6.12.6 SHOTPlus™ Beta Release Notes





October, 2022

Version 6.12.6 of SHOTPlus™ Beta, first offered to users on Monday 10th October 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. Loading rules that are not based on the most up-to-date condition for a hole are now shown in bold and italics and tagged as '[Not updated]'.
  2. When holes are imported from BlastIQ™ without a Collar Elevation SHOTPlus™ will now:
    1. Clip holes to any existing, registered, bench surface; or
    2. If no registered bench surface is present, or the X Y coordinates of the hole fall outside the extent of the bench surface SHOTPlus™ will assign a Collar Elevation based on the average elevation of all holes in the plan; or
    3. If no registered bench surface is present, or the X Y coordinates of the hole fall outside the extent of the bench surface, and there are no existing collar coordinates in the plan a Collar Elevation of 0 will be assigned.
  3. When importing blasts from BlastIQ™ and the Hole Types and/or Material Types for existing holes do not match what is present in SHOTPlus™, users are now given the option to copy (or not copy) the Hole Types and/or Material types present in BlastIQ™.1
  4. Added the ability to view Design and Actual explosive decks as user defined colours in the SHOTPlus™ scene explorer.
    1. Option available from 'Edit' > 'Blast Properties' > 'Loading visualisation options'.2


    1. Changing Hole Type and/or Material Type will trigger a re-application of loading rules where 'Reapply rules automatically' is turned on.
    2. Deck colours can be based on BlastIQ™ Display Colours where a plan is linked to a BlastIQ™ site or user-defined custom display colours. Default display colours are pre-defined for certain products when using the 'custom display colours'. Where no BlastIQ™ colours or custom display colours is defined, products will displayed using legacy colours.


  1. Grade RL added as property in SHOTPlus™:
    1. When importing new blasts from BlastIQ™, SHOTPlus™ will assign the Grade RL based on the value specified by BlastIQ™.
    2. Grade RL can be imported into the SHOTPlus™ text importer.
    3. Grade RL can be imported via the SHOTPlus™ text exporter.
    4. Added Grade RL label to SHOTPlus™ hole diagrams.
    5. Added Grade RL as a column in the Hole Table.
  2. When a hole is 'Drill to length' drilling method, subdrill is now an editable property.
  3. Warning added when uploading a plan to BlastIQ™ where any holes are > 50 km from the defined site centre.
  4. Cursor snapping logic improved where two points, at different elevations, were aligned for the viewer.
  5. Improved logic for checking BlastIQ™ login token.
  6. Improved Extended Firing Data output to consider adjacent explosive decks.
  7. Improved reporting of BlastIQ™ login errors.
  8. Changed wording of sync button in BlastIQ™ Blast Report dialog to 'Import' to reflect the functionality.
  9. When creating a polyline or polygon for 3D points, SHOTPlus™ will not draw the polyline or polygon based on the order the 3D points were selected in.
  10. BlastIQ™ activations are now renewed in the background when users log in to BlastIQ™ within SHOTPlus™.
  11. Holes can now be selected from the Volume Overview tool.
  12. Renamed 'Show Collars Only' to 'Show Holes Only' in Analytics View.


  1. Not all measured decks were being represented in the Hole History in certain situations.
  2. SHOTPlus™ was sending 'Depth to Water' measurements greater than the length of the hole they were assigned to in certain situations.
  3. Water measurements in SHOTPlus™ were being deleted when importing from BlastIQ™ in certain situations.
  4. More than 12 items were being allowed to be added to the tie-in palette result in an unhandled exception.
  5. SHOTPlus™ was incorrectly blocking exports of plans where products defined in the loading rules were not matched to the BlastIQ™ site, but loading rules were not being exported.
  6. The menu option to set a Loading Factor for hole was not working.
  7. Manually edited holes had two different Updated Design charge weights in certain situations.
  8. Certain measurements, imported from BlastIQ™ during the creation of BlastIQ™ Blast Reports, were not being saved to the SHOTPlus™ file, resulting in a mismatch of results between the report and the SHOTPlus™ file.
  9. Reinstated 0 ms option in the Time Envelope calculation window.
  10. Loading View was not updating when importing from BlastIQ™ with the dialog open.
  11. Drill to Floor Surface were not updating when the floor surface was moved in certain situations.
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