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Strater® 5

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Strater displays your raw data as borehole and well logs, maps and cross sections. Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in design and layout. Strater’s intuitive point-and-click user interface makes it easy to quickly visualize your subsurface data and create professional reports.

 

Additional Info

  • Upgrade price: ($149 upgrade)
  • Sub heading: Stratigraphically Superior Well Log, Borehole & Cross Section Plotting Software
Quantity:
$449.00
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Features

Strater is a powerful and innovative well log, borehole and cross section plotting software package for geoscientists. With its modern and easy-to-use user interface, Strater is so straightforward even a beginner can create high-quality professional representations of subsurface data in no time.

Strater is compatible with all popular data formats, and can graphically display the data in sixteen fully customizable log types. Maps and cross sections are just a click away. All aspects of your design are easily changeable by simply clicking on it and updating its properties. Batch print or export all your hole data, and save your project file to a template to make log creation efficient and consistent for future projects.

Who should use Strater?

Anyone wishing to display borehole data as boring logs, perform drill hole analysis, create cross sections, or visualize wireline, lithology or geophysical data with depth.

Features Tour

Projects tbProjects

We want to make sure you can have all your information easily accessible in one project file. Strater projects are made up of views (borehole views, map views, and cross section views) and data tables. The graphical display in each of the views is based on the data loaded into the data tables. It’s as simple as that!


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Lantana 12 Hydrostratigraphic SectionBorehole View

Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in log design and layout. The advanced user interface makes designing and displaying your data easier than ever. Simply select the log type you want to create, click on the page where you want the log to be created, specify a data file and the import parameters, and the log is created. No other log plotting package in its class can create logs this easily.


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MapView tbMap View

Strater can create a top-down view of your borehole locations, complete with deviated well paths. You can label the symbols, change the symbol properties individually or by well type, and add base maps.


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CrossSectionView tbCross Section View

Automatically create true, full-color customizable cross sections! Cross sections can be created from your lithology, wireline, or raster log data by simply connecting boreholes in a map view and pressing a button. Subsurface visualization has never been this easy.


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Depth LogsDepth Logs

A depth log displays the vertical scale of your view. Set your depth logs to show depth or elevation, measured depth or true vertical depth, depth for a specific well or overall depth for all wells in the project. Depth can be displayed in a variety of units, including meters and feet.


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Lithology & Zone Bar LogsLithology & Zone Bar Logs

Lithology and zone bar logs display interval data as filled blocks. They are both typically used to display lithologic or stratigraphic information, though zone bar logs can be used to display various other kinds of data. Lithology logs can show weathering and indenting in addition to fill.


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Line/Symbol, Crossplot, & Function LogsLine/Symbol, Crossplot, & Function Logs

Line/symbol, crossplot, and function logs display data as a line down the borehole. Crossplot logs plot two line logs together for comparison of where they intersect. Function logs perform a calculation on data and plot the result as a new line log. Line/symbol logs display data like wireline and downhole measurements (typically in LAS files) with lines and/or symbols.


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Complex Text LogsComplex Text Logs

Complex text logs can be used to show rock descriptions, alteration descriptions, and any general descriptive text that represents interval data. Complex text logs can have arrows, brackets, or offset ticks to separate the text fields. Each text block can be individually edited by double clicking on the text section.


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Raster LogsRaster Logs

Raster image files can be imported with depth-registration information, or without it. For unregistered logs, Strater allows you to manually add depth-registration. From a registered log, you can layer tops.


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Post & Classed Post LogsPost & Classed Post Logs

Post and classed post logs display data as symbols down the borehole. Post logs display uniform symbols and text at particular depths, and classed post logs bin numerical data into groups and then use those groups to determine the symbol properties.


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Well Construction LogsWell Construction Logs

The well construction log replicates a well construction diagram for the log, and is generally used in the environmental industry. The well construction log shows how the monitoring well or piezometer was created. This log shows items such as screen, packing material, end caps, and covers.


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Bar LogsBar Logs

Show your data as either a standard bar log or a polarity bar log! A standard bar plots a bar from the data minimum value to the row’s data value. The polarity bar plots data based upon zero, so if there is a mix of negative and positive data, bars exist on both sides of the zero line.


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Graphic LogsGraphic Logs

Create graphic logs to display images directly on the log. The graphic log allows you to specify the graphic file names and show them to represent specified intervals of data. This is useful in displaying photos of the core, alterations, rock types, sample intervals, etc.


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Percentage LogsPercentage Logs

Visually compare the percentages of items in a borehole easily using the percentage log! The percentage log can be used to show different percentages of alteration types, mineralization types, geochemical data, or rock types.


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Tadpole LogsTadpole Logs

Tadpole (or dipmeter) logs display data using a tadpole style arrow symbol. The head of the tadpole is plotted at depth against dip (0 to 90), and the tadpole vector line is rotated around by the dip direction (0 to 360).


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HeaderHeaders and Footers

Utilize the header and footer design areas to include comprehensive text descriptions, linked text, legends, imported image files, or drawing objects. You can set the header and footer areas to be any size you wish.


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Data TablesData Tables

Quickly prepare your data with Strater’s spreadsheet-like data table features.


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Templates tbTemplates

Have an elaborate view or project? No need to recreate it each time you have a new data set, just use Strater's templates! Save your Strater project or view as a full or view-only template, and then load in new data to create the look you want quickly and easily. Using template files makes it easy and efficient to batch process logs.


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USCS SchemeSchemes

Schemes provide a way to load drawing properties based on a keyword or data range defined for a data table. An example is the lithology keyword scheme, which is used to define fill, line, and text properties for lithology logs. The lithology keyword scheme contains keywords, such as granite or clay, which are matched to the keywords in the keyword column of the data table.


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ManagersManagers

Strater has four different managers that make it easy to create and edit your project. The table manager shows all tables in the project, the view manager shows all views in the project, the object manager shows all objects in the active view, and the property manager shows the properties of the selected view or object.


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VoxlerInterfaceVoxler Interface

Quickly and easily visualize your borehole data in 3D with Voxler! Strater comes with built-in commands that will transfer the data from Strater and build the visualization automatically in Voxler.


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Fill Style EditorAdditional Features

Strater is packed full of all kinds of features designed to make your job faster and easier. Here are some that haven't been mentioned in other feature's tour articles.


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Strater-ExportSupported File Formats

Strater supports many data and import/export formats.


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FAQs

Q1. What is the latest version?
Q2. How can I get the latest version of Strater?
Q3. Where can I find a list of fixes and changes between versions?
Q4. What are Strater's system requirements?
Q5. How do I install Strater?
Q6. How do I uninstall Strater?
Q7. Should I uninstall the demo version before installing the full version, or can I activate the demo to become the full version?
Q8. Do I need to uninstall an older version of Strater before installing a new version?
Q9. Do you offer training?
Q10. Where can I find my serial number?
Q11. Is technical support free?
Q12. Is Strater 5 compatible with Windows 64-bit (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
Q13. Should I install Strater 32-bit or Strater 64-bit?
Q14. What is the SDG file compatibility between different versions of Strater?
Q15. I have a more technical question about the program, where can I find the answer?
Q16. What are the terms of the Golden Software End User License Agreement?

Q1. What is the latest version?
A.
The most recent version of Strater is 5.0.710.

Q2. How can I get the latest version of Strater?
A.
Minor updates (i.e. version 5.0 to 5.1) may be downloaded for free if your serial number is registered. Connect your computer to the Internet, then go to File | Online | Check for Update in Strater. This will download the latest patch and install it on your machine. Information about the latest version is listed on the Version History page.

If you experience any problems with this command or would like to download the full version of the updated software, please email your registered Strater serial number to stratersupport@goldensoftware.com. Once your serial number is verified, we will send you download instructions.

Major upgrades (i.e. version 4 to version 5) cost US$149 plus shipping. Refer to the order form for more information.

Q3. Where can I find a list of fixes and changes between versions?
A.
A list of changes and fixes between minor versions (i.e. 5.0 to 5.1) can be found here.

Q4. What are Strater's system requirements?
A.
Strater's system requirements are available here.

Q5. How do I install Strater?
A.
Installing Strater 5 requires that you be logged into an account that has Administrator rights. Golden Software does not recommend installing Strater 5 over any previous version of Strater. Please ensure that you install Strater 5 into a new directory, which is what will happen by default. Strater 5 can co-exist with older versions as long as they are in different directories.

To begin the installation, either insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, or double-click on the downloaded EXE file to run it. See below for details of each method.

Installing Strater on a Local Drive from CD:

  1. Insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. The Setup program automatically begins on most computers.
  2. Choose the "Install Strater" option from the screen and setup will begin.

If the Setup program does not automatically start, double-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop. Open the CD-ROM drive which contains the Strater disk by double-clicking on the CD-ROM icon. From the CD-ROM folder find and double-click on Autorun.exe to launch Strater's Setup program. Select "Install Strater" and setup will begin.

Installing Strater on a Local Drive Using a Downloaded EXE:

  1. Double-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and navigate to the folder containing the downloaded file.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file to begin the installation process.

 

Q6. How do I uninstall Strater?
A.
To uninstall Strater, follow the directions below for the operating system you are using.

Windows XP: To uninstall Strater, go to the Windows Control Panel and double-click Add/Remove Programs. Select Strater 5 from the list of installed applications. Click the Remove button to uninstall Strater 5.

Windows Vista: To uninstall Strater when using the Regular Control Panel Home, click the Uninstall a program link. Select Strater 5 from the list of installed applications. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Strater 5.

To uninstall Strater when using the Classic View Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features. Select Strater 5 from the list of installed applications. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Strater 5.

Windows 7: To uninstall Strater, go to the Windows Control Panel and click the Uninstall a program link. Select Strater 5 from the list of installed applications. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Strater 5.

Windows 8: From the Start screen, right-click the Strater 5 tile and click the Uninstall button at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, right-click anywhere on the Start screen and click All apps at the bottom of the screen. Right-click the Strater 5 tile and click Uninstall at the bottom of the screen.

Windows 10: To uninstall Strater, go to the Windows Control Panel and click the Uninstall a program link. Select Strater 5 from the list of installed applications. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Strater 5.

Q7. Should I uninstall the demo version before installing the full version, or can I activate the demo to become the full version?
A.
Yes, you should uninstall the Strater demo before installing the full version of Strater. There is not a way to “activate” the demo version to become the full version.

Q8. Do I need to uninstall an older version of Strater before installing a new version?
A.
You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Strater (i.e Strater 4) before installing Strater 5, provided you install them in different directories. By default, this will be the case.

You do not need to uninstall a previous version of Strater 5 before installing an updated version of Strater 5, as the installation package will automatically do this for you.

Q9. Do you offer training?
A.
Golden Software will occasionally offer live training courses. Visit our Training Classes page to view scheduled classes.

Golden Software does offer a variety of free training resources, including:

  • Strater Videos and Webinars
  • Strater Forum
  • Product Tutorials available in Strater - click Help | Tutorial
  • Strater's online Knowledge Base
  • Golden Software Newsletters
  • Golden Software Blog articles about Strater
  • Strater FAQs
  • Strater Tech Support E-mail
  • Strater Tech Support Phone: 303-279-1021 Golden Software, LLC business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Time Monday through Friday (excluding major U.S. holidays)
  • Full Users Guide can be purchased for US $25

If you are interested in attending a format training course in our Golden, Colorado location, or an online training class, please let us know by emailing stratersupport@goldensoftware.com.

Q10. Where can I find my serial number?
A.
Your Strater serial number is located on the CD cover or in the email download instructions, depending on how you purchased Strater. Please register your serial number online. After you install Strater and run it for the first time, you can also find your serial number by opening the software and going to File | About Strater. The About Strater dialog will show the serial number.

Q11. Is technical support free?
A.
Yes, technical support is free to all users for as long as you own the product. You must register your product in order to receive technical support. You can reach technical support by phone, fax, or email.

Q12. Is Strater 5 compatible with Windows 64-bit (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)?
A.
Yes, Strater 5 comes as a 32-bit application and as a 64-bit application. Both can be installed and run on Windows 64-bit.

Q13. Should I install Strater 32-bit or Strater 64-bit?
A.
If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, then you should install Strater 32-bit.

If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, we recommend installing the 64-bit version of Strater 5. Although Strater 32-bit is capable of installing and running on Windows 64-bit, the 32-bit version of Strater 5 does not take advantage of the increased 64-bit memory space.

Q14. What is the SDG file compatibility between different versions of Strater?
A.
Strater 5 can open SDG files from all previous versions of Strater. Strater 5 can only save SDG files in the Strater 5 format. Previous versions of Strater (i.e. Strater 3 or Strater 4) cannot open the Strater 5 SDG files.

Q15. I have a more technical question about the program, where can I find the answer?
A.
For more technical questions and answers, please visit our Knowledge Base.

Q16. What are the terms of the Golden Software End User License Agreement?
A. The full details of the End User License Agreement (EULA) may be found at http://www.goldensoftware.com/home/terms-of-use. The salient points of the EULA are as follows:

  • All Golden Software licenses are single user licenses, where a user is a person and not a machine.
  • Licenses may not be shared among multiple users.
  • Network installation is allowed, as long as a separate license is purchased for each individual user who will access the network install. For instance, if 4 different users plan to access the software, 4 individual licenses must be purchased.
  • Software may only be used on one computer at any time.
  • Software may be installed on multiple computers (i.e. home, office desktop, and field laptop), as long as only the licensed user accesses the software on any of the computers.
  • One (1) copy of the software and one (1) copy of the user documentation maybe be made for backup purposes only.
  • License may be transferred to another user by the registered user contacting the Golden Software sales department.
  • After a license is transferred to another user, the original user must uninstall the software from all machines they had it installed on. Any copies on original user’s hard-disk drive(s) or back-up media must also be destroyed.
  • After a license is upgraded to a newer version, the older software must be uninstalled. Any older version CDs, serial numbers, or backup copies on hard-disk drive(s) or back-up media must be destroyed within sixty (60) days of the upgrade.

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What's New

What's New in Strater 5?

Strater 5 takes well log, borehole and cross section plotting to a new level in ease of use. Strater users will experience major improvements in every aspect of functionality to increase log production speed and quality. The major additions and changes are highlighted in this section.






New raster logs

Import depth-registered raster logs, import unregistered raster logs and then depth-register them and pick layer tops, and create cross sections from raster logs. Strater 5 makes it easy to take your paper logs and use them with digital data to make informed decisions.


After importing an unregistered raster log from a TIF or other image file, easily depth-register it in a few
simple steps so it is properly depth-located relative to your other logs.

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User interface enhancements

Find commands more easily than ever with the new ribbon bar user-interface. Additionally, use the new Table Manager to simplify your project, navigate to properties more confidently with the redesigned Property Manager tabs, and use the new Welcome to Strater dialog to quickly and easily begin a new project or recall an existing one.


Quickly create and customize your borehole, map, and cross section views with the intuitive new ribbon
bar interface, the new welcome dialog, and the new/redesigned managers.

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Fill Style Editor and Manager

Strater 5 has added even more customization opportunity with the new Fill Style Editor and Fill Style Manager. Use the Fill Style Editor to create and save custom fill styles, and then view and manage predefined and custom fill styles in the Fill Style Manager.


Create multi-layered custom fill styles with the new Fill Style Editor, and then manage those custom fill
styles and the predefined fill styles in the Fill Style Manager.

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Line/Symbol log improvements

Strater 5 has added much functionality to line/symbol logs. You can now add new curves to existing line/symbol logs so that all overlain logs are moved and optionally scaled together, and you can link the scale bar line color to the log line color.


Add additional curves to existing line/symbol logs with a click of the mouse, and automatically set the
scale bar line color to the log line color to fully customize your line/symbol logs.

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Add well to cross section

Forgot to add a specific well to your cross section? Not sure what combinations of wells the client wants to see? No problem! Strater 5 allows for the addition of wells to pre-existing cross sections. Just edit your well selector line and then click the Recreate button for the cross section, or else create a new well selector line and choose it for your cross section.


Simply choose a new well selector to update your cross section with the new wells.

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Water Level

Display water level symbols on your logs without having to overlay post logs, and connect the water level symbols on cross section logs with a water level line to give the most accurate representation of the subsurface.


Any number of water level symbols from a depth table can be displayed on logs, and these symbols can
be connected with a customizable line on a cross section.

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Customize headers/footers by page

Display a larger header pane on the first page, and display certain header/footer information only on the first page, so you can include all the information you need on the first page, and then streamline subsequent pages to just include the basics.


Choose to show more detailed project information on just the first page in a larger header and then more
abbreviated scale bars/log titles on subsequent pages in a smaller header.

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Miscellaneous log improvements

Strater 5 has added many improvements to log types, including the ability to have much bigger tick marks for depth logs, so you can show a depth grid across your view, and the ability to repeat complex text log items that straddle a page break on both pages.


Increase the tick length for depth logs to create a depth grid across cross sections or borehole logs.

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Show only legend entries that are in-use

Have a large library of scheme for your company? No problem! Strater 5 allows you to omit unused items by checking a box, so only the scheme items present in your current view are displayed.


Update your legend with only relevant information with the click of a button.

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New and improved Text Editor with date/time format builder

Exercise more control over your data than ever with the new Text Editor. Use the new Date/Time Format Builder to create custom dates and times in the exact format you want, or choose from the list of predefined formats for your region now that Strater automatically recognizes your computer’s locale.


Click the Insert Date/Time button in the improved Text Editor to open the new Date/Time Format Builder
dialog, where you can mix and match predefined and custom dates and times.

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"End of log" line

Display a line at the end of your logs to indicate where the end of the hole was and separate out an area for additional notes.


Add an ‘end of log’ line to your cross section or borehole view to define where your hole ends.

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Keep cross section layer customization

Strater allows for the flexibility of reshaping cross section layers if the defaults don’t match your understanding of the subsurface, but certain actions cause the layers to be redrawn. Rather than being prompted each time the cross section will be redrawn, Strater 5 allows you to check one checkbox to always keep your customized cross section layers.


Completely customize your cross section layers and then, with one click keep the
customization through all other changes you make to the cross section.

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Improvements to cross sections from line logs

Strater 5 has added many improvements to cross sections from line logs that help you to get the exact output you need. These include the ability to show well traces as deviated, the ability to add linked scale bars to the logs, and the ability to draw layers horizontally across all logs.


Display line log cross sections with deviated boreholes and linked scale bars
to get a true picture of the subsurface.

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Linked text Hole ID filter

Have multiple boreholes in your borehole view? No problem! Strater now allows you to specify a Hole ID filter for applicable linked text items, so you don’t have to manually type what you’ve already entered into data tables.


Choose a Hole ID filter for linked text items to display linked text for multiple boreholes in one view.

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New and improved import/export formats

Take advantage of the newly available or enhanced import and export formats!

Import: Export:
  • Google Earth KML/KMZ
  • Zipped Shapefiles (e.g. SHP in TAR.GZ)
  • GPX GPS files
  • XML, LIC, and DRA registration files for raster logs
  • 56-bpp Landsat-based GeoTIFF
  • TIFF: Support for YCbCr color format
  • ECW/SID: Import without reducing resolution
  • ECW/SID: Import subset with default "Region selected for import" set to image extents
  • PDF: Increased DPI
  • MID: Open files in worksheet
  • Workaround to assign missing datum to TIFs with Popular Visualisation Sphere as the ellipsoid
  • TIF: Support for #383 flag indicating fourth channel is not alpha
  • GSI: Support raster and gradient fills
  • DAT/TXT: Added Locale options (Language and Date order) to Data Import Options dialog
  • Google Earth KML/KMZ
  • SVG Scalable Vector Graphic file
  • GeoJP2
  • JPEG2000 (JP2)
  • TIFF: Transparency support
  • PDF (Vector): Total transparency support
  • PDF (Vector): Compression option
  • PDF (Vector): Partial transparency support for image fill patterns
  • PDF (Raster): Page size option
  • GSI: Export symbol properties
  • GSI: Embed coordinate system
  • BLN: Add blanking flag option
  • DXF: Support rendered marker symbols
  • GSI: Support transparent curves/areas
  • Export cross section to Voxler: increased resolution
  • GSI: Improved alignment of multiple lines of text
  • EMF: reduction in output file size
  • SVG: reduction in output file size
  • Improved scaling of GDI+ stock patterns

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New and improved coordinate systems

Strater 5 has added the ability to search for a coordinate system by name or EPSG code in the Assign Coordinate System dialog. Additionally, it has added these new coordinate systems, projections, and datums:

  • SIRGAS-ROU98 / UTM zone 22S (EPSG 5383)
  • Sri Lanka grid systems
  • SVY21 coordinate system
  • NWS-84 datum
  • Europe UTM zone 29N using European 1950 - Port./Spain datum
  • Mount Eden Circuit 2000 projection
  • Sweref99 coordinate system
  • Posgar94 coordinate system for Argentina
  • More Australian grid coordinate systems
  • GCS Idaho Transverse Mercator
  • RGF93 / CC (zones 42-50) French coordinate system
  • French coordinate systems with one standard parallel (Lambert I-IV, France I-IV, Lambert Corse, Lambert Sud France, Lambert Centre France, Lambert Nord France, Nord De Guerre)
  • Jamaica National Grid
  • WGS84 Web Mercator (900913) and WGS84 Web Mercator (EPSG 3857)

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Additional Features

  • Save tab visibility to SDG file
  • Navigate to a specific page number
  • Bulk-edit shared properties for multiple objects at once
  • Import and save formatting in tables
  • Option to turn off case-sensitivity for schemes
  • Handles controlling log width now always in center of window
  • Rotate well header labels
  • Display well names at well bottoms or tops
  • Added Find/Find Next search bar to Well Selector Editor dialog

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Training Videos

Strater 5

Introduction

This video introduces Strater 5, explains some of the key features of Strater, and shows how easy it is to create a borehole log and a cross section in Strater.

Length: 4:31
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Strater 5 Introduction

User Interface

This video introduces the user interface in Strater 5, including the various windows and managers.

Length: 7:19
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Strater 5 User Interface

Log Types

This video introduces each of the 15 unique log types in Strater. For each log type we explain what it is, what it is typically used for, and what type of data is needed to create it. For information on creating the log, see the Strater 5 Creating Logs video below.

Length: 5:49
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Strater 5 Log Types

Creating Logs

This video demonstrates how to create various types of logs, both from scratch and from a project where the data is already loaded into tables.

Length: 3:40
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Strater 5 Creating Logs

Creating Cross Sections

This video demonstrates how to create all three cross section types, from an empty project, from a project with data, and from a well selector line.

Length: 6:57
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Strater 5 Creating Cross Sections

Loading Data

This training video addresses how to load data into Strater. It explains:

  1. How to create a new table and enter data manually.
  2. How to import data into existing tables.
  3. How to open a data file into a new table.
  4. How to open multiple data files into new tables with one command.
Length: 6:28
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Strater 5 Loading Data

Table Types

This video introduces the 8 internal data table types of Strater so you can make an informed decision about what type to load your data into.

Length: 2:48
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Strater 5 Table Types

 

Strater 4

Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Borehole, Map, Cross Section, and Data Table tabs
  3. Managers
  4. View Properties
Length: 9:27
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Strater 4 - Creating Cross Sections from Line/Symbol Logs

Creating Cross Sections from Line/Symbol Logs

  1. Introduction
  2. Creating the Cross Section
  3. Importing Layer Marks
  4. Adding New Layer Marks
  5. Editing Layer Marks
Length: 7:51
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Creating Cross Section from Line/Symbol Logs

Coordinate System Support

  1. Introduction
  2. Utilizing coordinate systems in the cross section view
  3. Setting coordinate systems in the map view
  4. Importing PDFs
  5. Changing the coordinate system in the map view
  6. Moving labels in the map view
Length: 7:35
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Coordinate System Support

Showing Deviation in the Map and Cross Section Views

  1. Introduction
  2. Showing deviation paths in the map view
  3. Creating a cross section and showing the logs as deviated
  4. Customizing your cross section
Length: 10:12
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Showing Deviation in the Map and Cross Section Views

Manual Layers in Cross Section

  1. Introduction
  2. Delete default layers
  3. Draw layers
  4. Edit layers
Length: 4:24
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Manual Layers in Cross Section

Template Walk-Through: Part 1, New Strater Project

  1. Introduction
  2. Saving the Template
  3. Importing Data
  4. Updating the Borehole View
Length: 7:58
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Template Walk-Through: Part 1, New Strater Project

Template Walk-Through Part 2 - Tables with Same Names

  1. Introduction
  2. Saving the Template
  3. Loading Your Template
  4. Updating the Borehole View
Length: 4:24
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Template Walk-Through Part 2 - Tables with Same Names

Template Walk-Through Part 3 - Tables with Different Names

  1. Introduction
  2. Saving the Template
  3. Loading Your Template
  4. Updating the Borehole View
Length: 5:06
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Template Walk-Through Part 3 - Tables with Different Names

The View-Only Template

  1. Introduction
  2. Saving a View-Only Template
  3. Using a Template with Same-Name Data Tables
  4. Using a Template with Differently-Named Data Tables
Length: 5:02
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The View-Only Template

Borehole View Customization

  1. Introduction
  2. Header/Footer
  3. Wrap Linked Text
  4. Arrange Tools
  5. Hang Boreholes on Mean Sea Level or Reference Layer
  6. Draw Unconformity
You can download the SDG file used during the presentation here.
Length: 8:24
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Borehole View Customization

Displaying Multiple Boreholes in a Borehole View

This video focuses on displaying multiple boreholes in a single borehole view. This is often done to display information about different boreholes side by side.

Length: 2:12
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Strater 4 Multiple Boreholes

Print Multiple Logs

This topic focuses on printing multiple logs in Strater 4. This feature is often desired if you want to print the same borehole view for multiple boreholes without individually switching the Hole ID Filter

Length: 1:21
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Strater 4 Print Multiple Logs

Add a Complex Text Log

This tech tip video focuses on adding a complex text log in Strater 4. Complex text logs are used to display text at specific depths or intervals. A common use is to display lithology descriptions, measurement notes, and general text involving interval data.

Length: 1:30
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Strater Tech Tip Complex Text

Voxler Compatibility Tools

  1. Introduction
  2. Export Cross Section
  3. Create WellRender
  4. Create VolRender
Length: 6:20
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Voxler Compatibility Tools

 

Strater 3

Introduction

This video is an introduction to Strater 3. The functions and main layout of the program are are covered in this video.

Length: 7:26
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Introduction Video - Strater 3

Creating and Editing Line/Symbol and Depth Logs

This video demonstrates how to create and edit Line/Symbol and Depth logs.

Length: 6:52
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Creating and Editing Line/Symbol and Depth Logs

Schemes

Schemes provide a mechanism for you to define various drawing properties, such as fill properties, that are matched to the database information. This video demonstrates how to create schemes in two different ways and customize them to fit your needs.

Length: 7:18
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Schemes

Zone and Lithology Logs

This video demonstrates how to create and edit a few options of Zone and Lithology Logs.

Length: 6:40
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Creating Zone and Lithology Logs

 

Webinar

Quick and easy file conversions

This webinar introduces Golden Software's new FREE online file converter: https://convert.goldensoftware.com/.

Topics covered include:

  1. How do I access the converter?
  2. What file types are supported?
  3. How do I convert files?
Length: 18:39
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Quick and easy file conversions

Frequently Asked Questions of Strater 4

  1. How can I use a raster log in Strater?
  2. How can I add logs to my cross section?
  3. How can I add a well construction log to my view?
Length: 40:26
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Frequently Asked Questions of Strater 4

Voxler Compatibility Webinar

  1. Export borehole and cross sections from Strater.
  2. Create surface layers using Surfer grids.
  3. Create 3D model with layers.
  4. Use Didger to obtain an aerial image.
Length: 27:56
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Voxler Compatibility

Which Program Do I Need

This webinar highlights the main features in the six Golden Software products and the types of data that each uses.

Length: 21:51
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What Program Do I need

Strater 4 Cross Section FAQs

  1. How do I create a cross section?
  2. How can I show my cross section logs at the proper elevation?
  3. How can I change the colors of my cross section layers and make the logs match?
  4. How can I customize my cross section view (legend, scale bar, well headers, etc.)?
  5. How can I display the ground surface on my cross section?
Length: 44:33
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Strater 4 Cross Section FAQs

Master the New Features of Strater 4

  1. Displaying deviation paths in the map view
  2. Displaying logs as deviated in the cross section
  3. Manually creating layers on a cross section
  4. Creating a cross section from line/symbol logs
  5. Setting and changing coordinate systems in the map view
Length: 37:53
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Strater Webinar

Frequently Asked Questions of Strater 3

  1. Can I plot elevation as well as depth, and if so where do I do it?
  2. How can I load a custom fill pattern?
  3. How can I create a Header and populate it with linked text objects?
  4. How can I hang my cross section on elevation?
  5. Can I overlay a log on a cross section?
  6. How do I save or use a template?
Length: 40:01
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Schemes

 

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