SHOTPlus™ July 2018 Release Notes - v5.7.3

Release NotesSHOTPlus

Orica released SHOTPlus™ Version 5.7.3 on the 2nd July 2018

This release is available via the application's update mechanism, or the latest installer may be downloaded from the BlastIQ™ Help Centre. The new installer is available on the website from the 2nd July 2018. 

The release has a range of new features and improvements, including:

  • Loading data may now be synced with BlastIQ Mobile
  • When synching data with BlastIQ Mobile, a site will be pre-selected if the user only has access to a single site
  • The Edit Hole dialog will now only open to Actual Loading if the hole contains actual charging data. Previously this would be triggered if the hole contained any actual measurement, such as a dip depth
  • The Hole Table dialog now better conveys which fields contain inferred, null, and read-only values
  • Users now have the option for inferred measurements to display as either a ? or the value in italics (in the Hole Table dialog and loading charts)
  • Inferred values are now recalculated for a hole whenever the Empty Hole or Apply Loading Rules functions are used
  • Selecting one or more holes in the Hole Table dialog will now select those holes in the main window (This may be used in conjunction with the Hole Table dialog's pre-existing filter functionality to perform an advanced search operation)
  • The user must now confirm any Delete/Cut action that will remove a hole containing an actual measurement
  • The user must now confirm before exporting to a logger if any holes contain a detonator with an unspecified delay
  • The DXF Import will now group points by default
  • The Text Import now provides an option to group points
  • Logger naming in the Visibility Manager now has an improved format
  • The Visibility Manager now better handles being resized
  • Improved feedback for the Test Connection function. This function may now return one of the following:
    • The test succeeded
    • Could not connect to the server
    • The server is available, but returned an error

A reminder that in-application help documentation and release notes have been replaced with links to the BlastIQ™ Help Centre, where help articles can be found.

A comprehensive list of inclusions for this release can be found below.

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Release Notes – SHOTPlus™ Production – Version 5.7.3

New Feature

  •  [SP-263] -  Holes are selected in the main window when they are selected in the Hole Table dialog
  •  [SP-338] - Drag & drop now supported for the IKN file import
  •  [SP-344] - If only one site is enabled for use with BlastIQ Mobile then that site will be pre-selected in the import/export dialogs
  •  [SP-313] - Re-label import/export for Blastiq Mobile synch in the BlastIQ menu
  •  [SP-214] - Ask user to confirm before performing a Delete/Cut action that will remove a hole with any actual measurement
  •  [SP-369] - Add option to group points imported via the Text Importer
  •  [SP-373] - Specific Energy values and loading rules now included in DIPPlus export



  • [SP-128] - Improved error message content when total characters for holes types exceed the maximum allowed 16
  • [SP-17] - Improve auto-selection behaviour for blaster and logger when using EBS Lead-in tool
  • [SP-256] - Display name of the logger in Visibility Manager list rather than the current format
  • [SP-277] - Add a "Check All" checkbox to the Loggers section of the Visibility Manager
  • [SP-276] - Modify the UI to support an increase in the number of hole types and material types in a future version
  • [SP-279] - Enforce the 24 character limit on hole type names (both old and new)
  • [SP-285] - Rearrange some Visibility Manager controls to improve UX
  • [SP-291] - Improve logging during application start up to help debug issues
  • [SP-213] - Users now have the option for inferred measurements to display as either a ? or the value in italics (in the Hole Table dialog and loading charts)
  • [SP-304] - Add system info to session log at application start up to help the Support Team when diagnosing issues
  • [SP-309] - Improve UX of Edit Hole dialog by only pre-selecting Actual Loading if hole has actual charging data
  • [SP-319] - Improve server settings UI to make consistent throughout the application
  • [SP-321] - Provide more meaningful feedback from the Test Connection function
  • [SP-333] - Hole Table and Timing Envelope dialogs now refresh their displays after changing between Imperial and Metric units of measurement
  • [SP-335] - Printing and reporting functions now use the application's display name rather than internal name
  • [SP-324] - Modify Hole Table dialog grid to better communicate inferred, null, and read-only values
  • [SP-314] - DXF importer will now group points by default
  • [SP-342] - Ask user to confirm before exporting to a logger if any holes contain a detonator with an unspecified delay
  • [SP-360] - Prevent loading designs being exported to DIPPlus for holes containing one or more decks with a product type not supported by DIPPlus
  • [SP-365] - Recalculate inferred values whenever Empty Hole or Apply Loading Rules functions are used
  • [SP-367] - Copy Design To Actual function in the Hole Table dialog will no longer affect empty holes
  • [SP-354] - The Hole Table dialog no longer allows null/empty values to be set for numeric properties


Bug Fixes

Fixed issues with;

  • [SP-242] - Logger lead-in was incorrectly displaying the logger & Blastbox ID
  • [SP-243] - Exceptions View and Hole State legends do not support font size and black and white printing options
  • [SP-254] - Cord not displaying correctly in the tie legend
  • [SP-265] - Logger II logging paths were being incorrectly exported
  • [SP-266] - Error occurred when exporting all loggers when using multiple blasters
  • [SP-269] - Recovery file issue, where it would not display the SP file content correctly
  • [SP-270] - Holes created in the BlastIQ Mobile tablet without a diameter would not import
  • [SP-281] - Loading chart displays actual deck horizons as inferred if the depth of the hole is inferred
  • [SP-282] - Loading rules were not displayed in the edit hole dialog
  • [SP-283] - Column width in the standard reports would not accommodate abbreviations with 12 character length
  • [SP-286] - Logger II upload would cause and Object Reference Exception
  • [SP-299] - Dipped data once cleared from SP cannot be re-imported from the BlastIQ System
  • [SP-303] - Hole Type options in Visibility Manager not applying
  • [SP-316] - Unable to connect to licence server
  • [SP-320] - Unhandled exception on the Manage Product Keys dialog if the licensing server cannot be reached
  • [SP-011] - Ikon logging exceptions not displaying
  • [SP-255] - Logger ID not displayed on EBS Logging report after import from logger
  • [SP-302] - Extra hole with missing det gets misinterpreted in SP
  • [SP-327] - Imperial Weight not displaying correctly in time envelope
  • [SP-339] - After BlastIQ Mobile import, message was incorrectly showing no changes if only loading data changes were made
  • [SP-340] - Find Holes functions does not filter out holes that have been hidden by Visibility Manager settings
  • [SP-343] - Unable to enter an actual for an explosive deck at the top of the hole
  • [SP-332] - Unhandled exception in Hole Table dialog
  • [SP-346] - Error with Tie Legend (and drawing 3D view) when using MSC delay
  • [SP-358] - Detonator status of "Data Error" now correctly labelled after import from Logger II devices (Was previously labelled "Data Warning")
  • [SP-356] - Clear & Reset All function now correctly applies to affected holes

Legend: Not applicable to SHOTPlus Standard

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