CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – November 22, 2016 – ARANZ Geo Limited, developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog, has released Leapfrog Geo 4.0. This major release has a complete set of intuitive and highly visual tools and workflows to unlock the value of structural data for geologists and other decision-makers.
ARANZ Geo solutions harness information to extract value, bring meaning and reduce risk by turning complex data into geological understanding, providing timely insight and giving decision-makers confidence.
Leapfrog Geo 4.0’s intuitive and dynamic structural geology tools and workflows, make this important discipline accessible to all geologists. No longer just for specialists, vital structural data can now be cleaned, interpreted and incorporated into your models to influence and guide overall geometry, all within Leapfrog Geo.
ARANZ Geo’s General Manager Mining & Minerals, Nick Fogarty says, “Leapfrog Geo 4.0 is our most significant release to date. We’ve focused on helping users visualise and understand valuable structural data with a new workflow, which has an immediate impact on modelling and decision making.” “Geological projects often accumulate significant amounts of structural data that are not being effectively utilized”, says ARANZ Geo Product Director Tim Schurr.
“Many of the richest deposits occupy faults and fractures in structurally complex areas. Until now it has been a difficult process for geologists to apply their structural data, to interrogate it and easily use it when modelling. Leapfrog Geo 4.0 sets a new standard in geological modelling with structural data. Being able to put this data to work when modelling is a significant step forward”, he says.
A new, interactive Stereonet tool, is a major new feature in Leapfrog Geo 4.0. Selections and edits to the stereonet are automatically represented in the 3D scene to give a broader perspective and aid understanding. A new Form Interpolant tool automatically creates surfaces from structural measurements.
Schurr says, “As you’d expect with Leapfrog, the Stereonet tool is packed with visualisation options including contouring and colouring, so it is easy to identify relationships and see structures. The Form Interpolant is an impressive 3D solution, able to take all mapped and downhole structural data and show the structural deformation to highlight any folding or overturning.”
22 new features have been added or improved in Leapfrog Geo 4.0 making it a substantially advanced release. Local Leapfrog offices are on hand to demonstrate the new features and online videos and release notes are available to help bring users up to speed and ensure they can quickly benefit from the advancements.