RockWare RockWorks 17
Geological modeling software
RockWorks is a comprehensive software program for creating 2D and 3D maps, logs and cross sections, geological models, volume reports, and general geology diagrams for the environmental, geotechnical, mining, and petroleum industries.
RockWorks is the standard in the petroleum, environmental, geotechnical and mining industries for surface and subsurface data visualization, with popular tools such as maps, logs, cross sections, fence diagrams, solid models and volume calculations.
RockWorks offers numerous options for analyzing your surface and subsurface data, and accepts many different data types, such as stratigraphy, lithology, downhole geochemistry / geophysics / geotechnical measurements, color intervals, fractures, and aquifer data
New in RockWorks 17: 64-bit, multi-threading, more robust databases, 3D faulting and more!
- 64-bit Processing for Larger, Higher Resolution Models:
RockWorks 17 has been completely rewritten to use 64-bit memory addressing to take advantage of much more RAM than ever before.
Eliminate the “Out of Memory” error messages when calculating or displaying large models. RockWorks 17 breaks the 32-bit limitation to provide access to 128 GB – 2 TB of RAM (subject to Windows and computer hardware capabilities).
- Bigger, Faster, Better with Multi-Threading:
- New 3D Faulting for Grid and Solid Models (RockWorks Advanced only):
Define a 3D fault ribbon with dips and dip directions at XYZ points, then use the fault ribbon as a barrier for 2D gridding and 3D solid modeling.Embed the faults within the RwGrd and RwMod files.
- Use QuickMap for Borehole Locations:
The new QuickMap tab provides a quick look at all the boreholes in your project. Quickly “know your data” with a visual display of borehole spacing and distribution.
- Oil and Gas Production Data (RockWorks Advanced only):
A new Production table has been added to the RockWorks17 database for storing well production data by date and for generating a variety of graphs: Average Daily Oil Production, Cumulative Oil Production, Average Daily Gas BTU, etc.
- Mapping Tools:
- Animations and Other Tools:
Redesigned PicShow program for easier animation and movies.
- Grid (Surface) Tools:
Grids -> Groundwater Vistas Matrix: Transfer layer elevation data to Groundwater Vistas
New grid filters – replace node values with the closest values in the datasheet.
Copy faults from one grid to another
New grid smoothing tools
- Group Solid Components with the New GeoBody Filter:
- Other Solid Model Tools:
Use RockWorks lithology models to define zones in Groundwater Vistas
Use RockWorks block models to define matrix properties in Groundwater Vistas
Clip a solid model with multiple polygons stored in a RockPlot2D map
- Google Earth Tools:
- Native SQLite Database Support:
RockWorks 17 advances its database support by moving to native SQLite database support. SQL Server continues to be supported.
SQLite is an in-process library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process; it reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file. SQLite responds gracefully to memory allocation failures and disk I/O errors. Transactions are ACID* even if interrupted by system crashes or power failures.*ACID: Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability
- Compact or Expanded Displays:
Keep track of your project dimensions and coordinates without crowding out your other data. Dimensions and coordinates can be displayed in a compact mode at the top of the RockWorks 17 window, or expanded out for editing.
- Data Tools:
Warnings for zero-depth boreholes.
Export project tables from the database to the datasheet (section locations, etc.)
Fill blank cells in the datasheet with numbers based on the values in columns on either side of the blank cell.
Disable rows in the Utilities datasheet based on distance from boreholes in the database.
- RCL – RockWare Command Language (RockWorks Advanced only):
Add sounds (bass note, car horn, drop chord) to scripts to alert you of progress or completion points.
- System Tools:
Adjust menu font sizes.
RockWorks17 Help system is now on the web, with an option to download it (and link to it) locally for when you’re in the field
product:RockWare RockWorks 17 v2019