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RockWorks 2021.3.31


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A new version of RockWorks2021 was uploaded to the RockWare website today, with many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. No rest for the programmers!


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


New Features:

  • The ModOps | Volume | Ore Grid program now includes options for specifying the classification terminology that is used within the Geologic Resource and Economic Reserves reports (e.g. Measured vs. Proven, Probable vs. Indicated).
  • Eleven new symbols have been added to the raster symbol library.
  • The names of the grid files used to generate a RockPlot3D surface are now shown within the data "tree" along the left side of the RockPlot3D dialog.
  • Users can now copy a data object in the RockPlot3D scene and paste it into scene as a duplicate object.
  • A new option titled "Manual Labeling" has been added to the Peripherals | Color Legend sub-menu
  • The ModOps | Solid menu contains a new program titled “Paper Solid”, used to create images that can be cut, folded, and glued to create three-dimensional paper models.
  • Added the option to filter/select boreholes by Well Construction. This could be useful when selecting wells that have Screened intervals, or Monitoring wells.
  • The Add Points option that was available within RockWorks17 has been reinstated to the Solid Model Special Options menu.
  • A number of new infrastructure objects/parameters have been implemented: Pit, Depth, Height Multiplier, Opacity.
  • You can now sort by date within the datasheet. Data in the column that cannot be converted to a date will cause that row to be sorted to the bottom.



  • Gridding Options: You can now specify the replacement value for nodes that are clipped via the Polygon option.
  • Borehole Manager | File | Export | P/T/I-data | All Tracks: Now have Spatial filter (and Time).
  • The Setup | Preferences | Warnings menu offers disabling of Web Browser error messages.
  • The color scheme menu that is used for plotting 2D grid contours, 3D grid surfaces, and 3D block models now has options for using the existing lithology and stratigraphy types tables 
  • The Solid Layer -> Grid program now includes options that define the direction of the vertical slices (e.g. west to east versus east to west).
  • Legends are now included with the Wavefront Obj (Sketchfab) export in RockPlot3D.
  • Non-applicable options are no longer displayed within the Solid Model Special Options menu based on the currently selected algorithm.
  • Options have been added for saving and retrieving the configuration of the Multi-Range Color Table Maker, making it easier to share with other projects.
  • Setup - Preferences | User Interface: User may turn off Show Hints separately from the Abstracts.
  • An option to reuse an existing RockPlot3D window has been added to the Save tab of the Output 3D form.
  • RockPlot3D now stores and uses relative file paths for images, making it easier to transfer projects.


Bug Fixes

  • Borehole Manager | File | Import | Kansas Geological Survey - Fixed an error importing TD.
  • Custom Colors are remembered more readily between different color drop-downs on the same page and from session to session.
  • The Interpolate Outliers option for Lithology Models now is applied.
  • Spurious 2D contours are no longer drawn within flat regions.
  • Importing Shape files that have polylines with multiple parts into the RockWorks Datasheet now retrieves the correct record for each point.
  • When installing a new build of RockWorks the settings for Coordinates | Decimals were being saved from the defaults for the screen controls before they were read from the ini file. The early saving has been circumvented, the screen control's defaults changed.
  • The Inverse-Distance-Weighting Isotropic algorithm can now model negative values
  • Numerous fixes to the Delete key handling.
  • If a person was set to use local help and they downloaded the latest version of RockWorks, it will now unpack correctly.
  • Borehole Manager - File | Backup Database: if Quickmap is active then an Access Violation error is no longer raised. 


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.

To download this build, use the Help | Updates | Check for Updates menu inside RockWorks20. 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 March 31, 2021. 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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