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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 versions of Windows are compatible with LogPlot8?

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

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.


1. Remove the license from the original computer: 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: 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.


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 7?

LogPlot data is stored in simple text .DAT files -- typically with one DAT file per boring or well. LogPlot 7 will also load RockWorks MDB data.

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. One new feature included in LogPlot 7 is the ability to adjust the horizontal scale of a curve so that it changes with depth.

Can I import and display LAS data using LogPlot 7?

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.

What are the different types of licenses available for LogPlot?

LogPlot 7 is offered with the following license types:
A Single User license is assigned to an individual person for their exclusive use.
A Multiple-User/Single-Computer license is a shared license - it is installed on a single computer and any persons physically sitting at that computer can access the software.
A Network license is also a shared license type. Users install the software on their local machines, but log into a license manager on a networked server that keeps track of how many users are accessing the software at any one time.

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