RockWorks20 Revision History
2021/Q4 (10/01/21-12/30/21)
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(046) 12/29/21/MIW - New Feature:

Polylines drawn on Cross Section and Profiles in RockPlot2D can now be exported as XYZ points to a datasheet.

(045) 12/27/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

Exporting RockPlot2D Sections and Profiles with Annotation to Google Earth places the panel ends in the correct location.

(044) 12/22/21/JPR - New Feature:

An option titled “Use 2D Log Layout Files” (Figure 1 – Item 1) has been added to the top of the 2D Log Design menu. Checking this box will hide all of the menu options below and use the specified 2D Log Layout File (Figure 1 – Item 2) when plotting the associated striplog(s).

RockWorks Log Layout 2D Design

To create a 2D Log Layout File, uncheck the Use 2D Log Layout File checkbox, design the log, select the new Save Layout option (Figure 1 – Item 3), and enter the name for the 2D Log Layout File to be saved.

To replace the settings within the 2D Striplog Designer with the settings from a 2D Log Layout File, select the new Load Layout option (Figure 1 – Item 4), and enter the name of an existing 2D Log Layout File.

The benefits of the new Log Layout File capabilities are especially useful when editing Playlists. For example, consider a Playlist that includes dozens of items that include 2D striplogs. Without the Log Layout capability, changes to the striplog appearance for all of the output would require repeated tedious editing within each of the Playlist items.

(043) 12/13/21/JCJ - Improvement:

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.

(042) 12/10/21/JCJ - Enhancement:

The user can create a fault based on a triangulated surface created from either a datasheet or XYZ data file.

(041) 12/08/21/JCJ - Improvement:

The Editor for viewing a Playlist now has a "Search and Replace" option. The save function will also default to the RWPlaylist file extension.

(040) 12/06/21/JPR - New Feature:

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. For more information you may click here Link to QAPF

(039) 12/06/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The Export to PDF when creating Cross Sections or Profiles now sizes the output files correctly honoring Vertical Exaggerations other than 1 (one).

(038) 12/01/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The Y (Northing) Cutoff position was being miscalculated in the Cutoff dialog.

(037) 11/30/21/JCJ - Bug Fix:

Borehole Location Map | Optional Fields now displays the field's short description (display label) instead of the field name.

(036) 11/30/21/JCJ - Bug Fix:

Since Collar Elevation is no longer a required field, it was showing up as an Optional Field in some places.

(035) 11/29/21/JCJ - Improvement:

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.

(034) 11/29/21/MIW - Improvement:

The Total Depth Grid program now allows users to filter by total depth.

(033) 11/26/21/JPR - New Feature:

A program titled “Solid Vertical Slice -> Grid” has been added to the ModOps / Solid / Extract Grids sub-menu (Figure 1).

RockWorks Model Slice Vertical Extract

This program (Figure 2) 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.

RockWorks Vertical Slice Endpoint coordinates

The x-coordinates within the output grid will represent the distance from Endpoint #1 along a line connecting Endpoint #1 with Endpoint #2. Portions of the vertical slice that extend beyond the extents of the solid model will not be included within the grid-based diagram (cross-section). The cells will, however, be saved within the output grid and optionally saved within the report. For optimal aesthetics (smoother contours), set the width of the cells equal to or greater than the solid model voxel width and the cell height to be equal to or greater than the solid model voxel height. If the cell dimensions are significantly smaller than these recommendations, the diagram will be blocky (Figure 3) – but still accurate.

RockWorks contours smooth solid model

When adding annotation to the diagram (Figure 4), be sure to set the Dimensions within the Display / Labeled Axes sub- menu to “Automatic” (Figure 5).

RockWorks contour annotation label dimensions

RockWorks annotation set up dimensions

The Report sub-menu (Figure 6) includes options for saving the XYZG data to RwDat, CSV, ASCII Text, and RTF (MS-Word) formats.

RockWorks report options

Null value cells that represent the air above a solid model or cells outside the model will be listed, or omitted altogether, based on a user-defined text string (Figure 7). This provides flexibility when exporting the grid data to non-RockWare programs in which the value assigned to null nodes is something other than the convention used by RockWare (i.e., Null = -1.0e27). Figure 7

RockWorks report options vertical slice

(032) 11/25/21/JPR - New Feature:

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.

RockWorks graphics annotation animation

(031) 11/24/21/JPR - New Feature:

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.

RockWorks Grids Drawdown Hydrology

(030) 11/23/21/MIW - New Feature:

Added a new program, Stratigraphy|Grids->Simple Stratigraphy, that displays a set of surfaces listed in a Utilities Datasheet.

(029 11/23/21/JCJ - Bug Fix:

Borehole Manager | View | Filter/Select boreholes - Using the sizable rectangle to select boreholes works again.

RockWorks Borehole select rectangle filter

(028) 11/22/21/MIW - Improvement:

The Shape Import to RockPlot2D now can apply elevation or other numeric data from either the shape file (shp) or the attribute table (dbf).

(027) 11/18/21/JPR - Bug Fix:

The "Include Aquifer Name" and "Include Sampling Date" options are no longer clipped within the 3D Log Design / Aquifers / Symbols & Captions sub-menu.

RockWorks aquifer clipped clip sample name

(026) 11/18/21/JCJ - Improvement:

The editor for working with Project Notes has been improved to include Numbered Bullets as well as Find and Replace options.

(025) 11/18/21/JCJ - Bug Fix:

You can create a new project based on an existing project using a Custom Coordinate Reference System. This was giving an error.

(024) 11/18/21/JCJ - Bug Fix:

T-Data | Time-Graph, Peripherals, scalebar option removed.

(023) 11/18/21/JPR - Bug Fix:

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.

RockWorks Hydrology Grid drawdown surface

(022) 11/17/21/KD - Upload:

New version of RockWorks updated to web, current revisions list updated and posted to web and RockWare Forum.

(021) 11/17/21/MIW - Improvement:

RockPlot3D can now create a list of grids and models that were used to create the RockPlot3D scene. NOTE: This will only work with files created in this or newer builds.

(020) 11/13/21/JPR - New Feature:

Optional distance (height, width, & depth) annotated added to 3D perimeter "cage" annotation.

(019) 11/11/21/JPR - Improvement:

The ModOps / Volume / Extract Via Surface Extraction program has been modified as follows;

Please visit LINK to view the entire document describing improvments made.

RockWare Mine extract ModOps

(018) 11/08/21/MIW - Improvement:

The Time Filter has been added to the Time Graph and Time Graph Map menus.

(017) 11/08/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The 'Perform Smoothing Last' option for Solid Models now operates whether the Smoothing option is enabled or not.

(016) 11/05/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The RockPlot3D Export for Sketchfab will now plot all the Legend values for a custom table when transferred to Sketchfab.

(015) 11/03/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

RockPlot2D Rectangles now use 4 points so that they can be properly converted to Latitude/Longitude Degrees and will appear correctly in Google Earth Vector files.

(014) 11/03/21/JCJ - Enhancement:

Borehole Manager will now import Point Shapefiles directly into the Location table.

(013) 11/01/21/MIW - Improvement:

The RockPlot2D Scalebar now draw the filled scalebar to appear similar to the peripherals scalebar which it replaces after this change. The endpoint labels can now be displayed left, right, both or no sides.

(012) 10/30/21/JPR - New Feature:

A program titled “Fade With Depth” has been added to the ModOps / Filters sub-menu.

RockWorks depth model

This program will decrement voxel values below a specified elevation or a user-defined surface (grid) model.

RockWorks depth node filter

RockWorks ModOps depth grid filter

(011) 10/30/21/JPR - New Feature:

A program titled “Total Depth Grid” has been added to the Borehole Operations / Maps sub-menu. This program will create and display a grid depicting an interpolated surface that intersects the base of all enabled boreholes.

RockWorks Borehole depth grid

(010) 10/28/21/JPR - New Feature:

The Borehole Operations / Striplogs / Lateral Geo-Steering program has been completely redesigned. Specifically;

An example project folder/database titled "Laterals" is now included to illustrate how this program is used. The borehole database includes a single borehole that corresponds with a sample Planned Survey datasheet.

RockWorks lateral geosteering p-Data

(009) 10/27/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The Borehole Surface Intersection now correctly omits boreholes that don't intersect the surface when the Omit option is selected.

(008) 10/25/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The Borehole Surface Intersection now correctly marks boreholes that start below the surface.

(007) 10/25/21/MIW - Bug Fix:

The Borehole Surface Intersection now shows all the boreholes.

(006) 10/17/21/KD - Documentation:

Help topic added for Water level data append option in the Single Table Import.

(005) 10/14/21/JCJ - Improvement:

Water level data can be appended to existing data like T-Data in the Single Table Import. There is a check box on the right to Append the data (or not) for Water Levels to allow the user to make this choice to replace or append the data.

(004) 10/11/21/MIW - New Feature:

A Pinchout Filter has been added to the Grid|Filters that allows the user to create pinchouts between 2 grid surfaces using either a minimum thickness or a polygon. Users can specify the pinchout to use the top, bottom or average elevation.

(003) 10/11/21/MIW - Change:

RockPlot2D now starts in zoom rather than edit mode.

(002) 10/08/21/MIW - Improvement:

The RockPlot3D Strat Unit decimates very large grid surfaces when Solid Fill is selected. Users can see the decimation factor in the option dialog and turn decimation off.

(001) 10/01/21/MIW - Improvement:

The drawing of the 3D Stratigraphy Units has been improved to better work with null values and the minimum thickness cutoff. In addition Cutoffs can now be applied. The minimum thickness transparency option has been removed.


NOTE: If you are using a NETWORK license, RockWorks17 v. 2019.9.30 and newer require the RockWare Network License Administrator version 1.09 or newer. Check with your license administrator before installing the RockWorks update. See our forum posting for details.


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