RockWorks/15 Revision History
(39) New Feature (03/30/09/MIW): The RockPlot/3D program now contours the faces of isosurface "cutouts".
(38) New Feature (03/30/09/JPR): The Borehole Map sub-option that is used within a variety of programs now includes options for plotting the data for selected stratigraphic units.
This new capability allows the user to create maps that contain all of the information that is associated with a given stratigraphic units at each control point.
(37) New Feature (03/27/09/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Stratigraphic Thicknesses / 2-Dimensional program now includes options for plotting the borehole locations. This new capability is identical to that described for the 2D structure maps (see item #?).
(36) New Feature (03/26/09/JPR): The Borehole Manager / Stratigraphy / Structural Elevations / 2-Dimensional program now includes options for plotting the borehole locations.
This new capability eliminates the need to create a separate map (via the Borehole Map program) and append it to the structure map.
(35) New Feature (03/25/09/JPR): Menu settings are now stored within two different locations;
General configuration settings are stored within the "Documents\RockWorks15\System" folder in a file titled "General Menu Settings.ini". These settings include all of the items within the Tools / General Preferences menu.
Project-specific menu settings are stored a file titled "Project Menu Settings.ini". This file is stored within the "RWconfig" sub-folder that is created within each project folder. These items include just about everything that isn't listed within the Tools / General Preferences menu.
This change means that each project can maintain it's own menu settings thereby eliminating the frustrations associated with reconfiguring menus when moving between projects.
(34) New Feature (03/24/09/JPR): Textual information (lithology, stratigraphy, etc.) within 2D logs is now wrapped within the designated column.
(33) New Feature (03/23/09/MIW): The RockPlot/3D program now includes a utility for creating AVIs (movies) in which the model is slowly beveled along the planes of the three major axes.
(32) New Feature (03/23/09/JPR): It is now possible to plot P-Text within 2D logs.
This new capability provides a means for plotting additional point-based textual information within designated log columns.
(31) New Feature (03/22/09/JPR): It is now possible to plot I-Text within 2D logs.
This new capability provides a means for plotting additional interval-based textual information within designated log columns.
(30) Improvement (03/21/09/JPR): The distance units that are specified when manually creating a variogram within the gridding/kriging menus and the new Utilities / Statistics / Variography menu are now specified in real-world units. The previous version required that they be specified in terms of map size percentages.
(29) Improvement (03/19/09/JPR): The "percent correlation" that is computed for the variographs has been replaced by a correlation coefficient". Positive correlations indicate direct relationship between variance predicted by the variogram versus the lag variances with 1.0 being perfect. Negative correlations indicate inverse relationships. Zero indicates no relationship.
For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation
(28) Change (03/17/09/JPR): The distance units that are specified when manually creating a variogram within the gridding/kriging menus and the new Utilities / Statistics / Variography menu are now specified in real-world units. The previous version required that they be specified in terms of map size percentages.
(27) New Feature (03/15/09/JPR): A new program titled "Variography" has been added to the Utilities / Statistics menu.
This program is used to read the contents of xyz data within the Utilities datasheet and generate variograms and reports in a fashion that is identical to that provided by the kriging options described within the previous kriging-related related changes.
(26) New Feature (03/13/09/JPR): A new reporting option titled "Create Textual Report" has been added to the kriging variogram options gridding algorithm menu.
This option will generate a three-dimensional diagram in which the variogram model is displayed as a surface thereby showing the directionality of the model.
(25) New Feature (03/11/09/JPR): A new reporting option titled "Create 2D Variogram Matrix Diagram" has been added to the kriging variogram options gridding algorithm menu.
This option will generate a diagram that depicts all of the variograms. The actual variogram that was used to krig the grid is highlighted by a red rectangle.
(24) New Feature (03/07/09/JPR): A new reporting option titled "Create Textual Report" has been added to the kriging variogram options gridding algorithm menu.
This option will generate a textual report that list the various kriging parameters that were used to create the grid model.
(23) New Feature (03/05/09/JPR): A new option titled "Interactively Examine/Edit Variograms" has been added to the kriging variogram options gridding algorithm menu.
This new option will display an interactive menu that allows the user to change a variety of options (e.g. variogram type, directionality, major/minor range ratio, nugget, sill) in regards to the type of variogram that will be used as a model for kriging the data.
(22) New Feature (02/27/09/JPR): Gaussian curve fitting has been added to the kriging variogram options gridding algorithm menu.
This new curve fitting option will fit a gaussian curve to the empirical (observed) semi-variogram lag pairs.
(21) Improvement (02/25/09/JPR): The Preview Dimensions option within the Project Dimensions window now generates a better preview.
Specifically, the skew and exaggeration may now be adjusted and the statistical summaries are more aesthetically pleasing (prettier).
(20) New Feature (02/20/09/JPR): A new sub-option titled "Bidirectional / Automatic (Unknown Fracture Direction)" has been added to the the Directional Weighting gridding program.
This new algorithm will scan the data and use a fabric analysis technique to determine a directionality and directionality-strength.
(19) Improvement (02/17/09/JPR): The "Manual (Known Fabric Direction)" within the Directional Weighting gridding options now allows the user to specify a custom strength factor.
The Manual (Known Fabric Direction) algorithm will bias the gridding based on a user-specified direction and strength. See example above.
(18) New Feature (02/12/09/JPR): A new sub-option titled "Unidirectional (Flow Controlled)" has been added to the the Directional Weighting gridding program.
The Unidirectional (Flow Controlled) option is used to model data that is biased in a unidirectional fashion.
(17) New Feature (02/10/09/JPR): A new sub-option titled "Custom (Multi-Directional)" has been added to the the Directional Weighting gridding program.
The Custom (Multi-Directional) options allows the user to create a table that lists a series of directions and their relative weighting. Here's an example;
(16) New Feature (02/07/09/JPR): A new program titled "Grid -> Stereonet" has been added to the Utilities / Grid / Directional Analyses menu.
This program converts all of the slope information for a surface model into a stereonet projection.
(15) New Feature (02/04/09/JPR): A new program titled "Grid -> Slope Map" has been added to the Utilities / Grid / Directional Analyses menu.
(14) New Feature (02/02/09/JPR): A new program titled "Grid -> Aspect Map" has been added to the Utilities / Grid / Directional Analyses menu.
(13) New Feature (01/28/09/JPR): A new program titled "Grid -> Second Derivative Map" has been added to the Utilities / Grid / Directional Analyses menu.
(12) Cosmetic (01/26/09/JPR): The following changes have been made to the Utilities / Grid / Directional Analyses menu.
The "Directional Maps" option has been removed. All of the sub-options within this menu have been moved into the "Directional Analyses" menu.
"Flow Map" has been renamed to "2D Flow Map".
"Strike & Dip Symbols" has been renamed to "Strike & Dip Map".
"Downgradient Vectors" has been renamed to "Downgradient Vector Map"
"Upgradient Vectors" has been renamed to "Upgradient Vector Map"
(11) New Feature (01/23/09/JPR): A new program titled "RockWare Utilities Datasheet" has been The Utilities / Grid / Export menu.
(10) Cosmetic (01/20/09/JPR): The Utilities / Grid / Export program has been split into separate programs.
(9) Cosmetic (01/17/09/JPR): The Cancel button and other status options have been removed from the base of the main RockWorks menu. This is replaced by a new floating status menu.
(8) New Feature (01/14/09/JPR): A new program titled "Borehole Survey" has been added to the Borehole Manager / Striplogs menu.
(7) Improvement (01/12/09/JPR): The Utilities / Survey / Drill-Hole Survey program has been completely rewritten/redesigned.
Borehole Survey table has been removed.
New sample file called "borehole_survey.atd" is used as tutorial.
New vertical line capability for 3d.
New color options for 3d.
(6) Improvement (01/10/09/JPR): The Widgets / Finance / Break-Even program has been completely redesigned.
(5) Improvement (01/08/09/JPR): The Widgets / Finance / Load (Amortization) Analysis program has been completely redesigned.
(4) Cosmetic (01/06/09/JPR): The following changes have been made to the RockPlot/2D program;
Measure / Options removed. Contents moved to File / Options.
Digitize / Options removed. Contents moved to File / Options
Show Hyperlinks checkbox and Hyperlink Options button removed. Contents moved to File / Options
(3) Improvement (01/05/09/JPR): The Utilities / Survey / Bearing / Distance sub-programs (XYZ File, 2D-Map, and 3D-Diagram) have been combined into a single program titled "Bearing/Inclination/Distance". This new program will store the results within separate tabs within the new menu structure such that all operations may be accomplished with a single step.
Border annotation options have been added to the two-dimensional mapping.
The Utilities / File / New / Surveying / Pace and Compass Style Surveying option now includes columns for the "From" and "To" descriptions and the optional panels (1 through 4).
(2) New Feature (01/03/09/JPR): The following commands have been added to the RCL (RockWare Command Language);
To replace fence-diagram vertices with contents of tab-delimited ASCII x1y1x2y2 file ...
DEFINE: ASCII2FENCE INPUT_FILE file_name
To replace section vertices with contents of tab-delimited ASCII xy file ...
DEFINE: ASCII2SECTION INPUT_FILE file_name
To export fence-diagram vertices to tab-delimited ASCII x1y1x2y2 file ...
DEFINE: FENCE2ASCII OUTPUT_FILE file_name
To export section vertices to tab-delimited ASCII xy file ...
DEFINE: SECTION2ASCII OUTPUT_FILE file_name
(1) New Feature (01/01/09/JPR): The buttons at the top of the Profile Location, Section Location, and Fence Location menus now include the following options;
Options: Clicking on this option will present the user with a list of options that define how the location basemap will be displayed;
Basemap Replotting: These options determine how the Location map will be regenerated as items are changed by the user.
Automatic: This setting will cause the program to redraw the entire diagram whenever necessary. The Automatic setting can become cumbersome when working with very large files.
Manual: This setting will only redraw the entire diagram when the user pressed the Redraw button. The Manual setting can become cumbersome because the user must remember to select the Redraw button whenever anything changes.
Show Borehole Locations: Select this option if you wish to show the locations of the boreholes relative to project dimensions.
Label Boreholes: If the "Show Borehole Locations" option has been checked, this option may be user to plot borehole ID labels adjacent to the borehole symbols.
Show Log Traces: If checked, this option will plot polylines that show, in plan view, the course followed by the borehole. This option is only applicable to inclined and deviated boreholes.
Warn If Outside Project: If checked, this option will notify the user (after the Continue button has been selected) that one or more of their selected vertices were outside the project area.
Redraw: This option will regenerate the location basemap (e.g. borehole locations) and the profile, section and fence location lines. Normally, you won't need to use this option unless you have set the Options / Basemap Replotting option to the "Manual" setting.
Reset: This option will delete any previously selected points.
Zoom In: Enlarge selected portion of diagram.
Zoom Out: Reduce map dimensions.
Manual: Manually specify profile endpoints. Does not appear within section and fence location menus.
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