renamed to "Geotechnical / Civil Engineering".
(56) Removal (03/27/08/MMM): The "Descriptors" option with the Utilities / Datasheet column setup menu has been removed.
(55) New Feature (03/27/08/MMM): The Utilities / File / New template menu now includes options for creating Google Earth placemark and location datasheets.
(54) New Feature (03/26/08/JPR): A new menu item titled "Sieve Diagram" has been added to the Utilities / Stats menu.
This Sieve Diagram program is used to generate cumulative grain size distribution diagrams depicting grain size distributions for one or more samples.
Given the variety of industry standards, the program allows for the creation of diagrams in which the direction of increase for the horizontal and vertical axes may be easily switched.
A new sample file titled "sieve.atd" has been added to the Samples folder.
A sieve datasheet contains the following data columns:
Sample ID: Alphanumeric sample name (e.g. "Sample 27D"). Limited to 80 characters.
Symbol: Symbols that will will be used when plotting the sample point on the cumulative grain size distribution diagram.
Line Style: Line style that will be used when connecting the sample points.
Total Weight: Dry mass of the original sample before the sieving process takes place. The units are not considered because the final diagram expresses everything as percentages of the original mass. Just be sure that the mass units used for the total weight are the same as those used for the retained weights (i.e. be consistent).
Sieve Columns: The data within the sieve columns represents the mass of material that is retained within the designated sieve. The units are not considered because the final diagram expresses everything as percentages of the original mass. Just be sure that the mass units used for the weight retained are the same as those used to specify the total weight (i.e. be consistent).
Note: The sieve columns are listed from the largest mesh size (leftmost sieve column) to the smallest mesh size (rightmost sieve column). This is a requirement when setting up your sieve datasheets.
Note: The sieve column titles contain both the sieve name (e.g. "#14") and the sieve size (e.g. "(0.01)"). The sieve sizes must be entered in millimeter units. Sieve column titles must adhere to a very specific format. Specifically, the column title begins with the contiguous (no spaces) alphanumeric title text followed by a space, a left parenthesis, the sieve size (in millimeters), and a right parenthesis. Syntax: SieveName (SieveSize)
Sieve 22 (0.02)
The program allows the user to define up to forty columns that contain various sieve sizes. It is not required that these columns contain any actual data.
Remainder: Mass of remaining material (i.e. material that was finer then the smallest mesh sieve).
The Sieve Diagram program menu includes a variety of options that are designed to accommodate the plethora of classification systems and screen dimensions by allowing the user to specify the directionality of the horizontal and vertical scales as well as the border annotation. It also includes annotation options that allow the user to customize the diagram
The following list describes the menu options.
Sample ID: Column that contains the alphanumeric sample names.
Symbol: Column that contains the symbols that will be used when plotting the sample points.
Line Style: Column that contains the line style that will be used when connecting the sample points.
Total Weight: Column that contains the dry mass of the original sample before the sieving process takes place.
First Sieve: The first (leftmost) column within the datasheet that contains the first sieve size. The program allows the user to define up to forty columns that contain various sieve sizes.
Last Sieve: The last (rightmost) column within the datasheet that contains the final sieve size.
Remainder: Column that contains the remaining material weight (material that was finer than the smallest mesh sieve).
Symbols: Sub-options determine the size and thickness of the sample point symbols.
Size: This dimension is defined as a percentage of the diagram size. For example, a setting of 1.0 is equal to 1% of the diagram size.
Line Segment Thickness: Symbols are created by plotting a series of line segments. This setting defines the thickness of those segments.
Horizontal (X) Axis: Sub-options determine the directionality, width, and other horizontal axis plotting / scaling options.
Range: The width of the diagram can be defined in one of three ways:
Full: The horizontal axis will range from 0.001 millimeters to 500 millimeters.
Automatic: The horizontal axis will be based on the range of the data.
Custom: The range of the horizontal axis is determine by the following settings:
Minimum Value: Minimum value in millimeters. The following example uses a setting of 0.02.
Maximum Value: Maximum value in millimeters. The following example uses a setting of 10.
Direction: Some users prefer horizontal axes that increase from left-to-right while others prefer diagrams that increase from right-to-left.
Increases From Left-to-Right:
Increases From Right-to-Left:
Upper Axis Annotation: The following options determine the type of annotation that will be displayed along the upper horizontal axis.
Sieves Used During Analysis: This option will plot the sieve names as defined by the sieve column titles at the top of the datasheet.
Note: The "Sieve Annotation Options" (listed at the bottom of the Horizontal Axis Upper menu) contain additional settings that effect this capability. These additional options have been grouped under this heading because they are shared with the lower-axis annotation options.
Additional Annotation Options: There are many additional annotation options including Wentworth classification, USCS classification, millimeter annotation, etc. Turning them all on yields the following overly-busy diagram.
Upper Axis Annotation: The lower axis options are identical to the Upper Axis Annotation options that are described above.
Axis Scale: This setting determines the scaling of the horizontal axis relative to the vertical axis. Given that the vertical axis is linear while the horizontal axis is logarithmic, a setting of 10 works well to multiply the horizontal coordinates by an order of magnitude.
Sieve Annotation Options: These option determine how the sieve annotation (as defined by the datasheet column titles) will be plotted. These items are defined here because they're shared by the upper and lower axis annotation options.
Font Size: This options defines the size of the sieve size annotation labels that will appear along the upper and/or lower axes.
Include Un-Referenced Sieves: If a datasheet sieve columns does not include any data, this option can be used to make sure that the corresponding title does not appear within the diagram.
Annotation Title: This setting defines the text that will be plotted along the right side of the diagram. It is typically used to define the types of sieves (e.g. ASTM) that were used for the analysis.
Vertical Reference Lines: If desired, vertical lines will be drawn within the body of the diagram to indicate the sieves that were used for the analysis.
Vertical (Y) Axis: Some users prefer vertical axes that increase from bottom-to-top while others perfer diagrams that increase from top-to-bottom.
Increases From Bottom-to-Top:
Increases from Top-to-Bottom:
Generate Report: This option will create a textual report and display it within the default text editor program (typically Windows NotePad). An example of the output is shown below.
(53) Cosmetic (03/26/08/JPR): The items within the Utilities / Stats menu are now arranged alphabetically.
(52) New Feature (03/25/08/JCJ): A new tab has been added to the LAS import wizard for mapping two curves to the Azimuth and Inclination columns within the Borehole Manager Orientation table.
(51) New Feature (03/25/08/JCJ): The LAS import wizard now includes an option for decimating the data as it is being imported. The user can choose to import every line of data or every Nth line of data.
(50) Bug Fix (03/25/08/JCJ): Canceling the calculation of the XYZ values within the Borehole Manager no longer causes the program to "think" that all of the XYZ values have been calculated. Instead, a cancellation results in the program assuming that the XYZ data should be recalculated before a subsequent operation occcurs.
(49) Legal (03/24/08/AA): The license agreement has been modified to accommodate the renaming of the "Multi-User/Single-Computer" license to "Single-Computer".
(48) New Feature (03/24/08/JPR): A cancel button has been added to the profile, section, and fence-diagram selection maps.
(47) Bug Fix (03/21/08/JPR): The "High-Fidelity" gridding option no longer smoothes non-interpolated regions that were gridded by using the triangulation method with no edge interpolation and null (-1.0e27) values within the uninterpolated regions. Note: It doesn't really make any sense to use high-fidelity in combination with the triangulation algorithm, but ... now you can.
(46) Bug Fix (03/21/08/JPR): The "Hybrid" grid modeling now works correctly when the Triangulation option is used in conjunction with other algorithms.
(45) New Feature (03/21/08/MIW): The ReportWorks program now allows the user to change the layers for each item within it's "properties" dialog.
(44) New Feature (03/21/08/MIW): The ReportWorks program now allows the user to change the layers for a group of items to a single layer by selecting the items and then selecting the Edit / Change Layer menu item.
(43) New Feature (03/21/08/MIW): All items within a ReportWorks layer can now be selected from the Layer List popup menu.
(42) New Feature (03/21/08/MIW): All items within a ReportWorks layer can now be sent to the back or brought to the front from the Layer List popup menu.
(41) New Feature (03/21/08/MIW): The RockPlot/2D program now allows the user to select multiple layers and change the layer names en-masse to a single, consolidated layer.
(40) New Feature (03/21/08/MIW): The RockPlot/2D program now allows the user to select multiple layers and change the layer names en-masse to a single, consolidated layer.
(39) Bug Fix (03/21/08/JPR): The 3D borehole design program now registers the entity circles correctly within the alignment cartoon. The previous version would offset the entities slightly to the upper-left.
(38) Bug Fix (03/21/08/JPR): The contours within solid-model profiles no longer converge on a zero-level at the top of the model when these models have not been truncated by a surface model (e.g. clipped to surface topography).
(37) Improvement (03/21/08/JPR): Profiles are now truncated to the project borders. For example, consider the following example in which the user has created a series of parallel profiles, some of which extend beyond the project area, either partially, or completely.
The program will now truncate the profile(s) or discard them completely based on the project dimensions as shown by the following diagrams:
(36) Bug Fix (03/20/08/JPR): The "Spatial (XYZ) Filtering" option that is available from within several of the Borehole Manager modeling options no longer generates an error if the "Lower Surface Filter" option is now activated without activating the "Upper Surface Filter".
(35) Cosmetic (03/20/08/JPR): The "Multiple-User/Single-Computer Version" licensing option has been renamed to "Single-Computer Version".
(34) Documentation Fix (03/20/08/JPR): The "Inverse-Distance/Table-Based" solid-modeling option that was added on 1/1/06 was improperly documented within the revisions listing as a way to vary the weighting exponents based on a lookup-table. Instead, this program simply defines how the program will search for control points. For example, a point will be discarded if it lies within a sector, and the distance from the node to the points is greater than the maximum specified cutoff distance for that sector.
(33) Bug Fix (03/19/08/JPR): The RockWorks Utilities / Grid / Filter / Polygon installation program no longer produces strange results when the clipping polygon vertices lie exactly on the grid nodes.
(32) Improvement (03/19/08/MIW): The installation program now allows the user to omit selected components (e.g. help messages, sample files) and to specify the location for these components.
(31) Improvement (03/18/08/JCJ): The Project Manager will now ask to save the currently displayed ATD file (if it has been modified and unsaved) before opening another.
New Feature (03/18/08/JCJ):
Choosing an LAS file in the Project Manager
will now put the filename in the import dialog and open the
file. The user will still need to walk through the import
(29) Bug Fix (03/18/08/JCJ): The program no longer generates an error if the Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Fill-In-Missing-Stratigraphy utility is executed twice.
(28) Improvement (03/17/08/JPR): The column titles within the Utilities datasheet will now "wrap" the text if it doesn't fit within the allotted width. The height of the title row will also enlarge itself to accommodate the additional lines of text.
(27) New Feature (03/13/08/MIW): The RockWorks installation program now supports ultra-large hard drives (i.e. really big).
(26) New Feature (03/13/08/MIW): The RockWorks installation program now creates a Microsoft MSI (MicroSoft Installation) file thereby taking advantage of the features offered by the Microsoft Windows Installer (e.g. consistency, rollback, versioning, etc.).
(25) New Feature (03/12/08/MIW): Double-clicking on a solid model within the Project Manager will now present the user with an option to display a three-dimensional diagram of the solid. This option has also been added to the popup-menu that appears with a user right-clicks on an item within the Project Manager.
(24) New Feature (03/12/08/MIW): Double-clicking on a grid model within the Project Manager will now present the user with an option to display a 2D contour map or a 3D surface model. These options have also been added to the popup-menu that appears with a user right-clicks on an item within the Project Manager.
(23) New Feature (03/12/08/MIW): It is now possible to interactively add items to the RockPlot/3D legends.
(22) Improvement (03/12/08/MIW): Text within the RockPlot/3D legends is now "wrapped" if it doesn't fix within the designated region.
(21) Improvement (03/12/08/MIW): The Borehole Manager / File / Import / LogPlot program now process blank columns for multi-interval and multi-curve data sets.
(20) Improvement (03/12/08/MIW): The RockPlot/3D program now uses six decimals when defining the iso-level value for grid and solid filters.
(19) New Feature (03/12/08/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Model program now plots vertical perimeters on stratigraphic units that have been clipped/truncated (i.e. null values).
(18) New Feature (03/11/08/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Striplogs / Multi-Log Section program now allows the user to plot the logs such that they are equally-spaced.
To illustrate the utility of this new capability, consider the following case study.
The map below shows the course of a hole-to-hole section within the Colorado Plateau. The boreholes represent idealized sections at a series of National Parks (e.g. Canyonlands, Grand Canyon, etc.). The section represents the route of a four-week field trip.
A typical section would separate the boreholes based on their relative distances resulting in a cross-section that is less than usable, as shown by the following diagram.
Admittedly, the diagram above could be improved by adjusting the column widths, fonts sizes, etc. but some of the logs would invariably overplot each other (note area indicated by red arrows).
By switching to a "Fixed (Constant) Spacing" of 10,000 meters (10km), a much more useful diagram is created as show by the following example. This new capability eliminates overplotted logs and does not require log dimension adjustments.
(Vertical Exaggeration = 5x)
This capability is only available within the Striplogs / Multi-Log Sections program. Specifically, it is not available when plotting modeled data (e.g. lithology, stratigraphy, I-Data, etc) for hopefully obvious reasons.
This capability should not be used in conjunction within the "Plot Surface Profile" option.
(17) New Feature (03/08/08/JPR): A new program titled "Durov Diagram" has been added to the Utilities / Hydrochemistry menu.
Once selected, the following menu will be displayed ...
This program is used to generate Durov diagrams that depict the relationship between various ions within hydrochemical samples.
Notice how the computed TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) values are depicted with proportionally scaled circles, similar to the Piper Diagram program. The program also allows the user to contour the TDS data as well as the relative sample density.
(16) New Feature (03/07/08/JPR): The three-dimensional striplog design menu now includes an option for plotting the natural logarithm of the selected P-Data track.
The following 3D diagrams illustrate the usefulness of this new capability. In the upper-left diagram, the logarithmic option is disabled. One of the logs contains a very high value. As a consequence, the variations within the low values in the other logs is virtually indistinguishable. The logs in the lower-right diagram are logarithmically scaled. Notice how the variability within the lower ranges become readily apparent. For example you can tell the difference between a low value and a missing sample (i.e. a black axis line).
(15) New Feature (03/07/08/JPR): The three-dimensional striplog design menu now includes an option for plotting the natural logarithm of the selected I-Data track.
The following 3D diagrams illustrate the usefulness of this new capability. In the upper-left diagram, the logarithmic option is disabled. Two of the logs contains some very high values. As a consequence, the variations within the low values in the other logs is virtually indistinguishable. The logs in the lower-right diagram are logarithmically scaled. Notice how the variability within the lower ranges become readily apparent. For example you can tell the difference between a low value and a missing sample (i.e. a black axis line).
(14) New Feature (03/07/08/JPR): The two-dimensional striplog design menu now includes an option for plotting the natural logarithm of the selected I-Data track.
The following striplog cross-sections illustrate the usefulness of this new capability. In Section A, the data is plotted with the logarithmic option disabled. One of the logs contains some very high values. As a consequence, the variations within the low values in the other logs is virtually indistinguishable. The logs in Section B are logarithmically scaled. Notice how the variability within the lower ranges become readily apparent.
(13) New Feature (03/07/08/JPR): The two-dimensional striplog design menu now includes an option for plotting the natural logarithm of the selected P-Data track.
The following diagram illustrates the usefulness of this new capability. Let's pretend that the depths represent meters while the magnitude of the curve represents resistivity in ohms. The magnitude for the p-data curve ranges between zero and 100 ohms except for a single 1,000 ohm value at a depth of 100 meters. The curve on the left shows how the data would appear when using automatic scaling with the new logarithmic option disabled. Notice how the portion of the curve with magnitudes between zero and 100 ohms is flattened. Variations within the zero to 100 ohm range are effectively hidden. Conversely, the curve on the right shows the same data with the new logarithmic option enabled. In this case, the 1,000 ohm spike at a depth of 100 meters is not as pronounced while the zero-to-100 ohm data shows more relative variation.
Computing the natural logarithm of p-data can be problematic when the range of the data is unknown. For example, computing the natural logarithm of zeros or negative numbers will normally cause fatal errors. As a consequence, the following safeguards have been implemented:
First, the original number is converted to a positive number. This prevents an error condition whereby it's not legal to compute the natural logarithm of a negative number.
If the original number was negative, the resulting natural logarithm will be converted to a negative number. This means that originally negative data will still be plotted (as opposed to setting these values to zero).
If the original number was zero, the result will be zero. Admittedly, the natural logarithm of zero is undefined but try telling that to a computer.
(12) Improvement (03/06/08/JCJ): It is now possible to cut from and paste to the Borehole Manager Location fields, including the comment listing. Previous versions required that the user explicitly place the table into the "edit mode".
(11) Cosmetic (03/03/08/JPR): A pretty picture has been added to the Help / About dialog box.
(10) Improvement (03/03/08/JPR): If the My Documents / RockWorks14 folder is deleted, the program will now generate an error message and attempt to re-create the folder and re-copy the necessary files into it.
(09) Improvement (02/29/08/MIW): When editing a tree item, using the Shift-Enter key combination, the program now sets the position of the dialog box correctly.
(08) New Feature (02/26/08/JPR): A new option titled "Unwind" has been added to the Borehole Manager / Striplogs / Single-Log (2D) / Options menu.
This option is used to plot a profile of a deviated borehole in which the azimuth is constant and normal to the viewer. Note that this is not a "projected" profile (ala' the non-unwound striplogs or the projected profiles). The following example illustrates the differences.
Consider the borehole depicted in 3D within Figure 1. A projection into a vertical plane that is oriented N0E results in the diagram shown within Figure 2. Notice how the Figure 2 diagram becomes garbled where the log projects over itself. There is simply no way to produce a projected section that does not have this problem (at least with this extreme example). Conversely, the diagram depicted within Figure 3 shows how the new "unwind" option can be used to show the entire log without any overlap.
Note: The unwinding process always deviates the log (varies the inclination) to the right of the borehole collar.
(07) New Feature (02/25/08/MIW): The Project Manager now displays preview images of RockPlot/2D and RockPlot/3D files as the cursor is moved over the file names.
The following options within the Tools / General Preferences menu determine if the previews should be displayed and how large they should be.
(06) New Feature (02/12/08/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy modeling menus now include an option for truncating a stratigraphic model based on a pre-existing grid (e.g. a ground-surface model).
(05) New Feature (02/04/08/JPR): The profiling menus now include a suite of options for plotting multiple profiles that are parallel to the designated profile.
These new options are also available from within the interactive map that may be used to select a profile location:
(The interactive profile selection menu has also been cosmetically redesigned.)
In the preceding example, eleven copies of RockPlot/2D, each with a separate profile will be generated.
These changes apply to the following programs:
Borehole Manager / Striplogs / Multi-Log Profile
Borehole Manager / Lithology / Profile
Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Profile
Borehole Manager / I-Data / Profile
Borehole Manager / P-Data / Profile
Borehole Manager / Fractures / Profile
Borehole Manager / Aquifers / Profile
Utilities / Grid / Profile
Utilities / Solid / Profile
(04) NEW FEATURE (01/18/08/JPR): A new suite of options (grouped under the heading "Iso-Mesh") are now available within the solid-modeling menu that is used by a variety of programs.
This new capability is used to plot a series of polylines that represent three-dimensional contours at a user-defined cutoff. By plotting these lines in conjunction with an isosurface, a more self-evident diagram can be created (see following diagram)
The Iso-Mesh options are described as follows:
Cutoff Level: This defines the contour interval that is represented by the lines within the Iso-Mesh. By itself, an isomesh isn't very pretty. When plotted in conjunction with an isosurface, however, and isomesh can produce dramatic results.
Color: This defines the color that is used to plot the isosurface (see previous example).
Thickness: This defines the line thickness that is used when plotting the isomesh isolines.
Smoothing: This defines the level of smoothing that is applied to the isolines (zero = no smoothing). The effect of smoothing is typically negligible except for extremely coarse models.
Horizontal Sampling Interval: A setting of "1" will plot a contour for each layer within the solid model. A setting of "2" will skip every other layer, A setting of "3" will sample every third layer, and so on.
Vertical Sampling Interval: The east/west and north/south profiles within an isomesh represent vertical slices of the block model. This setting tells the program how many rows to skip, similar to the Horizontal Sampling Interval.
These modifications apply to the following programs (along with many others that are not mentioned):
Utilities / Solid / Model:
Utilities / Solid / Fractures Discs -> Solid
Borehole Manager / I-Data / Model
Borehole Manager / P-Data / Model
Borehole Manager / Fractures / Model
(03) NEW FEATURE (01/01/08/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Lithology / Profile and Section programs now include an option for plotting patterns.
Lithologic profiles may therefore consist of solid-fill colors, patterns, or solid-fill colors and patterns.
This new capability is especially useful when plotting lithology in combination with other parameters (e.g. geochemistry/geophysics).
(02) NEW FEATURE (01/01/08/JPR): The Tools / General Preferences menu now includes an option to display a new feature called the "Project Manager".
The "Project Manager" is a new feature that displays the files within the current project folder along the left side of the main RockWorks menu.
The basic idea behind the Project Manager is to provide a means by which a user can peruse the contents of the project folder and quickly determine the contents of a selected table/file by left-clicking on the item. It is also possible to view additional options by right-clicking on an item.
Items within the Project Manager are grouped as follows:
Borehole Database: (Only appears for RockWorks-Complete licensees.)
Pressing the left mouse button for this option will activate the Lithology Types table editor. The lithology table is contained within the current borehole database.
Pressing the left mouse button for this option will activate the Stratigraphy Types table editor. The stratigraphy types table is contained with the current borehole database.
Pressing the left mouse button for this option will activate the I-Data Column-Types editor. This I-Data column types table is contained within the current borehole database.
Pressing the left mouse button for this option will activate the P-Data Column-Types editor. This P-Data column types table is contained within the current borehole database.
Pressing the left mouse button for this option will activate the Well-Construction Types editor. The Well Construction types table is contained within the current borehole database.
ATD Files: The ATD Files group contains a list of all RockWorks Utilities datasheets (i.e. files that have an ".atd" (ASCII Tab-Delimited) extension).
Pressing the left mouse button for an ATD file will load the designated file into the RockWorks Utilities datasheet.
Grid Models: The Grid Models group contains a list of all grid models (i.e. files that have a ".grd" extension).
Pressing the left mouse button for a GRD file will display the grid statistics.
Solid Models: The Solid Models group contains a list of all solid/block models (i.e. files that have a ".mod" extension).
Pressing the left mouse button for a MOD file will display the solid statistics.
2-D Diagrams: The 2-D Diagrams group contains a list of all RockPlot/2D diagrams (i.e. files that have an ".rk6" extension).
Pressing the left mouse button on a 2D diagram will automatically load the diagram into the RockPlot/2D program.
3-D Diagrams: The 3-D Diagrams group contains a list of all RockPlot/3D diagrams (i.e. files that have an ".xml" extension).
Pressing the left mouse button on a 3D diagram will automatically load the diagram into the RockPlot/3D program.
LAS Files: The LAS group contains a list of all LAS files (i.e. files that have a ".las" extension).
Pressing the left mouse button on an LAS file will automatically load the diagram into the LAS importer.
The LAS files option is only available with the RockWorks Complete version.
RCL Files: The RCL group contains a list of all RCL (RockWare Command Language) files (i.e. files that have a ".rcl" extension).
Pressing the left mouse button on a RCL file will automatically execute the associated RCL script.
Miscellaneous Tables: This group includes the default symbol and pattern tables.
Pressing the left mouse button on the symbol table will load the symbol table viewer.
Pressing the left mouse button on the pattern table will load the pattern table viewer.
Don't forget that additional options can be viewed by right-clicking on a file.
The "Display Project Manager" option is disabled by default.
(01) NEW FEATURE (01/01/08/JPR): The Tools / General Preferences menu now includes an option that can be used to automatically load the last-used ATD (ASCII Tab-Delimited) file into the RockWorks Utilities datasheet whenever the program is activated. This is a handy time-saver it you're working with the same file over and extended period of time. Specifically, you don't need to use the File / Open option every time you start up the program.
Note: If a file has been loaded into the Utilities datasheet and the user changes to a different project folder and terminates the program, the program will not attempt to automatically load the file into the datasheet when the program is restarted.
Note: If the program was able to successfully load the previous datasheet on startup, the program will automatically switch to the RockWorks Utilities display.
This option is disabled by default.
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