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Adding Wells to Cross Sections in Strater 5

Cross sections are an important tool in illustrating subsurface geology.  Among the many new features added to Strater 5 are several new cross section options including water level display, retaining custom levels, and adding wells to an existing cross section. This blog will address how a new well can be added to a cross section. For this example, we will use the Cross Section.sdg sample file that ships with Strater.

Strater 5: Cross section with four wells, well headers, two inset maps, horizontal cross section layers, a depth log, and a legend.The Strater 5 sample file “Cross Section.sdg” contains a cross section with four wells, well headers, two inset maps, a horizontal cross section, a depth log, and a legend. We will further manipulate this file by adding a new well and reshaping the default layers.

In the image above I’ve already applied some custom fills to the cross section and now I want to add another well.  To do this, I’ll simply add a new well selector to the map view, used to create the cross section, and assign that well selector to the cross section:

  1. In the View Manager, click the Map 1 – Detail view.
  2. In the Object Manager, click Map 2 to select it.
  3. In the Property Manager, click the Limits tab.
  4. Click the Fit All button to make all wells visible on the map.
  5. Click the Map | Add | Well Selector command.
  6. Click on each well in the map from left to right and then press ENTER.&nbsp A new well selector line is drawn beginning at South Barrow 16 (shown in red below).
  7. Strater 5 subsurface data visualization software: Well selector used to create and update cross sections.Update the well selector line in the map view, or add a new well selector line, to update your cross section with a new set of wells.

  8. Click Cross Section 1 in the View Manager.
  9. In the Object Manager, click the Cross Section object to select it.
  10. In the Property Manager, click the current value in the Well selectors field and select the South Barrow 16 well selector.
  11. Click Yes in the Strater Warning dialog to redraw the cross section layers.
  12. Click the current value in the Well spacing field and select Uniform, if desired.

The new well is added and default layers are drawn. Now I can reshape the layers and add a water level line to finalize the cross section.

Strater 5: Updated cross section with additional well, water level, and custom layers.

Strater 5 allows for even more customization of cross sections, including the ability to add wells, keep custom layers, and draw water level symbols and levels.

The ability to add wells to cross sections is a powerful tool for geologists, making it easy to play around with which wells give the best display and update existing projects with new data. Add to that the other cross section improvements and new features, like water table symbols, and Strater becomes your one-stop-shop for professional and informative cross sections!

 

Comments 3

Guest - Paul Tromp on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:32

I'm using Strater 3, and see no easy way to copy a well from one project to another. I try to right click on a well, but do not see COPY as a choice. So I end up recreating the same table in the 2nd project and going through the process to recreate the well graphic. Can this be done more easily in v5?

I'm using Strater 3, and see no easy way to copy a well from one project to another. I try to right click on a well, but do not see COPY as a choice. So I end up recreating the same table in the 2nd project and going through the process to recreate the well graphic. Can this be done more easily in v5?
Jennifer Woodson on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:25

Hi again Paul,

You may also want to look into using Strater template (*.tsf) files if you find yourself recreating logs quite a bit. Additionally, I do recommend upgrading to Strater 5. Download the free demo to see what's new: http://www.goldensoftware.com/demo-downloads.

Jennifer Woodson
Technical Support

Hi again Paul, You may also want to look into using Strater template (*.tsf) files if you find yourself recreating logs quite a bit. Additionally, I do recommend upgrading to Strater 5. Download the free demo to see what's new: http://www.goldensoftware.com/demo-downloads. Jennifer Woodson Technical Support
Jennifer Woodson on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:01

Hi Paul,

When you say you're attempting to copy a well, are you attempting to copy from a data table, or are you copying a log from a borehole view? Additionally, are you copying between SDG files or just between borehole views?

You can copy a log by selecting it and clicking the Edit | Copy command. You're correct that the command is not available from the right-click menu in Strater 3. You can then paste the log into a new borehole view. You cannot paste into a new SDG file, however. It is necessary to import the data into a new project in order to create a log. I don't believe this has changed for Strater 5.

Jennifer Woodson
Technical Support

Hi Paul, When you say you're attempting to copy a well, are you attempting to copy from a data table, or are you copying a log from a borehole view? Additionally, are you copying between SDG files or just between borehole views? You can copy a log by selecting it and clicking the [b]Edit | Copy[/b] command. You're correct that the command is not available from the right-click menu in Strater 3. You can then paste the log into a new borehole view. You cannot paste into a new SDG file, however. It is necessary to import the data into a new project in order to create a log. I don't believe this has changed for Strater 5. Jennifer Woodson Technical Support
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