6.12.1 SHOTPlus™ Release Notes





December, 2022

Version 6.12.1 of SHOTPlus™ Production, first offered to users on Monday 12th December, 2022.
A notification will appear on start-up in SHOTPlus™ Production 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 files.1
  6. Added 'Butt Check' tool.2
  7. Added 'Hole Type Label' field to SHOTPlus™ text exporter.
  8. 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]'.
  9. 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.
  10. 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™.3
  11. 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'.4
  12. Time Window calculation updated to include:
    1. Design - Charge weights and initiation times based on a hole's design state
    2. Updated Design (default) - Charge weights and initiation times based on a hole's updated design state.
    3. Actual and Design - Charge weights an initiation times based on Measured data where present, and Updated Design where not present.
    4. Actuals Only - Charge weights an initiation times based on Measured data only.
  13. When adjusting EBS intervals, intervals can now be adjusted at specific monitoring points.
  14. 'Custom' option added to Row View, allowing users to view selected holes as a row.
  15. BlastIQ™ Licences can now be activated from within SHOTPlus™.5
  16. 'Activate BlastIQ™ Licence' option added to the existing licence expiry warning.


    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™.
    3. Changing Hole Type and/or Material Type will trigger a re-application of loading rules where 'Reapply rules automatically' is turned on.
    4. 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.
    5. To activate a BlastIQ™ Licence from within SHOTPlus™, select 'Help' > 'Activate BlastIQ™ Licence' 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 where 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 the '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.
  19. 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 exported 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.
  20. When a hole is 'Drill to length' drilling method, subdrill is now an editable property.
  21. Warning added when uploading a plan to BlastIQ™ where any holes are > 50 km from the defined site centre.
  22. Cursor snapping logic improved where two points, at different elevations, were aligned for the viewer.
  23. Improved logic for checking BlastIQ™ login token.
  24. Improved 'Extended Firing Data' output to consider adjacent explosive decks.
  25. Improved reporting of BlastIQ™ login errors.
  26. Changed wording of sync button in BlastIQ™ Blast Report dialog to 'Import' to reflect the functionality.
  27. 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.
  28. BlastIQ™ activations are now renewed in the background when users log in to BlastIQ™ within SHOTPlus™.
  29. Holes can now be selected from the Volume Overview tool.
  30. Renamed 'Show Collars Only' to 'Show Holes Only' in Analytics View.
  31. Assume Wet
    1. 'Wet - Unknown' renamed 'Assume Wet'.1
    2. Holes marked as 'Assume Wet' are treated as wet holes for the application of Loading Rules.
    3. No water measurements will be exported to BlastIQ™ for holes marked as 'Assume Wet'
    4. Loading rules will not be applied in BlastIQ™ for holes marked as 'Assume Wet'.
    5. Holes marked as 'Assume Wet' will be protected from the automatic reapplication of rules in SHOTPlus™.2
    6. Where a hole marked as 'Assume Wet' receives a water measurement, the 'Assume Wet' tag will be cleared and the water measurement will be applied to the hole.
  32. SHOTPlus™ now maintains 'Depth to Water' where a hole has a water measurement and a new length measurement is received.3
  33. A backfill deck is now added to all holes beyond backfill tolerance.4
  34. Selection of holes enabled from within the Volume Overview window.
  35. 'Auto' surfaces removed from selectable layers.
  36. When importing measurements for holes with manually edited loading, users will now be prompted to reapply loading rules.
  37. Time Envelope now evaluated on the time displayed on the plan, rather than potential sub-millisecond timing.
  38. Back and Forward arrows in the hole table disabled where a single hole is selected.
  39. Bulk explosive display colours now displayed for Graphical Loading Rules.
  40. Selected holes will now been shown highlighted in the Row View at the bottom of the Hole Table.
  41. Text objects can now be moved using the 'Move Objects onto Surface' functionality.
  42. Vibration Monitor icon updated.
  43. Rendered surfaces in Heat Map mode can now be set to 0% transparency.
  44. Hole collars can now be visualised when clipped to rendered surfaces with 0% transparency.
  45. Surface connector icons updated where >6 ties are used.
  46. 'Loaded Not Measured' is now consumed from BlastIQ™.
    1. Displayed on hole diagrams, next to the deck horizon as a '?'
  47. Latitude and Longitude are now imported into SHOTPlus™ for WebGen™ imports.
  48. Where an initiation point has no booster, the 'Num' column now shows 0.


    1. 'Assume Wet' acts as a design property for holes.
    2. Holes tagged as 'Assume Wet' are treated as unsupported rules for BlastIQ™ users. Where new measurements are received for holes tagged as 'Assume Wet' users will be prompted to reapply loading rules.
    3. Where a hole receives a length measurement that is less than the Depth to Water, the depth to water of the hole will be cleared if no new water measurement is entered or received. 
    4. Based on the tolerances defined in SHOTPlus™ and a comparison between the 'Design' length and the 'Actual' or 'Drilled' length. To prevent backfill decks being added, disable the backfill tolerance for a specific hole type.


  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.
  14. Not all measured decks were being represented in the Hole History in certain situations.
  15. SHOTPlus™ was sending 'Depth to Water' measurements greater than the length of the hole they were assigned to in certain situations.
  16. Water measurements in SHOTPlus™ were being deleted when importing from BlastIQ™ in certain situations.
  17. More than 12 items were being allowed to be added to the tie-in palette result in an unhandled exception.
  18. 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.
  19. The menu option to set a Loading Factor for hole was not working.
  20. Manually edited holes had two different Updated Design charge weights in certain situations.
  21. 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.
  22. Reinstated 0 ms option in the Time Envelope calculation window.
  23. Loading View was not updating when importing from BlastIQ™ with the dialog open.
  24. Drill to Floor Surface were not updating when the floor surface was moved in certain situations.
  25. Tie legend text was not visible when using SHOTPlus™ with a black background.
  26. Creating a hole with 'Drill to Length' drilling method was resulting in holes with a Grade RL above the Collar RL in certain circumstances.
  27. The Sub-drill specified in Default Design Data was not being assigned to holes imported via the text importer with incomplete design information.
  28. Clearing the actual collar and toe was not resetting collar positions where drill data was present.
  29. Certain warning messages were being shown twice when exporting to BlastIQ™.
  30. Blast volume was not indicated in the Volume Overview tool when opened.
  31. Bench Height was being incorrectly calculated for holes in certain situations.
  32. An error was incorrectly given when importing temperature data in the text importer with blank cells present.
  33. An error was incorrectly given when marking a hole as Not Drilled via the text importer.
  34. Editing the 'Drill To' method for multiple holes could result in incorrect design parameters in certain situations.
  35. Recording a temperature for a hole was not updating the hole from Design mode to Updated Design mode.
  36. Charging conditions based on a water level of less than or equal to 0 were not applying correctly.
  37. Vibration Monitors icons were being hidden by rendered surfaces with 0% transparency.
  38. The surface manager was not taking all selected points into account where creating registered surfaces.
  39. Rows were not showing in Row View when a baseline was not present.
  40. Backfill decks were not being applied correctly in certain situations.
  41. Extra holes, recorded in the field, included WebGen™ imports were not being positioned in the SHOTPlus™ plan correctly.
  42. EBS Flags were not being applied correctly to WebGen™ imports.
  43. Initiation times for WebGen™ blasts were being rounded incorrectly.
  44. Quantities by Hole Type summary was not showing IE/HE quantities.
  45. When importing data from Quarryman Pro face points were being incorrectly imported as polylines.
  46. Wet sides measurement of 0.1 m was not applying wet sides rules.
  47. Importing and IKN file was positioning initiators at the incorrect depth.
  48. DXF files were being imported with the incorrect layer colour referenced.
  49. Wet sides conditions were not being recognised where Graphical Charging Rules were used.
  50. Manually editing a loading design for a hole was not updating the Updated Design in all locations resulting in a mismatch in quantities.
  51. Hidden layers were not appearing in 'Layer' drop down boxes.
  52. Row View was not formatted correctly where longer rows were present.
  53. Exclusion Zone Tool Surface and Polygon outputs did not match when using Constant Radius and clipping to a Topographical Surface.
  54. Design Drill collars were obscuring Actual Drill collars where both were present.
  55. 'Zone of Influence' view in Analytics View was not reflecting 'Actual' collar locations.
  56. Layer list in 'Butt Check' tool was not updating with new layers.
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