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  1. 3D buffer

    Hi Ehsan, One way to create a buffer around a fault ribbon is to: Convert the ribbon to a 3D solid to fill the ribbon with points. Extract the XYZ points in the solid. Initialize a new solid filled with 1's. Use the Solid Distance Filter to set values in the new solid to 0's when located the specified distance from the original fault ribbon XYZ points. I'll be happy to post specific instructions upon request. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc Blue fault ribbon surrounded by red solid voxels at specified distance from fault ribbon.
  2. Hi tdvw, You may be able to use the Triangulation gridding method to better represent discontinuities in the section. Note the pinchout of the blue unit below. . Triangulation produces angular contours, so it is not the best choice for a contour map. The Stratigraphy grids can be filtered with a polygon, but filtering may create gaps with adjacent formations. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  3. Well Construction in Lithology Sections

    Hi Kahn, When you specify non-zero inner and outer diameters for Well Construction data, RockWorks plots duplicate patterns to visualize the borehole. For example a bentonite pack is shown duplicated along the centerline of the borehole with a blank space for other objects such as a well screen. . Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  4. Volume calculations

    Hi Jose, Sorry, but I cannot duplicate your results with the Isosurface or Voxel models. I get the predicted results with the manual calculation. You are welcome to send to [email protected] your .RwMod files and the .RCL files saved with the hammer and wrench icon in the upper left corner for each run and I will take a look. Larger files may be uploaded to https://rockware.com/upload Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  5. Volume calculations

    Hi Jose, What method are you using to calculate the model volumes for each G value? For example, using the volume reported in the model properties in RockPlot3D, I found that setting a Filter from 1 to 2 includes voxels with values of 1 or 2 for a volume of 1600 , but setting the Filter from 2 to 2 gives a volume of 800. Some other things to consider: Well #2 at (0,10) puts it in the middle of the west side of the area. Did you mean to put it at (20,0) in the SE corner? What modeling method are you using? With no data in the SE corner, values are estimated from the other more distant wells. Some of the cells show a gradation from 1.0 to 1.2. 1.4, ... 2.0 near the edges with the Inverse Distance Anisotropic method. You may want to use the Closest Point method for less interpolation between values in the wells. What modeling options are you using? For example, the Superface filter truncates the model based on a grid of the well elevations. Since the grid elevation coincides with the well elevations, some cells may be nulled out. Turn off this feature for this exercise. RockWorks calculates volumes by counting the number of voxels or cells, and multiplying by the volume of each voxel. When the model is drawn, the model is truncated at the edges to match the project limits when drawn using the Solid style. The model extends past the project limits when drawn with the Voxel style since the center of the voxels are placed at the edges of the model. In both cases the volume reported is the same. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  6. Create 3D grid - topography

    Hi Laure, To display a line on a cross-section representing a surface, create a grid .RwGrd file of the surface from 3 or more points, or from Stratigraphy or Aquifers in the Borehole Manager. Specify the name of the grid file in the Section menu Plot Surface Profile option. Generating a grid file can take a long time if there are a lot of nodes in the grid. If you run out of memory, your computer can crash. You are welcome to send to [email protected] a backup ZIP file of the project generated with the Borehole Manager File | Backup Database command. Include your RwDat or other file used to calculate the topography and the full text of any error messages displayed when the computer crashes. Larger files may be uploaded to https://rockware.com/upload Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  7. Creating a 3D model from cross sections

    Hi Ehsan, You can digitize XYZ points on the 3D display, and create models from the digitized points in Utilities. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  8. "Point Sample" tool for rockworks

    Hi Lionel, There are several tools in RockWorks 17 that you can use to extract data from your models. Create new boreholes where you propose to drill piles and choose the Stratigraphy | Section or Lithology | Section menus to draw cross-sections to visualize the data from your models. Use the Utilities Grid | Grids -> Stratigraphic Logs menu to extract Stratigraphy data to the new boreholes. Turn off the existing boreholes so they are not changed. Use the Utilities Grid | Statistics | Residuals menu to extract the elevation from a Stratigraphy grid at the specified XY locations. Use the Borehole Manager Striplogs | Pick Lithologic Intervals menu to pick Lithology units on a cross-section and add them to the borehole Lithology table. Use the Utilities Solid | Statistics | Residuals menu to extract the Lithology G-values at the specified XYZG locations. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  9. Hi Anselme, Unfortunately, your version of RockWorks 16 appears to be an invalid license. Send me your RockWorks 16 registration number from the Help | About menu to get a valid license. You are welcome to download the trial version for RockWorks 17 and use it for 2 weeks. RockWorks 17 includes the WGS-84 datum for UTM projections. Click on the following link for videos for RockWorks 17. Regards, Tom Bresnahan RockWare Inc
  10. Temperature In the borehole

    Hi Nikos, Enter your borehole locations, elevations, and total depths in the Borehole Manager Locations table, and enter the depths and temperatures in the P-Data or I-Data table. P-Data is "Point Data" with one depth per temperature value, and I-Data is "Interval Data" with a top and bottom depth for each temperature value. Create a solid model from the P-Data or I-Data | Model menu and specify the DTM grid as the upper truncation surface or Superface. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  11. Cut Off Top of Cross-Section

    Hi Malequinn, Use the option to Clip (Vertically Truncate) Diagram to clip to the specified elevation. . Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc.
  12. inquiry

    Hi Aya, Use the Water Levels table for the data, and the Aquifers section of the 2D Striplog Designer to display water table data on a cross-section or profile. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  13. error

    Hi Aya, To recap our email discussion: Your data were entered into the Lithology table as Elevations, but they should be entered as depths. Export to Excel to recalculate the depths, then import them back into RockWorks. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  14. Dear Kashiii, With the setting enabled to Interpolate Surfaces, RockWorks attempts to create a Stratigraphy grid for each formation listed in the Stratigraphy Types Table. The error indicates that at least one formation does not have three data points to create the grid. You can skip this formation by removing the check mark from the Show In Legend option in the Stratigraphy Types Table. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  15. error

    Hi Aya Abd, The error may be caused by setting a filter that excludes all your boreholes with Lithology data, but I can't tell what the problem is by the screen shot. You are welcome to send a project backup created with the Borehole Manager File | Backup Database command. Send the ZIP file to [email protected] Larger files may be uploaded to http://rockware.com/upload/ . Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  16. Extract Solid Volumetrics

    Hi Craig, The 0's come from your Pre-Excavation Ground Surface Grid BH Topo polycilpGrid.RwGrd. It looks like you replaced the area outside your polygon with zeros instead of the null value -1e27. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  17. Extract Solid Volumetrics

    Hi Craig SS, I cannot duplicate the problem using the Samples data. You are welcome to send a backup of your database with your ground surface and ore model to [email protected] and I will take a look. . Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  18. Cannot install RockWorks 17 silently with SCCM

    It looks like the installation works great unless you use SCCM. Others are able to use SCCM to install the software, so there is something unique about your setup that is causing the problem. I agree that manual installation sounds like the best workaround. If I hear of anything that may help with SCCM deployment, I will post it here. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  19. Cannot install RockWorks 17 silently with SCCM

    Does the Access Violation error occur if you run RockWorks after installing without using SCCM? Does the Access Violation error occur if you run RockWorks after installing with SCCM without the command line switches? Send me the program log with a description of the steps you perform and I'll take a look. The RockWorks program log is at: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\RockWare\RockWorks17\RockWorks_Log.txt Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  20. Cannot install RockWorks 17 silently with SCCM

    Hi its-desktop, What drive is mapped by the %~dp0 variable? Is this a valid drive? Does your installation batch file create a separate log file? If so, please send it. I am not an expert on SCCM, but others on the web suggest using a pushd %~dp0 to map the drive separately. pushd "%~dp0" setup.exe Replace setup.exe with the RockWorks17_installation.exe command line. Are you able to run the batch file in the same directory as the RockWorks17_installation.exe file? This procedure will remove the %~dp0 variable from the command line so we can see if that is the cause of the problem. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  21. Cannot install RockWorks 17 silently with SCCM

    Hi its-desktop, I haven't seen problems with the .TMP files, but there have been issues in the past under SCCM with the ChkMaint.dll and calling RegSrvr to register the RockWorks17.exe file. To work around those problems, add some command line arguments to the installation command: rockworks17_installation.exe /LOG=c:\temp\RockInst.log /TASKS="!registercom" /SILENT /FORCE=TRUE If the problem continues, report the command line that you use and send the .LOG file. We'll take a look. Regards, Tom B
  22. Cannot Open Rockworks 17

    We received the bug report and found that the error was related to syncing to OneDrive. The user was able to resolve the problem by turning off syncing or moving to a different folder. Tom B RockWare Inc
  23. 3D Stratigraphic model

    Hi Slimane, The Stratigraphy model does not match the geology map due to lack of data and the way missing formations are modeled. You may want to add data at the formation contacts on the geologic map representing the base of the younger formation and the top of the older formation. In your data, missing formations are left blank. Since there are no data points to constrain the data, RockWorks looks to other nearby wells where there are data for each formation. You may want to add missing formations with the same top and base depth (zero thickness) to help the model define the areas where the formation has been eroded away. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  24. Hi Thaïsa, I have enclosed a screen shot of one of the polygon RwDat files, and the "master" RwDat file that references each polygon file name and elevation. The "z" column is not needed in the polyg RwDat file for this application. The "cutoff value" is not present in versions that have the new functionality. You may need to update to a newer build. The feature was added in the 2017.8.21 build. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc
  25. Volume

    Hi Craig SS, Another common pitfall is failing to exclude cells outside a area boundary. First load the polygon into the database by importing it from DXF or SHP, or drawing on a map in RockPlot2D. Click on it to select it, then right-clock to load it to a Polygon Table. Use the Utilities Grid | Filters | Polygon Clip to exclude the area outside the specified polygon. Regards, Tom B RockWare Inc