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RockWorks20 2020.5.28


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A new version of RockWorks2020 was uploaded to the RockWare website yesterday, with a lot of changes:


New Features

  • The Output Options / Export sub-menu now includes an option for exporting the output directly to PDF.
  • The Opacity of Colored Intervals within 2D output may now be adjusted such that features below the contour map (e.g. airphotos) may be identified.
  • The Striplogs page within the Graphics / Animate / Solid -> 3D Animation and Solid -> 3D IsoShell Animation program menus now includes an option titled "T-Data Only".  If selected, striplogs within the animations will be filtered such that only the logs with T-Data that was sampled during the model date interval will be shown. 
  • A new program titled "Depth to Target" has been added to the ModOps / Solid / Solid -> Grid sub-menu in RockWorks2020.  Given a ground surface grid model and a solid model, this program will create and display a grid that represents the depth to either the largest solid node value or the depth to the shallowest node within a specified range.
  • An option titled "Constrain" has been added to the Solid Options sub-menu. This new tool will use the specified boolean model (the "constraining model") to determine which nodes will be interpolated during the subsequent modeling process.  Specifically, nodes will not be interpolated for voxels in which the corresponding node within the constraining boolean model has a value of zero (false). Constraining models are useful for limiting geochemical models to regions defined by other parameters such as permeability.



  • All programs that read data from the Datasheet will now skip any data that contains a null (-1.0e27) value.
  • If the Drape option is used as an embellishment for any 3D diagram, and the grid that the image is to be draped over has not been specified, the following error message will appear:
  • RockPlot2D now loads quicker and with less flickering in the Launch Form.
  • DXF exports from RockPlot3D now use True Colors and support vertical exaggeration.
  • Collada Export is exported in meters. Coordinate system has to be set but does not have to be in decimal degrees.
  • The Depth-to-Target program now provides for a minimum G-Value when computing the depth to maximum G-Value.  This eliminates background-levels from consideration.  In addition, a color legend may now be added to the output.
  • The maximum number of cutoff levels has been increased from three to six within the Display as IsoShells, Solids -> 3D IsoShell Animations, Time-Based Volumetrics programs in RockWorks2020
  • When generating IsoShell animations, empty models will generate a warning message rather than an error message.  This prevents the process from disrupting a long Playlist process.



  • An explanatory diagram has been added to the new Solid Modeling / Options / Constrain page.
  • The Output Options menu for programs that generate 3D diagrams has been redesigned to be consistent with the Output Options menu for 2D diagrams.
  • The notice/reminder that appears within the Striplogs page no longer appears behind the clipping parameters menu.
  • The TCE Site Playlist has been modified to accommodate the new solid modeling Constrain option and the changes to the Multiple Solids (aka TimeMachine) program.  The Multiple Solids help message and abstract have also been modified accordingly. 
  • The default width of the dialog box that appears when renaming a RockWorks2020 Playlist item has been increased to 800 pixels to allow for longer descriptions.
  • Ampersands (&) are now displayed within the Grid2DipSymMap, RuColMultiFilt, SolidGridFilter, Vpanels, and Vpanels2Xyzg program titles and/or descriptions.  Arrows symbols are no longer preceded by hyphens within the Pgon, R2d2Mif, R2d2Pdf, and R2DtoReportworks programs titles and/or descriptions.


Bug Fixes

  • DXF exports from RockPlot3D now correctly place polylines at their correct elevation.
  • Restored the upper tabs for P-Data Fence diagrams.
  • The Optimize column layout for the datasheet now honors the Preferences setting.
  • Improved the accuracy of coordinates in RockPlot3D.
  • Draped images now align correctly with the grid dimensions.
  • The Animate / Solids -> 3D animation program now uses the specified color scheme.
  • The margin and line width are now honored in RockPlot2D exports to raster images.
  • Items within the Playlist that use custom color tables will no longer alter other items that use custom color tables if the item is edited.
  • The Playlist / Add / Project Dimensions option now works correctly.
  • Items that are edited within the Playlist no longer change the settings within the corresponding application within the main menu bar.
  • Modifying a Slice Position for Solid Models in RockPlot3D (RW2020) using the mouse on the slider bar now updated the position in the title of the Slice Options dialog.
  • Double ampersands (&&) within program descriptions are now shown as single ampersands when adding items to the Playlist.
  • The Vertex Table options within the Graphics / 2D Tools / Enclosing Polygon program in RockWorks2020 now have check-boxes to determine how the vertices will be saved.



  • The RockWorks2020 TCE Site Playlist and PDF have been adjusted to reflect the recent changes to the IsoShell cutoff levels within the program.
  • A PDF file titled "Time-Based Modeling, Analysis & Visualization" is now included within the TCE Site folder for RockWorks2020.  This paper is intended to serve as a step-by-step tutorial for using the Playlist to model, visualize, and analyze a TCE groundwater contaminant that is migrating over time.
  • Abstracts have been added to a number of menu options.


We recommend that Network license users install the RockWare Network License Administrator v. 1.15. Contact support at rockware.com for a link to the the latest version.


The RockWorks Revision History has a complete list, by date, of all changes in the program.

To download this build, use the Help | Updates | Check for Updates menu inside RockWorks2020. Or visit our website and click on the RockWorks Free Trial tab:
where you can download the installation program and install the new build right over the top of the existing program. (DO NOT uninstall first.)
Note that you will not be able to use this new build of the program if your maintenance has expired before May 2020. Contact RockWare Sales or visit our Customer Portal (https://www.rockware.com/customer/) if you would like to update your maintenance.

Molly Mayfield
RockWare Inc

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