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FAQ for LogPlot 8

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the LogPlot 8 program. If you don't find your question listed here, you might also visit our Support Forum, or send us an email and we'll be happy to answer your question.

What version of Windows do I need?

What are the different types of licenses available?

Why should I keep my maintenance up to date?

How do I unlock my LogPlot Single license?

How do I remove my LogPlot Single license?

How do I unlock my LogPlot Network license?

How do I remove my LogPlot Network license?

How do I transfer my LogPlot license to a different computer?

Is LogPlot industry-specific?

How is the borehole data stored in LogPlot?

Can I create my own rock/soil symbols with LogPlot?

Can I plot continuous logs in LogPlot?

What options are there for plotting geophysical curves?

Can I import and display LAS data?

What is the difference between RockWorks and LogPlot?

Can I show nested wells in LogPlot?


What versions of Windows are compatible with LogPlot8?

LogPlot 8 should install, license, and run properly in Windows 7, 8, and 10. 


What are the different types of licenses available for LogPlot?

LogPlot8 is offered with the following license types:

  • A Single license can be installed onto a single computer. It is activated with a code specific to that computer, issued by RockWare. The license can be transferred to a new computer or different user by following the transfer instructions listed below on this FAQ page. This license can be upgraded to a different license type or feature level by paying the difference in price.
     
  • A Network license is a shared license type. Any potential user may install LogPlot on their local computer. A separate License Manager program is installed on a server or other network computer and activated for X number of concurrent users. When a person launches LogPlot on their local machine, it looks to the License Manager to see if a seat is available and, if so, it will start. The License Manager can be configured to permit users to borrow a license when not connected to the network (e.g. in the field) for up to 60 days. Additional seats can be added by paying the difference in price. 
     
  • A Classroom license is offered to academic institutions at a highly discounted price and is comprised of a Single license and a Network license.


Why should I keep my license maintenance up to date?

Maintenance is offered for Single and Network licenses for the LogPlot software. New purchases of and upgrades to LogPlot8 include one year of maintenance. Maintenance includes the support options listed on our support page, as well as 30 minutes of phone support, software updates and bug fixes, and new version upgrades.

After the expiration of the 12 month period, maintenance can be renewed for a fee. If you choose not to renew, you are still eligible to use the software, however:
> You will not be able to use a revision that is newer than your maintenance expiration date - no new features or bug fixes.
> Upgrades from LogPlot8 to new versions are only offered under this maintenance plan and cannot be purchased separately.

For more details please refer to our Maintenance Policy


How do I unlock my Single license for LogPlot8?

Follow the steps in this video to activate your Single license for LogPlot8. (Click on the image to play.)


How do I remove my Single license for LogPlot8?

Follow the steps in this video to remove your Single license for LogPlot8. (Click on the image to play.)


How do I unlock my Network license for LogPlot8?

Follow the steps in this video to activate your Network license for LogPlot8, in the RockWare Network License Administrator. (Click on the image to play.)


How do I remove my Network license for LogPlot8, via the RockWare Network License Administrator?

Follow the steps in this video to remove your Network license for LogPlot8, via the RockWare Network License Administrator. (Click on the image to play.)


How do I transfer my LogPlot license to a different computer?

This is a 2-step process: removing the licensing from the original machine, and unlocking the license on the new computer.

LogPlot8

1. Remove the license from the original computer (see also video above):
Start LogPlot8 on that computer. Select Help | Change Licensing. Click in the Remove Licensing button, and click Change (at the bottom of the window). Click Yes when prompted to confirm. Record the Uninstall Number which is displayed on the screen (e.g. copy and paste into Notepad or similar).

2. Install LogPlot8 on the new computer (see also video above):
Visit the Download Demo page to download the latest installation program. Or if your maintenance has expired, visit the Archived Version page to download the last revision before the expiration date. Start LogPlot8 on the new computer. Select Help | Change Licensing. Choose LogPlot Single as the license type. Record the Installation Number displayed there (right-click/copy and paste into Notepad or similar). Request your unlocking code by visiting the Registration Page, and supplying your contact information, your license registration number, the new Installation Number and the Uninstall Number from #1. RockWare will send the new unlocking code via email.

LogPlot7

1. Remove the license from the original computer:  Start up the LogPlot7 Licensing program (Windows: Start | Programs | RockWare | LogPlot7 | LogPlot License Manager). Click through the license agreement.  Select the Remove Licensing option and click Continue.  Click Yes when prompted to confirm the operation.  Write down the Status Code that is displayed. 

2. Install LogPlot onto your new computer.  (Visit the Product Updates page to download the latest installation program.)  Request your new unlocking code by visiting the Registration Page and supplying the new Installation Number displayed on the screen, your license registration number, and the Status Code from above.

 


Is LogPlot industry-specific?

LogPlot was designed with numerous geological industries in mind: environmental, geotechnical, petroleum, and mining to name a few. It offers many generalized tools for plotting downhole data, as well as some that are more industry-specific. For example, well construction diagrams may be used primarily by environmental/geotechnical users, while raster logs and pattern percent columns might be used more by those in the oil and gas industry. Mining users tend to store assay data as Interval-Data that can be displayed as text or bargraphs.


How is the borehole data stored in LogPlot 8?

LogPlot data is stored in simple text ".ldat8" files -- typically with one LDAT8 file per boring or well. LogPlot 8 will also load RockWorks SQLite database records.


Can I create my own rock/soil symbols with LogPlot?

LogPlot comes with an extensive lithology/well construction keyword list that can be added to and modified by the user. Once you’ve come up with your own list of keywords and patterns, your files can be saved and shared with others using the program.


Can I plot long continuous logs using LogPlot?

In LogPlot, you can plot paginated single-sheet or multi-page logs, or you can plot continuous logs to plotters or fanfold paper printers. The main requirement with LogPlot is that your printer has a windows printer driver.


What kind of options do I have when plotting geophysical data as curves in LogPlot?

LogPlot allows the user to define curve line type, fill type and symbol type in the Log Designer. You can plot curves using a linear or logarithmic scale, and also have several choices for curve wrapping. Additionally, LogPlot has a cross-plot curve column type that will fill in the space between two curves when they intersect. Another option is to adjust the horizontal scale of a curve so that it changes with depth.


Can I import and display LAS data using LogPlot 8?

The Data Editor's LAS import tool reads LAS (Log ASCII Standard) files, version 1.2 - 2 for import into the Data Editor. This tool now also offers automatic creation of a very basic log design for the LAS file. Most people start with the simple display template and modify it to meet their needs.


What is the difference between RockWorks and LogPlot?

LogPlot's sole purpose is creating logs: It generates individual well/boring logs with almost unlimited flexibility in log layout, with detailed headers, footers, and any combination of data columns. You can create the graphic log at any vertical scale and print to single-sheet or continuous printers. If you need detailed individual logs, LogPlot is the way to go.

RockWorks creates more simplified logs, designed for display in cross sections and fence diagrams, and as a launching point for project-wide data interpolation and display. Logs are just a small part of what RockWorks does. 

RockWorks and LogPlot can share data, so they work nicely together, and can be purchased separately or as a bundle with a discount.


Can I show nested wells in a single well construction diagram in LogPlot?

Yes, the offset field in the well construction window allows you to offset items to the right of left of the center of the column. This gives you the ability to put as many casings as you want within a single bore.




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