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For a project, we have performed environmentally research and based on this research polygons are determined. These polygons represent an environmental code of that area. I would like to make from all these polygons a 3D model. I have added all the points on the polygons as boreholes in RockWorks and added the environmental codes as lithology. The condition for this 3D model is that the boundaries must be straight down and without interpolating between different points/polygons. Do you have an idea if I am able to do this in RockWorks? And if so, what settings must I use? Thank you already in advance.

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Hi tvdw,

 

Instead of creating boreholes at the polygon vertices, I suggest using the RockWorks 17 Utilities Solid | Polygons -> Solid menu command. This command requires the names of polygon files saved in the Utilities datasheet .RwDat format, the upper and lower Z elevation, and the G value (environmental code).

 

If you have any questions about the procedure, please let me know.

 

Regards,

Tom B

RockWare Inc

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Dear Tom,

Is the polygon file input a text file with the points and coordinates? Do you have an example how this will look like? I have the points on the polygons with upper and lower elevation with the environmental code. But then I will make for each polygon a different file?

Thank you already in advance.

Regards,

 

Thaïsa

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Dear Tom,
 

An additional question, what will the cut off distance do? And which value is it best to set keeping in mind that the boundaries must be straight down and no interpolation can happen?

 

Regards,

 

Thaïsa

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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.

 

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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

 

 

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