StructureSolver Version 5.0 Release Notes
Version 5.0: Date of Release: April 2021
Summary of Major Changes
Version 5.0 is a major release with many new features enabling much more sophisticated retrodeformation and deformation of geological structures.
- Many incremental improvements to interface features.
- When curve segments are attached to a structural component, the component name is identified in instructions, dynamic labels and dialogs.
- The main menu items have been reordered to reflect common workflow priorities.
- Locate and measure now displays true section coordinates within structural components.
- You can now add, delete and edit scale bars. The scale bars are extremely easy to configure.
- The functionality of creating markers from curve segments has been improved.
- The create and drag structural component function has been imrproved so that are attached curves are intelligently trimmed, which greatly facilitates workflow.
- Internal data structures were added to maintain an inheritance hierarchy for structural components, with full history of geometric transformation. This facilitates many complex, geologically meaningful workflows. Among other capabilities you can now create structural components out of a combination of components, which enables multiphase retrodeformation.
- Automatic naming of structural components has been simplified.
- Edit Structural Component Info interactively identifies parents and children of structural components. Automatically generated notes have been improved.
- You can now create a new section from a structural component. This a more useful function than copy shown structural components to new workspace, which it supersedes.
- You can now add projected horizons and transverse restoration markers using flexural slip, vertical shear or inclined shear. These capabilities are useful during interpretation and can help you evaluate the reliability of restorations.
- Transforming to target is a major new capability that can be employed in a variety of flexible ways to achieve restoration, partial restoration or forward structural evolution of a section or structural component.
- You can now stretch and shear structural components to retrodeform or model internal strain.
- This menu provides a comprehensive set of functions for transferring curve segments between parts of your overall interpretation, taking full account of all geometric transformations.
- Curve transfer is a powerful feature for the following reasons. You typically start with an interpretation of an original section and then create a series of derived products such as restored, transformed or rotated sections, and structural components that may be further restored, transformed and amalgamated. As you continue through this process you will often see new opportunities to add to your interpretation based on the original section or derived sections or components. You can then transfer the added interpretation to other parts of your overall solution.
- These functions supersede a much more limited set of curve transfer functions in previous versions.
- All new features have been comprehensively documented.
- New material has been added explaining restoration algorithm details in greater detail than in previous versions.