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RockWorks 2021.8.5

Katy D

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A new version of RockWorks2021 was uploaded to the RockWare website today, with new features, improvements, and bug fixes. 


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


New Features:

  • An option to perform smoothing last has been added to the solid modeling.
  • An option has been added to the Borehole Operations / T-Data / Multiple Solids program menu that determines how the program will handle duplicate points with different g-values that have been obtained within the same sampling interval.
  • The Horizontal and Vertical Resolution settings within the Solid Declustering menu may now be specified in map units as well as percentages of the project size.
  • Added an option to the RockPlot2D/Export to Raster dialog to specify the output width in Inches or Centimeters. The Units and DPI options were moved from the Scale Factor Page because the DPI is used by all the Raster Exports and the Units are also used by the Width by Units.
  • An option has been added to the Peripherals to plot Pattern Legends without the pattern lines.
  • Import ASCII XYZG to Solid (MicroModel) can now choose the Null value to initialize the solid to and choose whether to resolve the nulls to a value from their nearest neighbor.
  • An Include Border option has been added to the Billboard for Hydro, Production and Time-based billboard graphs.
  • The Spatial Filtering for Z, Upper Surface and Lower Surface now apply to downhole Borehole labeling for Stratigraphy, Aquifers, I-Data and T-Data.
  • Grid Import will import ESRI ASCII Grids that have X&Y dimensions specified to reference the Lower-Left corner of the Lower-Left cell or the center of the Lower-Left cell.



  • The local coordinates for the cursor are now displayed within the Grid Editor.
  • An option to use faults for the color fill and contour lines has been added for Profiles, X-Sections and Projected Sections.
  • The code used for generating contoured sections and profiles from solid models has been modified to provide much faster performance.
  • Changed the calculation of line thicknesses from RockPlot2D to print, raster and PDF to provide slightly thicker lines in the output.
  • Solid model smoothing can now be performed last to allow smoothing to include previous filters. In addition, the smoothing settings are now being set correctly for both pre and post smoothing.
  • The Multiple RockPlot2D Files to PDF program now allow users to enter a scale for output allowing for the scaled display of unequal size diagrams in a PDF. This option will leave blank space around smaller diagrams. An option has also been added to specify output width in inches.
  • Redesigned the menus for exporting from RockPlot2D to Raster and PDF, and Multiple Rw2D to PDF. The Image width in units and pixels are now linked to make them easier to understand and a Line Width Adjustment has been added to modify the appearance of lines in the output.
  • The ModOps | Grid | Grid Math menu now uses the term "Grid" instead of "Model".
  • Grid and Solid Metadata is now embedded in Rw3D files and can be viewed from the Info button that's available on the item Options dialog.
  • The ability to save embedded grids and solids with metadata has been added.


Bug Fixes

  • Menus with Linear or density unit’s drop-down lists will read and write to the ini settings file correctly.
  • ReportWorks Printing when scaled to the output page now correctly locates Legends and Text, and scales Line Widths.
  • The Sector Width and Sector Height within the IDW Advanced / Closest In Sector sub-menu are now interpreted properly.  Previous versions would increase the selection by one level (e.g., 30 degrees would be incremented to 45 degrees).
  • The Grid to Flow Table program now offers Ledger Output Options instead of outputting to the Utilities Data Sheet.
  • Printing from ReportWorks to a page with different dimensions then the document now correctly scales line widths and places text accurately.
  • When reassigning or reprojecting the project's coordinates, the Borehole Manager units are updated with the correct label (feet/meters)
  • The help in the Lateral Geo-Steering was not showing the second time the dialog was shown.
  • Imported Surfer Binary grids now calculate the Y Spacing correctly.
  • Solid | Import | ASCII file - The header was not being parsed correctly.
  • The automatic creation of Subface and Superface grid makes sure that the grid Distance Filter is turned off to avoid unexpected solid filtering caused by the grids.
  • Exporting color legends from RockPlot3D to SketchFab Obj now honors settings for order, label interval, scientific notation, prefix and postfix labels.
  • Opening a RockPlot3D file in a non-project folder with associated files no longer prompts the user to find the files.
  • The program will no longer attempt to display the model if the Cancel button is clicked when viewing a declustering report for solid modeling.
  • In the Borehole Manager, data tabs the user may define additional fields. If the additional field is a Value List, a new button allowing editing the list became visible.  This button now shows list for more than just 2 Value List fields.
  • The T-Data / Multiple Solids program will now stop processing if an error is encountered and the user selects the Cancel option.
  • RwGrd file created through the Map | Borehole Map program shows elevations.
  • The Z Filter and Surface Filters in the Spatial Filter are now activated for the Borehole Map function.
  • Users can now select the Manual setting for borehole resolution in the Preferences dialog.
  • The Borehole Survey program now sets the origin correctly.
  • When specifying a CRS (Coordinate Reference System) using the Other option, one can specify a pre-defined system (like espg:2229) that has linear units other than international feet or meters (U.S. Surveyors foot for espg:2229).  This could introduce inaccurate results for some operations.  RockWorks will now warn about this. RockWorks also looks up these units from the definitions for better reporting.


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 latest version.


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


RockWorks Link, click on 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 August 31, 2021.

Contact RockWare Sales or visit our Customer Portal (https://www.rockware.com/customer/) if you would like to update your maintenance.


Katy Duncan
RockWare Inc

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