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  1. Hi Derek, The following comments refer to numbered items within the attached image. 1. The Graphics / Images / Google Earth / Vertical - Two Points Advanced program will position images as vertical panels within Google Earth. 2. To use this program, you'll need to create a datasheet with the coordinates for the lower-left and upper-right corners of each image. 3. Specify which column contains the relevant data. Note the Vertical Position tab. This allows you to vertically exaggerate and vertically offset the panels. 4. The panels will be displayed in Google Earth. If you get stuck, please send an email to jim@rockware.com. Best regards, Jim Reed.
  2. Yes, if you can convert each resistivity profile to an image (e.g., PNG file). You'll need the XYZ coordinates represented by the lower-left and upper-right corners of the profile. Here's a link to the documentation: Displaying Multiple Images as 3D Vertical Panels (rockware.com) and here's an old video (RockWorks15) that describes the process (below). The screenshot at to base of this message shows where to find the program. Also; there are several sample/tutorial files. Another method is to export your resistivity data as XYZG points, create a block model, and slice/dice the model to create a 3D fence diagram, but that's a lot more work. If you get stuck, send me an email: jim@rockware.com - Jim Reed. Importing the actual resistivity data, creating a block model, and slicing/dicing is a lot more work.
  3. Hi, Right click on a column title (item #1) and a dialog box will appear (item #2). Select "X or Y Coordinate" (item #3) for the X column and then choose the coordinate system (item #4) that you're using for the resistivity points. Do the same for the Y column. For the Z coordinates, select the "Linear (Z) Dimensions" option (item #5) and the menu will change to show the linear units (e.g. Feet, Meters). Select the appropriate z-units. Now, the datasheet columns should show the units and you're ready to go. These coordinate designations will allow you to have data tables that are not in the same units as your project dimensions (item #6). For example, let's say that you've set your Project Dimensions up in UTM meters but your resistivity data is in State Plane footage coordinates. The program will automatically convert your resistivity coordinates to project coordinates (item #6). This is a big deal for clients who have different data sets in different units. It becomes especially useful when exporting to Google Earth, in which the program will automatically convert everything to longitude/latitude/meters (the only units that Google Earth imports via KMZ files). There's a video button (item #7) that will display a popup menu with four video links. Select the one labeled "Changing Datasheet Names & Column Types". This will launch a 2-minute video that describes all of this in more detail. You can also press the F1 key from within the datasheet editor and navigate to the datasheet documentation for non-video, textual instructions: file:///C:/ProgramData/RockWare/RockWorks17/WebHelp/introduction.htm Also, if you click on the Help button within the Column Parameters dialog you'll see that there are other things that you can do with the column types (e.g. density conversions, hyperlinks, etc.) Good luck and best regards, Jim Reed.
  4. Sorry ... documentation error. Please select the tab labeled "Other". - Jim Reed.
  5. Hi Craig, The volumetrics for a stratigraphic diagram based on grids are computed by; (1) subtracting the subface (base) elevation from the corresponding superface (top) elevation, (2) multiplying by the result by the cell x-size and y-size (i.e. base * width * height = volume within that "column"), and (3) summing the results for all columns. Conversely, the volumetrics for a block model are computed by summing the volumes for all voxels that meet some criteria (e.g. all voxels with a node value > 3.2 and <3.9). Now, let's say that we create a voxel model based on grid surfaces (this is what the Stratigraphic Model / Save Numeric Model option does). The program will assign the voxel values based on the bounding grids that lie above and below the voxel midpoint. Given that a voxel midpoint may be just below the corresponding, overlying grid node, 49% of the voxel space could actually be above the superface grid node. The same applies to voxel midpoints that are just above the corresponding underlying grid node - 49% of the voxel could actually be below the subface grid node. This is why the volumetrics for a block model will never match the volumetrics for a grid-based model. As you reduce the z-spacing for a block model the volumetrics will start to converge, but they'll never be exactly equal and the model generation will take longer. The trick is to establish a z-spacing in for which the differences between the volumetrics is acceptable. If the voxel-based profiles don't look right, then I suspect that the z-spacing is too large. Best regards, Jim Reed.
  6. Hi Edward, Doh! I was assuming that you were originally talking about a straight hole (think mining). Someday I'll learn to read more carefully. Anyway, this is not a widget thing (although I still intend to add the program that I outlined). Instead, I'm thinking that this particular program merits a more serious program that we'd add to the Utilities / Survey menu. Input: - Downhole survey (planned or actual) file. - Type of target object: - Point: X,Y,Z - Line: X1,Y1,Z1 - Plane (Fault): X,Y,Z,Dip Direction, Dip Angle Output - For each point within the well (say 1-foot increments); - XYZ for well - Bearing to closest intercept with object - Distance to closest intercept with object - XYZ for object intercept Sound right? Alison essentially covered the borehole manager solution that I was alluding to (i.e. doing it graphically). Best regards, Jim.
  7. Hi Edward, As you've discovered there are no widgets to solve this problem. In theory, you could do it within the Borehole Manager, but that's a lot of hassle. Instead, I propose that we create a new widget along these lines: Input: - Collar X - Collar Y - Collar Z - Borehole Dip Direction - Borehole Dip Angle - Fault X (any point along fault) - Fault Y - Fault Z - Fault Dip Direction - Fault Dip Angle Output: - Intersection X - Intersection Y - Intersection Z - Distance From Collar To Intersection - Vertical Distance From Collar To Intersection (Phrased such that it accommodates drilling upwards for underground applications). If this sound right, we'll add it to RockWorks17 and get you an early beta/trialware release as soon as possible (say two or three weeks). If that doesn't work for you and you've only got one hole, just send me the input data and I'll send you the answer. Best regards, Jim Reed.
  8. Thanks for the clarification and image - that helps a lot! We use the horizontal "lithoblending" for modeling these types of non-contigiuous units (e.g. transgressions/regressions). I'll attach some sample images. The catch is that the modeling is much slower than the stratigraphic or geochemical/geophysical modeling. There are also some tricks for adding regional dip and structures. For more information, search the help messages for "Lithologic Modeling".
  9. Hi Matteo, Like Mitch, I am also new to the term "eteropic" but I'm guessing that you're referring to showing vertical facies changes. If the change is based on a single parameter (e.g. clay content), you can make a pseudo-continuous block/solid model of that parameter (stored as I-Data or P-Data) and truncate it (i.e. set the node values above and below the superface/subface) based on non-eteropic surfaces (see attached Figure 1). When you plot 3D models and create 2D cross-sections, you're essentially showing portions of two different models - a stratigraphic model (for the vertically homogeneous units) and a block model for the anisotropic parameter. Admittedly, this is not an exercise for beginners. Please let me know if this is what you had in mind, and if so, I'll create a step-by-step video and post it to YouTube. Best regards, Jim Reed.
  10. If you encounter a cryptic error with the AVI output from a RockPlot3D Animation such as the following .. - Windows Media Player: "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing this file." - QuickTime Player: "Error: -50: an unknown error occurred (540 degree rotation.avi)" - Windows Live Photo Gallery: "Photo Gallery can't open this photo or video.  The file may be unsupported, damaged or corrupted." - Windows Live Movie Maker:  No error – plays video but it's entirely black. ... the problem may be in the "CODEC". The "CODEC" (COmpressor/DECompressor) determines how the video will be compressed. The 64-bit version of Windows-7 appears to have inconsistent and unpredictable incompatibilities with some CODECs that manifest themselves as problematic AVIs. The solution, is to use a different CODEC other that the default. This is accomplished by clicking on the pull-down menu that appears when creating an animation within RockPlot3D. Specifically; A menu titled "Video Compression" just before the AVI file is saved. - Click on the pull-down button next to the item labeled "Compressor:". - Select a different compressor (e.g. "Microsoft Video 1"). - Change the "Compression Quality" to 100. If this doesn't work, you may need to experiment with other CODECs.
  11. Below is a a list of files that have been temporarily uploaded to our FTP site. Please let me know when you're done downloading them. My plan is to remove them once you're done. Otherwise, our server will start to crawl if others are using this site instead of YouTube. Google (YouTube) has more server horsepower that we do. Best regards, Jim Reed. http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/ancient_rome_fly-over.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/concept_2d_vs_3d_modeling.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/concept_multivariate_modeling.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/concept_volumetrics.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/hd_configuration.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_backup_and_restore_rockworks_database.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_convert_gamma_to_uranium_grade.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_depth-register_raster_logs_and_other_images.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_drape_image_over_surface.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_import_excel_data_into_utilities_datasheet.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_launch_rockworks.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_plot_oil_leases_in_google_earth.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_rectify_and_crop_images_to_project_dimensions.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/how_to_use_project_manager.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/humor_billy_saves_the_day.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/idaho_springs_fly-over.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/part_4.1_utilities_overview_introduction.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/part_4.3_utilities_overview_grid_options.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/plot_borehole_locations_in_goggle_earth.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/plume_modeling_02.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/project_fly-overs.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/request_for_video_ideas_01.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockware_consulting_42_second_commercial.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_accidental_art.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_case_study_denver_center_plume_part_3_of_3.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_case_study_denver_federal_center_plume_part_1_of_3.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_case_study_denver_federal_center_plume_part_2_of_3.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_coal_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_cone_penetration_testing_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_contaminant_plume_modeling_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_dam_sites_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_displaying_images_in_3-d.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_education_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_geotechnical_soil_investigations_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_geothermal_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_groundwater_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_hydrocarbon_exploration_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_hydrochemistry_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_industrial_minerals_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_intro_main_screen_tour.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_intro_part_1_general_capabilities.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_intro_part_2_application_examples.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_intro_part_4.2_utilities_overview_map_options.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_landfills_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_mining_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_oil_and_gas_production_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_tunneling_intro.mp4 http://www.rockware.com/support/files/Permanent/Videos/rockworks_uranium_intro.mp4
  12. If Mitch's solution (the workaround link) doesn't work, I'll create an FTP site where you can manually download the videos. Please let me know and I'll start setting it up. - Jim Reed.
  13. Does the ban apply to just RockWare videos or does it apply to all Youtube videos?
  14. For more information about RockWorks versions, please select the following link ... RockWorks Revisions List To download the latest version of RockWorks14, please select the following link ... Download Latest Version of RockWorks14
  15. For more information about RockWorks versions, please select the following link ... RockWorks Revisions List To download the latest version of RockWorks14, please select the following link ... Download Latest Version of RockWorks14
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