Leapfrog 2.5 Out Today, A Slew of Fun New Features

No no, before you get excited it is NOT 64-bit optimized.  That being said, there are a number of fixes and additions that make 2.5 a fairly significant step up from 2.4.  From the release notes, they are:

Drillhole enhancements

  • Leapfrog 2.5 includes support for down-hole structural data on orientated core, as well as generic down-hole points. This is a great way to add new structural or assay data onto existing drilling.
  • You can now enter drift values to planned drillholes for more realistic drillhole targeting.
  • Labels rendered on boreholes in the scene can be configured to display data from multiple columns in Leapfrog 2.5, enabling even more of your data to be visible at once.

Grids of points generation and evaluation

  • The ability to export grids in Surpac format has been added.
  • New tools allow you to rotate a grid of points and/or snap a grid onto a point.
  • Leapfrog can now export grids classified as interlocking geological models by evaluating a tree of domains on the grid.
  • Do you use GSLib or Isatis for calculating variography? We have added a GSLib export format and the ability to export the transformed data actually used for interpolation. This allows you to use GSLib or Isatis to obtain suitable range and nugget values.

Interoperability

  • With 2.5 you can de-survey your drilling in a mode that is compatible with Vulcan and other products.
  • You can also now easily extract mesh vertices to move, extend or resample any mesh as you please.
  • If your mesh is in the wrong place, Leapfrog 2.5 supports mesh offsetting, giving you the flexibility to relocate any surface.

 

Two of the more significant features that I’ve delved into are the desurvey-compatibility option for Vulcan (as a seasoned Vulcan user, I’m a bit embarrassed that I didn’t realize they weren’t using the same survey style before) and the GSLib export, which works fantastically in the free SGems software as well. (It was always a pain to get CSV data into the headered format required for GSLib/SGems, so this makes it much easier.)

If you’re not running 2.5 yet, you’re definitely missing out.  Grab the download here and let us know what you think in the comments!

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