6.20.2 SHOTPlus™ Beta Release Notes





June, 2024

Version 6.20.2 of SHOTPlus™ Beta first offered to users on Monday 8th July 2024.
A notification will appear on start-up in SHOTPlus™ Beta once the update is available.
For further information on updating SHOTPlus™, please contact the BlastIQ™ Support Team via support.blastiq.com.





Product Database Migration

This update will include changes affecting backwards compatibility.

SHOTPlus™ is being migrated to the BlastIQ™ product database, where products will be managed at a site level through the BlastIQ™ admin portal. The existing infrastructure, which supported a global region-level product list, is being retired by the end of 2024.

What does this mean for all users:

  • Users will be required to log in to BlastIQ™ to select their site and load their product list.
  • During the migration period, SHOTPlus™ will prompt users to resolve product conflicts where they will select supported products to replace unsupported products.
  • There have been some changes to the user interface to facilitate these changes.

Due to the above compatibility issues it is recommended that updates of SHOTPlus™ are completed for all users, as soon as possible.

Detailed information of these changes can be found in these Knowledge Base Articles: 


  1. Unsupported product names will be highlighted with a light red background and have a red cross icon.1
  2. Users must log in to BlastIQ™ to retrieve a product list.
  3. Users can locally cache a BlastIQ™ product list for use in an offline environment2.
  4. New blank files will contain only inert products (air, stemming and backfill) until a site has been set.3
  5. Users have access to a tool to resolve product conflicts within SHOTPlus™.4


    1. This will be present in a number of locations such as the hole table, loading visualisations, hole dialog boxes.
    2. To be able to access the cached list in an offline environment, users must log in to BlastIQ™ at least once prior. For more information, please refer to the "Instructions: Offline method" in this article.
    3. Users will be able to layout drill holes and create loading rules with these products. For more information on how to add BlastIQ™ products to a new file, please refer to this article.
    4. For more information about unsupported products and the product swap tool, please refer to this article.


  1. Loading visualisation colours will default to BlastIQ™ display colours.1


    1. Users can toggle between BlastIQ™ colours or a custom colour palette for loading visualisations in the "Loading visualisation options" menu in "Blast Properties".


  1. The "Read fresh data from database" in Tools > Products has been removed.
  2. "Load scheme" and "Save scheme" have been removed from the product list dialog box. 
  3. SHOTPlus™ display colours for loading visualisations have been deprecated. 1
  4. The "Extras" resource category has been deprecated.


    1. Users can select from BlastIQ™ colours or create a custom colour palette for loading visualisations
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