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RockWorks 2021.12.16

Katy D

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A new version of RockWorks2021 was uploaded to the RockWare website, 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:

  • Added a new program, Stratigraphy | Grids->Simple Stratigraphy, that displays a set of surfaces listed in a Utilities Datasheet.
  • A new program titled "Drawdown Grids" has been added to the Utilities | Hydrology pull-down menu.  This program will create a series of grid models based on a starting day, an ending day, and time increments.  The list of grid models is intended for subsequent animation with the Utilities | Animate | Grids -> Contour Map Animation and Grids -> 3D Surface Animation programs.  Unlike the Drawdown Surface program, however, the days cannot be specified on a well-by-well basis.
  • The Input sub-menus within four of the Graphics | Animate programs (shown below with the red box) now include an option to enable or disable the date annotation within the animations.
  • A program titled “Solid Vertical Slice -> Grid” has been added to the ModOps | Solid | Extract | Grids sub-menu. This program may be used to (1) create a grid that represents a vertical slice through a solid model based on two user-defined endpoints, (2) display the grid, and (3) create a report that lists the XYZ coordinates and corresponding solid-model g-values at those locations, that can be saved in a variety of formats.
  • A new program titled “QAPF Diagram” has been added to RockWorks under the Utilities | Stats pull-down menu. This new tool allows users to work with igneous rock classification.


  • The editor for working with Project Notes has been improved to include Numbered Bullets as well as Find and Replace options.
  • The Shape Import to RockPlot2D now can apply elevation or other numeric data from either the shape file (shp) or the attribute table (dbf).
  • The Total Depth Grid program now allows users to filter by total depth.
  • Borehole Manager Import workflow can now use a Synonym or Alias table during column-based import of I/P/T-Data to list replacements for various ND (non-data) records.
  • The Editor for viewing a Playlist now has a "Search and Replace" option.  The save function will also default to the RWPlaylist file extension.
  • The user can create a fault based on a triangulated surface created from either a datasheet or XYZ data file.
  • Grid Create: The "Dip" Algorithm is mutually exclusive to the other algorithms. It has its own menu item and requires 5 columns as input: X, Y, Z, Direction, and Dip. This algorithm will not work for the generic XYZ to Grid creation. The XYZ to Grid does not show the "Dip" algorithm and the XYZ & Dips to Grid only shows the "Dip" algorithm parameters.

Bug Fixes

  • The Hydrology | Drawdown Surface program now saves the output grid to the grid name that is specified and the Duration field decimals have been decreased from 8 to 2.
  • T-Data | Time-Graph, Peripherals, scalebar option removed.
  • You can create a new project based on an existing project using a Custom Coordinate Reference System. This was giving an error.
  • The "Include Aquifer Name" and "Include Sampling Date" options are no longer clipped within the 3D Log Design | Aquifers | Symbols & Captions sub-menu.
  • Since Collar Elevation is no longer a required field, it was showing up as an Optional Field in some places.
  • Borehole Manager | View | Filter | Select boreholes - Using the sizable rectangle to select boreholes works again.
  • Borehole Location Map | Optional Fields now displays the field's short description (display label) instead of the field name.
  • The Y (Northing) Cutoff position was being miscalculated in the Cutoff dialog.
  • The Export to PDF when creating Cross Sections or Profiles now sizes the output files correctly honoring Vertical Exaggerations other than 1 (one).


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 December 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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