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RockWorks 2023.01.31

Katy D

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


The RockWorks Revision History includes complete lists, by date, of all changes in the program.

New Features:

  • An ESRI Shape file containing polygons can now be turned into a RockWorks grid file.
  • The Playlist output tabs have been revamped. Double clicking ona playlist output tab will detach the page into a separate dialogue that fills the main monitor.
  • A new item titled "View This List As An HTML File" has been added to the base of the How-To "tree". Clicking on this item and selecting the Copy option will copy the URL to the Windows clipboard so that it can be sent to other who may not be able to access the RockWorks How-To option (e.g., RockWorks is not installed on their machine).
  • The new program to add boreholes to the database interactively through RockPlot2D now adds the Elevation and Collar Elevation fields if the map contains a color contour layer.
  • The Project Settings file and Playlists now reference I/P/T data names rather than index number.


  • The Automatic perimeter annotation dimensions are now based on the extents of the diagram, including text blocks.
  • It is no longer possible to launch two or more instances of the How-To dialog. This prevents problems with multiple-clicks on the How-To button.
  • Model tilting and warping control now better followw user commands and selections.
  • A video-help button has been added to the 2D Striplog / Projection sub-menu.
  • The Striplogs / Log Profile tab has been renamed to "Projection" within the 2D Striplog Profile, Section, and Projected-Section programs to be consistent with the re-design of the 2D Striplog menu. Note: Striplogs within profiles do not have a Projection tab because they are always plotted using the Normal Projection (i.e., the logs are projected into the panel as-is).
  • The Stratigraphy Picker was displaying the location incorrectly when the Vertical Exaggeration was not equal to 1, now user can set VE to what they want to view.

Bug Fixes:

  • If a GeoTIFF is an a geographic coordinate system (Lat/Long), the program was not converting the Z values. It will now retrieve the units from the GeoTIFF and convert if needed.
  • The Add New Borehole function in RockPlot2D now offers a dialog where the user can select a surface grid, fixed elevation or no elevation for the borehole elevation. Additionally a a Total Depth is added.
  • The Shape Polygon to grid program now offers replacement options based on polygon order, highest vale or lowest value.
  • A suite of new tools has been added to a new tab labeled "Options" within the Utilities / 3-D / Tubes program. These options include the ability to wrap images around the tubes.
  • When exporting I-Data, P-Data, T-Data, I-Text and P-Text and sorting by "Order Field" was causing an error when using SQLServer as the database engine. This was due to differences in SQL dialects, it worked with SQLite but not SQLServer. It now works with both engines.
  • Borehole Manager: View | Change Sorting - now shows the current sorting of the boreholes.
  • When the Data Dictionary is missing and is copied in from the default, we update it for any optional fields found in the database tables.
  • The borehole location map options now include an option that determines if stratigraphic information labels will be plotted adjacent to the borehole symbol or at the plan view downhole locations. 
  • All boreholes are now included when interpolating a polygon-clipped lithology model via the Lateral Extrusion algorithm.
  • The RockPlot2D Color Legend using the Min-Mid-Max scheme requires an odd number of intervals. If the number of intervals is not odd then the program decreases the minimum value by the contour interval.

We recommend that Network license users install the RockWare Network License Administrator v. 1.18. 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 RockWorks. 


RockWorks Link, click on free trial tab: https://www.rockware.com/product/rockworks/
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 January 2023.

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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