6.13.2 SHOTPlus™ Beta Release Notes





February, 2023

Version 6.13.2 of SHOTPlus™ Beta, first offered to users on Monday 13th February 2023.
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. Add the ability to submit AVM™ predictions for Vibration and Airblast based on the following loading states1:
    1. Design - Prediction based on design charging and initiation information.
    2. Updated Design - Prediction based on Updated Design charging and initiation information where present.2
    3. Actual and Design - Prediction based on Actual charging and initiation information.3,4
  2. Filter and search option 'Incomplete Actuals' has been added to allow users to search for holes that do not have the required information to be submitted as an 'Actual'.
  3. Added menu option to clear profile logging from multiple holes.5


    1. Loading state is selecting via a dialog when submitting a blast for prediction.
    2. Where a hole submitted does not have an Updated Design, the design will be used instead.
    3. Where a hole summitted does not have the required 'Actual' information the Updated Design (first preference) or Design (second preference) will be used.
    4. The 'Actual' information required to submit an AVM™ job based on actuals is:
      1. Actual Charge Weight for all recorded decks in a hole;
      2. Surface initiation; and
      3. Actual Initiation Time for all recorded decks in a hole. Actual initiation times can be sourced from BlastIQ™ for pyrotechnic initiators, or i-kon™ Loggers for i-kon™ initiators.
    5. ToolsHolesClear Profile Logging.


  1. Time Envelope View was not scaling correctly when initiation times were adjusted with Time Window open.
  2. AVM™ Modelling domain needed to be selected after each import from BlastIQ™.
  3. Renaming a hole in SHOTPlus™ using the hole renaming tool was not renaming the hole correctly in BlastIQ™.
  4. The loading tool was incorrectly applying a loading design to holes marked as 'Not Drilled' in certain situations.
  5. Actual decks recorded in BlastIQ™ were being displayed incorrectly in certain circumstances.
  6. An unhandled exception was occurring when viewing 'Actual' charge information where holes had a recorded booster only.
  7. Inputting a delay for a surface EBS connection, when SHOTPlus™ was displaying imperial units, was resulting in the incorrect time being added.
  8. Unhandled exception was occurring when exporting a profile log and an exported profile log file was already open.
  9. Generating a custom report from the Profile Wizard was causing an unhandled exception.
  10. Profile Logging Tool was incorrectly showing erroneous data points.
  11. Negative profile values were not being shown in the Profile Logging Tool.
  12. Generating a surface with 'Include in Surface' option selected was generating an unhandled exception in certain circumstances.
  13. Importing logged detonators from an i-kon™ logger was not correctly populating the 'Actual' loading for a hole.


SHOTPlus™ has recently undergone a refactor of it’s blasthole data structure. This work was undertaken to improve integration between SHOTPlus™ and BlastIQ™ and better align the information presented to users when comparing blast design information and blast outcomes within the BlastIQ™ ecosystem.

As a part of the refactor a number of changes have been made to clarify and standardise terminology used when importing and exporting data into and out of SHOTPlus™ via text file or from BlastIQ™. These changes include:

  • Removal of ‘Actual’ terminology - ‘Actual’ was previously a mixed terminology used to define data that was sourced from a drill e.g. ‘Actual Collar X’, or was captured through a field measurement e.g. ‘Actual Length'.
  • Standardisation of ‘Drilled’ - All data that has been recorded by a drilling system will now be defined as ‘Drill Data’, e.g. Drilled Length, Drilled Diameter, and Drilled Coordinates. Data imported into SHOTPlus™, via text import as Drill Data, will be exported to BlastIQ™ as having been recorded by a drilling system.
  • Standardisation of ‘Measurements' - All data that has been recorded by a physical measurement will now be defined as ‘Measured’, e.g. Measured Length, and Measured Diameter. Data imported into SHOTPlus™ via text import as a Measurement will be exported to BlastIQ™ as having been recorded by a field device.
  • Introduction of ‘Surveyed Collar’ - Surveyed collar has been added to the text importer for users who wish to import collar coordinates recorded by a GNSS device, but do not wish to have this data tagged as ‘Drilled’. This data does not integrate with BlastIQ™.
  • Introduction of Adjusted Design Length - Where users are importing Drilled or Surveyed Collars, the Adjusted Design Length is the updated length required to reach the target toe position from the new collar position.

Due to the above changes compatibility of files generated or saved in newer versions of SHOTPlus™ may be impacted. What does this mean for you: Existing files, saved in previous versions of SHOTPlus™, will still open in newer versions of SHOTPlus™. Existing files, saved in the newer versions of SHOTPlus™, will no longer be compatible with older versions of SHOTPlus™.

Existing Text Import and Text Export Templates using superseded terminology for data fields will link to data fields with new terminology on first use. Due to the above compatibility issues it is recommended that updates of for SHOTPlus are completed ASAP for all users. The above changes will take affect in the following versions of SHOTPlus™:

  1. SHOTPlus™ Beta version 6.14.1
  2. SHOTPlus™ Production version 6.14.1
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