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Re-displaying an existing solid model (MOD) file

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First, some background information:

MOD files: If you have used RockWorks to interpolate lithology, i-data, p-data, or generic XYZG values for display as a profile, section, fence or 3D model, the program stores the interpolated values in a "solid model" file, which should have the extension ".MOD". Solid model files contain numbers: the XYZ coordinates of regularly spaced nodes in 3 dimensions, with each node assigned a "G" value that represents real-number geochemistry values, integer lithology values, or whatever you were modeling.

Graphic files: RockWorks can display the data stored in MOD files as 2D profile slices, 2D multi-slice sections, 3D slice fences, or 3D all-voxel blocks or "isosurface" blobs. All of these images can be saved as if they are snapshots of a particular view of the model, as "RKW" files in RockPlot2D or as "XML" files in RockPlot3D.


If you want to re-open one of the graphic images you have created and saved, you can open a new RockPlot2D or RockPlot3D window (use the File menu in RW2002 or the left-hand buttons in RW2004) and use that window's File | Open command to open the existing RKW or XML file.

If you want to re-create a graphic image of the MOD file, to create a new "snapshot", go to the original Borehole Manager menu you used to create the model (Lithology, I-Data, etc.), choose the image type (Profile, Section, etc.), and be sure to specify "Use Existing Model" so the program won't re-interpolate the data. Be sure, also, to browse for the name of the MOD file to be used.

You can also recreate an image for a solid model file using the Geological Utilities Solid menu tools.

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