6.12.3 SHOTPlus™ Beta Release Notes





September, 2022

Version 6.12.3 of SHOTPlus™ Beta, first offered to users on Wednesday 7th September 2022.
A notification will appear on start-up in SHOTPlus™ Beta once the update is available.
For further information on updating the SHOTPlus™, please contact the BlastIQ™ Support Team via support.blastiq.com.


  1. BlastIQ™ Import Behaviour:
    1. SHOTPlus™ now applies backfill and re-drill tolerances to holes without specific loading rules.
    2. SHOTPlus™ now maintains manually edited loading when importing from BlastIQ™.
    3. SHOTPlus™ no longer copies the adjusted design for existing holes in a plan from BlastIQ™, adjusted design in SHOTPlus™ is based on imported measurements, loading rule application, and current loading structure.
    4. When importing new holes (any hole that does not exist in the current SHOTPlus™ plan) SHOTPlus™ will import the adjusted charging and initiation design from BlastIQ™ and mark the holes as manually edited.
    5. SHOTPlus™ now stores an internal flag for holes loaded with loading rules unsupported by BlastIQ™.
    6. Where loading rules are reapplied automatically, SHOTPlus™ will now ensure that empty holes have a loading design, prior to measurements being assigned to a hole, loading rules being reapplied and an updated loading design being generated.
  2. After updating, SHOTPlus™ will now include an update message on the 'Welcome' dialog with a link to the BlastIQ™ release notes page.
  3. Link to SHOTPlus™ release notes page included in the SHOTPlus™ About dialog.
  4. Added the ability to add multiple different tabs, with different settings, to the Time Envelope tool.
  5. Added the ability to import GeoTiff files1.
  6. Added 'Butt Check' tool2.
  7. Added 'Hole Type Label' field to SHOTPlus™ text exporter.
  8. SHOTPlus™ Beta Licences will no longer auto-authenticate for Orica users.


    1. To import GeoTiff files select 'File' > 'Import' > 'Georeferenced Image' from the main toolbar in SHOTPlus™.
    2. To activate the 'Butt Check' tool select 'Tool' > 'Holes' 'Butt Check' from the main toolbar in SHOTPlus™.


  1. Added horizon adjustment option for non-variable decks to the 'Edit Explosive Deck' dialog.
  2. When adjusting deck lengths via the Hole Table Loading Diagram, the adjustment indicator is now extended to the left of the screen.
  3. Initiation products recorded in BlastIQ™ are now itemised in the 'Parameters Changes' tab within the 'Hole History' dialog.
  4. Initiation products recorded in BlastIQ™ now show in SHOTPlus™ Hole Table loading diagrams.
  5. Added customisable display options for the SHOTPlus™ Summary Block.
  6. BlastIQ™ Blast Report will now print all tabs defined in the Time Envelope tool.
  7. When merging two SHOTPlus™ files, blasthole relabelling will only apply to holes with duplicate hole IDs that are being added to the existing plan.
  8. Added warning for users when completing a vibration prediction for blasts were explosive decks are not firing.
  9. Aligned naming of OBJ imports.
  10. Added manual transform capability to OBJ imports.
  11. Added 'Re-drill of' to Quantities tab.
  12. Standard resolution is now the default option when generating an exclusion zone surface in the Exclusion Zone Calculator.
  13. Safety Factor disabled in the Exclusion Zone Calculator when generating an exclusion zone based on a constant radius.
  14. Page orientation now only impacts map pages in the BlastIQ™ Blast Report.
  15. The following objects will now be printed where visible:
    1. OBJ photogrammetry surfaces.
    2. Image overlays.
  16. EBS adjust intervals tool now allows users to select adjustment methodology.
  17. SHOTPlus™ will now validate that 'depth to water' measurements prior to BlastIQ™ Export and inform user of inconsistencies. 
  18. The following quantities tabs can now be included in the BlastIQ™ Blast Report:
    1. Quantities by Hole Type.
    2. Bulk Explosive Quantities.
    3. Packaged Explosive Quantities.
    4. Inert Product Quantities.
    5. Initiating Explosive Quantities.
    6. WebGen™ Quantities.
    7. Accessories.


  1. OBJ imports were failing where the decimal delimiter in the OBJ file did not match the decimal delimiter defined in the local regional settings.
  2. Null depths were being reported as 0.0 m in Hole History dialog.
  3. Manual Entries calculation within the Exclusion Zone Calculator was not working for empty blastholes.
  4. Clearing a loading design from a blasthole loaded with detonating cord tracing was not clearing the detonating cord from the hole's loading design.
  5. When importing into SHOTPlus™ via the text importer, and null values were provided for Hole Type or Material Type, holes were not assigned value per the default values dialog.
  6. Profile Loading Alternatives were not being applied correctly due to an internal rounding error.
  7. Deleted Blast Tags and Blast KPIs were being included in BlastIQ™ Blast Reports generated in SHOTPlus™.
  8. Monitoring point inputs were being displayed in metric units when Program settings were set to display imperial units.
  9. Profile Loading Alternative minimum deck lengths were not being adhered to in certain situations.
  10. Rounding error in Graphical Charging rules was causing decks 0 length decks to be displayed as 0.1 m.
  11. Fired blasts filter not working correctly when using the 'Move Holes Between BlastIQ Plans' tool in SHOTPlus™.
  12. Exclusion zone outputs were not working as expected when clipping to topography surfaces.
  13. Points imported via OBJ were being incorrectly offset from their defined location.
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