RockWorks17 GeoBody (Contiguous Voxels w/Same G-Value) Filter Improved

(014-017) Improvements (04/06/16/JPR): The following changes have been made to the Utilities | Solid | Filters | GeoBody Filter programs:

  • (014) Improvement: The minimum number of voxels setting that was used to remove small geobodies has been replaced with the Minimum % of Voxel Volume which is far more intuitive and universal.

  • (015) New Feature: The Contiguous Units Report now includes a column that shows the percent of the model (by volume) represented by each geobody.

  • (016) New Feature: The Contiguous Units Report is now automatically sorted in descending order based on the geobody populations (see example above).


  • (017) Bug Fix: The program no longer includes small disconnected geobodies as parts larger geobodies when processing very large models.

RockWorks17 Find, Find Next, & Find & Replace

(011-013) Improvements & New Feature (04/04/16/JPR): The DataSheet | Search | Find & Replace option has been split into three separate options:

  • (011) Find: This is the same as the previous Find & Replace | Highlight Cell option.  It has been moved into a separate dialog to minimize the chances of replacing something when only a search was required.
  • (012) Find Next:  This new feature repeats the previous Find operation at the row below the previously found item.  The F3 shortcut greatly speeds up the process of finding additional occurrances.
  • (013) Find & Replace:  This is essentially the same as the previous Find & Replace without the Highlight-Only option (which is now accomplished with the new Find operation.

Special Version of RockWorks17 Announced for Auto-Navigating Tesla Model S

4/1/16: RockWare Incorporated (Golden, Colorado) announced today the immediate availability of an updated version of RockWorks17 that replaces the auto-navigation capabilities of the Tesla Model S.

Simply download RockWorks17 into the Tesla on-board computer, select the borehole, measured section, or outcrop of interest, and the software will automatically drive the vehicle, via direct line-of-sight, to the point of interest.

Now you can sit back and examine the geology as you’re automatically driven to the exact field location (+/- 1 cm. accuracy) via the shortest possible route.

The built-in speech pattern recognition allows for dictation of the on-site results to the on-board computer. Within minutes, the three-dimensional geometry of the contaminant plume, ore body, hydrocarbon reservoir, aquifer, etc. will appear on the dashboard computer.

Coming Soon! Optional direct-push probe attachment for rapid three-dimensional evaluation of toxic sites …

Remember … It’s all about looking good in the field.

Descent From Space …

(128) New Feature (03/14/16/JPR): A new option titled “Start With Descent From Outer Space” has been added to the RockWorks17 | Utilities | EarthApps | Flyover | Advanced: Circular program menu.

This new capability will automatically add a virtual introduction to the flyover such that it starts in outer space.  The “camera” position starts out by pointing towards the opposite side of the Earth relative to the project area.  The Earth then spins around such that the project area is directly below.  The “camera” then descends.  As it descends, it gradually tilts to the same angle as that specified for the first circular fly-over.
 Unlike the standard Google Earth fly-in (i.e. clicking on a waypoint), the descent does not appear to exponentially accelerate with the descent.  Instead, a geometric progression is used to slow the descent down as the camera moves closer to the project area.  Then net result is the illusion of a uniform descent thereby providing the viewer with a better spatial orientation.

Click on the link below to view a demonstration of this new capability.