RockWorks/17 Revision History
When clicked, this button will display a menu that provides options for repositioning and maximizing the dialog within different monitors and well as stretching the dialog across multiple monitors. The monitor options menu will vary depending upon the number of monitors that are connected to the computer as shown below.
The examples below show screen-shots from a triple-monitor system for three of the Display Option configurations:
The new monitor options capabilities have been added to the following programs:
(112) Main RockWorks menus.
(114) All tree-style menus.
(115) Borehole Manager | Striplogs | Pick Lithologic Intervals
(116) Borehole Manager | Striplogs | Pick Stratigraphic Contacts
(111) Improvement (12/28/16/MIW): The 2D Solid Model Editor now allows the user to close the form without saving the changes.
(110) Cosmetic (12/20/16/JPR): The bulk of the parameters within the Utilities | Solid | Math | Model & Model tree menu have been moved into a less-cluttered dialog that is accessed by a new Operation Details Options button.
(109) Cosmetic (12/20/16/JPR): The bulk of the parameters within the Utilities | Grid | Math | Grid & Grid tree menu have been moved into a less-cluttered dialog that is accessed by a new Operation Details Options button.
(106-108) Improvements & New Features (12/15/16/JPR): The following changes have been made to the Infrastructure capabilities (see items #060-068 below):
(106) Cosmetic: The Utilities | Grafix | 3D-Utilties | 3D-Infrastructure option has been re-located to the Utilities | Maps I Infrastructure sub-menu.
(107) New Feature: A new program has been added for plotting Infrastructure data in a two-dimensional map format.
(108) Improvement: The command format has been redesigned to accomodate both three-dimensional and two-dimensional diagrams.
Infrastructure objects and parameters are stored within ASCII text files that may be readily edited with a text editor such as the Windows Notepad program.
"Objects" define what is to be plotted while "parameters" define how subsequent objects will be plotted.
The object and parameter commands must end with a colon (:) character.
Spaces or tabs may be used to separate fields within the Infrastructure file.
The objects and parameters within an Infrastructure file are processed in a top-to-bottom fashion. This means that a parameter change will effect items below it. For example, if the COLOR command is used, all subsequent objects will use the last-specified COLOR setting.
Objects within Infrastructure files may be plotted as three-dimensional diagrams, two-dimensional plan-view maps, and within profiles and sections.
ELEVATION (Parameter): Defines the elevation at the base of all subsequent surface objects.
The first item within an Infrastructure files should be the ELEVATION parameter.
If the SURFACE command is absent, the ELEVATION parameter will define the base elevation for all surface objects.
If the SURFACE is defined, the ELEVATION will define the base elevation for any surface objects (or portions thereof) that extend beyond the lateral range of the SURFACE.
The ELEVATION has no effect when displaying an Infrastructure file as a two-dimensional map.
If unspecified, the ELEVATION will be set to zero.
SURFACE (Parameter): This optional command is used to define a grid model that is used to determine the base elevation for all subsequent surface objects.
The SURFACE parameter should be the second item within an Infrastructure file.
The specified SURFACE must be stored within the current Project Folder.
The SURFACE has no effect when displaying an Infrastructure file as a two-dimensional map.
COLOR (Parameter): Defines the color of all subsequent objects, except for the building roof color, which is defined by the ROOF_COLOR parameter.
The actual color may be specified by it's name (e.g. "Red") or the Windows color number.
HEIGHT (Parameter): Defines the height of subsequent BUILDING, SUB_BUILDING, VTANK, and WALL objects.
The HEIGHT parameter has no effect when plotting Infrastructure data within a plan-view map.
RADIUS (Parameter): Defines the radius of subsequent PIPE and VTANK objects.
ROAD_WIDTH (Parameter): Defines the width of ROAD objects.
ROAD_OFFSET (Parameter); Defines an vertical offset between the specified road vertices and the actual road elevation.
The ROAD_OFFSET parameter is designed to elevate the road slightly to avoid "visual interference" effects when plotting an Infrastructure file in combination with a draped image.
The ROAD_OFFSET parameter is only recognized by the 3D Infrastructure compiler.
TEXT_2D_SIZE (Parameter): Defines the size of textual annotation within plan-view maps, profiles, and sections.
The size of 2D text is defined as a percentage of the project size (i.e. the distance between the southwest and northeast corners of the project area).
If the TEXT_2D_SIZE command is absent, a size of 1% will be used.
TEXT_3D_SIZE (Parameter); Defines the size of the text within three-dimensional depictions of the Infrastructure file.
Unlike the TEXT_2D_SIZE, the TEXT_3D_Size is an integer that is defined in terms of "points".
If the TEXT_3D_SIZE command is absent, a size of 10-points will be used.
BUILDING (Object): This command is used to plot buildings that sit on the ground surface (as defined by the DEFAULT_ELEVATION and/or the SURFACE MODEL).
In the case of the SURFACE_MODEL, the base of the building will be set to the lowest grid value for any of the BUILDING vertices.
The BUILDING command is followed, on the same line, by an name/title of the BUILDING.
This title will appear with the RockPlot-2D and RockPlot-3D data lists so that can be turned on and off after the diagram has been rendered.
This title is also used to annotate the BUILDING if the Plot Titles menu option is enabled.
The vertices for the building are listed in XY pairs below the BUILDING command line and are terminated by an END flag.
BUILDING: Chemical Storage Warehouse
The BUILDING roof color is determined by the ROOF_COLOR setting.
PIPE (Object): This command is used to plot underground pipes, tunnels, subways, and buried tanks.
The PIPE command is followed, on the same line, by the object title (e.g. "Gas Pipe"), followed, on separate lines by the XYZ coordinates for points along the pipeline, and terminated by the "END:" flag.
PIPE: Sewer Pipe
481949.87 4399753.18 1725.32
482024.87 4399761.08 1730.92
482099.88 4399837.34 1735.90
482174.87 4399955.51 1741.23
The color and radius of the PIPE are defined by the COLOR and RADIUS parameters respectively.
ROAD (Object): This command is used to plot horizontal panels that connect a list of vertices to create the appearance of a road.
The ROAD command is followed, on the same line, by the object title (e.g. "Broadway Boulevard"), followed, on separate lines by the XY coordinates for points along road, and terminated by the "END:" flag.
ROAD: East Street
The color of the ROAD is defined by the COLOR parameter.
A special parameter titled "ROAD_OFFSET" is used to uniformly elevate the ROAD objects.by a specified distance. This offset is used to eliminate "visual interference" effects when plotting an Infrastructure file in combination with a draped image (see example for ROAD_OFFSET above).
SUB_BUILDING (Object): This command is used to plot a building in which the base of the building is below the ground surface.
The SUB-BUILDING command is followed, on the same line, by the elevation at the base of the building, and the title for the building. The remaining lines define the XY coordinates the building vertices, terminated by the END: flag.
SUB_BUILDING: 1700.0 Underground
The color, height, and roof color for a SUB_BUILDING are determined by the COLOR, HEIGHT, and ROOF_COLOR parameters respectively.
VTANK (Object): This command is used to plot cylindrical tanks that sit on the ground surface (as defined by the DEFAULT_ELEVATION and/or the SURFACE_MODEL).
The VTANK command is followed, on the same line, by the XY coordinates at the tank midpoints followed by the name/title for the VTANK object.
VTANK: 482036.2 4399868.5 PCB Storage Tank
The color, radius, and height of a VTANK are determined by the COLOR, RADIUS, and HEIGHT parameters respectively.
WALL (Object): This command is used to plot vertical panels that connect a list of vertices to create the appearance of a wall or fence.
The WALL command is followed by the wall title. Subsequent lines contains the XY coordinates for the wall vertices and terminated by the END: flag.
WALL: Storage Facility Fence
The color and height of a WALL are determined by the COLOR and HEIGHT parameters.
GROUP_START (Special Command): The GROUP_START and GROUP_END commands are used to organize items into groups that can be enabled (made visible) and disabled (make invisible) within the RockPlot2D and RockPlot3D data "trees".
The GROUP_START command is followed, on the same line, by the name of the group.
GROUP_START: Storage Tanks
VTANK: 482027.9 4399879.7 Benzene
VTANK: 482038.9 4399887.8 Mercury
VTANK: 482036.2 4399868.5 PCB's
VTANK: 482046.9 4399876.3 Thorium
GROUP_END: Storage Tanks
GROUP_END (Special Command): See above.
HALT (Special Command): This is an optional command that will terminate the processing of the Infrastructure file. It exists so that information may be added to the end of the file without corrupting the command set.
Sample Files: The Samples folder includes two Infrastructure example files.
Infrastructure_01.txt: Simple file containing one example of each object type.
Infrastructure_02.txt: More complex file illustrating how the GROUP_START and GROUP_END commands are used to organize multiple objects.
Two-Dimensional (Maps & Profiles) Considerations:
Plotting order may obscure objects.
Profiles: Pipes always shown as circles.
Deleted/Replaced Commands From Previous Version:
CYLINDER: Replaced by VTANK.
TUBE: Replaced by PIPE.
STRUCTURE: Replaced by SUB_BUILDING.
(105) Cosmetic (12/14/16/MIW): The Time Based Volumetrics program no longer adds a second outline to the 2D diagram.
(104) Bug Fix (12/14/16/MIW): Very large integers (>32,627) are now correctly converted to text.
(103) Improvement (12/08/16/MIW): The 2D Striplog I-Data can now display the minimum and maxiumum values for table-based scaling.
(102) Cosmetic (12/08/16/MIW): The Display Solid Model sub-menu no longer redundantly displays the Grid faulting options.
(101) Bug Fix (12/07/16/MIW): The North arrow is now correctly displayed within the Profile Strip Maps.
(100) Bug Fix (12/07/16/JCJ): The Select View | Filter Boreholes program no longer creates ambiguous SQL commands when using the polygon filter AND another filter, such as Lithology.
(099) Improvement (12/07/16/MIW): The Borehole Manager | Stratigraphy | Volume program now supports an infinite number of units. The previous version was limited to 95 stratigraphic units.
(098) New Feature (12/06/16/JCJ): It is now possible to save the SQL query directly to a text file from the View | Filter Boreholes and View | Select Boreholes dialogs.
(097) Bug Fix (12/05/16/JCJ): The LAS importer no longer generates a non-fatal and non-sensical error message (FireDac) upon completion.
(096) Cosmetic (12/05/16/JCJ): The LAS importer now optimizes the column widths and alternately colors the rows for easier viewing.
(095) Improvement (12/02/16/JCJ): The Borehole Manager I-Data, P-Data, T-Data, I-Text, P-Text datasheet column visibibility options are now updated when editing the types from the Types table editor and the Tab Manager.
(094) Improvement (12/02/16/JCJ): When importing lithology data, via the Borehole Manager | File | Import | Excel | Multiple Tables program ...
If the Depth to Base is missing for a given lithologic unit, then it is set to the Total Depth.
If the Total Depth has not been specified, the Depth to Base is set to the same setting as the Depth to Top (i.e. the lithologic unit has zero thickness).
(093) Bug Fix (12/01/16/MIW): The Utilities | Survey | Bearing Inclination Distance to XYZ program no longer lists the error message in the wrong place within the output datasheet.
(092) Improvement (12/01/16/MIW): The Utilities | Survey | Bearing Inclination Distance to XYZ program now list the data starting at the lowest control point number.
(091) Cosmetic (12/01/16/MIW): The Utilities | Survey | Bearing Inclination Distance to 3D Diagram program no longer has an option to plot panels.
(090) Bug Fix (12/01/16/MIW): The Utilities | Survey | Bearing Inclination Distance to Panels program now uses the correct endpoints.
(089) Bug Fix (12/01/16/MIW): The 45/135 degree angled titles within 2D striplogs now plot correctly when the borehole is deviated.
(088) Bug Fix (12/01/16/MIW): The Legend Titles within a RockPlot3D diagram now update when changed via the Edit Title option within the Data Tree.
(087) Bug Fix (12/01/16/JCJ): The Subsite scanning of boreholes now properly sets the dimensions for the designated sub-site.
(085) Bug Fix (11/30/16/MIW): The setting for plotting infrastructure in Sections and Profiles no behaves properly.
(084) Bug Fix (11/30/16/MIW): Plotting infrastructure roads in sections and profiles using a default elevation no longer generates an Access Violation error.
(083) Bug Fix (11/30/16/MIW): The Survey | Bearing Inclination Distance to Cavern program no longer generates an Access Violation error.
(082) Bug Fix (11/29/16/JCJ): Opening the Utilities | Widgets | Unit Conversions menu no longer generates an index error.
(081) Bug Fix (11/28/16/JCJ): The AGS importer now inherits the location table field types.
(080) Bug Fix (11/28/16/JCJ): When there are more than 50 Lithology types, renumbering no longer causes an out-of-range error.
(079) New Feature (11/22/16/JCJ): The RCL "DIMENSIONS:" command has been extended (via parameters) to accommodate the new subsite capability. Specifically;
Note: Before calling the DIMENSIONS: command, be sure to set the buffer percentage.
DEFINE: SYS DIMENSION_BUFFER 5
To set the dimensions from a file, use the LOAD_DIMENSIONS: command.
LOAD_DIMENSIONS: C:\Users\Fred Smith\Documents\RockWorks17 Data\Samples\ProjectA.rwDim
- The dimension values are each on a line by themselves (i.e. 9 lines):
(078) New Feature (11/22/16/JCJ): A new menu item titled "Subsite" has been added to the right of the Project Folder option. This capability has been added for viewing and modeling small areas within a larger project. By creating sub-sites, it is possible to still have all of the boreholes within a single database rather than creating separate RockWorks project databases.
When the Subsite pull-down menu is initially clicked, the options will include the downward-pointing arrow is clicked, a pull-down menu will appear showing two options: "Full Project" and "Edit Subsites".
To create a new subsite, click on the "Add" button and a dialog, as shown below, will appear asking for the name of the new subsite.
The subsite dimensions may also be edited via the following tools:
Selecting the Import Dimensions option from the File pulldown within the menubar at the top of the Subsite menu dialog (see below).
Selecting the Scan Datasheet option from the Edit pulldown within the menubar at the top of the Subsite menu dialog (see below), or clicking on the Scan Boreholes button at the base of the Subsite menu dialog.
Selecting the Scan Borehole option from the Edit pulldown within the menubar at the top of the Subsite menu dialog (see below), or clicking on the Scan Borehols button at the base of the Subsite menu.
The Notes tab within the Subsite menu may be used to add miscellaneous notes, including images, relating to the subsite (see example below).
After the OK button within the Subsite Edit menu dialog has been pressed, or whenever a different subsite has been selected, a dialog box will appear, asking if the boreholes outside the new subsite should be disabled.
The idea behind disabling the boreholes around the subsite is to minimize the processing required to create models at the subsite dimensions. For example, if the main project has 10,000 boreholes but the subsite only has 25, there's no sense in including all of the boreholes within the process.
The "Buffer Percent" will compute the diagonal size of the subsite and not disable any boreholes that reside within the specified percentage of the diagonal size from the border edges. This has been included to prevent "edge effects" when plotting maps of adjacent subsites.
Once the subsites have been defined, switching between them, or switching back to the full project dimensions, is simply a matter clicking on the Subsite pulldown and picking the desired site (see below).
(077) Improvement (11/22/16/JPR): The Smoothing Method (i.e. Averaging versus Classification) is no longer available within the Smoothing sub-menu when creating a Lithology model. Instead, the program will always use the Classification method when modeling Lithology data.
(072-076) Improvements (11/21/16/JPR): The Project | Settings | Project Image sub-menu has been re-designed such that:
(071) Bug Fix (11/21/16/MIW): The Lithology, Stratigraphy, Well Construction, and Aquifer tables are now loaded into RockPlot3D when run from an RCL batch file.
(070) Bug Fix (11/21/16/MIW): The Utilities | Widgets | GeoTrig | True Dip Calculator program now returns the correct results.
(069) Improvement (11/21/16/MIW): The Utilities | Widgets | GeoTrig | 3-Point Problem program now indicates when there is an error condition (e.g. three points along a line).
(068) New Features (11/20/16/JPR): A new option titled "Show Infrastructure" has been added to all of the menus that are used to create profiles and sections.
This new feature will compute the intersections between the vertical profile or section slices and the 3D entities such as Buildings, Structures (subsurface buildings), Tubes (e.g. pipelines and buried tanks), Roads, and Walls within an Infrastructure File (see item #060 below) and plot them within the diagrams.
As shown by the diagram below, this new capability will compute the intersections between the 3D Infrastructure entities and the vertical panels represented by profiles and sections. Cylinders, Buildings, and Structures will be plotted accurately, meaning that their dimensions represent the distance between their walls as defined by the intersections of the vertical planes. Roads and tubes, however, will be plotted such that their symbol will be centered on the axis intersection with the vertical plane. The width of the roads will be set to whatever width was defined within the Infrastructure file. The radius of the tubes will be equal to the radius that was defined within the Infrastructure file. These caveats prevent extraneous road fragments and tube intersections plotted as ovals.
The Infrastructure Options menu is identical to that used by the Utilities | Grafix | 3D-Utilities | Infrastructure program with the addition of options for filling and labeling the Infrastructure entities:
The following table summarizes which Infrastructure commands are processed as two-dimensional objects when using the Show Infrastructure option to superimpose the entities (or the intersections thereof) on top of profiles and sections:
|ROAD||Yes||Roads centered on midpoint. Width = Constant.|
|TUBE||Yes||Tubes always plotted as circles (versus ovals).|
(068) Improvement (11/20/16/JPR): Infrastructure features such as Buildings, Walls, and Roads that extend beyond the ground-surface reference grid (assuming that the Variable elevation model option is being used) will no longer be plotted at the default elevation. Instead, the portions of these entites outside the reference grid will be omitted from the 3D diagram. Other features such as Cones, Cylinders, and Oblates will be omitted if their midpoints are outside the elevation grid. Buildings whose midpoint is outside the elevation grid will also be omitted.
(060-067) New Features (11/19/16/JPR): The following changes have been made to the Utilities | Grafix | 3D-Utilities | Surface Objects program:
TUBE: Tube #1
481874.89 4399751.37 1721.72
481949.87 4399753.18 1718.32
482024.87 4399761.08 1742.92
482099.88 4399837.34 1753.90
482174.87 4399955.51 1741.23
The z-value for the TUBE vertices are not effected by the DEFAULT_ELEVATION or GROUND_SURFACE.
(058) Cosmetic (11/15/16/JPR): The solid model smoothing has been disabled by default.
(057) Bug Fix (11/14/16/MIW): The QuickMap Project Border is now displayed correctly.
(056) Bug Fix (11/14/16/MIW): The Utilities | Volumetrics | Extract Solid program no longer generates an Access Violation error if the 3D display is not enabled.
(055) Improvement (11/13/16/JPR): The Utilities | Grafix | 2D-Utilities | Import | AGL program now allows for either tabs or spaces, or any combination thereof, as field delimiters within the ASCII input file.
(054) New Feature (11/11/16/MIW): The dialog for overwriting the Project Tables when appending files in RockPlot3D now has an option to not show the dialog. It can be reset from the Preferences menu.
(053) New Feature (11/11/16/MIW): Data from the Rockplot3D Digitize window can now be transferred directly to the Utilities Datasheet.
(052) Bug Fix (11/10/16/JPR): The Utilities | Linears | Rose Diagram | From Endpoints program now displays "Frequency" as the Calculation Method within the legend if the Frequency method has been selected. The previous version would always display "Length".
(051) Bug Fix (11/09/16/MIW): A memory leak that occurred when creating a video within the Contour Animator has been fixed.
(050) Improvement (11/09/16/JPR): Borehole Names within the Borehole Manager can now be treated as Dates or Numbers when exported to Excel.
(049) Cosmetic (11/09/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the May | Symbols sub-menu. To view this video, click here ---> https://youtu.be/ifsXBrFbmbM
(048) Cosmetic (11/08/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the Background Image sub-menu. To view this video, click here ---> https://youtu.be/S9DVmo1Ii1Y
(047) Cosmetic (11/07/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the Datasheet Column menu. To view this video, click here ---> https://www.youtube.com/v/hjno217NPmE&rel=0?autoplay=1
(046) Cosmetic (11/07/16/JPR): The popup-menu that appears when right-clicking within the Datasheet now includes a Video Help button that displays the same menu described within Item #045 (below).
(045) Cosmetic (11/07/16/JPR): A new Video Help button has been added to the Datasheet button-bar. Clicking on this button will display a menu listing videos related to the datasheet.
(044) Cosmetic (11/07/16/JPR): The Video Help buttons now display the video without the YouTube "related videos" clutter.
(043) Cosmetic (11/06/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the Utilities | Import | Excel menu. To view this video, click here ---> https://youtu.be/lXrj6wyBYmM
(042) New Feature (11/05/16/JPR): A Coordinate System Summary is now displayed within a green box to the right of the Datasheet menu bar.
This summary simply shows the coordinate system (Local, SPC, or UTM) and the zone number as defined within the Additional File Information window (see Item #1 in the diagram above). This redundancy has been added because users often minimize the Additional File Information window and are therefore unaware that the Datasheet zone may have been inadvertently set to a zone that is not the same as the Project zone.
In addition, if the Datasheet zone is different than the Project zone, the Coordinate System Summary will be shown as a red box with yellow letters and a hint message which states that the "Datasheet zone is not the same as the Project Zone!". This does not disable any subsequent processing - it's just a visible warning (see screenshot below).
Clicking on the Coordinate System Summary will toggle (minimize/maximize) the Additional File Information window.
(041) New Feature (11/04/16/JPR): If a datasheet is being processed and the XY coordinate type and unit information has not been specified for the designated XY columns, the program will now display a warning dialog that includes an option to automatically set the XY columns, datums, and zones to the Project Output coordinate system and proceed without disrupting the workflow.
(040) Bug Fix (11/04/16/MIW): A RockPlot2D "memory leak" has been fixed.
(039) Bug Fix (11/03/16/MIW): Dialog-based programs that created two RockPlot3D windows within the dialog no longer generate Access Violation errors when creating the second window.
(038) Bug Fix (11/03/16/MIW): The Utilities | Solid | Statistics | Krajewskigram program menu no longer displays the incorrect symbol settings.
(037) Cosmetic (11/03/16/JPR): A Video Help option has been added to the Borehole Manager | Striplogs | 2-Dimensional | Section menu. To view this video now, click here ---> https://youtu.be/bE-Ysb1k38c
(036) Cosmetic (11/02/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the Border | Scalebar menu. To view this video now, click here ---> https://youtu.be/Nx0Yk6kVvhE
(035) Cosmetic (11/02/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the Border | Peripheral Images menu. To view this video now, click here ---> https://youtu.be/4Xe9Dbcfbio
(034) New Feature (11/01/16/JPR): A new tab titled "Scalebar" has been added to the Border Options menu.
This new option will add a scalebar to either the base or the lower-right corner of the map.
Map Area: The "radio buttons" within the cartoon determine where the scalebar will be positioned.
X-Offset: This option defines the distance (as a percentage of the map width) between the right edge of the map and the left edge of the scalebar. It is only shown if the lower-right corner position is selected.
Y-Offset: This option defines the distance (as a percentage of the map width) between the base of the map and the top edge of the scalebar. It is not shown if the lower-right corner position is selected.
Width: The maximum width of the scalebar is defined as a percentage of the map width. We say "maximum" because the actual width will probably be smaller depending upon the distance represented by the maximum width. For example, if the maximum width is 210 meters, the width that is depicted within the scalebar will be adjusted to 200 meters so that the scalebar increments are "tidy". The Width option will not appear if the Override option is selected.
Height: The height of the scalebar rectangle is defined as a percentage of the map width.
Override: If this box is checked, the scalebar will be set to whatever distance is specified for the Override Width, which is expressed in map units rather than a percentage of the map width. Care should be taken to make sure that the Override Width is less than the width of the map.
Units Label: This is the text that will be plotted at the right edge of the scalebar.
To position the scalebar inside the map (see image below), set the Y-Offset to a negative number and select the center/base location.
(033) New Feature (10/31/16/JPR): A new tab titled "Peripheral Images" has been added to the Border Options menu.
This new capability is used for adding up to 16 raster images (bitmaps) outside the map borders as shown by the example below in which four images have been added to the perimeter of the map.
When selecting an image file, the program will start within either the ClipArt or the Project Folder as determined by the radio buttons below the Image File button. The ClipArt Folder is a new directory within the RockWorks Tables folder that contains a collection of images including north arrows and confidentiality notices as depicted below.
(032) New Feature (10/28/16/JPR): A new button titled "Create New Project Image" has been added to the new Project Image (see item #015 below) tab. This provides a workflow shortcut for executing the Utilities | Imagery | Rectify program.
(031) New Feature (10/27/16/JPR): A new option titled "Set Project Image to Output File." has been added to the Utilities | Imagery | Rectify menu. The default setting is "true".
In addition to setting the Project Image to the Output File, if a World File was created during the calibration process, the Project Image will be configured to automatically search for a corresponding World File.
(030) Cosmetic (10/27/16/JPR): The Utilities | Imagery | Rectify program menu has been converted from a tree-style menu into a dialog box style menu.
(029) Cosmetic (10/27/16/JPR): Four of the settings within the Utilities | Imagery | Horizontal | Single program menu are now accessed via a new "Float Options" dialog that is shared with the new Image Rectification program.
(028) Cosmetic (10/27/16/JPR): Five of the settings within the Utilities | Imagery | Drape program menu are now accessed via a new "Drape Options" dialog that is shared with the new Image Rectification program.
(027) New Feature (10/27/16/JCJ): A new RCL command titled "NEWPROJECT:" has been added. Invoking this command will display the "Create New Project Wizard" and populate the New Project Folder field with data from the RCL script. Example:
NEWPROJECT: "C:\Users\Jim Jackson\Documents\RockWorks17 Data\MyNewProject"
(026) Enhancement (10/26/16/MIW): Datasheet files with a full path that is not the same as the current Project Folder are no longer ignored.
(025) Bug Fix (10/26/16/MIW): The Contour Animations program no longer ignores the Output Folder and File Prefix when exporting to the PicShow program.
(024) RCL Changes (10/26/16/JPR): As part of the standardization upon the Project Image (see items #015 through #023 below), the following changes have been made to the RCL parameters (previous INI variable names -> new INI variable names):
(023) Improvement (10/26/16/JPR): The "Display Raster Base Map" options within the Profile, Section, and Fence selection options menu has been renamed to "Display Project Image" and all of the sub-options have been relocated into the Options dialog to be consistent with all of the other programs that use the Project Image.
(022) New Feature (10/25/16/JPR): A new option titled "Project Image" has been added to all of the Fence | Create Location Map options menus. This option behaves in a manner that is identical to the Profile Location maps (see item #020 below).
(021) New Feature (10/25/16/JPR): A new option titled "Project Image" has been added to all of the Section | Create Location Map options menus. This option behaves in a manner that is identical to the Profile Location maps (see item #020 below).
(020) New Feature (10/25/16/JPR): A new option titled "Project Image" has been added to all of the Profile | Create Location Map options menus.
This new capability provides a better spatial understanding about where a profile is positioned, especially when plotted in conjunction with a StripMap (see item #016 below).
(019) New Feature (10/24/16/JPR): A new option titled "North Arrow" has been added to the Include Stripmap Options within the menus for programs that create profiles.
This new option is used to plot a North arrow within the upper-right corner of the stripmap as shown below.
(018) New Feature (10/24/16/JPR): A new option titled "Omit content (symbols & log traces) outside swath?" has been added to the Include Stripmap Options within the menus for programs that create profiles.
If the Omit Content option is disabled, deviated and inclined boreholes that cross through the swath can enlarge the height of the stripmap in order to plot the entire trace and the collar symbol. Otherwise, if the Omit Content is enabled, the stripmaps will be limited to the swath and the deviated logs that pass through it will be truncated and collar symbols that fall outside the swath will be ommitted.
(017) New Feature (10/24/16/JPR): A new option titled "Opaque Background" has been added to the Include Stripmap Options within the menus for programs that create profiles.
This new capability creates more readable Log ID's, especially when the new background image option is enabled.
(016) New Feature (10/23/16/JPR): A new option titled "Project Image" has been added to the Include Stripmap Options within the menus for programs that create profiles.
This option will copy, crop, and rotate the Project Image (see item #15 below) such that it is used as the background for the stripmap as shown by the diagram below which was created with the "Create Additional Parallel Profiles" option enabled.
(015) New Feature (10/23/16/JPR): A new tab titled "Image" has been added to the Project Settings. The Project Image is a satellite image, airphoto, scanned map, or any other type of raster image that can be used as a background for maps, profile stripmaps (see item #16 - above), and draped images. The Project Image menu that appears when the File is clicked on is the same sub-menu that is embedded within many of the application menus.
(014) Bug Fix (10/24/16/MIW): The optional thickness column for the Utilities | Grids | Grids->Stratigraphic Model program no longer requires thickness units if the thickness filter is not activated.
(013) Bug Fix (10/24/16/MIW): The RockPlot3D | File | Exit menu item now works correctly.
(012) New Feature (10/24/16/MIW): The RockPlot2D | Index Legend dialog now allows the user to switch between different types of legends.
(011) Improvement (10/14/16/JPR): The Pattern Editor sub-dialogs have been re-designed to accommodate 12-point fonts.
(010) Improvement (10/13/16/JPR): If the user enters an AVI output file name without using the File Selection button and fails to include the ".avi" suffix, the program will automatically add one and notify the user accordingly.
(009) Cosmetic (10/13/16/JPR): The Video Help button icons within the dialog-box style menus and the tree-style menus have been standardized (red question mark on film).
(008) Improvement (10/13/16/JPR): The main help menu (accessed by clicking on the red question mark in the upper-right corner of the main RockWorks menu) tree items must now be doube-clicked to activate an option. This removes the problem with expanding a tree limb and inadvertently activating the currently highlighted item.
(007) Bug Fix (10/13/16/JPR): The Utilities | Imagery | Drape program no longer deletes the reference grid if the vertical offset is greater than zero.
(006) Cosmetic (10/09/16/JPR): A "Video Help" button has been added to the Utilities | EarthApps | Float | Sea Level Change Animation menu. To view this video, click here ---> https://youtu.be/FyVylDAf_q8
(005) New Feature (10/06/16/JPR): The Solid Smoothing menu that is shared by many of the modeling programs now includes an option for using a simple "moving box filter" in which the voxels are re-assigned new values based on a distance-weighted average of all the original nodes that reside within the box.
Note: The box filter should not be used when creating lithology models.
(004) New Feature (10/05/16/JPR): A new program titled "Solid -> Grids" has been added to the Utilities | Solid | Convert menu.
This program will create grids that represent horizontal layers within the corresponding solid model.
The grids will be named according to the Root Name and the midpoint elevation. For example, if the Root Name is "Level_" and the Starting Elevation is 193, then the first grid will be titled "Level_193.RwGrd".
The program will automatically adjust if the the Starting Elevation is above or below the Final Elevation.
The Sampling Thickness is usually the same as the Elevation Increment, but it can be increased such that the grids represent overlapping regions within the solid.
The Type of Conversion is the same menu that is used within the Solid -> Grid program. For example, if the previous example the grid nodes for Level_193.RwGrd will represent the highest G-Value for the solid voxels between 198 and 188 units of elevation.
An example application of the Solid -> Grids program is producing BGS (Below Ground Surface) contour maps of contaminant plumes at specific depths (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20').
The program also includes a Video Help button that can be viewed by clicking here ---> https://youtu.be/_Vsg7dKhtDg
(003) Cosmetic (10/05/16/JPR): A Video Help button has been added to the Borehole Manager | P-Data | Model menu. Click here to view the video ---> https://youtu.be/PkodeThYoBU
(002) Bug Fix (10/04/16/JPR): The 2D color-fill contouring no longer fails to plot colors when a custom color table is used in conjunction with the "Omit Lows" option and a contour band is within the lowest color interval.
(001) New Feature (10/03/16/JPR): The Palettes menu now has an option to Reverse the Order for the Color Fill Table once it has been generated. This eliminates a step within RockPlot2D whereby the user was forced to edit the color legend post-facto.