Version 2.1 Release Notes

Version 2.1: Date of Release: December 2015

Summary of Major Changes

  • The interpretations in Restore and Flatten windows are now fully live, enabling you to sequential restoration. In other words, curve segments are restored and can be modified in the restored or flattened windows. In previous versions, the restored or flattened interpretation was embedded in the image and could not be modified.
  • StructureSolver can now interchange interpreted sections in both directions with Badleys TrapTester/T7 (Versions 7.02 and higher). StructureSolver can be started directly from T7, with a solution opening automatically in StructureSolver representing the section and interpretation from T7. Equivalently a .bglss (Badleys-StructureSolver interchange) file can be manually opened in StructureSolver either by double-clicking or using Open Solution. A StructureSolver solution can also be exported in .bglss format using Export Solution.
  • You can now Free Zoom using mouse actions.
  • The nomenclature used in Area-Depth Graph analysis has been improved and dialogs adjusted accordingly.
  • There are numerous improvements to usability of StructureSolver functions.

Detailed Description of Changes

StructureSolver Interface

  • The Vertical Exaggeration value is now displayed on the solution bar.
  • The text in the solution bar and instruction bar is retained in truncated form if the main window is resized such that all the text cannot be displayed (in previous versions the text disappeared in such circumstances).
  • StructureSolver can be now be started by double clicking on a .bglss (Badleys-StructureSolver interface) file, or by executing the appropriate menu command directly in Badleys TrapTester/T7 (see T7 Work flow Advisor for details).

File Menu

  • Open Solution can now open a .bglss (Badleys-StructureSolver Interchange) file as well as a .structx file.
  • StructureSolver now saves the size of the main form and the position of the scroll bars. These values are restored when you open a saved solution.
  • You can now export a solution in .bglss (Badleys-StructureSolver interchange) file format. If TrapTester/T7 is running and the solution is exported to the default location, TrapTester/T7 will automatically open the exported solution.

Display Menu

  • If your solution originated from Badleys TrapTester/T7. Locate and Measure will show trace spatial coordinates and trace identifiers. In these circumstances, Calibrate Image will not be available, as all the necessary geometric information will have been imported. However Show Calibration will still be available.
  • You can now Free Zoom (Alt+Z) the display in real time using mouse actions.
  • Pan(Alt+P) has also been added as menu command to allow you to pan using mouse actions (supplementing the previous method in which you could pan using Alt+Move with Left Mouse Button Down). The Pan cursors have been updated to be the conventional open and closed hands.

Advanced Modeling Menu

Restoration Menu

  • The interpretations in Restore and Flatten windows are now fully live. In other words, curve segments are restored and can be modified in the restored or flattened windows. In previous versions, the restored or flattened interpretation was embedded in the image and could not be modified.
  • The modality for dealing with the scale of restored and flattened sections has been improved. In Version 2.1.0, restoration and flattening uses the input image in its unzoomed input scale. The zoom factor for the restored or flattened section is then set to the current display zoom factors for the input section. This ensures consistency between the input and restored or flattened zoom factors. In previous versions, the restoration or flattened was performed on the input section at its current display zoom factor, and the initial zoom factor for the output section was (1.0 horizontal, 1.0 vertical). Note that in previous versions, the Calibration of the restored or flattened section was adjusted correctly.
  • The logic for dealing with fault termination during restoration has been improved. Fault slips are now tapered out at the bottom of faults unless the bottom of the fault lies close to the bottom, or a side of the original image. In that case, the fault is assumed to be running off the image and its slip is not tapered. In previous versions, the slip on a fault was was not tapered unless there was another fault lying beneath its bottom tip, which worked well in some cases, but not others.
  • The window for the restored or flattened section now opens with a better default size and position.

Area-Depth Graph Menu

  • The nomenclature for the two methods of Area-Depth Analysis has been changed in the Help Manual and all interactive displays to be more consistent with typical structural geology terms:
  • The Configure Area-Depth-Graph dialog has been changed to use radio buttons rather than check boxes in order to clarify the primary and secondary options:
  • The Area-Depth Graph Title information has been somewhat rearranged and improved, including:
  • The estimated fault trajectory for the Fault Trajectory Method now extends only 50% of the distance between regional limits (compared to 75% in previous versions), which generally gives a better appearance.
  • If the Fault Trajectory Method is chosen, Display Horizon Areas and Values now displays the regional throw for a selected horizon.

Data Format

  • A number of data components have been augmented. As always, StructureSolver maintains forward and backward compatibility.
  • Solution Description now records the window size and scroll position so that they can be restored when a .structx file is opened.
  • Solution Description now records the import file name if the solution was created from a .bglss (Badleys-StructureSolver Interchange) file.
  • Calibration now contains detailed Trace Information in the event that the solution was created from a .bglss (Badleys-StructureSolver Interchange) file.
  • CurveCategories and Curves now record UniqueIds that are used to maintain data integrity when importing from and exporting to Badleys TrapTester/T7.