Tag Archives: GIS Connectivity
New Video Using Multi-Seam Coal Data to Demonstrate RockWare Command Language (RCL) Scripting
New Video: Using the RockWare Command Language (RCL) to Automate Cross-Section Generation
New Version of RockWorks16 (2013.8.8) Available
Master Directory of RockWare YouTube Videos
The YouTube playlists have proven to be somewhat cumbersome, so we have created a hyper-linked master index that makes it easier to find content. Check it out …
RockWare YouTube Video Index URL: http://www.rockware.com/rockworks/revisions/rockware_videos.htm
Exporting Lithologic Surfaces to DXF
As RockWorks view the world, lithology materials are not necessarily layered – they can repeat within a single borehole and may be inconsistent in sequence across the project area. As such, RockWorks uses a solid modeling process, rather than surface-modeling, to create lithology models, with the 3D nodes or voxels assigned a material type and represented in the 3D viewer as color-coded blocks.
This presents a challenge, then, for users who wish to view lithologic SURFACES as plan-view contour maps, or in 3D, or exported to CAD.
In RockPlot3D you can access the lithology model’s Options window and filter the display for the desired material type, or range of types. Here is the above model filtered to display the Soil voxels only.
This can be exported to DXF, but note that you’ll be getting all of the blocks representing that material. (Shown here in black and white for contrast purposes.)
If you need a surface rather than blocks, RockWorks also has tools which will fit a surface to the uppermost elevations or the lowermost elevations of a rock type in a lithology model. These are in the Lithology | Superface (Top) and Subface (Base) menus. Here is an example of the same soil lithotype extracted as a surface (upper elevations), and displayed in RockPlot3D and then exported to DXF.
Earthquakes 5+ Magnitude Worldwide Jan 2012
We used RockWorks15 and Google Earth (TM) to create a map of all of the 5+ magnitude earthquakes across the world in January 2012. You can visit our RockWorks data page to download the Google Earth KMZ file and the RockWorks data file:
Earthquakes 5+ Magnitude Worldwide Dec 2011
We used RockWorks15 and Google Earth (TM) to create a map of all of the 5+ magnitude earthquakes across the world in December 2011. You can visit our RockWorks data page to download the Google Earth KMZ file and the RockWorks data file.
Once you load the KMZ file into Google Earth, more information about each quake is available by clicking on the symbols.
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